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Old 01-06-2012, 01:44 PM   #31
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I am good with a new OS but I guess in the back of my mind I'm wondering if anyone knows what the %^@# happened in the first place. Click on firefox for 5 years, no problem, make one 'toolbar' selection on the google setup page and blamo, no more internet.
 
Old 01-06-2012, 01:53 PM   #32
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I am good with a new OS but I guess in the back of my mind I'm wondering if anyone knows what the %^@# happened in the first place. Click on firefox for 5 years, no problem, make one 'toolbar' selection on the google setup page and blamo, no more internet.
it probably wasn't just firefox or the toolbar selection on google that killed off your internet probably so other problem that's in the background some where
 
Old 01-06-2012, 03:02 PM   #33
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you can upgrade the current version of your OS without having to download the ISO file but it will be a while. Probably you will have to leave your computer ON all night during the upgrade.

Ubuntu 12.04 is coming up in April and is a LTS (Long Term Support) version (Meaning More stable) Download the current version then upgrade it in April. Go to www.ubuntu.com and take the virtual tour they have there, they also show step by step how to download the software, burn it in a CD or DVD and install it in your computer.
If you are wondering what type you need it will probably safe to get the 32BIT version.

Good luck to you.
 
Old 01-06-2012, 10:18 PM   #34
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New OS on old computer may not work.


Your update options may depend on your :

[a] usable disk space in your hard drive
[b] processor
[c] available RAM memory.
[d] able to use CD or DVD or newer plug in RAM memory chips.
[e] can plug in so copy from another hard drive.

Also other things my NON-technical memory does not recall.



Please post here your results from typing command uname -a

Also results your hard drive space from typing command fdisk -l



Such information enables others better understand your computer, so advise you better.
 
Old 01-06-2012, 11:03 PM   #35
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O.K. here are the results of:
uname -a= "desktop 2.6.22-16-generic #1 SMP Mon Nov 24 18:28:27 GMT 2008 i6 86 Gnu/ Linux"
and fdisk -1= "bash: fdisc: command not found"
 
Old 01-06-2012, 11:26 PM   #36
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O.K. here are the results of:
uname -a= "desktop 2.6.22-16-generic #1 SMP Mon Nov 24 18:28:27 GMT 2008 i6 86 Gnu/ Linux"
and fdisk -1= "bash: fdisc: command not found"
It looks like you will be fine with a 32 BIT distribution.
the command fdisk -l need be issue as root so try sudo fdisk -l then type your password when prompted. and use the lower case L not the # 1
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 sudo fdisk -l
 
Old 01-07-2012, 11:52 AM   #37
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re-entered with "sudo fdisc -[lower case L]" and entered password and got: "command not found" ??
 
Old 01-07-2012, 11:53 AM   #38
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Are you literally typing "fdisc"? If so, that's wrong; it should be fdisk.
 
Old 01-07-2012, 12:05 PM   #39
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I am just typing 'fdisc'. What a frigging jack ass... one moment
 
Old 01-07-2012, 12:06 PM   #40
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results of fdisk: wow, lots of numbers, etc. What are we looking for?
 
Old 01-07-2012, 12:46 PM   #41
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results of fdisk: wow, lots of numbers, etc. What are we looking for?

I am still thinking you will be fine with a 32 BIT version of OS but the rest here want to know what size of HD you have to suggest the type OS you need

copy the result of fdisk -l and pasted it on here.

however I would just suggest you head out to www.ubuntu.com and download the latest version in a 32 BIT flavor.

Good luck to you!
 
Old 01-07-2012, 12:49 PM   #42
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If you haven't got Internet access on the Linux machine, you can always put the output of fdisk in a file and the move that file to another machine (e.g. using a memory stick). You can write the output to a file like this, where "fdisk_output" is the file name:

fdisk -l > fdisk_output
 
Old 01-07-2012, 01:11 PM   #43
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If you are using KDE also you can get in the internet using Konqueror, just to K menu select applications then choose internet and click on Konqueror. That will get you in the net.


Konqueror is the father of Safari
 
Old 01-07-2012, 10:46 PM   #44
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dont have any removal drives around so #^%$ it, here is what it looks like came up:
"Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9726 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
disk identifier: 0xd0f4738c"

I assume that is the important info.
I have a feeling putting the new OS onto the old linux box will involve me asking a butt load of questions here. But am excited to see what a 2012 Ubuntu OS has to offer.
Ted
 
Old 01-08-2012, 02:10 AM   #45
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Your 80 GB nay hold several Linux operating systems, issues more likely due age of components.

Now find your free disk space available.

As root (Admin) or using sudo try the command df

Under Use% is % used disk space in each partition, can calculate ability to instal alternate Linux with own new home, not effecting your old /home . So when installation complete you can copy your OLD /home files across into your NEW /home

This IMHO means always best for /home to be in separate partition :-)


My results from df in big capitals to read easier DF but use lower case !

Code:
linux-fy2u:~ # df
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
rootfs                10325780   4033884   5767376  42% /
devtmpfs               3796572       212   3796360   1% /dev
tmpfs                  3836228       140   3836088   1% /dev/shm
/dev/sda2             10325780   4033884   5767376  42% /
/dev/sda5            134170920   1305256 126050176   2% /home
linux-fy2u:~ #


For human readable sizes with computer doing your maths, use command df -h .



Code:
linux-fy2u:~ # df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs                9.9G  3.9G  5.6G  42% /
devtmpfs              3.7G  212K  3.7G   1% /dev
tmpfs                 3.7G  140K  3.7G   1% /dev/shm
/dev/sda2             9.9G  3.9G  5.6G  42% /
/dev/sda5             128G  1.3G  121G   2% /home
linux-fy2u:~ #

NOTE: my ~500 GB hard drive is not showing all partitions, only partitions mounted recognized here. Partitions not mounted, can mount/umount easily whenever wish, were showing when used fdisk -l


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