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I think Bill may have posted from a non-existent address, as the post
to vox-tech got auto-discarded, and I sent him a note, it bounced. :)

Anyway, here's Bill Wells' post in the "Windows Question for Relative" thread:


Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 12:43:10 -0700
From: Bill Wells <ahmmer29@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] [OT] Windows Question for Relative
To: "lugod's technical discussion forum" <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>

On Wednesday 11 May 2005 09:41, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> On Wed, May 11, 2005 at 08:51:08AM -0700, Bob Scofield wrote:
> > On Tuesday 10 May 2005 22:06, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> > >   cat /proc/cpuinfo
> >
> > Sorry.  I guess I'm too tired to even recognize file names.
>
> Well, out of context, simply saying "/foo/bar" to someone who might not be
> intimately familiar with the Kernel's new "foo" virtual filesystem, doesn't
> really explain to them what it is or does or how to 'use' it.  Could be an
> executable script, could be a directory, could be a binary file you need to
> run through some magic program/viewer.  In this case, it just happened to
> be a text file you run through the not-so-magic "cat" (or "less" or "more",
> or you could even "vi" or "kate" it... whatever floats yer boat!)
>
> And, of course, fortunately this file is readable w/o root permissions,
> so that similifies things.  But again, who's to know w/o being told, or
> knowing in advance.
>
>
> <snip>
>
> > Here's one final question.  As part of my missionary work I'm taking my
> > SuSE CD's.  But it just dawned on me that while I have set up dual boot
> > systems several times in the past, it has always been with Windows 98. 
> > Are there any special difficulties in setting up a dual boot with XP?
>
> Yes, but I've never done ANY kind of dual boot, so I don't know

I just did a Slackware/XP install, twice :^).  First time for practice, second 
time, I hope for real.  I put Xp on first, then installed Slackware 10.1 and 
chose the option to put the boot info in the MBR (not recommended) ; works 
like a charm.  

> specifically. Something to do with MBR (master boot record) or some-such. 
> I'm sure someone else has already responded.  ;)  If not, maybe search
> vox-tech archives or Google for it.
>
> Good luck!
>
Bill Wells
> -bill!
> bill@newbreedsoftware.com
> http://newbreedsoftware.com/
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