[Techtalk] taking the wireless plunge

2xthefun 2xthefun at madbbs.com
Sun Jun 22 21:51:17 EST 2003

My HP desktop came the same way.  Except it was sucking up 5 Gigs of space!  5 
gigs of Windows XP home, drivers and a countless number of ridiculous 
games/application backups. I finally called up last week and asked about it.  
They sent me the series of CDs - I think it was a set of 5 or 6, for free. 
What a pain. I doubt I'll ever use them. I'm planning to format in a month and 
finally get XP Pro on there anyway..

The day I got the CDs in the mail I took the 5 gig partition, formatted it to 
ext3 with Parition Magic and installed College Linux on it for the hell of it.
 I'm actually using that partition now. Woohoo!

>===== Original Message From carla at bratgrrl.com =====
>Thanks for good advice, all. Further adventures will be posted as they occur.
>A wee warning for anyone thinking of buying a new Thinkpad: they are great
>machines, this is my third one. But mine came with NO CDs whatsoever- no
>software disks, no recovery disk. The recovery disk is a separate, hidden
>partition on the hard drive. As I use mine as a desktop replacement, and am
>not globe-trotting in a way that would make a recovery CD inconvenient, I
>find this to be a real PITA. It's about 1.5 gigabytes I cannot use.
>I called and ordered a recovery CD, they ship them on request at no charge.
>We'll see if I can repartition the drive and get that lost space back. It
>will be a dual-boot with Linux, of course. I would love to not have to have
>winderz, but as long as my customers use it I probably ought to stay up to
>date. :)
>Carla Schroder
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