Ubuntu Installation :: Replaced Graphics Card In Dual-boot System?
Jun 15, 2010
I currently have integrated graphics on my system but I am going to gettign a new graphics card to use. Click here to see it. I have a dual boot system with Windows Vista and Ubuntu 10.04. How would I install it? I know how I would plug it in but setting it up is another issue. I want it to work on both Vista and Ubuntu. Another question is what I should do about my current integrated graphics (Do I disable it or something like that?)
I'm trying to setup a dual boot of windows 7 x64 and Ubuntu 10.10 i386. Before I got windows 7 and the new graphics card it ran 9.10 perfectly. If I take the card out (Nvidia 8800 Ultra), it will install fine but when I put the card back in, it crashes. It appears that it just doesn't like the card.
I have been unable to get the fancy purple bootsplash (plymouth) since I installed Lucid Lynx on my ThinkPad T43. The bootsplash would up when I had booted off of a Live CD, but all future instances post-install only shows the blinking terminal cursor, followed by the GNOME log in screen. This has occurred after upgrading from Karmic, and after attempting a fresh installation of Lucid. Here's what I've tried so far without success:
comment out "GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0" in the grub file tried running echo FRAMEBUFFER=y > /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash update-initramfs -u under su but it did not work because my conf.d directory doesn't contain a file called "splash", but only one file called "resume". This fix was taken from [URL]..A Google search showed that a lot of users with this problem have NVIDIA cards; however I'm running ubuntu on a system with an ATI card.
I'd been using 10.04 for a while and then one day the computer wouldn't boot. It just loaded up to a low res purple screen with the loading dots on it and froze. I managed to get all my files back and everything and re-install and it was working fine until I enabled the graphics card and then the same problem occurred. I've isolated the problem to the graphics card. It's never given me issues before and I've been running Ubuntu for about 2 1/2 years now so I was kind of surprised.
It's an NVIDEA card by the way. Any suggestions as to what I should do? I need hardware support for graphics because I do some work in 2D and 3D and as such need to be able to do that stuff on my PC. I don't want to have to keep reinstalling to check if the graphics card is working again yet but it's the only thing I can think of =(
Trying to make sense of this Linux stuff, by trying to install Fedora 14. First impressions are it?s a parallel universe populated by those who hark back to the era of Windows 3.1 / DOS, and earlier, where command line instructions and messing around with .ini files was all the rage. Which might all be a great little hobby to go back to, being more 'at one, and intimate' with my machine and learning a new skill to take some pride in, but all it means so far is my patience is being really tested by needing to learn it all from scratch!
The installation guides seem to suggest that if your graphics card is not good enough then the installation will default to the text based one. Which is what happened in my case. I can get to the login prompt after the installation, but that's the point where it gets really frustrating in having my machine think it?s a mid 1980s Commodore 64 or something!! Never mind PEEK and POKE, I just want to THUMP or KICK it.
I read somewhere I should start X Start to start the GUI. Nope, x start or xstart doesn't do anything. I then read that only works if I had installed X Windows. Can't find where or how I install X Windows though! I then read, as I say, things default to purely text if your graphics card is not good enough, but then I can't find anything about what the minimum spec is. Seems odd that a card that can cope with Windows can't work with a system as basic as linux/fedora with its frustrating command line-intensive way of working.
- what the minimum graphics card spec is to enable GUI? - how to install this X Windows thing?
I installed a new graphics card (Nvidia GeForce GT240 1 Gb, 128bit DDR3) on my gigabyte VA900M motherboard, with my computer running a dual boot of windows 7 (64 bit) and ubuntu 9.10 (64 bit). The computer would not boot past the memory test stage. To solve this, i flashed the BIOS with the latest upgrade for the motherboard from the Gigabyte website. This still did not work, so, doing the usual "testing hardware combinations by unplugging and replugging", I removed 1 Gb of RAM, which solved the problem of booting past memory test (a case of too much memory?)
Problem: The problem now is, GRUB wont boot from the HD, unless I have the Windows 7 disk (or Ubuntu Live) in the DVD drive. If i dont press a key to boot from the disk, Grub will then load. how to make GRUB boot from the HD? Do I need to redirect/reinstall GRUB? Im pretty sure it is not a BIOS problem.
I'm having no end of problems trying to get 10.04 onto my older Toshiba Satellite A50 laptop that I use as a spare laptop round the house. The laptop previously dual booted with XP and Xubuntu fine. I wanted to give Lubuntu a go to see if it's performance was better on this older hardware. When installing I got the black screen of death, and also got the same problem with the Xubuntu CD. Research pointed me in the way of this article: [URL] I was able to boot the Lubuntu Live CD using the instructions outlined in method A.
Once installed however I rebooted and Grub seemed to be knackered. Just sent me to a recovery console of which I had no idea what to do. As I could no longer boot into Windows either I reinstalled Xubuntu 9.10 and all was fine. I decided yesterday to give it another bash this time connecting to my wireless from the live cd hoping it would download an update to fix this problem. Nadda, Grub this time did show and I was able to boot into XP, but upon picking my Linux distro I now get an unrecognised device error with a long string of charachters and then it dumps be back into the grub menu, choosing the recovery mode version does the same thing.
I have the latest everything (kernel, nvidia drivers and kde) and there seems to be a problem in that if I click on the K menu, or grouped windows in the taskbar, or anything in the notification area which causes the computer to freeze for 7 - 12 seconds. Anyone have any ideas what could be causing this?
It's an AMD 64 dual core with a GeForce 210 pci-x graphics card. The issue happens either with out without compositing.
I'm busy building a machine now and I'm looking to set up dual monitors because it's something I've always fancied but never had the resources to do. I'm basically looking for advice on choosing a graphics card that will support dual monitors with good driver support under Ubuntu. After a few hours of browsing the forums I determined nVidia were the way to go but I'm honestly not bothered if people want to suggest ATI. I'm not a gamer so really only need the card to support dual monitors. I'll also need to know how to set up the card under Ubuntu and then subsequently how to edit xorg.conf in order to get the dual monitors working.
When I first installed Ubuntu as a dual-boot (about 18 months ago), I had problems booting to XP, which were eventually solved for me in this thread, which set Windows to boot Ubuntu, rather than the other way round.
I've just had to do a fresh install of Maverick, following a major problem, and I'm back to being unable to boot XP. The error is different from before and I don't want to start guessing at what to do about it and screwing things up still further.
The GRUB menu lists Ubuntu first, then Windows XP. If I choose XP, it takes me to my previous boot menu, with Windows as the first option. However, selecting this gives me
Code: Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>system32 toskml.exe
Please re-install a copy of the above file. Windows and Ubuntu are on separate hard drives. XP was fine until I re-installed Ubuntu.
My friend has Windows XP and I wanted to install Ubuntu 11.04 as a dual boot system. I loaded the install disk to boot from the cd drawer and when the install got to the part where the options where to install to showed, there was no option to install 'alongside XP' so I was stuck as I'm not sure where to go now Should I have been given the choice to 'install alongside'?
Every tutorial I've seen on installing a dual boot environment assumes you already have an installed OS (usually Windows). My wife's XP system is pretty hosed, and she's been interested in Ubuntu. Because she's ripe for an XP re-install anyway, I'm planning on backing up her data, completely wiping her hard drive, and installing a dual-boot Windows-XP/Ubuntu environment. Any good step-by-steps for this, with good hints on how to partition, etc.?
If not, my plan B is to reformat and install a basic XP system, and then follow one of the tutorials for going dual-boot over an existing install. Does that make sense? I should mention, I've used Linux for years as a user on my ISP, but have only been using Linux on a home system for a couple months; so I'm fairly new to the install and administer side.
I have a Toshiba laptop. It has 2 Operating systems. (Windows XP and Windows 7). Now I'm planing to uninstall windows 7 and install ubuntu, (that means Windows xp and Ubuntu) - (dual boot). How can I do that?
I am currently running Windows Vista... and I want to install Ubuntu 10.10. Just wondered if anyone can tell me how to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows OS so that I can still play WoW and other windows games.
Right now I dual boot into Kubuntu 10.10 and Vista, and I'm interested in possibly replacing Kubuntu with Mint 10. I do like Kubuntu but I feel like Mint will be a better option for me; I've played with it on a Live CD and in VirtualBox. Can I accomplish this replacement from the Mint Live CD? I want to completely remove Kubuntu, not install over top of it if that is even possible.
I had windows 7 starter, then repartitioned the HDD and installed Ubuntu netbook remix the partitions are in this order Ubuntu -> System -> Data partition -> Windows 7.I'm having some nagging problems with remix and want to try something else.Can I just destroy the Ubuntu partition or will it stop windows from booting up? I know Windows was there first, but the computer has been booting from the /boot/grub/grub.cfg menu, so when this is gone will it automatically check the windows partition for a boot.ini or whatever?
I have managed to reduce the default LVM F8 install to make room for F10... See Bare metal backup:
And shrink the partition:
I now have about 50G free on a 80G drive. The F8 system has a small /boot and an LVM partition that includes swap. What I want to do is install F10 WITHOUT LVM on the free space. Access to the F8 LVM drive would be a plus but not complete necessary. I just want to keep the F8 system as is until I get set up with everything under f10, which may be a bit. I am not sure what to enter for mount points for the custom drive layout. I need a small swap partition (I don't want to use F8 swap because it will be going away in the future, for example when I install F12 and have dual boot F10/F12 system. What should I have as primary partitions and which as secondary?
I have been using a dual boot Windows/Ubuntu system since 8.04 and successfully upgraded to 8.10 and 9.04 (Windows is XP sp3).I now need to encrypt my hard drive but only the windows partition. The software I will be using can cope with this as long as I have the original Windows MBR in place and then add an extra option in the windows boot loader to boot to linux.My windows partition is ntfs and I have followed the following instructions given in the encryption software guide.
I then had to boot into Windows and go to the System Control Panel, click the advance tab and in the Startup and Recovery section, click the Settings button. I then clicked the EDIT button to edit the Boot.ini file. My file had the following
[boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)WINDOW S [operating systems]
I then rebooted. GRUB still took over as bootloader and I selected Windows As Windows began to boot I got the Windows Boot Manager and there I selected Linux. This took me to GRUB and an error 18 eventually the machine rebooted and I got GRUB as the initial bootloader. I want to be sure that if I now use fixmbr in Windows I will still be able to boot into Linux without getting the Error 18. Should I go ahead and use fixmbr or is there something else I need to do. Once the bootloader is windows then I can use the encryption software and encrypt the windows partition only.
The thing is, i'm getting thin on hd space so i have to remove it. I have read that i could just format linux partition and than boot with windows cd and fix motherboard, but i do not have windows cd on me. Can i use another tool, that would allow me to fix the "damage" grub did? Acronis or something like that?
To avoid to complicated answers, just give me a solution that works without criptic linux commands, i get lost in that.
Also, i am actually a supporter of open source and free software, but i also think that linux is nowhere near being easy to use for the general population, no matter the microsofts conditioning. So i guess ill give it a go at 11.00 again to see whats going on
I plan on installing Ubuntu 10.04 and it will be my first Ubuntu install. I plan on dual booting with windows 7 and I would like advice on partition sizes. I have a 250 GiB drive and my planned partitions are as follows.
Sda1 (PQSERVICE) 12GiB This was pre-installed should I delete it Sda 2 (System Reserved) 100MiB This was also pre-installed should I delete it I know one of the above is the windows recovery partition but I don't know which one Sda 3 (Gateway) 25 GiB This will contain windows will 25 GiB be enough Extended partition Logical 1 10 GiB / the main Ubuntu partition 10 GiB should be enough Logical 2 1 GiB /home this will just hold settings so 1 GiB will be enough right? Both above partitions are ext3 Logical 3 3 GiB swap partition I have 1 gig ram upgradeable to two Logical 4 180 Gib shared NTFS partition
I am new to Ubuntu and would like to know if you think this is proper. I have already defragmented the hard drive and will make the partitions in Gparted on Ubuntu live test from usb drive.
I'm getting ready to install Ubuntu Studio along side my regular Ubuntu on some extra space on my hard drive and it seems to make sense to share /home with both Ubuntu systems. All ext4. /home is on it's own partition so all I should have to do is point the installer at it and don't format.
So heres the thread i had a while back ( url) that had you guys help me setup the pretty standard dual boot of Win 7 and Ubuntu. I have 2 hard drives, main one (640gig) and backup (80gb). I have Win7 installed on the 640 and ubuntu on the 80.
So i have tried installing the SP1 twice today and it has failed. When i click on details on why it failed, it says: url
I can only imagine that this has to do with my Dual Boot. Is there anything i can do or am i stuck? I THINK that my grub and master boot and all that was on the second hard drive and it is the first drive in line to boot up...so i thought i wouldnt have any issues. Not totally sure though.
Im tempted to just remove Ubuntu, its cool to say i have it, but i honestly havent loaded up onto it more than 5 times since i installed it. When you have windows already...its near impossible to want to get onto a free OS that doesnt have the codecs or programs and im not familiar with it. If it was all i had though, (aka didnt own Windows) then obviously it would be my main OS and im sure id love it and have is customized and perfect.
I have a dual boot laptop (Acer Timeline 1830) working fine. I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7 Home Premium Edition. I need to upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional (Thats Winblows for ya.). My questions: Has anybody here done this upgrade, did it go seamlessly (Didn't destroy your master boot record, etc) and is there anything anything else i should know before doing this upgrade?
Is it possible to create a dual boot system from two separate disk drives each having been created as a single boot computer? I have an 80gb disk drive with Windows XP installed on it. I have a 160gb disk drive with Ubuntu 11 installed on it.
I have installed the Windows disk drive as drive 0 and the Ubuntu disk drive as drive 1 in my computer. Each disk drive was set with cable select pin settings. The computer boots to windows. If at all possible, how would I go about setting up the system to dual boot to both windows and Ubuntu? I have attached screen shots of part -l, gparted 80gb disk and gparted 160gb disk.
I have linux in my system with windows (dual boot). Now when I start my PC. It shows me only Linux, in splash screen. but when i press ENTER key on this. It starts in windows not in linux. And I completely unable to boot my system in linux.
I installed Ubuntu a while ago now and I like it but when I installed it I removed windows and now its starting to annoy me. I cannot sync my ipod touch, I can't play some of my games because they are all meant for windows and wine does not work for then so what I want to do is uninstall ubuntu and reinstall windows xp, then I will reinstall ubuntu and this time around I will make a dual boot. Only one problem, I don't know how to uninstall ubuntu.