Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:July:30 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1999/7/30-31 [Computer/SW/Security, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:16207 Activity:moderate
7/29    I have a friend.  Or rather, I had a friend.  I very recently
        killed him.  My friend believed he could safely install linux
        on a partition on my win95 machine while I slept.  The long and
        short of the story is that he couldn't, and I now have no DOS
        partitions.  I don't think any of the data was screwed up, but the
        partitions aren't there anymore.  Could someone recommend a
        utility or two to try to recover some files?  -mjm
        \_ need more info about your current state.  does linux boot up?
           if it does you can recover much of the fat32 partition and place
           it on some storage medium.  try running fips and see what the
           partitioning tables look like
        \_ where did you bury the corpse?
            \_ Linux boots up.  The partition table is all jacked.  (It's
               got the part's that linux created, but there nothing like
                what the original were.)  I've got FAT16, if that matters.
                I do kinda remember what the partition sizes were.
                \_ by, the way, it would probably better if you run
                   /sbin/fdisk and type p to print out the partition table
                   and post the results on the motd.  --jeff
                \_ If you would like to backup your dos partition here's
                   what you do.  In the /etc/fstab file and add the entry
                   /dev/hda1    /mnt/dos        vfat defaults   0 0
                   or something like that.  the first field is the device
                   that your dos partition is on and /mnt/dos is the directory
                   that you want to mount your dos partition.  then issue
                   the command "mount /dev/hda1" and you can access your dos
                   partition in /mnt/dos.  How you get that drived backed
                   up is another story.  Too complicated?
                   Try going into your /etc/lilo.conf file.  If you're using
                   RedHat you might have an entry like


                   If there isn't one add it and run /sbin/lilo.  Of course
                   make sure that /dev/hda1 is where your dos partition is.
                   Reboot your computer and at the LILO: prompt type "dos"
                   and it should boot up into Windows.  Deleting the linux

        \_ Your friend did you a big favor. Its about time you accepted that
           Win95 is obsolete and started using the best technology that is
           available: Linux 2.2.x. Don't recover your DOS partitions, forget
           about the dark side and start living in the future of computing.
                   partition (I'm not sure why you want to do that) is a
                   matter of running fips or partition magic and running
                   fdisk /MBR at the dos prompt.  Hope that helps.  --jeff
1999/7/30-31 [Uncategorized] UID:16208 Activity:nil
7/29    If I can't participate in a Yahoo Chat when it takes place, is there
        a way to obtain a transcript or log afterwards?  Thanks.  -- yuen
1999/7/30 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:16209 Activity:kinda low
07/29   ED!  ED!  ED is the STANDARD!  Non-locking motd-hosing text editor.
        \_ This motd entry added by ed.
        \_ Real men use echo!
1999/7/30 [Uncategorized] UID:16210 Activity:nil
7/30    Someone should make cheap-o digital watches that count down to the
        millenium, and sell them.  (But not me, someone else)
1999/7/30 [Uncategorized] UID:16211 Activity:high
7/30    Anybody know the web site for UC Theatre?  I had it a long time
        ago but seem to have lost it.  Thanks!
        \_ if you're around soda, there's a UC calendar across the hall
           from the CSUA lounge.
           \_ I'm an alumni living in San Jose. Can somebody check if
              "After Life" is playing on Aug 6 and 7th?  Thank you.
              \_ It is indeed: 4:30, 7:00, and 9:30 both days, plus 2:00
                 on Saturday.
1999/7/30-31 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:16212 Activity:nil
7/30    For those interested in new linux 2.4 features expected in the fall:
        \_ First of all, the guy who wrote this is an idiot.  He has
           done nothing more than go through the kernel configuration
           and noted what's different.  He doesn't know what's really
           important (and pretty much says so).  With 2.2 he missed
           all the really important changes and was too busy stroking
           Linus.  This article is just more of the same. -!tom
1999/7/30-31 [Computer/SW/Mail] UID:16213 Activity:kinda low
7/30    Hey here is an interesting piece on SETI@home.
        \_ Second of all, you're an idiot for replicating /. in the motd.
                                                        -also !tom
        \_ The only thing of note is the claim that Intel has a slicked up
           client but these guys can't get source.  It's not like this is
           highly classified government work.  Code should have been open on
           day one.
                \_ Sun & SGI both got the source code and made specially
                   optimized versions for their 64-bit cpus (one of the
                   reasons both teams are so high up).  You just have to
                   sponsor the project to get the source.
        \_ "SETI@@home won't let me hack their client for my B1FFMAST3UR
            300O0 K-RAD SUP3R FL0AT1NG P0!NT GRAPH1X BB0RD, so they must
            Whine whine whine . . . that's not interesting.
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