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July 7th, 2009
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Just found the old Celeron machine, unlike most machines I've ever looked inside, has only a single disk drive plug on the IDE cable and doesn't have a spare power line for a second hard drive either.
So I won't be mounting the drive from the machine that caught fire in that as a slave, then.
Which leaves two choices for recovering the data: put it in the Celeron as master, don't want to copy the Windows folder off anyway so that /could/ work; or find somebody who /can/ mount it as a slave.
Hmmmmmm.

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From:nalsa
Date:July 7th, 2009 11:10 am (UTC)
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IDE to USB adapter?
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From:oldbloke
Date:July 7th, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC)
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If I had one...
What do they cost, from where?
For I have discovered that it won't boot when put into the Celeron as master, though I can see it fne when booting from the UBCD, but I don't have a UBCD with USB support for the subsequent copy to our BFO USB HD.
I do have an Ubuntu CD though...
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From:oldbloke
Date:July 7th, 2009 12:45 pm (UTC)
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So how do I get Ubuntu - or the UBCD - to recognise my USB HD then, guys?

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From:oldbloke
Date:July 7th, 2009 01:56 pm (UTC)
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There are a couple of items, one of which may be it, which it says it cannot mount. It doesn't say /why/ though.
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From:oldbloke
Date:July 7th, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
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I clicked a button marked Mount, and I can't recall what it said.
I bleeve the desktop is Gnome?
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From:imc
Date:July 7th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
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No idea, but I'd probably be using Knoppix. What's UBCD stand for?
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From:oldbloke
Date:July 7th, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
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UltimateBootCD (for Windows, there's a Linux one too)
'straordinarly useful in my antivirusdays
Has a minimal version of Windows (right on the limits of the licensing) and a bunch of recovery tools.
Dunno why they don't have USB drivers
Bit of a oversight
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From:caramel_betty
Date:July 7th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
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Something like this on Amazon. 15 quid IDE/USB 2.0 enclosure.

There are many other options.
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From:imc
Date:July 7th, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
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Golly, that's cheap for an enclosure. I have one of these cables which originally cost 11 quid including postage but it seems to have gone up a bit.
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From:oldbloke
Date:July 7th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
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No, it would require too much butchery of the Celeron system.
I've found my XP licence string so will try installing a clean copy of Windows on it, and if that's no good get the 'IDE enclosure to USB' thang off Amazon (or Play or...). Be a useful thing to have about the place.
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From:pookalso
Date:July 7th, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
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You know, we have a lot of 'old' PCs here, up to Althlons, that we can give away to whoever needs them.

Including lots, and lots, of cabling.

And pretty much any operating system that is out there.

So, if you want to stop by and get this sorted, you are welcome to do so.
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