[buug] $99 LCD screen
Wed Mar 15 10:47:50 PST 2000
On Wed, Mar 15, 2000 at 12:40:21PM -0600, Tom DeSot wrote:
> I called a store here in San Antonio and they are all out also. They will
> special order them for you but you are looking at 2-3 weeks for delivery.
> Guess it just depends upon how bad you want it.
> I'd be interested in hearing how much effort it took to get the HD on it and
> up and running once someone does it.
Well, I'll tell you once mine comes in :)
Here's the scoop on what you have to do. The device has an IDE port on the
motherboard. The problem is, it's upside-down. So you have to make an IDE
cable with every other pin switched. That means flipping 22 pairs of wires
and putting on an IDC connector.
Then all you have to do is fabricate a mounting bracket (sheet aluminum seems
to work well for this), and install.
Since the device has no floppy drive, you have to install the OS on the hard
drive using another computer. If you don't have a laptop with an IDE interface
handy, you can get a laptop IDE -> Normal IDE adapter for this purpose (they
are pretty cheap apparently).
The device has a USB port as well, so I'm planning on getting a USB->10BT
ethernet adapter (most all of them are supported under NetBSD) so I can
hook it up to my network.
I'll definately let you guys know; I'll probably even bring mine to a
meeting when it's setup.
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