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Tuesday July 23, 2002
10:09 PM

OS Wars

[ #6594 ]
Han: What the? We come outta a failed install into a missing mbr, some sort of logical partition collision. It's not on any of the charts.

Luke: What's going on?

Han: We followed the instructions except...no FreeBSD.

Luke: Whaddya mean? Where is it?

Han: That's what I'm trying to tell you kid. All the non-Windows partitions have been totally blown away.

Luke: What?! How?

Obi Wan: Destroyed...by FreeBSD.

Han: The entire Microsoft corporation couldn't destroy all the partitions. It'd take more 1.44" floppies than you'd need to store Windows XP than I've...

There's another OS coming in.

Luke: Maybe it can tell us what happened.

Obi Wan: It's Windows 98.

Luke: It must have planned this!

Obi Wan: No, Windows 98 isn't smart enough for that.

Han: There isn't any mbr. Where'd it come from?

Luke: It sure is booting in a big hurry. If it get's to the music, we're in big trouble.

Han: Not if I can help it. Chewie, load the BeOS disk and hit the reset button.

Obi Wan: You may as well let it boot. It's too far gone now.

Han: Not for long!

Luke: It must have gotten lost, but should still exist on the disk.

Han: I don't see the partition with the BeOS install program.

Luke: I got a bad feeling about this...

Too sum up, somehow when the FreeBSD install locked up last night, it wiped out the two logical partitions. That's about all I can take of FreeBSD for one lifetime. What a miserable piece of fucking shit. *PLONK!*

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  • LOL :-)

    Thanks, you cheered me up this morning.
  • I've never thought it wise to try multibooting without being prepared to fry your drives. Whether Windows/Linux/FreeBSD whatever, it is so easy to lose everything. Once in a while you find a lucky person who installed Linux or FreeBSD on top of Windows (or vice versa) and didn't lose data.

    I think more people get it to work by wiping the disk clean, trying the install in one direction (OS A then B, failing, than OS B then A).

    I've got FreeBSD and Windows98 running on my laptop.
    • Yeah, well, maybe I got greedy. I definitely didn't get Linux and BeOS right the first time, either, though they didn't wipe out Windows at least.

      As it is, there's a guy who's going to give me a login and some space on a BSD machine so I can do development there. That's all I really need anyway, I suppose. :)