<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 5/2/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">TheVeech</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
On Wed, 2007-05-02 at 09:39 +0100, Robin Menneer wrote:<br><br>> > grrr...in order to release the old one for Fiesty and me<br>> grrr... As<br>> > the only applications she uses are iphoto (which should come
<br>> ready<br>> > loaded) and Neooffice J (note the J, and is no longer<br>> available on<br>> > the web), this should be a doddle (famous last words ?).<br>><br>> I've got to make the case: if that's all she uses, why are you
<br>> surrendering all that machine for two measly apps?<br>><br>><br>> > She is already using copies of Neooffice J because the<br>> copy she<br>> > currently uses every so often throws a wobbly and she goes
<br>> to a backup<br>> > (& again & again). Then we can clean the Apple Mac rubbish<br>> off the<br>> > HDD and replace with magnificant Ubuntu and its superb<br>
> allied<br>> > software. I need help in deciding how this new 160gb HD fits<br>> in,<br>> > please. I think that you may still require details of my<br>> hardware.
<br>><br>> 160gb?!? That's the first I've heard of a 160gb HDD. Where<br>> has it got<br>> to fit in?<br>><br>> It's frreestanding, self-powered from the USB and runs at 5400 rpm.
<br>> It is about 4" square and about a half inch deep, Simple plug and<br>> play interface with mac, and ought to be the same for Ubuntu.<br><br>Right, I only had time to scan your post last night (and I'll be offline
<br>for much of today). The 160gb WD Passport is the same one I've got<br>(make sure you get a pouch for it - it scratches easily). If you're<br>desktop-bound and don't have to transfer data between machines in
<br>different locations, I'd have recommended for an external drive the WD<br>My Book 500GB USB (not much difference in cost), but, IMHO, the WD<br>Passport is a great piece of kit, especially for laptops and people who
<br>have to be mobile.</blockquote><div><br>Yes, I'll keep it as backup but I would at some time like to have Ubuntu on<br></div>it so that I could plug it into someone else's Windows machine to demonstrate how friendly Ububtu is.
<br><br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">What I'm preparing to do is install Ubuntu on the internal HDD of the<br>machine. If you agree to this, forget all about pendrives and external
<br>HDDs for now. The priority's to get that machine working.<br><br>The WD Passport you might as well use as a backup device and to shift<br>data between machines. Just plug it into the Feisty machine and it<br>should load (mount) straight away. To unload (unmount), I have to input
<br>in Terminal:</blockquote><div><br>For the mac, it is recommended (and works) that the desktop icon is dropped into waste bin.<br></div><br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
sudo umount /dev/sdb1<br><br>If the Passport isn't recognised here, type<br><br>sudo fdisk -l<br><br>and see what device it's called, then change the 'sdb1' bit to whatever<br>it is.<br><br>(there's probably a better fix for this, but I haven't had time to look
<br>for it yet).<br><br>If you really want to, I'm pretty sure you could install a distro on the<br>Passport another time, though.<br><br><br>> And yes, post whatever details you can. Might be an idea to<br>
> ask in a<br>> Mac forum, or on the Ubuntu Mac one for how to do this (output<br>> the<br>> hardware details).<br>><br>> Hardware information<br>><br>> 1.42
GHz PowerPB G4 (1.2),<br>> 512 mb DDR SDRAM<br>> Machine model Powermac 10.1<br>> cache 512 kb<br>> memory 512 mb<br>> Boot ROM version 4.8.914<br>> Disc burner MATSHITA CD RW CW- 8124 Cache 2048 kb<br>
> Display resolution 1152 x 864 @ 75 Hz - ATI Radeon 9200<br>> Printer driver 2.68<br><br>Excellent.<br><br><br>> > What do you want and where do I find it ? Currently my Ububtu<br>> > machine can't print via the Epsom Stylus Photo RX640
<br>> although the mac<br>> > mini does ok - the disc that came with the printer had<br>> apparently not<br>> > heard of Linux.<br><br>Disks that come with hardware are almost always useless for Linux, since
<br>they're usually designed for Windows and Mac users.<br><br><br>> Let's see if we can get it to work then.<br>><br>> Connect the printer to the Ubuntu machine and switch it on.<br>><br>
> System > Administration > Printing<br>><br>> Double click 'New Printer'<br>><br>> and go through the wizard.<br>><br>> If a model is listed that isn't the exact one, don't fret. It
<br>> should<br>> still work, if my experience of Epsom's is anything to go by.<br>><br>> I tried this friendly approach some while age on the compact laptop<br>> wiwthout success. We'll have to have another attempt when the rest is
<br>> loaded on the mac mine.<br><br>No we won't!!! We're getting a system up and running, with a net<br>connection, then it's time for you to consult the net! I'll be there,<br>too (on this list), so if there's something I can help with, I will, but
<br>the specific job is to get the machine functioning enough to let you get<br>out there and find the answers here and elsewhere. I've only got one<br>set of eyeballs (and they're limited by time, too). The greater the
<br>number of people who can see whatever the issue is, specific to your<br>needs and that machine, the better.<br><br>There's still the problem that further down the line you might have<br>issues with this non-Intel Mac, seeing as though official support has
<br>apparently been withdrawn, but I can appreciate the issues involved. I<br>got someone a PC last week and thought about installing Linux on it, but<br>spoke with the people and just left them with Vista (shock horror!). It
<br>was their new, twinky machine, and they wanted to use what they'd paid<br>for on it.</blockquote><div><br>I trust that you pointed out what a bad investment they were making with Vista for the free future updates and virus protection.
<br></div><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">I suspect there's a bit of this involved with your new machine. And why<br>not. It's your machine and it doesn't hurt to try out alternatives,
<br>especially when that alternative's already set up and ready to go.</blockquote><div><br>No. You've got the wrong end of the stick. My missus is happy with her iphoto and Neooffice J because she can handle it and itmeets her needs. We've got The Gimp and Photoshop/Illustrator and have not yet found enough need to spend the time on learning either. About 95% of my need (apart from the net) is met by Open Office and I am keen to keep up to date with it.
<br></div><br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">> Ever thought of a laser printer? I'd never, ever, EVER go<br>
> back to<br>> inkjets.<br>><br>> Yes, but currently beyond ouir pocket for a good colour job.<br><br>Why colour? Monochrome is more cost-effective and there's some good<br>machines out there that won't break the bank (not least because, with
<br>moderate use, the consumables last forever!). I'd only use colour<br>inkjets for 6" x 4" photo printers (but then again I had one of these,<br>used it a few times, and didn't use it again.<br><br>If you could spare a couple of minutes to look at our website
<a href="http://www.cornishhedges.com">www.cornishhedges.com</a>, you will see why colour is a necessary evil for us.</blockquote><div> <br>> Gotta go. Big game tonight.<br></div><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
><br>> Hope you enjoyed your match.<br><br>Superb! Fingers crossed that tonight's game will provide the dream<br>final.<br><br><br>--<br><a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com
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