Well to get the files off my Hard Drive I have the Contacts and the Music Solution solved. The iPod has all my music and all my contacts. I just would like to have all my e-mails cause I am anal like that. Also some unreleased podcasts and iLife 06 are now lost that I have to recreate and redownload.
I found a guide to replace the HDD which appears that Apple doesn’t really want you in the laptop so I have to run out to SEARS and get some TORK screwdrivers. It’s like an octagon screw head. Very Bizarre. I think I am going to go with a larger HDD replace the 80GB with either 100GB or 120GB just to fill my need to save everything.
I was thinking these next few posts are going to be rather geeky normally a topic I try to avoid because most people are “huh” or just nod their head. But it’s my blog so you can go Fuck yourself if it’s not your cup of tea.
I got some Unbuntu CD’s in the mail. 1 Set for PC’s another for 64-Bit PC’s and another for Mac’s. I thought I would use the LIVE CD which is a CD that will load the OS on your computer but not touch the Hard Drive. I figured I could do this perhaps and then mount the HDD and use Linux to transfer the information from the old Hard Drive to a backup Network Share on another machine. So I would be using Linux on my Mac to transfer over the Network to my Windows machine.
I tried the LIVE CD on my Windows Box and it doesn’t mount the Hard Drive when you use the LIVE CD so I have to go digging through my Linux books. Good experience I guess for the RHCE to remember the command to mount the HDD since it is escaping me right now.
I thought I could backup my iPod to the Windows Box but it is formatted for MAC and have not had much luck on Google trying to figure out how to Mount a Mac Formatted iPod as a Removable Disk on Windows.
So now it’s just reading reviews and trying to pickout a HDD since I decided the $450 is not worth the Backup from MacService.com and I could get a larger HDD for $135.
On a Side Note. Darin arrives on Friday and we will be all around WA making the rounds to see people. Also on March 13th My Cell Phone will be dead as we make the transfer from Sprint PCS to T-Mobile with the Number. Currently I have two cell phones right now. Since the largest complaint since I got the 8100 replaced with an 8100 from Insurance is “Dude we can’t hear you!” So I am in my car or in public shouting into my phone “What Time DO YOU WANT TO WORK OUT TONIGHT!” or “IT’S THE 9:30 SHOWING OF 16 BLOCKS!” which I am just getting tired of doing.
Anyways if you would like to show your love for a new HDD for my Laptop I believe there is a Make a Donation Button near the top. Might be nice to get a mixer and some new Mic’s get some good Recordings Going. So until I get my problem resolved Podcasts are on Hold. Which sucks because show #8 with my new Co-Host was supposed to record this week. At least it’s Tax Return Time.
My Uncle sent me a clever little note that I should mention.
“Sorry to hear about your Mac taking a dump. Just thinking though… I always
thought it was a great machine… It was you bashing IBM at the diner table as I
recall… But just incase you don’t get your address book back I thought I would
drop you a line to get mine back. I don’t worry too much about what people think of
me using the big gates god products….. As far as I know… No one has ever accused
me of being smart.
Good luck with the hard drive Tristan. I bet you could fix it if you roll up your
sleeves and jump on in.
I have no problem against people that use the Mighty Gates Products. I just ask that they experience all that OS X has to offer before they commit to something they are used to. As they saying goes “Think Different”