[ILUG] Dell, Ubuntu Studio and Qemu?
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Sat Jan 5 19:46:04 GMT 2008
On 5 Jan 2008, at 19:26, Andres Jimenez wrote:
> On Jan 5, 2008 3:54 PM, Niall O Broin <niall at linux.ie> wrote:
>> On 5 Jan 2008, at 15:47, Frank Murphy wrote:
>> Not necessary, but a good idea, in case you should have any problems
>> with the box later, and Dell support wants you to run some tool or
> If memory serves, you can boot the computer from a CD containing the
> Dell Tools and do all required troubleshooting by Dell's support.
> Those CDs where included with the PC in the past, not sure what
> Dell does now.
By default, on consumer PCs, you don't get OS recovery CDs - perhaps
they do provide a bootable test CD, but I've not seen one. So, if you
completely hose your HD to instal A.N. Other operating system, you
have no way of reinstalling your original OS.
Sometimes, in such a situation, people have been known to tell a
small porkie to Bangalore Bertha and lead her to the conclusion that
their hard disk is damaged in a bad way, and BB then finds herself at
the point in her script which says "Send customer replacement hard
disk". Of course I know that no ILUG member would take advantage of
Dell's support staff in such a mean way.
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