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Jan
15
comment Performance cost of running Ubuntu from external hard drive
booting anything off an external will always be slow and not so snappy. This questions is a bit, um... pointless?
Jan
15
comment How large should I make root, home, and swap partitions?
Made the answer a community wiki :)
Jan
15
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Jan
15
comment How large should I make root, home, and swap partitions?
If you will go that route I'd suggest 25GB to / and 35 to /home.
Jan
15
comment Can you tell whether I have a hardware or software problem with a DVD-ROM drive?
kk I'll leave this one to a kernel expert then - must be a common factor in terms of the configurations you used on your systems.
Jan
15
comment Problem deleting broken files on external drive
Please check the disk as it might have errors. If you have windows let windows check it.
Jan
15
comment How large should I make root, home, and swap partitions?
feel free to edit as you see fit :) - this answer is open source ^^
Jan
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revised How large should I make root, home, and swap partitions?
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Jan
15
answered How large should I make root, home, and swap partitions?
Jan
15
comment Multiple monitors, multiple workspaces?
It is possible with compiz, but a bit tricky to set up. What graphics card do you have? That could be useful. Are you using metacity?
Jan
15
comment Problem deleting broken files on external drive
Can you tell us what you did on the command line? Did you try doing a disk check on the external drive? And please add what format your drive is in (e.g. EXT4, EXT3, XFS, NTFS, FAT32, EXFAT, etc).
Jan
15
revised Problem deleting broken files on external drive
Some tags were not truly relevant.
Jan
15
comment Can you tell whether I have a hardware or software problem with a DVD-ROM drive?
No clue then, seems like a problem with the DVDs to me. Is this a fresh install of 10.10?
Jan
15
comment Can you tell whether I have a hardware or software problem with a DVD-ROM drive?
ahh well probably you are trying to copy protected DVDs? I highly doubt you would have the same problem on two systems with the same DVDs and it be a software/hardware problem.
Jan
15
answered Disk failure is imminent (laptop hard drive, ~5 months old)
Jan
15
answered How can I share my desktop using Skype?
Jan
15
revised What package is responsible for the functionality of the keyboard
spelling fixed for clearer reading.
Jan
15
answered Can you tell whether I have a hardware or software problem with a DVD-ROM drive?
Jan
15
answered No option to Shutdown when running from Live CD
Jan
15
comment No option to Shutdown when running from Live CD
this is not a question.