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mavmic
October 26th, 2013, 11:31 AM
Hello everybody

my hp laptop has radeon ati graphics card (nice) and installing the first versions of ubuntu 12 was a kind of a nightmare. finally a gave up and settled with the 10.04 version which is quite good and very stable although i had my troubles with wireless drivers and audio. i have a dual boot installation with windows 7. my original installation was made with wubi from windows. i know that i could make a fresh installation (erasing everything after saving my data and use wubi again) of ubuntu newest stable version but i would like to ask some questions first :
can an upgrade be done without loosing data from inside ubuntu 10 ( it provides an upgrade to 12.04.03 and i guess then 13.0 will be provided) ? if i choose to upgrade with update manager will i lose my data and applications ?
do these new versions of ubuntu (12.04 , 13) support ati radeon graphics cards or do i have to download the drivers and install them manually as i am doing now ?

i hope i am expressing the above correctly.
Thanks in advance.
Best regards
Mihalis

mrgs
October 26th, 2013, 11:47 AM
Please run

sudo lshw -sanitize > lshw.txt
and post lshw.txt in CODE tags.

mavmic
October 26th, 2013, 11:59 AM
the output file i get

computer
description: Notebook
product: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC
vendor: Hewlett-Packard
version: 058F110000244610000620100
serial: [REMOVED]
width: 64 bits
capabilities: smbios-2.7 dmi-2.7 vsyscall64 vsyscall32
configuration: boot=normal chassis=notebook uuid=B121418C-B896-81F6-1F80-2C27D7ADE4FE
*-core
description: Motherboard
product: 358D
vendor: Hewlett-Packard
physical id: 0
version: 33.12
serial: [REMOVED]
slot: Base Board Chassis Location
*-memory
description: System Memory
physical id: 0
slot: System board or motherboard
size: 6GiB
*-bank:0
description: SODIMM Synchronous 1334 MHz (0.7 ns)
product: M471B5273DH0-CH9
vendor: Samsung
physical id: 0
serial: [REMOVED]
slot: DIMM1
size: 4GiB
width: 8 bits
clock: 1334MHz (0.7ns)
*-bank:1
description: SODIMM Synchronous 1334 MHz (0.7 ns)
product: NT2GC64B88B0NS-CG
vendor: Nanya Technology
physical id: 1
serial: [REMOVED]
slot: DIMM2
size: 2GiB
width: 8 bits
clock: 1334MHz (0.7ns)
*-firmware
description: BIOS
vendor: Hewlett-Packard
physical id: 9
version: F.1C (05/12/2011)
size: 128KiB
capacity: 1984KiB
capabilities: pci upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppynec int13floppytoshiba int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int9keyboard int10video acpi usb
*-cpu
description: CPU
product: AMD A6-3410MX APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 14
bus info: cpu@0
version: AMD A6-3410MX APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
serial: [REMOVED]
slot: Socket FS1
size: 800MHz
capacity: 1600MHz
width: 64 bits
clock: 100MHz
capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp x86-64 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc nonstop_tsc extd_apicid pni monitor cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs skinit wdt arat cpufreq
*-cache:0
description: L1 cache
physical id: 15
slot: L1 Cache
size: 512KiB
capacity: 512KiB
clock: 1GHz (1.0ns)
capabilities: pipeline-burst internal write-back unified
*-cache:1
description: L2 cache
physical id: 16
slot: L2 Cache
size: 4MiB
capacity: 4MiB
clock: 1GHz (1.0ns)
capabilities: pipeline-burst internal write-back unified
*-pci:0
description: Host bridge
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 100
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
configuration: latency=32
*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: ATI Technologies Inc
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm pciexpress msi bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=fglrx_pci latency=0
resources: irq:30 memory:d0000000-dfffffff(prefetchable) ioport:4000(size=256) memory:f0400000-f043ffff
*-multimedia:0
description: Audio device
product: ATI Technologies Inc
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 1.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:01.1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm pciexpress msi bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=0
resources: irq:19 memory:f0444000-f0447fff
*-pci:0
description: PCI bridge
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:24 ioport:3000(size=4096) memory:f0300000-f03fffff ioport:e0000000(size=268435456)
*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: ATI Technologies Inc
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: 00
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm pciexpress msi bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=fglrx_pci latency=0
resources: irq:31 memory:e0000000-efffffff(prefetchable) memory:f0300000-f031ffff ioport:3000(size=256) memory:f0320000-f033ffff(prefetchable)
*-pci:1
description: PCI bridge
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 4
bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:25 ioport:2000(size=4096) ioport:f0000000(size=1048576)
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 06
serial: [REMOVED]
size: 10MB/s
capacity: 1GB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10MB/s
resources: irq:29 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:f0004000-f0004fff(prefetchable) memory:f0000000-f0003fff(prefetchable)
*-pci:2
description: PCI bridge
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 5
bus info: pci@0000:00:05.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:26 memory:f0200000-f02fffff
*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: Broadcom Corporation
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: eth1
version: 01
serial: [REMOVED]
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=5.60.48.36 ip=[REMOVED] latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
resources: irq:17 memory:f0200000-f0203fff
*-pci:3
description: PCI bridge
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 6
bus info: pci@0000:00:06.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:27 memory:f0100000-f01fffff
*-generic UNCLAIMED
product: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:f0100000-f0100fff
*-usb:0
description: USB Controller
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 10
bus info: pci@0000:00:10.0
version: 03
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi msix pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=xhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:18 memory:f0448000-f0449fff
*-usb:1
description: USB Controller
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 10.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:10.1
version: 03
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi msix pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=xhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:17 memory:f044a000-f044bfff
*-storage
description: SATA controller
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 11
bus info: pci@0000:00:11.0
logical name: scsi0
logical name: scsi2
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: storage msi bus_master cap_list emulated
configuration: driver=ahci latency=64
resources: irq:28 ioport:4138(size=8) ioport:414c(size=4) ioport:4130(size=8) ioport:4148(size=4) ioport:4110(size=16) memory:f0450000-f04507ff
*-disk
description: ATA Disk
product: Hitachi HTS54757
vendor: Hitachi
physical id: 0
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: JE4O
serial: [REMOVED]
size: 698GiB (750GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=4f0ec774
*-volume:0
description: Windows NTFS volume
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sda1
logical name: /media/SYSTEM
version: 3.1
serial: [REMOVED]
size: 197MiB
capacity: 199MiB
capabilities: primary bootable ntfs initialized
configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2012-09-18 22:53:43 filesystem=ntfs label=SYSTEM mount.fstype=fuseblk mount.options=rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,g roup_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize= 4096 state=mounted
*-volume:1
description: Windows NTFS volume
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
logical name: /dev/sda2
logical name: /host
version: 3.1
serial: [REMOVED]
size: 582GiB
capacity: 582GiB
capabilities: primary ntfs initialized
configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2012-09-18 21:35:11 filesystem=ntfs mount.fstype=fuseblk mount.options=rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,g roup_id=0,allow_other,blksize=4096 state=mounted
*-volume:2
description: Extended partition
physical id: 3
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,3
logical name: /dev/sda3
size: 116GiB
capacity: 116GiB
capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
*-logicalvolume:0
description: HPFS/NTFS partition
physical id: 5
logical name: /dev/sda5
logical name: /media/LINUX
capacity: 101GiB
configuration: mount.fstype=fuseblk mount.options=rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,g roup_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize= 4096 state=mounted
*-logicalvolume:1
description: HPFS/NTFS partition
physical id: 6
logical name: /dev/sda6
capacity: 14GiB
*-logicalvolume:2
description: W95 FAT32 partition
physical id: 7
logical name: /dev/sda7
capacity: 102MiB
*-cdrom
description: DVD-RAM writer
product: DVD-RAM UJ8B1
vendor: hp
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/cdrw
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/dvdrw
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: H.02
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
*-usb:2
description: USB Controller
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 12
bus info: pci@0000:00:12.0
version: 11
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=32
resources: irq:18 memory:f044f000-f044ffff
*-usb:3
description: USB Controller
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 12.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:12.2
version: 11
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm debug bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=32
resources: irq:17 memory:f044e000-f044e0ff
*-usb:4
description: USB Controller
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 13
bus info: pci@0000:00:13.0
version: 11
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=32
resources: irq:18 memory:f044d000-f044dfff
*-usb:5
description: USB Controller
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 13.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:13.2
version: 11
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm debug bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=32
resources: irq:17 memory:f044c000-f044c0ff
*-serial UNCLAIMED
description: SMBus
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 14
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.0
version: 13
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
configuration: latency=0
*-ide
description: IDE interface
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 14.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.1
version: 40
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ide bus_master
configuration: driver=pata_atiixp latency=32
resources: irq:17 ioport:4128(size=8) ioport:4144(size=4) ioport:4120(size=8) ioport:4140(size=4) ioport:4100(size=16)
*-multimedia:1
description: Audio device
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 14.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.2
version: 01
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=32
resources: irq:16 memory:f0440000-f0443fff
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 14.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.3
version: 11
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: isa bus_master
configuration: latency=0
*-pci:4
description: PCI bridge
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 14.4
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.4
version: 40
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pci bus_master
*-pci:1
description: Host bridge
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 101
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.0
version: 43
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:2
description: Host bridge
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 102
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:3
description: Host bridge
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 103
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.2
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:4
description: Host bridge
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 104
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.3
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:5
description: Host bridge
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 105
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.4
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:6
description: Host bridge
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 106
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.5
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:7
description: Host bridge
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 107
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.6
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:8
description: Host bridge
product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 108
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.7
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz

mrgs
October 27th, 2013, 02:06 AM
You have very powerful hardware and should be able to run any Buntu version without problems.

Wubi is a dead-end, and I recommend 13.10 in a classical dual (or triple) boot. Having two Buntus side by side gives you the option of moving slowly to the new one.

I don't know how support for Radeon graphics is.

fantab
October 27th, 2013, 04:30 AM
my hp laptop has radeon ati graphics card (nice) and installing the first versions of ubuntu 12 was a kind of a nightmare. finally a gave up and settled with the 10.04 version which is quite good and very stable although i had my troubles with wireless drivers and audio. i have a dual boot installation with windows 7. my original installation was made with wubi from windows. i know that i could make a fresh installation (erasing everything after saving my data and use wubi again) of ubuntu newest stable version but i would like to ask some questions first :
can an upgrade be done without loosing data from inside ubuntu 10 ( it provides an upgrade to 12.04.03 and i guess then 13.0 will be provided) ? if i choose to upgrade with update manager will i lose my data and applications ?
do these new versions of ubuntu (12.04 , 13) support ati radeon graphics cards or do i have to download the drivers and install them manually as i am doing now ?

Like mrgs said, "Wubi is a dead-end". You have to do a 'true' dual boot, that is, install Ubuntu separately from Windows to its own dedicated partition as a full install. But first, BACK UP all the important DATA you have saved in Wubi-Ubuntu then Uninstall wubi. (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide#Uninstallation)

Install Ubuntu 13.10. Note that you can have only four Primary Partitions. HP usually has all 4 Primary Partitions used up. So we may have to delete any one partition and create an Extended Partition. If you are unsure, post the output of the following commands from Ubuntu's Terminal:

sudo fdisk -l
sudo parted -l

mavmic
October 28th, 2013, 12:12 PM
Thank you for your answers.
It is true that i have deleted a partition that hp creates in order to install ubuntu. that is a great problem indeed. i have done this in the past so i know about it . I thank you also for the suggestions, especially booting more than two different systems which i was unaware off. When i first tried to install ubuntu 12 i had a problem with the radeon ati graphics card drivers. i got a black screen but in the background installation was proceeding (i could here the sounds of the login screen). i thought the problem was with the default drivers for ati cards that ubuntu uses. i went with the 10.04 version because it gives you the choice to start in low graphics mode (no black screens there) so i was able to download and install the ati linux graphics drivers and everything worked. Do the new 12.04 and 13.04 versions have such problems with the default ati drivers that ubuntu uses ? Can you start in low graphics mode or black screens appear ? has anyone had such a problem

Best regards

fantab
October 28th, 2013, 12:22 PM
Thank you for your answers.
It is true that i have deleted a partition that hp creates in order to install ubuntu. that is a great problem indeed. i have done this in the past so i know about it . I thank you also for the suggestions, especially booting different systems which i was unaware off. When i first tried to install ubuntu 12 i had a problem with the radeon ati graphics card drivers. i got a black screen but in the background installation was proceeding (i could here the sounds of the login screen). i thought the problem was with the default drivers for ati cards that ubuntu uses. i went with the 10.04 version because it gives you the choice to start in low graphics mode (no black screens there) so i was able to download and install the ati graphics drivers and everything worked. Do the new 12.04 and 13.04 versions have such problems with the default ati drivers that ubuntu uses ? Can you start in low graphics mode or black screens appear ? has anyone had such a problem

Best regards

If you see the 'Black Screen' the use 'NOMODEST (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132)' option.
The problem is not with Linux or Ubuntu, its with 'proprietory' drivers. NOMODESET boots Ubuntu in a "low graphics mode", that is, it uses basic, generic opensource graphic driver.

mavmic
October 28th, 2013, 12:30 PM
Thank you fantab (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=1275004)for your quick replay.
i cannot remember if i even got the screen in your link or it started black. anyway i consider this an option that i will try. i will try to make a third boot with a 13 version. thank you for your suggestions and help. i consider this post is solved
best regards mihalis