[buug] fips on my laptop
rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Aug 17 23:05:56 PDT 2000
begin physic quotation:
> I have a laptop I cant get fips to work on. First, I can't get the
> Win98 defragmenter to move some files at the end of the drive, even
> though they are marked as movable.
Then, you can't expect fips to work, until you fix that.
> Does anyone have any ideas how I can overcome this problem, so I can
> get Linux on my laptop?
Sure. Make sure you possess or acquire the ability to re-install your
Microsoft OS and applications. Put your laptop on a friendly person's
LAN. (If necessary, borrow a PCMCIA ethernet card.) Copy your data
files and configuration files across the LAN to a different machine
for safekeeping. Blow away the contents of your laptop's hard drive.
Create a smaller FAT partition, using an MS-DOS/Win8x floppy or bootable
Win98 CD-ROM. Reinstall MS Windows 98. Reinstall your applications.
Copy your data and configuration files back across the LAN. Later, at
your leisure, install a Linux distribution.
Cheers, "Open your present...."
Rick Moen "No, you open your present...."
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