Desktop follows laptop

As you might have gathered from yesterday’s post I’ve moved my desktop over to Ubuntu, following the success with my laptop. The installation itself went fine, although there’s still no kernel support for the third IDE channel on my AOpen motherboard (it’s a weird IDE channel that actually runs through the SATA controller). Not long after the installation had finished the main hard disk started reporting SMART errors and needed replacing. Can’t blame that on Ubuntu though but it’s still a major annoyance. I had some help fixing it though:

Today the hard drive in my external caddy died. I hope these things don’t come in threes. I can’t afford many more hard disks. I’m really annoyed that it just died like that but grateful it wasn’t my primary laptop HDD when it did so…

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