[TriLUG] semi-OT updates: RH 9 install & boot problems
weave at oculan.com
Thu Aug 7 10:53:58 EDT 2003
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How old is your motherboard. There was an article in IEEE that was
referenced on /. and on this list at one point. The IEEE article talked
about a stolen electrolyte formula that was used by several capacitor
manufactures. The only problem was that the formula was FLAWED. It
caused the capacitors to leak and/or explode.....
So I would hazzard a guess that you have a board that was manufactured
in the appropriate time frame.
P.S. A quick google search turned this up:
Douglas Kojetin wrote:
| hi all-
| just an update for those wanting to follow my drama, otherwise skip!
| 1. RH 9 install. on the advice of Jon C (thanks!), i downloaded ISOs,
| setup NFS and the install is working! (not finished yet, but i'm
| keeping my fingers crossed)
| 2. computer boot problems. i broke down and took the computer into the
| shop. it turns out more than 10 capacitors (i think they were
| capacitors) were blown on the motherboard. anyone know what would cause
| that to happen, other than perhaps a nuclear explosion?
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