Hardware question...

Peter Lavender plaven at bigpond.net.au
Sat Dec 7 16:56:30 EST 2002

Hi everyone,

I got myself a $10 bargin the other weekend.

All was going fine until I got a little bored during the 5th install
of debian (mucking about iwth NIC's so I just kept starting the
install over) and tried plugging the PC speaker back in while the
sytem was running.

Needless to say I plugged the speaker connector on back to front and
shorted something out.  :-/

Given it was a $10 bargin, I'm not too upset.. but I've swapped out
the RAM and disabled the internal IDE controllers and stuck an old ISA
one in.

When installing Debian, and it's goes to unarchive the kernel I get
an error about invalid format.

Besides my stupidity in the first place, what might be the cause of
this, ie should I try more RAM, or another HDD (I have tried this) or
should I just accept that I have wrecked this MB and walk away? 




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