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Windows 7: Windows 7/Ubuntu 9.10

12 Mar 2010   #11
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Just ran it for the first time... it really is something else. Any tips on where to get drivers? Particularly for my graphics card? And what the chance of my XP/Vista/W7 drivers working?

This is gonna be an AWESOME weekend!!! *rubs hands with glee*


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12 Mar 2010   #12
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

ou can get the drivers for your graphics card from nVidia site itself
Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Type: GeForce
Series: GeForce 8M Series
OS: Linux 32 or 64 bit
Language: English US
The driver download is 22.9 MB

You can check this thread on how to install the drivers
nVidia latest Drivers - How to install - (180.xx - 185.xx - 190.xx) - Ubuntu Forums
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14 Mar 2010   #13
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Thanks
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14 Mar 2010   #14
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

I tried to install it earlier but got a message saying that my entire disk (3 partitions ie. Recovery, C: Windows and D: Data) will be formatted. Not a problem as long as I don't need the recovery partition to put Windows back on later again. Here is what I have:
Windows 7/Ubuntu 9.10-untitled.jpg

So, if I go ahead with this logic suggests to me that should I want to re-install my windows I will have one entire (as in unpartitioned) disk. Is that correct? Is that possible?

The Ubuntu forums isn't getting back to me on stuff. Shame that. Hoping you guys can help.


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14 Mar 2010   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There should be an option during the Ubuntu installer to install into spare space available on your hard drive and run side by side along with Windows.

If you have all of your hard drive space already allocated, that might be the issue. You really need to resize your existing partitions to make some free space for Ubuntu.

Is there any reason why using a VM like VMWare Player or Sun VirtualBox couldn't be used? It really will make some of this first stuff Linux stuff a lot easier without the complexity of setting up dual boots and getting everything working safely.
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20 Mar 2010   #16
RJ12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Also defragmenting your hard drive is a good idea.


RJ
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21 Mar 2010   #17
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Been running 9.10 x64 for a couple of days now and WOW!! What an awesome OS!! Pity about the whole gaming thing but other than that I'm sold (or free'd). Especially once I got my graphics card driver installed it really came alive.

Gotta learn to use the terminal though, so lotsa reading. Also forget downloading and installing drivers manually, rather go via the repository. Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nvidia-vdpau/ppa
sudo apt-get update
I am so impressed. Sorry Microsoft, you can't touch this.
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21 Mar 2010   #18
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigseb View Post

Gotta learn to use the terminal though, so lotsa reading.
And then read some more

Quote:
Also forget downloading and installing drivers manually, rather go via the repository.
The repository is handy, but does not always have the latest apps / drivers / libraries etc.

For that you will still need to download and install manually via the terminal, or add a repository to synaptic.
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21 Mar 2010   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigseb View Post
Been running 9.10 x64 for a couple of days now and WOW!! What an awesome OS!! Pity about the whole gaming thing but other than that I'm sold (or free'd). Especially once I got my graphics card driver installed it really came alive.

Gotta learn to use the terminal though, so lotsa reading. Also forget downloading and installing drivers manually, rather go via the repository. Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nvidia-vdpau/ppa
sudo apt-get update
I am so impressed. Sorry Microsoft, you can't touch this.

Glad your experience is going well. After you spend some time with it and figure out the basics and such, a lot of things simply fall into place.

I certainly do cherish the fact that I don't have to run MS based OS's on all of my computers. I can use Windows on a couple and then run Linux on the others to save some cash and broaden my horizons. Plus, I work with this stuff on a daily basis, so using it continuously only helps me at work.
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21 Mar 2010   #20
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
For that you will still need to download and install manually via the terminal, or add a repository to synaptic.
From what I've found out is that Nvidia writes poor Linux installers. Even with the terminal I couldn't get any installed
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