Re: Windows, alas! (was: KDE being removed?)
On Mon, 2006-09-04 at 21:11 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 01, 2006 at 05:44:13PM +0200, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> > Am 2006-08-31 13:38:22, schrieb Hal Vaughan:
> > > On Thursday 31 August 2006 08:36, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> > > > Then some hours later you come back and see you have Vista running...
> > > >
> > > > =8-O
> > >
> > > That's not funny.
> > >
> > > Actually, it makes me want to cry...
> > Yes, but it IS possibel to create a package, which use parted,
> > create a windows partition and install a windows network-version.
> > You can install Windows over the net in a "light" version which
> > copy only the minimal files or a full installation but it requires
> > the Enterprise version of Windows XP/2003 or the old Win NT 4.0.
> > We have already done this just for fun and it works.
> > Thanks, Greetings and nice Day
> > Michelle Konzack
> > Systemadministrator
> > Tamay Dogan Network
> > Debian GNU/Linux Consultant
> Do you happen to know just what has to be backed up to be able to restore Windows fron
> backup and even have it boot? Every time I've tried it with the current crop of
> Windowses just copying all the files (using Linux tar) and running lilo hasn't sufficed.
> There seems to be some essential information outside the file system, as far as I can see.
> I mamaged to do this long ago with Windows 98 SE, but as far as I know that time the boot
> information had not been damaged between restores, so if there was any extra covert data,
> it was still there..
This is a very ironic and hilarious topic. Every time I do some drive
changing in Linux (and when I'm done everything _just works_), I can't
help but think of trying something like that in Windows. Instead (with
Windows), you fight, fight, and fight it, trying to get it to work, then
finally give up and reinstall when you realize that would be faster.