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Can I use Linux os like ubuntu in acer Aspire E5-571G notebook?Linux driver available?from where I can download it?slpeacially nvdia driver for linux?

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Answer: Can I use Linux os like ubuntu in acer Aspire E5-5...

Acer doesn't offer Linux drivers for this laptop, by the way you can install it.if your BIOS is UEFI, remember to disable secure boot before installing Linux. About drivers, normally distro like Ubuntu has all you need, maybe you have to download some drivers from the repository; reading some results from Google search, seems to work without any extra download. about nVidia linux:http://www.nvidia.it/object/linux-display-archive-it.html

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Hello, I can't install Ubuntu Linux on the Acer Aspire E5-553G laptop.  I've tried setting my BIOS to Legacy mode, UEFI mode with secure boot enabled and secure boot disabled. Miscellaniously I've also tried disabling and enabling other settings in the BIOS too.  - Network boot enabled and disabled, - Lid Open resume enabled and disabled,- D2D recovery enabled and disabled,- Touchpad on basic and advanced, - TPM state enabled and disabled. I've tried upgrading the BIOS and downgrading the BIOS. I've also tried LTE Ubuntu and the new Ubuntu. I've also tried installing it from DVD and USB drive.  Despite changing everything in my BIOS there was to change I still can't get past the loading screen on the installation.  It freezes when the Ubuntu logo shows with moving dots (the dots stop moving and the laptop's noise dies down).   How can I install Ubuntu on this laptop? Thanks.

Answer:Can't install Ubuntu Linux on Acer Aspire E5-553G-...

I have same problem. I also tried upgrading BIOS to the new version.

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Hi, I was looking at this hybrid laptop, and there was some review at shopping site, that said linux distros can not be loaded in this laptop normally, due to UEFI bios. even if it can be tried by tweaks, it doesn't function properly. I am interested to know, if it really is the case, i.e. it does not support linux normally. Kindly let me know, I was looking forward to purchase soon.

Answer:Acer One S1003 (ATOM) : linux(mint/ubuntu) can be...

Doesn't seem normal to me. Can you post a link to this shopping site review? Jack E/NJ

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how to install ubuntu in dual boot.

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Specs of ACER Aspire E3-111-COWA:Intel Celeron Processor N2830-Dual core(2.16 Ghz)2GB DDR3 L Memory320GB Hard.

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I managed to installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my A7600U All-in-One. First, I tried the Desktop DVD of Ubuntu 14.0.4.2. Though it booted, it could not find the disks to partition. I suspect it is the RAID controller. The system comes with a 32 GB SSD that has been configured to function as a cache for a 1 TB 5400rpm Hard Disk ( why couldn't they have a 7200 rpm disk? Sigh. ). I tried that alternative install, again, that did not work. So I went into the BIOS, turn of RAID. It requires me to turn off the Write Caceh functionality of the SSD, and turn off something else on the 1TB device. I also changed the disk type to IDE. Now Windows 8 wouldn't boot. Fine, but SSD works. Boot from the Desktop DVD ( not the alternative install ) and installed Ubuntu on the 32GB SSD, creating 4 primary partitions, 6 GB for /, 24 for /home, 500MB for swap and another 500MB for /boot/efi. Wow, Ubuntu is superfast with SSD and i7. From the time the boot menu appears, I hit enter and in 7s the login GUI presents itself.  Sound, touch screen, etc all works fine. Fantastic! But I still cannot install Windows onthe 1 TB hard disk. Finally, I change the SATA type of both disk to RAID and viola, Windows recorgnize the 1TB disk. After many reboots and downloads of updates, Win8.1 is running with the Ubuntu boot manager and the dual boot works perfectly. This means that my Win8.1 is running much slower than my Ubuntu, but since my default boot is to Ubuntu anyway, who cares. Yoora... Read more

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Hi. I've tried everything I can to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside Windows 8 on my laptop and I'm just not successful. I have Ubuntu on an USB flash drive, and whatever I do, I keep getting the message "System doesn't have any USB boot option." So far I have:- Turned off Fast start-up.- Disabled Secure boot from UEFI firmware settings.- Tried setting both USB FDD and USB HDD at the top of the Boot priority order and Windows Boot Manager to the lowest priority.These steps seem to enable most people to access Ubuntu on their flash drive, but it doesn't work for me. Anyone know what I can still try? Is there anyone here who has the same model and who has successfully installed Ubuntu?













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Answer:Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on Acer Aspire E5...

if USB doesn't appear, probably you didn't create a correct EFI bootable USB media. use Rufus to create a bootable USB flash drive, selecting only for UEFI system.http://rufus.akeo.ie/?locale=en_US please re-enable Secure boot too.

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I have already tried a few days but I couldn't successfully install ubuntu on my acer aspire tc-780A...After finishing install ubuntu, it asked me to reboot the system but there is no grub launcher when I reboot.I have tried to install it on a surface before and successed. I don't know what's wrong this time. When I go to my bios setting, the only boot option is windows boot manager.  The secure boot is turned off.I searched online to find some similar problems. One topic mentioned to go to security and choose "select an uefi file as trusted for executing" but there is no such option in my bios setting.. Can someone help me? Many thanks!!

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I just got this laptop and I like it because it's very light and easy to carry around. However, I need to have Ubuntu or some flavor of Linux installed in it for programming work. When I tried to install Ubuntu in a dual boot setup, the installation succeeds. However, it never boots to grub or Ubuntu. Here are some of the bios settings I've tried to fiddle with to no success: enable/disable Secure Bootreordered boot ordering so that boot from Windows boot sector is in the last spotenabled the F12 boot selection shortcut. It only shows windows boot.From other forums, I read that some Acer models allow you to select which UEFI file Secure Boot uses for booting. This is not present in the bios of this machine. Lastly, I also tried installing Linux as a sole OS. The install succeeded but when I tried to boot, it showed the graphic with the HD and the Magnifier with the text "No Bootable Device". Help?













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Answer:Acer Aspire ES1-132-C685 - Ubuntu Installation (Du...

Hi, the goal is copying the bootloader in the Live USB to the ESP partition on your device. Afterwards adding it to the boot menu by the stated command. On some UEFI devices with apollo lake Linux will only boot if the bootloader is placed in \EFI\Linux\ but after the installation of Ubunut the bootlaoder is plaecsed in "\EFI\Ubuntu\" by default.

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I have laptop Acer Aspire E15 E5-511G, with 500GB hard disk. I have installed Windows 7 professional 64-bit in legacy boot mode. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside Windows. However, during the installation Ubuntu couldn?t see Windows nor partitions on the disk. I have partitioned the disk from the Windows and released 200GB on hard disk (for further installation of Ubuntu), but even after that Ubuntu sees just full disk capacity of 500GB. Is this possible and how to install Ubuntu alongside Windows on the computer?     

Answer:install Ubuntu alongside Windows on Acer Aspire E1...

Yes, but I highly recommend one of VMWare's freeware Players to run a virtual Ubuntu machine. I'm currently running a SuSE distro, Win98SE and WinXP as virtuals on my AO722 netbook. Sometimes all at the same time. And they all communicate with each other via the network. I run the machine this way as support for linux software and older Win hardware and software that won't run properly or at all under the newer Windows versions. Jack E/NJ 

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hi i recently got a acer aspire T180 and would like to upgrade it from Ubuntu 14.04 to windows 7 as i prefer it, but i need to know if it is actually possible and if so how do i do it? and can i use the product key that came with the PC as it says it used
to run windows vista, yet i cant find any sign of vista...?

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i have the acer aspire e1-510 with linux, how do i remove linux and install windows ?













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Answer:i have the acer aspire e1-510 with linux, how do i...

You may purchase or download a retail copy of windows from Microsoft and install it on your computer.You may download and install the device driver of windows needed for your computer from Acer support website.

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Hello I bought Acer e1 530 1.8ghz 2mb l3 cache, 15.6 hd 4 gb ddr3 memory 500gb hdd. It has linux on laptop but i cant get it working and i cant install windows 7 from usb stick.Do i need to wipe linux from laptop and how if i do? Can anyone help me out?

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I have purchased a general DVDRW external drive, which was advertised as compatible with Acer Aspire One/Linux OS but cannot make it function as a DVDRW. It does function as a DVD/CDRom when pre-recorded discs are put in the drive.

Can anyone advise me how to make the external drive work as a DVDRW? I have tried downloading XCD Roast burning software but cannot make it install on the laptop.
 

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Hi, I recently bought an Acer Aspire E5-574G laptop. This was the only available Core i7 model in my country.The laptop itself is satisfactory except that the Wireless adapter, touchpad and nVidia drivers onboard are only fully supported by Windows 10 I first tried Windows 8, in which the touchpad scroll didnt work at allAnd on Ubuntu 14.10 as well as the latest LTS 16.04, the wireless drivers are not available, nor does the touchpad or the graphics drivers.I tried a backport driver assembled by the community for the wireless adapter, which worked almost as good (except sometimes it cannot connect to networks), but the display driver issue is worst. The system always keeps the nVidia hardware turned on causing the laptop battery time to reduce to just 1.30 h (usually 4hr in Windows) Please let me know if there's aleast a plan to release linux drivers for the followingWireless : Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377Graphics: nVidia Geforce 920MTouchpad Thank You

Answer:Linux drivers for Acer Aspire E5-574G

Sorry, Acer does not offer drivers for Linux open source operating system. Perhaps another user can respond and point you in the right direction.

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Hi, I recently bought an Acer Aspire E5-574G laptop. This was the only available Core i7 model in my country.The laptop itself is satisfactory except that the Wireless adapter, touchpad and nVidia drivers onboard are only fully supported by Windows 10 I first tried Windows 8, in which the touchpad scroll didnt work at allAnd on Ubuntu 14.10 as well as the latest LTS 16.04, the wireless drivers are not available, nor does the touchpad or the graphics drivers.I tried a backport driver assembled by the community for the wireless adapter, which worked almost as good (except sometimes it cannot connect to networks), but the display driver issue is worst. The system always keeps the nVidia hardware turned on causing the laptop battery time to reduce to just 1.30 h (usually 4hr in Windows) Please let me know if there's aleast a plan to release linux drivers for the followingWireless : Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377Graphics: nVidia Geforce 920MTouchpad Thank You

Answer:Linux drivers for Acer Aspire E5-574G

Sorry, Acer does not offer drivers for Linux open source operating system. Perhaps another user can respond and point you in the right direction.

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Hi, I recently bought an Acer Aspire E5-574G laptop. This was the only available Core i7 model in my country.The laptop itself is satisfactory except that the Wireless adapter, touchpad and nVidia drivers onboard are only fully supported by Windows 10 I first tried Windows 8, in which the touchpad scroll didnt work at allAnd on Ubuntu 14.10 as well as the latest LTS 16.04, the wireless drivers are not available, nor does the touchpad or the graphics drivers.I tried a backport driver assembled by the community for the wireless adapter, which worked almost as good (except sometimes it cannot connect to networks), but the display driver issue is worst. The system always keeps the nVidia hardware turned on causing the laptop battery time to reduce to just 1.30 h (usually 4hr in Windows) Please let me know if there's aleast a plan to release linux drivers for the followingWireless : Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377Graphics: nVidia Geforce 920MTouchpad Thank You

Answer:Linux drivers for Acer Aspire E5-574G

Sorry, Acer does not offer drivers for Linux open source operating system. Perhaps another user can respond and point you in the right direction.

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I have an Acer Aspire V3-571G when I bought the laptop it came with a version of Linux,I deleted everything that was on the laptop and I`ve installed Windows Vista (that was the only one I had at that moment). I bought Windows 7 but surprise it does not work,any version of Windows 7 I try to install lets me do the partitions,the files are installing but at the end of the installation when it says "Setup is updating registry" a blue screen appears with some technical details and it says to check if some drivers are broken or to check for bios upgrades because from security reasons the windows was shut down.The only windows that currently my laptop supports are Vista and Windows 8.The bios version is 1.13 I just did the upgrade ( I used the manufacturer version until now) and I tried to install it again but it just won`t work,instead of starting the windows that blue screen appears and forces me to install windows 8 again.What can I do? I have looked for answers here and everyone is talking about that Advanced Menu in the Bios which of course I don`t have.Any help for me please?Spoiler (Highlight to read)   

Answer:Acer Aspire V3-571G came with Linux,Bios 1.13 only...

Have you checked to see if the hidden Win7 erecovery partition is still intact by the Alt+F10 erecovery boot method? If not, you can order Win7 recovery media for nominal cost at http://us-store.acer.com/erecovery/rcd/ Jack E/NJ 

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I have an Acer Aspire V3-571G when I bought the laptop it came with a version of Linux,I deleted everything that was on the laptop and I`ve installed Windows Vista (that was the only one I had at that moment). I bought Windows 7 but surprise it does not work,any version of Windows 7 I try to install lets me do the partitions,the files are installing but at the end of the installation when it says "Setup is updating registry" a blue screen appears with some technical details and it says to check if some drivers are broken or to check for bios upgrades because from security reasons the windows was shut down.The only windows that currently my laptop supports are Vista and Windows 8.The bios version is 1.13 I just did the upgrade ( I used the manufacturer version until now) and I tried to install it again but it just won`t work,instead of starting the windows that blue screen appears and forces me to install windows 8 again.What can I do? I have looked for answers here and everyone is talking about that Advanced Menu in the Bios which of course I don`t have.Any help for me please?Spoiler (Highlight to read)   

Answer:Acer Aspire V3-571G came with Linux,Bios 1.13 only...

Have you checked to see if the hidden Win7 erecovery partition is still intact by the Alt+F10 erecovery boot method? If not, you can order Win7 recovery media for nominal cost at http://us-store.acer.com/erecovery/rcd/ Jack E/NJ 

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I got my new acer laptop today with Linpus linux preinstalled. I tried to install windows but I am not able to. The Linpus linux GRUB restricts me form installation. What should I do. Please help me out

Answer:help to delete Linpus linux on an acer aspire laptop

What model do you have, and what kind/size of storage does it use?

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I installed the latest version of linux mint using USB, and chose 'install along side windows' option. While restarting after installation, the boot loader is automatically loading windows 10, without giving any choice. I can see linux is installed by observing the disk space. Then how to make my PC boot it, or allow a choice ? Looks like this problem is not yet resolved on ACER laptops, as I don't see a straight forward solution across blogs/communities trying to address this problem. I have upgraded to BIOS v 1.37  

Answer:Dual Boot Windows 10<>Any Linux :: ACER ASPIRE E5-...

 http://community.acer.com/t5/E-F-and-M-Series-Laptops/BIOS-Update-Acer-Aspire-E5-573G-792V/m-p/48168...

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Hello,I bought my laptop 2 days ago, but no sound is detected in neither Linux nor Windows.I installed the drivers from Acer website, installed all updates and upgrades, but no difference.Is this a common issue, and how can I solve it? Should I return my laptop to the store?

Answer:New Acer Aspire F15-573G-52ET no sound (Linux + Wi...

return it to the shop

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Hi,I can Live boot Ubuntu but it can't access the internal storage (32GB eMMC), I am getting "failed to initialize mmc0, error -84" at boot.

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I've downloaded Linux Mint Cinnamon onto a 16Gig SDHC Card but don't know how to install it on my Acer Aspire One ZG5.
Laptop currently running Linpus Linux Lite v1.0.7.E
No CD drive on laptop.
Can anybody help?

Answer:How Do I Install Linux Mint on Acer Aspire One ZG5 From SDHC Card?

If you mount the SDHC card in a USB adapter and copy the iso image to a PC then use
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
Windows version utility to create a bootable version on the SDHC card
Next you need to figure out the setting on your laptop to get it to boot from USB
Once you get it to boot up to Linux mint with a bit of luck it will offer you the option to install it on the Acer, if not try the Linux Mint Forums for the command line method to install it
Cheers HC

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Trying to dual boot Linux Mint 17.2 with Windows 10 on Acer Aspire E5-771G. I understand that UEFI will not allow this. I have set a supervisor password and in "boot" have changed from UEFI to legacy, but when i reboot, it wont boot to windows. It tells me to insert a bootable disk to continue. When I change back to UEFI, everything works properly. Is it possible to dual boot Linux with windows 10 on this laptop? Thanks Dennis

Answer:Dual boot Linux and Windows on Acer Aspire E5-771G

you can install linux mint under UEFI without any issue:http://linuxbsdos.com/2014/06/11/how-to-dual-boot-linux-mint-17-and-windows-8-on-a-pc-with-uefi-firm...http://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-mint-17-hands-on-with-uefi-secure-boot/ you just need to have enough space on your HDD, create a proper Linux partition, install it and then remember to press F12 at each boot to choose the OS you need.

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Hi,

I hope someone out there can help me. I have just purchased an Acer Aspire AM3900 which came with Lupis Linux software preloaded. I bought it because of its spec, Intel Pentium E5800 with 4Gb ram and 1TB HDD and figured price was good because it did not come with W7 preloaded. At least 1 review which I read before purchasing said they had loaded windows 7 with no issues. I have made several attempts to load a copy of Windows 7 Professional without success. Each tme I get a message just as the loading has started saying that it cannot find the drivers for the CD drive which is listed as being DVD Super-Multi drive. There was a CD which came with the computer with drivers on it. The CD says it is for W7 X86/X64 but when I load it I get a nother message saying that no drivers have been found. I have also downloaded drivers from the Acer websie but none of them are reconised iether.
I realise this is not a Linux forum but if there is anyone who could help I would appreciate it.
Beginning to realise cheap sometimes means nasty.

Cheers

Alinjlin

Answer:Problems loading Windows 7 on to Acer Aspire AM3900 with Linux preload

All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT




SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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I have a T42 coming my way. For my plans with this system, I can eliminate needing a spare hdd if I can simply run the linux VMWare w/ a Windows XP or Server 2003 image.

Right now, my plans were to be running XP Pro w/ VMWare XP/2003 image, and doing most of my work in the VMWare image(running FTP tasks, etc.) on the 40gb it comes with, and use a 20 for Ubuntu.
But, if I can run Ubuntu on the 40, and re-use the images I already have set up, I can save myself a lot of time and effort.
Does anyone know if a pre-existing image made on a Windows machine will transfer and operate properly if used in Linux's VMWare?
 

Answer:Want to move to Ubuntu Linux; do VMWare machines made in Windows work in Linux?

Yes. VM machines created in Windows will work fine in Linux vmware enivronment. And the vice versa is true as well.
 

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Out of the box, Ubuntu and Linux Mint look very different. From colors and icons to the placement of launchers themselves, each distro offers a completely unique experience when compared to one another.

But perhaps the biggest difference between the two distributions is each one's overall direction. Ubuntu is attempting to become a jack of all trades, offering Ubuntu experiences for the desktop, Ubuntu TV and smartphones. Linux Mint on the other hand, is quite content in keeping its original mission of providing a great desktop experience.

For example, Mint offers a typical desktop experience when it comes to browsing your menu, locating installed software and browsing files. Ubuntu however, has sweetened the experience a bit by allowing the Unity desktop to provide a dock for frequently used application, in addition to being able to locate and launch software using the Unity Dash. The idea, of course, is that the Ubuntu approach is easier to navigate. Personally, I tend to disagree, but others seem to enjoy Ubuntu's approach.Click to expand...

Source & rest of article.
 

Answer:Linux Desktops: Ubuntu vs. Linux Mint

Out of those that I've tried, I would go Linux Mint, but some features I like in Ubuntu though.
 

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Just wondering how to get a custom login screen on ubuntu, hoping for something like mandrake linux, using a penguin.
 

Answer:Linux help! (Ubuntu)

I want to do this because penguins rock.
 

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The ubuntu and linux os just like window xp, if not what is it?

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Question: linux ubuntu to xp

Hi Folks, Lets start by saying I am a complete nerd with computers so simple answers would be the best, I can follow instructions. I have just bought an Acer Aspire one aoa150 from a friend, it has Linux Ubuntu installed on it but it looks like it originally had windows xp installed on it has it has windows keycode on the bottom of it, the battery is not charging correctly only lasts for about 15 minutes when fully charged and charges to full power in about 10 minutes I know I might have to buy a new battery, I have read numerous accounts about this problem and it seems that it could be that it needs the a BIOS upgrade but the upgrade looks like it is a windows upgrade, so I would like to change it back to xp, looked all over the internet for answers but there are so many conflicting and convoluted views on how to do this. I am totally lost. Please help if you can. Thanks very much
 

Answer:linux ubuntu to xp

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Question: linux ubuntu

Trying out ubuntu 9.10. After I download 159 updates with update manager and install them I keep getting told I'm using wrong user name and password. This has happened 3 times and I keep having to reinstall the system. Any ideas????

Answer:linux ubuntu

OK, this is how you reset a password in Ubuntu.click hereIf you can't understand it, or need further help, please come back and let me know.

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Question: Linux-Ubuntu 9.04

I have Linux Ubuntu 9.04 installed on my computer. I put in the Installation CD-ROM and cannot get it to open for installing the network connections to the internet. On WindowsXP it opens automatically.

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Answer:Linux-Ubuntu 9.04

Is it wireless or wired?
 

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Question: Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu Linux installation on Acer Aspire Cloudbook 11 The Ubuntu system download is free. Because of the limited amount of disk storage, installation alopngside Microsoft Windows may not be practical. Installation requires these steps: Download ISO file from Ubuntu website.Create a ?startup disk? on a USB stick or SD card, 2GB+ (this small laptop has no CD-ROM drive) using Startup Disk Creator if you have an Ubuntu system already, or if not download appropriate software for your system from the internet.Turn on the Acer and call up the BIOS when the ?Acer ? Explore beyond limits? screen appears.Navigate using keys listed at the bottom.Use the right arrow to highlight the ?Boot? menu, then the down arrow to highllight ?USB HDD?. Then press F6 until this is the first item on the list, then press F10. The computer will turn off and on again. Press F2 again to return to the BIOS screen.Highlight the ?Main? menu, press enter, then change the touchpad type from ?Advanced? to ?Basic? and exit the BIOS.Insert the Startup USB disk (memory stick) and install Ubuntu.After installing, shut down the system.Having completely removed Windows, to boot after installation return to the BIOS screen, navigate to ?Security?, go to ?Select an UEFI file as trusted for executing?, and select shimx64.efi from the list that appears. Press F10. You should now have a system that is reliable, includes wordprocessing and other office software, inte... Read more

Answer:Ubuntu Linux

>>>You should now have a system that is reliable>>> Thank you for the tutorial. But what if the unexpected happens? How would you recommend recovering Windows to its factory-installed state. Jack E/NJ

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Question: Linux (Ubuntu)

I am going to begin toying around with Ubuntu via ISO. Any comments about pros and cons relative to my potential exodus to Linux will be much appreciated. My biggest concern is whether I can still use Linksys for my wireless internet software while on Linux.

What AV's and other security software options do I have with Ubuntu? Behavior blockers? Sandboxie? Is any worth while security product supported by Ubuntu?
 

Answer:Linux (Ubuntu)

ZOU1 said:

I am going to begin toying around with Ubuntu via ISO. Any comments about pros and cons relative to my potential exodus to Linux will be much appreciated. My biggest concern is whether I can still use Linksys for my wireless internet software while on Linux.

What AV's and other security software options do I have with Ubuntu? Behavior blockers? Sandboxie? Is any worth while security product supported by Ubuntu?Click to expand...

I've Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a stand alone machine. Although it's not connected up to the internet, I was able to find out all the info I needed to do so on their very active and helpful Community forum.

I use this machine as a tester. I also install Ubuntu onto anyone's computer whose product key fails to pass muster with microsoft, and again, any problems with internet etc., I go to the Community forum.

I put my hands up and admit I haven't any protection on this computer, so I cannot offer any opinions on av's etc.
 

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Question: Linux/Ubuntu

Hi all. Without burning a few dvd's I want to ask anyone if they know of which OS let's you put the desktop icons in the quick launch/taskbar ? Also changes the wallpaper on a start up? Have tried Linux Mint, Ubuntu 15.04 and some others. A while back I had Xubuntu 12.4 that was fine for me until I did all the updating. I also tried to use Cortina, Wally, can't remember the other guy. Couldn't get either one to work. Don't do too much on the computer- no playing games- just go to besthomepageever to catch up on the news, then off to your site to see if anyone has the kind of trouble I get fooling around with this computer. Thanks to all for your help. Frank
 

Answer:Linux/Ubuntu

Coffee Guy said:





Hi all. Without burning a few dvd's I want to ask anyone if they know of which OS let's you put the desktop icons in the quick launch/taskbar ? Also changes the wallpaper on a start up? Have tried Linux Mint, Ubuntu 15.04 and some others. A while back I had Xubuntu 12.4 that was fine for me until I did all the updating. I also tried to use Cortina, Wally, can't remember the other guy. Couldn't get either one to work. Don't do too much on the computer- no playing games- just go to besthomepageever to catch up on the news, then off to your site to see if anyone has the kind of trouble I get fooling around with this computer. Thanks to all for your help. FrankClick to expand...

Not sure exactly what you mean by quick launch/taskbar, as not every distro has one, but those that do have one will allow you to add icons of your choosing to the launcher/dock. But even distros that do NOT have one will allow you to add one of your choosing, such as Cairo Dock, AWN (Avant Window Navigator), Plank, etc...

If you're looking to pin icons to your desktop for easy access/quick launch (like WinXP or Win7), pretty much any distro will allow that with a right click and "pin to desktop" option, nearly identical to Windows functionality. I have been a hard-core full-time Linux user since 2009 and I have never heard of Cortina or Wally, so I can only conclude they were obscure and poorly supp... Read more

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Question: Linux (Ubuntu)

Does anybody here use some form of Linux? I have always been interested in Linux. I have downloaded Ubuntu before and never really gave it a try. I don't know much about Linux and want to learn. I have downloaded Ubuntu 11.10 and don't know where to begin. I'm reading all about the kernel, shell, file structure etc. (its like studying for A+ again ). I know security isn't as big as an issue and an antivirus wouldn't be as big of a deal, but does it have a firewall? I heard something about it having IP tables?
Does anyone know any good resources to get me started? Do you use Linux, why?
Why would anyone use Linux over Windows apart from it being more secure and free?
 

Answer:Linux (Ubuntu)

because;
Linux lightweight, does not need that much ram
I use ubuntu 11.10, in the old laptop with only 1.5 GB of ram. it does not lag at all, very responsive.
I've even tried it on a VM, with 512MB ram, not slow.

I use ubuntu, just for browsing (sometimes)
I dual-booted ubuntu with windows 7 (on the old laptop)

hopefully will be helpful for you.
resources for you (you can read it):
http://www.wikihow.com/Learn-to-Use-Linux
http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/3409/beginning-to-learn-unix-and-linux
http://www.pcworld.com/article/119360/free_agent_how_you_can_get_started_with_linux.html
 

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Question: Linux Ubuntu

Hi after installing Linux Ubuntu I now want to delete it from the hard drive.I have goggled for advice but I think a new install using Samsung Recovery Restore and wipe the drive clean. I want to Continue with Ubuntu and I was thinking of buying a mini external HD.Can any one see a problem with this method?Reason for the uninstall I had a problem with Ubuntu and decided to reinstall using the same DVD. I now have 1&2 Ubuntu two different Desktops and its messed up the wireless connection ok when hard wired.I could ask on the Ubuntu site but I prefer PCA for advice.

Answer:Linux Ubuntu

When you install Ubuntu you can tell it to use the whole HD and reformat it.

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Question: Ubuntu Linux

Hell there,A lot of my freinds have Ubuntu Linux and i was thinking about getting it myself, just out of curiosity really. So heres my question, i already have vista installed, can i run both?Thanks!

Answer:Ubuntu Linux

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Question: Linux Ubuntu

Downloaded Ubuntu to my Laptop and am trying to make a bootable cd to load on my new desktop. brand new build and need to add OS to start using. I dont have a Microsft office disk so I am going this route. So how do I make a bootable disk and more so what file do i need to find as the boot image? I dont have a 1.44 floppy disk so that option is out.

Answer:Linux Ubuntu

You downloaded an .iso file, right?  You need to burn it to CD but it needs to be burned in a specific way that expands/extracts the image so you have usable files on your disc.  In other words, some popular burning programs such as Nero may not work.  I suggest ImgBurn for this.

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Just thought I'd post some of my impressions from a week or so of use of my new SL400.  I have moved from the vaunted T line (T-42 to be exact) to the much maligned SL line.  Honestly, so far I'm giving my vote to the SL-400, except for two things that feel a bit wonky, but I'm getting used to.  The first is the keyboard.  Feel is outstanding, but the relocation of the 6 key home/end/delete/insert/pgup/pgdn keys is a bad idea.  The modern up down layout that many regular keyboards have is bothersome enough, but to move page up page down to the cursor pad, when CTRL-Page up Alt-Page dn combos are common show a total lack of forethought.  Pressing CTRL-PgDn used to be thumb on right CTRL, middle finger on pgup/dn and go.  I'm getting used to the odd placement, but I don't have to like it. The second "quirk" is in no way Lenovo's fault because I'm running linux and some things are still a little bit wonky there, like the vol keys not working, suspend sometimes being a suspend of death etc... The things I DO like about this laptop are many.  The dual core 1.8GHz Core2Duo CPU is very very fast and responsive.  I can compile two mpeg video streams (niced of course) while doing other stuff, and the cpus are maxed out, and the internal temp is still max 53C or so, sometimes in the high 40s. It took a bit of fiddling to get working graphics and networking, but again, I'm using a nearly new chipset in both areas here. I'm... Read more

Answer:SL 400 First Impressions. (p.s. I run ubuntu linux)

I'm planning on running ubuntu on my sl300 if it ever gets here as well.  You got the graphics working, did you have to take any odd steps?  Try opengl/compiz yet? How's performance?   forum higher-ups take note and forward to lenovo: windows license is a waste on people like us who buy lenovos for their quality, i know your hands are tied by microsoft antitrust stuff.. but if you have to ship with an operating system, I'd pay $20 or something for freedos preinstalled instead of the windows tax, and you won't have to support it like a linux distribution.





Lenovo SL300 Ownerearning an MSECE at GATech, with undergrad in BME.

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I have windows 7 and Linux ubunto (with 2.5 and 2.6 kernal)

how can I choose which OS to start with automatically.

now at the startup a black screen appear where to choose from these OS but ubuntu is started automatically if I choose nothing.
 

Answer:windows 7 and linux ubuntu

I tried
sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
but it ask for password and after that I can not type anything in the terminal

I put the problem in Linux form since the boot part is from linux
 

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how do i turn down fan noise on ubuntu ??
 

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I'm trying to extract the video from my camcorder via Firewire, in LiVES. When I do, I get this error message, and I don't know what it means.

Is ieee1394, driver, and raw1394 loaded?Click to expand...
 

Answer:LiVES on Linux (Ubuntu)

ieee1394 = Firewire so the error message is about missing the software to recognize the firewire connection.
 

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Win 7/Win XP/Ubuntu Linux Tri-boot

I have a PC that is currently a dual boot between Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu Linux 8.04 (Hardy Heron). The two operating systems are on separate physical drives. Ubunutu is on the PC?s original 250 gig drive (the primary) and Win 7 is on a 1 TB Seagate internal drive that I added later (the slave).

I already discussed dual booting with Ubuntu and Win 7 on a Linux forum. I installed each OS completely independently of the other. I installed Ubuntu first without the other drive installed. I later disconnected the 250 GB primary drive and installed Windows 7 to the 1 TB drive as if Ubuntu were not even present on the PC. Later I reconnected and edited a file known as menu.lst in Ubuntu?s feature known as ?Grub?. Grub looks at the file and gives me the choice of Windows 7 or Ubuntu when I boot up.

Now it?s a long story, but I need to add Windows XP to my choices. I?m told on the Ubuntu forum that I can temporarily disconnect the Ubuntu drive and set up XP on the 1 TB drive as a dual boot with Bootloader handling the choice between Win 7 and XP. The idea is to get it running right and later reconnect the Ubuntu drive. Grub will give me the choice between Ubuntu and Windows; then if I choose Windows, Bootloader will give me the choice between Win 7 and XP. I could live with that.

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Answer:Win 7/Win XP/Ubuntu Linux Tri-boot

Tom, I think the answer to your question is on the first sentence of the Tutorial how to load the SATA drivers: "When you install Win XP, setup can not find your Hard Drive."

So, if setup can find your HD, you should be good to go.

One remark: installing XP after Windows 7 is a bit more complicated, you will have to repair Windows 7 boot file to add XP. You have mentioned the tutorial, so you shoudl be good to go. I just highlight it since it can be a stumbling block.

Regarding the floppy disk thing, from what I know it is XP's idiosyncrasy, it doesn't allow drivers to be loaded with USB drives. It is from a time there were no USB drives...

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Hi,

I just built a new system with a QX9650 and Gigabyte X38 mobo. I have 2 drives in RAID 0 and a third drive that isn't in RAID. I am running Vista 64 bit currently. I put the OS and programs/games on the RAID drives and other misc data on the third drive. If I install a 4th hard drive, is it possible to put Ubuntu or some other linux distro on it and then easily boot into this OS whenver I want to? Can I then access files on the other drives, or are the filesystems incompatible? How would I control which OS I boot into?

Also, to install the RAID 0, the mobo had specific instructions on how to install with windows xp/vista (had to load a hard disk driver when installing). Do I need to load specific RAID drivers for linux?

Thanks alot!
 

Answer:Linux (Ubuntu) with Vista 64 bit

You can indeed put Linux on the fourth drive. It will definitely be able to see the third drive, getting it to see the RAID array might be a bit more difficult.
 

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Greetings ,Iam going to buy " HP proBook 450 G4" but i was wondering if this model can work with linux ubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system without any kind of errors or pugs .Please advise.

Answer:Linux Ubuntu Compatablilty

Which video chip? Intel or nVidia? I might actually suggest Ubuntu 16.10 to better support the newest hardware. I am actually sending this on a 6th gen HP laptop with Intel video running Kubuntu 16.04 which is Ubuntu with the KDE desktop instead of the default Gnome. You don't ever expect Linux to "just work"; it often requires some tweaks but the support community is second to none and I guarantee you can get all the hardware working as long as you have some basic Linux skills or are willing to acquire them.

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OK guys what should i go with with an old pc i got layin around, windows 2000 or Ubuntu Linux? ANy ideas?
 

Answer:Windows 2k? OR Ubuntu LINUX?

According to your last thread, you were going to experiment with Linux

I suppose you could put them both on there.
 

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Hi, I am planning to buy a HP notebook and want to run it as a Win10/Ubuntu dual boot. I would like to buy either the HP Spectre x360 13-4116na or HP ENVY x360 15-w101na.I have seen threads in this and other forums that a dual boot is possible and that there are some problems with the sound, but that there are solutions for these problems. But I have seen threads complaining about problems with graphic cards and especially some people saying that they deliberately chose NOT a QHD screens as if Ubuntu would not be able to deal with this higher resolution. Sounds unlikely to me, but could this pose a problem for Ubuntu with those two models I mentioned? Thanks for helping me to choose the right computer.ToruOkada

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I have built a computer based on a Asus P4V800-X motherboard. I tried to install Ubuntu v5.10 but I get an error message saying,Disc error 20, AX = 4229 Drive EF Boot Failed. I do not have windows installed on the Brand new hard drive.Any help would be appreciated, Flop.

Answer:Linux Ubuntu v5.10 installing

you may have an error on your installation disc.did you download it direct from a mirror site or use a torrent?I would recommend you use a torrent client as this will check for file integrity automatically rather than run a md5 checksum.Also tends to give higher download speeds.suggest you download it again.

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I'm gonna try giving linux a shot with a dual boot but I'm having trouble making the install disk. I dl'ed the version I want, now using "InfraRecorder" (which was recommended by the linux distributer) I'm trying to make the disk but it says burn the .ISO file but the file I dl'ed is in a winrar format?? Am I suppose to go through the compressed file and look for a certain ISO file?
 

Answer:Trying to install linux ubuntu

If you didn't install a program that handles .iso formats then winrar will associate itself with those files by default. If you do the right click properties thing of the icon even though it looks like a winrar file, there is a good chance it is actually an ISO which can be burned by the program of your choice.
 

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For those who like to play around with Linux Ubuntu, and Kubuntu 14.4 are out in both 32 and 64 bit modes. Loading the 64 bit mode into VMWare 10 Workstation at this time. . .enjoy.

Answer:Linux ubuntu 14.4 is on the street

I like Debian (Gnome) myself but thanks for this

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We are trying to set up email with my wife's new Asus EE which had TBird installed as the email software. If we choose POP as the connection then the incoming server address (tiscali)is rejected. If we choose IMAP then we can complete the wizard but "cannot find server" appears. I suspect it is a Linux thing that I do not know enough about. Anyone else got any thoughts please.

Answer:Thunderbird and Ubuntu Linux

Tried POP and got through wizard without error message until the end when I am told "cannot connect to server pop3.tiscali.co.uk" and "cannot find click here"

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For those who like to play around with Linux Ubuntu, and Kubuntu 14.4 are out in both 32 and 64 bit modes. Loading the 64 bit mode into VMWare 10 Workstation at this time. . .enjoy.

Answer:Ubuntu 14.4 Linux is on the street

Ubuntu lost me as a user since they started that Unity - yukk. I converted to Mint Mate and am very happy with it. Even the Gnome3 versions of Mint are better.

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Next LTS is coming out Apr 29
 

Answer:Ubuntu Linux 10.04 is (coming) out

This is a long term release.
 

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I have just downloaded and saved ubuntu 7.10 and saved it to my computer. It is a 698mb iso file.I have a second computer which at this time has no os and I have just formatted the hd ready to accept linux, could somebody explain the rest of the procedure to get linux off my computer and into the new one please. If I burn this program to cd and set the bios to boot from cdrom will this program install like windows?Thank you

Answer:linux ubuntu install

You'll have to choose the "burn image" option in your burning software, don't just burn the file as data. Yes it should boot and install.

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For those who like to play around with Linux Ubuntu, and Kubuntu 14.4 are out in both 32 and 64 bit modes. Loading the 64 bit mode into VMWare 10 Workstation at this time. . .enjoy.

Answer:Ubuntu 14.4 Linux is on the street

Ubuntu lost me as a user since they started that Unity - yukk. I converted to Mint Mate and am very happy with it. Even the Gnome3 versions of Mint are better.

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Tried to run ubuntu linux from the live cd as wanted to see if I could "find"a lost drive it halted part way through and am now unable to boot PC.Was running windoews XP,drives spin up but doesnt get to BIOS screen just emits a regular single beep.Reset CMOS but this made no difference.All advice welcome thanks in advance.

Answer:Has Ubuntu Linux offed my PC

yes it might have done have you got a recovery cd or windows xp cd try and boot from those to see if your pc will come up. not sure about the single beep you should check with the mother board manufacture about that. how old is the mother board.

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Hello, i have one question. I want to install Ubuntu on my u400. Can I format disk, install ubuntu and work on it? but what if i wish to come back to Windows7? can i just press Recorvery button and install W7 as before? Will be there any problems with files format etc?

Answer:u400 + Linux UBUNTU

You should create a set of recovery discs before you install Ubuntu or alter any of the partition sizes because afterwards the one key recovery will not work; please refer to the top stickied thread in this board for more information.

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I thought I would try installing Ubuntu Linux on my older spare PC currently running XP. I've downloaded Linux from http://www.ubuntu.com/download & burnt the files to DVD, I can see the files on the DVD. Having loaded the disc & rebooted my old PC it just boots into XP. I've checked the boot sequence in BIOS & it's set to DVD then HDD & I can hear the DVD drive spin up when the PC starts. I've also installed a file from the DVD which is supposed to help if you have trouble getting the PC to boot from the DVD. There is no install file on the DVD to manually start the install.

I don't know what else to try, can anyone make a suggestion?
 

Answer:Ubuntu Linux not installing

Greetings nigh.

My next: 1. Try to boot another machine to that DVD - 2. Re-download / re-burn / reboot to the Ubuntu .iso. Good luck, let us know.
 

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Hey Guys,I'm presently a Toshiba user that's looking to go to change my Satellite P20 for a Lenovo IdeaPad Y710, and I would like to know, are their problems with Linux on the Y710? Can the video card, webcam, wireless network card, and sound card all work as well as they do in Vista in Linux?

Answer:Ubuntu Linux on Y710

Hi, man =)As far as known here, there were some successful Ubuntu installations on Y510. Also it is konwn at the moment that all drivers except videocard (ATI graphics) are the same for Y510 and Y710. So it seems to be OK to install Linux on Y710 - so far nobody reported about any problems with hardware on Linux. Oh, except inverted camera, but this one was solved somehow.HTHGL





//help will save the world

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I want to reuse a 250GB Hard drive currently loaded with Linux Ubuntu. The Ext HD is connected by USB to a Windows XP PC. What is the simplest way to remove Linux from the Ext HD?

Answer:How do I clear Linux Ubuntu from an external HD?

But be aware, you'll loose all the contents of that drive.

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hey i need a guide to install linux program or operating system ubuntu but i want to keep xp so if i dont like it i can use xp and uninstall ubuntu

Answer:ubuntu linux install partition

Hi, have a look here click here it might help or do a google search. Ubuntu has a good site starting here click heregood luck, yaesu

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Hi, I understand that there is a bug in the v1.25 Insydeh20 BIOS which effects serveral laptop models including the Aspire F5-571 which stops the installation of Linux distributions. There are older versions of the BIOS available for other models (E5-573G) which rectify the problem, but none available for the F5-571. My question is: Would the bios software for the E5-573G the same as the BIOS for the F5-571. Thanks Regards 

Answer:BIOS, F5-571, UEFI, Linux / Ubuntu

It happens the same to me, with exactly the same model too. I'm desperate...

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Anyone managed to get their wireless network card working in the Ubuntu distro of Linux? If so any tips as I'm having no luck with mine!

Answer:Wireless networking in Linux (Ubuntu)

Quote from a Linux forum:Every release of Ubuntu includes an updated kernel with more device support than the one before. Being a change addict I always update when new releases come out. IMHO, If you have hardware that's not directly supported by an older Ubuntu release, upgrade to the latest. WiFi support in particular continues to expand with each release.and.....The *.inf file is the one you need to install in ndiswrapper. Try downloading a fresh one from the manufacturer's website. SOmetimes that helps. The *.sys file needs to be available in the same directory as the *.inf file, but it's the *.inf file you install. ndiswrapper -i /path-to-/*.inf.....I'm a newbie and managed to get two different Broadcom cards working on 2 different laptops first time using (a) the latest release of PCLinuxOS and (b) the recommended drivers from the ndiswrapper web site. One was in fact a Dell driver.

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Hi Everyone,
Last night I had the wild urge to try out the linux distribution of Ubuntu, I really thought everything was going well. Within Ubuntu, there's a hard drive partitioning application built-in, that part of the installation seemed to go well. I proceeded to move forward with the installation, I setup my Internet connection.. etc., I got that setup as well. The Ubuntu software needed to download / install some additional software, that's when thing's started getting crazy. When I thought I had Ubuntu setup well enough for the time being, I decided to restart my computer. I received the normal operating selection screen, I chose windows 10, I was able to load windows normally.. or so I thought. I couldn't gain a wireless network connection, no matter what I tried. Anyway, I got mad / frustrated and wiped out the partition where I had Ubuntu installed. I must have been half asleep, because after I did so.. windows 10 would no longer bootup. This morning I had download / burn the latest image file and reinstall the software, anyway.. I'm not done with my setup.. so I still have more work to do. So much for my urge to try out Ubuntu.
David

Answer:Ubuntu Linux Installation Issues

You can run it live from the DVD or run it as a virtual PC with virtual box which is free

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hi,

As we know Mint Is based on Ubuntu but Ubuntu doesn't have some tools available in Mint and some of them are very useful and are "must-have"

so there the procedure:

open terminal, type:
Code:
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ qiana main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mint.list'
then update by
Code:
sudo apt-get update
normally an error should happen at the end about the public key

so type :
Code:
sudo apt-get install linuxmint-keyring
a permission will be asked, say yes to the prompt

re-update by
Code:
sudo apt-get update

this time no more error should happen and you will have now access to every Mint tolls
that is it.
 

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I currently partitioned my drive so I can have a dual boot of Windows 7. How would I go about deleting the Ubuntu partitions, so I have just Windows 7? I don't want to just delete the partitions because the computer boots off of GRUB. Can you guys help me out?

Thanks in advance,
David

Note: Not quite sure if this in the right place, sorry if it isn't...

Answer:Deleting Ubuntu Linux Partitions?

Use a program called GParted or a modified veion called Parted Magic

GParted
GParted -- Download

Parted maguic
Downloads

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I connected a wireless network on my computer, Linux Ubuntu OS but i can't access any webpages for some reason. I have no idea what might be causing this, tho i had Windows with norton protection previously installed on it so i don't know if its still there, cause i didn't remove anything or make backups as i tought it would delete everything automatically lol. If you know what might be causing this, just tell me what to do instead of explaining it so much... Computer-ish cause i don't know shait :monkey:
 

Answer:Can't connect to the internet with Linux Ubuntu :O

Hit ALT+F2, type gnome-terminal & hit enter.

Then type (in the new application window) ping www.google.com. What does it say ?

Also type ifconfig & what does that say ?

Are you sure that your computer is properly connected to the wireless network ?
 

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I'm try to get throught to the Ubuntu web site click here All it says its connecting to remote host, its been saying that for the past 4 minutes.Can you check please just to make sure its not me.Thanks.

Answer:Ubuntu Linux web site problem?

I got "cannot find server" but PCA is painfully slow today so thats not a good indication really.

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After months of widespread anticipation, the latest version of Canonical's popular Linux distribution--Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ?Precise Pangolin?--was released in its final form early Thursday morning.

?For PC users, Ubuntu 12.04 supports laptops, desktops, and netbooks with a unified look and feel based on an updated version of the desktop shell called 'Unity,' which introduces 'Head-Up Display' search capabilities,? wrote Ubuntu Release Manager Kate Stewart in the official announcement. ?Finding and installing software using the Ubuntu Software Center is now easier thanks to improvements in speed, search, and usability.?

As a Long Term Support (LTS) release, Ubuntu 12.04 will be supported for a full five years on both desktops and servers, making it a particularly attractive choice for business users.Click to expand...

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Answer:Ubuntu Linux 12.04 'Precise Pangolin' Is Here at Last

I'm upgrading as we speak, but I think a lot of others are as well, because the built-in updater is crawling...

I'm only averaging around 80kB/s on the download.

Might have been quicker to download the ISO. Even though I would be downloading more than I needed, at least then I could grab from multiple mirrors to speed things up.
 

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Asustek has announced that it will ship three models of its Eee PC with Ubuntu 10.10 preinstalled.

Canonical announced Asus' decision to load the Eee PC 1001PXD, 1011PX and 1015PX with Ubuntu 10.10 from 1 June as one that will "make it one of the most user-friendly PCs on the market". Previously the majority of Asus Eee PC netbooks came preloaded with Microsoft's Windows operating system, although it wasn't always that way.

When Asus introduced the Eee PC back in 2007, it shipped with the Xandros Linux distribution, however once Microsoft realised that netbooks were becoming a big seller, it came out with a cut down version of its Windows operating system. Since then the majority of netbooks sold have been preloaded with Microsoft's operating system, however it seems that Linux on netbooks is having something of a renaissance.
http://www.asus.com/Eee/
Read moreClick to expand...
 

Answer:Asus will preload Ubuntu Linux on three Eee PCs

That might be interesting to buy and use. Being Ubuntu, of what I have tired of it is great.
 

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I was originally using Ubuntu 7.04 on this computer. But Due to A MAJOR problem that nobody has provided me with a fix for and Im tired of waiting. I want to know which Distro would be right for me.

Im going to be using it as a primary OS and IM going to keep Windows around for gaming. Im currently on a Dual boot system with Ubuntu 7.04 and XP Pro

The reason I want to replace Ubuntu is because my Lite On SATA CDburner / DVD burner combo drives DOES not exist peroid to it, and since IM a linux newbie and the Linux pros are basically being useless to me by not even seeming interested in helping me (some community heh) and the ones that are trying to help dont speak newb, or are just as confused as I am.

and IM sure you agree with thats the ONLY Disk drive on your computer and you cant use it with the OS of choice, its time to find another OS!

So Im going to be using Linux to surf the web, download, play music, burn cds in mp3 format to listen to in my car, chat with friends, and do basic general use stuff, and just keep my dual boot of XP for playing video games.

I want something as close to Ubuntu as possible since BEYOND that CD/DVD issue that ruined that OS for me, I REALLY liked Ubuntu though I cant see how people say its the best when its so ridden with bugs and apperantly has so many issues with SATA drives!
 

Answer:Which Linux Distro Should I Get in place of Ubuntu?

I've always liked Suse.
 

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i recently switched from ubuntu to xp.problem is get as far as loading the install files and then reboot fully and start from scratch.need to know if i missed a step or didnt performe the right step.i managed to create a new partition but no luck fully installing it.if any suggestions i would apprecciate it .

Answer:switching from ubuntu to xp [from Linux Support]

Hi,

Welcome to TSF!!

This sounds like you are having problems installing Windows, I will move this to the windows vista forum as that is what you have listed as an OS. Hope you are able to get this figured out. I am sure the wonderful people in the window forum will be able to help you out.

Cheers!

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I installed Linux Ubuntu onto my laptop, When i enter the boot manager to attempt to boot Ubuntu it just goes black for a couple of seconds and then starts windows. there are no error dialogues, it just shows black and then boots windows.P.S. I went through the entire linux installation process.

Answer:Unable to boot Linux Ubuntu

@_Potato HP only warranties their PCs for usage with the OS that comes preinstalled. IF you replace that or add a different OS, then you assume full responsibility for maintaining that other OS -- as HP then provides no assistance on that.Win10 PCs nearly all use UEFI and that poses special problems for installing Linux distros: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295Your best bet for Linux support, since HP does not provide Linux drivers, is to contact the support forum for the Linux distro you are trying to install -- in this case, the Ubuntu Forums: http://ubuntuforums.org/Good Luck

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Had an old desktop lying around, thought I would get up and running with Linux for my kids.Beguiled by articles telling me it couldn't go wrong I set off into the blue with Ubuntu 8. With a clean hardisk I went for the full format and install and got to a working desktop fairly rapidly.Unfortunately the mouse and keyboard (USB) would only work for 15 minutes or so and I then the system froze and I guess was 'hung'Having tried various mice and conbinations I gave up and downloaded the latest Ubuntu, 9.Reformatted, clean install and again to a working desktop fairly rapidly. Freezing problem still there and now the network is so slow a to be unusable.I headed off for linux support but find myself completely bewildered as to what advice to take. As there essentially seens to be dozens of varieties it is really difficult to find advice that is relevant and I must confess that when I do find someone with similar problems I don't understand the fixes that are offered!Anyone here who can offer some advice to a Linux Newbie who may just be about to decide that that penguin will never be my friend?Cheers and sorry for the long post, Epirb.

Answer:Ubuntu Linux, it was supposed to be so easy!

OK, I'm sure we can help to sort you out, but first, can you tell us what the spec. of the "old PC" is?Ubuntu is a fairly sophisticated distribution (distro) and although not as resource hungry as Windows, still needs respectable hardware to run properly.(and this has all the hallmarks of an under-powered machine).If your machine is under-powered, there is almost certainly another distro that will run effectively.One initial final thought, are you sure it is a software problem, rather than hardware? I don't mean in terms of the mouse or keyboard, but perhaps the motherboard USB controller itself.

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Hi, I understand that there is a bug in the v1.25 Insydeh20 BIOS which effects serveral laptop models including the Aspire F5-571 which stops the installation of Linux distributions. There are older versions of the BIOS available for other models (E5-573G) which rectify the problem, but none available for the F5-571. My question is: Would the bios software for the E5-573G the same as the BIOS for the F5-571. Thanks Regards 

Answer:BIOS, F5-571, UEFI, Linux / Ubuntu

It happens the same to me, with exactly the same model too. I'm desperate...

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I installed Audacity in Ubuntu Linux 14.4.3, but it won't start no matter what I try. Apparently there was a menu that popped up the first time it's ran asking you something that may have been important, but I closed it thinking it wasn't important and now it refuses to start. I've tried repairing the installation by using the command sudo apt-get -f install audacity or sudo apt-get --fix-broken install audacity, but that didn't help. Then, I tried sudo apt-get remove audacity and then reinstalling it with sudo apt-get install audacity, but it didn't fix the problem and it still does the same thing when attempting to run it. Can anyone help resolve this problem.
 

Answer:Problem with Audacity in Ubuntu Linux

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I installed Audacity in Ubuntu Linux 14.4.3, but it won't start no matter what I try. Apparently there was a menu that popped up the first time it's ran asking you something that may have been important, but I closed it thinking it wasn't important and now it refuses to start. I've tried repairing the installation by using the command sudo apt-get -f install audacity or sudo apt-get --fix-broken install audacity, but that didn't help. Then, I tried sudo apt-get remove audacity and then reinstalling it with sudo apt-get install audacity, but it didn't fix the problem and it still does the same thing when attempting to run it. Can anyone help resolve this problem.Click to expand...

Try opening audacity from a regular user command prompt to see the error messages.
Open up a terminal and either just type in audacity or, if you can't find it, "updatedb" and then "locate audacity".
 

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Ive installed linux mint but is there anything i can do within linux mint or even ubuntu thats good, or is this not possible to do
 

Answer:Linux mint/ubuntu OS question

not sure what your getting at. you can do lots of things in linux. what specifically are you wanting to do?
 

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Hi all, I have recently bought a HP Elite book 840 G3 and installed Linux/ubuntu 16.04. Everything works properlyexcept one thing which is really problematic for me : the VGA output does not work and I am not able to getany image of the computer. I have tested it on more tan 20 videoprojectors and I get only one casewhere I can send the image to videoprojector, all other cases nothing was possible. On the other hand,as I also have Windows 7 installed on a double boot, everything worked out properly with windows.Is there a known incompatibility in the graphic card or whatever works for the VGA outputwith Linux/Ubuntu 16.04 ? Is there a way to solve this issue ? Thanks Cyril





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Hello ,I have hp probook 440 g3 , and i am running windows 10 , i hav found all the drivers easily and works great, now i want to change my os and install linux ubuntu , but i could not find the valid drivers for my product, can anyone guide me, either can i use linux ubuntu with full specs on my hp probook 440 g3 , if yes then where can i find the valid drivers for all the components .  Thanks.

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Hi,

I'm planning on purchasing the following laptop:

Ubuntu Linux version 10.04
Intel® Celeron&#8482; Processor ULV U3400 (2M Cache, 1.06GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
Aberdeen Silver for WLAN
13.3 inch HD WLED Display (1366x768) with Anti-Glare
2.0MP Webcam with Digital Mic for Win 7
2.0GB, DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM, 1 DIMM
250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator HD (Intel GHA HD)
Dell Wireless 1702 802.11n/BT3.0 Combo

For the $450 price point, I really like what is being offered, except that I don't want Linux as the OS and would rather install Windows 7. I recently did purchase Windows 7 so I was wondering if it is possible to install Windows 7 in place of Linux OS that it comes with?

Since there is not CD/DVD-Rom, what would be the best option to do it?

In addition, is the process of deleting Linux and installing Windows 7 pretty complicated? I just dont want to mess up the laptop, like drivers etc. If Windows 7 can be installed, only then will I purchase this laptop.

I've been trying to find a proper instructions link to do the above, but no such luck so far.

Any advice will be highly appreciated.

Regards,
 

Answer:Installing Windows 7 over Ubuntu Linux

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i just install 10.04 server then citadel email server , all works okbut i m worry about security , i know a guy who told me every server should have a guest login $ then after i m in , i can have access to root . that way if someone can break in they wont have root access right away.also i would like a nice setting with iptables

Answer:how to protect a linux server ubuntu 10?

Sounds like you have a lot of reading to do!First, the guy you know is right. You should always restrict root logins and use sudo to provide root access. That's a good start.Here's a guide to securing Debian (the distro on which Ubuntu is based). It covers a lot, and won't always be 100% applicable to your distro, but it has a lot of background information that will be enormously helpful later.http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/s...Here is some info on IPtableshttp://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ip...

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Hi all,OK, I'm trying to download the above program but am having issues with it.Basically, as soon as I download the program, it disappears!!!!I am currently on my 3rd attempt to download it, each time it says it completes but when I go to find it in the folder I downloaded it to to burn the CD it is gone.Can anyone enlighten me as to why this is happening as it's driving me nuts?Cheers

Answer:Ubuntu Linux download issues

Used a different browser - well, tried 5 actually until I found one that would download it - and have the file burned to CD now. :)

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I am going to try and install Ubuntu 6.10 on a spare machine (PC). I downloaded the .ISO file but don't know how to proceed in setting up a bootable CD. I don't think I will need to dual boot so will be Linux only PC. The PC is a PII 700 with 192MB RAM. It is very basic with just a CDROM and floppy. I don't know much about the Linux OS flavors but have Ubuntu in my hand so would like to use that. How do I make a bootable CD from/with the .ISO file
 

Answer:Making the move to Ubuntu Linux - help!

The .iso file is already bootable. Just burn it using the "burn image" feature of your favourite CD-burning program.
 

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hello i have just installed linux ubuntu on my computer and would like to know whether a firewall is necessary before i go online. If so which one would you recomend? much appreciated
 

Answer:is a firewall absolutely necessary for linux ubuntu?

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Again from my other thread about the better OS for a slower machine leads me to another question.

If I were to install a Linux Ubuntu is there any security from being attacked? say if I was doing online backing would it be safer to stick with a windows machine or a linux machine? on a windows machine has a built in firewall (if you have service pack 2) also there are many of other 3rd party firewalls that you can install onto windows xp or windows 2000. does ubuntu offer any type of securty? and i'm sure my router has a built in firewall.

i should also mention that i dont know JACK SH!T about linux.

thanks
 

Answer:How secure is linux ubuntu vs Microsoft OS??

I'll stick with my overall answer from your other thread. In theory, Linux will be more secure, but there's really only one main issue to consider. If your friend has a problem with his PC, who will he call for help? If it's you, and you don't know anything about Linux (not an insult, neither do I), I wouldn't even consider giving him Linux. I would never give it to one of my relatives, because if there was a problem, they'd come right back to me for help...help I couldn't provide.
 

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Hi,I have an old Hp compact dc5100 and I want to upgrade the bios. I use ubuntu and there's any manual or procedure to do this in the hp drivers page.How can I do?Thanks for attention

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I built this system in March 2009 and windoze vista 64 home premium.

This particular edition of vista was a nightmare from day one and I eventually found a work-a-round to get Ubuntu installed. NO Linux support from the MB manufacturer.

5 days after getting it to a dual boot system, vista stopped recognizing the mouse and keyboard.

So, I have a MOBO that doesn't like Ubuntu and is a nightmare to try to fond workarounds for.

Here is what I have to work with:

XFX nForce 750a SLI Motherboard - NVIDIA 750a SLI, Socket AM2/AM2+, ATX, Audio, Video, HDMI, DVI, PCI Express 2.0, Gigabit LAN. S/PDIF, USB 2.0, eSATA, RAID

AMD Phenom 9500 Processor HD9500WCGDBOX - 2.20GHz, 4 x 512KB Cache, 1800MHz (3600 MT/s) FSB, Agena, Quad-Core, Retail, Socket AM2+, Processor with Fan

Kingston PC6400 800MHz 4GB DDR2 Desktop Memory - (2 x 2048MB), 240 Pin

OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2x2048MB)

XFX GeForce 9600 GSO Fatal1ty Edition Video Card - 768MB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, Dual Link DVI, SLI Ready

Seagate 500GB Serial ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G

And the full sized ATX tower w/750 watt PS.

Which Motherboards would be the best to work with that HAS Linux SUPPORT?

Thanks for all the help over the years guys!

I truly do appreciate it!

Drew
 

Answer:Motherboard with Ubuntu/Linux support

Is there a specific component on that motherboard that you're having problems with? I can't imagine that the motherboard is not "compatible" with linux - in fact, I've found threads with people using Ubuntu with that mobo. I also find it odd that you'd have a Windows Vista issue with that mobo since most of the users I see online who use it are running Vista or 7 64-bit. Perhaps you have a faulty motherboard and it's not a problem with the model itself.
 

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