Sunday, January 06, Belkin F5U firewire mishap. Next, I used it to boot and apply a Ghost image of my XP system to that older hard drive I mentioned. Looks like a lot of folks had that one: Feel free to drop me a line or ask me a question. I try a second and a third. Referring back to the Belkin KB article, it states clearly: Finally, I have a third DVD.
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After my purchase was made, I was told by a friend to avoid the Belkin cards, as Belkin was a known OEM reseller who used substandard parts. Posted by Cacasodo at It is the master drive on the IDE controller. Cold comfort that was after the fact, but I digress. So, I power down my web server, take the floppy out, install it in the Dell and reconfigure the BIOS to allow the floppy to be seen.
But does the card even work in the PCI slot?
Is this Firewire Card any good? Belkin F5U503 3-Port PCI Card
They do not boot as well. Ghost also does not recognize that disc. So, I had a bootable copy of the XP disc. I am almost spent for the evening.
Is this Firewire Card any good? Belkin F5U 3-Port PCI Card – Ars Technica OpenForum
The box boots to that drive, so I know that the Master Boot Record is not corrupt. Though, it did take me a number of hours to setup the Ghost bootable disk, it was well worth the time as I now have reliable boot media for Ghost. Next, I used it to boot and apply a Ghost image of my Ff5u503 system to that older hard drive I mentioned.
Yes, there are high points of success, but like many the intrepid engineer, there are more failures than success. I tried a few couple configuration options: No matter, “we don’t support the card under Linux. Well, the Dell doesn’t have a floppy drive. Belkln started as a hasty, unresearched purchase of a Belkin F5U firewire f5u053. Which of course, I don’t have right now.
Wouldn’t it be great if Ghost worked on a bootable CD? Dmesg gives me this error: But an enterprising person has a lovely install doc written up here: I try another disc that has an earlier Ghost image.
Well, if the card works fine in one slot under Linux, why shouldn’t it work in the other slot?! At this point I’m thinking that the card is not getting proper power, but I’m too tired to continue on. Newer Post Older Post Home. Just goes to show. Finally, I have a third DVD. I went on Belkin’s support site and tried to find the voltage requirements for the card.
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I try a second and a third. The devil is in the details. The next day, I take fifteen minutes to call Belkin. Luckily, Ghost recognizes that disc. Not sure what to do at this point. So here is where I dive off into the deep end to set out bslkin prove Belkin wrong that it is a power issue and not an OS issue.
I try one of my Ghost floppies. Referring back to the Belkin KB article, it states clearly: