dual booting XP and Linux

Mike McCarty Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net
Fri Apr 7 01:08:44 UTC 2006

Craig White wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-04-06 at 19:38 -0500, Mike McCarty wrote:


>>So <insert your own favorite expletive here> off.
> ----
> charming...

Thank you. I thought that was nicely restrained. Since I'm sure he's
a very nice guy, I'm sure the word(s) which got inserted there
were also very nice. After all, he only used the word "nonsense"
when referring to my knowlege of a situation of which he had no

> I would suspect that if the WinXP system goes into recovery mode if MBR
> is overwritten, there is another problem that is afoot and overwriting
> the MBR is merely a symptom of the issue but not really the issue
> itself. If I recall correctly, FC-2 or thereabouts had an issue

Yes, I am aware of that, and also encountered and repaired that issue.
But that was not the cause. This is an HP/Compaq, and the
"auto-recovery" is a feature of this machine which goes beyond the
normal WinXP recovery business.


In regards to the other thing, yes.

This message made from 100% recycled bits.
You have found the bank of Larn.
I can explain it for you, but I can't understand it for you.
I speak only for myself, and I am unanimous in that!

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