Windows CDs for recovery purposes

Jason Ribeiro jason.ribeiro at gmail.com
Fri Sep 21 12:18:34 BST 2007


+80gb enclosure from me then

On 9/21/07, leftyfb at left-click.org <leftyfb at left-click.org> wrote:
> Using Windows recovery cd's does not require a license. I will be bringing a
> few of these myself in case we need them. XP Home, Pro and OEM of both.
>
> The server i'll be bringing has about 100gigs of space on it without the
> Ubuntu iso's I plan on downloading which shouldn't be too much. I'll also be
> bringing at least a couple hard drives with a usb enclosure to do backups if
> need be. I have a couple 250's i'll be bringing. Not to mention my 60GB ipod
> and some other random hard drives. If anyone else has any usb hard drive
> enclosures, it might be helpful to bring them. I'll probably invest in buying
> a few down the road. They're useful for backups and for recovering data off of
> hard drives from someone's pc.
>
>
> ---------- Original Message -----------
> From: "Martin Owens" <doctormo at gmail.com>
> To: "Caleb Marcus" <caleb.marcus at gmail.com>
> Cc: Ubuntu MA <ubuntu-us-ma at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Sent: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 22:27:01 -0400
> Subject: Re: Windows CDs for recovery purposes
>
> > > Although this may be met with some resistance, I think we should have
> > > a few Windows install CDs around during the InstallFest so that we can
> > > have access to utilities to restore NTLDR and the Windows MBR in the
> > > case of a failed Linux install, or a botched dual-boot.
> >
> > No, we don't have the required licenses to offer that and in the case
> > were such a thing would be required we would use the boot next sector
> > tool to fix the mbr. besides if it's a duel boot then grub would be
> > there anyway.
> >
> > > If there are
> > > any other ways to get the tools in the Windows CD recovery console,
> > > that may be a better option, as Windows CDs may be hard to come by. We
> > > should also maybe provide some mechanism to allow users to back up
> > > their data before proceeding with the install in the event that a use
> > > comes who hasn't done that.
> >
> > The backup problem has been running around in my mind ever since
> > Brian DeLacey posed the problem to me with regards to his home
> > network; but which would be useful for installfest networks too.
> > I'll have a play around and see what I can come up with.
> >
> > Mike what's the hard drive capacity of your server and what kind of
> > capacity can we get?
> >
> > Best Regards, Martin Owens
> >
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