[OT] Windoz Install CD and Linux?

Thomas Kaiser ubuntu at kaiser-linux.li
Sat Feb 9 19:08:00 UTC 2008

Mike McMullin wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-02-09 at 19:01 +0100, Thomas Kaiser wrote:
>> steve wrote:
>>> Hash: SHA1
>>> Thomas Kaiser wrote:
>>> | Hello everyone
>>> |
>>> | I have a test Laptop, currently Ubuntu 7.10 and fedora as double boot
>>> installed.
>>> | Because of webcam driver development I decided to trash the first
>>> partition and
>>> | install Windoz on it. But this was not possible, the Windoz install CD
>>> did not
>>> | boot on this laptop :-(. I tried the CD on a other PC and it was
>>> booting just fine!
>>> | Today, I bought a new HD for that laptop and now the Windoz install CD
>>> just
>>> | booted fine!? and I could install Windoz!
>>> |
>>> | Does the Windoz XP Pro install CD have some "anti" Linux detection?
>>> |
>>> | Anyone out there had the same experience?
>>> |
>>> | Thomas
>>> |
>>> |
>>> its got nothing to do with "anti linux"  detection. theres no such
>>> thing.  im 100% sure its got more to do with one of these 3, the cdrom
>>> driver, bios boot settings, or the type of cd you used.
>> I did play with all BIOS settings. An none did work. The Ubuntu live CD was 
>> always booting OK! Then I took out the HD and the Windoz XP install CD did boot! 
>> Really strange.
>   Check the boot order preference settings in the bios, you want the
> dvd/cd-rom to boot before the hard drives.  BTW if this is a Windows
> also system, you may want to ensure that it is never booted with media
> in the optical drives, unless you intend it that way, should you choose
> to not boot from the HD first.  There are still some nasties that find
> their way onto commercial media, as well as home brew disks

Thanks for this hints, but I am pretty sure I know what I am doing! It is (was) 
a Linux only Laptop. The HD I intended to install Windoz has my home partition 
on it, so I want to keep this partition.

Anyway, I just asked if somebody did have the same experience like I had.

Now, there is a new a HD in my Laptop and I could install this thing  witch 
starts with W.....

Hopefully, When everything goes like I except, there will be some new webcams 
working in Linux soon.


PS: I just need this f.. Windoz staff to re-engineer the W driver!


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