[Dshield] OT - to Antti - Is this normal?

Lauro, John jlauro at umflint.edu
Mon Jun 24 14:44:04 GMT 2002

Even though it is possible to configure dual boot without loosing
information, backup your hard drive, especially any critical

Dual boot can be a bit complicated to explain, but there is good
documentation on most of it.  Unfortunately, sometimes they can be
tricky to find.  Searching for "dual boot linux windows" from
hotbot.com (one of my favorite search engines), the first entry is:
http://www.icc3.com/ec/linux/linux8.html which appears to have a
fairly good description of how to setup dual boot.

If your distribution of linux is a few years old, and you have a CD-RW
drive, I highly recommend you download a newer distribution.  (or
purchase one if you don't have a CD-RW or have a slow internet

-----Original Message-----
From: Mercy [mailto:Mercymail at mindspring.com] 
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 2:38 AM
To: list at dshield.org
Subject: Re: [Dshield] OT - to Antti - Is this normal?

I'd like to set up a dual boot, so i can run my win & linux together.

I have linux-mandrake somewhre around here.  I bought it a few years

Seems that linux people don't like to help newbies.  They tell you to
the linux pages, and I have, but how the heck am i supposed to know
how to
do it unless i'm looking at the OS on my desktop?

Oh well.... one day i'll get it sorted out ;)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Antti Tolamo" <Usenet at linux.tola.org>
To: <list at dshield.org>
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2002 8:36 AM
Subject: Re: [Dshield] Is this normal?

> Viestissä Sunnuntai 23. Kesäkuuta 2002 03:17, kirjoitit:
> > I've heard the same things too, Antti.  About MS programs 'calling
> > they can see who's using pirated software.  Never knew if it was
true or
> > not, still not sure, but i believe it's likely. (knowing MS after
> > all the things they try to do).
> >
> > I saw on Tech TV about how MS wants to make a way so that if
> > a MS OS, you can only use MS software products.
> >
> > I'd definetly switch to linux then. (Still would like to switch to
> > but that means i'd have to give up so many programs i use that
> > for lin.)
> >
> > Sorry for rambling,
> > Mercy
> No problem, like you see, I do it a lot , ;)
> I love linux myself, but migrating to it is a long time
> project.  Don't get ne wrong I'm not talking against
> linux, I just warn that it needs more skills and tiime
> to learn well. Otherwise it can be more insecure
> than Windows. Linux  really needs to be controlled & configutred
>  by console, despite somebody might claim otherwise.
> Understanding what one does, is more important in linux than
> in Windows.
> 've used same  linux  setup about one and a half year, and I've
> never needed to install it again during that time.
> Infact, I've changed motherboad. changed file system on hard disk,
> upgraded whole system to better kernel with all new system files
> a problem.  It is also a internet server with lot of multimedia
> and has been 24/h  online without no problems. Rock solid, far
> as I'm concerrned.
> In mean time, I've had to re-install Windows 2000 about 2-3 times.
> observation is that Windows 2000 has the same flaw as all Windowses:
> in 6-9 months installing it againi becomes mandatory. And Linux
> and seems to do most things moreo quickly than Windows, it is far
> resource hungry, But Windows is easier to end use at average, what
> configuring hardware and installing software..
> Sorry for rambling again.
> Antti
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