[CentOS] New System Build

MrKiwi mrkiwi at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 01:44:07 UTC 2007

John Summerfield wrote:
> Jim Perrin wrote:
>>> Any sanity checking would be most appreciated.  J
>> What exactly is the task of this box?
> He said,
> My intention is to load CentOS-4 complete and use the system as a
> development/backup box.
>> If it's a mission critical oracle DB server, then you might want to
>> re-evaluate your medications.
>> If it's a home webserver you'll be okay.
>> As for sanity..... Floppy: Sony MPF920-Z-121 ?
>> wtf?
>> Other than a bios upgrade, when was the last time you looked at a floppy?
> If I need a floppy for that, I usually burn it to CD. But I was looking 
> for one a few weeks ago.
Exactly John - data i have collected from personal experience;
How long my machines have each had a floppy drive (in the 
past) : ~12y
Number of times i've needed on: ~12

How long my new machines have all been floppy-less: ~5 weeks
Number of times i've needed one since then: 4

Damn the irony!


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