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    how to know that components are in my pc before switching to linux

    do you mean on a permanent basis . ubuntu will boot by default unless i make another choice (win 7 in my case.).
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    Ubuntu won't let me sign in.

    if i knew how to do a screen capture from that screen(s) , it would make things much simpler and expedient. ??? have yet to try cn/alt/F2. I get stuck at failed to start session, so that suggest a session-related issue. We'll see . I'm ecstatic that my old HHD et al got transfered to new...
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    Ubuntu won't let me sign in.

    hey ... while mmm here, and before i post a thread... can you tell me how to do a screengrab while in a terminal or Dos? I've been doing the camera thing.
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    Ubuntu won't let me sign in.

    hahaha. no problem. central Canada (= central standard time) where the sky is huge. not interested too much about cherooting tho, except for maybe when it's smoke time. Did you know pot's legal in Canada now? Wish I were younger and a little wilder, cuz it doesn't have the same appeal to me...
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    My Lotto numbers haven't come in yet, so I still can't update my status. :cool:

    My Lotto numbers haven't come in yet, so I still can't update my status. :cool:
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    Dive right in... the water's fine

    Just commenting on how at this time there are 6 members and 498 guests online here. Jump in, you lurkers! The water's fine.
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    how to know that components are in my pc before switching to linux

    me too. Much easier to make your OS choice at a prompt screen than to have to fiddle around in the bios everytime. What i have found though (assuming running linux/windows dual boot) , is that you need to monitor any restart or boot, otherwise linux loads by default. This can be bothersome...
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    how to know that components are in my pc before switching to linux

    try CPU-Z. very small windows program that lists everything you want to know. processor, ram, type and make of ram, etc.
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    hI NICE TO MEET ALL OF YOU.

    have a try at pitivi (linux) for video. Also, inkscape has its uses for image manipulation.
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    hi with mint, youll be getting updates every other day or so. i find annoying. I like the...

    hi with mint, youll be getting updates every other day or so. i find annoying. I like the screen layout though, over ubuntu. cheers.
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    Ubuntu won't let me sign in.

    bit of irony there with the puff of smoke. :cool:
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    [solved]: To clone or to image?

    oh i get it now. i see. yes. cloning would require formatting and erasure, unlike creating an iso . good point. but in my case, i was working with new blank empty drive to which i wanted to copy everything so didnt matter in this case. thanks for the input. everything honky dory now.
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    [solved]: To clone or to image?

    enlightening! No hdd failure here, or corrupted drive. The goal was to copy my c drive in entirety to a new ssd. In which doing, i met with success. The funny thing in doing so, was that a new drive (letter ? was created, this being very small. I could send a screencap i suppose would...
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    Posting Screenshots At This Site - READ THIS for easy way

    excuse me for haven been curt or terse or one of those other words from the same family . you can supple up that audio if you wanted to, which i think you would want to do, cuz we be geeky yes? from your video program, send the audio off to audacity. in audacity, sample a second or 2 of...
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    Ubuntu won't let me sign in.

    i need windows for several programs that are as yet unavailable in linux. I intend to keep offline in win 7 when support ends. which will be somewhat of a nuisance. smoke getting to you over there mate? bad situ. the whole world watching the fires. very sad.
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    Ubuntu won't let me sign in.

    yes i have ubuntu iso but i dont want to go that deep just yet. but hold that thought!
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    Ubuntu won't let me sign in.

    i dunno cheroot from adam. cheroot brings to mind the cigars clint eastwood used to smoke in those westerns. thats the extent of my chroot knowledge. but if you could guide me from a terminal screen that would be great. not today though but thank you vm.
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    Ubuntu won't let me sign in.

    Thank you. I'll try the c a f2 first. I get to the login (primary screen -- mostly blank (ubuntu logo ) except wirless is enabled, password box is there. it asks please enter password... ok... i do.. then it says unable to start session. ill try getting around that with the advice from you...
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