[svlug] does windows me have even more problems coinstalling with linux than win98?
steffl at bigfoot.com
Mon Apr 2 15:15:02 PDT 2001
"M. Jackson Wilkinson" wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 02, 2001 at 11:01:18AM +0400, Hans Reiser wrote:
> > I had to make windows me the only partition on my hard drive before it would
> > install without complaining about an error during formatting. The word "error"
> > is as much information as was given by windows.
> > Either there is a hard drive error, or user error, or windows me is more evil
> > than any windows before:-/, not sure which is most likely.
> I have had no such issues... my winme/debian partitions are cohabitating
> quite nicely.
well, there are some companies like HP that ship this funny (or sad,
depending on your viewpoint) 'image' instead of windows installation
disk and this 'image' insists on installing the windows exactly like it
was instructed, including partition table etc... I have such a disk with
HP pavilion N5170 notebook and haven't had time to ask their support how
do I reinstall it on different HD or with different partition layout (I
ended up just using parted to trim the original windows partition and
installed guess what).
there might be regular windows install somewhere on those two CDs that
came with notebook, I haven't investigated very throughly...
More information about the svlug