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Old 09-02-2010, 02:11 PM   #1
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Smile Unable to download GParted


Running latest Ubuntu; dual boot with Vista - Ubuntu is the default. Acer laptop, twin core 2500 CPU, 3 gig ram, 500gb HD. It came with that HDD partitioned into 2 x 250gb (approx) Running Vista.

I would like to re-install to eliminate all my mistakes. I would also like to give Linux a major size partition. But unable to download G Parted (times out after running happily for 20 or so mgb - it just stops. Tried at least 3 times - twice under Ubuntu and once via Vista.

I live in Australia in a smallish city called Mildura, run on "Mobile Network Broadband" (maybe there's the problem) and will be most grateful for any help/ideas/ er- sympathy :-) etc

Des

Last edited by Desdd57; 10-08-2010 at 03:22 PM. Reason: Discussion has centered now on one problem
 
Old 10-01-2010, 01:55 AM   #2
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But unable to download G Parted (times out after running happily for 20 or so mgb - it just stops. Tried at least 3 times - twice under Ubuntu and once via Vista.
Try the following command:
Even if the download stops in the middle, you will issue this command again and it will again be re-started from where it left not from the beginning,
Code:
wget -c http://sourceforge.net/projects/gparted/files/gparted-live-stable/0.6.4-1/gparted-live-0.6.4-1.iso/download
Quote:
Originally Posted by Desdd57
My Desktop background is plain blue. About one in ten Boots that is all I get:- No Icons, no panels - nothing - just a pretty blus screen and a mouse pointer.
You means to say nothing happens when you right click on the desktop ? Then how do you play "quadrapassel" ? From the command line ?

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Old 10-02-2010, 05:26 PM   #3
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Anisha. Thank you for your response, I am indebted to you. I will try the command you suggest this afternoon. (It's Sunday morning here)
In answer to your question re the blue screen. I have to do a restart because when I get the blank (blue) screen it will not respond to right or left click or any keyboard inputs. However the power shutdown still works and after it does its shutdown thing, then I restart and everything is fine again. I guess the blank screen happens about once every 10 to 15 starts.
 
Old 10-03-2010, 04:15 AM   #4
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Des,

Another suggestion:
1. Do not club different topics in the same thread, people may not notice it.
e.g.:
You should have created two threads with following titles in Linux-Software and Linux Distributions->Ubuntu respectively.
Quote:
GParted download 'times out' after 20MB
Quote:
Ubuntu goes blank after bootup, shows no icons/panels
2. Creative thread titles may create problems for you, e.g. since I am not a native English speaker, I was not very sure what does "deserted" mean ?

How did you start *quadrapassel* ? Since you said there is no icons/panels ? You started it through command line ?
 
Old 10-03-2010, 11:26 PM   #5
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Try the following command:
Even if the download stops in the middle, you will issue this command again and it will again be re-started from where it left not from the beginning,
Code:
wget -c http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/gparted/gparted-live-stable/0.6.3-3/gparted-live-0.6.3-3.iso?r=http%3A%2F%2Fsourceforge.net%2Fprojects%2Fgparted%2Ffiles%2F&ts=1285912349&use_mirror=citylan

You means to say nothing happens when you right click on the desktop ? Then how do you play "quadrapassel" ? From the command line ?
Thank you Anisha : they are two different problems. 1 Is the blank screen startup where only the power button works 1 time in approx 15, The other is that during use the program slows right down so that in the QP game it would take 90 sec for the blocks to reach the bottom. Again the cure is to restart.
Thank you very much for the download address - Des

Last edited by Desdd57; 10-08-2010 at 03:25 PM. Reason: spelling
 
Old 10-03-2010, 11:40 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=anishakaul;4116159]Des,

Another suggestion:
1. Do not club different topics in the same thread, people may not notice it.

I honestly don't know how I did that I thought I had created 2 separate threads. My fault[/COLOR]

2. Creative thread titles may create problems for you, e.g. since I am not a native English speaker, I was not very sure what does "deserted" mean ?

Yes I take your point, and you are right. Deserted means 'nothing there' For example : If I say "The hall was deserted of people" I would be saying there were no people there. Where I used t before I was saying the screen has no icons or a curser.
BTW you seem to speak excellent English to me, Bht you do have that dry Indian wit. Which I think is great

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Old 10-04-2010, 12:41 AM   #7
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Thank you Anisha : they are two different problems. 1 Is the blank screen startup where only the power button works 1 tie in approx 15, The other is that during use the program slows right down so that in the QP game it would take 90 sec for the blocks to reach the bottom. Again the cure is to restart.
Thank you very much for the download address - Des
You are welcome

One thing which I have experienced lately is : latest Ubuntu releases are rarely stable !!

So far the only Ubuntu release I found to be painless was of version 9.04 !

Though I cannot help you with the blank screen problem but I can suggest you to use : Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox. I recently installed it on my external harddisk and it has not given me any problems till now. It is based on Ubuntu and is said to be much better than Ubuntu for the newbies !

Check this out:
http://www.linuxmint.com/

Code:
wget -c http://mirror.optus.net/linuxmint/isos/stable/9/linuxmint-9-fluxbox-cd-i386.iso
and were you able to download gParted completely with that link and command ?

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Old 10-04-2010, 12:51 AM   #8
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BTW you seem to speak excellent English to me, Bht you do have that dry Indian wit. Which I think is great
Well, I personally like dry/sarcastic humor and I already knew what "deserted" means. My only point was that since many people here are not native English speakers, they may not bother to "guess" or "lookup" the hidden meanings of the "creative titles" and thus your threads may get ignored

and what is "bht" ?

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Old 10-05-2010, 01:43 AM   #9
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I was half way through this answer - when I decided to check out your profile, and I see that you are a pleasant looking young woman. I am an old man soon to be a great grand father. But I digress - when I came back to this page, my half written answer was gone. Oh well!

'bht' is a typing error - it should read 'but'

I haven't tried the command line yet, but I will shortly. and will post the result here when that has happened.

I installed Linux Mint about a year ago, and was going ok I think, but my friend who recently loaded UBUNTU talked me into changing to Ubuntu

Des

Last edited by Desdd57; 10-08-2010 at 03:33 PM. Reason: Phrasing was misleading
 
Old 10-05-2010, 01:54 AM   #10
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'bht' is a typing error - it should read 'but'
Thank God !!!! I was really annoyed as yesterday I searched Googled for bht and found this: http://www.acronymfinder.com/Big-Hun...%28BHT%29.html
 
Old 10-05-2010, 03:15 AM   #11
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Hi Anita - Have posted in your profile blog - the lurking one.

Glad we got the "bht" sorted I'm definitely not a "Big Hunky Teenager"

I have tried the command line 3 times this is the result - and I did use copy and paste

des@des:~$ wget -c http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pro...mirror=citylan
[1] 3018
[2] 3019
des@des:~$ --2010-10-05 16:53:50-- http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pro...ted%2Ffiles%2F
Resolving downloads.sourceforge.net... 216.34.181.59
Connecting to downloads.sourceforge.net|216.34.181.59|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2010-10-05 16:53:53 ERROR 404: Not Found.

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Old 10-05-2010, 03:22 AM   #12
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The name is Anisha not Anita

Try out the following :
Code:
wget -c http://sourceforge.net/projects/gparted/files/gparted-live-stable/0.6.4-1/gparted-live-0.6.4-1.iso/download
 
Old 10-05-2010, 07:55 AM   #13
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The name is Anisha not Anita

Try out the following :
Code:
wget -c http://sourceforge.net/projects/gparted/files/gparted-live-stable/0.6.4-1/gparted-live-0.6.4-1.iso/download
Sorry I Like Anisha much more than Anita too,, I was off with the fairy's during that post in cloud cuckoo land up to my ears in code that I didn't understand, but I am sorry - I'm a bit pleased that it made you mad though . Most girls are pretty when they are mad - I'll bet u r 2. Sorry I'm way out of line here. You've caught me in Vista so I cannot try out your new code until tomorrow afternoon. It is 10:50pm Tue here in Australia. I am in Windows because I'm trying to sort a problem I have with Microsoft Word and Hyperlinks.

Tell you what happens tomorrow - (old) Des

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Old 10-06-2010, 07:52 PM   #14
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Tell you what happens tomorrow - (old) Des

Anisha - Hello again. My provider has been down for a few days so I have not yet tried the replacement u sent, but I AM ABOUT TO DO IT NOW

Des
 
Old 10-06-2010, 08:17 PM   #15
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Anisha - hi again

The download started well. - went to 14% then stopped. After some time I closed the prompt and started it again, it did as you said restarted from 14% which is where it left off. then it stopped again at 23% So I repeated the process - but now it is "awaiting a response" and from the time taken so far the remote host is not gonna answere??

Any thoughts ? Des

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