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« on: 03 Aug 2006, 09:57 »

My computer fucked up this morning. It keeps restarting at the same point while it boots up.
Result: I am currently running off of Damn Small Linux as I try to figure out how to format my computer, install Windows ME or 98, run a key-generator, then install Windows XP.
How do I have such a detailed plan? It's happened before.

The most annoying thing is that my rather large music collection that I have downloaded off of iTunes will be lost, apart from the small amount of it (most of which I have in CD form, anyway) that I have on my MP3 player. And that doesn't even go into the amount of saved games, homework and songs that I've written that will be lost.
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« Reply #1 on: 03 Aug 2006, 10:04 »

Couldn't you try playing around with your boot-up program to see if you can get it to skip whatever's making the computer crash? Is that even possible anymore?  I haven't tried it since the days of Windows 3.1
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« Reply #2 on: 03 Aug 2006, 10:08 »

You can't access the HDD through Linux?
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« Reply #3 on: 03 Aug 2006, 11:42 »

That's what I'm currently trying to find out, de, let's just say me and Linux don't get on. I was raised on the far more intuitive windows.
Is there anyone on this board who has any idea of what I should be doing?
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« Reply #4 on: 03 Aug 2006, 14:32 »

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That's what I'm currently trying to find out, de, let's just say me and Linux don't get on. I was raised on the far more intuitive windows.
Is there anyone on this board who has any idea of what I should be doing?


Intuitive? Retarded.

Anyway, you should be able to look up anything you need about linux on the internets.

You should be able to view your windows files by going into a terminal and type:

sudo mkdir /win
sudo mount -t ntfs /win/ /dev/hda1

If that doesn't work, change the number (it's the number of the partition, 0 is usually boot while the second one is your main storage).

"C:" should show up in /win/

It's been a while since I've been on linux, so I might have forgotten something.
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« Reply #5 on: 03 Aug 2006, 15:07 »

Intuitive? Yes. I click on a program. The program runs. Intuitive. Linux is just a glorified version of Dos.

Anyway, thanks for the help, but I solved the problem myself through running the Windows ME bootable, and formating the partition, then installed ME on it. Now I'm back running with XP on one of the partitions, and shall set up the other partition in the morning.
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« Reply #6 on: 03 Aug 2006, 19:44 »

What ever you do, don't install Windows Millenium Edition. It's the baby even a Catholic would abort.
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« Reply #7 on: 04 Aug 2006, 02:24 »

Heh, I had to in the process of getting back to XP, but yes, ME is a baby that even a catholic priest wouldn't touch.
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« Reply #8 on: 04 Aug 2006, 04:19 »

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Intuitive? Yes. I click on a program. The program runs. Intuitive. Linux is just a glorified version of Dos.


What you should do, when you know nothing about a subject, is to keep your opinion to yourself ;)
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« Reply #9 on: 04 Aug 2006, 05:26 »

did that work, shimmy?

if you'd prefer, you could download knoppix and burn it onto a cd.  it has a gui, so you might be more comfortable, and i'm pretty sure you can navigate to your hdd w/ clicking.
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« Reply #10 on: 04 Aug 2006, 05:39 »

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Intuitive? Yes. I click on a program. The program runs. Intuitive. Linux is just a glorified version of Dos.


What you should do, when you know nothing about a subject, is to keep your opinion to yourself ;)


I wholeheartedly agree.
I ran on Linux for a month last year.
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« Reply #11 on: 04 Aug 2006, 11:27 »

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I wholeheartedly agree.
I ran on Linux for a month last year.


So? That really doesn't justify calling it a glorified version of dos. What distro were you running? Did you actually read any manuals? Did you even need to run linux?
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« Reply #12 on: 04 Aug 2006, 12:08 »

Man, he calls Windows intuitive and then you call Windows "retarded" and inform him that in Linux he needs to run a console and then solve some fuckin' logic puzzle of secret code-words to access his Windows files and all I read was the word "irony" over and over again.
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« Reply #13 on: 04 Aug 2006, 13:01 »

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Man, he calls Windows intuitive and then you call Windows "retarded" and inform him that in Linux he needs to run a console and then solve some fuckin' logic puzzle of secret code-words to access his Windows files and all I read was the word "irony" over and over again.


No, the two commands were to mount his NTFS partition so he didn't have to lose all his files, which I assume he has although he hasn't said which partitions he's formatted.

Windows is about as intuitive as receiving a tool for tightening or loosening screws when asking a barman for a screwdriver.
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« Reply #14 on: 05 Aug 2006, 14:30 »

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Windows is about as intuitive as receiving a tool for tightening or loosening screws when asking a barman for a screwdriver.


I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THIS ANALOGY MEANS except that Windows is awesome.
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« Reply #15 on: 05 Aug 2006, 14:35 »

Actually, I'd say it's more like wanting to unscrew something and being handed a screwdriver.
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« Reply #16 on: 05 Aug 2006, 15:28 »

Yeah, well, your opinion is wrong.
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« Reply #17 on: 05 Aug 2006, 15:50 »

Very convincing point. *rolls eyes*

I'd say the best thing you could do is try to get a hold of an xp disc and run the repair utility.  There is a command that will fix the boot sector and that should make it work.

If that doesn't work I don't really know what to tell you because I can't actually see what your computer is doing.  Random reboots come from a number of sources.  I'd recommend opening the computer and blowing out all the dust that may have accumulated over time and then check that all of the connections are secure.

Guess it's a little late for that though.
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« Reply #18 on: 05 Aug 2006, 23:26 »

RARRGH OPERATING SYSTEMS

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« Reply #19 on: 06 Aug 2006, 05:01 »

He already formatted it Spike.

Schimmy reminds me of my mum.

"There's a minor problem with the computer."
"FORMAT IT!"
"We don't need to"
"FORMAT!"
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« Reply #20 on: 07 Aug 2006, 01:12 »

And you wonder why no one* takes Linux users seriously.

*yes, yes, internet servers blah blah slackware blah blah apache...



I'm having similar problems (w/ ASUS A8N-SLi)....what Mobo are you using?  I've found that updating the BIOS and chipset drivers often at least helps.

My recommendation (longer term)...

Have two computers.

Have two hard drives; put all the vital stuff (my documents...) on one, so when your Windows install craps out you can format and re-partition to your heart's content and not worry about your data.

And since most games plant their saves into mydocs, those'll be safe too.
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« Reply #21 on: 07 Aug 2006, 05:07 »

Two computers? Why not an external hard drive?
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« Reply #22 on: 07 Aug 2006, 11:55 »

Actually, that too.

Or, rather, an enclosure, so you can pop your fragged computer's HD's out and transfer all willy-nilly.
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« Reply #23 on: 07 Aug 2006, 12:03 »

With all the talk about linux, windows and screwdrivers, I'd say that:

Windows is like asking for a screwdriver and being handed a screwdriver and its fat, smelly, hairy operator who screws the screw in after a period of time and then charges you for it: You may or may not be able to have done a better job yourself.
Linux is like recieving the screwdriver; Only your screwed (and not the screw) if you can't use it, but happy if you've screwed enough times in your life to get it all right and get past the unexpected.
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« Reply #24 on: 07 Aug 2006, 15:49 »

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Actually, that too.

Or, rather, an enclosure, so you can pop your fragged computer's HD's out and transfer all willy-nilly.


What, you mean like a computer?
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