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    [all variants] Copying to new HDD with dd?

    Here's the situation, I have an old SATA1 WD Raptor HDD (74GB @10,000RPM) Here's the fdisk -l output:

    Disk /dev/sda: 74.3 GB, 74355769344 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9039 cylinders
    Units...
  2. Re: A few observations about Linux by a friend of mine - how far do you agree?

    why revive a thread that the OP hasnt posted to in an entire year?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Lightweight Ubuntu version?

    Bah ArchLinux FTW, but I guess the minimal CD is comparable in theory.
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    [all variants] Re: Reformatting a linux box for Windows...

    Perhaps the HDD is SATA? XP has to be hacked to recognize SATA drives, it won't install unless its SP3 or later I believe.
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    [all variants] Re: Webcam 05e3:0503 and F191 (gl860 chip)

    I'm now happily using your driver on a fresh install of ArchLinux. Install was a breeze I just chose "c" and that was it. Works like a charm, thanks again Nol.
  6. Re: So my uncle is starting an internet cafe...

    As for gaming, you won't be able to do much hardcore gaming through a VM or wine/crossover/cedega... newer games wont run well if at all. Sure I play HL2: Source based games fine on wine in DX8 with...
  7. Re: So my uncle is starting an internet cafe...

    If you are going to go as far as having XP in VM's you should probably just go all out and have a dual boot, reason being that you'll spend the same amoutn for the licenses and people can play their...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: New computer, same Hard drive. Graphics problems

    you shouldn't switch the cards unless you feel its necessary they are approximately the same... your real problem is the xorg file being incomplete, the reconfigure command you ran before shouldve...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: New computer, same Hard drive. Graphics problems

    yeah your xorg.conf is screwed up it doesnt even specify a video driver


    sudo aticonfig --initial

    this should fix it let me know if it works I have to go soon. You will need to restart X once...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: New computer, same Hard drive. Graphics problems

    Ok thats an ATI card, since you're new I recommend installing the driver from the repos

    for now install the opensource driver with

    sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-ati

    and/or the...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: New computer, same Hard drive. Graphics problems

    just edit xorg.conf manually, you need to find out what kind of GPU you have in that box.


    lspci | grep VGA
    That will tell you what graphics card you have. You can post that here if you need...
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    Re: Why is my Bandwidth Usage so High?

    Yea HD video are you enemy, that and a crappy bandwidth limit. Depending on the format HD video can eat as much as 4GB per hour or possibly more.
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    Re: Why Linux Will Not Displace Windows...

    Its an old troll post from way back when.
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    Re: Linux Virus: A False Sense Of Security

    I'm going to have to disagree with the OP's argument, not in principal, but in practice.

    1. Linux is far too unstandardized for a wide spread security problem to exist. Simply put, each distro...
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    [ubuntu] Re: CDROMS wont mount Hardy 8.04

    Two entries, I see no mention of CDROM, bbut here they are anyway, it looks like its just the controllers. I have to look in to resetting BIOS as you've mentioned. I don't see though how my IRQ's...
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    [ubuntu] Re: CDROMS wont mount Hardy 8.04

    Unfortunately I'm afraid there is only one IDE connector on this motherboard and the drives are in a Master/Slave setup. The IDE connector is integrated, these drives are rather old I've had them...
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    [ubuntu] Re: CDROMS wont mount Hardy 8.04

    /dev/cdrom and /dev/dvd yeild the same result, I did check BIOS to see if the drives were recognized and you were correct they are not there. But what would cause both drives to die at the same...
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    [ubuntu] CDROMS wont mount Hardy 8.04

    Hey, randomly my CDROM's won't mount. Here's my fstab:

    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc ...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: Defrag MS-Windows partition before installing ubuntu??

    You've already answered your own question. If you already have a partiton set up to install ubuntu on then you don't need to defrag. If you were planning on letting the installer resize your...
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    Re: What ACTUALLY is making Linux bloated?

    Its udev and the kernel me thinks. All the distros have been slowing slightly over time as the kernel advances. udev may be a ubuntu specific reason but not necessarily.
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    Re: What can I get for my old computer?

    If you add a CRT to the deal its gonna be heavy and shipping will cost alot more, so be careful and think it through before you go doing that.
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    Re: What can I get for my old computer?

    Not much i sold a much beefier system on ebay for about $150, but who knows you may get lucky. That celeron is gonna make it even harder to sell to someone who knows what they are doing.
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    Re: linux games dont have any market share?

    the poll is pretty much useless, you are asking the right question in the wrong place... if you ask a bunch of people in a forum you are gonna get a linux tilt because generally linux users cruise...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Overheating Problems Asus C90s Laptop

    So, just incase anyone is interested I have found the "solution".

    Well, I'm not sure how I arrived at the solution, I'm not sure how or why it worked either, I just know it does fix the problem,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Need help faaast!

    Nice try.
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