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11/23/05

  08:03:11 am, by The Dreamer   , 109 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, Hardware, Computer, Networking

The Mondo 'Box' Recovery

Link: http://www.mikenjane.net/~mike/

Well, looks like 3rd time is the charm.

While, this one gave a lot of spew that made me worry that it also wasn't going to work. It is currently running a 'compare', which is a good sign. The previous two times, "mondorestore" wouldn't run at all.

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11/22/05

  07:04:37 pm, by The Dreamer   , 128 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, Hardware, Computer, Networking

'Box' Recovery Update

Well, the restore completed and everything seemed to be running fine.

As my final recovery operation, I wanted to make a working mondorestore CD set for this machine.

Turns out the version I had installed are the mondo/mindi RPMs from the SuSE 9.3 install CD. Which others have noted as not working, but no updates from Novell for them.

So, I went to the mondorescue site, and then remembered that the latest version of SuSE that there is an RPM for is SuSE 9.1. Which I was pretty sure didn't work, but I installed the latest stable version and tried it anyways.

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  09:11:48 am, by The Dreamer   , 742 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, Hardware, Computer, Networking

'Box' Recovery in Progress

I managed to get 'box' up sufficient to run a backup....at least I thought I was running a backup :lalala:

There were some files lost during the repair of the filesystem, but none of them seemed critical for what I use the machine for....well, at least to the extent of the important uses of the machine (most of the damage affected its ability to do X and KDE).

At 11pm last night, the backup still had about 2 hours to go...so I went to bed :zz:

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11/21/05

  03:51:37 pm, by The Dreamer   , 186 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, Hardware, Networking

Maybe it is Mondays that are conspiring against me :..(

Because....almost exactly a week after the last harddrive died....another harddrive has failed.

This time the harddrive in my Linux internal router. >:XX

Immediate impact is that IVS transfers for ReplayTVs is halted....and gradually other parts of my home network will collapse around it.

The machine is a really old PC that I scrounged together...it was running off of a 40GB harddrive from an old ReplayTV.....not sure how I'll resurrect it. Hopefully I can get the old drive up enough to back it up, and then see about what to restore to. Probably one of the other old 40GB drives from my ReplayTVs.

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11/19/05

  04:17:46 pm, by The Dreamer   , 428 words  
Categories: Networking, WiFi

broadband = News = More on WRT54GS Success (Now with 70% more failure!) - Users note new version not open-source, less powerful, and buggy

Link: http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/69522

After reading this article on Broadbandreports.com, I was started to worry that maybe I had put off buying a(nother) WRT54GS.

The intent was to get one to play with Talisman (without risking my working Alchemey setup). Though there is also the idea of having a backup or complicating my network by having two broadband connections.

Today, I was intending to do some shopping of a specific nature....along the way I stopped off at Best Buy and saw that they only have the new CGN6 version (v4)....I had heard wasn't as good as my current v1.1 router (less memory). BestBuy did have a $30 rebate offer...which would've made it a good deal if they had older units. As I continued my trek to the intended store, I decided to pop into OfficeMax to see what they had.

Well, OfficeMax also only has CGN6 routers. So, I continued on to the intended store and looked at the item I was thinking of buying.

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11/10/05

  07:02:40 am, by The Dreamer   , 579 words  
Categories: Hardware, WiFi

The Next Gumby Operation

Well, last night I started on the next operation. :wave:

To replace the questionable F drive with a new disk. The old drive is an OEM Seagate 250GB and the new drive is a Retail Kit Seagate 300GB. I figured with all the success I had been having with Acronis Migrate Easy 7, that I would use it again for this operation.

First I took the time to slowly format the new disk, as a check to see that it would work. The last time I had taken the effort, I discovered the bad counterfeit Maxtors. While I was quite certain that this wasn't going to be an issue, there's always the DOA or early death issues.

Plus, also perhaps by coincidence, the one time I skipped doing the complete (slow) format....the drive experienced an early death (<3 months). &#58;&#35;&#35;

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10/12/05

  10:09:02 am, by The Dreamer   , 145 words  
Categories: WiFi, PDA

Palm TX handheld

Link: http://www.palm.com/us/products/handhelds/tx/?creativeID=HmPg_BB|tx_buynow_20051011

Darn...looks like Palm finally did it.

For the longest time (ever), I've been making use of just a Palm Tungsten T. Because there hasn't been a compeling enough reason to leap to other models.

Namely, the lack of compeling new features to satisfy my desires. And, features that I actually want or will use.

Looks like the TX will finally be that model. WiFi is pretty much the only thing I'm missing in my Tungsten T. Though more memory would also be helpful. There is also a price factor, especially if upgrading will require me to buy all new accessories....

But, this looks like the model that'll get me to make the plunge.

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09/18/05

  01:29:54 pm, by The Dreamer   , 687 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, Hardware, Computer, Networking, BOINC

I've decided....

....that the next time I need to do work on 'box', that I'll get a new machine to replace it.

Even though all I need is a lowly PC to run Linux to serve DNS, DHCP, NTP, SSH and be a router and as bonus do ivs-status-sniff and BOINC for me.

The DNS/DHCP/NTP are core services to my home network (and since all my IVS traffic goes through it, that's also of fair importance).

As you might recall, when I experienced a boot failure on the old machine (a desktop GX100), I rushed over to eBay and bought a SFF GX110. Figuring it would be a minimal change, so migrating the Linux system would be minimal (the kind where I just transplant the drive and it works...I've done these before at work). And, it was cheap. Though it came with no HD or memory, though neither big points. Since I was planning to transplant the HD and I already had some DIMMs from a different GX110.

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03/18/05

  01:29:39 pm, by The Dreamer   , 223 words  
Categories: iPod, WiFi

The Digital Hotspotter

Link: http://www.canarywireless.com/

Well, I was waiting for the arrival of my iPod Shuffle. But, UPS showed up with two packages in hand.

The other item was The Digital Hotspotter. I had ordered this last month, but it was delayed. And, now it is here. Didn't get any advanced notice that it was coming, so it was a bit of a surprise.

Kind of boring playing with it in my apartment, since it basically found most of the APs that I already know about....the ones that have me crowded onto channels 9 and 3....

Wonder what I'll find when I'm at work.... &#59;&#68;

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03/06/05

  11:05:53 pm, by The Dreamer   , 12 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, Networking

Wonder how many shows went today....

PRTG 24hrs - 2005-03-06 23:08:22

Hmmm, looks like 3 shows were received from me by IVS today.... &#58;&#80;

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