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Re: [ltp] X22 issues

On Sun, Dec 16, 2001 at 08:09:31AM +1300, cameron.kerr@paradise.net.nz wrote:
> Quoting Ross Burton <ross.burton@mail.com>:
> > 2. I would like to keep Win2K and duel boot to Linux. What is the
> > easiest way to duel-boot a Linux/Win2K machine?
> Simple, if its like my A22m, there will be two FAT32 partitions. Just
> resize these (with Partition Magic, or something else), and install
> Linux. You can safetly install lilo to the MBR, and boot Win2k using an
> entry in lilo.conf

If you do keep the service partition in this manner, be careful about using
it, because if you do it could hose your hard drive, I've heard.

> > 3. IBM have not provided a rescue disk but have instead used a rescue
> > partition, which is the strangest idea I've ever heard. What if I need
> > to rescue the machine because the disk crashed? As you can imagine,
> > this is a large partition (~750M) - does anyone know if it can be burnt
> > onto a couple of CDs easily? Has anyone asked for rescue CDs from IBM?
> Are you in Australasia by any chance? They did the same to me. I think it
> has to do with Microsoft's attitude to us (they think we're a bunch of
> pirates). Still a very stupid idea though.
> As for saving the SERVICE partition, mount it under Linux. See if has the
> programs in the root directory neccessary for booting (command.com is the
> only one I can think of right now). If it is, then copy the files onto
> two CD's, or use a multi-volume tar archive.

If you really think you may want to reinstall windows, you should call up
IBM and tell them you messed up the service partition and they'll install a
CD.  A friend of mine did this.  I figure if the windows partition dies,
I'll finally get around to deleting it.
David Roundy

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