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Re: VALinux box -> NT4 -> Debian emergency!

On Friday 17 November 2000 04:57, Rory Campbell-Lange wrote:

> A small complication as that we need to practise installing NT4 onto the
> new server as we have a completely new IT support department who don't 
Blasphemy!  ;-)

> much experience in this area. I'd like to get the VALinux box, possibly
> take out the hard drive/s and put in a temporary hd, install NT4, then put
> back the Linux hard disks and reinstall lilo.
> I'm very inexperienced with lilo, mbrs etc. I'd be grateful for any
> comments on the feasibility and likely problems of the procedure I've
> outline above.
I'm not going to try and tutuor you on MBR & such (there are several good 
howtos available on the web and with any standard debian installation about 
dual-booting (search for windows, NT, etc...), which go into detail about how 
OS's boot.

As for what you had in mind, sure, just pull out the drive(s), put in a new 
one, practice the dark rituals you need to, and then replace the temporary 
drive with the original(s).  Nothing else has to be done if you didn't change 
the BIOS settings (the boot manager is located on the drive).  NOTE:  as with 
any OS, if you have multiple drives, they should all be re-instlalled in 
exactly the same way they were when you took them out, or your system won't 

Did you know that if you play a Windows 2000 cd backwards, you 
will hear the voice of Satan?

That's nothing!  If you play it forward, it'll install Windows 2000.

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