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    Re: Make usb drive for XP install

    After some digging and testing, I have the following. Maybe someone can help to find a way forwards?

    I can create the 128Mb Freedos partition as per instructions. The maximum partition size for...
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    Re: Make usb drive for XP install

    Well, I am not sure if this is a relief or not!:confused:

    I was hoping that I had not just done something stupid, but I still don't have a working boot...

    The idea that the FAT16 cannot see...
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    Re: Make usb drive for XP install

    Addendum
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    I tried again, I now remember what happened. :)

    The boot part works fine. I get a simplified DOS screen with prompt.

    But that's all.

    I cannot find the windows drives...
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    Re: Make usb drive for XP install

    hi,

    sorry for the delay, I have been experimenting.

    The link you gave for Freedos doesnt seem to work - File does not exist. But I managed to find a copy of 128mbdos.img.

    I used your dd...
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    Re: Make usb drive for XP install

    Thx for this. It sounds like the way to go! :-)

    I will try it out and report back.

    It occurs to me that I can create several partitions for each system I want to have available. Is this so?...
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    Re: Make usb drive for XP install

    Since I don't see a section for the making of USB boot disks, I thought this might be the right place for it. It is essentially the ability of Ubuntu to make a boot disk of an unusual type, no?
    ...
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    Re: Make usb drive for XP install

    As the header says, I want to make an usb stick, from which I can install XP (with SATA drivers extra).

    I rarely use Windows, but occasionally I need to use an app that only runs on Windows. So,...
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    Make usb drive for XP install

    I have no Windows machines, and no floppy drives.

    I need to create an USB boot/install drive from either the XP cd or the iso file.

    The additional complication is that I need to include...
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    [ubuntu] Re: No video in Bloomberg, yahoo...

    I installed Opera. Bloomberg now works fine, in opera only .

    Yahoo breakout is not so easy, but kinda works.

    Any idea what is hapening?
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    [ubuntu] No video in Bloomberg, yahoo...

    Hi,

    Until some months ago I was able to watch the video presentations on these financial pages, using Firefox.

    Now none of them will load.

    By turning off all add-ons, I can get the video to...
  11. Thread: Initramfs

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    Initramfs

    LinuxMint 13 xfce

    A new install seems to have gone wrong. Nothing about the install was unusual, but startup with the new O/S is causing trouble.

    The normal startup sequence seems to be...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Gnome 3 - paths on Desktop

    Thx for this. I have carefully noted that this has a solution. And I guess I will try it out later.

    This thread had been out there for ages with no solution, I had given it up as a lost cause.
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    Re: Passwords for admin tasks.

    Yes it is.
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    Passwords for admin tasks.

    I just did a re-install of Mint 13 xfce on a machine that had crashed.

    Everything seemed to go ok. I retained the /home directory and allowed the re-formatting of the root area. Swap was...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Thunar - half installed/uninstalled

    Toz,

    Thank you!

    The latest change seems to do the trick. I havent fully checked it, but everything seems to work now.

    Again, my grateful thanks for your efforts. :)

    May I throw in a...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Thunar - half installed/uninstalled

    Yes it is! :

    xubuntu-dev-xfce-4_10-precise.list
    # deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.10/ubuntu precise main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.10/ubuntu precise...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Thunar - half installed/uninstalled

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    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/local-repository.list contains:

    # deb file:///usr/share/local-repository binary/

    xubuntu-dev-xfce-4_10-precise.list I am not finding. Where please?...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Thunar - half installed/uninstalled

    apt-cache policy thunar-data
    gives:

    thunar-data:
    Installed: 1.4.0-0ubuntu1~ppa1
    Candidate: 1.4.0-0ubuntu1~ppa1
    Version table:
    *** 1.4.0-0ubuntu1~ppa1 0
    100...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Thunar - half installed/uninstalled

    I did not add a repository for Thunar. I just assumed, since it shows in synaptic, it doesnt need a specific addition..

    apt-cache policy thunar returns:

    thunar:

    Installed: (none)
    ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Thunar - half installed/uninstalled

    I did this already. The general drift seems to be; "Don't - just add the prefered one and partly disable Thunar".

    The output:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree ...
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    [SOLVED] Thunar - half installed/uninstalled

    xfce desktop. Mint 13

    On a new install I decided to replace Thunar with PCManfm.

    The latter is working fine, but does not pick up volume instructions, such as empty trash or delete, or even...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Gnome 3 - paths on Desktop

    I gave up and mobed to lxfe.
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    [SOLVED] Gnome 3 - paths on Desktop

    I recently updated and found myself the owner of the Gnome 3 desktop.

    At first everything was fine. And I learned how to customise some features.

    Then, one day I logged in and found the full...
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    [ubuntu] Re: screen view zoom

    The various graphic browser zooms dont work on certain web pages.

    The text zooms ok, but some graphic items do not. I tried extracting these graphics, but that doesnt work either - the copy/paste...
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    [ubuntu] screen view zoom

    Some years back, various linux versions came with a built in <Ctrl> + to get a larger display.

    In those days I had no use for it. Now, on some specific sites, I do have use for it. And it seems...
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