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bio website hackification.com
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seen Apr 7 at 19:42

I'm primarily a .NET developer, slowly moving from desktop application development to web development. I'm trying to teach myself graphic design in my spare time.


Aug
9
comment Is there a mininal, command-line-only distribution of Ubuntu or similar that runs within MS Windows
VMWare is an option certainly, and a server version is exactly what I had in mind... just wondered whether there was a hybrid system out there.
Nov
4
comment How do I change from dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu to single-boot Ubuntu?
...and note that LiveCD automatically mounts swap partitions, so you'll need to 'swapoff' (using gparted) before it will let you move the,
Nov
4
comment How do I change from dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu to single-boot Ubuntu?
@user3940 - the point about unmounted partitions only was the corrrect one. I booted from a LiveCD, turned off swap, and was able to move and resize the extended and primary partitions. I also made sure grub was set up before I deleted the Windows partitions. If you want to leave an answer to that effect I'll mark it as the accepted one.
Nov
1
comment How do I change from dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu to single-boot Ubuntu?
@user3940 - will do. I'll check it tonight and post more info tomorrow.
Nov
1
comment How do I change from dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu to single-boot Ubuntu?
I did have a look at gparted, however: (a) I'd like to increase the size of / as it's a little small, and (b) the bootloader is actually on the "C:" drive - so if I wipe that I won't be able to boot. I guess part of my question is "how do I install a suitable bootloader on my existing / partition? And does it go on the ext4 bit or the overall extended bit?"
Nov
1
comment How do I change from dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu to single-boot Ubuntu?
It's basically a recovery disk for Windows, but held on the hard-drive. You can boot into it and it will reformat and reinstall Windows.