Ubuntu :: Does Use Less Resources Than Windows 7/vista

Jan 23, 2010

Does ubuntu use less resources than windows 7/vista? what exactly does this mean? when i'm using ubuntu, my laptops gets somewhat hot, but when i'm on windows 7, it doesn't.

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Installation :: Unistall Windows Vista From An Ubuntu / Vista Dual-boot?

Mar 18, 2011

I have a single hard-drive on a spare computer and I decided to try out Ubuntu on recommendation from a friend. I really like it now but at first I just dual-booted it, and now I want Vista gone. I know it's unnecessary to have just one OS but my hard-drive isn't particularly big and I'd prefer to have Ubuntu by itself. Can anyone tell me how to eliminate vista and leave Ubuntu as my sole operating system (I've all my files from computer on another computer so I don't have to worry about losing anything).

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Fedora Installation :: Dual Booting Vista And / 11 Wipes Out Windows Vista?

Nov 18, 2009

i have recently started my masters degree program and i have to install fedora 11 for one of my courses. The problem is when i try to install fedora 11 on my laptop, it wipes out my windows vista installation. I want to keep vista. I have a sony vaio laptop model VGN-FW340D. 4GB RAM and 400 GB HD. i first shrink my hard drive to free up around 100 GB. Then i run fedora 11 DVD and let it make the partitions on my free space.. I have tried everything.. I chose use free space the first time, but i didnt work, it wiped out my vista, next time i chose custom layout and defined boot, root and swap partitions , but again it wiped out my vista.. I have read many guides to dual boot vista and fedora and have carried them out step by step, but nothing works.... Also i dont have vista installation DVD, i just have the recovery CDs, so everytime it wipes out my vista, i have to do system recovery, ive been trying for a week now, and its driving me crazy, i asked a friend of mine to help me out, he has dual boot system, and he tried it and it did the same thing, wiped out my vista... i just have one drive C: with two partitions, one small partitions which contains recovery files, and the rest of the partition has vista.......

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General :: Accessing VPN Resources In Windows Guest From Host

Nov 4, 2010

I have a Ubuntu hosting a Windows XP box (using VirtualBox). The Windows XP box is connected to work using Check Point VPN-1. Essentially this enables me to go to my Windows box and do something like ping comp-at-work and it just works.

I would like to access the VPN resources from the Linux host though. The Windows guest is only there because the VPN client isn't working in Linux. If I could somehow ssh from the Linux host right into my computer at work (using remote desktop would also be great), that would save me a lot of round trips between my Linux host and the Windows guest.

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General :: Force X To Re-theme All Open Windows To Current X Resources?

Aug 24, 2010

I've got a ~/.Xdefaults that has a specific color theme defined for Xorg, and this works. I've got a ~/.XdefaultsNew that specifies an alternate color theme. Xorg starts and loads ~/.Xdefaults which is correct. After running some applications, I run

xrdb ~/.XdefaultsNew

This overrides all my X resources to the new defined values (correctly). If I open a new window, the theme is seen correctly. However, all the previously opened windows retain the original theme.Is there a way to force X to "re-theme" all windows it is managing with the currently loaded X resources?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot Windows Vista / Lucid 10.04, Grub Doesnt See Windows?

May 7, 2010

I had 9.10 installed and I did an upgrade to 10.04. However I cannot see anymore my Windows Vista partition with grub.. I have a Toshiba laptop Satellite p305.This is my boot script output:

Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in [code].......

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Ubuntu :: Windows Vista Gone - When Restart - Does Not Give Me The Option For Windows

Oct 14, 2010

I believe i no longer have Vista. I had installed 10.04 side by side with Vista. Now that we have 10.10 i wanted to do a fresh installation on my laptop. I wanted to do the same thing, install it side by side so what i did is i installed gparted and tried to erase/delete ubuntu 10.04 and leave windows on it. From what i remember, i did just that. I restarted my laptop and windows didnt come up...i got a grub error...i decided then to install ubuntu 10.10. i selected to install ubuntu side by side again with vista. During the installation, i received an error about a partition...i made a few clicks...after it was installing and it went smoothly.

Now when i restart my laptop...it does not give me the option for windows....how do i know if i still have windows on my laptop? According to Gparted i dont have it anymore...

Dell E1505
2 gigs

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Ubuntu Installation :: Alongside Windows Vista And Now Cannot Reboot Windows?.

Feb 2, 2011

I just installed Ubuntu alongside windows vista and now cannot reboot windows

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Overwrite Windows Vista With Windows XP / Without Harming Ubuntu?

Sep 10, 2010

I would like to replace Windows Vista with Windows XP without uninstalling my Ubuntu partition. I use ubuntu 90% of the time, but would like to have XP for games and for my printer. Is there a way to just overwrite Vista and not Ubuntu? I booted my XP disk and it came up with many different partitions, 4. I wasn't sure what my Vista one was named or which one I should overwrite.

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Ubuntu :: Recover Windows Vista ?

Jan 7, 2010

I currently have this laptop with Ubuntu 9.10 installed on it. A buddy of mine wants to buy the laptop from me but doesn't want Ubuntu on it instead he wants Vista on it. I have a 4GB USB stick and want to use it to do a clean install of Vista instead of the preconfigured Vista that is on a Recovery partition on the harddrive.

How to install Vista from USB but unable to find one with directions on how to copy the DVD or source files for Vista onto the USB within Ubuntu and still make it bootable.

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Ubuntu :: Install - Can Keep My Old Windows Vista ?

Jan 23, 2010

I want to install ubuntu but before I install I want to know if I can keep my old windows vista or if I want to get my old windows vista back if I can.

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Ubuntu Installation :: How Windows 7 Different From Vista

Mar 9, 2010

I found this to be interesting reading for comparing Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows XP.

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Ubuntu :: Uninstall At Windows Vista

May 3, 2010

when i was downloading for more than 5 hrs. of ubuntu netbook direct in my dell inspiron 1525 ...after installing ubuntu in my laptop dell 1525..when i uninstall it..the message appeared like this

ubuntu uninstaller
error exucting command >>command=c:windowsystem32cedit.exe/delete {8dc828b3-0aa7-11df-b760-001d09417130}/f
>>stderr=an error occured while attempting to delete the specific entry.

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Ubuntu :: Can't Boot To Either Windows Vista?

May 31, 2010

I messed up my computer and now I can't boot into Windows Vista or Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala (I have yet to acquire a 10.04 Lucid Lynx disc, my connection's too slow to download and I'm apparently ineligible to request any more CDs through shipit). I think I accidentally deleted Grub 2 as I get the grub rescue> prompt and my 9.10 LiveCD no longer works properly (it says "Authentication Error" and then goes to the log-in screen).


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Ubuntu :: Install Windows Vista On A Pc That Has 10.04 On It Already?

Jun 19, 2010

can i install windows vista on a pc that has ubuntu 10.04 on it already. ubuntu takes up the whole disk. do i need to do a partion and then install windows on that? what would be a good program to do the partion, and are there any tricks to doing it. thanx in advance.

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Ubuntu :: Switching To Windows Vista ?

Jan 21, 2011

I want to switch back to windows vista for a while and how do i do this will a windows vista home premium upgrade disk work?

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Ubuntu :: Windows Vista (loader) / What Is This?

Feb 24, 2011

What is the Windows Vista (loader) when you start your computer and have to choose the ubuntu or the other operating system your running. There are some other chioces too like ubuntu safe mode. But whats the loader? Ive never tried to use it since i have no idea what it does.

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Ubuntu :: Running On Windows Vista?

Apr 5, 2011

Can I install ubuntu and turn it on and off to use windows vista on a 64 bit system?

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Ubuntu :: Windows Vista Disappeared From Grub?

Mar 3, 2010

In trying to fix Windows suddenly not booting, I have arrived at the point where it does not even appear in Grub, and I cannot even begin to start it.

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Ubuntu :: Windows Vista Not Booting After Installing 10.04

May 5, 2010

I got this laptop today and decided to dual boot Linux, as I've been using it for a bit on an older laptop. I downloaded and installed Ubunutu 10.04, using the first install option to have it install next to Windows, and afterwards on startup I get 6 options: Whenever I try to boot with either of the Windows options, it goes to the Windows loading bar, then the screen goes black and the computer resets. I didn't make recovery disks. I already had Vista recovery disks and I did try that, but it said I wouldn't be able to restore the system with them. F11 on startup splashscreen does nothing.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Uninstalling 9.10 From Within Windows Vista?

May 8, 2010

I recently installed Ubuntu 9.10 within Windows Vista to try it out I have since tried to uninstall it but the uninstall fails with a message saying it is unable to find the file it is attempting to delete - sysout=. The process has produced a fairly large text log of the procedure and the error but none of it means anything to me.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Windows Vista Won't Load?

Jun 26, 2010

I supposedly installed ubuntu 10.something into a dual boot with windows vista but now windows vista won't load. It says partition can not be found... and from reading other forums I think it is looking in the wrong place... but i got this document. Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in
partition #4 for /boot/grub.
=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb


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Ubuntu :: Installer (Wubi) In Windows Vista?

Aug 29, 2010

I have a second computer now. I succesfully installed the 'Ubuntu 10.04' 5 months ago but I had to unsintall it because apparently I got a virus when in a google search I clicked one video of cryptozoology (won't tell) and the screen went black or something. For the first time that pc frozen 3-4 times, so I was afraid I got a virus.Now I want to install the Ubuntu again but the Wubi windows keeps asking me for my password to continue.Okay, the problem is that I am using the correct pasword but still is asking me to use the correct one.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Reinstall Windows Vista ?

Sep 30, 2010

I have Ubuntu 10.04 on my laptop. If I wanted to reinstall Windows Vista over the top of Ubuntu 10.04, do I just install Vista normally, as if I was reformatting the hard drive?

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Ubuntu :: Remote Desktop From 10.10 To Windows Vista?

Nov 11, 2010

i've been trying to connect to my stationary computer from my laptop. My stationary computer uses Windows Vista 32 and my laptop uses Ubuntu 10.10. I'm trying to connect to my vista computer without luck, i have installed RealVNC on my vista, opened port 5900, 5800 and 3389 on my router. My laptop is Wireless and my stationary is on cable. Tried using Terminal Server Client without luck, i get this message:

Connected to RFB server,using protocol version 3.8
Performing standard VNC authentication
Authentication Successful
vncviewer:VNC server closed connection

I've tried adding my laptop static ip on RealVNC in the config. I have shut down windows firewall, I'm running no security, i have opened for Remote connection by right clicking My computer and in network connection. Im Running a Linksys WRT54GL with Firmware: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (10/10/09) std

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Ubuntu :: Updating Windows Vista Under Virtual Box?

Jan 20, 2011

Ubuntu noob and a noob question. I have Ubuntu 10.10, Virtual Box OSE 3.2.8, which I've used to install Windows Vista. Why you ask? Believe it or not the intranet system my work uses doesn't run properly under Ubuntu. Warning message pops up saying so.

My question is, as I need the copy of Vista to run Internet Explorer (may download the Windows version of Firefox as I'm already fed up with IE) I don't need any of the extras like Office etc. So do I need to update Vista? Is it worth downloading the secuirty updates?

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Ubuntu :: Add More Space To System From Windows Vista?

Mar 9, 2011

I am using ubuntu inside windows vista but when I first installed I used very low memory with it. I seen and read some tutorials about how to expand it through GParted but seems it's not working or not allowing me to expand.

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Ubuntu :: Remote Login From Windows VISTA

Mar 28, 2011

I need to remotely Ubuntu 10.10 server. However I want to do it froma Windows XP VISTA or Windows 7 machine. Ideall I would like to login using http web browser. The primary reason is because I want to be able to update the server software remotely when required. Ofcourse it would be nice to see the GUI and be able.10 to perform all functions as if I was sitting at the computer. I heard of webmin.... or webadmin... However I have not find this software in the Ubuntu Software Centre and I would like it to be good for Ubuntu 10.10.

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Ubuntu :: GRUB - Booting Windows Vista From 11.04

Jun 8, 2011

I have to test Ubuntu 11.04 across multiple systems in my company and enable dual booting with Windows Vista PE x86. On selecting the Windows GRUB entry, the Grub menu just loads again without loading Vista and thus enters into an infinite loop.

Fdisk -l gives me:


When I did a update-grub, the output shows that it detected and added a Windows Vista OS. Also, I went ahead and added "MyWindows" as an option as well which has (worked for all other versions)


Selecting either of the GRUB Windows entries just loads GRUB menu again. I'm very confused and this deployment is critical for my company.

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General :: How To Install Ubuntu On Windows Vista

Jun 14, 2010

i urgently require ubuntu on my windows vista. i have ubuntu 9.01 in my pen drive. i have set first bootable at usb but still it does not detect my pen drive and start again windows .

is it not possible to install ubuntu after windows vista?

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