Disk defragmenting (was "Re: No Sound :(")
blchupin at iinet.net.au
Thu Nov 18 08:49:42 UTC 2010
On 17/11/2010 01:56, Douglas Pollard wrote:
> On 11/15/2010 11:14 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> On 16/11/2010 10:18, Douglas Pollard wrote:
>>> That is very intersting and I had certainly not thought about it in that
>>> light. I am using FAT with the idea that both ubuntu and XP could work
>>> in it. Maybe there is another file type that both can work with?
>> This has already been answered - use NTFS and when you are installing
>> Ubuntu it detects your XP installation and the NTFS file format and
>> automatically installs the NTFS-3g for it.
>>> speed does not matter to me a whole lot but there is an advantge For
>>> Premier if the drive is faster. Of course even in need of
>>> defragmenting the drive is likely much faster than the usb cable It's
>>> running off of, I would guess.
>> If you want a decent, no nonsense, no BS, defragmenter for use with
>> Windows then its O& O Defrag Professional - you'll find it here
>> http://www.oo-software.com/home/en/products/oodefrag/ .
>> As you can see its not a freebie - but worth every cent. It has 8
>> 'defragging' methods.
>> If you do get it, then make sure that you activate the option to check
>> the Windows partition for errors (ie, do chkdsk) and to not defrag the
>> partition if there is an error. Do NOT use the chkdsk option in XP
>> 'Computer' part in START; if you want to use XP itself then use either
>> the Command Line and type in the usual 'chkdsk /f X:' or use the Admin
>> section in the (?)Control Panel (haven't used XP for so long that I have
>> forgotten the names of the bits I am talking about :-) ). However, O&O
>> Defrag won't let a bad partition to be 'defragged'.
> Some things I do to protect the video when using xp is that I try to
> import all video clips from Ubuntu befor I start to work on that video.
> I do not connect xp to the internet and I do not import anything once I
> start to work in video except an ocansional video file that I may find I
> need. I don't defrag I don't run any programs except Premier and
> Photoshop. I have a virus program in xp and I have one in Ubuntu. Video
> files that I might download off the internet are checked twice. I worry
> about corruption in Xp that I might pass onto the fellow doing the final
If you are worried about having to be connected to the internet for
something like O&O Defrag to work, or even some antivirus application,
then don't worrry. While O&O complains that it does not internet access
to check for new versions just simply ignore the "complaint" because O&O
does not go to the internet to check.
And you can use an antivirus program in XP without being connected to
On one of set of HDs using XP I don't have XP accessing the internet.
A friend of mine has a computer with XP (possibly #7 on it by now) which
is not connected to the internet so that his kids don't the system
infected with crap.
> When I send him a file my antivirus checks the file I will be
> sending and he checks it coming into him. Premier is so easily corrupted
> and you can easily ruin several weeks work. He does interactive dvd's
> for college recruting where there are 2 and sometimes 3 dvd's usually in
> hight definition full.
I am kinda lost in all of this......
If you are using Ubuntu to get the original files - but where from?! -
and then transfer them to XP for Premier work then why go thru all this
elaborate virus checking at YOUR end and then at the OTHER end?
I just don't understand...but if you it think it makes you happy and
secure then who am I express an opinion :-) .
A man kept complaining about not having shoes to wear - until he saw a man with no legs.
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