I’ve been too tied up with computer problems this past couple of nights to post anything to the ‘Blog. How did I fix them? Well, non-geeks might as well stop reading this entry now.

I fried the Windows partition table on my Win98 drive. Running PartitionMagic 4.0 under DOS I was told to follow the advice on page 126 of the manual. The advice?:

“You’re f**ked, mate. Reformat your harddisk and re-install Windows.”

For this I paid £30 (admittedly several years ago).

Then I switched to my Linux partition, did a Google search, downloaded, compiled and installed the truly magical gpart and Robert was indeed my father’s brother. For this I paid exactly nothing.

Free software: worth more than software you pay for…