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Three new energy super-star desktops for your business

Now it’s even easier to choose an energy-efficient desktop for your business, with our new fit-PC2 bundles: fit-PC2 Business package fit-PC2 Linux package fit-PC2 Home Office package

  • Business (Windows)
  • Business (Linux)
  • Home Office

We’ve chosen the best available components to save you the effort and time.

These packages include everything you need to get going quickly and easily:

  • fit-PC2 desktop computer, with Windows 7, Windows XP or Linux
  • energy-efficient LED monitor from BenQ, using a tiny 18W
  • keyboard and mouse (wired or wireless)
  • speakers
  • external USB DVD drive
  • cables and accessories (adapters, mounting bracket, security enclosure)

The whole bundle uses 70% less electricity than a typical set up with a regular PC.

It’s convenient, guaranteed to work together and super sleek.

Isn’t it time you made the switch?

Visit our online shop now or call us on 1300 859 799.

Getting impatient for the fit-PC2i to arrive?

So are we!

Full production is now estimated for June.

We expect to have stock sometime in April.

If you’re desperate for a sample in the meantime, we can organise one for you.

Tired of your ALIX 2-3’s forgetting the time?

All of our ALIX 2-3’s now have real-time clock batteries (RTC).

So if you need your firewall or server to be time and date aware, pick one up today.

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How to get your net5501 to play nicely with your CF card and SATA hard drive

Some CF cards stop the net5501 recognising the SATA disk.

SanDisk Ultra CF cards made between July and mid December 2009 are affected by this.

To work around this problem:

  1. Set the CF card as the secondary drive
  2. Boot from the CF card

Step 1 – Set the CF card as the secondary drive

  1. Connect to the serial console on your net5501 with a null modem cable
  2. During the POST (power on self test), press Ctrl-P to enter the BIOS
  3. Type:

set FLASH Secondary
set BootDrive 81 80 F0 FF

Step 2 – Boot from the CF card

To automatically boot from the CF card, in Linux using grub as a bootloader, edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst file to look like this:

serial –speed=19200
terminal serial

timeout 5
default 0

title Linux with CF and SATA
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz root=LABEL=ROOT_FS console=ttyS0,19200n8
initrd /initrd.img

Or make the matching changes to your bootloader in other operating systems.

For added flexibility, you can add a second boot menu option with hd0,0 as the boot drive, which will allow you to boot if there is no SATA drive present.

If that’s all too hard, or it doesn’t work for your set up, you can return your affected SanDisk Ultra or Ultra2 card for a replacement. Please contact us first.