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Re: SCSI & style of life

To: linux-mips@fnet.fr
Subject: Re: SCSI & style of life
From: Systemkennung Linux <linux@mailhost.uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 1995 16:22:52 +0100 (MET)
In-reply-to: <199511230805.JAA08032@newton.soft-n-hard.de> from "Andreas Busse" at Nov 23, 95 09:05:06 am
Hi,

>  > Seems none of them uses Scotty's old root disk ...
>  > 
> 
> (for the newcomers: scotty is Waldorf's old and sloooow
> i486/33 mailhost...)
> 
> Nope. Although it's still built in. Sometimes I mount it when I 
> need some strange tools. This disk is full of workarounds :-)
> Thanks to CDC/Seagate to make such reliable disks. Full size,
> 330 Megs, loud as a jet, hot enough to bake eggs and slow as a
> dog... But unlimited retries -- guaranteed hangs your system!

But there is a reliable fix for that disk - just knock on it with
you fist.  Don't knock to hard or you'll hear the sound of a
real headcrash.  Though the disk still lives ...

   Ralf

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