[ubuntu-za] Re-installing Feisty

vincent bullet at ballmail.co.za
Fri Sep 19 08:48:41 BST 2008

Calvin David wrote:
> Hi Vincent
>  I am a newbie to Linux but here a few hints and tips:
> NB; try and list your system specs like the processor, memory and if 
> your HD is RAID capable and hot-swappable. Also try the *kubuntu *(KDE 
> not GNOME - You probably know that. The other thing is try and search 
> the web forums  for a list of hardware that is backward compatible 
> with the fiesty distro.
> I have an HP PC running Vista Home Basic(145) on the main  partition 
> and Kubuntu (10GB) on the mnor one (my HDD is 160 GB SATA) and i 
> dual boot using the windows boot manager to opt for the OS of my choice.
> OR get PARTITION MAGIC 8.0 from Powerquest it comes with PQBOOT and 
> BOTMAGIC. Install it, parttion and format your drives and try
> --- On *Wed, 9/17/08, vincent /<bullet at ballmail.co.za>/* wrote:
>     From: vincent <bullet at ballmail.co.za>
>     Subject: [ubuntu-za] Re-installing Feisty
>     To: "Ubuntu Mailing lists" <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
>     Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 12:49 AM
>     Hi Folks,
>     Can anyone please help me with info on re-installing feisty on my 
>     computer - I've just about given up with hardy.It won't recognise my 
>     graphics card & will only display resolutions of 800x600 or 600x400 & 
>     not 1024x768 which is what it should be - Feisty has no trouble with this.
>     Hardy won't allow package manager to open feisty, giving a whole list of 
>     files it say's aren't there, so it would appear that I can't
>     install in 
>     hardy.
>     Should I install in windows, won't I possibly mess up the partition's
>     on 
>     the drive?
>     The other hassle with hardy is that it won't turn off when selecting the 
>     shutdown option & the off button on the case freezes so my only option 
>     here is the reboot button on the case which still work's...so it's into
>     XP,(dual boot sys)& then turn off.
>     I've tried shutdown, going into root & shutdown -h -P - Same story, the
>     screen goes blank & computer keeps running.
>     I've tried re installing hardy, still won't recognise on board graphics
>     card.(S3 Prosavage DDr Microsft)It's defaulted to a "vesa" which
>     only 
>     give the 800 or 600 resolution. Enough now!
>     Please help, I don't want to mess up or corrupt any files & need to
>     know 
>     the correct procedure - Also, will I lose any upgrades done? e.g.. Eye 
>     of gnome, gnome dialup tool,modem driver? Or will they be transferred 
>     over to feisty?
>     Vince
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Hi Calvin,
Thanks for the input - I'll definitely look at partition magic, sound's 
like a good install.
Take Care

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