Posts tagged ‘windows’

Sarcasm or Acknowledgment ?

Linus at a Windows 7 booth

Linus at a Windows 7 booth

Microsoft tried to torpedo the success of the Japan Linux Symposium by launching their Windows 7 product that same day. They even had setup a big promotion booth across the street from the conference center.

During a break, we decided to make some fun of Microsoft and dragged Linus over there. When we arrived there, Linus was sold immediately on the product as you can see in the picture. At least that’s what the sales guy thought. He obviously had no idea who he was dealing with. But in the end Linus surprisingly did not buy a copy. Wise man!

Source: LinuxQuestions.org

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[howto] Restore Grub

It is always recommended to install Windows first and then Linux, however if you would prefer [for some weird reasons] to do the opposite then follow this guide!

Requirement:

You need a Linux LIVE CD. E.g.-> ubuntu or suse or mandriva,etc etc.

Boot from your Live CD. Now open a terminal and type in:

grub

find /boot/grub/stage1

Now it will show you the correct root partition.

root (hd0,1)   [replace 0 and 1 according to the output!]

setup (hd0)

quit

sudo grub-install /dev/sda [or hda , whichever is your MBR]

reboot

Done!