Hardware question...

Simon Burton simonb at webone.com.au
Sat Dec 7 17:08:08 EST 2002

Speakers don't usually care which way they are plugged in.

Simon Burton

On Sat, 7 Dec 2002 16:56:30 +1100
Peter Lavender <plaven at bigpond.net.au> wrote:

> 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? 
> Regards,
> Pete.
> :wq

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