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Re: [vox-tech] lert and windows millenium



On Sun 04 Feb 01, 10:07 PM, jdnewmil@dcn.davis.ca.us said: 
> On Sun, 4 Feb 2001, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> 
> > i want to report on a lert call i went to today to vox-tech.
> > 
> > the task was to rescue a dual boot install which went sour.  the person used
> > fdisk to split up the windows partition.  needless to say, the partitions
> > weren't salvagable.
> 
> I have never had this happen (in my "several" not "dozens" of times using
> FIPS).  Perhaps they used the old FIPs... that isn't designed for FAT32
> partitions.
 
who said anything about fips?  :)   it wasn't a typo!   that's why i said
it was toast!   :-)

> For that matter, I think dual-booting is a band-aid.  Two machines, or one
> machine with a virtual machine inside it, makes much more sense. Linux
> looks better as the uptime grows and you use it more... switching from Win
> to Linux by rebooting just to do a quick grep slows down your learning
> considerably.
 
i couldn't possibly agree with you more!   :)

pete


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