3 posts tagged with vista by lukemeister.
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Can a Linux Logical Volume Manager be read by Windows?

Can an LVM partition be mounted by Windows XP or Vista? [more inside]
posted by lukemeister on Jun 28, 2008 - 5 answers

Reveal my boot-a nature ... or shake my boot-y?

After receiving mixed advice three months ago, I bought an HP Pavilion Elite m9150f running Vista Home Premium. Except for being a little slow to boot into Windows, I've been happy with Vista ... until last night, when Vista Service Pack 1 installed "successfully". I dutifully rebooted and now it won't boot into Windows at all. I've tried system restore from two restore points. Neither works, although I do get a helpful message stating that "a recent upgrade" may be causing problems. The computer can boot into Fedora 8, so it's not hosed, but I've run through my limited bag of Windows tricks. Any suggestions?
posted by lukemeister on Mar 20, 2008 - 15 answers

The Vista fails to inspire me

It's time to replace our desktop computer. After threads like this about the sluggishness of Vista, I'd prefer to get XP Pro, but it appears that some vendors, such as HP, only offer Vista. I'd rather not buy a computer with Vista and then install XP. Ideally, the new box would come with XP Pro and include a coupon for Vista that will still be valid in one or two years when Microsoft will presumably gets its act together. Does anyone have such a thing? Thanks and happy holidays! [more inside]
posted by lukemeister on Dec 26, 2007 - 24 answers

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