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February 9th, 2004

So I mounted my old hdd and scavenged old emails and useful stuff and then repartitioned it, and then installed RedHat on it again. And again, Grub screwed me out of loading WinXP (the docs didn't mention not to load the bootstrap into the MBR). Now I guess I'll have to FIXMBR and see if I can start over again. On the upside, I found out I'd partitioned my original hdd and forgotten about one of them, effectively returning another 30Gb back to me. And even with almost completely new hardware on this install, I still don't have soundcard or printer support. And of course I did all this at midnight, forcing me to stay up till 3 and go to bed pissed off.

tunnel exit

Oh jeebus god that was a fun evening. I spent a good 6 straight hours fixing this partition. All hail the fdisk. I will NOT be putting the boot loader into the MBR again. I fished through every old CD-ROM and floppy all the way back I've used striaght to 1993 and it was the RedHat boot disk that saved me. Now I have to decide how to get this boot loader to work. We'll see if I turn right around and turn my MBR to crap again. I was thiiis close to reinstalling xp.

And if I could just get one of these for the next time I get so pissed off, my chi would return ever so much more quickly.