14 July 2000
Heard from another guy who has a Sony NEWS workstation who gave some interesting info about the problem we were having with our machine (it doesn't boot). We had left the machine off for a while, and then it stopped booting. I had thought that the BIOS was dead or something, but it sounds like a NEWS box won't boot if the battery is dead also. Now I just have to find where the battery is in the system. There is no information about these machines on any of the sony web sites (they seem to be denying all knowledge of the machines). Now all I need to do is find where the battery is in the system -- they are built very solidly.
Been thinking about what I need to do about setting up Linux on the notebook I ordered. I think I should be able to get most things up and running without trouble, but I am a bit unsure about hibernation. I guess I will wait and see what happens when I get the notebook.