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Updating IBM X40 with CompactFlash card

2019-08-18
Tags: hardware personal

So, I’ll be updating my IBM Thinkpad X40 from an almost broken 40 GB 1.6″ IDE HDD (with 2.5″ connector) to a dual (IDE master/slave) CF card adapter with… two (but I cannot find one of them right now) cards with a whopping 64 GiB, each ☺

I’ll take the added space to install it as a dual boot system so I can play some games… Diablo, Hellfire, StarCraft, BroodWar, Diablo Ⅱ, LoD… again (and perhaps create more binaries of MirSoftware for those sad OS users). It’ll be frustrating.

I’m also taking the chance to reinstall MirBSD on the laptop “fresh” and build binary packages for MirPorts and publish it as a half-snapshot (sparc needs more tuits) which is likely going to take time, during which I’ll be on other laptops, limited in agility.

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