Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Jan 2009 21:39 UTC
Windows When we reviewed the Windows 7 beta, we did so on a standard desktop machine. However, the big thing in hardware right now is not the desktop, but the netbook segment. Since Microsoft claims that Windows 7 is geared towards netbooks, I decided to give the beta a go on my trusty Acer Aspire One. Read on for installation instructions if you don't own an external DVD drive, and a few very short first impressions.
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Promising!
by softdrat on Mon 19th Jan 2009 01:28 UTC
softdrat
Member since:
2008-09-17

From the article:

"Then, load up a command prompt with administrative privileges (right click, "Run as administrator..."), and enter the following commands to properly format the USB drive ..."

Cool! This is just like Linux. Maybe I can get into this "Windows" thing. But what is "administrator"? Is that like "root"? Where can I download the .iso? Can I do all this from Linux? Do I need "wine"?

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RE: Promising!
by PlatformAgnostic on Mon 19th Jan 2009 02:40 in reply to "Promising!"
PlatformAgnostic Member since:
2006-01-02

It's almost certainly possible to do this from Linux using fdisk and dd for the bootsector.

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RE[2]: Promising!
by raver31 on Mon 19th Jan 2009 21:36 in reply to "RE: Promising!"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

What an amatuer you are at trolling.... having to use fdisk and dd to format a USB drive? which Linux version are you talking about ? kernel v 0.9 perhaps ?

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