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  1. [SOLVED] Re: Installing approach for Dual Boot Wins7 & Ubuntu.

    Well I have "learned a lot" over the past 40 hours trying to make my new Laptop a dual boot. I have succeeded and the computer opens to Linux Ubuntu by default and Windows 7 if directed so.....

    I...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: Installing approach for Dual Boot Wins7 & Ubuntu.

    P.S. I will wait and go have something to eat, so I can see if there are any more suggestions.
  3. [SOLVED] Re: Installing approach for Dual Boot Wins7 & Ubuntu.

    Just to remind all, this cheap (450dollarbestbuy) Toshiba came right out of the box, sealed never opened and with the OEM it just booted right up already loaded, all I had to do is just had to check...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: Installing approach for Dual Boot Wins7 & Ubuntu.

    Thanks for the input people.

    I think I will focus my study to learning how to use the Wins7 partition program and at least shift windows to one end and free up 350 Gigs ( Out of the 500 total) to...
  5. [SOLVED] Re: Installing approach for Dual Boot Wins7 & Ubuntu.

    Since the last post, I have md5sum checked the Ubuntu image and burnt a Grub rescue disk. I am slowly moving along with this partitioning project. I think I will try this with GParted.



    The...
  6. [SOLVED] Installing approach for Dual Boot Wins7 & Ubuntu.

    Recently I purchased a cheap laptop, a Toshiba Satellite C650D that is set up with Windows 7 using a FAT32 file system. (Note: it maybe NTFS32, what ever it is for Windows 7?) This computer comes...
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    [SOLVED] Re: BIOS will not allow boot from CD.

    Yes, I have been burning the CD incorrectly. I used a different program to burn another CD, and now I am able to boot from this latest CD. :popcorn:
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    [SOLVED] Re: BIOS will not allow boot from CD.

    Back once again on this topic. I tried using the Canonical disc (Ubuntu 9.4) and the laptop did boot from this disc using the boot menu (F12) however I was still not able to change the booting order...
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    [SOLVED] Re: BIOS will not allow boot from CD.

    I will try a old Canonical disc (Ubuntu 9.4) I know works and try figure this out tomorrow.
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    [SOLVED] BIOS will not allow boot from CD.

    I just purchased a new Toshiba C650D-008 Laptop. It came with Windows 7 out of the box. I downloaded Ubuntu 10.10, burnt a CD with the intention of partitioning the harddrive to a dual boot. I went...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unknow boot problem.

    The way I installed Ubuntu 9.4 was from a Cannonial supplied disc, I chose to formatte the harddrive removing the winsxp O/S. There is no partition that I now about.
    I do not know what Wubi is or...
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    [ubuntu] Unknow boot problem.

    My old laptop has a broken screen. I tried using an external flat screen and win-xp would not run this screen. This is how I came to learn about Ubuntu. I loaded Ubuntu 9.4 and the computer worked...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Finding the server configuration.

    Thanks for the advice spiky, I had and look at the link, and is helpful.
    It makes wonder if I know what I doing.

    What I am trying to do is download several hundred e-mails in one go from a folder...
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    [ubuntu] Finding the server configuration.

    Hello, I am setting up evolution for the first time.

    I go on-line by using a friends wireless router signal.
    He receives his Internet via satellite, a company called xplore.net.
    He also is not a...
  15. [ubuntu] Error: no such device: Failed to boot default entries.

    I have downloaded 9.10, burnt it to a CD, checked it with the program that came with live cd 9.10, formatted the whole hard-drive for 9.10; However when I reboot I get the following message.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Finding the upgrade link.

    Yes; I have thought about ordering 9.10 and 10.04

    I had a live version of 9.04 however I misplaced it. I had tried it, however it seemed to bloat or bog down this computer, and finely the...
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    [ubuntu] Finding the upgrade link.

    I just loaded an old version, Ubuntu 6.06, after replacing my harddrive. This was the only live disc I have, and I do not have a fast computer.

    I don't have much luck working with mirrors, and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Some sort of Boot Scan

    The reason I want to disable the boot scan is because my hard-drive is on its way out, and the scan repetitively hangs up at the defective point. By chance I was able to re-install ubuntu, however I...
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    [ubuntu] Some sort of Boot Scan

    Periodically on boot up Ubuntu automatically does a disc or hard-drive scan. If one is paying attention, you can skip this process. I would like to know if there is any way to disable this feature?
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    [ubuntu] Re: How & when to use fsck?

    I am going to put this lap-top aside, FOR THE TIME BEING. IF Anyone else out there who wants to make suggestions on how to fix these problems, feel free....
    Please ad to this string at any time in...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How & when to use fsck?

    I cannot seem to find an application called Maintenance Mode. I see instructions for Maintenance Mode in Ubuntu form posted by [ jlyn sept 19th 2007 Re: Getting to Maintenance Mode ]
    however I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How & when to use fsck?

    I can go into my Computer-File Browser, and mount the hard-drive then unmount it, so the hard-drive must be unmounted. The hard drive is unmounted.
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    [ubuntu] Re: How & when to use fsck?

    The desktop must be off the live cd because there is only "install" and "Examples" icons present. If it was the hard drive, I think my desktop would be as I had it set up.
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    [ubuntu] Re: How & when to use fsck?

    YES The desktop that is running off the CD disk. I will try what you say here.
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    [ubuntu] Re: How & when to use fsck?

    Yes I see what you mean about the Error Code 1000-0146

    I had a similar problem with an Acer, except it lost part of the grub, however it behaved the similar to this problem. It was a used lap-top...
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