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Re: [TCLUG:3909] Erasing Linux, going back to Windows

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Sometime around the 4th of February in 1999, a certain Christopher Palmer said:

: > Actually, I've had an install of Win95 go bad and hose every other
: > partition on the drive, including three Linux partitions and two BeOS
: > partitions. Not a fun evening.
: That's precisely what I'm afraid of, and it doesn't surprise me that it's
: possible. What was the nature of the destruction? Was it somethng that
: could have been prevented by the installation of Windows on a separate HDD
: altogether? That's the setup I'm looking to establish. But I'm *still* not
: sure that would be safe. I'm even considering unplugging my Linux drives
: every time I boot Windows. :P

It was a while ago, but I think the power in the room blinked and reset
the machine in the middle of the install .. I remember having to restore a
partial install .. all I know is that when it was done, all my other
partitions were overwritten (it made a new partition table right over my
existing data).

Once it's installed, though, it's entirely benign. I think I've still got
a Win95 partition on this drive that works fine. It's been a while.

I don't know about dual-booting Win98, though. I'll never pollute my hard
drive with that trash when I've got a perfectly good first-run Win95-0 cd
here. It's the lesser of all the evils.

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