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Re: dual grub install?

From: Tom Davies
Subject: Re: dual grub install?
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 13:50:54 +0100 (BST)

Hi :)
There were 2 points about Cds/Dvds as recovery media.  
1.  An old fella keeps a £2 coin in his bus-pass wallet in case he loses his 
bus-pass and needs to pay for the ticket.  
2.  If you need to reinstall Windows then you need the Recovery Media to work 
otherwise you will have to buy a fresh Install Media which costs around 

In addition most non-Windows systems allow you to set-up LiveCd/Dvd, LiveUsb or 
whatever you want.  These can be incredibly useful for repairing a system.  
Sometimes just access to text-editors and perhaps the internet are more than 
enough to fix maybe 90% of problems that would complete scupper Windows.  
Windows doesn't have that option although you can often use a Gnu&Linux Live 
session to do similar repair work.  

Another problem with the Windows way is that on non-SSDs the beginning of the 
drive does read/writes about twice as fast as read/writes done at the end of 
the drive.  The, hopefully, never-to-be-needed partition is put at the front of 
the drive and the main OS which is used all the time is put later where 
read/writes are marginally slower.  

Regards from
Tom :)

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