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Old 25th February 2010, 10:53 AM   #1491
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Yes, install windoze first, then Linux.

It is windoze who doesn't "play well" on Linux (or any other OS for that matter): when you install windoze, it does forcibly and silently overwrite your MBR, thus replacing any boot-loader (such as GRUB or LILO).

Linux installers are usually much nicer and smarter. If they finds another OS, they will automatically add them to the boot loader (or at least ask you whether you want to do so).

So, just install windoze first. Of course, you must MANUALLY partition you HDD, leaving enough room for Linux.

The simplest partition scheme is as follows:

partition - type - file system - usage
# 1 - primary - NTFS - windoze
# 2 - primary - ext4 - Linux / (root fs, system & software; 5 to 20 GB)
# 3 - primary - swap - Linux swap area (size ~ 2 x installed RAM)
# 4 - primary - ext4 - Linux /home (user data - all the rest)

create the first one from the windows installer, leaving enough empty (unpartitioned) space after it.

You'll create the other partitions from the Linux installer.

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Unless you have repartitioned/reformatted your HDD during windoze installation, if you had a working Linux install which have "disappeared" after windoze installation, likely your Linux system is still there. It's just unreachable because of the MBR problem (no boot loader able to boot different OSs in the MBR).

In such a case, you need only to reinstall the boot loader (GRUB or LILO) into the MBR.
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Old 25th February 2010, 11:36 AM   #1492
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I am building a new rig soon and want to dual boot windows and Linux, Windows first, I'm still researching how to dual-boot. I had openSuse 11.0 on my last rig but it wouldn't play nice when I tried to install Vista Ultimate. I have the 64 bit Vista Ultimate and will use it on my next rig. I run 32 bit for now. Any tips on dual-boot?
It's pretty easy.

The Mint installer will install a bootloader (grub2) during the installation.
Linux will replace the Windows MBR (master boot record).

By default Linux puts itself first in the boot order list. (You'll see the list during boot)

Once you've got Mint installed you reboot and login.

You need to install an application called "startupmanager" with the "Package Manager". (Enter the string "startupmanager" in the search field of the package manager)

Once installed you'll find the program in the Administration menu.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/StartUpManager

Just open it, change the default OS and reboot.


To revert everything ( the entire Linux installation) back to Windows.
You need to boot Windows. Write from within Windows the Windows mbr ( there is a command for it - don't ask me how it's named). Then you clean the Linux partition.

Or you just restore a full backup of your Windows system.

!!!In any case do a full backup before you start the journey first!!!
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Old 25th February 2010, 01:57 PM   #1493
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I just had a quick look at it. It seems to be done for designers from a designer.
There is only very limited use ( if any use at all) for a normal user.
From that perspective I consider it pretty useless for us. That's really a pity.
I have not studied the script, nor do I know details of your arguments. I guess you should present your points on the mailing list so that Jaroslav can act upon them.

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(BTW: Do you know Jaroslav?)
No I don't. I think he works in Brno where the development center of RedHat is located.
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Old 25th February 2010, 02:19 PM   #1494
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I guess you should present your points on the mailing list so that Jaroslav can act upon them.

I tried that before. If you bringing things like that they don't even respond. Last time you were the only one responding to my question. These guys live in a different universe.
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Old 25th February 2010, 02:38 PM   #1495
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I tried that before. If you bringing things like that they don't even respond. Last time you were the only one responding to my question. These guys live in a different universe.
If you present specific suggestions, I am sure people will respond. Even here you did not present a single specific argument, I have no idea why you do not like the script.
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Old 11th March 2010, 09:37 PM   #1496
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I use ubuntu 9.10 server as my main audio source. All my CDs have been ripped to FLAC files and played through XBMC. The computer is connected to my LCD TV so playlists are easily managed from the couch. Gain is controlled through XBMC, which directly controls ALSA gain.

The nice thing about ubuntu server is the absence of pulseaudio and all other applications that aren't needed on a dedicated audio/video machine.

In my current setup I run a Sweet Peach GU50 valve amplifier with built-in USB DAC directly connected to the PC, but a modded hongkong DAC is in the works.
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Old 14th March 2010, 01:34 PM   #1497
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Hi Soundcheck,

Do you have a copy of the linux audio wiki? I cannot find them anymore!
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Old 14th March 2010, 04:52 PM   #1498
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Hi Soundcheck,

Do you have a copy of the linux audio wiki? I cannot find them anymore!
Yes. I do.
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Old 14th March 2010, 09:11 PM   #1499
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Hi Siqdiz,

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...with built-in USB DAC directly connected to the PC...
By directly connected do you mean galvanicaly connected? c'est dire with no isolation? Soundcheck and others have recommended isolation of USB signal to prevent excess noise from PC to pollute the DAC. I obeyed and use now a simple and cheap method based on microtransformers:

USB Isolator. Circuits@Home

It works wonderfully.

Excuses if all the above is already known.
Regards,
M.
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Old 14th March 2010, 09:18 PM   #1500
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Hi folks, it is nice to see someone started to use Linux as a music platform. Since I am new to this PC based forum and there are more than 100 something pages, I am wondering: is there anyone tried this approach (running Ubuntu) on second generation PS-3 (not the slim)? The Cell Processor to me is almost a "perfect" CPU to do FFT and other things utilizing its 8 available CPU's. I said "perfect" because FFT is a typical example when people start learning parallel programming. With the Cell floating point operation speed (it is faster than any PC, kin of close to super computers), it "should" be quite a good platform to do Linux Audio... Please see the following link:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PlayStation_3
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