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by SyncroScales
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector.
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Re: Old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector.

I did get the adapter off. I will mark this as solved and upload a screenshot later. The adapter is plastic. It slides onto the pins and they are not bent. I tried regular pliers and a different type. Maybe be careful about the needle-nose type. Did any HDD's or any kind of storage get made that was...
by SyncroScales
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector.
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Re: Old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector.

It is tight. I could not get it off. I will try again.
by SyncroScales
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector.
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Re: Old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector.

Ok, how to remove the adapter? It was recommended to not open the hdd. I looked for screws, but they seem to open the whole pata drive.
by SyncroScales
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector.
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Re: Old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector.

Hello, athi those do not work. I have a USB adapter that accepts the pins. These are FLAT contacts, not pins. There are not two rows of pins. Each set of pins that are above each other do not have a space. It is one flat piece of metal. I am sure the pictures show that. I provided the links that I s...
by SyncroScales
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector.
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Re: Old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector.

Hello, Here are some screenshots of the contacts. I think I could open the HDD and take the whole thing apart, but that would wreck the drive? What if dust gets on there? This link for these cables will not connect as I showed one in the original post. 18in Dual Drive Ultra ATA IDE Hard Drive Cable:...
by SyncroScales
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector.
Replies: 12
Views: 454

[SOLVED] Old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector.

Hello, I do not know where to post this in the forum, it's not about Linux. I was wondering if anyone can tell me what this old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector is. I need to get an internal adaptor or external usb type of adaptor to recover and transfer the old data from it. The old Dell lapt...
by SyncroScales
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Updates for kernel. Many.
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Updates for kernel. Many.

Hello, I am using Linux Mint 18.2. I have done a lot of kernel updates level 3 or 4 that are stable. I noticed that when I looked at the command line that the old kernels were updating. Why would 10-20 old kernels be updated? I thought they overwrote each other after a certain amount or it would be ...
by SyncroScales
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux and Floppy B drives?
Replies: 18
Views: 639

Re: Linux and Floppy B drives?

Thanks for the reply rene. I just want to be clear about the controllers and disk drives connected. One controller for a 3.5" or 5.25" disk drive can handle 2 disk drives connected? As you said and as some of the information I have read has said, 2 controllers and 2 disk drives for each, that is 4 d...
by SyncroScales
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux and Floppy B drives?
Replies: 18
Views: 639

Re: Linux and Floppy B drives?

rene - Yes it is a 5.25" drive (https://www.biocomp.net/o30780.htm) that I am asking about. It seems that the Floppy A 3.5" cable is not the same as the one required for a 5.25" disk drive. I looked that up already. Unless there is a way to change that. So it is possible for my motherboard to have a...
by SyncroScales
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux and Floppy B drives?
Replies: 18
Views: 639

Re: Linux and Floppy B drives?

Pieere - I do not have a Floppy B with USB connection. I have seen some setups online, but I cannot find where to buy them.

Floppy A is internal, not USB.
by SyncroScales
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux and Floppy B drives?
Replies: 18
Views: 639

Re: Linux and Floppy B drives?

I am not finding Floppy B disk - USB connectors online.

Are they all custom made?

My Floppy A drive is recognized and can be used.
by SyncroScales
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux and Floppy B drives?
Replies: 18
Views: 639

Re: Linux and Floppy B drives?

Pierre, will the Flobby B drives and disks work and be recognized? Where is the problem, the Linux OS, the virtual machine or the old system and how the hardware is connected or how the virtual machine runs the old OS in Linux?
by SyncroScales
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux and Floppy B drives?
Replies: 18
Views: 639

Re: Linux and Floppy B drives?

I thought about getting old hardware and putting a version of Linux on there, it probably has to be xfce or something similar because of the limits of the system. If using Linux I am unsure if virtual machines with old versions of Windows or Mac OS will work? Does 32-bit or 64-bit affect anything? H...
by SyncroScales
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux and Floppy B drives?
Replies: 18
Views: 639

[SOLVED] Linux and Floppy B drives?

Hello,

How does Linux Mint or other types handle Floppy B disks, drives and hardware?

Some people asked me about getting data off of the old disks, there are some old computers. But nothing like a USB2 connector for a newer OS or hardware.

Thanks.
by SyncroScales
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Hardware lifespan? Software to monitor it?
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Hardware lifespan? Software to monitor it?

The temperatures are good at startup and after running for two days. I am not currently video rendering for two days or more at 100% CPU and everything else maxed out. I have used Windows tools. Not used the Linux commands yet. Is there a difference? Can Linux give more information most of the time?...
by SyncroScales
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Hardware lifespan? Software to monitor it?
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Hardware lifespan? Software to monitor it?

Thanks for the information. Can this command be used for the other volumes and OS's such as NTFS or a Windows Multi-boot? E.G.: Linux is on sda3, the sda 1 and sda2 are a multi-boot or shared partition for Linux and Windows. Defrag Command: sudo e4defrag /dev/sda1 (Windows) sudo e4defrag /dev/sda2 (...
by SyncroScales
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Can Linux be used for remote monitoring?
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Can Linux be used for remote monitoring?

Thank you for the replies. Right now there is no need for 24/7. Being able to turn on the system remotely or if it takes a picture like a GoPro when an animal walks toward the camera. Desktop, laptop, phone and tablet access is a good thing. I will look at ZoneMinder. With something like Ubuntu Serv...
by SyncroScales
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Hardware lifespan? Software to monitor it?
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Hardware lifespan? Software to monitor it?

Hi, I was using Defraggler to de-fragment some HDD's. I did not do this through Linux, I was using Windows. I noticed that in a tab that had information about each HDD in the desktop, it said the HDD's have been on for approximately over a year. Over 365 days, not even a year and a half. These HDD's...
by SyncroScales
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Can Linux be used for remote monitoring?
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Can Linux be used for remote monitoring?

Thanks for the reply.

Is UbuntuServer the only one? Is it more designed for that type of thing?

Can Linux Mint Cinnamon or Mate or xfce do it? Is there a program?
by SyncroScales
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Can Linux be used for remote monitoring?
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Can Linux be used for remote monitoring?

Hello,

I am not sure where I should post this. I was wondering if Linux can be used for remote monitoring?

Security systems, or cameras and taking photos? I wanted to setup a camera to see if a skunk or rabbit was digging up a backyard. I would prefer to not use Windows.

Thank you.

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