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Old 12-11-2008, 07:29 PM   #16
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With Bootitng, I use expensive trial software till the trial runs out. Then I spend eight minutes wiping out the OS that has record of it's trial use and reloading an image of that OS freshly installed, add another two minutes to reinstall the trial software and keep on truckin'. Ten minutes!

Bootitng may have cost me $35.00, but the money I save using trial software is astronomical. Not only is it "harmless", it is a wise investment.

The list of advantages using this software is endless.
I can stretch this thread to at least 300 posts if you care to continue bashing member suggestions "Mr. Moderator".

Last edited by Junior Hacker; 12-11-2008 at 07:36 PM. Reason: Had to remove a word
 
Old 12-12-2008, 12:24 PM   #17
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If you are capable of reading what it says there, so are others. Therefore it is not necessary for me to mention anymore than I have because I provided a link to the web site.

Making your comment pointless and one sided, and showing others "how narrow minded you are" when it comes to using available software.
Who gives a damn if it's not free, it is robust and free to try.
What made you post such a comment when trying this software is harmless?
What's going on in that narrow mind of yours?

Settle down there buddy. This is an open source forum that prefers to push open source software. Many of the users here have no interest in wasting there time with software that isn't free. Your links weren't removed, unSpawn just simply pointed out that it was not free software, a point you decided not to make.

Please end the senseless bickering about this, it is now mucking up the thread.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 03:49 PM   #18
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Settle down there buddy. This is an open source forum that prefers to push open source software.
This forum is where Linux users come for help, not a portal to promote open source software. Where does it say here at LQ that you are not allowed to help someone by suggesting the use of "any" software?
Can you point that out for me please.
And there is no need for moderators to come and bash member suggestions that are perfectly viable. I posted a link to the web page that says just that.

unSpawn's comment is rude, obnoxious, and uncalled for.
It is in your best interest to back down ASAP. Because I don't.

And please, show me where it says I cannot help Linux users by recommending revolutionary software.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 04:05 PM   #19
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This forum is where Linux users come for help, not a portal to promote open source software. Where does it say here at LQ that you are not allowed to help someone by suggesting the use of "any" software?
Can you point that out for me please.
And there is no need for moderators to come and bash member suggestions that are perfectly viable. I posted a link to the web page that says just that.

unSpawn's comment is rude, obnoxious, and uncalled for.
It is in your best interest to back down ASAP. Because I don't.

And please, show me where it says I cannot help Linux users by recommending revolutionary software.
Your comments were rude and obnoxious and since you clearly don't get the point I'll give you a couple days to cool off.

Just to note... your fine to recommend the software. What is not fine is garbage posts like this: "Maybe you should read before opening your big YAP!" which is clearly antagonistic. This is certainly not the first time you've chosen an insulting tone with people. If you'd like to talk about this further please contact me privately.

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Old 12-12-2008, 04:10 PM   #20
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Thanks to Bootitng, I don't come to forums asking questions. Because I'm not afraid to hack at a copy of my Windows installation in the 15th partition, or my Linux installation in the first partition. Bootitng has made a geek out of me.
With the archaic partitioning schemes, you are pretty much destined to put Windows in the fastest part of the drive, the first partition, while leaving your favorite Linux partition somewhere further down the drive where you don't have the same speed.
This is another advantage to using "more modern" booting technology for Linux users, you have the choice as to where you'll put each OS.

As mentioned before, we'll stretch this thread to at least 300 posts as I list the advantages to moving along with modern technology instead of living in the past.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 04:33 PM   #21
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chipotphe:

Looking at what your current partitioning scheme is, I would recommend increasing the space that you currently have allocated for the root partition if this is for a work station. The /usr/ directory hierarchy is where most of the new packages you install will be saved. It will tend to grow in time. I tend to install a lot of the packages from my install dvd to try them out, so my experience here may be worse than others.

I noticed the unallocated spaces around /dev/sda9 and /dev/sda6.

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Old 12-21-2008, 04:27 PM   #22
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chipotphe:

Looking at what your current partitioning scheme is, I would recommend increasing the space that you currently have allocated for the root partition if this is for a work station. The /usr/ directory hierarchy is where most of the new packages you install will be saved. It will tend to grow in time. I tend to install a lot of the packages from my install dvd to try them out, so my experience here may be worse than others.

I noticed the unallocated spaces around /dev/sda9 and /dev/sda6.
Hi jschiwal,

Thanks for your feedback.
In the meantime I found some explanation for my problem:

Grub has been installed in MBR (=stage 1)
In this stage 1 (in MBR) there is a hardcoded link (sectoraddress) to stage 2.
At that address (stage 2) there is then a link ((hdx,y)/boot/grub.config) to the place where grub.config is.
When I deleted partitions : link to stage 2 is still valid ! (at that given sectoraddress stage 2 is still present)
But hdx,y has changed ! cannot find grub.config anymore.

So I think I have found the real problem.

regards,
 
  


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