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#1 kitkin15

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:56 AM

ok i have linux on my flashdrives, and my schools have XP (i think pro) and i want to boot my portable linux so i can keep everything with me (plus im trying to learn linux). i know how to get TO the boot screen (press F10) but im having trouble accessing my flashdrive, what will it be under? i know that on vista it "HDD" but on XP im not sure. there are 4-6 selections, and ive tried all of them, but my flashdrive wont boot....... im woundering how i can fix this.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 12:16 PM

You had better check with school policy first
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 12:32 PM

ok, i think they will allow me to do it, but i cant talk to anyone who knows anything.........our tech guys are downtown =(
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 01:37 PM

90% of schools have tech guys on hand.
ask them theyre usually in charge of IT security.

linux would inadvertantly by-pass any security protocols in XP making you able to view sites (games, adult etc) or download material(viruses, games etc,)
definitely check.
your best booting off of a live disc and then saving to a flashdrive if it wont allow you to boot froma flashdrive (in my opinion)

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 07:20 PM

I would think school computer practices would even be in the school handbook
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 07:34 PM

That would be in direct violation of your schools IT Policy probably. Its not allowed for a reason, and most often then not if you were able to do it. You wouldnt be able to get online.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 07:35 PM

ok thanks, ive decided to just get rid of the program, the internet isnt working and i dont understand how to get programs to work on it (linux programs, not windows) so ya....thanks for the help.

i would take the time to learn all of that but i dont have the time for it right now =( ill try again in like a year =(

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 07:49 PM

ok thanks, ive decided to just get rid of the program, the internet isnt working and i dont understand how to get programs to work on it (linux programs, not windows) so ya....thanks for the help.

i would take the time to learn all of that but i dont have the time for it right now =( ill try again in like a year =(

thanks for the help =)



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