Suprise, Surprise!

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  1. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi

    I was just on my computer booted into Ubuntu from a Flash Drive, I have to say it works pretty well, loads fast etc.

    The surprise was that when I was done I shut down my computer, removed the flash drive, and rebooted back into what I though would be Windows and it booted back into Ubuntu again.

    At first I was shocked, what's going on here, how is this possible?

    Well I decided that it must have loaded Ubuntu into ram, and when I rebooted it booted to that.
    At least that's the only thing I could think of.

    Anyway I rebooted again accessed the boot menu and told it to boot to drive C:\ and I'm back in Windows again.

    Anyone have any idea how this can happen?
    Am I right about the OS being stored in Ram?

    Weird.

    Mike
     
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    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi again...

    OK, it wasn't as big a mystery as I thought. LOL
    When I started my computer again just a few minutes ago it booted into Ubuntu again.

    I had to let it boot up and shut it down, I was about to go to the boot menu again when I realized that I had removed the bootable flash drive but I had left the install disk for Ubuntu in my DVD drive.

    So without the flash drive it just booted to the DVD instead.

    Boy I am getting old.

    Mystery solved.

    Mike
     

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