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Dec
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accepted How to install CentOS 5.5?
Dec
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suggested suggested edit on How to install CentOS 5.5?
Dec
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comment How to install CentOS 5.5?
@BRPocock Good to know, I won't worry about updating to 6 in that case.
Dec
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comment How to install CentOS 5.5?
@Paul Thanks, I couldn't imagine I would have to do something special. I guess it was a problem the burner or the dvd or something. I ended up booting from the live cd and doing a netinstall.
Dec
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asked How to install CentOS 5.5?
Oct
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asked CentOS - mdadm raid1 drive won't mount to default location
Aug
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awarded  Supporter
Aug
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comment Ubuntu 11.04 graphics problem
Good idea, the only problem is if I shut off a graphics card in BIOS then Windows won't be able to use it either (in my experience Ubuntu is nowhere near robust enough to run as my only OS, so I need to dual-boot. No netflix?! plus gnome is slow as hell compared to Win7). I eventually got it all to work using some ridiculous combination of 3 different tutorials, and then a week later the graphics stopped booting again for no apparent reason. In any case, I'll just stick to running Linux in a VM for the time being. I guess I'm just not a "Linux guy"
Jul
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answered Use Sandy Bridges integrated graphics (or activate switchable graphics) in Ubuntu
Jul
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awarded  Editor
Jul
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revised Ubuntu 11.04 graphics problem
deleted 972 characters in body; edited title
Jul
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asked Ubuntu 11.04 graphics problem
Jun
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asked Use Sandy Bridges integrated graphics (or activate switchable graphics) in Ubuntu
May
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comment Spin down secondary HDD on Windows 7 HP Notebook
@AttackingHobo, Chris - I hadn't thought of that, I'll move my swap to hdd (I don't mind so much if Ubuntu doesn't spin down the hdd when not in use since I primarily use Ubuntu for working, usually when I'm plugged in). I already disabled the swap equivalent in Windows7. How much do browser cache writes hurt ssd lifespan? I've heard its best to use RAM cache in firefox, but then nothing is cached when I first turn on the computer. Plus I prefer chrome/chromium which doesn't have that option.
May
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comment Spin down secondary HDD on Windows 7 HP Notebook
@nhinkle - I wish I had seen that, I only managed to find a few much less thorough explanations. I bought the caddy from newmodeus, did a clean install of Win7 and Ubuntu 11 on the SSD (in my primary hard drive slot since it has a 6 Gbit/s SATA connection) and put the hdd in the optical bay. It was actually a very painless process, the only headaches came from installing ubuntu, which apparently does not play nicely with switchable graphics and wouldn't automatically install the ATI driver since it's proprietary.
May
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awarded  Student
May
21
asked Spin down secondary HDD on Windows 7 HP Notebook
May
21
comment Disable or sleep secondary hard drive in Macbook
I have the same question for Windows 7, is it possible there?