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d0nut

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  1. Thanks for the input. You know, I think you are correct. The reason that I don't come on here as often as I did in the past, is probably because today I run a PC with SSDs, loads of memory and mainly trouble-free. Also, as Gigsy says, people are more computer-savvy, these days. I know I am. I'm not brilliant, by any means, but can cope with things which, a few years back, would have had me stumped. All very sad. That's progress, I suppose. Funny, I can recall my first post on here, back in January, 2003. I can't recall the exact content, but I do remember Volt (don't know if he's still around) asking me if I was a cop! My reply was, no, my feet weren't big enough. Anyway, back to bed. It's 2.15 am here. Thanks again for the replies. d.
  2. I am surprised to see that there are so few folks posting on here these days. I have been a member for many years, and I recall when topics used to come thick and fast. Nowadays, it's more like Aberdeen on a flag selling day. Anyone like to tell me what has happened?
  3. I have just been checking the visitor statistics for my website, and came across this http://www.artus-fh.co.uk/source/Pics.html Is this sinister? Thanks. d0nut
  4. Thanks, Amir. Very useful.
  5. Don't know if this has already been put up on here, but I found a very useful tool for coloring folders at http://www.snapfiles.com/get/rainbowfolders.html I found it particularly useful for identifying those folders which I might want to back up in the event of a re-format ( I've colored them all red ) and I also keep all my desk-top short-cut icons in a green folder. Saves hunting around. Oh, and it's free.
  6. Ho, hum. Sorry about the faulty link. Anyway, it seems that when I reinstalled XP it did not do a reformat as I thought. so I now have two copies of Windows. I shall have to delete one. We just had a 80 mph gale here which caused a power surge, resulting in my desktop giving up the ghost. While I was checking inside the case, I noticed that many of the electrolytics on the mother-board were swollen and leaking. This could well be the cause of my initial problems which forced me to reinstall. A new mobo is now on the cards. Are they easy to configure? Never done one. I will probably get one fitted by an expert, anyway. Thanks for all the input. d0nut
  7. Tom. Did you not see my link in post #7?
  8. Thanks again. As far as I know, I have only installed once. This is a screengrab of my boot.ini display. http://www.artus-fh.co.uk/source/Pics.html
  9. Thanks. The question is, which one will I delete? I tried making one (the one which seems to have 2 partitions) the default drive, but I was requested to go back and reverse this mocve. Bit out of my depth here, methinks Brandon. No, I only ran set-up once.
  10. Because of problems with my Windows XP desktop I have just reinstalled. However, when I boot, I get a choice of systems, Windows XP Professional or....................er..........Windows XP Professional. I have to hit 'enter' to carry on. Can anyone tell me how I can rectify this, please? Also, after reinstalling, I downloaded Thunderbird mail client and configured it, accounts and everything. I switched off and went back to it an hour or two later. When I re-booted, all the account information had disappeared and I had to go through the whole process again. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
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    firefox

    Hi! I've now got Opensuse 10.3, and guess what? Firefox is crashing, the last time twice in about 3 minutes. I'm running on Windows at the moment, until I can find a solution. Otherwise, 10.3's great.
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    OpenSuSE 10.3

    Thanks for the advice, dooglo and bg. d0nut
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    OpenSuSE 10.3

    Will installation involve uninstalling 10.2 and reinstalling? If so, how do I uninstall 10.2? Also, will I have to back up all my other stuff? Thanks. d0nut (Newbie Linux user)
  14. Well, by a stroke of good fortune I stumbled on the answer in a forum. For the username type in 'root' followed by the password which I had already put in during the installation. Thanks, everyone.
  15. Wow! This seems to be a major problem http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/sh...ad.php?t=520581 Anyone got the answer?
  16. Well, thanks to Bruce, Kram et al, I am finally up and running. Just one problem. The screen now asks me for a username and password. I know I put in a password during installation, but certainly not a username. How do I get round this?
  17. Thanks, Kram. Yes, I can use the whole drive. It's 40 gig.Edit: Just looked at the disk properties and it now shows only 15 gig capacity?
  18. Bruce. When I get to that stage, this is what I see. Partitioning Create swap partition/dev/hdb7 (745.2MB) Create root partition /dev/hdb8(8.3GB) with ext3 Create partition /devhdb9(12.2GB0 for /home with ext3 Set mount point of /dev/hda1 to /windows/D Set mount point of /dev/hdb1 to /windows/D The options when I click on the Partitioning link are: Accept proposal Base partition setup on this proposal Create custom partition setup Create LVM Based proposal. Thanks for your patience. d0nut
  19. Bruce. Can't see anything that looks like an option to format the drive. Maybe I don't read the language.
  20. OK. Here we go again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  21. More help needed. What do I use to boot up in order to do a Format:D on my drive? Thanks again. d0nut
  22. Just got back from walking my dog. Thanks, Bruce. Re-format, here we come!
  23. Well, just had an error report and aborted the installation. Should I reformat the HD? There are a few files on there which I could remove and reinstall on my C drive. Sorry to be a pain. d0nut
  24. Sorry, Bruce. It does. Say HDb, my spare drive.
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