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Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by Easy Rhino, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Guitarrassdeamor

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    I think I have a bigger problem than that now. I partitioned one of my 500gb hard drives in half to use Ubuntu. on. From what it appears, somehow it took my 240gb SSD and decided to write itself over my windows installation. So now I lost my windows installation after I specifically specified it to write over the blank partition I had set. Yipee. This is why I don't fuck with Linux often unless I have a standalone or virtual machine. Apparently plenty of people have had this problem says Google.

    It apparently saw my windows partition as free space. What stupid horseshit.
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  2. Chevalr1c

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    Always choose for manual partitioning in the OS's drive assignment phase, mounting the installment partition (the "root" partition) as "/" and making a swap partition mounted as "swap" (the latter is for virtual memory and hibernation stuff).

    I am doing it mannually as well, when installinhg Windows, BTW.
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  3. Guitarrassdeamor

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    I did. I partitioned the drive beforehand, and it said there was 2xx of free space, which is what I partitioned. So I clicked install on that drive, and with / as the mount point, and it installed. It gave me a Windows 7 option when I booted, so I figured I was fine and continued to mess with it. But nooo, apparently 2xx of free space means what Windows is installed on. Makes complete sense. :rolleyes:
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    If it literally said "use free space" you did select what I call the "No-No Method". Even when partitioning the matter beforehand, you still need to select "partition manually", which is way down below.
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    I'm not sure what you're saying. I personally partitioned the drive, and instead of using "beside Windows 7" etc, I chose the last option, and selected the disk. The disk said 2xx FREE SPACE. So I thought that was my blank partition I had just created. Apparently, FREE SPACE means Windows was installed here but fuck Windows I'm Ubuntu. It said NOTHING about NTFS, nothing about it having space, nothing at all.
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    Then I misunderstood you. It is indeed very weird. I know that Linux Mint and Sabayon should do it right. Maybe consider those?
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  7. Guitarrassdeamor

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    Steam only works under Ubuntu right? That is the only thing I'm dual booting for, else I'd dual boot Fedora if anything because that is more of what I actually "need" to learn. Luckily all my data is on other drives and Windows and Steam games are the only thing on my C drive, but losing my FireFox bookmarks and everything = not fun.
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    Well, Sabayon has got Steam in their package depository and IIRC Steam for Linux is available as a deb file from Valve's website (which works with Linux Mint too, because its package management related software is the same as that from Ubuntu/Debian/Aptosid).

    Edit: if you don't know what to choose, choose Mint.
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    Sorry to hear about what happen to Your partitioning.

    And alas, yet another example of "one should always triple check which device is being worked on when partitioning."
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  10. Guitarrassdeamor

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    On Mint now, this time it installed correctly, and yet it STILL listed my 240gb drive as non NTFS and free space. That is stupid as hell. Anyways, installing Steam now, hopefully it actually takes unlike the Ubuntu install which didn't actually install the 10 times I tried it.
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    Maybe it is related to the SSD one way or another? Firmware or anything like that...

    NTFS is supported by default in case of Mint etc. because those OSes ship with ntfsprogs included into the .iso image.
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    So I got everything installed and running, tried to install ATI driver, didn't work so well. Tried beta driver first, didn't act right at all, then installed the non beta driver over it, and it didn't act right and recognized the PC as a laptop. Removed using this post http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=208&t=110025#p621085 and rebooted.

    How do I get the drivers installed for my card correctly?
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    I'm in the same boat with the AMD drivers. Installing the NVIDIA drivers is a walk in the park.
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    Did you try drivers from the AMD website or from the package manager?

    On a sidenote: it is silly how "user friendly" distros always let folks have issues.
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  15. Guitarrassdeamor

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    Damn.
    Those were the drivers I downloaded, from the website. Tried both the beta and other drivers, no dice. Same thing happened on Ubuntu when I tried to install them too, it screwed the system up.
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    Mine wouldn't install right on 12.04 even though I built them from the .run file using the instructions from an Ubuntu guide. Kept getting an OpenGL error when I tried to launch TF2 and I couldn't increase my refresh rate to 120Hz.
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  17. Guitarrassdeamor

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    Code:
    Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1355957371_client)
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    threadtools.cpp (1439) : Assertion Failed: Permission denied
    Assert( Assertion Failed: Permission denied ):/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/tier0/threadtools.cpp:1439
    
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    FATAL: exception not rethrown
    /home/tristan/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: line 287:  6856 Aborted                 $DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$PLATFORM/$STEAMEXE" "$@"
    I also get that when I try to run Steam. Got a similar error on Ubuntu.
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    permissions denied. run it as sudo.
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    First thing I tried. No dice. That was the sudo output.
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    Use the package manager (software centre, or Synaptic) to install the drivers. Make sure you select the propietary drivers from AMD.
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    When I open up the package manager, it says I have these installed already. Are these correct?

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    Cool. Got those installed, now am getting a different Steam error message. I've tried sudo apt-get remove Steam and sudo apt-get purge steam and tried to reinstall it. When I do reinstall it, it installs in around 5 seconds. Assuming it isn't correctly installing the files it needs to?

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    [sudo] password for tristan: 
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    (process:3811): Gtk-WARNING **: This process is currently running setuid or setgid.
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    roaming config store loaded successfully - 5571 bytes.
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    threadtools.cpp (2888) : Assertion Failed: Illegal termination of worker thread 'UICEFThread'
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    threadtools.cpp (2889) : Assertion Failed: Deleting thread object from the thread, this is bad
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    CAsyncIOManager: 0 threads terminating.  0 reads, 0 writes, 0 deferrals.
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    /home/tristan/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: line 287:  3811 Segmentation fault      $DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$PLATFORM/$STEAMEXE" "$@"
    


    EDIT: Removed with package manager, restarted, reinstalled, Steam came up (clicking on the icon).
    Now I get this error. It comes up, runs for a bit, then shuts down putting the last line of code in the terminal. When I run it clicking or non sudo, it quits with the same error or hangs (usually when I just open the icon) at Connecting to Account .....


    Now the other issue I have is after restarting, I had to disable my second display to put my first display in 1920x1200. I cannot enable the other display, 1440x900, without getting this error:

    The requested configuration for the displays could not be applied
    required virtual size does not fit available size: requested=(3360, 1200), minimum=(320, 200), maximum=(1920, 1920)
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    Did you do the display stuff in the Catalyst Control Center?
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    It won't let me in CCC, it is blurred out.

    Okay, so this time it wasn't blurred out, and let me try it. It has you restart every time you make a change, FYI. So I switched it to extend my display, and it booted me into laptop mode, and running my mouse across the main display made it come from the other side like an infinite loop. The second display showed "picture", a clear white background, so it was being recognized. It also gave me two of everything, two trays, two start menus, two folder icons.
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