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Re: Ubuntu Linux by 4llerbuntu(m): 10:38am On Jan 05
cool318:
@4llerbuntu, blackweaver, please a friend of mine is running on Windows 8 but want to port to Linux Mint, and having challenges with his HDD, can he just upgrade with his files intact? Definitely I know the programs must go.


he has to be technically savvy. otherwise, there's no point in attempting this.

ordinarily he should just copy out his files to an external drive, and install the Linux.

But i'm guessing that's not an option,
so he should partition the hard drive in windows 8.


E.G He has one hard drive partition labelled C:/

if he partitions it, it will create another partition D:/ and he will now have C and D partitions

copy the files he wants to keep into the newly created empty partition D:/

Install Linux into the partition C:/ containing windows. Ensure he is careful during installation to not format the whole drive, and to only install Linux in the first partition C:/


After booting Linux successfully, he can then copy the files in D:/ into the partition containing Linux

Then delete/format D:/ and reclaim the space.


If any of this sounds complicated, or difficult he should not attempt it, cos he WILL lose everything on the drive
Re: Ubuntu Linux by cool318(m): 1:39pm On Jan 05
4llerbuntu:



he has to be technically savvy. otherwise, there's no point in attempting this.

ordinarily he should just copy out his files to an external drive, and install the Linux.

But i'm guessing that's not an option,
so he should partition the hard drive in windows 8.


E.G He has one hard drive partition labelled C:/

if he partitions it, it will create another partition D:/ and he will now have C and D partitions

copy the files he wants to keep into the newly created empty partition D:/

Install Linux into the partition C:/ containing windows. Ensure he is careful during installation to not format the whole drive, and to only install Linux in the first partition C:/


After booting Linux successfully, he can then copy the files in D:/ into the partition containing Linux

Then delete/format D:/ and reclaim the space.


If any of this sounds complicated, or difficult he should not attempt it, cos he WILL lose everything on the drive

Thanks greatly, I will surely help him out, I will use Disk Management to shrink the drive.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Nobody: 12:04am On Jan 06
4llerbuntu:


No.

No coreldraw/ photoshop.

There are alternatives but you'll have to learn them, and they may not have all the features you are used to.


There are also ways of running Windows applications on Ubuntu, but being a newbie, the whole setup might be too much for you to handle.


If you really are interested in Ubuntu, Learn how to dualboot it with your current windows. That way you can learn how to use it gradually and see if you'll like it, And also still have your current windows setup for your work.

dualboot ke? let him just run it in virtualbox or vmware. dualbooting is a long thing imho. whener i did that i practicaly never used the other partition
Re: Ubuntu Linux by 4llerbuntu(m): 7:04am On Jan 06
oyb:


dualboot ke? let him just run it in virtualbox or vmware. dualbooting is a long thing imho. whener i did that i practicaly never used the other partition

In my experience, most people don't have machines powerful enough to run VMs properly. And between guest additions etc, setting one up ends up being even more complicated.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Nobody: 7:06am On Jan 06
4llerbuntu:


In my experience, most people don't have machines powerful enough to run VMs properly. And between guest additions etc, setting one up ends up being even more complicated.


Heh. I forgot about Nigerians and cheap, entry level computers. Which they then want to manage for high end stuff.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by vickzdvipe(m): 5:59pm On Jan 06
oyb:


Heh. I forgot about Nigerians and cheap, entry level computers. Which they then want to manage for high end stuff.
It's simply because the country is hard. Oh! One more thing, don't generalize always.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Southboy(m): 8:43pm On Jan 06
Am using an elitebook 8470p core i5 with 8gig ram. I can't install VM on my laptop I need to on something in my Bios. The problem is that I can't access my Bios. Any other way to install Ubuntu with VM?
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Nobody: 2:12am On Jan 07
vickzdvipe:

It's simply because the country is hard. Oh! One more thing, don't generalize always.

actually, i am talking from direct experience

even before now, the standad has always been low powered laptops for most users; either by their choice or by seller ogboju [ a colleague had an i3 with 2gbb of ram that he bought for over 100k; that he was thinking was a good buy]

i am the office go to geek, and one of the things i have done is extensive 3d modelling and architectural visualisation using sketchup. sketchup is very very very easy to learn, and colleagues come all the time saying they want to aso learn 3d modelling. buy their laptops are just too low end.

even my boss [ a man with plenty of dough] was running an i3 laptop with intel graphics. it is only now he is buying a high end device. sometimes it is outright shocking when you meet people who are supposed to be professionals running underpowered laptops with 32 bit windows, 2gb of ram dual cores.

i was supposed to work with a young architect on a pp project. i was telling the guy i would show him some tools he could use to drastically improve his efficiency; he gave me his laptop to set them up and it was 32bit, 2gb ram. i was just looking at the guy. he was running autocad 2008 on his pc, which was the best he could have done under the circumstances. i just gave up. no point.

you will also come across other guys who will by force run vmware on win 7laptops because they are trying to run the legacy engineering apps.
it is not just country, it is also nigerians who think you can always manage everything

well, that and greedy sellers who love to sell rubbish at high prices. it is always best if you have someone abroad, you can buy manufacturer refurb laptops at rock bottom prices

Southboy:
Am using an elitebook 8470p core i5 with 8gig ram. I can't install VM on my laptop I need to on something in my Bios. The problem is that I can't access my Bios. Any other way to install Ubuntu with VM?

what vm software are you running? its older versions that explicitl require that you enable virtualization . the most recent virtualbox doesn't, and i would say the same for vmware player

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Re: Ubuntu Linux by Southboy(m): 1:03pm On Jan 07
oyb:


actually, i am talking from direct experience

even before now, the standad has always been low powered laptops for most users; either by their choice or by seller ogboju [ a colleague had an i3 with 2gbb of ram that he bought for over 100k; that he was thinking was a good buy]

i am the office go to geek, and one of the things i have done is extensive 3d modelling and architectural visualisation using sketchup. sketchup is very very very easy to learn, and colleagues come all the time saying they want to aso learn 3d modelling. buy their laptops are just too low end.

even my boss [ a man with plenty of dough] was running an i3 laptop with intel graphics. it is only now he is buying a high end device. sometimes it is outright shocking when you meet people who are supposed to be professionals running underpowered laptops with 32 bit windows, 2gb of ram dual cores.

i was supposed to work with a young architect on a pp project. i was telling the guy i would show him some tools he could use to drastically improve his efficiency; he gave me his laptop to set them up and it was 32bit, 2gb ram. i was just looking at the guy. he was running autocad 2008 on his pc, which was the best he could have done under the circumstances. i just gave up. no point.

you will also come across other guys who will by force run vmware on win 7laptops because they are trying to run the legacy engineering apps.
it is not just country, it is also nigerians who think you can always manage everything

well, that and greedy sellers who love to sell rubbish at high prices. it is always best if you have someone abroad, you can buy manufacturer refurb laptops at rock bottom prices



what vm software are you running? its older versions that explicitl require that you enable virtualization . the most recent virtualbox doesn't, and i would say the same for vmware player
Thanks bro, will check it out
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Opistorincos(m): 2:59pm On Jan 07
oyb:


actually, i am talking from direct experience

even before now, the standad has always been low powered laptops for most users; either by their choice or by seller ogboju [ a colleague had an i3 with 2gbb of ram that he bought for over 100k; that he was thinking was a good buy]

i am the office go to geek, and one of the things i have done is extensive 3d modelling and architectural visualisation using sketchup. sketchup is very very very easy to learn, and colleagues come all the time saying they want to aso learn 3d modelling. buy their laptops are just too low end.

even my boss [ a man with plenty of dough] was running an i3 laptop with intel graphics. it is only now he is buying a high end device. sometimes it is outright shocking when you meet people who are supposed to be professionals running underpowered laptops with 32 bit windows, 2gb of ram dual cores.

i was supposed to work with a young architect on a pp project. i was telling the guy i would show him some tools he could use to drastically improve his efficiency; he gave me his laptop to set them up and it was 32bit, 2gb ram. i was just looking at the guy. he was running autocad 2008 on his pc, which was the best he could have done under the circumstances. i just gave up. no point.

you will also come across other guys who will by force run vmware on win 7laptops because they are trying to run the legacy engineering apps.
it is not just country, it is also nigerians who think you can always manage everything

well, that and greedy sellers who love to sell rubbish at high prices. it is always best if you have someone abroad, you can buy manufacturer refurb laptops at rock bottom prices



what vm software are you running? its older versions that explicitl require that you enable virtualization . the most recent virtualbox doesn't, and i would say the same for vmware player


Hi bro, i have some questions. I wanna learn 3d modelling, is core i3 plus 8gb ram powerful enough to run the required softwares? The refurbished laptops you talked about, can you point me in the right directions? I need me one
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Nobody: 4:01pm On Jan 07
Opistorincos:



Hi bro, i have some questions. I wanna learn 3d modelling, is core i3 plus 8gb ram powerful enough to run the required softwares? The refurbished laptops you talked about, can you point me in the right directions? I need me one

3d modelling - minimum core i5 [i7 strongly recommended], with nvidia 2gb or better. 8gb ram is entry level these days

that laptop will walk the software, but run it - maybe the smallest basest model - if you start getting ambitious and doing detailed high poly models, you will get frustrated very quickly

as to refurb laptops

https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/outletus/
http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/22/campaigns/outlet



basically just google your preferred model with outlet after eg 'lenovo outlet'

this will take you to their online store where they sell refurb or returned laptops
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Opistorincos(m): 6:42pm On Jan 07
oyb:


3d modelling - minimum core i5 [i7 strongly recommended], with nvidia 2gb or better. 8gb ram is entry level these days

that laptop will walk the software, but run it - maybe the smallest basest model - if you start getting ambitious and doing detailed high poly models, you will get frustrated very quickly

as to refurb laptops

https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/outletus/
http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/22/campaigns/outlet



basically just google your preferred model with outlet after eg 'lenovo outlet'

this will take you to their online store where they sell refurb or returned laptops


Love your sense of humor. I'll def check out the recommendations, thanks a lot
Re: Ubuntu Linux by vickzdvipe(m): 8:31pm On Jan 07
oyb:


actually, i am talking from direct experience

even before now, the standad has always been low powered laptops for most users; either by their choice or by seller ogboju [ a colleague had an i3 with 2gbb of ram that he bought for over 100k; that he was thinking was a good buy]

i am the office go to geek, and one of the things i have done is extensive 3d modelling and architectural visualisation using sketchup. sketchup is very very very easy to learn, and colleagues come all the time saying they want to aso learn 3d modelling. buy their laptops are just too low end.

even my boss [ a man with plenty of dough] was running an i3 laptop with intel graphics. it is only now he is buying a high end device. sometimes it is outright shocking when you meet people who are supposed to be professionals running underpowered laptops with 32 bit windows, 2gb of ram dual cores.

i was supposed to work with a young architect on a pp project. i was telling the guy i would show him some tools he could use to drastically improve his efficiency; he gave me his laptop to set them up and it was 32bit, 2gb ram. i was just looking at the guy. he was running autocad 2008 on his pc, which was the best he could have done under the circumstances. i just gave up. no point.

you will also come across other guys who will by force run vmware on win 7laptops because they are trying to run the legacy engineering apps.
it is not just country, it is also nigerians who think you can always manage everything

well, that and greedy sellers who love to sell rubbish at high prices. it is always best if you have someone abroad, you can buy manufacturer refurb laptops at rock bottom prices



what vm software are you running? its older versions that explicitl require that you enable virtualization . the most recent virtualbox doesn't, and i would say the same for vmware player
Oh I get what you mean and were you are coming from. I use a dell inspiron N4050 which is quite low for modern standard but not willfully cause the RBS ain't there yet. I would never have enough money and still settle for a low end.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Nobody: 5:26am On Jan 08
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Southboy(m): 6:02pm On Jan 14
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Folarinibrahim1(m): 9:46pm On Jan 15
Anyone in ibadan with Linux mint iso?? I'm tired of my windows (I keep getting dlls files missing when working on python). I want to explore the world of Linux but the data size is not smiling. If you are in IB and can send it to me please quote me.

@Barywhyte and the bosses in the house
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Barywhyte(m): 1:31pm On Jan 16
Folarinibrahim1:
Anyone in ibadan with Linux mint iso?? I'm tired of my windows (I keep getting dlls files missing when working on python). I want to explore the world of Linux but the data size is not smiling. If you are in IB and can send it to me please quote me.

@Barywhyte and the bosses in the house

hi bro,
best option is to download latest version from their site, if you want to have a full desktop environment. unfortunately, size keep increasing with each release of new version. I don't use these ISOs anymore though
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Folarinibrahim1(m): 2:48pm On Jan 16
Barywhyte:


hi bro,
best option is to download latest version from their site, if you want to have a full desktop environment. unfortunately, size keep increasing with each release of new version. I don't use these ISOs anymore though
Hmm..... Thanks. The Linux mint xfce is good for a beginner right? I want to use it for programming. Also, will all Ubuntu softwares and commands work perfectly on the Linux mint xfce?
Re: Ubuntu Linux by blackweaver(m): 3:55pm On Jan 16
Folarinibrahim1:
Hmm..... Thanks. The Linux mint xfce is good for a beginner right? I want to use it for programming. Also, will all Ubuntu softwares and commands work perfectly on the Linux mint xfce?

1. Xfce is as good as any other ui, and yes it's less unfamiliar than say gnome3 if you're coming from windows.
2. Yes, mint is compatible with ubuntu and they are more or less the same with minor differences that probably won't matter to you. You can install ubuntu packages on mint. In fact you could alter your software repo to point to ubuntu's repo without any significant repercussions - until you decide to upgrade to another version
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Barywhyte(m): 7:23pm On Jan 16
Folarinibrahim1:
Hmm..... Thanks. The Linux mint xfce is good for a beginner right? I want to use it for programming. Also, will all Ubuntu softwares and commands work perfectly on the Linux mint xfce?

of course both are good for beginners. I mean Ubuntu and mint. They both use dpkg as package manager. So software differences is not a decider. Any desktop environment is fine. xfce, Cinnamon, gnome etc.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Folarinibrahim1(m): 5:04am On Jan 17
Barywhyte:


of course both are good for beginners. I mean Ubuntu and mint. They both use dpkg as package manager. So software differences is not a decider. Any desktop environment is fine. xfce, Cinnamon, gnome etc.
Thank you very much. I really appreciate.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Folarinibrahim1(m): 5:05am On Jan 17
blackweaver:


1. Xfce is as good as any other ui, and yes it's less unfamiliar than say gnome3 if you're coming from windows.
2. Yes, mint is compatible with ubuntu and they are more or less the same with minor differences that probably won't matter to you. You can install ubuntu packages on mint. In fact you could alter your software repo to point to ubuntu's repo without any significant repercussions - until you decide to upgrade to another version
Oh! Good..... Thank you very much.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by theMerovingian: 3:14pm On Jan 19
Arch Linux?
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Solomon27(m): 7:23am On Jan 20
Just installed Ubuntu 16.04.3 linux distro, dual booting with my windows 10.

Kinda cool though.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by AwesomeRomeo: 7:03pm On Jan 25
4llerbuntu:


Does your windows boot with grub or windows bootloader?

If it's windows bootloader, you can simply delete those partitions and reclaim them with disk management tool in windows

Just type 'Disk Management' into start menu search you'll see the app....
Thanks bro.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by MrGoogleHead11(m): 12:04pm On Feb 03
Hey guys I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 as the single op system ( cleared window 10), now the WiFi and bluetooth are bad and also no sound is coming out of the laptop at all.

I'm using HP Pavilion x360 m3 core i3 convertible.

There's no Ethernet port on the laptop and I couldn't get its USB adaptor to connect to internet and perform drivers update, I'm stalk here pls help me.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Solomon27(m): 11:07am On Feb 04
MrGoogleHead11:
Hey guys I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 as the single op system ( cleared window 10), now the WiFi and bluetooth are bad and also no sound is coming out of the laptop at all.

I'm using HP Pavilion x360 m3 core i3 convertible.

There's no Ethernet port on the laptop and I couldn't get its USB adaptor to connect to internet and perform drivers update, I'm stalk here pls help me.


You simply having drivers issues.

You should have partitioned it with windows 10 so as to be sharing the windows 10 drivers.

I partitioned mine. No issue with either bluetooth or wifi.

Go to "softwares and updates" then "additional drivers" if there are drivers available to install.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by blackweaver(m): 1:14pm On Feb 04
MrGoogleHead11:
Hey guys I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 as the single op system ( cleared window 10), now the WiFi and bluetooth are bad and also no sound is coming out of the laptop at all.

I'm using HP Pavilion x360 m3 core i3 convertible.

There's no Ethernet port on the laptop and I couldn't get its USB adaptor to connect to internet and perform drivers update, I'm stalk here pls help me.

You could search jumia/konga if there's any usb ethernet/wifi card or sound card. But i'm really surprised that none of those things are working. Are you sure it isn't a hardware issue?

ok it seems to be a valid issue. Check this link:
www3.hp.com/t5/Business-Notebooks/Linux-driver-for-Hp-pavilion-x360/td-p/6426344">https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-Notebooks/Linux-driver-for-Hp-pavilion-x360/td-p/6426344
Re: Ubuntu Linux by MrGoogleHead11(m): 1:51pm On Feb 05
blackweaver:


You could search jumia/konga if there's any usb ethernet/wifi card or sound card. But i'm really surprised that none of those things are working. Are you sure it isn't a hardware issue?

ok it seems to be a valid issue. Check this link:
www3.hp.com/t5/Business-Notebooks/Linux-driver-for-Hp-pavilion-x360/td-p/6426344">https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-Notebooks/Linux-driver-for-Hp-pavilion-x360/td-p/6426344


Thanks sir, those links are bad.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by MrGoogleHead11(m): 2:00pm On Feb 05
Solomon27:



You simply having drivers issues.

You should have partitioned it with windows 10 so as to be sharing the windows 10 drivers.

I partitioned mine. No issue with either bluetooth or wifi.

Go to "softwares and updates" then "additional drivers" if there are drivers available to install.

I couldn't find any new drivers to install.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by blackweaver(m): 9:11am On Feb 06
MrGoogleHead11:


Thanks sir, those links are bad.

It's just one link:

www3.hp.com/t5/Business-Notebooks/Linux-driver-for-Hp-pavilion-x360/td-p/6426344">https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-Notebooks/Linux-driver-for-Hp-pavilion-x360/td-p/6426344


Copy from the https and paste in your browser url. I don't know why nairaland keeps modifying the url
Re: Ubuntu Linux by MrGoogleHead11(m): 11:52am On Feb 06
Thanks everyone, I upgraded my os version to 17.10, the WiFi and the Bluetooth now work very well, but I'm still having the sound ish.

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