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mfillpot

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    RE: How To Install Software In Linux : An Introduction
    Please do not use this forum as a feed aggregator to drive traffic to your site. We want original text and comments, if you want your articles on this site please use the blog feature. If you want more hits to your website then please use proper Seo methods such as advertising. I will be deleting this post and your other teaser posts as they are not solicited and very close to spam.
    Link to this post 05 Jan

    Please do not use this forum as a feed aggregator to drive traffic to your site. We want original text and comments, if you want your articles on this site please use the blog feature. If you want more hits to your website then please use proper Seo methods such as advertising.

    I will be deleting this post and your other teaser posts as they are not solicited and very close to spam.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Linux on Chromebook
    It sounds like you are running it from the installation medium rather than completing the installation. Can you confirm if you had indeed completed the installation process?
    Link to this post 09 Dec 14

    It sounds like you are running it from the installation medium rather than completing the installation. Can you confirm if you had indeed completed the installation process?

  • mfillpot
    RE: Arch Linux in Virtual Box
    By default, Arch does not setup user accounts. The user must set them themselves and I advise against using videos as tutorial for potentially complicated actions. The wiki provides more than enough information to complete your required action. Last weekend, I performed successful installations of Arch 32-bit and 64-bit in virtualbox using the instructions on the wiki (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/installation_guide) and had no issues. It looks like you missed the step in the wiki installation page labeled "Mount the partitions". If you in fact pre-mounted them under /mnt before running genfstab then, they should be picked up. If the genfstab did not work correctly, then it is easy enough to correct the mount points during installation by manually modifying the fstab file.
    Link to this post 22 Oct 14

    By default, Arch does not setup user accounts. The user must set them themselves and I advise against using videos as tutorial for potentially complicated actions. The wiki provides more than enough information to complete your required action.

    Last weekend, I performed successful installations of Arch 32-bit and 64-bit in virtualbox using the instructions on the wiki (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/installation_guide) and had no issues.

    It looks like you missed the step in the wiki installation page labeled "Mount the partitions". If you in fact pre-mounted them under /mnt before running genfstab then, they should be picked up.

    If the genfstab did not work correctly, then it is easy enough to correct the mount points during installation by manually modifying the fstab file.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Dual Booting
    As far as I know the wubi installer no longer exists, so you will need to shrink some of the partitions on your system to make room for ubuntu to be installed. Lead at least 50GB of unallocated disk space for ubuntu. Once you have space, you can boot from an installation usb of disk image and install in the free space, thee bootloader should automatically load itself for dual booting.
    Link to this post 30 Apr 14

    As far as I know the wubi installer no longer exists, so you will need to shrink some of the partitions on your system to make room for ubuntu to be installed. Lead at least 50GB of unallocated disk space for ubuntu. Once you have space, you can boot from an installation usb of disk image and install in the free space, thee bootloader should automatically load itself for dual booting.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Linuxmint katya live distro/ can't install as i can't make sense of Partition tool/
    You have been in the windows world for far too long, Linux based systems will not install in a fat, ntfs or any other windows based filesystem because they do not support proper simplified permissions. You will need to set the partition(s) to native linux based filesystems such as ext3, ext4, btrfs, resiserfs, etc.. I you want that computer to just contain Ubuntu then I recommend setting up a 8Gb swap partition and a single ext4 filesystem as / (root), that will work for now without having to fight with insufficient partitions. If you want a dual boot system then you would need to shrink the windows partitions, make a fat partition to share data between the two system then setup swap and ext4 partitions for ubuntu. Swap is overflow memory for RAM similar to the paging file in windows except that the size is not dynamic so it will read and write faster and it does not get stored in a partition with data so it will not congest a usable partition.
    Link to this post 27 Apr 14

    You have been in the windows world for far too long, Linux based systems will not install in a fat, ntfs or any other windows based filesystem because they do not support proper simplified permissions. You will need to set the partition(s) to native linux based filesystems such as ext3, ext4, btrfs, resiserfs, etc..

    I you want that computer to just contain Ubuntu then I recommend setting up a 8Gb swap partition and a single ext4 filesystem as / (root), that will work for now without having to fight with insufficient partitions. If you want a dual boot system then you would need to shrink the windows partitions, make a fat partition to share data between the two system then setup swap and ext4 partitions for ubuntu.

    Swap is overflow memory for RAM similar to the paging file in windows except that the size is not dynamic so it will read and write faster and it does not get stored in a partition with data so it will not congest a usable partition.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Linux Store
    First, I highly recommend posting a new topic so that it does not clutter existing posts. 2nd, I cannot talk about that specific motherboard but it is very similar to the one that I am using in my desktop, it is very stable without major hardware issues, the only issue that I have is with the fact that it it will not boot a linux image from a flash drive, it only supports windows based flash drives in the bios, all installations will need to be done from disk.
    Link to this post 27 Apr 14

    First, I highly recommend posting a new topic so that it does not clutter existing posts.

    2nd, I cannot talk about that specific motherboard but it is very similar to the one that I am using in my desktop, it is very stable without major hardware issues, the only issue that I have is with the fact that it it will not boot a linux image from a flash drive, it only supports windows based flash drives in the bios, all installations will need to be done from disk.

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