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Old 09-19-2006, 04:30 PM   #16
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Well, I did it (installed ubuntu, 6.06, it works) But.........problems:

When installing, I tried to partition the drive the way I wished, with partitions for the OS, swap file and one more other files. This failed for some reason, so I had to let the installer decide create the partitions. It made a mssive partition for the OS (takes most of the drive I think), and smaller swap one, and an extension partiton. I wish to resize these partitions, and make the extension partition larger, and accessible to windows.

I need to get my internet running also, but the wireless networking card isn't on when I am running linux. Windows has the device manager, which one can view to see how many devices have drivers installed, is there an equivalent for linux? How do I access it?!
 
Old 09-19-2006, 04:32 PM   #17
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* Is it possible to resize/create partitions how do I go about it? Thanks for your help.
 
Old 09-19-2006, 10:18 PM   #18
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A good first distro is PCLinuxOS Its a liveCD/installer they have three sizes Big daddy, Junior, & Minime. try out Big daddy. Ubuntu gave me problems too.

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Old 09-20-2006, 09:41 AM   #19
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Well I would re-install the Linux OS, try again. It is not a big deal to re-install it if you don't get it the first time. You can choose your partitions again and resize them to your wishes.. it should work, I have done this serval times no with out a problem (did you like that link which suggested the partitioning?)

As for the wireless card, I use LAN so I haven't had any experience with trying to config a wireless NIC card. I would search the forums.

** Note **
I won't lie... I took the "which Linux OS is right for me test" and it came up with Mandriva also know as Mandrake and the OS you are using. HOWEVER I am using Fedora Core 5 which is a bit of step up since you must configure a lot more on your own..... but the difference is not huge. Do you have a Linux bibble/book like two inches thick to refer to? I bought one and found it to be the most handy tool ever... YES these forums are great but the book just seems to answer all the basic questions so easily and with great explanation.

Keep me informed, I will check back soon.

Ciao,
Brendan (www.urtechys.com)
 
Old 09-20-2006, 07:09 PM   #20
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Resizing partitions

There is a Linux distro just for partitioning its call Gparted, Its a liveCD and its completely graphical in nature.

PCLinuxOS detected and activated my wifi out of the gate. otherwise I'd still be looking.

Mepis is good and a LiveCD too.
 
Old 09-21-2006, 07:15 AM   #21
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Brendan: The link was ok, its more oriented to non desktop users I feel, but it was informative.

I would rather not reinstall linux, and get the partitioning sitiuation rectified using something like gparted, or other software, I am looking into this currently. I guess I will have to reistall if I can't find a way to safely resize the partitions.

I have looked at forums and webpages from the ubuntu community about installing and using wireless cards, some of which have been helpful, but I still can't get my card to work (at all). I feel it is something to with the fact I have an AMD64 machine, and I am also researching this, may ask the ubuntu people for help. When I try to install the driver, an error occurs - it can't copy line 135. Haven't a clue as to how or why this error is. When I check to see if the driver's installed (using ndiswrapper), it says bcmwl5 is installed but invalid. (I have a belkin high speed wireless card with BCM4306 chipset). It would probably be best to start a new thread in relation to this problem.
 
Old 09-21-2006, 10:17 AM   #22
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Completely agree that the link was not exactly what you are looking for. HOWEVER it gives you a good idea on what you should do your yourself. Example from that link you should have been able to derive what you need (make your partition layout according to your needs).

I agree doing the whole re-install is a pain but it is the easy way of doing the partitioning as you won't have to install the extra software and read a bunch of forums or notes on how to resize partitions (although this would be good to know for future resizing of disk space)

As for your wirelss I would start another thread. Like I said I have not played around with the wireless NIC cards in Linux. Good luck to you!
 
  


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