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....one of these: - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI. … SA:GB:1123
No, I don't know what I'm going to do with it either, but can't get burned for £18.
As long as you have a big enough case. These server boards are big devils and a bit of a go with a tape measure to make sure it will not only fit but allow room for everything you want to fit. Something nice and roomy like some of the Antec cases or a big beast like the Thermaltake Armor.
Yes, have a proper rack mount server case up in the loft. I also have a beautiful glass fronted rack in an alcove behind a curtain in the dining room. My lovely son left it behind when he got married. Of course there isn't enough room in the 4 bedroom house they have bought, but there is in my 2 bed bungalow. Kids, don't you just love them.
I might just put some pics on as I do things, that section has been too quiet lately.
Oh that takes me back. I used to build a lot of 19" mounting rack units many years ago. Dual CPU Pentium Pro units with gigantic 20gb Seagate SCSI hard drives almost as big as a house brick costing most of £2000 each.
Thanks for the heads up, just bought one myself
Plan to replace an existing Gigabyte Opteron board with this as that doesn't support processors much past 2Ghz
Had major grief with it as Windows was blue screening due to it not supporting ACPI, or so it said
Updated the BIOS to the latest one on Arima/Rioworks website, which was a job in itself due to manufacturers still expecting you to use floppy disks , still no joy.
Some googling later and I found a helpful thread which pointed me to an even newer BIOS on Rackable's FTP site. Installed that and it was up and running
If you want the link to the working BIOS then let me know
Doesn't the BIOS have a facility to treat flash drives as FDD? My newest system mentioned a floppy BIOS update but it was happy to use a formatted pen drive as the chip-set has no on-board floppy interface.
I don't think so as it's a server BIOS so settings are a bit sparse
I tried various methods of making a bootable CD with DOS and the firmware files but it didn't like any of those. Finally connected up an old floppy drive and did it the old fashioned way.