[CentOS] Re: Hardware serial number access from (a) command(s)

MHR mhullrich at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 18:28:34 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 9:59 AM, Lanny Marcus <lmmailinglists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Mark: Scott has the right plan for you. Buy a new drive and install
> it, when you take out the defective one.
> Send the defective drive in on an RMA and they will probably replace
> it with a remanufactured drive and you keep
> that one available as a spare or install it in another box.. If your
> box is like 3 of ours, it is a PITA to R&R a 5.25" drive. We have 2
> Dell Dimensions that are very easy to open (that's the idea, if it
> works). Dell Latin America replaced one of them, after I got it,
> because I could not open it. It took two (2) of their Tech Support
> people, to get the thing open, so I asked for a new one. Plastic
> cases...... Lanny

Actually, this is my personal desktop that I've built and rebuilt over
the years, so taking out a drive isn't THAT big of a deal.

However, the alternative Scott suggests sounds seriously tempting.

Thanks, folks!


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