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Re: Everything you need to know about Vista
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2006, 04:07:59 PM »
Maybe I'm the only one that's had probs with installing Linux after windows.  I usually follow Techs advice above.

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Re: Everything you need to know about Vista
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2006, 06:01:55 PM »
Backing up, fixing and restoring MBR

1. Backup the MBR by Linux:
    dd if=/dev/$WINDOWS_DISK of=mbr.backup bs=512 count=1
    Where $WINDOWS_DISK will most likely be hda. You want the disk NOT the partition. Keep the mbr.backup file somewhere safe.

2. After installing Windows, get into a Linux system, either with a Kubuntu bootdisk, or a live system, and run the restore command.
    dd if=mbr.backup of=/dev/$WINDOWS_DISK bs=512 count=1
    If you need to change the Windows partitioning, do that in Linux with (qt)parted, before running the dd command.

This method could FAIL if you change anything in your partition table after you've made the backup. If it get wrong, you would lose your partition table, which renders your data inaccessible until you fix it...

All commands will need to be run as root in Linux.
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Re: Everything you need to know about Vista
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2007, 04:49:19 PM »
I'm using three OS on my PC: WinXP Pro and Feodora Core 6, also I'm trying OpenBSD 3.9 and want to mix Feodora partition with new Mandriva.
I have Ubuntu, but only as life CD - sometimes it helps me to restore Feodora after my experiments.

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Re: Everything you need to know about Vista
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2007, 12:41:24 PM »
I wonder if this might be relevant to Cloussau's previous posting re content protection: George Ou seems to be having a lot of problems playing media files on Vista, amongst other problems:

Long list of Vista bugs that will keep me off Vista

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/?p=402
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Re: Everything you need to know about Vista
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2007, 04:45:33 PM »
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George Ou seems to be having a lot of problems playing media files on Vista
He's not the only one.... Vista wouln't recognize my soundcard.... :'( :'(
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Re: Everything you need to know about Vista
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2007, 04:53:32 PM »
Is there any good reason to upgrade to Vista? I haven't found any. If there's any one please tell me.