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Learning Mathematica and Prolog for logic programming. (Ubuntu 12.04LTS)

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Aug
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Nov
25
comment Boot-Repair after messing up NTFS partition
@mikewhatever I created a working swap partition and my netbook now runs Mathematica! Before, it couldn't even start the self-installing .sh. Success. =)
Nov
25
comment Boot-Repair after messing up NTFS partition
@Takkat Yes, Disk D did sound strange! I wound up clearing the whole disk and creating four fresh partitions for Ubuntu (boot, root, home, swap), and NO dual-boot. I was able to back up all my files. Thanks a lot to everyone for your help!!!
Nov
24
comment Boot-Repair after messing up NTFS partition
@mikewhatever I was misreading TestDisk, it's actually telling me the partitions are on Disk D, not that they're deleted. But they're ALL listed as Primary, with a duplicate of SDA1.
Nov
24
comment Boot-Repair after messing up NTFS partition
@Takkat I don't know why anything would be encrypted! This adventure has been less than exciting, my excellent companions notwithstanding. If I re-install Ubuntu alone, new partitions will be assigned, that is correct? I think I'll do that. I still feel the need for a Lin swap partition because heavy software often maxes out my virtual memory, and I have a plentiful hd. Hibernation would also be great. I'm not yet discouraged!
Nov
24
comment Boot-Repair after messing up NTFS partition
@mikewhatever As you can see, TestDisk says all of my partitions are currently "Deleted", and it seems I'll have to re-assign all of them. When I enter the "Change type" menu, I am asked to choose from a sizeable list; I mentioned the few items that sounded relevant to FAT32 as an example. Takkat is probably correct in that I would have to know what type the partitions were originally.
Nov
24
comment Boot-Repair after messing up NTFS partition
@mikewhatever I was under the impression that a swap partition augments RAM. It's not speed per se that is the problem, but the fact that Mathematica won't run on Linux even though it runs fine on windows.
Nov
24
revised Boot-Repair after messing up NTFS partition
Deleted broken image links.
Nov
24
comment Boot-Repair after messing up NTFS partition
Thank you very much for your detailed response. I am still having trouble deciding what "type" my partitions should be: for example, should the FAT32 partition be FAT16 >32 54 OnTrack or FAT32 63 Unixware, HURD or FAT32 LBA 64 Newtware 286 or something else? And how do I know for the rest? Also, both FAT32 and SDA1 need to be primary because they contain boot files, if I understand correctly?
Nov
23
comment Is there any way of changing the font size of the tabs in Chromium?
@DoR Was this ever resolved? I'm having the opposite issue, large cumbersome text in the tabs and omnibar. Why is everyone else seeing small text?
Nov
23
comment GParted 'NTFS signature missing' when creating new swap partition
@Takkat Thank you for recommending TestDisk.
Nov
23
revised Boot-Repair after messing up NTFS partition
Added images.
Nov
23
comment Boot-Repair after messing up NTFS partition
@mikewhatever P.S. All my partitions are currently "deleted". I'm assuming I want to have two main partitions, Win and Lin? Or put Lin on logic? Is there a difference in efficiency? What about boot partitions? I see Win has a separate boot, but Lin does not? Sorry I'm asking so many question, I know close to nothing about hardware and it's proving unreasonably difficult for me to acclimate to. Thanks again.
Nov
23
comment Boot-Repair after messing up NTFS partition
@mikewhatever I have been reading and reading about partitions but I'm having a hard time deciding what my settings should be (especially the partition type--which directory to mount on, name of the type (XENIX? OPUS? what?)). I want to have a large swap partition for Linux because it's slow, and I want to shrink my Windows partition in favor of Linux. If I attach a screenshot from TestDisk, could you please help me decide what my partition settings should be? Thank you in advance. =(
Nov
22
comment Grub rescue doesn't allow me to boot from LIVE CD/USB
Hi, try hitting the escape key as soon as you hit the power button and then hit F9. That should take you to Boot Device Options; select your CD or USB. =)
Nov
22
revised Boot-Repair after messing up NTFS partition
Added info.
Nov
22
revised Boot-Repair after messing up NTFS partition
Added info.
Nov
22
revised GParted 'NTFS signature missing' when creating new swap partition
Added update (link to follow-up question).
Nov
22
comment GParted 'NTFS signature missing' when creating new swap partition
@mikewhatever I don't have a way to boot Win7, and so wasn't able to follow the linked instructions. I opened a new question that includes my Boot-Repair Pastebin readout--it would be great if you could take a look at it when you have the time. Thanks again!
Nov
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asked Boot-Repair after messing up NTFS partition