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Re: Brand New to UE2.3 (Intro, First Impressions, and Questions)

Postby Driver » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:01 pm

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Re: Brand New to UE2.3 (Intro, First Impressions, and Questions)

Postby Driver » Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:43 am

:D :D :D :D :D

Used downloaded trial software to consolidate free space on the Vista partition (from Vista).

Used Vista's built-in partition manipulation tool to shrink it.

Created 1.5 gig (1.5x physical memory) swap partition and the rest as "/" ext3 partition.

Booted from UE2.3 DVD and ran the install tool.

Noted that doing so from DVD is FAR slower than from a USB flash drive. :lol:

Rebooted and...

It WORKS!!! Boot menu and everything. I have permanently installed the Broadcom driver and yes it is there after a reboot.

Oh - the updater thing that automatically ran... It suggested a large list of updates and I allowed it to do its thing. It did but notified me that some couldn't be installed. I assume that I'll be able to manually run the updater later and try again.

WooHoo!

Listening to a free audiobook from librivox.org and typing this message without being chained to the router/modem now.

Driver is a happy camper. I better put on my hiking boots - it's time to explore. If I pooch it, all I have to do is reinstall. No stress now.

One question I probably should ask before this thread is closed is... If I ever decide to remove Ultimate Edition temporarily in order to expand the Vista partition back, what is the proper method of doing so that the bootloader is removed and the system boots normally like any other single-OS Vista one?
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Re: Brand New to UE2.3 (Intro, First Impressions, and Questions)

Postby Cell » Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:41 am

Cool,man.Glad you got it.

How big is your linux partition?Might want to keep an eye on it if its around the original 10 gigs.Linux has a bad habit of not letting you log in if the drive(partition) is full.

If you have any questions on how,and why of Ultimate Edition please start a new thread.
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Re: Brand New to UE2.3 (Intro, First Impressions, and Questi

Postby Driver » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:45 pm

It has been almost four years since I found Ultimate Edition. I just wanted to revisit this thread and mention that my impression of Ultimate Edition - and linux in general - remain very high.
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