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Old 09-10-2010, 11:53 AM #1114
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Negatory, when i try to boot into the arch iso off of my usb drive. I know all about the bootmgr ****ing up after installing alongside windows, I have had it happen to me before a while ago but I got it fixed on my desktop.
Ahh, alrighty. How are you putting the ISO on the flash drive? UNetbootin?
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:15 PM #1115
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Negatory, when i try to boot into the arch iso off of my usb drive. I know all about the bootmgr ****ing up after installing alongside windows, I have had it happen to me before a while ago but I got it fixed on my desktop.
I had a ***** of a time installing any operating system from a flash drive. Seems like the hardest part is figuring out how to get it on there so it will boot. What you have to do if you use UNetbootin is figure out what the drive label is going to be once you start the installation.

http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/...key#UNetBootin

For me, the easiest way to do this was to rename the usb drive in Windows, and then paste the name into the archisolabel.
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Sweet. Likin' it?
A lot. The only thing I dislike is the fact that my windows won't close, but that's probably my fault.

EDIT: A restart fixed it.

I'm still settling into Ubuntu, but I'm very impressed with the newest version of Ubuntu compared to when I first used it (back in like...the 4.6 days)
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:25 PM #1117
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If you ever get confident enough in your abilities with linux to move past Ubuntu, definitely check out running Arch. A bit more "bleeding edge" than Ubuntu, and in my experience, a LOT more reliable.

Base Debian is actually my favorite flavour, generally run testing on most of my systems then run SID on a couple just to see how things are going to be looking in testing.

Proud to say that all my laptops primarily boot linux (they do have Win7 on them, but boot Linux 95% of the time unless I need to use webcam with MSN messenger), and 1 of my desktops boots linux primarily (same reason for windows booting as my laptops). Only my primary computer boots Win7 regularly, and only because the onboard sound died and the only soundcard I could afford that fit (no open pci slots, only pci-e 1x) was a Creative card that BARELY works in Windows, and doesn't work at all in Linux.
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:12 PM #1118
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I don't think I'm going to be confident in Linux, at least not for a while. I only know a few basic Linux commands, and haven't had the need for the rest.

Ubuntu is pretty awesome sexy. I absolutely LOVE Stellarium, I'm a long-time user of Starry Night (I use it for spotting, and day-time viewing...and also when I'm bored) and it's as awesome, if not, more awesome, than SN.

My iPod won't work correctly with RhythmBox though.
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:31 PM #1119
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zell trust me when I tell you this. At first you won't feel comfortable but you will get used to it very quickly.
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It's not that I'm not comfortable, because I am, I just don't know it well right now.
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:37 PM #1121
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That is what I mean, you will get to know it pretty quickly. Maybe not the more advanced and obscure stuff but you will familiar with terminal and the commands really quickly
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That is what I mean, you will get to know it pretty quickly. Maybe not the more advanced and obscure stuff but you will familiar with terminal and the commands really quickly
How so, though? I mean, I've only really used:

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sudo apt-get install <insert file name hurr>
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I installed Ubuntu on a computer about 4 years ago. It kind of sucked. Everything was less responsive than with Windows, and navigating large indexes of files was impossible. For example, in Windows, my iTunes would manage and play all my music on my external hard drive without a hitch. In Ubuntu, when I was trying to use whatever the most popular music program at the time was, trying to load all my music into it made the program unusable. That was a general theme of my Ubuntu experience. Trying to load any directory that had lots of files in it made that process completely fail.

I'd give it another try but... seems like a waste of time.

Also I had dual monitors which were SO easy to get to work in Windows but impossible to get to work in Ubuntu. Not only was there not GUI support for dual monitors, but no amount of time I spent on the Ubuntu support forums could help me get them configured correctly.
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:46 PM #1124
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How so, though? I mean, I've only really used:

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I meant if you are actually trying to configure the programs to meet your specifications, or having to physically mount drives. Also try doing some things in terminal that ou would usually use the gui for if you actually want to learn some of the terminal stuff.
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I meant if you are actually trying to configure the programs to meet your specifications, or having to physically mount drives. Also try doing some things in terminal that ou would usually use the gui for if you actually want to learn some of the terminal stuff.
Such as...?
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I meant if you are actually trying to configure the programs to meet your specifications, or having to physically mount drives. Also try doing some things in terminal that ou would usually use the gui for if you actually want to learn some of the terminal stuff.
By configure do you mean compiling, or do you mean just changing the config files? Changing the config files is just a matter of editing a file. Compiling is "harder," in the sense that you have to manually do all the compiling flags, but even then, you can usually download the source and compile it straight away without having to do anything.

Mounting drives is easy too. mount /dev/sdxx /mnt/location
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What exactly do you guys mean by mounting a drive?
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:35 PM #1128
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What exactly do you guys mean by mounting a drive?
You know how you can plug in a flash drive and you can browse it's contents through Windows Explorer? It's like that. When you execute:
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You are assigning (mounting) the device /dev/sda4 to the folder /mnt/foo. When you open /mnt/foo, you will see all the files on that device.
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So by mounting a device, I'm assigning a folder location to it.
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So by mounting a device, I'm assigning a folder location to it.
Yes sir, that's basically it. There are other things that get mounted too, but not necessarily to a folder location, such as swap (though the more appropriate term may be "enabled," but whatever).
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Yes sir, that's basically it. There are other things that get mounted too, but not necessarily to a folder location, such as swap (though the more appropriate term may be "enabled," but whatever).
I assume that you mount it after you plug the device in.
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I assume that you mount it after you plug the device in.
Yeah. You can't mount something that isn't connected to the system in some way, afaik. I'm not aware of mounting something before connecting it (if locally or through the network), but such a thing may exist, never looked into it.
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Yeah. You can't mount something that isn't connected to the system in some way, afaik. I'm not aware of mounting something before connecting it (if locally or through the network), but such a thing may exist, never looked into it.
I haven't had to mount something before.

(Sorry for pelting you with Q's. Like I said, I only used Ubuntu briefly waaaaay back in the day)
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I haven't had to mount something before.

(Sorry for pelting you with Q's. Like I said, I only used Ubuntu briefly waaaaay back in the day)
Yeah, your /etc/fstab file usually is set up to do those things automatically at boot or upon connecting a device, so you probably won't have to worry about it until you introduce a new device to the environment, such as an iPod.

Don't worry about the questions, glad to see some life in this thread again!
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