Have not been very active on this blog of mine for quite some time, opting to write more about my thoughts on tango. A case of “writers’ block”!? 🙂

Well, anyway, given that I spend reasonable amounts of time on fine-tuning my Linux system and preparations to build an “economic” Hackintosh, I will instead try to document some of the useful things I have discovered about Linux over the years – for the time being at least.

My basic system configuration is as follows:

  • CPU: C2D E8400 (not overclocked, because my RAM can’t support it 😉 )
  • Motherboard: GA-EP45-DS3P
  • Graphics: XFX GT8500 (fanless)
  • RAM: 4 x 1GB
  • HDD: 160GB 250GB SATA (/, /swap) + 1.5TB RAID-1 SATA (/home)
  • Optical: 2 x DL DVD Writer
  • OS: Debian Squeeze

Anyway have been spending the entire weekend trying to recover from a supposedly failed drive in my RAID-1 array. By the way, with hard disks being as cheap* as they are now, it’s almost criminal not to get something ridiculously large… 🙂 The net result: I upgraded my original 1TB RAID-1 to 1.5TB RAID-1!

* As of today, 1TB Seagate drives are SG$79 whereas 1.5TB Seagate drives are a mere SG$115 or about US$88!