Or Yet Another f***ing Windows Problem.
I just deleted FedoreCore 5 Linux off my desktop PC to make way for WIndows XPSP2, as I need to run the file sharing app Shareaza.
My PC box has a VIA8237 (or somesuch) RAID-SATA controller, that needs a special driver to work with Windows (Linux installers recognizes it fine...). So, as I lost the old driver disk, i grab my trusty USB floppy drive, head to viaarena.com to get the latest driver, make a driver disk and so on.
After a few hours of fiddlin':
Boot the PC. Insert Windows disc. Insert floppy with SATA driver. I hit F6 once the install screen pops up, the install app asks which driver it should install, I choose VIA V-RAID something something. So far so good.
Wireless MacBook Hack Confirmed Scam
This was obviously coming... the demo showing a MacBook being wirelessly hacked was a complete Scam and SecureWorks Black Hat have posted an apology. "This video presentation at Black Hat...
Then I format the hard disk, which goes well. But! Later, when formatting and parbreastioning is done, and the copy-files-to-harddisk process is about to start, the installation program ASKS FOR THE DRIVER FLOPPY AGAIN! The installation of Windows CANNOT CONTINUE before it gets the DRIVER DISK. BUT IT ALREAD *HAS* IT!
WHY? It worked fine the first time, why won't it accept it now????
GAH! I'm sitting around with a box I can't use for anything because the WIndows Installer chokes on a driver floppy second time around.
Maynor and Ellch LIED through their teeth
SecureWorks has issued a disclaimer about the alleged demonstration of a Mac Book being compromised through its wireless connection. Contrary to reports...
f***ing swell. :
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