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15 May 2007 @ 10:48 pm
They say the ability to use tools is what separates man from the lower animals  

Tried to replace the default case fan for my new PC and only succeeded in ruining the screws. Fuck. Guess I'm gonna have an LED fan after all. Hopefully it won't be too noisy.

I had the idea to pull my existing HD out of my current PC and stick that in, so I could continue to boot Windows off of it with my old data intact. Is this possible? Will Windows shit itself if it finds itself on a system with a different mobo & processor? I'd like to find out BEFORE I try it myself.

Whatever happens, I'm going to back up my data first. BTW, anybody have any suggestions on that front? I was looking at FireWire external drives and they were crazy expensive. USB drives aren'tall that much cheaper, either. Seems like a big waste for something I'd probably only use twice (once to copy all of my data, once to copy that data onto my new machine). I don't have a DVD-R drive, and I have waaaaay too much data (a nearly full 80GB drive; my documents & settings folder contains over 56GB) to just burn a bunch of CDs.
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J: mindcontrolstarkruzr on May 16th, 2007 06:32 am (UTC)
Do both machines have Firewire? You can just buy an A-type to A-type cable and use that. Or, you know, an Ethernet crossover cable works just as well.

(Also, Kubuntu ftw.)
gwallagwalla on May 16th, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
New mobo doesn't have FireWire. I didn't think I'd need it. *headdesk*

Although...my new laptop has Firewire, and should have plenty of space on its hard drive. I think I'll use that.

I'll be installing Fedora. It's what I'm used to, and it looks like the installer can handle all the soft-RAIDing and volume management fiddly shit I want to do.