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Dual-Boot Linux and Windows 2000/Windows XP with GRUB HOWTO
Disclaimer: This document is provided "as is" without warranty. Use at your own risk. In no event shall I be liable for any damage resulting from the use of this work.
This HOWTO applies if:
You can use either GRUB or LILO to dual-boot Windows 2000/Windows XP and Linux. Both functionally work fine, but from what I've read, GRUB requires less maintenance, as LILO requires you to reinstall the boot loader (by running /sbin/lilo) every time you rebuild the kernel or make changes to /etc/lilo.conf.
The location of the /boot partition on the hard drive is critical so that you don't get screwed by the infamous BIOS 1024 cylinder limit. The BIOS of older systems can't access data beyond cylinder 1024, which is ~8.5 GB. A simple way to avoid the BIOS 1024 limit is to create /boot within the first 1024 cylinders (~8.5 GB) of the hard drive. If you have multiple hard drives (disks), /boot must be on the same hard drive (probably the first hard drive) that has the Windows boot loader (NTLDR) on the MBR.
Here are some options for where to create /boot partition.
To non-destructively shrink the Windows partition, you can use the free software program fips (please note that fips does not currently support NTFS partitions). Another option is the excellent commercial product Partition Magic. It has an easy-to-use GUI. Unfortunately, the tool that comes with Red Hat 7.2, Disk Druid, does not have the ability to shrink existing partitions. Once you've shrunk the Windows partition, you can use Disk Druid during the Red Hat Installation to create all the partitions you need for Linux.
Following are the steps to get dual-boot working with GRUB; I figured out how to do this by looking at a similar procedure for LILO. I've verified that this works for Windows 2000 and Windows XP, and this should work on Windows NT (all 3 OSs use the same booting architecture).
Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted onFrom this output, we see that /boot is on /dev/hda2.
/dev/hda3 8665372 1639580 6585612 20% /
/dev/hda2 46636 5959 38269 14% /boot
/dev/hda6 513776 189504 324272 37% /osshare
none 256624 0 256624 0% /dev/shm
A lot of people believe that Vista flopped because of the high amount of publicity that it garnered which resulted in unrealistic expectations. And people gave it the thumbs-down when it became clear that it didn't actually have as many features as the rather ill-informed web community consisting mainly of speculative bloggers had been promising.
So after the disappointment of the over-hyped Vista, Microsoft has decided to be a little more cautious in terms of the "information" it gives out about its next major launch -- Windows 7. It has taken its pre-launch product communication in its own hands. And as part of this new policy, they have launched a blog dedicated to Windows 7 -- the Engineering Windows 7 blog, or E7 for short yesterday.
E7 is hosted by the two senior engineering managers for the Windows 7 product, Jon DeVaan and Steven Sinofsky. They want the blog to be "a two-way discussion about how we are making Windows 7". Their main aim is to provide an official platform where they can give out all the information they want to and only the information they want to give out. You can find the blog right here.
Tushar Bhatia (email@example.com)
Hey Guys... found this great way to search and earn... Its called SCOUR. Its a search engine whose results combine all results from Google, Yahoo and MSN. It also allows users to vote and comment on search results which contribute to the ranking of those results on the search engine.
Now the earning part... well, most of us do web searches everyday about one thing or another... this creates huge amount of ad revenues for the different search engines like Google, Yahoo etc. But this revenue is never shared by the search giants with their customers. Now comes scour, ready to give its customers their due. Yes, scour uses a points system which accrue with every search, vote or comment that you contribute. Moreover, you can invite your friends to join scour under your referral as a reward for which you would also get 25% of the points earned by your friend.
All in all its a great concept which pays you for what you have been doing and would probably continue to do all your life anyways. I believe this will take off in a big way sooner rather than later. You can check it out here.
Tushar Bhatia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Geeks are not always ideating(it's not a word)---creating ideas.They have hearts and their hearts have emotions too. They redefine and rejuvenate ...
I am afraid to say that poor these have failed miserably to define the two most indispensable, clichéd and underestimated words of human race i.e. LOVE and FRIENDSHIP. Few lines for the two most extravagant words seem a bit harsh on them. Ain’t it?? So Friends, Romans and Countrymen pilot me through these series of articles and help me define love and friendship. Dealing LOVE first, what comes to my mind is the image of that someone whom I loved the most in my life and your mind might have worked the same way I can hope. Ahh!! What days were those Hands in Hands, Hands in *****. Didn’t work out that well; let’s leave it for now because it’s a deep, dark and dingy place there. 5 lines with several definitions of love half of which comprise of SEX is a bit unmerited as far as LOVE is concerned, the most sensed emotion all over the globe. There are several anomalies to the definition and several disputable issues too. Let’s take a couple in consideration deeply sodden in love. It was the purest and innocent love I had ever seen. Both were my dearest of friends. One was Akila whom her girlfriends envied for her picturesque body, her outrageously outgoing nature and her face of an angel. Plak was as normal as his friends were. They loved each other very much. Both used to hang out in my terrace, on my closet, made love on my couch, hid behind my T.V. for those moments of seclusion. They regarded me as their “FRIEND” [reference of the definition of friend to be made from this article itself]. I used to carry them in my bag pack all the time with me. I loved my two little beautiful tortoise….
2B or not 2B continued….i_am_bar
If your answer is yes then here is a solution which will make your computer work comparatively faster .This slowdown of Windows happens due to many reasons like –
To get rid of this, we should periodically clean this shortcuts thus created.
To clean this : :
Go to Start / Run / Prefetch
Press Ctrl-A to highlight all the shortcuts
2. Windows have larger amount of page file memory occupied.
We can clear the page file memory on shutdown each time we switch off out pc.
Click on the Start button
Go to the Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Local Security Policy/Local Policies
Click on Security Options
Right hand menu - right click on "Shutdown: Clear Virtual Memory Pagefile"
Infact if we want to clear the page file memory on each shutdown. We can do some edits in the registry ..
Go to Start / Run / regedit
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEM/CurrentControl/SetControlSession /ManagerMemory Management/ClearPageFileAtShutdown
Set the value to 1
3. The booting time has increased.
We can decrease the boot time by::
Microsoft has made available a program to analyze and decrease the time it takes to boot to WindowsXP
The program is called BootVis
Uncompress the file.
For a starting point, run Trace / Next Boot + Driver Delays
This will reboot your computer and provide a benchmark
After the reboot, BootVis will take a minute or two to show graphs of your system startup.
Note how much time it takes for your system to load (click on the red vertical line)
Then run Trace / Optimize System
Re-Run the Next Boot + Drive Delays
Note how much the time has decreased
Mine went from approximately 35 to 25 seconds.
Apart from causing trouble in opening drives on your PC, the Autorun files can be used to make your windows experience more personal and enjoyable. How about having your picture displayed on your screen on top of a drive everytime you open My Computer ?
The definition of geek has changed considerably over time, and there is no longer a definitive meaning. The terms nerd,dweeb and dork have similar meanings as geek, but many choose to identify different connotations amongst these terms, although the differences are disputed.
Although being described as a geek tends to be an insult, the term has recently become more complimentary, or even a badge of honor, within particular fields. This is particularly evident in the technical disciplines, where the term is now often a compliment, denoting extraordinary skill. Nerd Pride Day has been observed on May 25 in Spain since 2006. The holiday promotes the right to be nerdy or geeky, and to express it in public without shame. A new convention, Geek.Kon, has sprung up in Madison, Wisconsin with a purpose to celebrate all things geek. The website BoardGameGeek is an online community of boardgamers who identify themselves as geeks at game conventions; they call their website "The Geek", for short. Technical support services such as Geek Squad, Geeks on Call and Dial-a-Geek use the term geek to signify helpful technical abilities. In recent history, some geeks have cultivated a geek culture, such as geek humor and obscure references on T-shirts. The so-called geek chic trend is a deliberate affectation of geek or nerd traits as a fashion statement. Nonetheless, the derogatory definition of geeks remains that of a person engrossed in his area of interest at the cost of social skills, personal hygiene and status.
We here are the new generation Geeks. We are the techy and cool guys who are very familiar and competent in the social world as well as in the Tech world. It is never that you cannot balance both the aspects. Try it people you'll be respected more. Hiding your true colour is a whole lot of unnecessary tension that no one wants.
The point of my writing this is basically to clear the myth that Geeks are uncool wierd Guys who can be taken for granted and exploited and made fun of. And also to spread the message of self confidence that it is good and cool whoever you are. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise....
By : Harry