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Old 08-31-2004, 12:18 PM   #16
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/funny thread/
if the disks don't work, you can always build a clock out of it.....
maybe there is a HOWTO.....( use google.)

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Old 08-31-2004, 04:17 PM   #17
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And what are the chances that these CDs will work on that machine?
[*J.W. slaps his hand to his forehead*]

unixfreak: You have made it absolutely clear that you are concerned about this -- we get it. But honestly, it is impossible for anybody here to give you an iron-clad guarantee about whether the disks will work or not. I'm surprised you seem to have such difficulty grasping this simple concept, but perhaps rephrasing this comment another way might be helpful:

There is no reason to think that there would be any trouble with installing Linux from these disks.

Beyond that, nothing can be said about the probability of success or failure, although the chances are strongly in your favor that the disks are just fine. Is it possible that there could be a problem? Yes, but let's cross that bridge if or when we come to it. In the meantime, continuing to demand reassurances again and again on an answer that has already been made clear many times seems pretty pointless if you ask me.

The best course of action for you to take is to simply try to install Linux on your machine, using those disks, and see how it goes. If you run into trouble, just post back here. -- J.W.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 05:14 PM   #18
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Like I said, the other machine is far far away so I can't give you any results. I just thought I asked this question because I heard that the computers in Europe can't read our CD that's purchased here in the US.

I am just getting prepared.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 05:38 PM   #19
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There are problems with certain DVDs (with films and such things), but not with CDs. But still, it's not guaranteed (cds broken during transport, certain drives don't read certain cds etc).
 
Old 08-31-2004, 05:44 PM   #20
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So I will have no problem with that machine reading the Linux install CDs??
 
Old 08-31-2004, 05:55 PM   #21
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I don't think so.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 06:57 PM   #22
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OK -- unixfreak, I will conclude that you are no longer asking a serious question anymore and are only trying to get a rise out of people here by constantly repeating your question regardless of the fact that it has been answered. To repeat for the last time: Yes, the disks will probably work, but you won't truly know until you try to use them.

I will now exit this conversation, as it seems to only be going in circles, and you seem to either be ignoring or not reading the responses you are receiving. -- J.W.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 11:29 PM   #23
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Thank god

It's taken nigh on 400 posts, but finally unixfreak has been outed as a troll.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 05:55 PM   #24
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No, he wasn't.
 
  


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