[sf-lug] Sunday meeting at the Javacat--11 AM to 1 PM

jim stockford jim at well.com
Sat Mar 3 10:14:44 PST 2007

someone emailed me directly and offered
a spare DVD; if that person brings it sometime,
we'll all have the opportunity to install some
hardware and then tear our hair out finding
the right drivers and applications. it'll be good
practice using the DISPLAY environment
variable, too.

On Mar 2, 2007, at 10:39 AM, Rick Moen wrote:

> Quoting jim stockford (jim at well.com):
>> erk, the javacat machine's got CD,
>> not DVD.
> Well, LANs are potentially your friend:  If you read the DVD's image
> onto _some_ machine with a lot of free disk space (e.g., someone's
> laptop), then you can scp the file over an ethernet connection to the
> Javacat machine, at the time of your choosing.
> Or, of course, you could just buy a cheap ATAPI DVD drive, and just  
> bolt
> it in.  Combo drives are only about $35
> (http://www.centralcomputers.com/commerce/catalog/product.jsp? 
> product_id=27999&czuid=1172860422317).
> One can only do so much within reason, to overcome missing hardware.   
> ;->
> As you saw me mention on CABAL's mailing list, I had to make the
> judgement call to download just the DVD images for certain distros:  In
> the case of RHEL5 beta 2, the alternative is to download _seven_ CD
> images per edition (for each of four editions), which gets kind of
> ridiculous after a while, and, realistically, any machine you'll
> actually want to run that on will have a DVD drive -- or should get  
> one.
> (Putting a bog-standard ATAPI drive into a server or workstation box
> ain't brain surgery.)
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