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Subject: Re: unable to format hard drive?

Re: unable to format hard drive?

From: Mike Holden <>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 14:21:20 -0000 (GMT)

John Eckman said:
> Any advice? (I don't have access currently to a linux box, just win2k or
> MacOS X).

A little off-topic, but may possibly be of some use.

If you have a broadband internet connection and a cd writer, you could
have a look at - this will give you a download for
a bootable Linux distro on a CD. Just stick the CD in your drive, reboot
and you have a fully-functioning Linux distro. Your installed O/Ses are
intact, and yo ucan access their disks as well (readonly by default, but
you can change this). Handy as a rescue disk etc. You have an option to
save your settings to a usb key (I use my Rockbox for this!) and your
settings then follow you around different PCs. If you don't have a
bootable CD drive, you can create a boot floppy which will load the CD

I know that Mandrake Linux make a distro called MandrakeMove, which is
much the same concept, but I haven't tried it (yet)
Mike Holden
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Received on 2004-02-26

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