From: Rick Moen (rick at domain linuxmafia.com)
Date: Tue 05 Jun 2001 - 16:06:48 IST
David, thank you. It's morning for me (here in the California
wasteland) and I'm rushed for time getting to work, so I lacked the
time, patience, and inclination to rewrite essays for people. In as
much as this is not Short Attention Span Theatre.
> Having skimmed it, it seemed to boil down to:
> 1) Most partitioning software advises you to back your machine up
> before using it. If you're taking a backup, why not repartition
> destructively with the bundled partitioning tools?
Why not repartition with the native, most-reliable tools? Having
insisted on making reliable backups, _rely_ on them. A crossover cable,
a second knockaround box, and a copy of rsync can suffice.
> 2) Why dual boot, when you can just buy another machine?
Of course, more fruitful in some places than others. This may be the
Silicon Valley desert, but at least it's crawling with computer
-- Cheers, "Being afraid of monolithic organizations especially when they have Rick Moen computers is like being afraid of really big gorillas especially rick at domain linuxmafia.com when they're on fire." -- Bruce Sterling, 01994-03-26
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