[clug] Horrifying experience

Pearl Louis pearl.louis at anu.edu.au
Thu Aug 14 11:07:20 EST 2003

On Thu, 14 Aug 2003 10:46 am, Darren Freeman wrote:
> List,
> I'm just recovering from one of the worst IT disasters I've been in.
> I was installing Mandrake 9.1 over RedHat 7.3 All was going fine but I
> left for an hour when the installer was installing the RPMs.
That's weird.  Mandrake's 9.1 install defaults to Lilo on the MBR of the first 
drive and it certainly detected the Windows I had on a second drive and added 
it to the lilo menu automatically so I suspect it would have detected a Linux 
install on a second drive as well.  Not only was the installation messed up, 
someone had to put in *effort* to mess it up.  I don't think your colleague 
really had just been "disc-feeding" and pressing "Enter" but decided to mess 
around with the advanced options.


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