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1  CompTIA / A+ forum / Big Problem!! on: August 17, 2005, 08:13:13 PM
I agree with the dual boot linux idea totally, if not dual boot you should at least keep a livcd like knoppix, kanotix or ubutnu handy for those impossible situations
2  CompTIA / A+ forum / Big Problem!! on: August 15, 2005, 10:00:50 PM
what about partition magic recovery disks, you have those right?
it looks like your partition table is fubar
pmagic likes to do that, if you don't have those recovery disks you could install linux on a new HDD and slave that disk as /dev/hdb
then try to copy whatever is usable from /dev/hdb2 to your other disk, or you could try qtparted from within linux to recover usable partition info

knoppix has qtparted and runs as a livecd, I think damn small linux also has qtparted, and any HD install distro will have it as an installable package

you can fix this but it'll take some time and quite a bit of effort. but who knows you will probably learn quite a lot from this little mistake
hopefully you've already learned not to abort a partition resize operation
3  Other IT certifications / Linux/Unix / Re: Problem solved(?) on: August 15, 2005, 09:50:17 PM
Originally posted by timidipe
After re-format/installing LRH, everything was just dandy.

Ok, ok, ya, ya. So I took the yellow talloned chicken way out but hey, got little to loose!

Now I want to zap the XP (due to a lovely DoS attack inherited from Win2kPro- can't access Task Manager) and install XP-sp2 from scratch.

Think I'd best format the Windows Partition within Linux then reboot to a bootable XP CD and do the re-installation.
Perhaps then Bob'd be my uncle Wink. Except of course as I fear, Windows will tamper with the BootLoader and I'm back to square one.

Whichever way it goes, I'll keep y'all posted.

you can do it the easy way or the hard way

easy way
drop XP (yecch!!) cd in
install XP (remove current C:\ partition)
windows will of course destroy grub but that's ok we will fix it in right now
drop in RH9 (think seriously about upgrading to fedora) disk 1
at prompt type "linux resuce" no quotes
it should search for current linux installs and all that, you should just have to say yes a few times, when it asks to start networking say no
you'll have to chroot (most likely into /mnt/sysimage)
once you've chrooted type
grub-install /dev/hda
it will rewrite the MBR with a working grub, and as long as you overwrote c:\ instead of recreating the partition you won't have to re-edit it to recognize the new XP

hard way
format /dev/hda1 from within linux
boot from XP disk
realise you have to reformat /dev/hda1 because windows doesn't understand /dev/hda1 is anything
follow above instructions

any issues at all
boot from XP cd
choose repair windows install
choose recovery console
will restore the windows MBR (in case grub-install /dev/hda screws something up you will then be able to boot into windows and still get online to find out a better way)
4  Other IT certifications / Linux/Unix / return of an old friend on: August 15, 2005, 09:21:38 PM
hey ya'all
I'm back after quite a long absence, some of you may remember me from when I was studying for A+,Net+, and MCSA a few years ago. to those who do remember Hi Smiley  and to the new faces(fonts?) I'm sure to meet howdy

due to the total lack of challenge, MS and windows in general has bored me and I'm now learning what I can about linux, I've had fedora core 3+4 running smoothly and had a debian server so I could access my mp3's from away from home, but now I've stepped into the ultimate linux experience

Gentoo on a P1-mmx
  compile for days anyone
I've learned quite a bit in the last month and a half or so, and would just like to let everyone here who was so helpful to me in my studies of old that I'll be popping back in once in a while to say hi and ask/answer some questions
5  Other IT certifications / Linux/Unix / Blackbox on: August 15, 2005, 09:15:33 PM
I had iceWM running on a debian box that looked very nice also, but that's not bad

what do you have fedora running on?
6  CompTIA / A+ forum / He's Back,Found a penny on: December 09, 2004, 12:27:38 PM
hey denis how are ya
7  CompTIA / A+ forum / LCD's versus CRT's on: November 29, 2003, 03:22:02 AM
dollar for dollar go crt
if you've got a ton of cash go lcd but if not you can get a 21 inch crt for the price of a comparable 17 inch lcd
8  CompTIA / A+ forum / long time no attention paid on: November 29, 2003, 03:18:58 AM
thanks man
I see your a moderator now that's cool
I must've been away a long time
9  CompTIA / A+ forum / Windows ME???? and 2003 objectives on: November 29, 2003, 03:13:54 AM
win me is the bastard son of win98 and win2k if you know both of those os' you'll be fine

I wouldn't bother spending too much time with me unless you have the software if you don't don't bother with learning it
do a google search to compare and contrast the differences with 98 and 2k and you should do fine. but if it is an objective don't slack make sure you do the research to ensure you're prepared but don't go overboard ME sucks A$$ and isn't worth the disk space it takes to install it

no way will 3.x be on the test so don't bother.
stick with 98, nt4, 2k, and xp and you should be fine
10  CompTIA / A+ forum / long time no attention paid on: November 29, 2003, 02:58:03 AM
hey ya'all
it's been a while since i've paid any attention to this site (busy as hell) but now I'm shop manager at an repair shop and I've been doing great working like a dog but loving it up.

so how have you all been doing?
11  CompTIA / A+ forum / question about programs and its 30 day trail. on: November 29, 2003, 02:51:21 AM
easy way

change your system date

other than that I can't help you
12  CompTIA / A+ forum / cd burner issue on: September 06, 2003, 07:56:34 AM
hey guys and gals I got a problem with my cd burner that I can't figure out

here's the specs of my machine
Celeron 333 (pushed to 416)
440MB Ram
WinXP Pro SP1
Memorex 52x40x52 Burner
Nero burning software
standard page file
plenty of free space on C:
Memorex 16x-48x blanks

here's my issue
My stupid cd burner won't burn cd's anymore, it worked fine then one day it stopped, it will do the read test and cache all the files then it will get to 4% and die (stop responding or just crap out for a while then tell me it can't complete the burn succesfully)
the cd burner sounds like it tries to spin but can't get up to speed or something and the red "burning" light doesn't go on at all

no other program screws up on this machine and the burner works fine in "play mode"

thanks in advance for your "expert" opinions Smiley
13  General discussions / General Discussion / Anyway To Get Rid From Tention Of Exam ? on: September 06, 2003, 07:45:02 AM
I drink, heavily Cheesy
14  CompTIA / A+ forum / Re: A+ MCSA question on: August 25, 2003, 04:26:52 PM
Originally posted by GavinR
Also any tips would be most welcome on passing the exam, im planning on just using the book, is that a good idea?

Kind Regards

no, bad idea
use all the resources you can get your hands on to pass the MCSA exams they're quite long and painful
you might also want to learn to speedread as most of the questions are 3 paragraph scenario questions
15  CompTIA / A+ forum / Is the Transcender Exam like the real exam? on: August 25, 2003, 03:17:49 PM
not really
the exam tends to be more specific but easier than the transcenders
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