[ubuntu-uk] HELP-How to formatting my notebook and install Ubuntu

rizzuwan wahid rizzuwan at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 20 01:51:53 GMT 2009

Thanks Mr. Micheal for helping me out.
Really appreciated it.

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Today's Topics:

   1. Re:  Hooking up a machine running Ubuntu to a Mark 1, BT
      HomeHub (Tony Travis)
   2. Re:  HELP-How to formatting my notebook and install Ubuntu
      (Michael Holloway)
   3.  Time for a new graphics card? (Dianne Reuby)
   4. Re:  Java app (FreeMind) installed through Synaptic --    where
      is it? (doug livesey)
   5. Re:  Hooking up a machine running Ubuntu to a Mark    1
      BTHomeHub (Rowan)


Message: 1
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 09:42:59 +0000
From: Tony Travis <a.travis at abdn.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] Hooking up a machine running Ubuntu to a Mark
    1, BT     HomeHub
To: British Ubuntu Talk <ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com>
Message-ID: <499D29A3.3000104 at abdn.ac.uk>
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Rowan wrote:
> well - thank you for all your advice, gentlemen. I shall get back to you
> as soon as I have digested and applied the apprpriate sections of this:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/
> I realise that it would be impractical to provide a printed user manual
> when Ubuntu is constantly evolving,  but the principle "RTFM" should
> still apply, and all new purchasers or users should be directed
> immediately to that site, if they do not know of it, as I did not.
> [...]

Hello, Rowan.

I'm a bit late joining this conversation, but I just want to let you 
know that I have a 'white' BT Home Hub and I can confirm that the 
default network settings on the 'live' Ubuntu booted from the CD work 
fine with the default DHCP settings of the BT Home Hub. You could try 
booting from the Ubuntu 'live' CD (i.e. the desktop install CD) and see 
if the problems you've experienced happen with a 'live' Ubuntu session.

My BT Home Hub has worked perfectly most of the time. However, BT do 
periodically update the firmware remotely. If you interrupt this update 
your Home Hub can be left in an indeterminate state and has to be set 
back to the factory defaults. This happened to me when, late one night, 
my router stopped working because BT were doing an update but I did NOT 
realise what the 'all lights flashing' status meant and switched my Home 
Hub off in the middle of a firmware update resulting in a VSF Home Hub!

Other than that incident, from which I recovered by resetting the 
factory defaults, I've not had any problem with my Home Hub and I've 
connected all sorts to it without touching the configuration myself.


Dr. A.J.Travis, University of Aberdeen, Rowett Institute of Nutrition
and Health, Greenburn Road, Bucksburn, Aberdeen AB21 9SB, Scotland, UK
tel +44(0)1224 712751, fax +44(0)1224 716687, http://www.rowett.ac.uk
mailto:a.travis at abdn.ac.uk, http://bioinformatics.rri.sari.ac.uk/~ajt


Message: 2
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 10:51:12 +0100
From: Michael Holloway <michael at thedarkwinter.com>
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] HELP-How to formatting my notebook and
    install Ubuntu
To: British Ubuntu Talk <ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com>
Message-ID: <1235037072.6206.13.camel at michael-desktop>
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Hi Ruzzuwan

* Before you start, make sure you have backed up any data you wish to
keep. If you are removing your old OS, then EVERYTHING on the hard drive
will be erased! If you are keeping it, then your data should be safe,
however its always a good idea to be sure :)

The easiest way to install is to use the Graphic installation tool on
the CD. Have a look a this link and it shows you all the steps to this
The one section I would like to point out is step 5. If you are going to
delete your old OS, then select "Erase Entire Disc" and it will do the
rest for you. If you wish to keep you current OS, select "Resize".

You will not need any additional drivers (or the driver disc supplied
with your notebook). Ubuntu will detect your hardware and install it
automatically. There is a small chance that a particular piece of
hardware wont "just work", but I suggest you try, and come back here if
you need any further help.

Have fun!


On Wed, 2009-02-18 at 20:55 -0800, rizzuwan wahid wrote:
> To whom it may concern,
> First of all i like to thanks you for sending me a copy of Ubuntu CD.
> I love to install the Ubuntu into my notebook as my OS, but the
> problem is I'm new in this field, I never formatting my notebook
> before, or install new OS into my notebook, I'm still using my OS from
> the day i bought the notebook about a year and half ago, that was
> install by the dealer maybe.
> So the problems are:
> 1. How i want to install my notebook with this Ubuntu.?
> 2. What another driver that i must have for formatting my notebook.?
> 3  What the first step that I've to do until my notebook can operate
> perfectly with Ubuntu?
> 4. Do i still must use at install my chipset, audio, network, and other
> utilities drivers after i install Ubuntu?
>     because from what I've known that all the driver that provided was
> used with Vista or XP OS..
> and I'm using HP Compaq Presario V3658TU with p/n GZ376PA#UUF, 
> Thanks for your cooperation and please guide me, and sorry for the
> inconveniences.


Message: 3
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 10:06:30 +0000
From: Dianne Reuby <pramclub at yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: [ubuntu-uk] Time for a new graphics card?
To: "ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com" <ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com>
Message-ID: <1235037990.5765.41.camel at dianne-desktop>
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I'm running 8.10, and my graphics card is an Nvidia GeForce4 MX440, old
but OK for my needs. I've also been given a Relisys Teo Teco TL766 flat
screen monitor to replace my old CRT.

Up until 8.10 I had full special effects using Compiz. But since 8.10
the driver that Nvidia finally released is just a pain. 

If I have special effects enabled, I don't have any status bars,
min/max/close buttons. Even with effects disabled, I can only have
1024x768. I can change that to  a higher res, but I lose the settings
when I reboot, even after saving the X.org config. Evolution layout
changes every time I reboot. The icons on my panel change position every
time I reboot. Word processing files don't display properly if they have
a lot of formatting - I have to scroll off the screen and back to
display them. There are bits of dialogue and menu boxes left showing
after they're closed. All trivial I know, but it is irritating.

My main PC use is internet, email, word processing, some very basic
photo/graphics editing. So I don't really need a fancy card for games.

But I'm really thinking about getting a new card, and I've been looking
up the various Ubuntu hardware sites. I don't want to buy a card and
then find that the manufacturer hasn't released a decent driver for
Linux. So can I have any recommendations? Should I stick to Nvidia? Do I
need to take the monitor into account?



Message: 4
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 11:22:55 +0000
From: doug livesey <biot023 at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] Java app (FreeMind) installed through
    Synaptic --    where is it?
To: British Ubuntu Talk <ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com>
    <50873a360902190322j2d84fce6ma267f9b12f29f4c3 at mail.gmail.com>
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Cheers, that found it.
Can anyone advise me on how to get it into applications & Gnome-do?

2009/2/18 Ron Rhodes <owdronrhodes at tiscali.co.uk>

> doug livesey wrote:
> > Hi, I've installed the app FreeMind through Synaptic, so that should be
> all
> > good & canonical.
> > However, I can't seem to find it in either the Applications tab or with
> > Gnome-go.
> > (I even tried a restart -- hang up from my M$ days!)
> > Can anyone advise me on where it might be & how maybe I should get the
> > Applications folder & Gnome-go to see it?
> > Thanks very much,
> >    Doug.
> >
> >
> Try Alt+F2 and enter /usr/bin/freemind
> HTH Ron
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Message: 5
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 11:40:25 +0000
From: Rowan <rowan.berkeley at googlemail.com>
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] Hooking up a machine running Ubuntu to a Mark
    1    BTHomeHub
To: British Ubuntu Talk <ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com>
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hello again. I have consulted the manuals online, and it seems all 
routes lead me back to the Network Connections panel, in which the only 
connection I can see, when the Ethernet cable to the BT HomeHub is 
plugged in, is 'Point to Point', and nothing happens when I click it. 
When I tried to connect via a USB port, I saw a button for 'Wired 
Connection' too, but nothing happened when I clicked that either. There 
is also an 'unlock' button, but clicking that makes no difference.

'Enable Networking' is ticked. This is certainly a vital check to make.

I tried typing 'sudo ipconfig' in the terminal and got this:

Link encap: Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask
inet6 addr:: 1/128 Scope: Host
(and then some MTU, Metric, RX packets, TX packets, errors, bytes, etc.)

In other words, no interfaces at all.


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