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Windows 7: Help with installing Ubuntu

13 Jul 2010   #21
crossnet

Windows 7
 
 

I agree...linux never rejected by any hard drive and i think also for windows. Most possible is bad download or...the partition have a bad sector..
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14 Jul 2010   #22
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

[QUOTE=pparks1;839555]
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I've not experienced that. to me, it sounds as if your DNS might not be properly setup and thus is cannot resolve names. From a terminal window, you can run commands such as;
ping www.yahoo.com
nslookup {enter} www.yahoo.com {enter}
But if you look at my first screenshot, you can see that "connected" icon that looks like an up arrow and down arrow, suggesting, I did configure my DNS correctly,right???
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14 Jul 2010   #23
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I've not experienced that. to me, it sounds as if your DNS might not be properly setup and thus is cannot resolve names. From a terminal window, you can run commands such as;
ping www.yahoo.com
nslookup {enter} www.yahoo.com {enter}
But if you look at my first screenshot, you can see that "connected" icon that looks like an up arrow and down arrow, suggesting, I did configure my DNS correctly,right???
Not at all. If your connected your connected. DNS simply converts "real names" (ie google.com) into something the computer can read (ie an IP address)

For example, try turning your DNS off and type 66.102.9.103 into a web browser, it will open Google. If you type
Code:
www.google.com
however it will come back in an error

(sorry for the code box, it links it otherwise, I wanted to show the actual address)
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15 Jul 2010   #24
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

I was lucky enough to find the professor who had an Ubuntu ISO, it was burned for me but it was version 9, a step behind the version 10 I have.

It was embedded with Wubi so you can install it whilst you are running Windows, but I did the boot from the CD method, it was so different from the Ubuntu version I have and thank God, it was a successful install this time.

It works fine and I am able to use my printer with it which is very good, considering, I don't have MS Office on Windows but this Ubuntu came with preinstalled Open Office apps.... All I had on Windows are my invincible team up duo of Wordpad and Paint which can still do me so good.

However, I can't use advanced visual settings because I don't have the video card driver installed on Ubuntu and I don't know if my driver CD will work in it or if that will do anything to affect the current video driver that the Windows install provided for Windows 7 which I do not want changed.

I try setting up the Internet on Ubuntu v.9 but I failed all attempts. I was able to make it appear "connected" whilst I was using Ubuntu v.10 and Linux Mint, only that web pages won't load. I did the very same thing I did on Ubuntu v.10 and Linux Mint to configure the connection but it just won't budge or maybe I was just missing up a point cause I am no Ubuntu or network expert.
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15 Jul 2010   #25
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

For your graphics driver, Ubuntu should offer you a propeitary Driver. Just install that, it won't mess with your WIndows install, they are 2 seperate entities.
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15 Jul 2010   #26
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
For your graphics driver, Ubuntu should offer you a propeitary Driver. Just install that, it won't mess with your WIndows install, they are 2 seperate entities.
I tried, but it says "No Proprietary driver detected" or something. I guess, it still relies on an Internet connection to check for driver updates...
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15 Jul 2010   #27
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
For your graphics driver, Ubuntu should offer you a propeitary Driver. Just install that, it won't mess with your WIndows install, they are 2 seperate entities.
I tried, but it says "No Proprietary driver detected" or something. I guess, it still relies on an Internet connection to check for driver updates...
Yes, it gets drivers from the web and does need an Internet connection for that.
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