On 06/01/2015 04:14 PM, John R Pierce wrote: > On 6/1/2015 1:59 PM, g wrote: >> On 06/01/2015 12:43 PM, John R Pierce wrote: >>>> On 6/1/2015 10:30 AM, g wrote: >>>>>> i would wipe win7, but not an option at this time. >>>> >>>> thats the only sane thing to do with a used computer being redeployed, >>>> format it completely, and clean install your desired software. >> >> so, just what do you think "but not an option at this time" means?;-) > > it typically means you're living with self-imposed limits. self-imposed limits? not really. 'norton system works' is installed and current, including 'nis'. tho original owner did not know how to lock down oos with 'nis'. it is a firewall in it's own rights. > I would never use an old copy of MS Windows, god knows what might > be broken down in the bowels of that overly complex and opaque system. i doubt that anything is 'old' or 'broken' being that latest service pack updates were installed. therefore it should tend to be win7.1. thankfully it is not win8. to give you a hint and why it is to remain win7 for awhile, think about following and understand that discussion of such is not something to be done in an "open list". Pooh, say hello to Tigger, Piglet and Owl for me. Enjoy what you have waiting for you at home when you Return to the Hundred Acre Wood in Ashdown Forest. in closing, what was hiding in the back of the brain finally over whelmed the 'chemo brain' and came forward to front. "syslinux". i have used it a few times in past, but i did not recall it until a few hours ago. :-) in closing, thanks for your replies. -- peace out. If Bill Gates got a dime for every time Windows crashes... ...oh, wait. He does. THAT explains it! in a world with out fences, who needs gates. CentOS GNU/Linux 6.6 tc,hago. g .