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Old 01. May 2009, 10:01 AM   #81 (permalink)
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Its a open source product that allows a person to run a OS inside a OS

I used to run windows98 inside windowsxp using virtual desktop. It was slow and clunky and screwed up my partion.

Your mepis OS has its own partition and its totally different than virtual desktop.

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Oh, so the "virtual desktop" you were referring to was using an OS inside another OS, the "virtual desktop" I initially thought you were referring to was those multiple desktops like desktop 1, desktop 2, etc. Sorry for the confusion.

In an unrelated story, I got wine to work, can open some .exe files but not all. That's completely understandable but can wine run .exe files that depends on other .dll files ike Flash 8 (not flash player but the program that creates flash files), Visual Basic 6, notepad++, etc? I've tried Flash 8, it told me there was a problem and prompt me to reinstall. I didn't reinstall, obviously.

The next thing I want to do is get back my old bootloader before reinstalling MEPIS.
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Old 01. May 2009, 02:48 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Did you have the chance to download paragon disk manager 2009?

It has a Boot Repair tool It will or should repair your MBR (master Boot Loader)

You will then need to create the bootsect.lnx as described in my previous post.

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Old 04. May 2009, 10:36 AM   #83 (permalink)
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Sorry for the very late reply, I had some stuff that I need to take care of, and there's that book I need to finish before the library hunts me down for it. Anyways, I didn't get a chance to download paragon disk manager 2009 for I was late by one day (yup, when I read your post, it already expired).

Instead, I found another way to restore MBR. Check the links below.

http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com...out-xp-cd.html
http://www.ambience.sk/fdisk-master-...ilo-fixmbr.php

As for the partition problems, turns out, I can create more logical partitions after creating that primary one from the extended partition using EASEUS, not GParted. Don't know why though. Then, I reinstall or reload (whichever term is more accurate or more preferable) MEPIS.

This time, I install GRUB in the root partition and I've also created a swap and home partition. Installing GRUB in root isn't as hard as I thought, I follow instructions and bootsect.lnx wasn't hard to find (with the help of the find files function). Now, I'm using a dual-boot system with MEPIS as the default OS, mainly because after selecting MEPIS, GRUB will ask you whether you want to boot MEPIS or Windows (again?) so it can be quite annoying sometimes but you can still boot to Windows after mistakingly selecting MEPIS.

Now, I'm off to "playing" with MEPIS again since I have to reconfigure everything and install all the package I need (eg - wine) or want (eg - games).
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Sounds like your off to the races

Have fun with it
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Old 06. May 2009, 11:23 PM   #85 (permalink)
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Hi BK & wdhpr, I have now gone Linux again. Fingers crossed this 64bit works ok as so far its a dream. Sorry what is it. Well I have to confess, not either one you would think off. Sabayon!! Its has plenty to offer and so far very stable. But, I might be tempting fate here, we will see if it lasts the 4 weeks. If it does it will be a miracle. It has some funny way of partitioning I am totally confused and I am hoping that I did it right as it didn't follow the normal rules I use for the other Linux and Unix OS.

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Hi BK & wdhpr, I have now gone Linux again. Fingers crossed this 64bit works ok as so far its a dream. Sorry what is it. Well I have to confess, not either one you would think off. Sabayon!! Its has plenty to offer and so far very stable. But, I might be tempting fate here, we will see if it lasts the 4 weeks. If it does it will be a miracle. It has some funny way of partitioning I am totally confused and I am hoping that I did it right as it didn't follow the normal rules I use for the other Linux and Unix OS.

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Nice to see you back in the game Tony. I never expected you to be using Sabayon though. Although they have a high rank at distrowatch, their minimum system requirement of 512MB RAM and 10GB free space made me remove it from my list mainly because of my low RAM problem. I'd rather not use software whose minimum system requirement matches mine, I'd rather use them if I have the optimum or recommended system requirement.

Speaking of which, I've been thinking, what's next? I've got my own Linux distro, quite happy with it, what do I do from here on out? Try other distros? Stop at MEPIS? Help out others like what wdhpr is doing? Help Tony find a perfect 64bit Linux distro? Continue asking these pointless questions?

Obviously, I'm aiming at Fedora 11 next, I want to see for myself exactly how good it is as people claim it to be. Check this out:

http://www.tuxradar.com/content/how-...t-linux-distro

Fedora is recommended as an everyday Linux.
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Thanks BK, it has a few bugs as the bug box has shown itself a few times. I don't like the package manager as it doesn't give a good enough definition of what the downloads are. But, its behaving itself so as I can use it. Also I seem to have gotten myself hooked on Goo World. Have a look as a demo it is excellent and addictive and silly. My wife doesn't even like the comp games, but even she loves it as there is something addictive about it.

http://www.worldofgoo.com/dl2.php?lk=demo

It came with Sabayon and its also for Windows
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Thanks BK, it has a few bugs as the bug box has shown itself a few times. I don't like the package manager as it doesn't give a good enough definition of what the downloads are. But, its behaving itself so as I can use it. Also I seem to have gotten myself hooked on Goo World. Have a look as a demo it is excellent and addictive and silly. My wife doesn't even like the comp games, but even she loves it as there is something addictive about it.

http://www.worldofgoo.com/dl2.php?lk=demo

It came with Sabayon and its also for Windows
Before I try World of Goo, what's the difference between .tar.gz, .deb and .rpm? I know they're all extensions for installing packages for Linux but how do I know which one's for which? I was going to install it in Windows first but I don't feel like using my XP for the time being, using Linux seems more fun.
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Before I try World of Goo, what's the difference between .tar.gz, .deb and .rpm? I know they're all extensions for installing packages for Linux but how do I know which one's for which? I was going to install it in Windows first but I don't feel like using my XP for the time being, using Linux seems more fun.
Tar.gz is a compression format such as zip. Used to package the source code or software with no installer. Rpm is a installation packager designed for red hat linux, Mandriva and Fedora. Deb is also an installation packager for distro's such as Ubuntu, Debian and my favorite mepis.

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Before I try World of Goo, what's the difference between .tar.gz, .deb and .rpm? I know they're all extensions for installing packages for Linux but how do I know which one's for which? I was going to install it in Windows first but I don't feel like using my XP for the time being, using Linux seems more fun.
You can try it as a Windows demo. Also I suspect you can find it in the packages, be it rpm, or Deb.
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