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Windows 7: Ubuntu 10.04 Final

03 May 2010   #11

Ubuntu 10.04 / virtualbox (windows XP, windows vista 64)

Still no update on any distro for soundcards. I complain about this alot and it is one of my main complaints, I have an Emu-0404 PCI and it just doesn't work with linux. ALSA keeps saying it is supported but it is not.
After many hours spend, my EMU 0404 work fine.

In order to make it work :
- install ubuntu 10.04 (mine is 64 bits)
- go to emu0404 - Documentation Ubuntu Francophone (sorry, french doc) and copy/paste the first script in an executable file (chmod +x)
- launch the script, and when it asks the version of alsa you have, specify 1.0.23. It will install the latest version of alsa drivers, that seem to be ok with EMU 0404 (even if 1.0.15 is supposed to work fine with EMU0404). Rem: don't ask the script to apply the EMU patch.

After that and a reboot, your soundcard will be detected as :
> lspci | grep SB
Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB0400 Audigy2 Value
> cat /proc/asound/modules
0 snd_emu10k

Hope this will help ...
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05 May 2010   #12

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot

Wow, thanks mamac!! I will try it tonight. I have spent so much time trying to get this thing to work. Thanks again.

Plus I just disvovered the "translate with bing" right click option in explorer lol!!

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05 May 2010   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

It's ages now since I tried a linux distro and I found it a bit of a struggle then so I gave up.
I'm now dual booting Vista x64 and W7 HP x64 but I'm finding that I never go into Vista so all I'm doing is updating it every now and then.

However, I find having a dual boot comforting and it has saved my bacon when I made some software screw up and 7 wouldn't boot.
I was able to come onto this forum from Vista and get advice.

So. I was thinking of reformatting the partition Vista is on and putting Lucid Lynx on there instead.

Do people think this is a good idea? Will it be easy? My current Vista partition is 250GB, presumably I could shrink that?

Your thoughts would be welcome:)
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05 May 2010   #14

Windows 7 Home x64

I think having another OS hanging around is a great idea. Ubuntu will install quite easily, to whatever partition you choose. 250gb is more than enough space for it.
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05 May 2010   #15
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit

On my old computer, which had an Athlon 64 3000+ and 2GB RAM, I would use Ubuntu as my everyday OS and dual boot with XP as my secondary in case I needed to run something (prefer it over WINE). However when 7 came out, it became the other way around. I'm using Wubi to install Ubuntu rather than a proper installation because I don't want to partition my hard drive. Works great and runs exactly like the real thing.
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05 May 2010   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thanks for the input guys. At the moment I have 7 on one 1TB drive with no partitions and Vista another 1TB with three partitions- Vista 250GB, Unused space 250GB and a 500GB media store which is getting fuller all the time.
I could attempt a triple boot. Never tried that. Or lose Vista, shrink that partition and gain some more space.

PF. Wouldn't installing it as a Wubi mean that if Windows wouldn't boot neither would Ubuntu?

Thanks again, John:)
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05 May 2010   #17
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit

Nope. Wubi installs Ubuntu into a folder inside Windows, but runs totally separate from Windows, as if it were installed normally in its own partition. You can also uninstall it like you would a normal program from inside Windows's Add/Remove Programs. The only downside to installing Ubuntu through Wubi is that it doesn't support Hibernate, but that's about it.

- Fred
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05 May 2010   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thanks Fred. I could put it both 7 and Vista. Or would that be a bad idea?
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05 May 2010   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

If you haven't seen remastersys on sourceforge, check that out. It allows you to install Ubuntu, make modifications to it, install apps, etc...and then respin your own install ISO with all of your modifications...with our without your personal data files if you wish. So, you get your own custom installer just the way you want it.

The command to backup the system is
sudo remastersys backup filename.iso

If you just want the distro with no personal files, the command is
sudo remastersys dist filename.iso

It couldn't be easier.
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05 May 2010   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thanks pp. I'll check it out tomorrow. Gotta crash now. Working early tomorrow
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