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Apr
30
comment Windows 7 change folder permissions when options are greyed out
It looked like it worked, and when I went to set "Full Control" for all of the users there was no error pop-up. But when I go to delete, it still gives me the "You require permission from Danny-PC\Danny to make changes to this folder" pop-up (and that user is me) with only Try Again and Cancel buttons. I also tried rd /s /q from the command line and just get a bunch of "Access denied"
Apr
30
comment Windows 7 change folder permissions when options are greyed out
That's what I'm saying, this doesn't work. I changed ownership, so when I open the owner menu it says I'm the owner. Then I go to change permissions, and when I click apply I get an "Error Applying Security" pop-up, that says "Access is denied" for each subfolder, so I hit cancel. When I go back to look at permissions, the boxes (including "Full Control") are checked for me. But I still get the "You need permission to perform this action" pop-up when I try to delete the folder. This is why I say I can't change the permissions. Is there no sudo rm -rf equivalent in windows I can use?
Dec
8
comment How to install CentOS 5.5?
This is what I ended up using. I edited your answer to add more details in case others are trying to install from a live cd and choose to go this route.
Dec
8
comment How to install CentOS 5.5?
@BRPocock Good to know, I won't worry about updating to 6 in that case.
Dec
8
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.
Aug
19
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"
May
26
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
26
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
21
comment Disable or sleep secondary hard drive in Macbook
I have the same question for Windows 7, is it possible there?