[clug] Hard drive wanted [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

jrc jrc at anbg.gov.au
Mon Sep 17 03:55:45 GMT 2007

Is 'not quite working' the same as 'not quite broken'?   :)

Quite unrelated to this thread, I have a bunch or computer junk under the
house in this category, a candidate for which is an old(ish) Toshiba Portege
7200 series laptop that I have been trying to squeeze Ubuntu onto.

Installs ok, using both regular and 'alternate' text based distribution,
*but* it locks the screen resolution to 640x 480 and I can't select any
other option, even though the hardware definitely supports a higher

Any ideas on how to break through this dead end?  Is there a special place
where a configuration value can be changed to do this sort of stuff?

Did a trawl of various lists and one suggestion was to set a lager
resolution during the installation, but the option/opportunity does not seem
to arise ( done the install thing numerous times ).

If I can not find a solution, the 'not quite working/broken' pile is going
to get one item bigger.


-----Original Message-----
From: linux-bounces+jim.croft=gmail.com at lists.samba.org
[mailto:linux-bounces+jim.croft=gmail.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Adam
Sent: Monday, 17 September 2007 1:19 PM
To: linux at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [clug] Hard drive wanted [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

On 17/09/2007, Pilcher, Fred <Fred.Pilcher at act.gov.au> wrote:
> A colleague of mine has a 250GB hard drive whose circuit board committed
> suicide. The drive's got a lot of important stuff on it so he's trying
> to chase up another identical drive whose circuit board he can swap over
> to recover his data.
> If anyone has one of the above that they'd be prepared to swap, he's
> offering a brand new 350GB drive in exchange.
> Details of his dead drive are:
> Seagate Barracuda
> 250GB
> Model: ST3250823A
> Part Number: 9Y7283-301
> Firmware: 3.02
> Date Code: 05363


I _may_ have a ST3250823AS (SATA) in my stash of 'not quite working'
drives at home which _might_ have a working board. I'll have check
tonight unless you're after IDE.
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