la la la! Hi Mr. Hard Drive!
Hi Mr. Scsi Controller!
Do you have HP's super sekrit magical CODE THINGIE?
Um... no... is that a problem?
Wah! STRANGER DANGER!!!!!!! My mommy said not to talk to you!
Go away RIGHT NOW!
But, but... i am still a scsi hard drive just like anything
HP would sell you.
No you're not! If you don't have the super sekrit magical CODE
THINGIE then you obviously *can't* be a hard drive.
(Wipe transition -- we now find our selves looking at a seemingly
distinguished man leafing through Scientific American. It is a
very worn copy.)
This story has been a dramatic representation of the process of
``handshaking'' where people, or even HIGH-TECH doohickies, get
to know each other.
Did this really happen? No, of course not -- everyone knows that
hard drives can't talk! But some day they will. My friend Bill is
working on just such an invention. Let's take a look!
(The camera pans left to a work bench. Standing behind the work bench
is a slightly disheveled looking man, wearing glasses. Coolidge enters
view from the left.)
Hello Bill! What have you got to show us tonite [sic]?
Well, Coolidge. It's my newest invention: a TALKING hard drive!
(We see a desktop PC with the cover off, in front of Bill. The view
jumps to what we assume is the inside of the case but actually looks
more like that giant computer exhibit at the Computing Museum. A
vaguely hard drive shaped box is visible.)
Bill (we only hear his voice):
Mr. Hard Drive? Are you there?
Mr. Hard Drive (in a monotone):
Yes. I. Am.
And how are you?
Mr. Hard Drive:
I. Am. Fine. No. Data. Is. Corrupt. Yet.
(The view jumps back to Bill and Coolidge Mercer)
Coolidge Mercer (smiling):
That is incredible Bill! The possibilities are endless!
No more need to purchase expensive diagnostic software --
just ask your friendly hard drive how his day has been.
(Coolidge begins the patented "tv-personality-stroll" towards the
right. He keeps walking as he talks. No desk ever comes into view.)
Just think. A few short years ago. No one would have even
cosidered the possibility of a talking hard drive. Now it
is scientific fact. Tune in next week for another exciting
episode of Scientifiction Playhouse!
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> >> I have a SPARCstation 5 that I would like to run Linux. Does anyone know
> >> whether I can use my SCSI hard disk from PC?
> > Yes, scsi is scsi
> Unless you have an hp9000
I have done this many moons ago, but could use some guidance for
the installation of a Conner CFP2105S (SCSI-2) on a Sparc 5.
My main questions would be how to format the 2.1GB disk with a
single partition - the "home" partition, with the rest of the
partitions residing on my internal 535MB (Conner) drive.
Thanks in advance,
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