Originally Posted by TarFile
Well one that I do on a regular basis is leave a DVD from a distribution I have installed in a VM in the drive, then shutdown.
Then I am quite startled when I later boot up to see the installation screen for some other distro pop up.
LOL! we (my friends & co.) did this on real machines of the day
, and quite on few occasions!
- tapes (!)
- floppy (each 5.25 and 3.5 ones)
You name it, and we had it covered all (Yes we go way back with those numerals
Luckily there are but few OSes able to install without "good love
", and none was at hand in that time
the way VMs work, only time is lost (if restore points are properly set
, that is! )
Here an semi OT:
1. Not me personally
2. Not a computer
But do read on it's related:
It was the time, back then, when we went to a computer (the 8 bit era) with a tiny screwdriver (2.3 x 0.5 mm tip or the like) or a hairpin if desperate. Just to be able to adjust the head of the tape drive, so the "program loads".
After a few tries, one would manage to get lucky, and there the session would commence.
Tedious, to put it short and mildly.
The glorious days of "<-L" and Commodore 64 supreme reign...
Then the 5.25" floppies came along, and we where both so exited and tired of "azimuth seeking".
One of the first floppies a friend of mine bought, was for one of his most favorite games.
He was so proud and happy.
And on a floppy disk too - non English speaker as we where back then, we could merely understand the disks where "flexible", so we assumed fold-able.
Little did we know to what degree...
He did not only fold his floppy disk, and not only twice
He did press the folds flat, in fact so flat, that the double folded floppy would not wrinkle his summer shirt he wore that evening. At least not too much.
Elbows atop his head (sort of like Popeye) did he walk into our club, proudly did he present us with his item:
"what does he do with that, is it a list on paper?, no wait..."
He unfolded it and tried to use it...
The rest is history...
But one of the epitome of "the stupidest thing" in IT of all times.