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  1. Re: How to partition 128GB SSD (GPT) using Gparted

    I get what you're saying, but I make no apologies for my frustration. There's simply no reason why the installation process should be this difficult! The complete lack of clear documentation...
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    Re: Help with Dual Booting (2 SSDs)

    I figured out that you can only add the boot flag after the partitions have been created (i.e., after applying operations). Anyhow, I followed your instructions exactly and it still didn't work.

    I...
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    Re: Help with Dual Booting (2 SSDs)

    What is a boot flag? And I presume the other partitions (25GB, /Home, etc.) should be "ext4"? Do I have to put a label on them too?
  4. How to partition 128GB SSD (GPT) using Gparted

    I just formatted the SSD as GPT, and I have 119.24GiB of unallocated space. I need SPECIFIC instructions on how to create the various partitions, including how much space to allocate, file...
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    Re: Help with Dual Booting (2 SSDs)

    Sorry, I still don't understand...

    I just formatted the drive as GPT. What in God's name do I do now? I see available space, but I have no idea how to partition the damn thing. Look, all I want...
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    Re: Help with Dual Booting (2 SSDs)

    So, I have to boot into the LiveUSB of Ubuntu, partition the 128GB SSD using Gparted from within the LiveUSB, and then restart the computer back into the LiveUSB of Ubuntu, then install as "Something...
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    Re: Help with Dual Booting (2 SSDs)

    So if I understand this correctly, I need to format the 128GB SSD so that it is partitioned using GPT and not MBR. To do this, I need to create a LiveUSB of Ubuntu 12.04, making sure that the system...
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    Re: Help with Dual Booting (2 SSDs)

    bump?
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    Re: Help with Dual Booting (2 SSDs)

    I'm sorry, but I can't understand any of that. It's way too technical and I don't have a background in comp sci. Hell, I don't even know what GRUB and EUFI stand for, or what the basic difference is...
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    Re: Help with Dual Booting (2 SSDs)

    So I tried the grub update, but the output in Terminal made no mention of Windows 8.1. I then used boot repair, selected the recommended settings, and followed the instructions. I still think...
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    Re: Help with Dual Booting (2 SSDs)

    Thanks, I'll give this a shot when I get home from work later tonight.

    Out of curiosity, do you know why Grub isn't recognizing the Win 8.1 drive? I believe I have Win 8.1 installed on sda, a...
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    Re: Help with Dual Booting (2 SSDs)

    Yes, that's exactly right.

    Can you please explain, in idiot-proof terms, how I can manually edit the bootlader files so that it detects Windows 8.1 on SSD#2?
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    Dual Booting (2 SSDs)

    I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a 128GB SSD, and Windows 8.1 on a 256GB SSD. Both operating systems work if I select the correct drive via the BIOS, but the GRUB boot loader for Ubuntu (or whatever it's...
  14. Re: Unable to locate package? Need help installing PS3 Media Server

    Sorry, I'm not the best with computers at all, so this is all foreign to me. After a bit of trial and error, I think I managed to install it manually. God awful menu bar icon, though. Thanks for the...
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    Re: Botched Java Install - Now Stuck

    Never mind, I figured it out (dumb luck). I tried restarting the computer (figured that would end all processes), but that didn't work. I had to delete the lock from from the lib and cache locations,...
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    Botched Java Install - Now Stuck

    I installed Oracle Java 7, only to realize there's a newer Java 8. So, I tried to remove Java 7 and then install Java 8, but I messed up somewhere along the way. I can't figure out how to fully...
  17. Unable to locate package? Need help installing PS3 Media Server

    I can't figure out how to install PS3 Media Server, as I keep getting various errors in Terminal. I also noticed a few errors when I run "sudo apt-get update". I have no idea what these errors mean,...
  18. Re: Ubuntu 13.10 and Razer Deathstalker Keyboard

    Bump?
  19. Ubuntu 13.10 and Razer Deathstalker Keyboard

    I'm a complete beginner, so please go easy..

    I have a Razer Deathstalker keyboard that I normally use to control the volume and brightness level of my monitor. To do this in Windows, I have to...
  20. Can't extract file - Error Setting Owner: Operation Not Permitted

    I'm trying to extract the PS3 Media Server tar.gz file, but I keep getting the same error message of "Error Setting Owner: Operation Not Permitted". I'm running Ubuntu 13.10, which is basically...
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    Elementary over Ubuntu?

    Is it wise for an absolute beginner to use Elementary Luna over the standard Ubuntu 13.10? What would be the risks/downsides?

    I'm a very basic user, so I don't need many advanced features. What I...
  22. Re: Ubuntu 13.10 - GNOME? - so confused with everything!

    Thank you for the clarification. If it's not already painfully obvious, I clearly lack the basic concepts/understanding needed to interpret sound advice.

    In light of this revelation, please allow...
  23. Re: Ubuntu 13.10 - GNOME? - so confused with everything!

    I went to google and searched for screenshots of each of those desktop environments. Based on that, I still much prefer GNOME. It's clean, minimalistic, and very much like OS X. Everything else looks...
  24. Ubuntu 13.10 - GNOME? - so confused with everything!

    Quick Background:
    I absolutely hate Windows, so I want to use Ubuntu as the main OS on my desktop computer. I have a separate SSD for each OS, reserving Windows 8 for work/gaming purposes (and...
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