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Re: Next silly Q, ktorrent this time.



On Monday 01 December 2008, g wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Sunday 30 November 2008, g wrote:
>>> Gene Heskett wrote:
>>>> I did the sha1sum on the burnt disk, it was good, but the dvd doesn't
>>>> autoboot in the machine I was going to put it on.  Ubuntu's Hardy Heron
>>>> cd does, in the same dvd reader. I haven't tried it here to see if it
>>>> will autoboot though, and should.
>>>
>>> if sha1sum check is good, it should boot.
>>>
>>> if box it will not boot in has old bios, then dvd may not be recognized,
>>> while a cd is.
>>
>> I just tried it with several other mixed dvd's and cd's that were
>> supposedly bootable, and they all did, except the F10 dvd.
>
>just as a 'try something' and see where problem may be, run;
>  'dd if=/dev/sr0 of=bootsec-00.hex bs=512 count=1' [incrementing '-00']
>on dvd's and run 'diff' to see what may have changed.
>
>
>  I just burnt another, same
>
>> brand of media as the Fu9 I have installed on it, and from the same
>> spindle of HP dvd-r disks, just for grins.  And it won't boot in that
>> drive either. The bios does look at the disk, it just doesn't like what it
>> sees I guess.
>>
>>> when box boots, press <scroll lock> to hold bios notice and write it
>>> down. check mainboard site for bios upgrade.
>>
>> This bios ignores that, I had a hell of a time catching it and memorizing
>> it.
>>
>>
>> Phoenix Bios 6.0.D.  The box is old, 1Ghz athlon.
>
>then a bios update may be in order.
>
>>>> Down with a cold, I haven't really felt like doing a whole lot.
>>>
>>> take 2 aspirin, 2 sudafed, and a pint of bourbon. may not help rid your
>>> cold, but your nose will not be running and you really will not mind.
>>
>> I learned decades ago, that when I mix alcohol with a cold, its an instant
>> strept throat & 2 weeks on Erythromycin 500's, 3x/day.
>
>strep is no pleasure. that being case, how about gin, vodka, or rum? <bwg>
>
>i learned a pint of bourbon and a bunch of covers to sweat out a fever in
> late 1960 while station in denver. worked real great. tried on a cold, did
> not help, but like i said, did not care.
>
>> Naw, just a place for all her media, a 42" tv, the tuner/amp, dvd player
>> and somewhere along the line a decent turntable so I can rip about 300
>> pounds of 12" lp's accumulated over a 34 year period of teaching primary
>> school kids something about music.  8 drawers in the bottom of it, 2 big
>> enough for lp's on edge. I don't think they will hold them all either,
>> but...
>>
>>>> but my shop has very little heat and the current temp is about 2C.
>>>> Being diabetic, that equals some darned cold feet. :(
>>>
>>> lay cardboard on floor where working.
>>
>> Don't have any that big, but I have noted that a layer of wood chips from
>> the planer or jointer sure help.
>
>ok. a cabinet maker / wood craftsman. most i have known have been like you.
>always building something new and never time to clean floor. why waste time
>cleaning up when it will just get covered again. :o)
>
>> <http://gene.homelinux.net:85/Gene/Genes-Web-pages.html>
>
>you must be too busy working in shop to notice termites got to you home
> page.
>
>i just built a 12' x 16' yard barn with loft. wish i had shot progress pics,
>but i did shoot a bunch after. not on any home page yet, but do plan to.
>
>code inspectors that came out for checks, told me it was well built and that
>i did have a lot of 'over kill'. even said loft, with 2" x 10" x 12' on 12"
>centers and double studs every 4', was strong enough to hold a car. problem
>is i do not have a drive up ramp to check it out. [yet]
>
>> Humm, I think I've wandered off topic again, blame it on a senior moment
>> or whatever.
>
>i am 68 and looking forward to 'senior moments'.
>
Another silly Q?  I have the bios files in the form of .exe's.  Do I write 
them to a mounted floppy, or dd them to the unmounted floppy?  Obviously I 
haven't done that for a while. :)


-- 
Cheers, Gene
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
Save yourself!  Reboot in 5 seconds!


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