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Old 06-30-2009, 03:36 PM   #16
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Oh, and this is what I get when I said I get an "Access Denied" message:

E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13 Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?
As you can read in the error message.
are you root?
 
Old 06-30-2009, 04:58 PM   #17
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I can't find Wine on my distro...and I guess that's how to do it?
Try the program Synaptic. You should be able to find it somewhere in the menu of programs (under utilities, or something). Open this, and then search for wine. From here, you can install it. Or, in the terminal, enter "sudo apt-get install wine".

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Oh, and this is what I get when I said I get an "Access Denied" message:

E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13 Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?
When it tells you that you don't have the correct permissions, it is because you are trying to run an administrative command as a regular user (or, because you've already opened an administrative process elsewhere). In Linux, the user "root" has the ultimate power (similar to the Administrator user in Windows). In Ubuntu, this user is disabled. Instead, your regular user can be given pseudo root power, via the "sudo" command, which gives you enough administrative power to do various necessary tasks (like installing).
 
Old 06-30-2009, 10:21 PM   #18
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You may already have the gaim messenger on your machine. For the last couple of years, it's been renamed "Pidgin." It does almost all messaging protocols.

Kopete (which is the KDE messenger) also does almost all messaging protocols. I've used them both and found both of them satisfactory.

As for the iPod, there is no native Linux version of iTunes. It is possible to mount an iPot in Linux. I've done it with my son's. I blogged about it here.

I have since heard that, in several versions of iPod firmware, if you mount an iPod in a non-iTunes environment, the firmware trashes the iPod in retribution. I have no idea whether this is true, but you may want to research it first. Apple tends to be a jealous master and protective of its stuff.
 
Old 07-01-2009, 12:25 AM   #19
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For iPods, try either rhythmbox, banshee, gtkpod, amarok, exaile. There's also a package called ipod, and another called hipo, that is for retrieving information from them. Just search synaptic, and you'll find various programs, one of which will hopefully work.
 
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Much appreciated. One problem though, I NEED Microsoft OneNote. I was thinking about creating a partition to dual-boot between Windows and Linux, but every time I try to boot from my XP Installer...my computer goes ahead with Linux booting up. Does Linux "block" other OS installer discs or is it something else? (I know that doesn't sound Linux-specific...but I swear it's meant to be).
 
Old 07-01-2009, 10:03 AM   #21
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At the stage where the BIOS looks for a disk to boot linux hasn't even loaded still (well, to say the truth not even the bootloader is into scene). So it's completely the BIOS task, no OS can interfere with that.


Make sure that your BIOS is configured to boot from that disk before than your HD, and also beware if you have two or more optical drives. For some reason, some BIOS models refuse to boot from anything that is not your first optical drive, and will ignore the rest of them.
 
Old 07-01-2009, 10:29 AM   #22
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Yup, I've only got 1 optical drive and I set my BIOS boot priority to Boot from CD first. I even told it just to boot from CD, and Linux still came up.
 
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Much appreciated. One problem though, I NEED Microsoft OneNote.
No one needs any computer programs. All we need is love.

For OneNote, there are some alternatives available in Linux. Try Jarnal, or xournal (there are Debian/Ubuntu packages available for both of these).

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I was thinking about creating a partition to dual-boot between Windows and Linux, but every time I try to boot from my XP Installer...my computer goes ahead with Linux booting up. Does Linux "block" other OS installer discs or is it something else?
Not sure. However, usually it's advised to have Windows installed first, and then install Linux, because, in the past, Windows would simply erase Linux, whereas Linux would recognise Windows, and create a partition for it. Perhaps using gparted to create a Windows partition, and then installing Windows on this, would work.
 
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You can install XP in vmware
 
  


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