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  1. #41
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    Re: Installing on old hardware

    OK I've not got there yet. Exciting isn't it.
    After
    sudo mkswap /swap.swap I got setting up swapspace version 1 size = 1048572KB no label, UUID =7b1a56be-a (ETC ETC)

    In the end I got this:

    dev/sda5 partition size 382972 used 27068 priority -1

    Perhaps I should cut and paste? has Idone it twice?

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    Re: Installing on old hardware

    OK I am now doing this on the Lubuntu machine. Here is what I did. Sorry if I messed it up but it will be quicker this way. CRTL C to copy ? and CTRL V to paste ??

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    Re: Installing on old hardware

    Oh this is getting silly. just read how to cut and paste in Linus and it pasted it in terminal and is doing it again. Just tell me how to do it with a mouse It has a wheel !

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    Re: Installing on old hardware

    OK got there in the end I can now copy from here and paste in terminal. How to copy from terminal to here please?

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    Re: Installing on old hardware

    It's gone a bit bad on me ! i think I copied and pasted it all in terminal.

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    Re: Installing on old hardware

    You said "Copy and paste the output from the terminal (hightlight text with mouse -> click click->copy) and paste into your next post".

    I would love to show the mess I've made I am sure you will enjoy it. It did work when I copied into terminal I just cannot copy it from terminal to here.

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    Re: Installing on old hardware

    Hi

    Sorry i was elsewhere on a different thread for a while there.

    You should - it's been a while since i used Lubuntu - be able to copy and paste from the terminal by highlighting the text -> right click ->copy.

    You can check yourself though.

    Code:
    swapon -s
    and look for 2 lines; one that says..

    Code:
    /swap.swap ....
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    Re: Installing on old hardware

    It did work. /swap.swap file 1048572 used 0 priority -2

    Unfortunatly I work shifts and have to get to bed. (I did try Abi Word and it is no better).

    I will be back tomorrow and be warned I am not working on Saturday. Thanks for taking the time to help me this far. I promise I will cut from your commands in future and (when I finally get it to paste here show you what happens)

    Thinks to self "is this really what I meant about wanting to keep it all simple"


    Thanks Mark

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    Re: Installing on old hardware

    Hi

    Normally you just need to enter your login password here. It asks for it whenever you do admin/system related tasks even though you are alredy logged in. I guess its to prevent a passing stranger from messing with you account.

    Roger
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    Asus EeePC 1011PX Cub Linux RC1.0 64 bit (based on 14.04)

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    Re: Installing on old hardware

    I haven't read through all five pages of conversation on this, so sorry if this has already been mentioned.

    I would like to suggest something I normally strongly discourage. If you are using such outdated hardware and if you are planning on not connecting the machine to the internet, I suggest you use an older release of Ubuntu.

    Something much closer to the age of your machine. One of the LTS releases would probably be best, like Dapper or Hardy.

    They can be downloaded at http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases.
    Jane, stop this crazy thing!

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