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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.


  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. 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.


  4. Open the C:\Boot.ini file.  Under [Operating Systems], you should see a couple of lines sinilar to


    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn




    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn


    The parameters for multi and disk are nearly always 0 (zero), so ignore them.


    If the parameters for rdisk and partition are the same in both lines [for example., both contain rdisk(2)partition(3)], then the boot entries invoke the same Windows installation, and you should delete one of the lines.


    Tom. Did you not see my link in post #7?

  5. Click on Start then click on Run, Type msconfig in box, Choose OK, System Configuration will come up. Click on Boot tab Will show all boot records. Highlight the one you do not want and click delete.


    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.

  6. 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.


  7. 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.

  8. 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?


    d0nut (Newbie Linux user)

  9. Do you want to use the entire space of your 2nd drive for Suse? If so how big is the drive?


    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?

  10. Bruce. When I get to that stage, this is what I see.


    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.


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