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Doesn't having SLI also cause issues?
No, I ran SLI got ages until I moved down to mITX.
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Without knowing the specifics of what policy you mean the big too possible reasons are for butt covering in case of legal attacks and the less generous one being that the main spin Ubuntu includes IIRC things from Amazon (enable or disabled I'm not sure which anymore) and others that probably track data for those services (the Amazon scope/lens). Most distros should have a privacy policy of some kind if they're company backed or if large enough.

I would assume more distros aren't tracking you as much as I'd guess your seeing with Ubuntu and Unity (in default settings or with 3rd party scopes enabled) that especially the more advanced user inclined ones.

On the main topic, try what Shrak suggests and let us know how it works out. Hopefully he (I'm not that skilled but I try to help) can get you up and running.

Yup, all of that can be disabled too rather easily through general settings and with Unity Tweak Tool. After that you get no more issues with the Amazon crap. It was "supposed" to become opt-in rather than opt-out for the last 2 releases, but that never happened.

Personally, if he's worried about tracking issues, I'd suggest him to go with Arch. Especially with supposed AIX experience. Being able to build from the ground up so you know what a system is doing, is priceless, when you are worried about such things. It may even make things easier with that 980ti given he'll be on updated Nvidia drivers from the get go.


Though I'm not sure what to do with the SSDs anymore. I personally don't run mine with trim/discard or anything special and they've been holding up quite amazing. And as a consequence, haven't kept up on all that nonsense to go with it.
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No, I ran SLI got ages until I moved down to mITX.
Yup, all of that can be disabled too rather easily through general settings and with Unity Tweak Tool. After that you get no more issues with the Amazon crap. It was "supposed" to become opt-in rather than opt-out for the last 2 releases, but that never happened.

Personally, if he's worried about tracking issues, I'd suggest him to go with Arch. Especially with supposed AIX experience. Being able to build from the ground up so you know what a system is doing, is priceless, when you are worried about such things. It may even make things easier with that 980ti given he'll be on updated Nvidia drivers from the get go.


Though I'm not sure what to do with the SSDs anymore. I personally don't run mine with trim/discard or anything special and they've been holding up quite amazing. And as a consequence, haven't kept up on all that nonsense to go with it.

^Pretty much everything there.

As for the SSD stuff I'm with you. I'm pretty sure the guide Kramy helped me with is still valid but considering how often I find contradicting information it gets difficult. The last I heard discard was still not "safe" or "good" but at the same time I'd find sources saying trim wouldn't work without discard set. It gets worse when you have no idea if the distro is including a blacklist, cron job, or if the SSD you have will have some kind of issue either.
     
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Supposed? Interesting.
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No, I ran SLI got ages until I moved down to mITX.
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Then just ignore me, thought i heard that somewhere probably was old anyways.
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Greetings BarneyRubble
In reading what you have experienced so far there are still some gaping holes that make it difficult to help, so we, or ay least I, need more info. The first area I'd like to understand better is what do you wish for as results? How do you intend to handle dual booting? For example are you keeping windows and linux separate and booting by changing boot order? OR are you intending one system's boot loader to boot both systems? If so, which system.

##Note if you prefer that window's boot loader handles both you will need an app like EasyBCD for it to boot Linux. Grub, which comes with Ubuntu can easily handle both with no additional needs nor work. What partitioning scheme did you employ? - One partition for everything Linux? Separate /root and /swap? Separate /root. /boot, and /swap?

Whichever choice you made, how did you implement that choice during your install? What options did you choose to get the system to boot upon completion?

The two main clues we have so far are
1) It "took forever" to download packages to install. How many minutes would you estimate that was? What, if any messages did you get about package retrieval and installation?
2) It "took forever" to try to shutdown. What message told you the system had been successfully installed. What message told you it was time to reboot?

Some follow-up forensics would help as well... that is, if it is still in the state unchanged since you tried to reboot. Can you boot a LiveCD (or any system capable of reading Linux filesystems to see what, if anything was actually written to disk? If nothing was written we are basically back at square one or less since we will need to determine why it didn't write to disk. If it's all there then really all is likely golden and we just have to enable a bootloader. Only if nothing was written will a reinstall be required. There are numerous ways to boot another Linux system and fix the one on your disk or even to boot it via the Live systems boot options. All it needs to know is what kernel to use and what partition to mount as root.

Once you have considered and communicated the above info we should be on to serious answers. Good Fortune
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freeBSD worked like a charm... thanks to everyone
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