i was planning to put a full shift-jis title for this post (junbi ok desu! @ preparations complete!) but i just remembered that i don’t have any proper Japanese IME (input-something-something) installed. on my previous install, i had MS Office XP Pro installed, so I could just use the IME that came with that. but now that i’m using OpenOffice, that’s no longer an option.
anyway, back to the original intention. had a fine time trying to mount my 200gb drive in freebsd. my promise ultra100 card didn’t support big drives, so i had to flash it. ntfs didn’t work well with samba (a program to let non-windows machines connect to windows networks), so i had to do a partitionmagic conversion to fat32. thought i’d combine my two partitions into one big mutha. freebsd didn’t like that either. had to split it up again before things went well. all these problems were taking up bf2 time, which is bad. :O
but it’s all good in the end. server’s now holding 3 ata hard drives cramped together with an extra fan to cool them down. might just have to add a new aluminum casing to my shopping list next month.
at the same time, i think my …. hmm.. using gaming machine vs. server machine is kinda tiring.. let me just tell you their names:-
– phoenix: the gaming machine. 3.0ghz with 1gb ram with radeon 9800 pro with 1 34gb hdd with 5.1 speakers in a full tower casing that doesn’t fit under my built-in desk.
– mario: the server machine. 1.8ghz with 256mb ram with geforce 2 mx with 200gb + 9gb + 3gb hdds with no speakers in an old cyrix 300 casing. :O.
so phoenix’s hdd seems to be at its limit, being an rma replacement of my previous ibm deskstar drive. might just get meself a serial ata drive too. 😀
eek another month of splurging!