Sunday, April 13, 2008
Another Computer up and running
I worked on a computer due to a lightning strike for a neighbor and they ended up getting a new one because this one didn't work ( several parts fried ) and insurance paid for the new one. After working on it here for two days and about 15hrs I was able to get it up and running again with the Ubuntu Linux OS installed. I downloaded Freedos and formatted and ran Chkdsk on the hard drive and then after several tries was able to get Linux installed. I had to replace some things inside but I had the parts here. You can see my setup in the picture.
The new ( old ) computer is a Dell Dimension 9100. All three of our computers are connected to the internet now through my Linksys router.
This is what it has:
*Pentium 4 3GHz with 2 MB Cache and Hyperthreading Technology Chipset Intel 945P
*375 W Power Supply
*3-V CR2032 lithium coin cell Battery
*1 Gig DDR2 SDRAM 2 DIMMS 667-MHz.
*160 Gig 7200rpm SATA 16MB Cache Hard Drive
*3 1/4 Floppy Drive
*256meg PIC Express NVIDIA Video Card with TV Out
*Sound Blaster Live 24-bit Advanced Audio Sound Card
*Dell USB Keyboard
*Dell USB Optical Mouse
*56K PIC Data Fax Modem
*7 USB 2.0 Ports ( two front-panel and five back-panel USB 2.0-compliant connectors )
*Running the Ubuntu Linux Operating System