[nSLUG] Desk Top System Followup

Jack Warkentin jwark at bellaliant.net
Sun Jul 16 10:59:57 ADT 2017

Hi Richard

Would it be possible to boot his computer with a live cd/dvd? His 
current IDE drive could then be mounted and copied. If this could be 
done, it could save a lot of additional hassle.


Richard Bonner wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Jun 2017, Ron Dewar wrote:
>> he can get a cast off desktop from the QEII foundation for around $10.
> ***   Thank you. We picked one up last week.
>> They will not have a disk, and are between 3 - 5 years old
> ***   The hard drive would not ordinarily be a problem. However, the VG
> units are new enough to require SATA drives, but my friend's drive is an
> IDE. I have located a free SATA for him, but we must now set that up and
> get his data transferred. This would not usually be a problem, but his
> old computer will not boot for us to copy the data to a flashdrive.  )-:
>    We are working on this issue now. I believe I may have to temporarily
> transfer his drive to one of my IDE-compatible computers and do it that
> way.
>                               --------
>    Thanks for everyone's suggestions; we are closer to getting my friend
> up and running.  (-:
>  Richard
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Jack Warkentin, phone 902-404-0457, email jwark at bellaliant.net
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