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Re: Replacement disk for RaQ 2
On Sat, 28 Aug 2010 16:17:06 -0700
John Hauser <jhauser%pobox.com@localhost> wrote:
> i've also successfully installed a 200GB IDE drive as a second, non-boot
> drive in a Seagate NASRAQ (black oem version of the RAQ2 by Cobalt for
It's good to know that larger drives work. I've now run an install on
the 80Gb WD drive in my RaQ 2 and that worked fine, which does leave me
wondering why it wouldn't work in my Qube 3. I've done netboot installs
of NetBSD on other systems but this was the first time I've used a
NetBSD/Cobalt restore CD and I was impressed at how smoothly it went.
Just for reference, the disk I used was a WD800AAJB-00J3A0.
> good luck!
> On Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 2:54 PM, George Harvey
> <fr30%dial.pipex.com@localhost> wrote:
> > On Fri, 27 Aug 2010 19:46:03 -0500
> > Mike Hebel <nimitz%nimitzbrood.com@localhost> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Aug 27, 2010, at 4:04 PM 8/27/10, George Harvey wrote:
> > >
> > > > I've got a RaQ 2 that I'm planning to use for NetBSD but the original
> > > > disk is only 3.2GB so I'm looking to replace it with something a bit
> > > > larger. I'm aware of the power supply limitations, and the 137GB
> > > > capacity limit, so I'm looking for a low-power disk in the 80-120GB
> > > > range.
> > >
> > > Umm...what 137GB limit?
> > Looking around the 'net for information about Cobalt boxes, I came
> > across statements along the lines of "all Cobalt systems used LBA24 disk
> > controllers" so I assumed that would limit the maximum disk capacity on
> > my RaQ 2. I wasn't aware that the NetBSD/Cobalt boot loader supported
> > LBA48 before I read Izumi's response in this thread. Knowing that
> > larger disks should work opens up some new possibilities for how I
> > might use the box.
> > I've burnt a copy of the 5.0.2 restore CD so my next step will be to
> > try an install on a WD Caviar 80GB drive. This is the one that wouldn't
> > boot on my Qube 3 so I'm curious to see what happens on the RaQ 2.
> > George
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