[OT] Windoz Install CD and Linux?

Thomas Kaiser ubuntu at kaiser-linux.li
Sat Feb 9 21:07:21 UTC 2008

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On 09/02/2008, Thomas Kaiser <ubuntu at kaiser-linux.li> 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!
> First ensure that your BIOS was properly configured. If so, then file
> a bug with Microsoft.
>>  Does the Windoz XP Pro install CD have some "anti" Linux detection?
> If it didn't boot, it doesn't know that Linux was installed on the machine.
>>  Anyone out there had the same experience?
> Not with original install media. In the distant past when I was
> willing to help people install Windows from illegal copies, this was
> not unusual.
> Dotan Cohen
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Hi Dotan

The strange thing here, as soon as I disconnect the HD this W.. Install CD did 
boot. And now, I just installed a brand new HD, the W... installations just 
works fine?!



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