[Novalug] 64-bit ubuntu and LVM
novalugml at jgcomp.com
Mon Mar 30 13:30:05 EDT 2009
On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 10:57:02AM -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 10:31:52AM -0400, Jon LaBadie wrote:
> > Damn Dell's "MediaDirect" (DDMD). Screwed up my laptop again.
> > For those who don't know DDMD, it is a second, small, power
> > button that skips the MBR on the disk and quickly boots a
> > specific, tiny, partition with just enough Windows OS to
> > watch DVD's and maybe do other things.
> > It seemed to work as supplied by Dell with just Windows XP,
> > but ever since remaking it into a linux and dual boot
> > system, pressing that button always screws things up and
> > makes the system unbootable into anything.
> > It happend again when I fumble fingered the wrong button.
> > Two partitions (according to fdisk) have the same cylinder
> > start/end. Gparted from a live cd says no partitions.
> > Deleting one of the duplicate changes all the fdisk
> > partition numbers and grub is lost and gparted still
> > doesn't like the disk.
> Known problem -- I encountered this on my XPS M1330 and blogged about
I never assumed I as alone in this.
I wonder if there is anyway to set up the extra power button
to boot into an "instant on linux", maybe Presto.
Jon H. LaBadie jon at jgcomp.com
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