[OT] was (Re: Memtest choice on dual boot)

Allen Meyers texas.chef94 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 11:28:55 UTC 2009

On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 4:24 AM, Thorny <thorntreehome at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 02 Apr 2009 09:05:06 -0600, Allen Meyers posted:
>>> For example:
>>> I could say to you, "don't post in HTML, idiot".
>>> On the other hand, I might choose to say it, "please post in text only
>>> to this list as per the Mailing List Etiquette on this page".
>>> http://www.ubuntu.com/support/community/mailinglists/etiquette You can
>>> configure your mail client to use text only.
>> Yea been there done that went to settings choose choose text encoding
> Yes, however, that is not the place to make the change. That chooses the
> text "encoding", not whether or not the email is in RTF (Rich Text Format,
> what we mean by HTML in this case).
> Have a look at your menu bar when you compose a message, if you see ways
> to format bold; italic; underlined; and line spacing ; bullets; etc. then
> you're composing in RTF. To the right on that menu is there a
> link(underlined), "Plain Text" which you can click to compose in plain
> text?
>> The separate partition for /boot was something I had not considered and
>> since
>> mepis8 is by itself on a 40GB HD I could do that with ease. Would it
>> just be a question of resizing creating a new partition label /boot and
>> does that boot
>> inclusion under flags sda1 have to be removed?
> No, as we have discussed previously, GRUB doesn't care about boot flags.
> And, no, it isn't as simple as creating a new partition, you'd also have
> to copy the boot files there exactly as they exist now and re-write the
> MBR to point to the new boot partition. At this point in your learning
> curve that would be work for very little benefit (only that you'd learn,
> possibly learn from an unbootable system for a while). Good idea to keep a
> live CD around.
> I can't think of any reason for you to switch to a separate boot partition
> given the way you use your computer. The only time it might matter would
> be if you decided to format the partition where your current /boot lives
> (I guess it's the mepis install). This might be a good time to make a
> backup of your working menu.lst and keep it someplace you won't format.
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Thanks on /boot partition etc case closed and can move on plus
eyeopener on plain text as evidenced this post.

Allen Meyers
texas.chef94 at gmail.com

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