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Re: Linux?
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2007, 06:01:50 pm »
That's what I was trying to say... I just couldn't remember how to do it ^^


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Re: Linux?
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2007, 02:38:10 pm »
I've messed around with Mandriva Linux from time to time... though last time I installed it, I managed to fuck up my entire compy :P

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Re: Linux?
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2007, 03:23:23 pm »
My boyfriend installed the new Ubuntu yesterday (he's also got Gentoo so he knows how to handle Linux) on a PC with XP and Ubuntu installed the bootmanager automatically o_O so is it Vista or did Ubuntu just not like you Alix?

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Re: Linux?
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2007, 03:05:14 am »
it was probably just a mistake on my side, but linux isnt really that great.

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Re: Linux?
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2007, 02:01:24 pm »
moar like lisux amirite

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Re: Linux?
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2007, 06:55:56 pm »
RIGHT.
im willing to try linux again. ive got little to lose since its all backed up.
Vista is on one partition, the other partition is empty.
Could anyone give me a decent guide on how to install ubuntu and let both linux AND vista show at the boot screen?
Thanks :D

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Re: Linux?
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2007, 07:00:26 pm »
Insert CD, click on "continue", don't fuck up anything when partitioning, win.  :)

Seriously, Ubuntu did everything for me. But if Vista (I don't know why it should but computers don't act reasonably sometimes) doesn't work right after the installation, you have to reconfigure GRUB instead of just formatting everything. AFAIK, it has already been said in this thread how to do so.
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Re: Linux?
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2007, 07:03:05 pm »
vista uses a different boot system to xp :(
but yeah, yasiekekekeke mentioned to open the terminal then point grub to the partition.
two things.
1) whats the terminal :P
2) WHAT do i write to tell grub to see vista?

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Re: Linux?
« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2007, 07:21:25 pm »
the terminal = command line :) like cmd.exe or command.com in windows but much more powerful.
Applications->Accessories->Terminal

unfortunately, I don't know where Ubuntu stores it's grub-menu. It could either be /boot/grub/menu.lst or /boot/grub/grub.conf or /etc/grub.conf or something like that. Most likely, it's the first one of them. Otherwise, it might be already said in this thread.

Now, in the terminal, you can create a backup by
sudo cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/menu.lst.bak
(restore by sudo cp /boot/grub/menu.lst.bak /boot/grub/menu.lst)
You are asked to enter your password because this is an administrative task (sudo = execute command as root).

Edit the file by
sudo nano -w /boot/grub/menu.lst

and add the following lines:

title         "Vista"
root         (hd0,0)
chainloader      +1

This assumes that you have installed Vista on the first partition of your first IDE HD. If it's on the second IDE HD, you have to change (hd0,0) to (hd1,0), if it's on the second partition use (hd0,1). SATA-HDs are (sdx,y).

Then, save the file by pressing Ctrl+O. Exit by Ctrl+X. (as it's said on the bottom of the editor).

If you want a more comfortable, graphical editor, use sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

remember: Linux is case sensitive!
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Re: Linux?
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2007, 08:01:48 pm »
im going to install linux now. :S wish me luck!

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Re: Linux?
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2007, 08:32:13 pm »
im going to install linux now. :S wish me luck!
gl hf! =)

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Re: Linux?
« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2007, 09:15:47 pm »
Whatever dezo said, right above me. :)
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« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2007, 10:15:22 pm »
FAILED.
the installation cocked up halfway through. something about a disc read error. so it decided to corrupt my entire HDD at the same time.
i guess me and linux arent meant to be :(

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Re: Linux?
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2007, 11:55:34 pm »
FAILED.
the installation cocked up halfway through. something about a disc read error. so it decided to corrupt my entire HDD at the same time.
i guess me and linux arent meant to be :(


Wow, that sucks. :/
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Re: Linux?
« Reply #29 on: November 14, 2007, 01:54:57 am »
Some cd/dvd readers have problems with reading the ubuntu live cd if the burn speed was too high while creating the live cd.
Try to order the free original live cd.