Company computer utilization?

Jim Lux James.P.Lux at
Tue Jul 16 14:57:33 PDT 2002

At 10:03 PM 7/16/2002 -0700, Joffre Heredia wrote:

>  I would set the default boot partition to linux and then install a
>scheduler for windows that reboots the computer at a late hour (lets say 
>This will automatically start linux at night.
>There are freeware and shareware schedulers for windows that you can use.
>Just take a look at google.

For Win NT, the Back Office Resource Kit from MS has a utility called 
Shutdown that can be run as a console application by, e.g. the schedule 
service (WinNT's equivalent of cron). This utility can shutdown the 
computer it's running on, or another computer.

There is probably a win9x equivalent

>  About booting windows early at morning, lets say 07.00, you just have to
>set a crontab entry in /etc/crontab. To start windows you have two
>options: 1. manually: You can make the computer going off with a simple
>shutdown and then tell the users to type 'windows' at the boot prompt when
>they arrive at work and power on their computers. 2. automatically: Make a
>script to execute a "lilo -R windows" before shutting the computer down
>(man lilo for help). This will load windows ONLY next time.

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