__/ [ Ox ] on Monday 22 May 2006 20:36 \__
> 20 May '06 -- Setup Formatting ran 15 hours and crashed blue.
> 21 May '06 -- Setup Formatting ran 14.5 hours and crashed blue.
> "Setup cannot access this disk."
> setupdd.sys Address F84C8CAD base at F849c000 DateStamp 41107C8F
> The disk was raw just as it was the first time I installed the same XP
> My Toshiba Tecra booted up in less than ten minutes from an Ubuntu
> live disk when I discovered XP's formatting failure this morning at
> The first thing Ub did was to look for, like a babe with open lips its
> nipple, was a Wi-Fi connection.
> Me thinks the Diamond M Ranch has been selling lemons and when a
> hard drive cannot squeeze any more lemonade from them, users are
> expected to buy support or new software. Too bad so many have thrown
> away perfectly fine harddrives believing the software did not have
> designed into it.
> I am running a DBAN Mersenne twister PRNG stream@six rounds and will
> do a complete install of Ubuntu when I return home in a few hours. I
> the Diamond M boys, Bill or Steve. In the meantime I would appreciate
> any feedback on how to get XP to install as sweetly as Linux.
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| To be perfectly fair to Ubuntu I had also played with a copy of Vista
| beta. My sound card was not found, the ethernet adapter was not found,
| and my graphics has severe issues. So all in all the Ubuntu beta is
| ahead of Vista right now.
Official: Ubuntu (Linux) is easier to install than Windows!