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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-30-10 03:46 PM
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Ubuntu 10.10 RC is out
http://releases.ubuntu.com/10.10 /

Just downloaded it and will be putting it on my computer this evening. I've been using the 10.10 beta for what seems like months now.
I have nothing to add other than Ubuntu rules.
I'm anxious to see what the changes is other than shotwell for the photo manager.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-01-10 07:10 AM
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1. Keeps disconnecting my wireless after a few minutes.
A reboot gets me connected but it doesn't last.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-02-10 06:04 AM
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2. My wireless is working fine
I'm new to wireless because of a lighting storm a month or so back that knocked my wired connection out. For some reason the wireless connection still works though and since I use this router (provided to us by our ISP,) out in the shop and over at the kids and the new router they were going to connect in place of this toasted one was so low power as to make it impossible to reach out to either I decided I'd go wireless here in the house too. I see no difference in performance either, where previously I was certain that the wired connection would be better, faster if you will.
I wish I had some answers for you but I don't. Maybe you need to do the updates if you haven't already and if it'll stay online long enough to do that, that is.
So far I'm liking 10.10 well, it seems to be faster, crisper is the word I think more describes it.

All I know for a fact for me is I like Ubuntu much better than I ever did anything microshaft and I'd been with microshaft since dos 3.1. Tried the new windows 7 when it was a free download but it was too much like vista for me so that was when I went to linux and as they say I've not looked back.

Hope you can figure out the problem as if you've used linux before and I think I remember you have then you'll like this new version of ubuntu. methinks
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-02-10 06:16 AM
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3. I think it's a case of a driver issue
The Atheros AR5007 in my laptop disconnects in both Ubuntu and Windows 7. I'm not sure yet if its a ping issue or an IP4/IP6 problem. I cured the problem in 7 by disabling the AR5007 and using an Airlink101 miniUSB Wireless N adapter, but Ubuntu doesn't recognize it, so I'll have to do the Ndiswrapper route.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 02:43 AM
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4. The final version of Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat has been released
http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu

Any suggestions for installing it in a new Mac Pro along side Snow Leopard and Windows XP (and possibly Windows 7) Pro?

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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 12:37 PM
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5. I installed Jaunty on my MacPro several years ago
I suggest you read everything possible before trying anything!

Let me say first, that I did succeed in doing this, and I think I've described what I did accurately in the first thread below: it was a hodge-podge, cobbled from various links, and rEFIt helped, I think

Let me say second, that in mucking around trying to do this I somehow borked some boot stuff on my mac so that the machine had kernel panics and the CD drive didn't work -- so I couldn't recover by booting from the install CD. I spent several hours on the phone with Apple about that. It was fixable, but I had taken a precautionary step in advance that really really helped: months earlier, I had cloned the install CD to a flashdrive and had checked that I could boot from that. Even though my borked system couldn't boot from the CD drive, it could boot from the flashdrive

Let me say third, that last summer I jammed an Ubuntu LiveCD into my MacBook and borked it for a while, as described in the second thread below -- so some care might be warranted

For a while, I had a triple boot OSX, Windows, Ubuntu. But about a month ago, the HD with Ubuntu on it got a "sector size 0" so that's not working anymore

My experience: making my macpro triple boot was a cute fun stunt, but I don't think the benefit was worth the time. If I want some Ubuntu stuff on my mac, I can get much of it simply by running Virtual Box: there's a bit of a learning curve; and there are some limitations -- for example, Virtual Box doesn't have direct access to hardware, and unless your cpu supports nested paging (mine doesn't) you can't run Virtual Box inside Virtual Box -- but I still get reasonably easy access to some useful stuff like unetbootin


Anybody ever try putting ubuntu on a mac?
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Well, I had a bad idea I thought was a good idea (Ubuntu LiveCD in Mac)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

One of my harddrives suddenly has "sector size 0"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

http://www.virtualbox.org/
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 02:56 PM
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6. Thanks!
I got frustrated trying to set up a decent hackintosh using my existing hardware (I have limited skills writing kexts), and therefore decided if I was going to get a new machine a Mac Pro would be the best solution since I do design work and music production in OS X. I need windows for specialized scientific applications that do not work in Linux (no emulators or virtual boxes work for these programs, i.e. ERDAS Imagine). Nevertheless, Linux is my favorite OS, and I really want to make it work on a Mac Pro.

I have borked a few drives over the past year on my PC fooling around with Linux beta and alpha distros, but I expected this. I cannot afford the time to deal with this now, so I need everything to work without borking my OS X and Windows drives.

What if I remove the other hard drives and install Ubuntu on just one drive, or just remove the OS X drive, leaving the Windows drive installed (I can partition this drive for both Windows and Ubuntu, install grub, etc.)? Then re-insert my OS X drive as the primary drive (eventually I will install an SSD as a boot drive, leaving the other as a back-up, and a RAID for two other HDs containing my data). What happens to the EFI/BIOS boot loaders? This is where I lack knowledge though I have searched numerous forums for answers.

Thanks again. :hi:

Btw, I just found this site: http://www.kexts.com

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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 09:53 PM
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7. Dunno. I might clone the primary drive, make sure I had a Time Machine backup
of it, make sure the clone was good, make sure I knew how to restore with Time Machine, and have some various recovery options (e.g. working copy of install disk on thumbdrive) ...
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-25-10 05:47 AM
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8. Installation on a Macpro (Ubuntu.com)
... WARNING: It is important to install the Grub boot loader on the Ubuntu partition (e.g. /dev/sda3), instead of the default disk root ... By default, Ubuntu installs the GRUB boot loader on the disk root (e.g. dev/sda). This does modify the EFI and GUID boot loader, which then potentially removes your Mac OSX boot ... https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacPro
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