As Promised …

… mostly to myself because you lot couldn’t and shouldn’t really care less, today I attempted part deux of my big HDD swap and took the 320 GB hard drive out of Gaga and replaced it with Gagamore’s 500 GB pladder.

To work on teensie tiny computers you need teensie tiny screwdrivers for teensie tiny screws.
Out with the Seagate and in with the WD. More tiny screws. One needs steady hands and a good measure of patience for that. So not a job for junkies and non-yogis. ๐Ÿ˜‰
Done! … almost. Before closing the case with another stupidly microscopic little screw, we test if the system works. Everything is fine, as you can see.

Pheeew, that was a quick fix and totally without any problems. Since the 500 GB drive came out of another Lenovo mini computer this time I don’t even need to delete any graphics drivers n stuff. Both Systems are running in nearly identical environments and need no alternate settings or anything.

All that’s left to do is installing the updates that happened since I took the disk out two days ago. One perfectly up-to-date ArchLinux system the whole world envies me about. Swooosh done! ๐Ÿ™‚

So, notwithstanding the problems with MiniMax, this is now the most optimal setting achievable with my recent very minimalistic (sizewise) setup. Ain’t I adorable?
Mighty proud of myself now! Sometimes it needs a lady to do a boy’s job. ๐Ÿ˜‰





  1. One of my Mint HDD has been in at least 4 machines so far. The joy of Linux, almost plug n play. I used it to test old machines before I decide whether to keep them or not. More recently I just boot to a USB. I am still not brave enough to try Arch though.

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    • Good idea, Neil. And with Linux also no problem to just hot swap the drives. As long as it isn’t another processor architecture I guess. No idea what would happen if you take it out of a Intel and put it in a AMD machine though. But yes, for just testing a machine’s general operabilty a USB thumbdrive should do just fine. Almost all Linux distros boot into a live environment to play and test shit in.

      But why do you think you need to be brave to use Arch? Now that Antergos is gone. just install Archman or the even more comfortable Namib, as both distros allow you to choose your fave desktop before download. Installation goes kinda quickly, just don’t panic when it seems it hung up at 93%. Takes a while and then all of a sudden goes swooosh. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Welcome to the world of freshness.

      And then you, too, can join the choir and say: “BTW, I use Arch” completely unironically and in total oblivion that you’ve become a meme. ๐Ÿ˜‰


    • Thank you kindly good sir and oh, yes, I know. Most of my sistas treat their computing machinery like any other kitchen appliance. Switch on and use. Any probs with it? Repair man or buy a new one.

      Fortunately for me I have a kinda professional background as I used to be in the IT dpt at my last employer. My original job was hardware procurement and Windows user support. But did even some Unix operating and hardware maintenance. And let’s not forget I built MiniMax myself! That’s probably the reason why it never ran satisfyingly since I managed to bend some of the pins when putting the proci in. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

      Shame on me. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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