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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Broadcom 4353 on Dell Studio XPS 1640 running 10.04 frequently disconnects

    not my intention to hijack this thread...however did you (or anyone else) ever get your wireless adapter to work consistently in 10.04? I'm having the same problem with a vostro 3400 using the same...
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    [ubuntu] Re: won't boot without using boot menu

    That was it. Never was a problem before, but for some reason an external hard drive i had connected must have been tripping it up. I removed the usb drive from the boot sequence and everything...
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    [ubuntu] won't boot without using boot menu

    After doing a fresh install of 9.04 along side windows xp, I seem to be having a problem getting Grub to load. When I boot my computer, after the "dell" screen, if I do nothing I get a blank screen...
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    [ubuntu] Re: installation hangs/freezes during partition

    I certianly learned a thing or two. Just frustrating to get to the end of something like this amd not be 100% sure whether it really is a hardware problem or if it was something that ultimately...
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    [ubuntu] Re: installation hangs/freezes during partition

    and look at that, i can't even insert an emoticon properly...
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    [ubuntu] Re: installation hangs/freezes during partition

    well for anyone out there following this thread i am officially giving up. just downloaded and ran killdisk at one more (in hindsight futile) effort to try to erase this disk and make it useable...
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    [ubuntu] Re: installation hangs/freezes during partition

    I ran gparted again trying to format the drive. This time i saved the details (duh) which i obviously should have done and posted here before. Here are the results:

    GParted 0.4.3

    Libparted...
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    [ubuntu] Re: installation hangs/freezes during partition

    No luck with mythubuntu - hangs up formatting the partition for /.

    One development - after what I thought was a failed attempt to format the drive in gparted after a reboot (using live cd) I was...
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    [ubuntu] Re: installation hangs/freezes during partition

    Definately have an intel chip, I just couldn't remember who made the graphics card. Ill give mythbuntu a shot and see what happens!
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    [ubuntu] Re: installation hangs/freezes during partition

    I haven't got to the point of installing a new os yet because I figured it was pointless if the live cd couldn't mount/partition/format the drive. I don't really see what the connection with the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: installation hangs/freezes during partition

    I'm using the 9.04 live cd. It never did finish formatting, so I finally closed it maually this morning. After I stopped it, sdb stopped showing up altogether. I'm sure if I tried a fresh install...
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    [ubuntu] Re: installation hangs/freezes during partition

    another apparent dead end. I got an error message from gparted when it was trying to delete the one of the partitions, but it continued to move on. For about 5 hours its been stuck on the step...
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    [ubuntu] Re: installation hangs/freezes during partition

    Thanks. those are about the partition sizes i had guessed at using before, but its good to see confirmation. Its a 250GB drive so there's plenty of space - i'll probably make /home a little bigger...
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    [ubuntu] Re: installation hangs/freezes during partition

    I'll try another fresh install tonight, although I'm guessing the installer is going to get hung up again during the partitioning/formatting phase, which is what got me here in the first place.
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    [ubuntu] Re: installation hangs/freezes during partition

    No luck. I used gparted to move sdb2 to encompass all of the unallocated space into one big "free space" block. Then i tried to format that chunk to ext3, and got an error. Now gparted doesn't see...
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    [ubuntu] Re: installation hangs/freezes during partition

    still think there is something weird going on. when i run gparted, on sdb there is a section of unallocated space with an error message that gparted doesn't recognize the filesystem at the beginning...
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    [ubuntu] Re: installation hangs/freezes during partition

    Thanks for the suggestion!

    Since my last post, I restored the MBR so i could boot to XP, and attempted to reformat sdb from there. There was a ~9GB partition at the beginning of the disk that...
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    [ubuntu] Re: installation hangs/freezes during partition

    Figured anyone who might know what's going on might ask this, so here's the output from fdisk-l:


    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160000000000 bytes
    255 heads, 63...
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    [all variants] video editing laptop

    Anyone have any recommendations for a linux-friendly, budget-conscious laptop for basic (home movie) video editing? Right now I'm just editing DV, but would like to get something that could handle...
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    [ubuntu] Re: installation hangs/freezes during partition

    Turns out I had a bad memory module, which was probably what was causing the stability issues that prompted me to do a fresh install in the first place. I removed the errant stick but i still have...
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    [ubuntu] Re: installation hangs/freezes during partition

    just finished letting memtest run over night - 80,685,128 errors. I'm guessing that isn't good.
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    [ubuntu] Re: installation hangs/freezes during partition

    ok i'll give that a shot next. i've run hard drive diagnostics and didn't see any issues, and am running a memtest right now.
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    [ubuntu] installation hangs/freezes during partition

    my system was running a little strange after upgrading from 8.10 to 9.04, so i decided to try a fresh install. I dual boot xp and ubuntu, each on a separate internal SATA HDD. when i get to the...
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    [ubuntu] firewire video capture dropping frames

    I'm trying to capture dv video off my panasonic PV-GS320 but keep running into problems after a few seconds. I've tried kino, running out of the terminal as a superuser to allow access to the...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: [SOLVED] serial monkey rt2570 driver in 8.04??

    let's see...its been quite a while, but i'm pretty sure the problem was being caused by the fact that i was running the ubuntu studio flavor of 8.04, and specifically the real-time kernel. I can't...
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