[ubuntu-uk] mbr

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 22:36:56 UTC 2012

On 28 January 2012 22:12, Jim Price <d1version at hotmail.com> wrote:
> On 28/01/12 21:13, Liam Proven wrote:
>> On 28 January 2012 19:10, Barry Drake<ubuntu-advertising at gmx.com>  wrote:
>>> On 28/01/12 17:31, Liam Proven wrote:
>>>> There are boot floppy images for free download on:
>>>> http://www.bootdisk.com/
>>> Free download? �The guy seems to want me to pay $4 for any of his
>>> downloads.
>>> �Could be worth it, but I'll stick with Clonezilla as it doesn't cost
>>> even
>>> $1.
>> I've been using the site for more than a decade&  I've never paid.
>> It's not like he owns the software; it's mostly Microsoft copyright. I
>> just checked the site and I did not see any requests for payment or
>> anything. I am thus puzzled.
> They wanted $9.75 from me. The link from this sentence in the article:
> "Please note that this download is no longer free, due to licensing
> restrictions imposed upon us."
> linked to:
> http://neosmart.net/blog/2011/windows-recovery-discs-updated-reinstated/
> which explained how MS wanted their pound of flesh.
> I too will be sticking to free tools. I find the Ubuntu server CDs ideal for
> re-installing a broken Grub2 MBR with minimum hassle.

Eh? That's not bootdisk.com, that's the Windows recovery CD! Something
totally different on a different site.

I shall keep mine safe, then.

It might also be worth searching the torrent indices for it. It was
widely out there at one time.

Also, MICROS~1 are [a] bloody idiots who have destroyed goodwill by
this and [b] rapacious money-grabbing swine.

Not that this will be news to anybody here, I suspect.

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