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Naw, you don't need that stuff any more. I just got my wifi set up perfectly!!! You do have to make an /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf (rough estimation on location) and stuff. Once that's set up you just add it to your interfaces file and set it to auto/manual.

http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEeePC/HowTo/Wifi

I know it's debian but as far as config editing it should work the same all around. Maybe different locations for the files though.
That page only supports what I said originally, not debunks it.
Please understand what I typed and what you read before posting it as something it's not.
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Will the
GIGABYTE GA-H61M-D2P-B3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 Intel Motherboard (Model:GA-H61M-D2P-B3)
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cpu: e8400
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this setup will run linux lovely
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That page only supports what I said originally, not debunks it.
Please understand what I typed and what you read before posting it as something it's not.
Oh my bad. [forgot] Some punctuation would have been nice though.
Edited by mushroomboy - 7/24/11 at 12:20pm
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Hmm started posting here b/c Pm's got really long. + others can chime in.

Well if you want to move your windows over to the SSD you could, Resize the windows parition to SSD size then use DD-rescue and copy it over to the SSD and then go in through the registry and change the setting to AHCI mode.

^ much hassle if you've never done anything like this before.

Option B: easiest option, reinstall on the SSD from clean start.
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If I want to copy everything from my HDD , but I want to save all the contents on my HDD aside from the windows files how would I do that ?

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Hmm started posting here b/c Pm's got really long. + others can chime in.

Well if you want to move your windows over to the SSD you could, Resize the windows parition to SSD size then use DD-rescue and copy it over to the SSD and then go in through the registry and change the setting to AHCI mode.

^ much hassle if you've never done anything like this before.

Option B: easiest option, reinstall on the SSD from clean start.
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Well you could store all your contents on an external drive somewhere.
Copy and paste them by hand.

I don't think there's any software that i know of out there that copies only your files and not windows files.

If you just copy and paste the windows files onto your SSD your SSD will not boot. It won't contain a MBR - Master boot record.

If you want to clone your windows partition you need to clone it, not copy and paste it.

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Ah some guy told me it was possible to JUST delete your windows files on my current HD , and then install windows on the SSD making the HDD just storage space

Any tips on making sure I don't install a ton of stuff on my SSD like programs and such

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Well you could store all your contents on an external drive somewhere.
Copy and paste them by hand.

I don't think there's any software that i know of out there that copies only your files and not windows files.

If you just copy and paste the windows files onto your SSD your SSD will not boot. It won't contain a MBR - Master boot record.

If you want to clone your windows partition you need to clone it, not copy and paste it.

i hope this helps
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hmm you could do that, but it would get messy..

it would work though
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hmm you could do that, but it would get messy..

it would work though
Yeah I can't think of a way to JUST delete the windows files and I'll probably mess up the MBR or something in the process haha

Also on my current HD after I move all my files I want to keep how would I go about deleting the windows partition I also have a Linux dual boot in there something =\\
Edited by KZISME - 8/4/11 at 12:58pm
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Ah some guy told me it was possible to JUST delete your windows files on my current HD , and then install windows on the SSD making the HDD just storage space

Any tips on making sure I don't install a ton of stuff on my SSD like programs and such
guess you could do it this way...but what files are you trying to move it over. (btw you wouldn't be able to delete the windows directory inside windows, well not easily, as it would still have the same file permissions as your windows install you're in. it will delete some of it, but it would error out on a lot of it, complaining about insufficient permission to complete the action.)

it would just be easier to move over the files you want to keep to another drive/partition, then formatting the old windows partition once done.

as for not cluttering up your ssd, just on a mechanical drive create a "Program Files" folder and install to that each time you install a program that is not needed on a ssd (i'm assuming you got an ssd to run games faster?), on a side note, if you ever reinstall windows, you would need to remove this folder/clear its content at least and reinstall all those programs, as they don't migrate well to new installs, steam games will tho.
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