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After using Ubuntu 10.04 I'm clutching at straws to find a reason to use WINDOWS (mah bad XD) anymore. All I really do is use it to game, so I've decided I'm going to wipe my 250 gig drive and make a small linux partition on that, boot to it by default, and then reboot to windows when I find something that won't work in wine or something

Quick question: is there any easy way I can move accross all my apps and settings from my laptop running 10.04 to this machine? I know if I take my home folder accross that will be most of my settings, but what about all the programs I've downloaded?
Edited by biltong - 7/25/11 at 7:00am
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You don't need linux but you want to install linux?
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I want it for mumble/web browsing/downloading/anything not related to gaming.

Oh and what driver should I be using for my 460? Proprietary nvidia or the new noveau(spelling?) driver?
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I want it for mumble/web browsing/downloading/anything not related to gaming.

Oh and what driver should I be using for my 460? Proprietary nvidia or the new noveau(spelling?) driver?
OOOOOOOOOOOK Cause your first post was misleading. "clutching at straws to find a reason to use linux anymore" - I would take that as your having a hard time to find a reason to use linux, I'm guessing you don't naturally speak English. =P I figured that but it just threw me off.

If your using either AMD/Nvidia use their proprietary drivers, unless it's way old.

If you want to move all your program settings/data all you have to do is set up linux exactly as you have it now (at least install what you want, nothing else matters). Move everything in your ~/ directory (user directory/home dir). Include all your .* files/folders, that has your config settings. If you don't install a program and still copy it's config files over, don't worry that will just get ignored.
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Hoe lus is ek now vir biltong...
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OOOOOOOOOOOK Cause your first post was misleading. "clutching at straws to find a reason to use linux anymore" - I would take that as your having a hard time to find a reason to use linux, I'm guessing you don't naturally speak English. =P I figured that but it just threw me off.

If your using either AMD/Nvidia use their proprietary drivers, unless it's way old.

If you want to move all your program settings/data all you have to do is set up linux exactly as you have it now (at least install what you want, nothing else matters). Move everything in your ~/ directory (user directory/home dir). Include all your .* files/folders, that has your config settings. If you don't install a program and still copy it's config files over, don't worry that will just get ignored.
As a matter of fact, that's a typo That was meant to say "I'm clutching at straws when finding a reason to use windows. English is my native language BTW I just tend to fail at it sometimes, especially since I typed that at near midnight last night

So I get I can take my ~/ folder accross, but what about the actual binaries etc. from the installed applications? I don't really want to have to redownload everything considering bandwidth is a luxury here.

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Hoe lus is ek now vir biltong...

Go get some!

EDIT: I booted to 10.04 64bit on my sig rig and gparted won't let me resize my ntfs partition on my 250gb drive. Is there any reason for that? It has a few bad sectors on it if that changes anything, the number of them was going up for a while but then stopped about 3 months ago and the drive has been fine ever since. Otherwise I'll just ditch everything I don't need and back up what I do and reformat. That's probably a better idea anyway.
Edited by biltong - 7/25/11 at 7:04am
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http://www.overclock.net/linux-unix/...bly-other.html

you could back up your install on your laptop with one of these guides in the link, and then transfer the tar over to a usb thumb drive or something, and decompress it on the other machine using a livecd, you will need to manually install grub, which isn't a huge deal, actually quite easy from a ubuntu livecd.

as for your HDD woes, you could always try to blank out all the partitions, and start from scratch, as for having bad sectors...might cause more problems.
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All sorted, I had a major scare when I realised I installed GRUB over my windows 7 boot loader but GRUB seems to be perfectly happy booting windows 7 from my 500GB drive and then Ubuntu on my 250GB drive, I am excite

I've also now installed nvidia's drivers which seem to be doing fine, next I'll copy over my home folder from my laptop and start installing stuff I use often, then I'll put wine on and see what I can get running from my windows drive

EDIT: I've never done linux to linux networking before, if I right click and share my home folder like I would with any other folder if I wanted it shared with windows will I be able to access it on my main rig?

Another thing: I have 2 gigabit ports on my mobo, one of which is plugged into my router in another room ~10 meters away. I have a crossover cable that I want to use to connect my laptop to my main rig to throw everything I can over, and I've got them sorted with static IPs and all, but every time I plug the cable in I lose internet on both machines (laptop connected via wireless). Any way I can fix that? Ideally a network bridge over the 2 ports would work nicely like it did on windows, but I have no clue how to do that on linux.
Edited by biltong - 7/25/11 at 10:01am
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EDIT: I've never done linux to linux networking before, if I right click and share my home folder like I would with any other folder if I wanted it shared with windows will I be able to access it on my main rig?
Since Ubuntu automatically uses samba, those files that you share will be accessible on Windows computers. Also, Ubuntu can access shares on Windows computers.

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Another thing: I have 2 gigabit ports on my mobo, one of which is plugged into my router in another room ~10 meters away. I have a crossover cable that I want to use to connect my laptop to my main rig to throw everything I can over, and I've got them sorted with static IPs and all, but every time I plug the cable in I lose internet on both machines (laptop connected via wireless). Any way I can fix that? Ideally a network bridge over the 2 ports would work nicely like it did on windows, but I have no clue how to do that on linux.
Ubuntu has documentation for that: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ne...nnectionBridge & https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Br...workInterfaces. However, it's very old so I don't know if it would work. I have no experience with network bridging

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then I'll put wine on and see what I can get running from my windows drive
The WINE AppDB will pretty much tell you want runs and what doesn't.
Edited by Rothen - 7/25/11 at 11:27am
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Yeah I just googled and installed bridge-utils and it seems to have worked, I still have connectivity on my rig, but I haven't tried connecting the laptop yet.

But I got steam running!
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