BELKIN F5U503 DRIVER DOWNLOAD
It started as a hasty, unresearched purchase of a Belkin F5U firewire card. Wouldn’t it be great if Ghost worked on a bootable CD? I started the system with the disc in the drive, but the install process soon gave me a blue screen with a message regarding pci. Unfortunately, Norton doesn’t provide that option. Finally, I have a third DVD.
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Though, it did take me a number of hours to setup the Ghost bootable disk, it was well worth the time as I now have reliable boot media for Ghost.
So, I had a bootable copy of the XP disc. Yes, there are high points of success, but like many the intrepid engineer, there are more failures than success. Sunday, January 06, Belkin F5U firewire mishap. belkiin
tech answer guy: Belkin F5U firewire mishap
Just goes to show. Well, if the card works fine in one slot under Linux, why shouldn’t it work in the other slot?! It started as a hasty, unresearched purchase of a Belkin F5U firewire card. It is the master drive on the IDE controller. After my purchase was made, I was told by a friend to avoid the Belkin cards, as Belkin was a known OEM reseller who used substandard parts.
I tried a few couple configuration options: Not sure what to do at this point. It began with a simple goal: I started the system with the disc in the drive, but the install process soon gave me a blue screen with a message regarding pci.
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They do not boot as well. In this light will I tell you my tale of frustration. Dmesg gives me this error: No matter, “we don’t support the card under Linux. Failed to generate Configuration ROM image for host 0 lsmod reads: And of course, the card f5uu503 to work under Fedora.
The next day, I take fifteen minutes to call Belkin. Unfortunately, Norton doesn’t provide that option.
Cold comfort that was after the fact, but I digress. Referring back to the Belkin KB article, it states clearly: Though it may seem so, not all tasks computing are an easily digestible banquet for Cacasodo.
So, I power down my web server, take the floppy out, install it in the Dell and reconfigure the BIOS to allow the floppy to be seen. I try another disc that has an earlier Ghost image.
Next, I used it to boot and apply a Ghost image of my XP system to that older hard drive I mentioned. The gentleman on the line is helpful, but when I tell him I’m running Linux, I get the cold shoulder and he dismisses me with the “we don’t support the card under Linux” line. The box boots to that drive, so I know that the Master Boot Record is not corrupt.
I went on Belkin’s support site and tried to find the voltage requirements for the card. Well, the Dell doesn’t have a d5u503 drive. I am almost spent for the belkon.
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Feel free to drop me a line or ask me a question. Nightowl did a great job, but he needs better formatting and less verbiage to make the instructions easier to follow. Newer Post Older Post Home.