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    [ubuntu] Re: Partitions on Windows 8.1 Hard Disk

    Sorry, some doubts.


    I'm thinking about shrinking the Primary Windows Partition (#4) to make about 200GB available for Ubuntu. I was wondering if a 20GB Linux root partition is good or is too...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Partitions on Windows 8.1 Hard Disk

    Thanks for the suggestions. I read carefully some articles but I'm not an expert so I'm rather confused. Here below you can find the parted and gdisk command outputs (there is also an USB Flash drive...
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    [ubuntu] Partitions on Windows 8.1 Hard Disk

    Hi all,
    I would like to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my HP Pavillion laptop alongside Windows 8.1. I'm ready to start with a freshly burned DVD but I'd like to know your opinion about partition...
  4. Re: Acer Travelmate old laptop issue in Shutdown/Restart

    Hi Zorrothustra, no unfortunately no solutions at this time, I still have to power off manually ...
  5. Re: 60GB laptop HDD partitioning strategy before install Lubuntu

    Thanks sudodus for your advice. I will have only Lubuntu installed on this HDD, no Windows at all, so I was wondering if it is better an ext4 file system for the sda6 data partition rather then NTFS....
  6. 60GB laptop HDD partitioning strategy before install Lubuntu

    Hi all, I have an Acer Travelmate 2420 old laptop with a dual boot 60GB HDD (Windows XP and Ubuntu 14.04). It works fine, apart from the well known shutdown problem (the laptop doesn't power off) but...
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    [SOLVED] Second HDD for Linux ...

    Hi coffeecat, I have a second HDD to play with ... it's identical to the first one (60GB) I used recently to successfully install Ubuntu 14.04 along side with Windows XP. It comes from another even...
  8. Re: Acer Travelmate old laptop issue in Shutdown/Restart

    I have also tried changing Wake On Lan bios option but no effects. Any suggestion? At least to correctly reach the 'System halted' message ... thanks
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    [SOLVED] Re: Issue installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop

    Hi, just a question regarding a possible hardware 'upgrade' on my Travelmate ... in case I'll buy a couple of 1GB RAM boards. I'll need to change in some way the Linux-swap partition to the new 2GB...
  10. Acer Travelmate old laptop issue in Shutdown/Restart

    Hi all, I just successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my old Acer Travelmate 2420 laptop alongside Windows XP Home (my thread here). However, I got an issue related to my laptop powering off. Using...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Issue installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop

    Finally, I have a fresh and working Ubuntu system on my little old Acer, now dual boot. Many thanks coffecat for your invaluable realtime support! The only issue I got during the fluent installation...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Issue installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop

    Hi, just partitioned the HDD with Gparted, now it is as follow

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 63 6554519 3277228+ 12 Compaq...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Issue installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop

    With respect to the mounting error I got during the WinPE Rescue CD creation, I found a post in the Macrium forum that reflect the same situation. The problem seems to be the FAT32 old type Windows...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Issue installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop

    Ok, just finished my backup procedure ... two partitions images, one for the main C: (about 9GB compressed) and another one for the original Acer's recovery partition (named PQSERVICE, about 3GB...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Issue installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop

    Last question before making the image on the USB external hard drive. If I click on 'Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows' in Macrium Reflect the dialog...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Issue installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop

    mmmmm ... just tried to explore the newly created DVDs with my USB DVD external drive (it's a Pioneer DVR-111B). The first and third DVDs are correctly accessible (please see attached figs) but the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Issue installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop

    My laptop is DVD drive bootable (I've tested Ubuntu LiveDVD in this way) but not USB. I have an external optical DVD drive and an external (Western Digital) USB HDD also but I don't know if the last...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Issue installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop

    Sorry for the stupid question ... I haven't read nothing about restoring yet. I don't know how the system restore procedure is implemented but, how and when the rescue CD can be replaced by the 3...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Issue installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop

    Just finished to write the System Image with Macrium Reflect subdivided in 3 DVDs. If I understood right this is the only image I need to eventually restore Windows XP. Or do I need to write a...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Issue installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop

    First of all, many thanks to all of you guys for the precious and quick help and it is rewarding to have to deal with so enthusiastic friends. I'm 50 years old and in fact not completely new to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Issue installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop

    Hello, I'm back ...
    The `Check disc for defects` give me `no errors found` :p then the `sudo fdisk -l` give me the following:


    Disk /dev/sda: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes
    255 heads, 63...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Issue installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop

    I've already tested the integrity of both the iso images (Ubuntu and Mint) but in Windows with this tool and before burning the DVDs. They was both ok. I'll do the DVD check with the old-style text...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Issue installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop

    Thanks for the quick reply. I've choosed the 'install alongside windows XP ...' option because I want to keep Windows. Tonight I'll do the test you suggest, thanks.
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    [SOLVED] Issue installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop

    Hi all, I'm new here. I've just tried to install Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 on my old laptop but with no success. The liveDVD works well, I've explored some features and functionalities if Ubuntu...
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