[Gllug] Extremely strange disk imaging problem.

david at gbenet.com david at gbenet.com
Thu Jan 20 18:36:04 UTC 2011

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Once you have installed Windows 2000 Pro it will prevent any other operating system from
booting from a CD or DVD. Ubuntu Opensuse Fedora Linux Mint. On a Dell an Acer a HP.

Microsoft produce only virus operating systems. The worst of the lot is Microsoft 2000 Pro.
It's hard to figure out what Microsoft was doing - no networking - a bit of expensive junk.
But then I think of WIN98 SE a fine operating system created by IBM


John Edwards wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 05:32:20PM +0000, david at gbenet.com wrote:
>> Windows 2000 Pro does prevent you from booting from a CD or DVD - and the only way to get
>> rid of Windows 2000 Pro is to delete the MBR.
>> In fact though you can set your order of boot in the BIOS this is ignored. I have installed
>> Windows 2000 Pro about 6 times - all on laptops all with the BIOS to boot from the CD or DVD
>> drive and all fail to boot. I've used DFSee to delete the MBR - success!
> What CD were you trying to boot?
> No sane BIOS should be reading the hard disk MBR before deciding
> whether to boot from a CD, but the software on the CD itself might.
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