[ubuntu-uk] ubuntu cd damaging windows paritions?

Chris Rowson christopherrowson at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 22:43:54 GMT 2008

> On Sun, 2008-01-13 at 14:19 +0000, Farran Lee wrote:
> > lately I've been showing my friends and family ubuntu, trying to convert
> > them to it. I promised them that it can't touch windows, and will not
> > damage any of their files.
> > But every computer I've run it on, the owner has reported it has come
> > back with errors, although I have never personally witnessed them.
> >
> > Can anyone confirm that this is not the cd please? Note: I did not
> > install anything while running it live.
> >
> >
> > ===================================
> > Farran Lee
> > I'm only 15 :P
> i would be careful, its likely that something has gone wrong with
> windows because... well its windows.. and that they are blaming this
> strange thing you put on the computer once that they are unfamiliar
> with. live cds are very careful not to do anything that could hurt the
> currently installed systems (if they did there would be an outcry)
> --
> gord <gordallott at gmail.com>
> --

Hi Faran

Can you be a little more specific about the errors your friends/family
have seen?

At a guess, the only thing I can think of is Windows invoking the
chkdsk utility. Perhaps this could be caused mounting the NTFS
partition, and Windows detecting that 'it' (as in Windows) hadn't shut
it down properly hence invoking chkdsk. I don't think that you should
see any real damage to a PC.


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