The imposing metre high, 10 bay server tower that has worked tirelessly for the best part of 20 years is finally experiencing hard disk reliability issues.
The ECR badged server started life in 1995 with a Pentium motherboard with a SCSI interface running Red Hat Linux. 10 years later Red Hat changed its hat to a Fedora.
When the migration to Fedora was inevitable I installed Fedora Project – the client version as I no longer required a server version in 2004. Fedora Project was installed on one SCSI drive and Microsoft Windows XP Professional on the other. Soundcards, CD-ROM drives and DVD writers and extra RAM were installed over the intervening years. Unfortunately, I have recycled far higher spec motherboards in the last 5 years. I will have to keep my out for a suitable replacement motherboard. The PSU (power supply unit) may not match the new connectors so it may be for the shelf.