Well, the disk drive on my main machine was constantly flaking out with io errors. So I got myself a brand new solid state disk for Christmas. Man that's fast! But they are expensive, so I only got a 128 gb drive for the main Linux system. General storage is still on old mag disks.
But, installing a new system ran right in to the current trend of abandoning the 386 (32 bits). My Xerox 6125N only has a rotten old driver written in 2008, which needs 32 bits. My new system has Debian Sid which has abandoned it. It took half a day to figure this all out.
I upgraded http://ontario-geofish.blogspot.ca/2010/10/linux-xerox-6125n-laser-printer.html
Basically you must run 'dpkg --add-architecture i386
then 'aptitude update'
then 'aptitude install ia32-libs-i386' which is huge
Finally 'aptitude install ia32-libs' and then run the device driver line.