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  1. Hey guys I am dual booting XP and Ubuntu 7.04 but screwed up Ubuntu badly and want it off my system because i simply wont have time to mess around with it soon due to leaving for college. What is the best way to remove it and deal with GRUB?


    According to other sites, you boot off your XP cd, go to the recovery console and type: 'fixmbr' command, which makes you boot normally. You then use the regular Xp tools to re-format and recover your hd space. You'll probably end up with an extra partition that you can use for storage and backups, unless you use some partition managers to 'extend' your xp partition to the full size of the disk.


    Direct copy: http://www.ozzu.com/ftopic55407.html

    eh, just restore the MBR for windows.


    boot to the windows xp install cd, at the first menu press r to get into the recovery console & choose youre install of windows (it'll probably be the only option). then execute the following commands:




    (you'll be prompted if you're sure, enter y)




    (again, you'll be prompted & press y)


    now reboot and you should be able to boot into windows w/o a problem.


    once in windows, right click on my computer > manager. in the tree menu on the left click on disk management and continue to delete the ubuntu partitions.



    Now about the 'fixboot', I've never used that, do some more homework prior to using that command.

  2. I know you are in panic mode, but I bought mine AFTER reading 'most' of this thread. So, don't think you did something bad. I can only tell you mine are working fine, and I haven't even really tried to OC them yet. Good luck on your tests, you are doing the right thing by individually testing them.


    Can't let this thread die!!!


    Well, I've had these ballistix's ( Crucial Ballistix BL12864Z503.16TD1 CL1116X.NP 2x1GB 3/4/4/8 1T 281Mhz 1/1 at 2.6v ) running for over 9 months now, overclocked to 281Mhz with a 50mm fan on them, and all is well. The TD1's were critical in my getting me up and running to 281Mhz.


    Does that mean the ballistix's are the best, no, but what it does prove is that the 'whole' system must be in top shape to get a good overclock. Prior to this, I had some G.skill's and just couldn't get them right (although they worked fine at stock). A good cpu, memory, psu, motherboard are a must. Any one thing in that batch, and the 'system' just won't do as well as possible.

  3. Hope im in right forum.Im an online gamer and as most gamers know there is some laggy servers.My info need is this.Where and what can i do to make my online game deal with lagg?I have a general knowledge of OCn CPU and GPU im running PCI expx16 GPU and i understand it works with LAN.Upping the FSB i heard will help the lagg?? any info would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks Lzepp!!



    The are a few things you can do. Make sure your machine is in top shape. OCing your machine will make sure that you have all the settings right and all the best drivers/bios installed along with all the correct freq's/volts/etc. See the guides.

    Each game server is different, the hardware, the software, the internet connection. You are at the mercy of the internet gods when you are connecting to them. I know that my son has some specific config's that mininize (a little bit) the problems with laggy servers, but he can do nothing to fix a 'bad' server connection. About the only quick fix is to run 'Xfire' and use the server tab (it will fill up with the servers you are playing on). Using the server tab will instantly show you which servers are not lagging and which ones are. Interesting results in xfire, you will see all the players with pings under 75, but when you connect, you have a 250 ping. That means that the network between you and the server sucks (like my network, frontiernet.net, the suckiest provider in the world). The only thing you can do about that is to go to another server. To test your own network, you ping your router, and you should get something like >1ms ping. That is good and your network for the most part is working OK. However, if your sister is using skype, and your bro is downloading pron at the same time you are playing, you will not have a pleasant gaming experience. Make sure all unnecessary processes are turned off on your computer when gaming, so that you have all the horsepower your machine can deliver.

    There are plenty of guides for 'each' game you are playing on the net. Use them and make sure your 'game' config's are set up correctly to maximize the bad internet connections out there. Example: http://www.gotfrag.com/cs/story/30057/

    You can do all you can to make sure your 'house' is in order, but you cannot control what you don't own. So, just make sure your own equipment and router are working at their best and only connect to low ping servers.

  4. Anybody?



    This applies to Ubuntu 7.04 only, 5 May 07.


    Combine the two feisty-security items into one line. Meaning, comment out one line and add those items to the other security line:


    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-security main restricted universe multiverse

    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-security main restricted universe multiverse


    That's all you need concerning security updates. Then reload the repo's (refresh) and you should be OK.



    Here's my total /etc/apt/sources.list file:


    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty main restricted universe multiverse

    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties


    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-updates main restricted universe multiverse

    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-updates restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties



    # deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-proposed main restricted universe multiverse



    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'universe'

    ## repository.

    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu

    ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to

    ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in

    ## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security

    ## team.


    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-security main restricted universe multiverse

    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-security main restricted universe multiverse



    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'

    ## repository.

    ## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as

    ## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes

    ## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.

    ## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review

    ## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.


    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-backports main restricted universe multiverse

    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-backports main restricted universe multiverse




    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security main restricted universe multiverse

    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security main restricted universe multiverse


    ## PLF REPOSITORY (Unsupported. Use at own risk.)

    # CANONICAL COMMERCIAL REPOSITORY (Hosted on Canonical servers, not Ubuntu

    ## servers. )


    deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu feisty-commercial main


    deb http://medibuntu.sos-sts.com/repo/ feisty free non-free


    #deb-src http://medibuntu.sos-sts.com/repo/ feisty free non-free





    ###The above pretty much gets me anything I need. The sos-sts server is not always 'working'.



    For future ref's, you can 'paste' that text into the post here, so you don't have to upload an image file.


    Hope this helps, Dylan

  5. Ok Feisty Fawn and I are happily wifi-ing away here. After beating my head against the wall installing/uninstalling drivers I found a little button in the upper right hand corner for wireless network connection. My old D-Link DWL-G650b worked natively. Who knew.


    Now if I can get my screen to display properly in something more than 1024x768, I'm good to go.


    Sure, Ubuntu is Linux for dummies but I'm feeling good about it. One still must use the command line enough to satisfy the inner geek. It is nice to be able to actually use it while learning a little about Linux.


    Good for you, I can't even get my nvidia drivers to load on my e1705, that's a whole different story. And the gui for the wireless would not setup correctly, I had to manually add 'wireless-key restricted XXXXXXXXXX' to the /etc/wireless/ something or other file. It's a pain, but you will like COMPIZ if you have a good vid card in the lappy or workstation.

  6. DWL-G650 ... some people have had this work natively it seems.


    I did not use sudo on the install command for the inf for DWL-G650. This booting back and forth is killing me. Once I get the wifi working I will seem much smarter (internet portion of my brain working).


    I will try now.


    Seems there are different versions of that card, good luck! Do a search on google, ubuntu DWL-G650 , and see if there are some good clues or howto's.

    I feel your pain. With my dell e1705 it is always a pain to get the wireless working. (even in XP).

  7. faheyd, thanks, i am going to follow your repository suggestions.


    Edit: Actually it is the ndiswrapper I am trying to do ... Automatix2 was my hope of trying to install anything at the moment ... but could install anything


    I did find my original problem ... according to the error the "common dependency" was caused by not having that portion installed. I only had the ndiswrapper-utils and needed the ndiswrapper-common as well (never mentioned in anything I read about using ndiswrapper so maybe it is part of the repositories you mentioned and everone just assumes that part is already installed). So I downloaded the common file and then installed both successfully.


    Now I can not get ndiswrapper to install the wifi driver, error=

    "couldn't create /etc/ndiswrapper/netani: Permission denied at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper-1.9 line 146"


    I assume this is due to how I am logged in, I did try "mayname -a" at the prompt but it didn't help.


    I mention it just in case something comes to you.:)

    I have to keep booting into Windows to get stuff ... yieks:sad:


    So I am off to do the repository dance. Thanks again.


    I'll assume you are doing the 'sudo' when installing, sometimes you just have to cheat, try this:

    sudo touch /etc/ndiswrapper/netani , then do a 'chmod 755 /etc/ndiswrapper/netani', and then try that ndiswrapper install again.


    Also, exactly what is the name of the hardware you are trying to install, example ipw3945 etc?

    On my Dell 600m I did not have success getting things to work until I used the wired connection on the lappy to the internet, then updated everything, then was able to get the wireless working, but that was a year ago, things have improved quite a bit, we are talking Ubuntu 7.04 right?


    If things don't work here, you can go to the Ubuntu forums and see what help is available there, where many pro's hang out. http://ubuntuforums.org/

  8. Cute, but I wouldn't have asked the question before reading. I do like to find things myself and only ask when I am stumped. I am trying to get the network working with ndis* but can't seem to get it installed. I am having to do this without having a wired connection.


    I'm not sure, but I think this will apply (even though it's FC), just change the names to adapt to your system:

    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/sh...ad.php?t=537641 (skip that, I don't think it applies)

    It's instructions to use the cd/dvd for packages. Yes, doing updates/packages on linux without a network connection does suck. Especially on a lappy with a wireless that you cannot get running.

    Call me on skype if you need more help.

    Dylan (skype faheyd)


    EDIT: Found this in the docs:

    ## If you have a install CD you can add it to the reposity using 'apt-cdrom add'

    ## which will add a line similar to the following:

    #deb cdrom:[ubuntu 7.04 _Feisty Fawn_ - Beta i386 (20070322.1)]/ feisty main restricted

    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty main restricted

    #deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty main restricted


    You can manually add/install the packages you want with http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Feisty#...y_update_Ubuntu using aptitude and skip the automatix2.

  9. Cute, but I wouldn't have asked the question before reading. I do like to find things myself and only ask when I am stumped. I am trying to get the network working with ndis* but can't seem to get it installed. I am having to do this without having a wired connection.


    I wasn't trying to be cute, but it still applies, there are thousand reasons why your updates are not working and I can't tell from here which it is. Follow the instructions in the documentation and then tell us what part breaks.

  10. First try ... I installed dual boot Ubuntu FF ... but I can't get any debian package to install.


    When I use terminal = sudo dpkg -i automatix2-ubuntu_4.4-2_i386.deb, it doesn't work


    When I try to use built in installer I get "Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: automatix2-common


    Totally new to Linux and know I'm missing something basic, but can't find it.


    I suspect I need to create a specific directory run the deb from there but ????


    As with any new user in linux, ya gotta RTFM, Read The Favored Manual.

    Ubuntu comes with instructions from install to full customization.

    The first thing after install, I check to see if the network is up. Then you have to setup your repositories 'repos', and then do what the instructions tell you. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ . I even had to read the docs on windows 3.1 when it came out, we all have to read in order to master the tech.

  11. You can run Prime95 in linux a.k.a Gimps to test for stability there are also other stability testing programs for linux, but a good way to know fast is to try to compile a big library like the Glibc Library or the GNU GCC compiler.

    If any of those fail with segfaults or just at random lines then it's unstable. but you can also just run the good ol Prime95 for 8+hours.


    I did not understand the "You can run Prime95 in linux a.k.a Gimps" part, what exactly were you trying to say?

  12. Invitation to join clan has been sent via xFire.


    Welcome aboard.


    You know who is being a moron again, so I may lose my access to this board, but I will still be on XFIRE. You can still reach me via xfire and email.



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    If you don't have HL2, this is the one to get:




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    USE code 'SAVER' for free economy shipping (select the 2.99 shipping and the coupon will work)


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  14. Yup...she's pretty snappy. More placebo than anything but I do like seeing them big ol' numbers. Actually very very poor results with command queuing and read cache enabled.


    I read your posts, but I thought you were supposed to 'double' the stripe size to 64k since 32k is for 2 drives (per that other linked post above)?


    Just want to know in case I ever do 'da nasty'!

  15. Looking for a sub $1500 Gaming laptop. Any recommended?


    Mostly FPS/etc needs great graphics


    Ripped from a Deal Site:


    Dell Inspiron 1501 for $599, AMD TURION X2, 1GB, 80GB HD, DVDRW TL-50 @ Dell SB - Free Ship






    AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-50

    Windows Vista Home Basic

    15.4 inch Wide Screen XGA Display

    1GB DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz, 2 Dimm

    80GB Hard Drive

    8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability

    ATI RADEON Xpress1150 256MB HyperMemory (Integrated)

    Dell Wireless 1390 802.11g Mini Card (54Mbps)

    Integrated Audio

    53 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery

    1 Year Mail-in Economy Plan


    Good upgrades to consider:


    * 15.4 inch Wide Screen XGA Display with TrueLife (glossy) [add $10]

    * 85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery [add $20]


    That crap vista that comes with the lappy may NOT be vista64, but you can format the drive and put XP on it.

  16. Hey Faheyd,


    How do you like that RAM? :eek2: Any heat issues with it at 2.6V? I'm making the move back to Ballistix for this secondary rig. It's simply going to serve as a gaming server and second home PC for some LAN fun. Nice puter ya got there ...




    Chinooks_FURY, Sorry, I didn't subscribe to this thread and didn't see your question till today. The memory works fine, they are hot, I put a 50mm fan on them, along with a 50mm fan on my PWMIC as when I went to watercooling, the PWMIC got very hot, so I bought two 50mm fans (along with 4 quiet 120mm case fans for the watercooler and case, and did the two tie-strap twisty thingy to hang the fans on the memory sticks. The memory seems to be running fine, but I've not been able to get them above 281MHz or lower the memory timings from what they are set at right now.

    Hope this helps,


  17. Just flashed my xfx 8800 gts to 8800 gtx XXX. Got over a 1000 increase in 3dmark06 score, from 8300 stock to 9300. Could I have done that just overclocking the stock settings myself (increased stock memory timings to 2000/630 from 1600/500 stock), I don't know. This is a big jump from my 7900GTX score of 6139. I will have to update my sig and O/C database thing now.


    I used nvflash 5.33 so I could flash from windows (as 5.40 won't let me do the dos window in xp) (yeah, I'm lazy sometimes). Remember to backup your rom just in case. When you reboot, you will have to set up the nvidia drivers again. I noticed my temps went up a degree or two since the memory and core are running higher. My chipset has also went up a bit too, about 3 degrees. Nothing comes without a price.

    Also, I think my XFX runs hot, even though I took off the heatsink and applied the goo myself, it (gpu) still runs at 71/72c at idle, and about 84/85 at full load.

    The rom file you will use is (currently for XFX cards) XFX.8800GTX.XXX.PCIe.768MB.Rev.01.rom . Copy it and rename it to 8800.rom prior to running nvflash. Oh, I also had to use the -4 -5 -6 settings for nvflash to install the rom onto the xfx board.


    Wow, 3dmark06 9300 score with just one card. :eek2:


    I wanted to revisit the "... it (gpu) still runs at 71/72c at idle, and about 84/85 at full load" statement above. I was able to load up RivaTuner 2.0final and adjust the fan speed 'fixed duty cycle' at 85% and my temps are now 60c and 75c at load. Much better, but the fan DB's are up, not too annoying, but I do notice it. I'm going to have to go with a watercooling block on this one, as I wouldn't like to burn up a $417 video card.

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