Recently I rescued one of these little blue boxes from certain death and I just fell in love with it. Looks like this: It works fine with its pair of 40gb ide drives, and for some people that would be the end of the story, except I want to "pimp out" this little box and put it to work. I've been playing with it for a little bit, and i've gotten to a place where I need to learn linux in order to continue. I have a small list of things that I want to do with it, but am unsure how to implement them in linux. 1. replace the old ide drives with CF cards 2. add pci<>sata card and install 2 low-power, quiet, sata drives for storage. 3. enable the L3 cache 4. setup as a router, one side is modern, the other mostly for my vintage machines 5. maintain an appleshare... share. 6. print to a laser printer from both sides of the router. this is done with an usb <> parallel adapter. 7. update linux while maintaining web gui, #4 5 & 6, etc There are other things I want to do with the hardware, such as mod the cpu to 550mhz and so forth, but not very relevant here. Moving on. The default software comes on a cd and when placed in a 2nd computer it boots up linux and sets up a dhcp/boot server on the 2nd pc. Then you boot the Qube, tell it to network boot, and its very straightforward from there. I performed the install process on the original 40gb drives and it worked fine. However when I went to use CF drives Linux fails to install and I don't know how to fix it. I do have a transcript of boot/install process thanks to a null modem cable. (attached as .txt) I have a hunch what it is, but I don't want to lead the witnesses... Also if i'm going to ditch the default install, how would I install something else?