Hey folks, just wanted to update you on the situation. I’ve had something of a disaster with my studio/testing machine. I fitted removable hard drive trays a few weeks ago and all was going well but this week the computer has been acting a little strange. Lots of hard disk I/O errors and now it won’t boot at all with any of my hard disks. I’ve stripped it down and tried a few things to isolate the hardware fault but so far no luck. The disks are all ok and I’ve now found that it’s not the trays either so that leaves me with the motherboard. If that’s the problem then it’s going the a royal pain to fix and will delay my distro testing and reviewing quite a bit, not to mention my studio work as this machine doubles as the hub of my music studio. Hence the swapable drives.
So I’m gonna keep working on it and see what I can do but I dunno how long it’s gonna take. I thought I should let you all know ASAP. On the review front I’ll write up somemthing about Hardy I think. I’ve got it on the laptop I’m using right now and thankfully this machine is still working well. The disk I installed Arch on is hopefully ok but I can’t boot it in the testing machine at the moment. I still need to finish getting Arch up to a fully working desktop and there doesn’t seem much point writing about it until I do that. I may have to try and get hold of another machine for testing purposes but it’s gonna be next week before I can sort something out.
In the meantime, watch out for my thoughts on Ubuntu 8.04. Thanks for your patience. Hopefully normal service will be resumed shortly 🙂