[Wolves] More Ubuntu woes...
kevanf1 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 23 09:50:54 GMT 2004
On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 22:12:11 +0000 (GMT), Peter Oliver
<p.d.oliver at mavit.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Dec 2004, Kevanf1 wrote:
> > Well I am sorry to have to report more woes with Ubuntu. I gave out
> > one of the CD's I received - official ones from Ubuntu themselves, not
> > copies I have burned - to one of my brother's mates. Apparently it
> > has wiped his hard drive. Now before anybody asks more I don't know
> > any more than that at the moment. My bro' spoke to me minutes ago and
> > told me. I don't have a clue whether it was the live CD or the proper
> > install one.
> It's quite possible that it "wiped" it by installing Ubuntu on it. Even
> if the installer said, "Warning! You're about to blow away all your
> data!!", it's pretty likely that if someone didn't understand they were
> installing an operating system they would just click through, being
> conditioned to do this by Windows software installers.
> Peter Oliver
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Agreed, Peter, it is entirely possible. I'm just paranoid now after
my experience. Unfortunately the guy involved is not somebody I know
at all. He is purely one of my brother's mates. I understand that he
'knows' his way around a PC. But what that means encompasses a
hundred and one things. As you say, he could well be M$ conditioned.
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