[TAG] Hangs, crashes and failures with Fedora Core 2's installer
ben at callahans.org
Thu Jul 15 17:46:09 MSD 2004
On Wed, Jul 14, 2004 at 09:56:39PM +0100, Bradley Chapman wrote:
> Well, I checked in my laptop's Phoenix BIOS and it appears that if I
> set the thing to User Mode,
> it lets me disable LBA. But if I start doing things like that, I may
> have passed the point of
> diminishing cost/benefit....
I'm still missing your point. It's a 10-second change, flipping an
option in the BIOS and checking the result. "diminishing cost/benefit"?
Where's the cost?
> > Yep. If Wind0ws doesn't come up at all - and that's what would happen if
> > it couldn't live without LBA - then just switch it back.
> OK. But I'm really not sure if all this BIOS hackery is really worth
What hackery? If this required a walking pilgrimage to Katmandu,
learning to do backflips with a half-twist, and the ability to mentally
calculate the volumes of Klein bottles on sight, I'd be able to
understand your complaint. But flipping *one* option?
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