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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RE: Promising!
by PlatformAgnostic on Mon 19th Jan 2009 02:40 UTC in reply to "Promising!"
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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!"
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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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RE[3]: Promising!
by PlatformAgnostic on Wed 21st Jan 2009 13:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Promising!"
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Eh? I was not intending to troll.. those are the tools I know which accomplish the task of formatting the drive and embedding a boot sector. What tool would you prefer? (It hadn't occurred to me that Linux would include a gui tool that can set up an MBR since Windows only has command line tools for this).

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