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Old 05-14-2009, 08:14 PM   #16
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Which drive? That shouldn't matter but you can find out from either Ubuntu or Linux. So have you been able to log in?
I can get on Vista, but with Ubuntu, I cannot get past the screen that asks for password and username.

What should I do?
 
Old 05-14-2009, 09:29 PM   #17
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Read the link I posted about resetting the password.
 
Old 05-15-2009, 06:49 AM   #18
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Read the link I posted about resetting the password.
Thanks Jaye. Your directions were very helpful. Now one more problem. How do I get on to my network. When I ran the Ubuntu from the CD, it immediately detected many networks. Now it shows none. I do not know how to configure it. Thanks again for you kind and informative replies.

Daniel
 
Old 05-15-2009, 07:03 AM   #19
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Thanks Jaye. Your directions were very helpful. Now one more problem. How do I get on to my network. When I ran the Ubuntu from the CD, it immediately detected many networks. Now it shows none. I do not know how to configure it. Thanks again for you kind and informative replies.

Daniel
I am now on the network using Ubuntu. I rebooted, and now it is working.
Thanks again for you invaluable assistance.
 
Old 05-15-2009, 07:34 AM   #20
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Update

I have been online with Ubuntu 9.02 for about 15 minutes. Everything seems to be working fine. It also detected my digital camera and my flash drive.
I would like to download and install some programs. In windows I must open it up and install after the download. How do I do this in Ubuntu?
In addition, how do I determine which HD Ubuntu installed to?

Thanks

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Old 05-15-2009, 09:15 AM   #21
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On Ubuntu you can should use the package manager to install programs. At the top of your screen when you are on Ubuntu, you should see "System", click on that and go to Administration and find Synaptic Package Manager. Click that and open and follow instructions. If you haven't used it before , it would probably be a good idea to read a little about how to use it although it is pretty straightforward.

To find out which hard drive has Ubuntu, open a terminal and enter command "fdisk -l" (lower case letter L, w/o quotes) Shows drive/partition info. The column on the right will indicate Linux or for windows ntfs.

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Old 05-15-2009, 11:41 AM   #22
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On Ubuntu you can should use the package manager to install programs. At the top of your screen when you are on Ubuntu, you should see "System", click on that and go to Administration and find Synaptic Package Manager. Click that and open and follow instructions. If you haven't used it before , it would probably be a good idea to read a little about how to use it although it is pretty straightforward.

To find out which hard drive has Ubuntu, open a terminal and enter command "fdisk -l" (lower case letter L, w/o quotes) Shows drive/partition info. The column on the right will indicate Linux or for windows ntfs.
Thanks, but I am ashamed to say, I am so new to Linux, I don't even know what a terminal is, or where to find it.
 
Old 05-15-2009, 02:21 PM   #23
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for this thread. You have made my install very easy!
 
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for this thread. You have made my install very easy!
Glad that I was able to help.
 
Old 05-15-2009, 02:58 PM   #25
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I don't even know what a terminal is, or where to find it.
At the top of your screen, you should see 'system', 'applications', not on Ubuntu so I'm not sure exactly where it is. Click on these and you get a drop-down menu. Look for one named 'terminal' or 'konsole', click on it and it will open a new window. Type the command there. Use 'sudo fdisk -l', you'll be prompted for your user password, enter that and you should get the output.
 
  


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