[Blabber] Set up new peecee

Justin Levinson localtalent at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 16:51:24 EST 2012


OK, so my linux-fu is lacking :(

On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 4:43 PM, Joe Sadusk <joe at sadusk.com> wrote:

> It was always that easy to restore a linux bootloader, even lilo was
> pretty much that simple. I remember doing this same procedure back in at
> latest 2000. The only real thing that's changed is the ubiquity of live cds
> to boot off of. That used to be a pain in the ass.
>
>
> Joe
>
> Justin Levinson <localtalent at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Nice, that's way less annoying.  Apparently things have progressed since
>> 1998.
>>
>> On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 4:25 PM, Joe Sadusk <joe at sadusk.com> wrote:
>>
>>> ** It still does that but fixing it is easy. You just boot from live
>>> cd/usb, mount the filesystem you installed to, and reinstall grub from
>>> there.
>>>
>>> Joe
>>>
>>>
>>> Justin Levinson <localtalent at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Dual boot requires (or at least used to) having Windows installed
>>>> first, as the Windows installer clobbers the MBR after putting GRUB or
>>>> similar in.
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 4:19 PM, Justin Levinson <localtalent at gmail.com
>>>> > wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I have a DVDR - if we need the latest Ubuntu I can actually use
>>>>> bittorrent to download a linux ISO for real.  for once.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 12:47 PM, Daniel Packer <dp at danielpacker.org>wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> OTOH, installing over-the-air with our internet connection isn't
>>>>>> advised... thumb drive/CD/DVD with pre-downloaded ISO is the way to
>>>>>> go.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> DP
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 12:46 PM, Daniel Packer <dp at danielpacker.org>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> > Don't have a CD/DVD burner handy, but that shouldn't be necessary as
>>>>>> > Ubuntu has a windows installer that will set up from windows. Not
>>>>>> sure
>>>>>> > if Debian has the same sort of setup, but Ubuntu is close enough for
>>>>>> > me. It's what I run, because it gives you what you need from the
>>>>>> > get-go, more or less.
>>>>>> >
>>>>>> > -Daniel
>>>>>> >
>>>>>> >
>>>>>> > On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 12:36 PM, Justin Levinson <
>>>>>> localtalent at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> >> I can help you, Peter.
>>>>>> >>
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