Monday, August 8, 2016

Underhand Work of Microsoft

Underhand Work of Microsoft

Microsoft is playing dirty tricks again.

Its boot manager does not let you boot Linux CD/DVDs.

My new computer had a paid copy of Windows 8.1.

I paid for the copy but never registered it with Microsoft.

In fact, I never used Microsoft except when I wanted to run the TV Card.

I got my vendor to install it in the first hard disk and leave the second hard disk formatted and blank.

With some difficulty I fiddled with the GRUB and got all my Linux distributions installed in the second hard disk.

I had data on the first hard disk but no Linux distributions.

I had anticipated Microsoft would eavesdrop and criminally interfere with Linux booting.

I got my Linux magazine today, and I wanted to test Fedora 24 Live.

Boot manager won't let me boot from the DVD.

I tried several time and it won't go to my secondary GRUB.

I had a solution ready.

I opened the computer back cover and disconnected the fist SATA hard disk containing Microsoft 8.


The secondary boot manager got me running.

So if you are dual booting with Microsoft my advice for you is;

1. Have two hard disks.

First one for Microsoft.

2. Linux on the Second hard disk with UEFI supporting Linux (Debian First) distribution.

Any other Linux should follow after Debian installation.

If in trouble disconnect the power cord and SATA data cord.

Know what I am going to do now?

After few rounds of Linux with Peppermint, Debian and Mint, I will install Fedora over Microsoft partition.

Good Bye to Microsoft for Good.

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