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10-08-2006, 01:16 PM
Sent for a hard copy a while back and it showed up on my doorstep last Wednesday.
It's a customer preview that will time out in June 2007 I believe.
This is the most beautiful GUI that I have ever seen. Yep, eye candy.
Haven't done anything with it but explore the OS.
I have it triple-booting with XP and SuSE. Need to sort my bootloader situation a bit and then I'll exercise Vista some more.
10-08-2006, 02:07 PM
Can you install a windows boot loader to the partitions MBR rather than the hard drives MBR? if so Grub can chainload no problem
10-08-2006, 04:34 PM
I think that GRUB is doing its job but Vista wants to dual-boot with XP.
I can't go directly to XP. I get a DOS screen that says:
chainloader (hd0, 3)+1
I hoping that all I need to do is edit Vista's and XP's boot.ini's and then possibly only have to reload/repair GRUB from YaST.
Who can strike keys 37x faster than he can think :D
10-08-2006, 08:16 PM
No more boot.ini
If I had to do it over, I think I would have installed Vista on a separate HD with my first HD disconnected and then let GRUB have it.
10-09-2006, 11:23 PM
I've sorted my booting situation for the most part and now I've finally got my wireless up.
I'm using a Linksys WMP54G PCI card that has no official Vista driver.
It uses a Ralink chip, so the solution was to go to Ralink via XP and download the installer, drivers and utility from there.
Back in Vista I was able to access the download package from XP and install it.
After a few minor hiccups everthing worked.
I can't get over how huge Vista is. Took up 10GB!
Also, I'm amazed at how fast Firefox loads. There's got to be a preloader in the background?
The beast itself is fast to boot up and shut down on my aging machine.
Edit: Boot 20 sec
Shutdown 15 sec
10-10-2006, 08:34 AM
Damn I have to try again as I have a Usr wireless and I could not load that for anything which made me delete this Rc1. Beta 2 worked fine with the same Usr Wireless adapter.
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