02
Jun
2008
20:08 PM

Atomic Linux II

Today’s agenda, a custom Linux kernel for a new Intel D945GCLF-based system. Something in Gentoo’s default generic kernel caused the system to oops on boot, compiling a tailored kernel should fix that. PLD Linux Rescue disc boots correctly on the system though, so we can chroot into the Gentoo s...

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02
Jun
2008
18:39 PM

Atomic Linux

Two minutes to unpack, five minutes to install, three days to get almost everything working. The problem with trying to work with brand new hardware is that there is very, very little information anywhere to refer to. Still, how hard could it be?

The server in question needed a little preparatio...

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02
Jun
2008
13:32 PM

Finding the Atom

Just as despair began to set in following the initial foray into the market for a low-power, mini-ITX replacement board for my rapidly aging VIA EPIA-PD, a glimmer of hope appeared on the horizon.

The internet rumour-mill began to whisper of a something altogether new. Intel’s first completely...

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02
Jun
2008
11:09 AM

Retiring The Nehemiah

It had been coming increasingly clear for some time that my venerable VIA EPIA-PD just wasn’t cutting it any more. Despite all that was great about it (mini-ITX form-factor, essentially silent after modding and low, low power requirements), the downsides finally caught up with it (maximum of 1GB...

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28
Aug
2007
23:59 PM

That Sinking Feeling IV

With the mighty Scythe Mine Rev.B heatsink finally installed in the Antec NSK-4400UK case the moment of truth comes ever closer: Will the side of the case actually fit on with the heatsink mounted?

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28
Aug
2007
23:32 PM

That Sinking Feeling III

My initial sense of hope that this would be a relatively straightforward upgrade proved to be utterly wrong. Despite claims that the Scythe Mine Rev.B heatsink can be installed without removing the motherboard from the case, in order to bear at least some semblance of reality that should be qu...

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