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The Old Man

We lost the patriarch a year ago.  A small remembrance: Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes; Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change … Continue reading

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Intel Sandy Bridge NIC Driver for Linux (e1000e)

The short version of this story is “don’t have any spaces in your directory path.” My recent multi-boot build was based on an Intel DH67CL motherboard with an H67 chipset.  The NIC is an Intel 82579V, PCI ID 8086,1503.  I … Continue reading

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Sandy Bridge NIC vs. Solaris 10 & 11

I’ve been working with a new multiboot build: Intel DH67CL motherboard and i3-2120.  It needs to boot Solaris 10 and 11 (among several other OSen) for PCI board and driver testing. Networking isn’t absolutely necessary, but sure would be handy.  … Continue reading

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Freeze Your Hard Drive

(Full disclosure: Bob at Bainbridge Computer Services showed me this trick a few years back.) Sometimes a dead or dying hard drive can be resurrected long enough to rescue important files, or even pull a full clone. Drives sometimes fail … Continue reading

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