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Re: [trinity-users] Re: "Start Job" - switching to svsvinit-devuan - partitioning

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:57:39 -0700

On Saturday 17 March 2018 18:51:59 William Morder wrote:
> On Saturday 17 March 2018 01:41:23 Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> > Am Samstag, 17. März 2018 schrieb William Morder:
> > > [...]
> > > I have discovered that some computers won't boot from USB sticks. And
> > > yes, I am running i386, so 32 bit it is. However, I don't have UEFI,
> > > because I built this thing out of parts.
> > >
> > > A friend of mine turned a laptop into a brick by trying to install a
> > > Linux system on a machine that had UEFI enabled. This sounds like the
> > > opposite problem: the iso image is made for UEFI machines, but I don't
> > > want that (at least, not yet). Will that be a problem?
> >
> > UEFI is broken by design. Anyway, you can safely boot from the ISO, as it
> > just has the additional partition for (U)EFI to boot. The ISO wil lstill
> > boot on sane computers.
> >
> > Nik
>
> What think you of Parted Magic? How does it compare to Slacko?
>
> I ask because I am not so familiar with Slackware (though I don't know if
> it matters much for this job of resizing a partition); but I do know Parted
> Magic, and have used it before now several times.
>
> https://partedmagic.com/
>
> It also supports various file systems:
> ext2, ext3, ext4, fat16, fat32, ntfs, and reiserfs
> and has other useful features.
>
> Bill
>

Oh, never mind! I see that it costs $49 ... and I seem to recall that it used 
to be free software. This was some years ago, so maybe I am thinking of a 
free version of something like it; I don't think it was a bootleg, as I 
always tried to avoid that stuff. 

Bill


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