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Old 21. Aug 2011, 10:32 PM   #26 (permalink)
wdhpr
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Originally Posted by crank
I haven't [yet] wiped my main system partition, but I have trashed the MBR in numerous ways. GRUB2 is very nice, but how does it solve the wandering disk numbering? Maybe it's because I have yet to customize a GRUB2 menu, it's on the list!
I wiped my partition when I got in a hurry trying to install Ubuntu. I got the sdb1 mixed up with sda1. I watched in agony as my Windows got eaten alive
I use paragon pro disk imaging which I obtained from DotTech when it was offered as a freebee. It works better with ext3 & 4 than my old version of Acronis. I make it a habit to make a image of my MBR along with the partition. Another method for trying out different distros is to install them using Virtual Box. It helps keep things neat and tidy.

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A time when that magic word for PC geeks comes to mind: defenestration. I would love to be on the roof of a high rise and get to hurl a few dozen PCs to ugly, loud, shattering deaths. Like old Lettermans with the fruit.[/vent]
A fun way to crash a PC

Last edited by wdhpr; 21. Aug 2011 at 10:45 PM. Reason: Added reference to VB
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