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New installation Windows 10 in Linux Ubuntu

Question: New installation Windows 10 in Linux Ubuntu

I got some questions.
I'm currently using Linix Ubuntu.
I want to return to Windows 10, but that is no longer installed on my SSD.
When I boot with the install disk of W10, I can't install it on any partition on any of my disks (I got one SSD of 128GB, an one HD of 1000 GB).
I watched several video's on you tube about the softwares GPparted, VirtualBox, USB-creator and so on but I don't find to get back to W10.
I understand that I have to format a partition to NFTS for Windows.
See the inserted picture taking in Linux, for the current situation of my disk(and partitions).
Can any body tell me how to get back to as many low possible partitions and of course an installable partition for Windows 10 .
Many thanks to all !!!
sda 8:0 0 119,2G 0 disk
??sda1 8:1 0 119,2G 0 part /
sdb 8:16 0 931,5G 0 disk
??sdb1 8:17 0 512M 0 part
??sdb2 8:18 0 915,1G 0 part /media/marc/385A21255A20E0FC
??sdb3 8:19 0 15,9G 0 part
sr0 11:0 1 3,8G 0 rom /media/marc/ESD_ISO

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Preferred Solution: New installation Windows 10 in Linux Ubuntu

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: New installation Windows 10 in Linux Ubuntu

If you use gparted to shrink the partition on your HDD, you can install windows to the unallocated space that is left. Windows will automatically format this space and create the partitions it needs.
For how to shrink partition with gparted see here - you don't need to create a new partition, when you run the windows 10 installation media the unallocated space will show up as an optional install location.

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My original topic here: believe this belongs in the XP forum, as it is an XP startup related issue. (If not, move it to Linux please)IMPORTANT QUESTION: Will I be able to use an XP home CD to recover XP Media Centre?------------[URGENT] - ALL HELP GIVEN IS APPRECIATEDHey,I've just installed Ubuntu desktop edition 9.04 on a desktop computer.The installation was a success, and Ubuntu can now be used as a fully working operating system.BUT, when I try to load Windows XP (Media centre edition) from the GRUB option (I'm choosing the right option) it goes to the loading screen but then says something along the lines of "autochk not found - SKIPPING AUTOCHECK" followed by a Blue Screen of Death[STOP c000021a{Fatal System Error} ? 0xC000003a the system has been shut down]The system is manufactured by Packard Bell, it's a good few years old.(I would love to go in depth with its specs, but I'm not sure how on Ubuntu)It has ~512mb RAM, a nVidia graphics card and an Intel Pentium 4 (I highly doubt that means quad core) processor from what I can find.To modify the partitions, I used the ubuntu installer.Thanks so much in advance!Just to go over again in short, Ubuntu works, XP doesn't.Oh, and half of the XP documents and settings files seem to have *vanished*~AndyP.S. I believe the version of Ubuntu I have installed and working uses GNOME.I've tried using gedit to change a file in the grub fol... Read more

Answer:Windows XP boot failure after Ubuntu linux installation


Media Center (MCE) is a variation of XP Pro.

I'm not even sure that you could use an XP Pro version to "recover" an XP MCE system, since I thought that all those systems utilize recovery partitions/CDs which have been prepared by the manufacturer of the system.

These recovery/restore CDs/partitions...are not the same as an XP install CD, since they contain programs, drivers, and other modifications which might have been put in by the manufacturer.

I could be wrong.


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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.

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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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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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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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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I used to have two computers running Windows (a desktop running XP Professional and a laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium). I replaced the XP computer with a Linux Ubuntu 8.10 64 bit. I had a network setup on both Windows computers and when I switched to the Linux computer, the network stoped working. Are there any special settings that the windows computer has to h ave in order to work with Samba (Linux Share Server)? Would it help if I remove all the networks and shares from the Vista computer and set it up again? That said, how do I do that on Vista? As always, thanks in advance for your help.

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I have a dual boot with ubuntu and 7, right now i am using ubuntu and the look seems very crisp compared to windows. I am not talking about the theme, its the text and the way it looks when using the browser. To me i would say maybe it has a better resolution, thats the best way i can describe it. I really have no idea how to use ubuntu so i will stick with windows but its just very sharp and clean how linux looks.

Answer:Give windows the linux/ ubuntu look?

That's a strange post, because 9 times out of 10, the complaints seem to go the other way.

As a Ubuntu user myself, I haven't noticed what you are describing, so I'm unsure how to translate it to the Windows world. For me, things look good in both Ubuntu and Windows 7.

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I'm planning on purchasing the following laptop:

Ubuntu Linux version 10.04
Intel® Celeron™ 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.


Answer:Installing Windows 7 over Ubuntu Linux

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I need to install Ubuntu Linux 12.04 on my system for my college projects but I don't want to remove Windows 8 either ..... People are saying that I can't dual boot Win 8 with Ubuntu as 8 has UEFI secure boot enabled !! So , is there any workaround ?? your suggestions will really help me ....

Answer:Dual Boot Windows 8 with Ubuntu Linux

You might consider running Ubuntu as a hyper-v VM in the meantime until you figure out if dual booting is possible, then you won't even have to reboot its just always available

I'll agree the UEFI can be a pain for non-windows o/S's. The "For Your Own Protection™" b.s. that they try to excuse this situation with is just that - b.s., since the side effect of making is difficult or impossible for people to run other OS's besides Windows is too convenient for MS to be an unintended consequence and in practical use translates to little more than a lock keeping the honest out, all I can say is good luck.

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I am currently running a dual boot setup with Ununtu 12.10 x64 and Windows 7 Home Premium x64 I was wondering if I could add Linux Mint 14 to the setup. Is this possible? I tried installing it 'alongside windows' but it said i have to uninstall Ubuntu. I haven't done that much work with system booting as of yet but i catch on pretty quick with this sort of stuff. Also, does anyone have a link to where I could download the correct version of Linux Mint 14 for my PC? I have downloaded one already but am not sure whether or not it is the right one. Then name is 'linuxmint-14.1-mate-dvd-64bit.iso'. I would also like a link to a detailed tutorial on how to setup what I'm looking for and a list of recommended software (I've got Paragon Partition Manager 12 and EasyBCD 2.2).

Thanks in advance,


Answer:Multiboot: Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.10, Linux Mint 14?

It should be possible, I used to have a tripple boot myself for a while. Just make sure you add Mint to Grub.

Current version of Mint:
Download - Linux Mint

Oke, first you'll need to check if you have an empty partition to install Mint on. If not, create one.
You can check this in "disk management".

If you have enough partitions Ubuntu should stop giving you the uninstall message, and Mint should just install itself using the default installer.

And for the detailed toturial:
Video toturial
Official user guide

And finally the software:
Lots and lots of programs
The official Linux Mint software portal (I recommend using this one)

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress!

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So I have linux ubuntu on my little homemade computer and finally was able to get a copy of windows 8.1 and have no idea how to just get rid of my ubuntu machine and boot windows I'm not trying to dual boot I just want to have windows on my computer finally.

Answer:changing/upgrading from linux ubuntu to windows 8

Linux uses a different format for HDDs. I suggest downloading the free GPARTED and use your burning program to create the bootable CD from the .iso file, boot to it and delete the parition/s to give the HDD a clean slate for Windows. My Linux Mint has built in support for burning.

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I had a friend who briefly showed me Ubuntu 13.04 and convinced me it was better than windows. He deleted my windows 7 ultimate and installed Ubuntu. I HATE it and want to go back. I have win7 disc and have tried to boot from the CD (yes,I did select boot order for this) but the disc never loads. I just get a black screen and now I am lost and my friend is overseas military and cannot help. Can you please help me? I am a newbie and would pretty much need step by step help. Thanks in advance.

Answer:how to uninstall linux ubuntu and install windows 7?

Use the Ubuntu installation DVD/CD as a 'Live' source of Ubuntu. Boot into Ubuntu from the Live CD (at worst you can download a copy of the Live Cd) and then select the Partitioning tool. Use this to repartition your hard disk to one partition and select it to format to NTFS. That should return you to your original hard disk configuration. Now turn off Ubuntu via the menu. Then reboot using your W7 DVD and it should install without any problems.
Your 'friend' could easily have installed Ubuntu as a dual boot with W7 and you could then have taken your pick of OS when you started at boot. Deleting W7 was a rather silly thing to do.

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Can anyone give some help on how to go about putting xp on the ubuntu OS, I'm not entirley sure and the other posts didn't help at all.

Answer:NB100: How to put Windows XP on the Linux ubuntu remix OS?

So do you want to remove Linux and install XP?

Or do you want to run XP within Linux using Virtualization? For example:

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Hello friends,

I would like to install Linux Ubuntu on my laptop alongside Windows using dual boot.
However, people keep telling me that it is not a good idea this to be done on a laptop because of driver comparability and stuff like that.

So is it OK if dual boot Ubuntu and Windows on a laptop or it is a terrible idea?

Best Regards

Answer:Dual boot Windows and Linux Ubuntu

I'm against multi-booting of any kind. I believe in keeping it simple, so if you want to play around with Ubuntu, especially if you are worried about compatibility, virtualize it. It's 100% compatible with VirtualBox.

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I've just switched my self-build PC from XP Pro to Ubuntu Linux 8.04 Lts, and have been amazed to find it easier to set up than I had thought. Problem is, that although I am connected to the Internet on both PC's, (The other being an old (trusty)1.0ghz xp home machine) I can see and access my wireless network shares from Ubuntu, but not the Ubuntu machine from XP! I'm not sure how to overcome this, any help would be greatly appreciated as ever.

Answer:Linux Ubuntu/Windows Wireless Network

Just bumping the thread, although I can actually print through Ubuntu via the XP Machine now too. Still no help guys?

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I'm all about free alternatives to monopolized payware. I also love open software that give me options. All my phones run custom OS's. All my desktop apps are free and open source alternatives to payware crap. And I donate to all of them.

With the announcement of a Steam OS by Valve, and the fact that it's going to be Linux based, my interest is piqued.

I do gaming with Steam, Shadow run, Dota 2, and a few others. I also like the latest shooters, like FC 3. For regular use, I mainly surf the net, play with Evernote, and just fuck off mainly.

I've never used Linux, but it's starting to look like the future. Microsoft sucks. Win7 is nice, but it still, eventually, requires a new install to work perfectly. I got 3 years out of an install, but it eventually starting degrading. Oh, and Windows 8 SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 and am about to get it running of a flash drive.

So what are my chances of getting decent with it and completely replacing Microsoft of my main boy (in my sig)?

Answer:Linux noob here - Could I replace Windows with Ubuntu?

Most of your games won't run at all or very well under Wine. For gaming you may want to keep around Windows.

If your requirements for software are flexible, you can probably use Ubuntu for about everything else if you want to. There are probably some hardware pitfalls depending on what's installed on your system, but most common devices should work.

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Hi ,       I just bought a new ideapad 500 am trying to install ubuntu 16.04 Lts alongside preloaded windows 10. I have  tried various options like disabling secure boot / fast boot / fast start up the USB boot just doesn't seem to work , when I try to boot through UEFI firm ware settings -> efi USB boot I get an error message ' USB boot option Not available' . Please suggest if I can achieve Dual boot ability on my ideapad

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So my daughters HP mini 110 that has XP as the OS wont let me format the HD. I want some help to figure out how to format the hard drive and also help installing Linux Ubuntu on it. The HP Mini has no cd/dvd drive so I will need to use a USB stick. I have turned it off and on and hit F6 but it takes me to a system recovery mode which only provides me with 2 dates which I can recover back to. I don't want to recover my HP Mini, I want to format the entire HD and install Linux as the operating system. Can anyone assist me please?

Answer:Format Mini HP 110 HD w/Windows XP and install Linux Ubuntu

Doesn't the Linux Ubuntu installation routine allow you to delete, recreate and format partitions (like Windows does)?

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Hello, I have a Linux (ubuntu) machine connected to a Linksys G router (WRT54G2) via ethernet. My main PC, a Winodws XP laptop, also communicates through the linksys router (via wifi). I want to connect an external drive directly to the Linksys wireless G and be able to use *both machines (Linux and XP) to access the external drive and do backups; is this possible?

Most inexpensive external drives come with USB, not ethernet connections; the wifi has Ethernet connections. I am new too both backup devices and Linux and am on a budget.

Answer:Can one external HardDrive Backup both windows and Linux (ubuntu) PCs?

i dont see why not. what kind of backup are you doing? like are you imaging the whole thing or just ntbackup style and making a backup file to store on your external?

i dunno about the ubuntu machine tho

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So I bought a laptop from amazon about a year ago and it came with some prehistoric version of command line Linux. So I removed that and installed and ran ubuntu Linux. Now my wife doesn't like ubuntu so I removed ubuntu and installed win 7 64bit. The install went fine but no wireless networks are showing up. I'm not really to familiar with windows, so I'm not sure what the cause could be. I'm assuming it's drivers, but can anyone please help and provide some guidance? Thanks in advance for any help.

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I have got ubuntu on a cd.
I have got an old pc with a 60 GB hard drive with Windows Xp Home on it.
I decided I wanted to have this pc as a dual boot pc with Ubuntu & Xp Home.
I booted from the cd, partitined the Xp Home into 20GB and allotted 35GB for Ubuntu.
I then installed Ubuntu.
It looked like everything was going well.
The install took about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
After the install was finished, I clicked restart now.
The pc rebooted and I got the GRUB menu.
Ubuntu was first on the list, I clicked return.
The ubuntu symbol came up on the screen and the progress bar was below it, the progress bar started and only moved a tiny amount.
The pc did nothing for a few minutes.

Then I got this screen - please find it attached.

Please does anyone know what the problem is and how do I remedy this situation?

If it is relevent here are the specs of the pc I used:
60GB Hard Drive

Answer:Dual Boot Windows XP Home & Ubuntu Linux

also I installed it from a cd rw.
does this matter or should it have been a cd r.
also before I installed ubuntu it worked as a live cd.

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Do you use Windows not because you like it or there?s some specific Windows-only application that you must use but because it?s what came on your PC? If that?s you, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, wants you to try their soon to be out Ubuntu 11.04 Linux desktop.

When I talked with Canonical marketing manager Gerry Carr, I hadn?t expected him to say that. Over the last few years, Linux desktop vendors haven?t really tried to take on Windows head-on. Oh, to be certain, I think the Linux desktop is great. I?m writing this story on Mint 10, an Ubuntu variant, and I use openSUSE 11.4, Fedora 14, and MEPIS 8.0 on other PCs and laptops. But, I know most people are content to use Windows because that?s what comes on their PCs. Carr thinks though that with Ubuntu 11.04?s new desktop interface and a few other tricks up Canonical?s sleeve, Ubuntu can win over ?casual Windows users.?Click to expand...


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I have a gateway laptop which at one time had windows 7. Windows started acting up, so I tried a recovery from within windows only to have it fail. I ordered from gateway the recovery disks. While waiting for the disks, I loaded the entire HD with the latest version of Ubuntu just curious i guess. I now have the gateway windows 7 recovery dvd's and it will not recover because it doesn't seem to recognize the Linux partition. Without the Microsoft Windows 7 install disk (only have gateway's recovery disks). How can I remove the Linux partition?

Any advice or help would be greatful.


Answer:Gateway recovery windows 7 DVD not recognizing Ubuntu Linux partition

Get the win7 install iso.

Better than the gateway I am sure: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Clean install 7, then you might want to install Mint or Pinguy - try pinguy, you may be surprised.

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NOTE=> This Tutorial is created for Windows XP users, who wants to transform their Windows XP into Linux ubuntu! So please Do not comment below that Ubuntu is Available for free, Why Not install ubuntu Like that.... Source: Transform Windows XP into Linux Ubuntu without using Customization Pack
If you are using Windows XP but want to enjoy the Linux Ubuntu look, then this tutorial will help you.
After following this tutorial, you will get the same Linux Ubuntu look in your Windows XP. Below is a list of things which are going to change after in this tutorial: Linux Visual StyleIconsBoot Screen CursorsAbout Ubuntu Dialog BoxShutdown Dialog BoxUbuntu Firefox SkinUbuntu StylerUbuntu System PropertiesWallpapersUbuntu Logon Screen Few other Changes? 1. Linux Visual StyleYou can get the same look in Windows XP by using following theme: Credits: FioreSSj Download Linux Ubuntu Theme for Windows XP(Repacked by Me) 2. Linux IconsYou can use following icon pack to install them in XP: How to Install Ubuntu icons? Run ?IconTweaker and install. Then simply run IconTweaker from the start menu and drag ?Ubuntu Icontweaker Theme? into the window. * IconTweaker Software Already provided in the Folder! Credits: Dobee Download Linux Ubuntu icon pack for XP 3. Boot ScreenYou can get a similar boot screen in Windows XP: How to Install Boot Skin?
There are two alternative methods to Install Ubuntu Boot Screen on Windows XP i.e. TuneUp Utilities & Boot Skin Installe... Read more

Answer:[Tutorial] - Transform Your Windows XP into Linux Ubuntu without Customization Pack!

11. Ubuntu Logon ScreenYou can get a similar Ubuntu Logon Screen in Windows XP: Credit: Lustmusket3000 Download Ubuntu Logon Screen For XP 12. Few other Changes?(A). Window Previews How to Install Windows Preview? Just Install Visual Task Tips.exe & restart your PC for Taking Effect. Download Windows Previews Software From here (B). 3D Effect How to Install?
Place this folder i.e ?Yod?m 3D? anywhere and run ?Yodm3D?. Configure to your liking. Download 3D Effect Software for XP (C). Clear Looks for XP Credits: Schmoove Download Clear Looks Software for XP End, After following all the above steps, you will get Linux Ubuntu Look & Feel in Windows XP. Source: Transform Windows XP into Linux Ubuntu without using Customization Pack NOTE=> This Tutorial is created for Windows XP users, who wants to transform their Windows XP into Linux ubuntu! So please Do not comment below that Ubuntu is Available for free, Why Not install ubuntu Like that....

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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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Hi,I'm trying to set up a dual boot system (Windows XP/Ubuntu 8.04) on a new T61p but am experiencing some difficulties doing so.The Windows XP installation works just fine right after a fresh install, but unfortunately stops working after the Ubuntu installation.I started with the XP installation and continued with Ubuntu. Rebooting the system then (when the Ubuntu installation is done) provides me with a proper list of boot-options to choose from. Booting into Ubuntu works, however a couple of seconds into the XP startup screen I get an UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME bluescreen.Partitions on the system are:1. WinXP (NTFS, primary)2. swap3. /boot (ext3, primary)4. Ubuntu / (ext3, primary)5. Ubuntu /home (ext3, logical)Several forum posts I stumbled upon suggested different solutions for the problem, so I tried fixmbr and fixboot in the Windows Recovery Console, ntfsfix, chkdsk /r, everything without success. fixboot couldn't even find the partition, checkdisk found 'at least one problem that cannot be resolved' and ntfsfix didn't have any effect at all.Has anyone encountered similar problems? At this point I'm grateful for even the slightest hint that could point me towards a solution for the problem.Thanks!

Answer:UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME after Ubuntu installation on a T61p (XP/Ubuntu dual boot)

Just received a laptop back from Lenovo. Same error Unmountable_Boot_Volume. Not sure if this will help but under BIOS/Config/SATA. Change the mode from compatibility to AHCI. Reboot and your OS should fire right up.  Thank you.

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Hello, I own an HP Envy 15 notebook K112-NL and have considerable difficulty installing Linux Ubuntu and Linux Mint in dual-boot and triple-boot. Both with Secure Boot enabled or disabled, either enabled or disabled legacy, both with fast boot enabled or disabled and also with the default boot from internal CD / DVD ROM, it is impossible to install Linux alongside Windows. I managed for a moment to start the Linux Mint DVD but it is planted to the first screen. I think just by reading other forums, that HP does everything to not allow this operation. Has anyone had the same problem? If yes how he solved it? Thank you. [Google Translation] Original post [Italian]: Buongiorno, posseggo un notebook HP Envy 15 K112-NL e ho notevoli difficoltà ad installare Linux Ubuntu e Linux Mint in dual-boot e triple-boot. Sia con Secure boot abilitato o disabilitato, sia con legacy abilitato o disabilitato, sia con fast boot abilitato o disabilitato e inoltre con l'avvio predefinito da internal CD/DVD ROM, è impossibile installare Linux accanto a Windows. Sono riuscito un attimo a far partire il DVD di Linux Mint ma si è piantato alla prima schermata. Penso proprio, leggendo altri forum, che HP faccia di tutto per non permettere questa operazione. Qualcuno ha avuto il mio stesso problema? Se sì come lo ha risolto? Grazie.

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I have windows media edition. i installed ubuntu yesterday after that i tried to switch windows but windows went in hibernated mode soon after window logo and then sytem restarts.after few try i press f8 for advance option before hibernating. there i made silly mistake without knowing about option i select something like "delete distoring data and start system boot".(sorry i dun remember exect option). but soon after that i am getting
STOP:c000021A {Fatal System

Error} The Session Manager Initialization System terminated unexpectedly with
a status of 0xc000003a (0x00000000 0x00000000) The system has been shut down.

Please help

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I have ubuntu Gnome and am a new user and a clued out one at that. I am a huge time managment game nut but have not been able to play my games on here since ubuntu was put on. I have tried wine and any other suggestion but to no success. Anyway I want to install windows 7 but my cd won't work, I have a second hard drive hooked up by usb or a usb geek stick how can i get windows installed from one of these. I have iso files of windows but becuase of the cd issue I have not been able to use the file.

Vista was originally on this computer and I am willing to put that on but am lost for solutions. HELP ME PLEASE, i AM GOING THROUGH GAME WITHDRAWALS.

Answer:windows 7 installation over ubuntu

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.

Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.
Type in command line

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

You can install Windodws 7 from USB Pendrive.
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Clean Install Windows 7

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I had Ubuntu 12.04 on my new Laptop. But I wanted Windows 7. Everything was normal in the process of installation. but just when the first phase of installation completed and the laptop restarted then infinitely many white underscore or dash appeared on screen everywhere. please help me!!!!!

Answer:Windows 7 installation problem over ubuntu 12.04

What preparation did you make for the windows installation? Did you uninstall Ubuntu before trying to install windows?
Keep us posted

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Hi I have to help a friend here. She had her brother buy a Lenovo S12 for her. But the "evil" brother "forgot" to ask his sister before installing Ubuntu on the computer. Now he refuses to help her any further, but she really needs Windows back, as it where from the factory.How do I do this... Is there any way to have it reset(I have tried the factory reset button, but it died on the Ubuntu install).I have tried following the Clean XP install(even though it actually was a Win 7 installed) thread in here somewhere, but the issue is that windows cant find any harddrive during setup. So I maybe think I need to partition the disk first to Fat32, but how on earth do I do that, when no programs I try can discover the disk ??? I really need your help. Thanks.

Answer:Reinstall of Windows after Ubuntu installation

u need to use win xp SP3.. vista and 7 work..WinToFlash - Install Windows from usb - Home page

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This has happened to me with two computers now.
I start with windows on the hard drive. Download all drivers and set everything up. Next I install Ubuntu on a serparate ext3 partition and set everything up with that and it works great. When I get into the grub loader, and try to select windows, the windows will begin to load, but right as it is about to get into the login screen a bsod flashes quickly and it restarts. It isn't my disks because the first comp was winxp and linux 8 and the second comp (the one I'm more concerned about) is vista and 10.04. Can't get into safe mode either.

Any idea how to fix this? I'd hate to spend another 2 hours reinstalling windows and drivers. I would just use linux exclusively but I need solidworks, autocad, and starcraft II.


I did get the details on the bsod after going into disable automatic restart mode
0X000007B (0X80399BB0, 0XC000034, 0X00000000. 0X00000000)

Answer:Windows prematurely restarting after ubuntu installation

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I tried to install Ubuntu on my Lenovo y580 and things didn't go as planed. It is the first time I am dealing with Ubuntu and partitions so I'm quite lost. I have Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit.

In short:

I deleted Ubuntu but windows doesn't boot. I have windows recovery dvd and Lenovo system recovery dvds. I tried bootup repair, but it says, it cannot repair. The errors are: 6.1.7600.16385, MissingOsLoader
I also tried different commands in cmd: bootrec.exe/FixBoot , bootrec.exe/FixMbr , bootrec.exe/RebuildMcd ,
I also cannot come to safe mode boot option.

Long description of what I did:

The laptop comes with 1Tb hard drive and small 32Gb ssd for caching and system. Since the system already had 4 partitions, I deleted the partition which is meant as a back up partition and I also shrank the storage partition -> got 2 pieces of undedicated space. Before that I made recovery discs and windows repair dvd. Sadly, didn't make a restore point.

Then I installed Ubuntu using LiveUsb. There was no option (in installation process) to install it alongside Windows, so I created new partition. Everything installed nicely but after that I could not boot Ubuntu. The computer booted straight to Windows. So I used Ubuntu boot repair. After that I could boot Ubuntu, but I couldn't boot windows. Than I used Ubuntu boot repair once more (I saw somewhere that it should help), but didn't help.

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Answer:Failed ubuntu installation, windows won't boot

From what I've read it sounds like the grub boot selector didn't come with Ubuntu. When I installed Ubuntu along windows it automatically came with a loader so you could select what one to boot,
Now to get this straight, were the two OS's on the same drive and separated by partitions, or are they on separate drives?

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I upgraded my HP windows 7 pre-installed to windows 8.01. I tried ubuntu 13 using wubi then i removed it but once I switch on my pc , I get windows 8.01 then ubunto( which fails to boot due to windows boot error) I kept booting windows 8.01 that was working fine till I installed ubuntu 14.04 after I left an allocated partition for it to install. I made manual partition using the free space and installed ububtu. after installation, I did not find grub and I got black screen: windows fails to start ; oxc000001. after I used boot repair cd, I fixed my ubuntu and brought back grub. now the situation is I find grub 2 with ubuntu that I can access but the windows 8.01 load is not working. please I need your help as all my files are in windows. how to get windows 8.01 back to boot? I tried repair disc but it did not fix it stating disk error and partition drive missing. please help me and many thanks

Answer:Windows 8 problem oxc00001 after installation Ubuntu 14

Try one of those.

From the desktop:
System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8

From the Repair CD/USB:
How to do a Auto Repair:
Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums

How do a Refresh:
Refresh Windows 8

How to do a Reset:
Reset Windows 8

How to do a System Restore:
System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8

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I have two hard drives on my computer, one for my OS and apps (C, and one for my data (D. I recently reformatted my C: drive, re-installing Windows 7. I want to set up a dual-boot system with Ubuntu 10.04.

The problem I am having is that the Ubuntu installer recognizes my D: drive but not the C:. The C: drive is currently partitioned as follows:

100 MB NTFS Primary System Reserved
449.59 GB NTFS Primary
146.48 GB Unallocated

I have searched all over the net for answers, but none of the solutions I have found work.

Any thoughts?

Answer:Can't Get a Dual-Boot Windows 7/Ubuntu Installation Going

You say, you have two HD Drive, therefore you have a Disk0 & a Disk1.

When installing Linux
1) Remove Disk0 with Windows 7.
2) Install Linux to Disk1
3) Replace Disk0.
4) Use the one time boot menu to boot the OS's.

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I've installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my notebook ASUS U36SD. It worked perfectly fine for 4 months.
Recently, I decided to install the last version of Ubuntu, 11.11. From now, Windows 7 doen't want to boot: It freezes at the boot screen. I tried to use the repair mode, but it failed. I also tried the safe mode. It still does't boot and freeze when loading CLASSPNP.SYS.

Please, do you have an idea about how to solve this problem?

Answer:Windows 7 fail to boot after ubuntu installation

After an installation of ubuntu, my C: partition, where Windows 7 is installed is corrupted.
From linux, I can read it and access the disk, but the windows recovery environment doen't detect it.

I think that it is because my partition is also hidden (0x17)
Do you know how to unhide this partition from linux, or to make a chkdsk on it from the recovery environment?

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Well, I decided to try to triple boot my mac and I was met by a world of frustration and the need to chain smoke.

I had OSX and Windows 7 Ultimate via bootcamp installed and working wonderfully. I tried to install ubuntu and the keyboard didn't work in the grub menu along with a slew of other difficulties, so I decided just to kick back to OSX and Windows and lose Ubuntu. What happened is I started receiving the dreaded "Unknown Device String" error upon my trying to boot windows from bootcamp. I tried troubleshooting, and my only results were different errors in the same stage of booting, and blah blah blah... I tried a ton of different ways to repair windows mbr and and some other things, but I've decided to forget trying to fix the boot process.

What I'd like to do is create an image of my windows OS, minus the boot settings of course :) but since I can't access my windows OS, I've got to either do it from OSX or ubuntu. I'd then like to reinstall windows, and restore the OS I currently have. Is it possible? Any thoughts? Thanks for any input guys!

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Hi everyone,

I am using Windows 7. I tried installing ubuntu with the option " Include Ubuntu along with window partition".

While installing ubuntu, error occurred. Now unable to boot Windows also. It prompts for recovery cd.

I am not having recovery disk.

Tried using other machine's recovery cd - Diskpart. But got the following error while selecting a partition.

virtual disk service error:
this operation is not allowed on an invalid disk. The disk may be invalid beacuse it is corrupted or failing, or it may be invalid because it is offline.

Required your help to recover windows without affecting the existing data.


Answer:Error in booting Windows after Ubuntu installation failure

Try a Startup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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Hi guys,
My name is Abdul.I recently got the hp envy dv7 and wanted to install Ubuntu on it. I was expecting a straightforward installation with Wubi. After installation it appeared in the os selection menu all right but Wouldn't boot. So I checked from the Ubuntu website and realised I had to do it differently with windows 8. I disabled some features, changed some bios settings and created a live USB as instructed.during the installation I was asked how I wanted to install it and I chose "something else", created some partitions and started the procedure. A window appeared telling me the installation was complete, but when I restarted the machine the boot menu didn't appear and windows showed that windows 8 was the only os. So I tried the installation again and this time I chose to install it alongside windows 8. Now this is where I really messed up. It automatically chose a partition, which happened to be the recovery partition and created a partition out of the 3gb I had left in it. The installation failed again because of low space. When I checked my windows the recovery now had 100kb free space and the 3gb was unallocated.
I had to specify the things that led to my situation so I could get accurate answers. My question now is, how do I get the 3gb free space back to my recovery?

Answer:Windows 8 Oem partition shrinks after attempted Ubuntu installation

if you cannot resize the recovery partition within windows 8, try easus partition master free instead. It should show all partitions and has more features that the default windows partitioning tool.

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I keep hearing that Linux is very hard to install and it is hard to use
Well the hard to use is just reletive: If you are use to Nokia phones then a Motorola is hard to use

But as to the installation process it seems that Windows is actually harder (and extreamly dumb) when it comes to Linux

Be it to a BASE installation or a full-fledge desktop Linux winds hands-down on ease and on speed

Answer:Windows installation vs Linux installation

maybe as far as installing a fedora core 4, ubuntu, suse, or mandrake....but if you asked someone that has just installed windows before to go and install gentoo from scratch they'd have an anyeurism with all the stuff they have to do from the command line. Cause if it didnt pick up all the hardware right away things get tricky if you have no clue where to start to look to get things up and running.

Half the fun of installing gentoo or another linux distribution from scratch is the sense of accomplishment from setting up the OS *exactly* how you want it.

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I have a Dell 8910 with a 2 TB HDD. It came pre loaded with Windows 10. I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 in dual boot from a usb. I disabled secure boot, etc. and shrunk the partition before starting the installation from usb.
However, it goes straight from the language screen to the partition screen, and it does not show the screen where it asks if you want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows Boot Manager. The partition screen is empty. How do I make this installation work?

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Please help, I was trying to install ubuntu alongside windows 10 on my custom desktop. During installation I chose the "install ubuntu alongside windows 10 option". The next option was to select drive and allocate drive space. I chose the were Windows 10 was installed, and distributed the disk space equally for both windows and ubuntu. Later, I pressed continue, it started to process and it gave me a fail message which I can't remember which one. Later, it was late at night so I decided to try installation next day. Next day I booted my pc and windows was gone from the boot manager. This seemed strange as I never got to commence ubuntu installation, I assumed my boot manager was broken. I tried repair my pc option, I tried command prompts that can fix the boot manager that I found searching online, nothing fixed it. I took my pc to a repair shop and they told me my windows partition was deleted. This seemed so strange, how can I have deleted my windows partition if I never fully installed Ubuntu in the first place? I don't have Ubuntu installed on my computer. I chose the "install ubuntu alongside Windows" option which permits dual-boot. Did I actually deleted it and I have to reinstall it? What can I do? Please help

Answer:HELP Failed Ubuntu dual boot installation deleted windows

You should have gone into Disk Management in Windows 10 and created a second partition on the hard drive, then installed Ubuntu in that second partition.
It looks like you tried to install Ubuntu in the same partition that Windows 10 was installed in, and wiped it out.


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Original article at betanews.

Not going to link the full article but it touches certain subjects between Ubuntu and Windows 10. I would have been more interesting if it was on pure Debian or Arch or another major distribution but Ubuntu???

The UI (biased in my opinion since even within the linux community, desktop environment subject is never one fold)

The privacy settings (Yeah sure, way to go in the article comparing the privacy issues with windows 10 versus the one and only Ubuntu who caused an uproar on the community when they first released the privacy issues with Lens and Amazon, despite you can easily turn off)

Consistency: Nothing much to say here, in terms of the article aside from a big sense of fanboy alert

Non aggressive updates: One thing to note: Ubuntu 14.04 released an update to all Ubuntu families (initial 14.04.2) was all good and well if you were running a Unity for example, not for KDE... See this video for more information
Sure video above is not about forced upgrades, but you get the gist...

Security topic: Only one thing to touch:

"With Windows 10, yeah, there is now an app store, but largely, users still have to hunt for programs and driver packages on various websites. While seasoned Windows experts will know safe download sites to target, many others will be fooled into downloading malware. Hopefully Windows Defender catches it, but if not, the users' machines can be put at risk."Click to expand...

Great, lets give a... Read more

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Is there any way to restore Windows 7 professional after a full Linux (ubuntu) installation? It was a total OS swap with the hard drive erased, no partitions. Would a recovery disk do anything? Is there anything that could be ordered from Lenovo? Sorry if this question has been posted before, but I couldn't find any answers. Thank you.

Answer:Recovering windows after linux installation

You should have burned your recovery disc set before you did anything. However you can order a set.

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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 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: 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)

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):

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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 hereIf you can't understand it, or need further help, please come back and let me know.

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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

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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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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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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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


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: 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

click here

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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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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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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:Linux ubuntu 14.4 is on the street

I like Debian (Gnome) myself but thanks for this

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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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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 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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I thought I would try installing Ubuntu Linux on my older spare PC currently running XP. I've downloaded Linux from & 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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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'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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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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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" and "cannot find click here"

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how do i turn down fan noise on ubuntu ??

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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'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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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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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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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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how do backup this?Without prejudice in linux?
Is it possible to do in USB STICK to make partition backup? Without prejudice in files linux?
how to do backup this? in software free Please.

Answer:backup Windows XP Home edition because installation linux

RAMIA, you should really convert your Hebrew to English.  At least for me, it is very hard to understand you.  With this kind of technical information it is no good.

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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 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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Hey, I have set up our home network with an E2000 Linksys router and we have a wireless printer on this Network 2 windows 7 pc's, 1linux (Ubuntu 10.04), 1 iMac (snow leopard), and 1 Windows Xp pc.

This might be an easy question or a tricky one but if anyone knows how to make it so that we can share files between computers and also so that they can all access the printer on the network.

So far the only ones that can see each other on the network are the Windows pc's but i am still having trouble even making it so that the Windows pc's can share files.

Can anyone help me!??

Answer:How to share files between Mac Win 7 and Ubuntu Linux???

well, are you trying to share the printer FROM a PC (which one if so), or is the printer by its self and connected to the wireless?

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I have a friends Seagate  Barracuda 7200.11 500GB. it was in his HP Pavilion Elite m9750a. Running Vista Home Premium. In the PC it would not boot past the initial splash screen. None of the "F" options were operational. I have removed the HDD and placed it in a "Dock". Still windows [XP this time] will not recognize the drive, neither will UBUNTU .... I booted UBUNTU from a CD. Does anyone have a suggestion for me? I do hear the discs inside spin... Can anyone have a guess at the cost of data retrieval? I have considered that changing the logic board may help... Any advice or assistance would be appreciated

Answer:HDD not found by Vista or by UBUNTU [linux]

Hi Changing the logic board will make the drive unrecoverable. it is likely the drive is stuck in Busy a very common problem with some Seagate 500gb drives. if this is one of them and your feel that you can do this procedure it may get the drive working again. If you do get the drive accessible then update the firmware as soon as possible. The instructions are here firmware is here it is one of the effected drives you need to apply the fix exactly as described give yourself 30 to 45 seconds between each step have someone time it for you. Doing this yourself could cause data loss  Lisa

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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,

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 -- Download

Parted maguic

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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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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. is some info on IPtables

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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!


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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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.
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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 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]


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.


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I am trying to dual boot between Windows XP Home Edition and Ubuntu Linux version 6. Previously i had no problem as i was able to install linux without the Grub bootloader and use Norton's Boot Magic to change between the Operating Systems. I have now installed Linux 6 with the Grub boot loader but i cannot change the boot order so that it boots XP by default which is what i really need it to do. Any ideas? Thanks

Answer:Ubuntu LInux & XP Dual Boot

Check this out click here

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Does anybody know if Ubuntu Linux is open-source? Just interested, but if it was, what would be the code language it would be written in?Thanks for any suggestions.SB

Answer:Is Ubuntu Linux open-source?

Yes, it`s fully open source software with commercial support. click here

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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

scharfshutze009 said:

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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Just curious before I waste the time....

I am a newbie in the Linux world but I have become quite fond of Ubuntu...however...I am very dependent on Photoshop and Illustrator due to my job. Everything else I am pretty much an open source kind of that being the case...can I run the Mac version of Adobe software on an Ubuntu linux pc?


Answer:Mac Software running on Ubuntu Linux

Short and sweet:


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