[BLUG] Install Fest
eriktwallace at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 22:34:56 EST 2010
Ok, well that sounds pretty close to what I had in mind. So far as I
understand media direct is supposed to allow viewing of DVD's without
launching into the OS, I have not made much use of it though. I think you
are right that blowing everything away and repartitioning from scratch is a
better idea. But do I really need to be installing windows 7? If I can get
my hands on an XP disk, why bother with windows 7? I even have a Vista
installation CD among my recovery CDs, so if windows 7 were to be installed,
it seems I could use my Vista installation CD and then install windows 7
over it. You mentioned earlier that you would be willing to help me set
this up. If you really are willing to do this, then maybe we could arrange
a time for it soon. Thank you for all of your advice.
On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 5:39 PM, Mark Warner <markwarner1954 at att.net> wrote:
> If it were mine I'd backup/image/whatever, then blow everything away,
> and repartition the raw drive with a target NTFS basic partition for
> Windows, and an extended with a swap, root, and home partition for
> Linux. (I don't know what the Media Direct thing is all about.) Then
> install Windows using the recovery disks, followed by the Linux install.
> OEM installs with all the hidden partitions and whatnot are a right
> PITA. It appears you are affiliated with IU? You can get a Windows 7
> disk for $20. An install of XP or Vista is a prerequisite, but that's
> easily accomplished -- get a copy of the IU XP disk (everybody in town
> has one), do a quick base install, then install Win 7. After going
> through all that nonsense, the Linux install will be a breeze, and
> you'll have a much greater appreciation for what FOSS is all about.
> Erik Wallace wrote:
> > My computer is a dell laptop. I have all of the original recovery disks
> > (still unopened).
> Mark Warner
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