[GRLUG] So I have this laptop...

Michael Mol mikemol at gmail.com
Thu May 5 10:15:31 EDT 2011

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 10:12 AM, Mike Williams <knightperson at zuzax.com> wrote:
> On 05/05/2011 10:04 AM, Mike Williams wrote:
>> Hmmm. Well, I do have a full complement of host0 through host5 entries,
>> but only the host0 has a target0:0:0 directory under it. Which makes sense
>> since that's the only one that actually has anything attached to it. That's
>> fairly encouraging, combined with my theory that this laptop's chassis and
>> motherboard are used for quite a few different models, some of which are
>> intended to actually use that second bay.
>> The other worry is the BIOS, since it only has entries for one hard drive
>> and once CD. But at worst that would only mean that I couldn't boot from the
>> second drive, right? If I boot from the existing one, Linux would be able to
>> find a drive in the second one by querying the controller, wouldn't it?
> Minor correction. When I put something in the optical bay, it shows up under
> host5. I still think it is possible if (and this is the big if) I can find
> somebody competent and willing enough to solder on the connector. I know I
> don't have anywhere near the necessary skill myself.

If that works, I can foresee a sweet aftermarket in motherboard upgrades.


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