"Experimentation is fun. After all, one of the things that makes
Linux so interesting to a number of people is the ability to
twiddle settings and see what happens - I'll admit that it's a
major factor for me. One of the problems with that, though, is that
some types of twiddling can lead to serious problems. A bit like
sawing off the branch you're sitting on, in fact..."
"A number of people write to the Answer Gang with a query that
goes something like this:
"Dear TAG: I have a stick of dynamite strapped to
the CPU, and I'm not afraid to use it. Now that I have your
undivided attention: I ran into a problem while trying to
What it turns out to be - after the police, the fire department,
and the burly men in the white coats have come and gone - is that
they've run into the classic "fried MBR" problem: install
Linux, realize that Windows will screw up the boot record, delete
the Linux partition, try to install Windows first... OOPS. The
Windows setup runs into a problem and stops."
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