Thread: Linux install issues
- 10-19-2010, 11:11 PM #1
Linux install issues
Went to install 10.04 from my old disc I had. Got through the formating and such, got to setting up files, and up popped an error message stating that the disc has an error, try to clean it. so it loaded up the "try ubuntu" home screen. and I popped the disc out, cleaned it and so on, clicked on "install" got nothing. tried to restart got nothing. hit the power button on PC, got a black screen w/ a whole lotta error messages(kinda like a logcat for the android guys) and still didnt shut down. had to hold the button to kill it.
restarted went into install ubuntu. but came up the format screen stating i have Win7 and 10.04 already installed, and asked me how I wanted to INSTALL, nothing about fixing, went to custom partitions, tried to re-format the existing ubuntu partitions and said one need Root access. and thats where I left off.
- 10-20-2010, 12:45 AM #2
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- 10-20-2010, 02:27 PM #3
Appreciate it man, but now im trying to figure out how to use the 140GB that ubuntu installed on but errord. Can't afford to lose that much. But from everything I've tried, and gave up on, I have no choice but to reformat..... again.
Well think I got it worked out. Just hqd to click install side by side again, although it read that 10.04 was already on there it seems that it fixed it. Where windows would give a choice to fix or repair, Linux didn't, confused me. But now upgrading to 10.10. Awesome!
Last edited by MotoMudder; 10-20-2010 at 02:27 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
- 10-20-2010, 09:37 PM #4
so, it ddnt install side-by-side Ubuntu, Ubuntu, and windos, but overwrote the existing ubuntu?
- 10-20-2010, 10:28 PM #5
linux (kernal v)
linux (diff kernal)
but going into the file system i didnt lose anything, so other than having an obsolete, most likely not working, OS on there its no big deal.
Im just trying to figure out ADB on linux, as its completely different compared to windows
- 10-20-2010, 10:47 PM #6
well, you could have gone manual, and erased the 140 gb, and used that complete partition. yeah, there are two diff kernels. if you want to remove old kernels, install Ubuntu Tweak. it allows you to tweak a lot of hdden options in ubuntu, including removing cached packages, removing kernels, and config files.
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- 10-21-2010, 10:44 AM #7
I tried to go into manual and delete the partitions, but it seems they didnt delete, maybe I didnt look around enough IDK. I also tried to re-use the existing partitions. It said that I need to specify one with root access.
But either way, I didnt lose anything, and dont have multiple partitions, seems I just have 10.04, and 10.10 on the same partition, because I only have my window's system, and ubuntu system listed under places. Gonna look into ubuntu tweak, but need to really pay attention as Im sure I could screw something up. lol
- 10-21-2010, 11:06 AM #8
lol, you can never screw up linux unless you are su.
- 10-21-2010, 11:24 AM #9
- 10-21-2010, 11:33 AM #10
if you mean auto-login, there is an option. goto System > Administration > Login Screen. You will find lots of interesting things in the System Menu. Take 5 mins for each, and you will have a good system. you cant boot with su access, because, correct me if I am wrong people, su exists only for one command worth. yuor status is elevated to that of a su only for that command which begins with a 'su'. you turn into a normal user once the command finishes. i guess that is one of the idiot-proof measure. but still doesnt prevent idiots liek me from screwing up their system, twice in a while xD
- 10-21-2010, 11:38 AM #11
I have the auto login setup, I just get tired of putting my password in over and over. Kinda BS when Im the system administrator. Yes it is idiot proof and safer, but I should only have to put my password in once.....at startup would be best, and get su for the time Im on.
But I guess I'll deal with that, playing with ubuntu tweaks ATM.
you have any recommendations of settings, or any programs you recommend?
Last edited by MotoMudder; 10-21-2010 at 11:38 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
- 10-21-2010, 12:07 PM #12
i just found OMGubuntu.co.uk. lots of tweaks there. i just installed docky.
sudo apt-get install docky
as you must have guessed, its a dock.
- 10-21-2010, 12:11 PM #13
sudo aptitude install screenlets
- 10-21-2010, 12:14 PM #14
- 10-21-2010, 12:20 PM #15