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logandi



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 10:27 pm    Post subject: Ubuntu! Wow! Reply with quote

I went to the trouble of burning a disc from the DVD to have a look before moving to 64bit gentoo. The installation went fine until the reboot, when it stopped with a grub error. Hurrah for ease-of-use! Now I have a coaster with ubuntu written on it. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have 2 coasters so at least mine make a feature on my pc desk Very Happy i don't see why you have to burn the iso in windows Question
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What makes you think you have to burn the ISO in Windows?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

because i'm thick?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:
because i'm thick?
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The most truth you've ever spouted, Paul Laughing

No no Paul, really.. joking aside, nobody is thick (outside the government) - you just need, I don't know ... guidance? Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
What makes you think you have to burn the ISO in Windows?


what he said!

in file manager: right click ISO >Actions>Write CD image with k3B....

job done Wink

this from a point and click expert Laughing

Oh and this was KDE (Kinky Desktop Easy)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sirs,
20050722
Regretably, I also have Ubunto coasters.

It did not detect my video card (HP form of NVideo G Force 2MX) and came up at a screen resolution that obscured the bottom half of page and would not accept or go to any other resolution. As my (Hewlett Packard) HP Pavilion 1940 is a year 2000 buld I did not think it outdated for Linux.

Knoppix 3.7 and Slax 5 detect and work well.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never been able to get Ubuntu working on my machine either. Strangely, I can't get past the bit where you prepare the partitions on the hard disk, because it refuses to recognise the partitions that are already there, so I can't select the one I want to install on...

I gather some people think the distro is quite spiffy, however.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:20 pm    Post subject: Ubuntu Coasters as well Reply with quote

I got farther in my Ubuntu attempt. I used Ultra-ISO to build the image in WS2003, but during the install, the network detection hangs, and interrupts the whole setup routine.

This occurred on two different machines.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:23 pm    Post subject: RE: Ubuntu Coasters as well Reply with quote

Are either of you actually able to give us any hardware details so we can diagnose the problems?
If you think the problem is related to te disc you burned have you tried at a lower speed?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 2:02 am    Post subject: A-thing Reply with quote

yes I am perfectly able to divulge, the hardware that exceeds Ubuntu's min. requirements. Home-Built PC, Athlon XP 2600, 1GB PC2700, GeForce FX 5700 256MB, 40GB WD HDD, nForce 2 chip-set. Let the answers flow, please...

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 7:09 am    Post subject: RE: A-thing Reply with quote

It is happening due to a problem talking to your network card or network. Does it unhang after a long period of time (say 10 minutes or so?). I am guessing you are using an onboard nforce2 chip which as far as I am aware has no known problems.
A BIOS update may fix the problem. Or disable the net chip, install, download the updated kernel (which has several net fixes), install it and switch the chip back on.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 4:26 pm    Post subject: Thank You Reply with quote

I'll try the BIOS update. The Mobo has an integral NIC, and I placed a PCI NIC in for routing. The PC has removable HDD's for separate Windows & Linux.

- Linux is cool, Windows pays the bills.

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