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Old 03-13-2010, 12:15 PM   #16
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Ok, here's the weird part. Both 64/32 versions would get to the same screen then go blank and my DVD drive and CPU would just idle like there was nothing to do.

I tried the 64 bit on my laptop and it got to that screen and a few mo ments later my screen turned orangy and started the installation process. I got to the screen where I select the partition, and it wouldn't let me select my blank partition on my second hard drive. It had to put itself on the partition with Windows 7! Then it gave me a 'hourglass'-like cursor for an hour and I just shut it off.

So at the hard drive screen, how do I drag the sliders? And how do I tell it I want it to be on an empty partition?

btw, my laptio has 2 250gig HDDs split into 2 partitions each. Windows on C, stuff on D, and E/F are blank I think.
 
Old 03-13-2010, 01:07 PM   #17
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I'm having a weird posting problem where it shows my posts, but when I refresh my post is gone...

I'm on my desktop now and its in Windows just fine.
The screen is after I tell linux I want to install and it gives me the loading screen with the Ubuntu symbol in the center. It last 5 seconds-ish, and then everything goes blank and my CPU/DVD-drive starts idling like there's nothing to do. I tried the 64-bit version on my laptop and it got to that screen and continued on to an orange screen where I choose the installation options up to my hard drives, but I couldn't get it to put Ubuntu on my empty HDD. It would only let me put it on my drive with W7 already installed. How would I make it install on an empty partition?

My laptop has 2 HHDs btw. They are 250gig and partitioned in 2. So I have 4 HDDs technically. C has windows, D has random stuff and programs, and then E and F are mostly blank.

After it gave me the 'I'm working' cursor for an hour I shut off my laptop. No idea what the problem is. I have 3 disks with Ubuntu on them now. (2 32bit and 1 64bit) and none of them work so far.

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Of course now I can see my other post once I type all that info out again...
 
Old 03-13-2010, 02:34 PM   #18
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From what you are saying you are going straight for the install option. Have you tried running as a 'live' cd/dvd then installing from the desktop?
 
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:35 PM   #19
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Ok, I started to make a video for you guys with the screen that comes up...and what do ya know...I figured it out. I have my TV hooked up to my video card with my Monitor...so I unplugged it and tried it and now I chose the Try it first option. I'm trying to setup a partition, but it wants a root directory...I assume it's the Mount Point thing. Which one do I choose? does it matter?
 
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:59 PM   #20
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I managed to figure it out. I somehow didn't see the bx that lets me choose from my drives. So now I'm installing Ubuntu...hopefully everything from here on out will be a little smoother. lol
 
Old 03-13-2010, 05:02 PM   #21
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Eeew! Those DO look very sucky! I'm still back on old socket A tech so I had no idea they were getting that bad.

Glad to hear your temp probs are over with!
High-quality third-party coolers use screws and a threaded backplate instead of the clips.
 
Old 03-13-2010, 06:35 PM   #22
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Awesome, next time I'll be sure to pony up the extra coin for the good stuff!

Thanks or the help guys! glad to finally join the party.
 
Old 03-13-2010, 06:39 PM   #23
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Ok, I started to make a video for you guys with the screen that comes up...and what do ya know...I figured it out. I have my TV hooked up to my video card with my Monitor...
Woo Hoo!!!!!!!! Ah, sweet victory at last!!

Glad to hear you've got things sorted!

If you're like me, enjoy the feeling while it lasts because I'm always bumping into new problems. I'm like a problem magnet.

Maybe that should have been my user name: "Problem Magnet."
 
Old 03-13-2010, 07:16 PM   #24
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Hehe, maybe Rick but then you'd have to make a new account. lol

Ok, I have another question (not a problem per say)

My Drive with Windows on it is on my desktop in Ubuntu. I want it to not be there so I don't accidentally drag anything onto it and mess up windows, ya know. How do I remove it from my desktop?

2nd, what does unmount mean?

Sorry, still learning all the lingo for Linux.
 
Old 03-13-2010, 07:28 PM   #25
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In Linux, you don't have "drive letters".

Instead, you "mount" a drive to a directory. This means that the directory will basically mirror the contents of the drive's filesystem.

You must "unmount" the mount point before removing the device, failing to do so may cause data loss!
 
Old 03-13-2010, 07:35 PM   #26
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So if I want to get my C drive off my desktop I can just 'Unmount' it and everything will be fine? I'll still be able to boot to it next time I restart and everything, correct?

Also (man I'm not used to asking such noob-ish questions) how do I install things? I have XMMS media player and It's a .tar file (I assume this is like a zip or rar file) so do I just extract it to wherever I want it and call it good or do I have to do something else?

I heard XMMS is a good music player...if not please refer me to a better one.

Thanks again guys, not sure where I'd be without your help!
 
Old 03-13-2010, 07:38 PM   #27
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So if I want to get my C drive off my desktop I can just 'Unmount' it and everything will be fine? I'll still be able to boot to it next time I restart and everything, correct?

Also (man I'm not used to asking such noob-ish questions) how do I install things? I have XMMS media player and It's a .tar file (I assume this is like a zip or rar file) so do I just extract it to wherever I want it and call it good or do I have to do something else?

I heard XMMS is a good music player...if not please refer me to a better one.

Thanks again guys, not sure where I'd be without your help!
Yes and as for XMMS, first its quite old and second it may have to be compiled.
 
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Because you are new to GNU/Linux I would strongly advise you use the Synaptic package manager or the Ubuntu Software Centre to add or remove software. You'll find Synaptic package manager under System--> Administration and the Ubuntu Software Centre under Applications
 
Old 03-13-2010, 08:20 PM   #29
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I love you Nexus! The Software center is sweet! Possibly the coolest thing I've seen thus far! lol Why aren't the other OSs picking up on this?! Being able to find just about anything and install it without even opening firefox...beautiful!
 
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Wow! I can only imagine you are beaming from ear to ear right now
 
  


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