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  1. What is your favorite gui for linux? (I'm running Ubuntu distro.) I have only used beryll before, and am wondering if anyone likes anything else better. Also, I have seen some linux desktops with app icons floating on a bar at the bottom, similar to macs. How is this done?
  2. Hey, my other thread asks the same questions, but it's become very long and I just need some quick answers that don't require reading the whole thread. I am shooting for 20 GB for linux. However, I was only able to chop off 16 GB from the end of my Windows partition. I chopped 4 GB off from my recovery partition, which is located in front of my windows partition. So, I have 4 GB of unallocated space, followed by my windows partition, which is then followed by the 16 GB of space. How do I combine the spaces? Or, do I need to combine them? I want to make swap, root, and home partitions for linux. How should I do that with my given situation? Also, with 20 GB of space, how much should I give each partition? I know swap should be twice your ram, but I have 2 GB, and am thinking 4 GB is a little much. I don't know how much I need to give root. So, any suggestions?
  3. Ok, I was finally able to shrink my windows partition to get some space for linux. I did it by following the directions laid out on this page: Also, I used PerfectDisk 2008 for my defrager. Now, I have a quick question that is probably dumb. I was able to get 16 GB out of my windows partition. However, I was shooting for 20 GB for my linux partition, so I also shrunk my Dell Recovery partition 4 GB. Now though, the 4 GB and 16 GB unallocated spaces are separated by my windows partition on the hard drive. How do I combine the spaces? Or, do I need to combine them? I want to make swap, root, and home partitions for linux. How should I do that with my given situation? Oh yeah, a couple more dumb questions. With 20 GB of space, how much should I give each partition? I know swap should be twice your ram, but I have 2 GB, and am thinking 4 GB is a little much. I don't know how much I need to give root. So, any suggestions?
  4. I don't think Media Direct has anything to do with it, since the Media Direct partition is separate. I just need a way to figure out how to figure out what is going on with the hard drive. Even if I did not end up using linux, I need to figure out why I cannot resize the partition. Any suggestions?
  5. Hey, I tried using GParted, and I've ran into a problem. When GParted displayed all of my partitions, there was an exclamation point next to my Windows OS NTFS drive, and it would not let my do anything to the partition. It told me there were parts of the partition with multiple references. Also, when I try to have windows check for errors on the drive, it tells me that it cannot perform a check while the drive is in use, and so it has me schedule a check to be performed on the next start up. However, when I start up the computer, no such check occurs. What should I do? I need to shrink my NTFS drive to make room for my linux partitions. I have no idea what to do. Any help would be much appreciated.
  6. Ok thats good to know. Which one is Dell Media Direct though? Is it the 2 GB partition or the 55 MB one? (The 55 MB partition is the first one on the hard drive.) Also, will GParted be able to deal with the problem I am having with my Vista Partition, or is it just going to ignore it and chop off the end of the hard drive, possibly deleting important files?
  7. Well, I actually do not ever use the button, but I read on a website that Dell Media Direct also controls the volume and song navigation buttons on the front of my laptop. Is this true? If not, then I would rather just get rid of Dell Media Direct. Also, my Dell Inspiron E1705's hard drive came partitioned into 4 parts: 80 GB for OS, 10 GB for Recovery, and 2 other partitions that are unnamed. One is 2 GB, and one is 55 MB. One must be Dell Media Direct, but which one is it? Also, what is the other one? Should I get rid of it too, or just let it be?
  8. Hey, I'm trying to shrink my Vista partition, which is 80 GB. I have about 23 GB of unused space, so I want to shrink it to get 20 GB free. When I use Vista's Computer Management to shrink the partition, it tells me I can only shrink 1.6 GB off. In the Windows help window, one of the things that it says is this: "When you shrink a partition, unmovable files (for example, the page file or the shadow copy storage area) are not automatically relocated and you can not decrease the allocated space beyond the point where the unmovable files are located. If you need to shrink the partition further, see move the page file to another disk, delete the stored shadow copies, shrink the volume, and then move the page file back to the disk" Is this probably the cause of my problem? If so, how do I fix it so that I can shrink it?
  9. Alright, thanks for the help so far. I guess my next questions are: 1. Will I be able to run my windows programs fine straight from the ext3 partition if I put them there? 2. I don't exactly know what journaling is. Do I need it? 3. In another forum, I was recently informed that the current version of ubuntu, ver. 7.10, comes with built in NTFS read and write support, so you can still access all of your files on the windows partition. Would it then be more convenient to have a shared partition that is NTFS? Or should I now just shrink my drive, and install linux on the free space, since I should be able to access the files accross the partition? 4. Which virtual environment is considered the best? 5. Why partition if I could run a virtual environment? Thanks in advance for any help!
  10. Hi yall. This is my first post in the Linux Section. I hope yall are able to help answer my (unfortunately) numerous questions! First off, I have tried to learn about Linux before by dual booting XP and Ubuntu 6.10 on my desktop computer. That was a great experience for me. However, that was right before I left for college, and so I wasn't able to learn much before I left with my new laptop. Well, its been over a semester now, and I can't ignore the call of freedom from vista anymore. Unfortunately, I don't know enough about linux to completely get rid of windows just yet. So, I would like to dual boot vista and ubuntu 7.10 on my laptop. I have a Dell Inspiron E1705 with 2GB RAM, 100 GB 7200 RPM HDD, et cetera. However, in researching dual booting on a dell laptop, I've found that Dell's Media Direct button (which enables quick access to your media files) functions as its own OS on the disk, and that it takes some know how to get windows and linux to play nicely on the laptop and maintain the functionality of this button (which I personally don't use, but might in the future). The two best solutions I've found to get everything working on my laptop are the following: However, they do not agree on how to partition the hard drive. One recommends having a shared ext3 partition space for both OSs, while the other doesn't talk about a shared partition at all. In addition, the one that does talk about a shared partition, a comment on the bottom says that a shared NTFS partition would be a better idea. This wouldn't be a big deal at all, except for that, since I've had the laptop a while now, I have quite a few important programs and files that I need to keep. I need to transfer my files temporarily to an external, and be able to bring them back onto my computer after I'm done setting everything up. So, I don't exactly know what to do in order to preserve my files. This brings me to my questions. I should also mention that I would like to use an external hard drive to hold files for both OSs to use, so I do not know if a shared partition would be important for me. 1. If I just copy my hard drive onto an external, and then follow the instructions of the one recommending a shared partition, would I be able to pull all of my files back onto the shared partition? Specifically, since the files and programs were on my windows partition originally, would it be possible to then put them onto the ext3 partition and them work fine? 2. Would a shared NTFS or ext3 partition work better? (I read a shared ext3 partition does not include journaling.) 3. Or, should I just forget about the shared partition and bring all of my displaced files back into a windows partition? I think this would eliminate possible compatibility issues for the files on a shared partition (I'm not sure if compatibility errors exist, though). 4. With an external to share files between the OSs, should I bother with a shared partition? What should I format the external hard drive to for best sharing between the two OSs? I realize these are a lot of questions, and I am sorry i'm a little long winded. I'm just trying to avoid having to clarify myself. Any, and I mean any, help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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