Thanks again, Dave!
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Sat Jan 14 16:30:32 CST 2006
> > > Not sure why this comment came out - the original conversation was specifically
> > > about machines capable of running ImageDisk, which would imply PCs. I'm
> > Simple :
> > Several of us (including myself) don't have space to set up another
> > machine, like a modern PC. You suggested a KVM switch. As I understand
> > it, this is a device that switches a single keyboard, monitor and mouse
> > between 2 machines.
> But I never suggested a KVM switch in response to anything you posted!
Are you seriously suggesting that the rest of us can't join in to other
> Nor did I suggest a KVM switch in response anyone else posting about
> problems finding space for "classic" machines.
> The thread I responded to was from someone who was lamenting not having
> room to setup "another PC" for ImageDisk because he had several PCs
Actually, 'PC' doesn't mean it will work with a KVM switch. I have 2 PCs
on my desk, AFAIK I couldn't use a VM switch, at least not a normal,
commercial one, to eliminate one of the keyboards and monitors. For
reference the 2 machines are the much-hacked PC/AT with MDA display I am
typing this on, and a PC/XT with CGA display. Both have the original IBM
> and monitors already on his desk (At least from his descriptions of them and
> their uses, it seemed evident that at least some of them were PCs). I suggested
> hard drive carriers and a KVM switch as possible alternatives to setting up another
> PC, and as ways to reduce the space taken by monitors FOR HIS MULTIPLE PCs.
Sure, and in a lot of cases that's a perfectly reasonable solution. It
doesn't work foe all of us.
> Is there a new rule in cctalk that responses to specific questions/problems must
> now be applicable to every possible machine that someone on the list uses? If
> so, I think this is going to severely limit the suggestions we can offer.
Well, only if you don't want some of us pointing out it doesn't work in
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