[ubuntu-uk] Linux mysteriously broke my computer!

Daniel Lamb daniel.lamb at dlcomputing.co.uk
Thu Nov 1 14:59:35 GMT 2007

Does that surprise you?

Anyways what machine are you running? What are the problems?


-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
[mailto:ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Alec Wright
Sent: 01 November 2007 14:56
To: ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
Subject: [ubuntu-uk] Linux mysteriously broke my computer!

Or so Evesham tech support say...
Here's what happened:
Whenever I switched my computer on, it would switch off within five
seconds or so. If I switch it on again, it will switch off again even
more quickly. It doesn't even get to detecting disk drives, let alone
booting an operating system.
It even does it with all of the disk drives unplugged.
I phoned Evesham tech support, and they immediately said it was a
windows driver problem. When I told him it didn't have windows on it,
but had Linux on it, he put me on hold for a few minutes. When he got
back, he told me that he couldn't fix the HARDWARE problem because it
runs Linux. He told me to reinstall windows and phone back... Well
that's gonna be fun when it cant stay on for more than five seconds...

Just thought you guys might be interested
Alec Wright <alecjw at gmail.com>

ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com

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