[OT] Windoz Install CD and Linux?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 08:43:15 UTC 2008

On 14/02/2008, Thomas Kaiser <ubuntu at kaiser-linux.li> wrote:
> Today, I copied the data from my former HD to the new one I just bought last
>  weekend.
>  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
>  luck!
>  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.
>  Thomas

Interesting. As if an entry in the partition table would have
prevented CompactDiskA from booting, but not CompactDiskB. The
contents of CompactDisk[A||B] cannot matter as that cannot be
determined before the system tried to boot from it if no OS is loaded.

Dotan Cohen


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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