From: Liam Bedford (lbedford at domain lbedford.org)
Date: Tue 19 Jun 2001 - 13:53:59 IST
On Tue, Jun 19, 2001 at 01:14:54PM +0100, Kenn Humborg came forth with:
> > Second, I do have a wodge of CDs from Dell, but I don't trust my
> > ability to get it back to the status quo ante. However, if I'm just
> > resizing the partition with FIPS, I've a good chance of not needing
> > to re-install? Yes? Is FIPS the tool of choice?
> For the last year or so, OEMs have not been shipping
> _install_ CDs for Windows. They are shipping _recovery_
> What this means is that you slap in the CD, boot from it
> and it will put your machine back to the way it left the
> factory. And only _your_ machine, since the CD is somehow
> tied to your hardware signature.
> So, you should have no trouble restoring ME if you screw
> something up. However, you won't be able to use this CD
> to install ME alongside Linux...
In all fairness, the VAIO cd's I have will keep any partitioning
that you have already, if you ask them to.
You have to explicitly make it delete them..
(note that it will mess up a dual boot system, because
it'll overwrite the MBR)
-- Liam Bedford | Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire Software Engineer | And though the holes were rather small WBT Systems, Block 2, | They had to count them all Harcourt Centre, Harcourt St. | Now they know how many holes it takes to fill 01-4170100 | The Albert Hall
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