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Old 04-16-2009, 08:59 PM #253
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I have enough room and I don't pay the power, but it's heavy and I don't have a specific purpose for it. They're neat machines though and I'd feel bad if it got trashed.
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:36 PM #254
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There's a junk pile near me that has an SGI O2 workstation in it. Should I take it, or is it really unnecessary?


Dude, who wouldn't something like that sitting around?

And I can't put Linux as my main OS. Gaming would be a problem as well.

Oh well, I'm still having fun with Backtrack 3 in my VM.
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Old 04-17-2009, 09:45 PM #255
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What would be the reason that ubuntu will not let me see my hard drives while it is in the partitioning stage?
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:04 PM #256
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The Ubuntu partitioner sucks.
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:06 PM #257
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I know but I mean it won't even recognize that a drive is in to even partition it.
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:08 PM #258
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ls /dev | grep sd
ls /dev | grep hd

If you get output like sda1 or hda1, it is the partitioner's fault.

If not, idkmybffrose.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:21 PM #259
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The Ubuntu partitioner sucks.


Why do you insist on trying to be so elitist? I don't understand it.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:23 PM #260
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I'm not trying to be elitist.

I just don't understand why they don't use GParted.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:24 PM #261
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I'm not trying to be elitist.

I just don't understand why they don't use GParted.
Damn elitists.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:26 PM #262
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Hurrr.

I wasn't making a value judgment based upon the fact that it involves using a GUI to do something as simple as partitioning a disk (although I wanted to), I was making a judgment based upon the fact that even the "Manual" option makes you conform to certain rules.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:33 PM #263
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Can I modify Linux to execute shortcut and program icons with one click?
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:35 PM #264
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Poke around in Gconf-editor. Looking around under the Nautilus or Desktop sections should reveal that kind of option.

To start it, hit ALT+F2 and type "gconf-editor".

http://book.opensourceproject.org.cn...-2-sect-1.html
It is on that page. Hit CTRL+F and type in "single click" and Firefox will jump to that and highlight the text.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:56 PM #265
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Some interesting info from the SGI O2, taken from a Gentoo livecd:

fdisk:
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Disk /dev/sda (SGI disk label): 141 heads, 62 sectors, 1016 cylinders Units = cylinders of 8742 * 512 bytes ----- partitions ----- Pt# Device Info Start End Sectors Id System 1: /dev/sda1 boot 151 1016 7573727 a SGI xfs 2: /dev/sda2 swap 1 150 1310720 3 SGI raw 9: /dev/sda3 0 0 4096 0 SGI volhdr 11: /dev/sda4 0 1016 8888543 6 SGI volume ----- Bootinfo ----- Bootfile: /unix ----- Directory Entries ----- 0: sgilabel sector 2 size 512 1: symmon sector 3 size 503296 2: ide sector 1619 size 344064 3: sash sector 2291 size 344064 Disk /dev/sda9 (SGI disk label): 141 heads, 62 sectors, 0 cylinders Units = cylinders of 8742 * 512 bytes ----- partitions ----- Pt# Device Info Start End Sectors Id System 1: /dev/sda9p1 boot 151 1016 7573727 a SGI xfs 2: /dev/sda9p2 swap 1 150 1310720 3 SGI raw 9: /dev/sda9p3 0 0 4096 0 SGI volhdr 11: /dev/sda9p4 0 1016 8888543 6 SGI volume ----- Bootinfo ----- Bootfile: /unix ----- Directory Entries ----- 0: sgilabel sector 2 size 512 1: symmon sector 3 size 503296 2: ide sector 1619 size 344064 3: sash sector 2291 size 344064 Disk /dev/sda11 (SGI disk label): 141 heads, 62 sectors, 1016 cylinders Units = cylinders of 8742 * 512 bytes ----- partitions ----- Pt# Device Info Start End Sectors Id System 1: /dev/sda11p1 boot 151 1016 7573727 a SGI xfs 2: /dev/sda11p2 swap 1 150 1310720 3 SGI raw 9: /dev/sda11p3 0 0 4096 0 SGI volhdr 11: /dev/sda11p4 0 1016 8888543 6 SGI volume ----- Bootinfo ----- Bootfile: /unix ----- Directory Entries ----- 0: sgilabel sector 2 size 512 1: symmon sector 3 size 503296 2: ide sector 1619 size 344064 3: sash sector 2291 size 344064 Disk /dev/sdb (SGI disk label): 67 heads, 62 sectors, 1010 cylinders Units = cylinders of 4154 * 512 bytes ----- partitions ----- Pt# Device Info Start End Sectors Id System 1: /dev/sdb1 boot 317 1010 2882589 a SGI xfs 2: /dev/sdb2 swap 1 316 1310720 3 SGI raw 9: /dev/sdb3 0 0 4096 0 SGI volhdr 11: /dev/sdb4 0 1010 4197405 6 SGI volume ----- Bootinfo ----- Bootfile: /unix ----- Directory Entries ----- 0: sgilabel sector 2 size 512 1: sash sector 3 size 344064 2: symmon sector 675 size 503296 3: ide sector 2151 size 344064 Disk /dev/sdb9 (SGI disk label): 67 heads, 62 sectors, 0 cylinders Units = cylinders of 4154 * 512 bytes ----- partitions ----- Pt# Device Info Start End Sectors Id System 1: /dev/sdb9p1 boot 317 1010 2882589 a SGI xfs 2: /dev/sdb9p2 swap 1 316 1310720 3 SGI raw 9: /dev/sdb9p3 0 0 4096 0 SGI volhdr 11: /dev/sdb9p4 0 1010 4197405 6 SGI volume ----- Bootinfo ----- Bootfile: /unix ----- Directory Entries ----- 0: sgilabel sector 2 size 512 1: sash sector 3 size 344064 2: symmon sector 675 size 503296 3: ide sector 2151 size 344064 Disk /dev/sdb11 (SGI disk label): 67 heads, 62 sectors, 1010 cylinders Units = cylinders of 4154 * 512 bytes ----- partitions ----- Pt# Device Info Start End Sectors Id System 1: /dev/sdb11p1 boot 317 1010 2882589 a SGI xfs 2: /dev/sdb11p2 swap 1 316 1310720 3 SGI raw 9: /dev/sdb11p3 0 0 4096 0 SGI volhdr 11: /dev/sdb11p4 0 1010 4197405 6 SGI volume ----- Bootinfo ----- Bootfile: /unix ----- Directory Entries ----- 0: sgilabel sector 2 size 512 1: sash sector 3 size 344064 2: symmon sector 675 size 503296 3: ide sector 2151 size 344064
cpuinfo:
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system type : SGI O2 processor : 0 cpu model : Nevada V10.0 FPU V10.0 BogoMIPS : 299.00 byteorder : big endian wait instruction : yes microsecond timers : yes tlb_entries : 48 extra interrupt vector : yes hardware watchpoint : no ASEs implemented : VCED exceptions : not available VCEI exceptions : not available
meminfo:
Code:
MemTotal: 300432 kB MemFree: 116108 kB Buffers: 50776 kB Cached: 46496 kB SwapCached: 0 kB Active: 48860 kB Inactive: 68996 kB HighTotal: 0 kB HighFree: 0 kB LowTotal: 300432 kB LowFree: 116108 kB SwapTotal: 0 kB SwapFree: 0 kB Dirty: 0 kB Writeback: 0 kB Mapped: 35024 kB Slab: 55228 kB CommitLimit: 150216 kB Committed_AS: 39324 kB PageTables: 1016 kB VmallocTotal: 1073741824 kB VmallocUsed: 1804 kB VmallocChunk: 1073740020 kB
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Linux livecd 2.6.17.10-mipsgit-20060618-ip32rm5k #5 Sun Oct 8 15:37:21 UTC 2006 mips64 Nevada V10.0 FPU V10.0 GNU/Linux
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I'm not trying to be elitist.

I just don't understand why they don't use GParted.
Why? The Ubuntu partitioner is just as easy to use as Gparted, just requires less effort.
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Old 04-18-2009, 02:38 PM #267
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Hey guys.

I'm going to be reinstalling some form of Linux onto an old computer.

It's not exactly the fastest thing so I'd like something light.

Should I try Kubuntu? That's lighter than Ubuntu, right? Just needs to be for browsing.

Edit: Their site says Xubuntu is lightest.
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Old 04-18-2009, 02:45 PM #268
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Old 04-18-2009, 02:45 PM #269
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Why? The Ubuntu partitioner is just as easy to use as Gparted, just requires less effort.
The Ubuntu partitioner puts you in a box when it comes to what filesystems you can use, how big you can make partitions, and where those partitions can go.

I couldn't figure out for the life of me how to install without a swap onto my netbook a while ago when I tried installing Ubuntu. That is the kind of box I don't like being put into.

EDIT:Supra, Linux Mint Fluxbox edition is lighter than Xubuntu and just as easy to install and use.
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Well for the average/new user, that's more of a safety net than a hindrance.

The Ubuntu Alternate Install CD offers all of the FS choices that Gparted does.

I see what you're saying, and I agree, but you just came off kind of.."GUI sucks, use command line".
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Old 04-18-2009, 04:46 PM #271
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The Ubuntu partitioner puts you in a box when it comes to what filesystems you can use, how big you can make partitions, and where those partitions can go.

I couldn't figure out for the life of me how to install without a swap onto my netbook a while ago when I tried installing Ubuntu. That is the kind of box I don't like being put into.

EDIT:Supra, Linux Mint Fluxbox edition is lighter than Xubuntu and just as easy to install and use.
Dammit. I already installed Xubuntu.

I think it's fine for what we need it for. It's just going to be a browsbox on an AMD 3000+, 1gb RAM, 160gb HDD.
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Old 04-18-2009, 04:47 PM #272
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You can pretty much run any distro you want on that.

I thought you meant a 586 or something.
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Now I need to find out what USB/PCI wireless card would be best at a decent price.
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