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Old 12-27-2012, 02:32 PM   #1
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Partition and IRC question


Hi guys, newbie here. I decided to get better with Ubuntu/Linux that I would install a version and dual boot. Basically, force myself to work with it on a daily basis and work through the headaches.

Anyway, I had Windows 7 installed and installed Ubuntu after that. However, I used GPart first to shrink my partition size that Windows was on. During this process, which took 2 hours, it finally errored out before finishing asking me if I wanted to restart the process. I didn't so I just exited and restarted the computer. I had to run CHKDSK before WIndows booted up and then I checked Disk Manager. The partition was resized to what I wanted GPart to do. So I guess it worked... not sure why it errored out. Anyway, I installed Ubuntu afterwards. It is now up and running in a dual boot environment.

My questions is should I be worried about the error during partition shrinking? Could I have a corrupted install of Ubuntu? So far everything seems to be running fine, although, I do get random GPU errors and messages asking if I want to send reports or debug. I am not forced to restart or do anything else.

Second, I used to use mIRC years back and wondering how I would get that installed on Ubuntu 12.10. I did some searching around and I had to go to the Software Center. I did that and found XChat. I had it install but am not sure how to find it now lol... It was on my left side ribbon bar but after a restart Ubuntu gave me a program error and had me restart. I did and now the icon is gone and I don't know how to find the program. Should I be using another IRC client or how do I get it to run? Reason being is that I like joining channels and asking questions. With my WIndows install I have mIRC and am able to join a #ubuntu channel. I'd like to obvouisly do this from my ubuntu install so I can ask questions with the OS in front of me.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
 
Old 12-27-2012, 02:49 PM   #2
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Hello,

please post the errormessages, this will help us a lot to understand your problem. As of the problem with gparted, as long as Windows starts properly, don't worry.

As for XChat, open a terminal and start the programm from there, if it does not work you will get very helpful errormessages in the terminal, please post them too.

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Old 12-27-2012, 02:56 PM   #3
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Hello,

please post the errormessages, this will help us a lot to understand your problem. As of the problem with gparted, as long as Windows starts properly, don't worry.

As for XChat, open a terminal and start the programm from there, if it does not work you will get very helpful errormessages in the terminal, please post them too.

Markus
I'll post the messages when they pop back up.

How exactly do I open a terminal? Sorry, I am very new to this. I did use the software center to find Smuxi. That IRC client is working for me and I am in the ubuntu channel now.
 
Old 12-27-2012, 02:59 PM   #4
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A terminal is similar to the dosshell in Windows, there should be an icon like a computermonitor or similar. In the terminal simply type the word xchat and then enter.

Markus
 
Old 12-29-2012, 07:27 PM   #5
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I'll post the messages when they pop back up.

How exactly do I open a terminal? Sorry, I am very new to this. I did use the software center to find Smuxi. That IRC client is working for me and I am in the ubuntu channel now.
Go up to your Applications menu and hover over Accessories you should see your Terminal in the Accessories drop down window-
 
  


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