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vtel57

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  • vtel57
    RE: Understanding the disk utility
    A hard disk can ONLY have 4 Primary partitions, one of which can be sub-divided into Extended partitions. From the looks of what you've described, you have: Primary partition 1 - 103 GB - NTFS - VistaOS Primary partition 2 - subdivided into three extended partitions: Extended 1 - 64 GB - NTFS - Data (probably Vista backup or other use) Extended 2 - 85 GB - ext4 - Linux (your Mint installation) Extended 3 - 3.7 GB - swap - for use with Linux Unallocated space - 64 GB - This can be partitioned and used for any purpose you'd like. A common storage partition accessible to both Vista and Mint might come in handy. And as mfillpot says, gparted is a great little application. There is a graphic version (possibly already installed in Mint) in the Mint repos. Luck!
    Link to this post 23 Apr 10

    A hard disk can ONLY have 4 Primary partitions, one of which can be sub-divided into Extended partitions. From the looks of what you've described, you have:

    Primary partition 1 - 103 GB - NTFS - VistaOS

    Primary partition 2 - subdivided into three extended partitions:
    Extended 1 - 64 GB - NTFS - Data (probably Vista backup or other use)
    Extended 2 - 85 GB - ext4 - Linux (your Mint installation)
    Extended 3 - 3.7 GB - swap - for use with Linux

    Unallocated space - 64 GB - This can be partitioned and used for any purpose you'd like. A common storage partition accessible to both Vista and Mint might come in handy.

    And as mfillpot says, gparted is a great little application. There is a graphic version (possibly already installed in Mint) in the Mint repos.

    Luck!

  • vtel57
    RE: Which version to download
    He's installing Debian, from the looks of it. And yes... the AMD64 is the version he wants. :)
    Link to this post 23 Apr 10

    He's installing Debian, from the looks of it. And yes... the AMD64 is the version he wants. :)

  • vtel57
    RE: How To Disable Onboard Graphics For GeForce 8500GT
    Drivers. Drivers. Drivers. Install the Nvidia drivers for your card that are available in the Ubuntu repos. You should be fine after that. I run a similar card on my system, by the way. :)
    Link to this post 01 Apr 10

    Drivers. Drivers. Drivers. Install the Nvidia drivers for your card that are available in the Ubuntu repos. You should be fine after that. I run a similar card on my system, by the way. :)

  • vtel57
    RE: Update ManagerPackage Manager problem please help!
    COOL BEANS, man! Glad you got it working! :) P.S. Relatively new to Linux, Matt? See [url=http://www.linux.com/community/forums?func=view&catid=3&id=2889&limit=6&start=12#5279]THIS[/url] post for some very useful information. Have FUN! :)
    Link to this post 31 Mar 10

    COOL BEANS, man! Glad you got it working! :)

    P.S. Relatively new to Linux, Matt? See THIS post for some very useful information.

    Have FUN! :)

  • vtel57
    RE: Update ManagerPackage Manager problem please help!
    Matt, Please read [url=https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu]HERE[/url] and check your sources. There seems to be some issue with the repository for universe that you're using.
    Link to this post 31 Mar 10

    Matt,

    Please read HERE and check your sources. There seems to be some issue with the repository for universe that you're using.

  • vtel57
    RE: Update ManagerPackage Manager problem please help!
    Hmm... OK. Let's try to remove vlc-nox from your system (in case it is installed incorrectly). At the command line once again (Terminal): [code]$ sudo apt-get remove vlc-nox[/code] Let me know what happens. :)
    Link to this post 31 Mar 10

    Hmm... OK.

    Let's try to remove vlc-nox from your system (in case it is installed incorrectly).

    At the command line once again (Terminal):

    $ sudo apt-get remove vlc-nox

    Let me know what happens. :)

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