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Help! Trying to go 24/7 Linux!

post #1 of 19
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I'm trying to convert my laptop to Linux, and I keep getting the same error:

Code:
ubi-partman failed with exit code 10. Further information may be found in /var/log/syslog. Do you want to try running this step again before continuing? If you do not, your installation may fail entirely or may be broken.
I found the syslog it mentions, but don't know what it means. Anyone know what I should do here?

Trying to install Ubuntu 10.10, though I've also tried with 11.04 and get the same error.
post #2 of 19
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And now I can't get wireless to work. Oh, joy.
post #3 of 19
Do you have more than 1 hard drive in the laptop,or more than 1 partition?
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post #4 of 19
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Nope, formatted the whole drive with my desktop before I started the installation process. I just let Ubuntu do its thing with default settings. I'm gonna pull out the hard drive and see if I can format again with my desktop.
post #5 of 19
Okay,this is a known bug with ubuntu on certain laptops.For what it's worth I suggest trying pclos for a linux os(if you fail with ubuntu).It is just as functional as ubuntu and it comes with all the extras already installed.You could at least check it out if you want.
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post #6 of 19
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I *think* I finally got everything working. I'll definitely check out PCLOS once I finish adding a drain line to my desktop's loop.

In case anyone has the same problem I had in the first post, just try formatting again before you install. Worked for me.

Second issue, I have no idea what I did.
post #7 of 19
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Okay, having the network issue again. Drivers are installed and being utilized. No network. On the network thing on the top right, it says wireless is disabled and gives no option to enable. Tried editing /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state so that it says "WirelessEnabled=true" but it just reverts immediately. Tried using rfkill unblock, and still nothing. When I use rfkill list, it gives me this:

Code:
0: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: no
Any brilliant ideas out there?
post #8 of 19
is there anyway you could do a wired connection first, while doing updates?
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post #9 of 19
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Already did that. System is fully updated. Wireless was working until yesterday.
post #10 of 19
Greetz
In theory a computer should always do the same exact thing in the same exact way since the only options at any "turn" are 0 and 1. Somehow that isn't always what happens irl. However the odds against such are astronomical. So it seems to me first order of business is to revisit the obvious since it is "soft off" and check to see if the wifi light is on and the laptops key pressed all the way to Googling for any such issues with that wifi chipset.

BTW I'm not being condescending since often when I've lost my glasses and already searched for a half-hour I find them on my head.
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