Help Requested in Choosing a Power Linux Laptop/Notebook with Multimedia.

Chris Mohler cr33dog at
Sun May 4 02:26:12 UTC 2008

On Sat, May 3, 2008 at 9:08 PM, Matt Domsch <Matt_Domsch at> wrote:
>  Newest versions of MediaDirect (version 3 and higher IIRC) don't use
>  the Host Protected Area of the drives anymore.  They use partition
>  table swizzling code to hide/unhide the MD partition.

Yes - I recently heard of the MD disaster and have been ultra-careful
not to press the button when the power's off.  Just yesterday I
reinstalled my OS, but just before (and after) I pressed the button -
it just fired up GRUB (whew).  This is a vostro 1500 with MD 3.3.


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