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Old 09-17-2012, 08:01 PM   #1
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3 questions on linux/ubuntu


Ive recently installed ubuntu 12.04 (used ubuntu before, same version but only for like 2 months but i know the basics)(live cd install because wubi was taking forever) and my first question is, is there a way to resize the partitions on my dual boot so that i can my windows partition bigger?

my second question is why i cant install skype or google chrome in ubuntu i tried using gdebi after downloading the .deb packages and i recieved the same error message on both saying that its an invalid architecture (amd64)edit 1: the live cd i used may be a 32 bit could that be the cause if i have a 64 bit system?

and my last question is if i should stay with ubuntu for a while or can i switch to fedora without much difficulty (is it friendly to new users)?



Also if your wondering why i named myself twitch, i named myself after the rat from league of legends and also made a teacher think i was having a seizure by twitching several times in only around a minute during a presentation and eventually leading to an ambulance showing up...nice story huh?
 
Old 09-17-2012, 08:19 PM   #2
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welcome to the forums!

1. You can resize your partitions by booting from an Ubuntu Live CD and using the GParted partition editor. It is pretty straight-forward, but write if you have specific questions. I recommend you back up your data before resizing, in the unlikely event of data loss.

2. If your system is 32-bit then you must install 32-bit .debs.

3. Ubuntu and Fedora are both wonderful distros, I don't think you can go wrong with either. Ubuntu has the reputation as slightly more beginner-friendly.
 
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:22 PM   #3
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welcome to the forums!

1. You can resize your partitions by booting from an Ubuntu Live CD and using the GParted partition editor. It is pretty straight-forward, but write if you have specific questions. I recommend you back up your data before resizing, in the unlikely event of data loss.

2. If your system is 32-bit then you must install 32-bit .debs.

3. Ubuntu and Fedora are both wonderful distros, I don't think you can go wrong with either. Ubuntu has the reputation as slightly more beginner-friendly.
well thats answered everything but one last thing, edit: how do i remove the ubuntu partition without having to reset to factory deafults?

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Old 09-17-2012, 08:32 PM   #4
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You can delete your Ubuntu partition from a Live CD with Gparted partition editor. You will lose all data on that partition (obviously) and your computer will no longer be able to boot until you reinstall your Windows bootloader.
 
Old 09-17-2012, 08:34 PM   #5
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You can delete your Ubuntu partition from a Live CD with Gparted partition editor. You will lose all data on that partition (obviously) and your computer will no longer be able to boot until you reinstall your Windows bootloader.
and after that do i use system repair to fix it?
 
Old 09-17-2012, 08:56 PM   #6
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Either that or you start a recovery shell from your Windows DVD and launch the command
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bootrec.exe /fixmbr
 
Old 09-17-2012, 09:06 PM   #7
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I think you can do it from your Windows DVD but I am not a Windows expert.

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Old 09-18-2012, 06:13 PM   #8
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Either that or you start a recovery shell from your Windows DVD and launch the command
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bootrec.exe /fixmbr
i ended up just doing a full factory reset but problem solved, i think ill take my chances with fedora
 
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This guide will come in handy to improve and configure you Fedora system
http://www.fedoraforum.org/?view=fedora_setup

I think you've made the right choice. Fedora is less dumbed-down than Ubuntu and much more configurable: with U. you can't even move the panel, and I've never found how to use USB speakers/headphones with it.
 
  


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