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answered Displaylink USB show “Logo / Loading” on monitor
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comment Can you install Ubuntu directly to a HDD?
If the Sony has an internet connection (or can at least read the CD long enough to copy wubi.exe) and Windows XP I would go the wubi route myself - I believe that you can even wipe windows right afterwards if you like with wubi-move. Ubuntu will be a nice upgrade for the Sony - make sure that it has a 3D card or onboard 3D or maybe consider steering clear of Unity.
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comment Can you install Ubuntu directly to a HDD?
If you have windows on there already you could install Ubuntu from within windows via wubi - just thought I'd mention that for an effort at completeness.
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comment Can you install Ubuntu directly to a HDD?
Hi Sean - good luck to you with this. The information you need is at the Ubuntu Netboot page: help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/Netboot - I've never done it, so can't be much more constructive, but you'll need to make a boot floppy to start the netboot if your computer can't boot from the network card directly, as documented above.
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comment root and home are on seperate partitions, but home still uses up space on root?
Sorry to ask you to keep deleting your stuff for diagnostic purposes! Do you use any windows programs via wine on your dropbox files?
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answered Locally stream media files
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comment root and home are on seperate partitions, but home still uses up space on root?
Thanks @Void - could you tell us exactly what files you deleted, and from where? Under ~/ as you said before? Symlinks seems the most probable cause at this stage.
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answered Can you install Ubuntu directly to a HDD?
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comment root and home are on seperate partitions, but home still uses up space on root?
Or if you could post the results of your df -h test before and after deleting files under ~/ as you describe?
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comment Can the shopping lens be changed to display results from Amazon.co.uk?
Please see this question for more on the affiliate tag.
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comment Can the shopping lens be changed to display results from Amazon.co.uk?
Thanks for this @Felix - I have /usr/share/app-install/desktop/unity-webapps-common:ubuntu-amazon-default.deskt‌​op as well, however a change in this file has no effect for me - only /usr/share/applications/ubuntu-amazon-default.desktop has me going to the desired locale's url. I also note that visiting amazon.com via the webapp runner normally inserts a tag for the affiliate program (which helps to fund ubuntu development) - to restore this use amazon.co.uk/?tag=u1webapp-uk-21, which works fine.
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answered Can the shopping lens be changed to display results from Amazon.co.uk?