Re: VALinux box -> NT4 -> Debian emergency!
I put disks in and out of boxen all the time. The trick is to label everything.
That way, you don't erase the good stuff. Otherwise, have fun.
Robert Guthrie wrote:
> 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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