3 questions

Jay Daniels jaydanie at gmail.com
Sat Jun 20 02:15:52 UTC 2009

Victor Padro wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 8:43 PM, thomas smith <valhalla2100 at comcast.net 
> <mailto:valhalla2100 at comcast.net>> wrote:
>     Hello,
>     I stilkl have a few problems that I hope someone can give me
>     advice on solving.
>     1:
>     I am stuck using the old version (7.x), which was installed by
>     the guy who put the computer together.  He installed VISTA,
>     then Ubuntu.  I have installed version 8.10 several times but I
>     am not able to access the new version.  It goes to the original
>     boot screen where the old version and VISTA options are.
>     How can I get to the newest version (8.10) and then upgrade
>     to 9.xx?. I tried to upgrade from the Ubuntu site but only get
>     error messages such as the files don't exist.
>     2:
>     The image on the screen is so small that its difficult to read
>     the text.  If I recalled the VISTA password I would go to Vista
>     and fiddle with the settings there.  The password was created
>     by the guy who installed it and I don't recall what it was.  He
>     was fired by the store - CompuSave of Lynnwood - for stealing
>     and I can't ask him.
>     3:
>     I am using Evolution for the email.  Figured out how to change
>     the default settings to make the body text larger but subject
>     and header type is still small.
>     How can I fixed these problems?  Would another e/m client be
>     better?
>     Another problem is that I like to save some of the e/m as just
>     text.  What I save is full of HTML codes.  Had this problem with
>     Eudora in Windows but was able to changed the settings to
>     eliminate these.
>     Is there a solution to this problem?
>     Thanks in advance
>     Thomas.
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> First of all, turno off your HTML when you send email to the list please.
> then, read this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes
> I think it's better if you just back your files up and do a fresh 
> install of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS or Ubuntu 9.04, which ever you like.
> you can found the ISO images here:
> http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download
> how to burn the ISO:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto
> Hope it helps

I agree, use either of these and during installation choose use entire 
hard drive for installation and let Ubuntu installer set everything up 
for you, only takes around 15 minutes or so...

Of course some say to install /home on a separate partition but I see no 
need of this.  Just backup your important files to dvd.

Unless you are running Windows 7 RC1 for fun, I don't see any reason to 
keep other versions of Windows on your drive.


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