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    [ubuntu] Re: Creating Dual-boot system

    I'm also confused with gparted... Can all three be primary partitions? What's the purpose of primary partitions and extended partitions?
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    [ubuntu] Creating Dual-boot system

    I'm trying to create a dual boot system. I'm going to make a 20 GB NTFS partition for Win8 and a 6 GB ext4 partiion for Ubuntu. The remaining partition is to be shared between the two OS's. Can I...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: Installing first updates for Ubuntu 12.04. Potential for touchpad problems?

    I'm guessing my unresponsive touchpad problems were caused by running Ubuntu from the flash drive, i.e. "trying it" instead of fully installing it to a flash drive.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual monitor setup on Ubuntu 12.04

    I've tried to fix this myself for the last month or so. It'd be nice if someone would frickin' help. Is this the cause? Does the following info and coding help anyone to figure out a solution?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual monitor setup on Ubuntu 12.04

    Okay, now I'm REALLY confused. Some videos in Firefox will fullscreen in their own monitor, others always go to the laptop monitor.

    Your mouse pointer should tell you which X to click to close the...
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    [ubuntu] Dual monitor setup on Ubuntu 12.04

    I want my computer monitor to be on the left, tv on the right. I want new new windows and apps to load to the left screen. Right now, those are working fine.

    Here's what's not happening right...
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    [other] Use server as hard drive

    Delete thread.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Danger of using Root

    Well, I'm running off of a 32GB flash drive, with no regular hard drive inserted, so all they'll be able to take is Ubuntu and my history and perhaps passwords. If i'm in Root and I install a...
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    [SOLVED] Danger of using Root

    I've been trying to figure out the swap file, and now i'm using firefox on the Root. I've seen posts about the dangers of using root, but can't find any now. Is the danger just that anything I do...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: HP dv7 overheating whenever put in sleep mode!

    Apparently, I'm becoming closer to an Ubuntu expert by the hour. Regarding Ubuntu not being able to come out of sleep mode: I believe sleep mode is not supposed to be a problem for Ubuntu. However,...
  11. Re: Help with making a bootable windows 7 installation usb drive from ubuntu 12.04

    I used NetBootIn for a flash drive. It's quick and painless. Be sure you're not installing it on a public computer as its security settings could prevent a successful install. "Partition outside...
  12. [xubuntu] Re: Shall I put my laptop in the fridge while running make?

    I can't say it's a great idea, but I've done it, but just for a minute or two. Leaving it there for an extended period of time would definitely be a bad idea. Starting out hot and cooling it down...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: HP dv7 overheating whenever put in sleep mode!

    I know I read somewhere on these forums that Ubuntu 12.04 cannot come out of sleep mode, but I suppose I'll leave that to the Ubuntu experts.

    As for the overheating, I have an HP Pavilion dv6...
  14. [SOLVED] Installing first updates for Ubuntu 12.04. Potential for touchpad problems?

    I just installed Ubuntu and ran the first round of updates and rebooted. I'm not having any problems as of yet, but in Googling Ubuntu 12.04 updates, I see a lot of people are having issues. Is...
  15. Re: I wish Forum users would put info in there setting.

    It can't be that difficult to make a questionnaire for users to input their OS and system specs if they choose to put it in their signature right away, and it'd be easy to highlight the sig in red...
  16. Re: I wish Forum users would put info in there setting.

    I just went to the control panel to edit my signature so that all my OS and system specs would be there for every post. I understand it's good to keep people from spamming or putting up malicious...
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    [SOLVED] Re: NEED HELP FAST!!! cant install ubuntu

    GOT UBUNTU WORKING!!! The problem must have been the library computer's security settings.

    1) What I don't understand is, if I can retrieve my files from the HD, why doesn't it boot?

    2) The...
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    [SOLVED] Re: NEED HELP FAST!!! cant install ubuntu

    I'm second-guessing the install settings I used the first time. What specific settings should I be using for NetBootIn?

    Edit: After searching, I think I had the right settings, but how would I be...
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    [SOLVED] Re: NEED HELP FAST!!! cant install ubuntu

    I tried installing it from a public library computer, and because it restricts access to some of the system, I had no choice but to right click and run as admin. When I installed, I remember it...
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    [SOLVED] NEED HELP FAST!!! cant install ubuntu

    i'm using Win7 64-bit
    HP laptop

    Does the laptop need to be working normally before I can install ubuntu? it turns on and goes to a blue background with a moveable mouse pointer, and that's it....
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