[OT] Windoz Install CD and Linux?

Thomas Kaiser ubuntu at kaiser-linux.li
Wed Feb 13 23:43:54 UTC 2008

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On 10/02/2008, Thomas Kaiser <ubuntu at kaiser-linux.li> wrote:
>> It's a Laptop, so there is only one slot where I can put in the HD. Usually on a
>>  Laptop HD is no jumper.
> Sorry, I missed that detail, though I do see that it was in your
> original post. Sorry.
>>  I pulled the HD until the Windoz Install CD did boot and put it back just after
>>  that. IDE is not hot plug. So, the BIOS did not recognize the HD :-(
>>  Later, I will backup the data (image) and format that HD and then we see what
>>  happens. But I am pretty sure that then the Windoz Live CD will boot, because
>>  then it is the same situation as I have now. A new, empty HD!
> Let us know if the format helps, but I doubt that it would. Since you
> mention that other bootable CDROMs boot the problem is specific to a
> particular CDROM in conjunction with a particular hard drive. That is
> interesting.

Today, I copied the data from my former HD to the new one I just bought last 
Now, this "old" HD is ready to some tests.

I did do nothing to this HD since I posted last week to this ML.
Today I copied the data I needed and stared to play with the "old" HD.
Just put it back in my Laptop and tried to boot the Windoz install CD again, no 
I booted with the Ubuntu live CD and it booted fine!
Then I killed all all partitions with fdisk (in Ubuntu) and rebooted with the 
Winowz install CD.

And it booted ...

At the moment it's still formating (Windowz install routine?).

Greetings to the bill.



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