Some of you may have noticed that I Tweeted a few weeks back about my trusted Pentium III laptop having some pretty massive failures. I decided to drag it out last night and see how it was going. Maybe it could be better after a rest…? Bug Check c0000218. Not better, but worse. It had … Continue reading Fixing a 20 year old laptop, part 1: We know what is working
My plans for setting up a Retro Lab are finally coming to fruition, and this article is being written live on my tablet as I set up the first computer as I want it to be! The computer in question is a portable computer from the Compaq LTE 5000 series, the 5150. (No relation to … Continue reading Compaq LTE 5150: Adventures in Tri-booting
The Retro Lab needs a lot of storage for a lot of computers. Luckily, I have a cache of IDE drives that have been pulled from various systems over the years. However, I've never taken backups or images of any of them. When I was acquiring parts for my Talos build, I ended up finding … Continue reading How I imaged a stack of old IDE / PATA hard drives quickly, and planning out retrocomputing storage
This past weekend I tirelessly cleaned and organised and moved everything around and I am very proud to present The Retro Lab! Pretty much everything needs to be set up, installed, and configured, but it's all here and over the next few weeks I look forward to documenting my progress doing these installs. Until then, … Continue reading The Retro Lab is Go!