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    Microsoft threatens software testers

    I wanted to try windows 7 before it was release, to see if it was any better than vista, so i signed up as a software tested and downloaded it. Anyway, long story short - i totally forgot i even...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: external hard drive now 'read only', sudo nautilus doesnt help.

    all good people... sorry for the long delay

    got it fixed. so basically i had a corrupt file or two on my mobile so just did

    sudo fsck -p /dev/sdb

    solved, cheers for the suggestions
  3. [SOLVED] Re: external hard drive now 'read only', sudo nautilus doesnt help.

    didnt work again, tried something but that didnt work either
  4. [SOLVED] Re: external hard drive now 'read only', sudo nautilus doesnt help.

    Unfortunatly i get the same message again. thanks for your help so far, by the way.
  5. [SOLVED] Re: external hard drive now 'read only', sudo nautilus doesnt help.

    my mistake, it was the chown command and i changed all permissions on my entire system to USER.... great fun
  6. [SOLVED] Re: external hard drive now 'read only', sudo nautilus doesnt help.

    no, i think it was just sudo chmod /* or something equally as hideous.

    Dont do it, its not pretty.
  7. [SOLVED] Re: external hard drive now 'read only', sudo nautilus doesnt help.

    didnt quite work, i dont think -w is a command
  8. [SOLVED] Re: external hard drive now 'read only', sudo nautilus doesnt help.

    please expand? last time i used chmod i completely re-wrote every permission on my system and totally destroyed it. I think i need some instructon

    cheers
  9. [SOLVED] Re: external hard drive now 'read only', sudo nautilus doesnt help.

    Note - im pretty sure its '/media/Memory card'
  10. [SOLVED] external hard drive now 'read only', sudo nautilus doesnt help.

    I try and be as descriptive as possible with my titles so it speaks for itself...

    but basically i recently pluged in my mobile to put some more files on it and got the error it was 'read only' so...
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    Last words?

    what would be your last words?


    i think mine would be ...

    "yes, your bum does look big in that..."
  12. Re: Making a C:\ drive for Wine on an external hdd. Error message 'unable to accept..

    thanks for the help. I didnt know files had to be in a perticualar folder, so that is probably the problem.

    I cant move any data, its bare bones as it is, so i really need a way to create another...
  13. Making a C:\ drive for Wine on an external hdd. Error message 'unable to accept...'

    I try and be as descriptive as i can with my titles so basically as written above i am trying to create a bigger drive to install programs to via Wine, due to the current C drive running out of room....
  14. [ubuntu] Re: converting a .bin to .iso, command not working, alternatives?

    new problem - converting/mounting or extracting a .isz file?
  15. [ubuntu] Re: converting a .bin to .iso, command not working, alternatives?

    alls good, i ended up using AcetoneISO from http://sourceforge.net/projects/acetoneiso2/files/AcetoneISO/AcetoneISO2%202.0.2/acetoneiso2_20080508-1_i386.deb/download

    mounts .bin and .iso and does...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: converting a .bin to .iso, command not working, alternatives?

    wait, is this due to the fact that i located the hdd as /media/680gb and not /dev/sdb...?
  17. [ubuntu] converting a .bin/.isz to .iso, alternatives?

    Skip this section, solved - read post 3 for solution. New problem under -------

    Hi, i need to mount a .bin file so have searched how and looks like it needs to be converted to a .iso file first. I...
  18. [all variants] Re: Where can you buy a laptop without microsoft preinstalled?

    cheers for the advice, i hadn't considered second hand but i'll have a good look.

    Heres what annoys me - i created 2 laptops, 1 with PCspecialist.co.uk and 1 with dell.com/uk . They are both...
  19. [all variants] Re: Where can you buy a laptop without microsoft preinstalled?

    thanks for all the suggestions.

    ebuyer supplies microsoft as standard, all 5 laptops maplins sell come with windows, same again for laptops direct.

    the system 76 website is perfect but there...
  20. [all variants] Where can you buy a laptop without microsoft preinstalled?

    This is driving me crazy! Dell used to sell laptops without windows, but have obviously made a deal with microsoft because its now not an option to have a laptop sold without an operating system.
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: videos don't play fullscreen

    you see i would mark this as solved... but i cant, i dont get the option, its gone :|

    I have like 5 threads all solved, but i cant mark them?? Kind of annoying
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    [ubuntu] Re: videos don't play fullscreen

    Oh my gosh! it WORKS! Thank you so much!

    So can i ask - what is compiz and why have it switched on?
    sorry for the nieve question.
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    [ubuntu] Re: videos don't play fullscreen

    i dont have 'compiz switch' in my synaptic.

    Any other suggestions?
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    [ubuntu] Re: videos don't play fullscreen

    bump'edy bump bump bump!
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    [ubuntu] Re: Completely Wiping A Memory Card?

    yup, cheers.

    I eventually used shred. Takes forever, but works.

    Cheers guys
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