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Re: Pre-linux Windows program - was Re: bill gates Linux

On Sun, Dec 08, 2002 at 02:25:19PM +0000, John Lines wrote:
> Reading the thread on installation from Windows - one thing which might help
> new Linux users would be a program which they ran from Windows before they
> started, which would record all the things Windows knows about their system
> which will be required by a Linux installation.

> This could include information on the hardware, such as graphics cards, and
> some things related to the user, such as language settings and time zones.

> These could be written to a floppy and used to supply the information which
> Debian Installer will need (a bit like a RedHat Kickstart floppy)

Why make it a separate program that runs under Windows?  Why not mount
the Windows partition from the Linux installer, and read the registry
from there?

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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