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 Post subject: My 16bits about Maximum PERSONAL Computer.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:09 pm 
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I noticed recently that 16bit software didn't boot in some recent motherboards (win98 would boot, but not see CD ROM). It is my view that if the CDROM is not recognized by a win98 boot disk, it should be RMA'd no questions asked.

Also latest issue of MAX says Norton Ghost 12 only supports clones from Windows. If I can't make backups from a non-windows environment, than I really won't be buying that software.

When I read about video card wars, drivers that don't work, etc., it makes me really want to wait to buy anymore hardware. Otherwise it seems like we are just going to buy something that could likely end up RMA? I want to buy a computer that never has to touch the internet, after all it is personal.

I also recently bought two software programs that required "activation", but after a virus attack, the restored OS was not "eligible" to use the software. I'm not going to trouble shoot all these things in this thread, I pretty much know the answers I am looking for, but I'm starting to hesitate when I buy new things.

It seems like today's buzzword is cloud computing. Well, I saw a catchy phrase the other day on a pickup truck in the sign of a bird -- if it flys, it dies! :twisted:

Have a great day!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:25 pm 
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Sounds like you're just fed up with proprietary software.


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Since this thread is more of a rant than an actual problem, I'm putting it in the Pound.


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Call the maker of the software and tell them you reformatted and reinstalled the operating system. They should let you re-activate over the phone the software that you wish.


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Wow... you guys actually understood all of that?


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Wow... you guys actually understood all of that?


Yeah, I was too confused to answer.


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Don't really know what you are saying.. But..

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Also latest issue of MAX says Norton Ghost 12 only supports clones from Windows. If I can't make backups from a non-windows environment, than I really won't be buying that software.


If you want to clone a drive NOT using norton, I strongly suggest g4u (ghost for you).
http://www.feyrer.de/g4u/

That will copy any OS. I use it all the time for Linux and Windows.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:17 am 
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John_551 wrote:
If you want to clone a drive NOT using norton, I strongly suggest g4u (ghost for you).
http://www.feyrer.de/g4u/

That will copy any OS. I use it all the time for Linux and Windows.


Is there something wrong with tar?


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 Post subject: Re: My 16bits about Maximum PERSONAL Computer.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:12 am 
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magneticvaportrail wrote:
I noticed recently that 16bit software didn't boot in some recent motherboards (win98 would boot, but not see CD ROM). It is my view that if the CDROM is not recognized by a win98 boot disk, it should be RMA'd no questions asked.


Even Microsoft has abandoned Win98. Years ago.

It is ridiculous to expect manufacturer's to support obsolete software .. especially since legacy hard and software are one of the primary roadblocks to new technology.

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Also latest issue of MAX says Norton Ghost 12 only supports clones from Windows. If I can't make backups from a non-windows environment, than I really won't be buying that software.


Me either. So?

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When I read about video card wars, drivers that don't work, etc., it makes me really want to wait to buy anymore hardware. Otherwise it seems like we are just going to buy something that could likely end up RMA? I want to buy a computer that never has to touch the internet, after all it is personal.


Ummm ... what?

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I also recently bought two software programs that required "activation", but after a virus attack, the restored OS was not "eligible" to use the software. I'm not going to trouble shoot all these things in this thread, I pretty much know the answers I am looking for, but I'm starting to hesitate when I buy new things.


If you need help, go to the Free Clinic.

Activation is a pain in the ass .. I doubt many would disagree.

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It seems like today's buzzword is cloud computing. Well, I saw a catchy phrase the other day on a pickup truck in the sign of a bird -- if it flys, it dies! :twisted:


Again ... what? I can't find a point in there.

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Have a great day!


You too. :) Feel free to come back and .. well .. explain what this thread is about ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:15 am 
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yurimxpxman wrote:
John_551 wrote:
If you want to clone a drive NOT using norton, I strongly suggest g4u (ghost for you).
http://www.feyrer.de/g4u/

That will copy any OS. I use it all the time for Linux and Windows.


Is there something wrong with tar?


Would you like a list? Using tar to clone a disc ... really?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:43 pm 
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Jipstyle wrote:
Would you like a list? Using tar to clone a disc ... really?


Well, for an actual clone of the disk, perhaps it wouldn't be the best option. But for backups in general, tar is the answer.

But the best way to get an actual clone of the disk, imo, is dd.

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sudo dd if=/dev/sda1 of=disk.img


To restore the disk:

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sudo cat disk.img > /dev/sda1


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magneticvaportrail, i don't mean to step on your toes, but why are you still using Win98? WinXP is about as stable as windows will ever be...


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:20 pm 
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I think he was talking about using a Win98 boot disk to run Norton Ghost.

If you want a decent way to make a full backup of your hard drive from within Windows, for free, just hit start, run, and type NTBACKUP.

Run the Automated System Recovery (ASR) wizard. (You'll need a floppy disk.) After you back your system up, you can restore it by popping in your XP CD and pressing F6 (I think) when it asks if you want to run ASR (it asks right before asking if you have RAID drivers).

Note that you can't use network paths to restore your data. :( So you'll have to use an external hard drive or another partition.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:11 pm 
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SuperChip64 wrote:
Since this thread is more of a rant than an actual problem, I'm putting it in the Pound.
The rant is mindless though man.

OP, I can't follow. What's the issue? You runing 16bit on 98se and have problems? Go figure...so who are you pointing your finger at? Should be the mirror.

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magneticvaportrail, i don't mean to step on your toes, but why are you still using Win98? WinXP is about as stable as windows will ever be...
No worries there, as you're dead on. Why someone is still running 16bit apps is really over my head.

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Hey, my 1989 Cougar blew a gasket and can't get me to work, and I will NOT update my ride.

Get a bike then.


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Has anyone ever tried Maxtor Maxblast? i used it the other day to swap out the boot drive in my server... it worked VERY well. im very pleased, and it was free! free software rules.


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