I am just tired of Windows and Mac fanboys.
I like Linux because you can do so much with it, and it is FREE.
However i don't wan't to lose my GMOD and all the other games in my steam.
Buuuut, steam for Linux soon
Still, i don't wan't dualboot.
Good my life is a pain in the
For any desktop use I don't honestly understand the point of linux, you aren't going to be using a third of the features that makes linux great other than "free"
I have Fedora and W7 installed. If I want to "refresh" my W7 install, how would I go about this? If I take the installation W7 CD and select my C partition, it should normally leave the Linux partition unharmed, right (since it's plain invisible to windows)?
And installing Ubuntu requires the same swap partitions as Fedora I guess? (not doing much with Fedora so might as well go back to Ubuntu).
Wow, arguments/discussions because of my opinion?
I just love Linux, even tho' I'm not a pro at terminal etc.
There's also a lot of features that a Linux server doesn't use that a Linux desktop would use. It would be wise to note there's a difference between the two.
Wow, I'm really loving Arch.
Might replace Fedora with it on my crap computer.
So that would result in either everything exploding and screwing up both OS'es or Fedora will just become unbootable, but that's no huge problem since I'm going back to Ubuntu...
It should leave Fedora alone. All you would need to do is go back and reinstall grub to the MBR in order to boot back in.
If i uninstall wubi will windows still boot? Basically need to know if wubi replaces MBR with grub, and if i uninstall will it put MBR back in the event that it does indeed use grub...
Reason I'm uninstalling it is because when i chose to boot from ubuntu on startup it goes to the ubuntu loading screen, then once it's done loading the screen just goes black.
Has anyone tried crunchbang? If so how is it?
Really want to get on with Arch, but on the other hand.
I know very little about linux, so maybe i should really go for a other distro.
Or set it up in virtualbox/vmware so i can practice.
I also said that i should maybe just go for a more self-installing distro.
I like XFCE. And i always used Ubuntu, well apart for a month in Mint.
So Xubuntu could be a choice.
For some reason grub installed onto my live usb instead of on the hard drive.... anyway to fix this? Also can I change the size of the partition I gave it, accidentally fucked it up.
NO clue, I even used the reccomended side by side settings... Idk the command to reinstall grub and idk how to view the name of my hard dive on ubuntu.. I think when I clicked on the advance settings tab during installation i may have changed it....... This never happened when installing on my desktop, but if I don't boot from usb linux wont load and it says that there is an error with a partition then proceeds to boot windows. When I search all the boot folders for grub nothing shows up, but when i search the usb for grub it appears, and i checked the partition to make sure that linux is indeed there, so I'm sur grub did only make it to the usb. D: but yes what's the command and how do i view my hard drive name in ubuntu.
Sorry shitty grammar I'm kinda nervous im going to fuck shit up and I don't have w7 disks. D:
AND ive searched ask ubuntu and it seems no one has asked anything about accidentally installing grub on their live usb, and it seems everyone gives different commands in the terminal for reinstalling it.
Just deleted everything gonna re install, only thing is now on boot up it says that my main partition isnt consistent, then tries to check it but automatically cancels. How do i fix this?
Presumably you get the option during installation. I haven't tried dualbooting crunchbang. If it doesn't provide the option just get a grub installation disk and it should detect everything
Is it worth the time costumizing and building stuff with portage on Gentoo? And does it take much more time than 3-4 hours building almost all the stuff? I might try out Gentoo or Sabayon so I just want to know what to avoid as an experienced Arch user and do the preferred way.
seriously I think the hardest part is manually partitioning your hard disk but that's just as easy if you skim some Arch Wiki pages on the subject beforehand.
Installing Arch is easy, but long.
Hey guys, got a quick question;
What is the most lightweight DE for Arch Linux? Like, something that can be crammed up in a maximum of 1.1 GB (2 GB USB stick, mind you).
Or a 'custom-built' DE with only the things you need, using a WM of your choice.
I've personally done the last thing, I just installed e-svn and just added apps I find myself using a lot - Chrome, Abiword, Audacious, urxvt, wine, etc etc
So, out of LXDE and XFCE, which one has the biggest advantage? I see LXDE has a smaller size, but I've used XFCE on a VM once and liked it, never tried LXDE though.
And what exactly is so hard about the last option? The hardest part might be setting up xinitrc, really..Once you get the WM running, everything else is easy.
You could also try Openbox (requires a decent amount of configuration), awesome (same), or any of the various window managers out there for Linux..
Once I got that all running I just checked the Common Applications page on the Arch wiki for apps to install and went from there. I looked for mostly GTK+ based stuff, since KDE based things pull a bunch of libs and its a waste of space..
e-svn and all its dependencies (excluding Xorg) are only about 25 mb (!)