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Re: [SLUG] Installing RH 7.0

This one time, at band camp, Bill Bennett said:
>[I have a problem with logic here. It seems to me that I cannot
>order an operating system to destroy/remove itself, because what
>carries out this operation, ie., what's left after completion, is
>part of the operating system. Am I right?]

Aha, you aren't being presented with the full picture.  The part of the
operating system that can be made responsible for removing the operating
system is mirrored into short term memory whilst the purge continutes.
The magic here is that once the long term storage is clean, the short
term can be erased by features outside of the OS, ie turning off the

      "Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to using
(o_ ' Windows NT for mission-critical applications." 
//\   -- What Yoda *meant* to say, Devin L. Ganger, scary.devil.monastery