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Re: [Rival] Vista7 Tries to 'Kill' Linux... with Sabotage


On Feb 20, 8:05 pm, Roy Schestowitz <newsgro...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:
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> | When I installed the Windows 7 beta on Disk 1, I hoped that it would ignore
> | Disk 0 completely. No such luck: it found the Vista boot block, ignored the
> | grub menu, and created a new Windows boot menu for itself and Vista on Disk
> | 0. (I probably should have unplugged the Samsung disk for the installation.
> | Now I think of it.) The Ubuntu ext3 and swap partitions are still there, but
> | I can't boot to Ubuntu.      
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> http://weblog.infoworld.com/stratdev/archives/2009/02/windows_7_is_ni...
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> Related:
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> Vista SP1 won't install on dual-boot systems: Microsoft
>
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> | If you’re dualbooting Windows Vista Enterprise or Ultimate alongside a Linux
> | distro, and have installed the Linux bootloader into the MBR, then you’re
> | guaranteed to run into problems when installing Vista Service Pack 1,
> | Microsoft has admitted.  
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> http://apcmag.com/vista_sp1_wont_install_on_dualboot_systems_microsof...
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> Geek in Paradise - Vista Upgrade
>
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> | As the HP Advisor disc was in the process of finishing, the machine
> | froze solid. After giving it 5 minutes of no disk activity, I reset
> | the machine to be greeted by a lovely blinking cursor. I put the
> | Vista disc in and booted into a repair installation, where I ran the
> | Repair tool. My hunch was proved correct when it returned a corrupted
> | MBR, which it had fixed. Thinking all was well, I rebooted to be
> | greeted with a black screen (no blinking cursor). Well, there's
> | something more going on so I rebooted into the repair tool and let
> | it do it's thing. This time, it found a Corrupted Partition table
> | which it then said it repaired. Awesome! Next reboot was greeted by
> | the same black screen, so I figured the other partition was corrupt
> | as well and let the repair tool run again and fix the partition
> | table again. Reboot, same thing...
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> http://geekinparadise.com/2007/04/05/vista-upgrade/
>
> Vista scoots to new boot, but it's still kinda rooted
>
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> | While Microsoft would like the world to believe that anyone running Windows
> | has no need of any other operating system, that attitude doesn?t cut much
> | mustard with many of its users.
> |
> | Why settle for one OS when your PC is easily capable of running two or
> | more?
> |
> | [...]
> |
> | One of the more questionable tactics that Microsoft has implemented in
> | Vista is to automatically overwrite any existing MBR during the
> | installation process without asking if you mind or giving you an option
> | to back up.
> |
> | Microsoft says that the Windows installation system can't intelligently
> | interrogate an existing non-MS MBR, although such features are quite
> | common in the install routine for other OSes.
> |
> | It also argues that an "official" Vista MBR is required for security
> | features -- such as measured boot, which works with Trusted Platform
> | Module (TPM)-enabled chips to check that the OS hasn't been hacked or
> | altered each time it boots -- to work correctly.
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> http://www.apcstart.com/site/akidman/2006/09/1656/vista-scoots-to-new...
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> | >From bradsi Fri Sep 91 10:01:22 PDT
> | To bradc; jimail; johnlu; mikemur; paulma; russs; steveb; tonya
> | Cc: mackm
> | Subject: dri/novell/ibm
> |
> | .. drdos has problems running windows today.
> | And I assume will have more problems in the future.
> |
> | ..
> |
> | To: bradsi
> | Subject: RE: dri/novell/ibm
> | Date Fri Sep 27 18:26:52 PDT 1991
> |
> | You should make sure it has problems in the future :)
> |
> | jim
> |
> | ..
> |
> | From bradc Fri Sep 27 18:35:22 1991
> | To: bradsi
> | Cc: bradc; richab; richf; loaya
> | Subject: FW: FYI - Windows message
> | Date Fri Sep 27 18:36:31 PDT 1991
> |
> | ..
> |
> | I asked to have this forwarded to me.
> |
> | Two cents from richf and I;
> |
> | 1) The check for dr dos better be perfect, otherwize you could be in a heep
> | of  
> | trouble ..
> |
> | ..
> |
> | 4) The PC-DOS statement is problematic if ibm calls dr dos pc dos 6 so we
> | think  
> | that we have to not state ms-dos or pc-dos directly
> |
> | ..
> |
> | we can get the message out that they don't work with windows without seeming
> | so  
> | manipulative. We need to say the right thing so that people get the right
> | message - we are helping users by giving them info that windows is only tsted
> | on ms-dos.
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> http://edge-op.org/iowa/www.iowaconsumercase.org/011607/0000/PX00978.pdf
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Thanks for the warning.

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