[mythtv-users] OT: Hardware failure

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Tue Jul 24 01:31:13 UTC 2007

Eric Smith wrote:

> Thanks for the thoughts guys.  I reset the BIOS to factory defaults and
> then changed the few things I knew I needed back.  No luck.  I also had
> no luck booting from the Fedora Live CD.  I'm at  a complete loss here. 
> Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  I can't even find
> an online retailer that has any stock of these old socket a mobos for a
> reasonable price.  I'm an old PC parts hog, so throwing out my (i think)
> perfectly fine athlon 2500 cpu just isn't sitting well right now.

How did you boot in order to run the memtest? That shows something is

If you're booting from a floppy for memtest, you might have problems
with your IDE bus. Does your setup BIOS properly show the drives? Check
cables, then check them again.

I've seen socket A mobos for around $30, don't know if you consider that
"reasonable", but considering you can buy an entire machine for under
$100 it might not be.


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