340: Fight

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
Revision as of 14:30, 2 March 2013 by Davidy22 (talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search
Fight
And she put sweet nothings in all my .conf files. It'll take me forever to get X working again.
Title text: And she put sweet nothings in all my .conf files. It'll take me forever to get X working again.

Explanation

The boot sector of a hard drive is where the information for operating systems is stored, which tells the computer what operating system to boot into. If it is overwritten, an operating system stored on the drive can't be booted into.

The .conf files of Linux are where all the settings for various applications are stored. Since all the configurations were replaced with sweet nothings, none of the programs work as they should.

Transcript

Text: We had a fight last night.
[Cueball is sitting in a sofa, head in both hands, feeling upset.]
Text: I guess she's still mad.
[Megan is standing with arms crossed in front of her chest, with the same mood.]
Text: I woke up to find she'd written a sappy love note
[Cueball is standing in front of a computer, with a cup in his hand.]
Text: to my boot sector.
[The cup now lies on the floor, Cueball is looking at the computer with disbelief.]
Computer: Operating system not found


comment.png add a comment! ⋅ comment.png add a topic (use sparingly)! ⋅ Icons-mini-action refresh blue.gif refresh comments!

Discussion

"Notoriously hard"[Citation needed]. /s 173.245.55.67 19:51, 26 March 2014 (UTC)BK201.

Is this still an issue with UEFI boot? as long as the EFI Partition is valid I could write whatever I wanted to my lover's boot sector. 162.158.114.28 11:04, 7 June 2018 (UTC)