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Reddit: I'm only posting here because I got downvoted and ignored in the actual help subs, but I'm a newbie in need of help with installation issues.
So I just got an Acer ZC-606 from my granddad who said that I could have it if I could fix it. It originally came with Windows 8.1, but it wasn't booting correctly.
Now, my original plan with this computer was to just install Windows 10 onto it, as the 8.1 it came with wasn't working. So, I made a bootable win10 usb from my other computer (Windows 7 HP Pavillion), and installed Windows 10. I got it all set up and working; I even installed steam, downloaded a couple games, played a couple games for a bit. I then left it on sleep while I went to bed so it could install another game.
When I went to turn it on this morning, it was trying to install from the usb again, as I must've forgotten to remove it after it installed Windows 10. So, when I took it out, I was greeted with "Reboot and select proper boot device, or insert media in selected boot device."
So, I used unetbootin on my other computer to make a usb that I could install Ubuntu from. But the issue is, when I try to install it, I get the following error message on the Live CD:
"You need at least 8.3 GB disk space to install Ununtu.
This computer has only 2.0 GB."
Now, with my limited knowledge, I'm assuming that it's not recognizing the hard drive, and it's trying to install it onto the usb drive instead.
When I start up gparted, this is what I see.
I have no idea what to do from here and Google isn't helping.
Thanks in advance!submitted by /u/Ren-Ren
Looking for an image viewer that will let me slowly and smoothly zoom and pan an image like in this video.
Something with the ability to record to video would be all the better.
Found photofilmstrip in the Mint repos. Looks like it might be exactly what I was looking for.submitted by /u/mortalityisreal
It looks like the "This Week in Solus" weekly newsletter are a thing again, and this is the second week in a row Solus developer Joshua Strobl announces a new installation to keep the community updated with the latest innovations.
As I am sure you have heard me mention before, Linux is free to download and install as there is no licence fee. There are also many different distributions available, some of which have been specifically designed to work on old or low powered hardware. With the added bonus that malware is virtually non-existent on Linux (it really is secure), it means you can turn your old PC that was gathering dust into a working machine that is also safer to use than before.
A lot of Linux distributions come with software preloaded, so you can be up and running in no time. Ubuntu for instance comes with LibreOffice and Thunderbird preloaded, which means all of your office and email needs are sorted without you having to worry about additional downloads, or forking out on some third party product.
HandyLinux offers a simplified approach for those who are new to the Linux desktop operating system. The developers make it easy to peal off the “Handy” layers to reveal a more standard Linux environment as users learn the system. Those who no longer need the IT tools included with the initial installation can remove them easily using the Handy2Debian application from the main menu.
ok Ive been using mint and then ubuntu for around two years and know the basics of linux but wouldnt say im advanced. I'm loving it but would love some ideas for projects or things I can try out to learn linux a bit more.
I'm a big believer that projects need to have real world use cases , I enjoy streamlining things into my workflow. So with that in mind - Here's my setup , its a combination of three machines
I run an ubuntu machine as my main home machine, I use this for torrenting, running a plex server for videos, storing and organising my mp3s and keeping/maintaining backups of all my files . (although my mps are all uploaded to google music which is my main player). I do my day to day work on this machine when I'm at home ( largely writing large documents and emails) - I do this through chrome and the google apps infrastructure (storing all my docs in google drive, but not locally ). I'm not an open source purist, and I really love the flexibility working in googles cloud services gives me - its also the back end for my business.
I use a chomebook for working when Im out and about and have had fun setting this up to access transmission on my linux machine and run plex media player.
I have an old windows machine that i begrudgingly turn on when I need to run either SPSS (social science statistics software) or microsoft word (because ultimately my clients expect final format documents in word format, and I cant rely on either libre office or google docs to get the formatting perfectly when it comes to the final proofs of a document)
In my living room I use a screen and a chromecast, and use either android phones or the chromebook to send things to play on this.
Any tips for fun projects I can try that might be useful in my setup...I was thinking of maybe setting up a virtual machine on the linux and trying to run word in this, but open to other fun ideas and project that would hook me into the world of linux more .....not looking in the slightest to move away from my reliance on google apps ...but it would be great to find a way of integrating this into linux more , without moving to storing data locally too heavily..... something to make chrome and unity seem more at one would be great
So any ideas?submitted by /u/danmoxon1