We used to refer to the process as
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:07am

Step 1: Soft boot
Step 2: Hard boot
Step 3: Steel Toe Boot

But we actually had an old theoretically ruggedized and mobile system that when it acted up, the answer was to lift the front of the server up about 4 inches and drop it back onto the floor. The explanation from the system administrators was that the technique would re-seat the cards inside of the server re-establishing connections.

  • as hard as I just did. I did think it strange that something was called a Mark I calibrated boot heel. But figured it was just before my time and weirdly named. I had an old Mach 1 Mustang so thought ... more
    • We used to refer to the process as — Sprout, Tue Feb 19 10:07am
      • Ha ha ha.Sia☺giah, Tue Feb 19 12:31pm
        I remember lifting up my old Compaq Presario 486 (before pentiums) and doing exactly that. It always seemed silly to me that the connections weren't tight to where they could loosen up.
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