Well, one way to get me to switch to Linux is for Windows to refuse to install on my new machine.
Vista, even though can clearly see all of my hard drives, says “Windows is unable to find a system volume that meets its requirements.” The hell? OK, to Google we go. The possibilities are:
- There’s a USB device higher in the boot order. Nope, there’s no USB device in my boot order at all.
- You don’t have the correct drivers. Nope, not only are they integrated with vLite, but I also put the drivers (regular and F6) on a thumbdrive and tried lodaing them.
- The active flag on the partition isn’t set. Nope, I used a boot CD and set the partition correctly.
And various other things. Nothing seems to work. But the more I read, I less I even want to put Vista on my new machine: there’s no easy and reliable way to slipstream hotfixes yet, and I read that unless I have a particular hotfix for Vista x64, I won’t be able to boot the damn thing with 4GB of RAM.
So screw it. Kiss my ass, Microsoft. Hello, Ubuntu.