Making the move

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    Making the move

    To Linux.

    My HDD is in dire need of a clean. Everything is so untidy it's unbelievable and a pain in the butt to work with. Plus I'm rapidly running out of space on my Windows partition.

    The other is a ~50 GB Xubuntu Linux that I can't get rid of because of various reasons. If I erase the partitions and use them under Windows then GRUB dies and I can't reinstall the Windows bootloader since I don't have an install dis...

    Hmm. Actually I just had a thought. If I create boot floppies for Windows, do they have fixmbr and diskpart on them?

    That's all I need to get my space back from ol' Lin-Lins.

    Watch this space - I'll be back in about an hour (or longer if I do something wrong).
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    Nope, they don't. Darn.

    Anyway as I was saying. I'm totally willing to do it, but there are a few things I need to clear up first. I've got an MP3 player (a Creative Zen Nano Plus) and would really like to be able change the music I've got on it right now. Could someone help me with this? (I'm going to google it later but figured there are quite a few Linux users here, so what the hell).

    Note to self: Check C-Media's site for Linux sound drivers for your card!!

    I won't be able to play three quaters of my games, but as long as I've got UT2004, I'm happy. I'm pretty sure Quake 2 and Doom 3 are ported too, right? (Oh, what about GTA: SA?)

    Erm, I think that's it. I get everything I need (compiler, assembler, favvy games, browser, GIMP, moozick).

    No doubt I'll be back here laters since I'm bound to have forgotten something.

    (Oh, I can't afford another XP CD).
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    Zzzzz

    I totally thought this thread was going to be about something
    awesome. Like you making the move on a woman or something.
    But noooo. It's about Linux. Again. Another friggin' Linux thread!

    You're all boring. Seriously. Why don't you people ever talk
    about interesting stuff? It's cool that you're all geeks and
    whatnot, but c'mon. Even the nerdiest dweeb of all the geeks on
    Earth can't possibly find cProg General entertaining.

    General is supposed to be about movies and video games. Or
    maybe some of you are trying to cope with relationship issues.
    Those types of threads should also be here. God, I would be
    absolutely thrilled to read about your love lives. Deatails, plz.
    Pictures?

    Serious. 14 of the non-stickied threads on General right now
    are about computers. Why the hell doesn't anybody post their
    suicide notes here anymore? Or talk about Jesus????

    ehtpiaeht385y086@i45h;o214

    From this point on this thread is about Superman Returns!
    I saw that in the theater today and it ruled. I love superman. He
    sorta reminds me of myself. I mean, people look at me as all sensitive
    and fragile-like; but underneath all that, I'm a man of steel. A
    superhero!

    T.T
    Last edited by Cheeze-It; 07-18-2006 at 07:18 AM.
    Staying away from General.

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    lol, thought this was going to be about women also, but as it's about linux i have nothing to contribute :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethic
    From this point on this thread is about Superman Returns!
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=vgYhLIThT...ith%20superman

    Funniest story I have ever heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethic
    From this point on this thread is about Superman Returns!
    Sure. This almost exactly sums up what I thought of the movie poster. That guy must have been reading my mind.

    Quote Originally Posted by ethic
    Or talk about Jesus????
    What about a Superman/Jesus combo?

    [edit] Now if we could only find a sympathetic mod that would change the title of this derailed thread.
    If I did your homework for you, then you might pass your class without learning how to write a program like this. Then you might graduate and get your degree without learning how to write a program like this. You might become a professional programmer without knowing how to write a program like this. Someday you might work on a project with me without knowing how to write a program like this. Then I would have to do you serious bodily harm. - Jack Klein

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    Quote Originally Posted by divineleft
    Hehe.

    Sure. This almost exactly sums up what I thought of the movie poster. That guy must have been reading my mind.
    Dude, seriously. You better not be mocking Superman. The
    movie kicked ass. Right on. It is, by far, the best super hero
    movie ever released. Better than the X-Men movies (I just
    saw X2 a couple weeks ago. Hated it), better than Fantastic
    Four (duh). It's just great.

    Batman Begins was awesome, but he's not a super hero.
    Staying away from General.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethic
    Dude, seriously. You better not be mocking Superman. The
    movie kicked ass. Right on. It is, by far, the best super hero
    movie ever released. Better than the X-Men movies (I just
    saw X2 a couple weeks ago. Hated it), better than Fantastic
    Four (duh). It's just great.

    Batman Begins was awesome, but he's not a super hero.
    I'll admit that I haven't seen Superman. I've never been a big Superman fan for one simple reason. Superman's ultimate enemy is a rock. That's pretty weak.

    Not to derail the derail, but I'm hoping for some fireworks on a neighboring thread. You know it's going to be good when it starts out with...
    Quote Originally Posted by MDofRockyView
    Well cup cake, I didn't mean to offend you, but I like to see you get angry, just don't ask me why.
    If I did your homework for you, then you might pass your class without learning how to write a program like this. Then you might graduate and get your degree without learning how to write a program like this. You might become a professional programmer without knowing how to write a program like this. Someday you might work on a project with me without knowing how to write a program like this. Then I would have to do you serious bodily harm. - Jack Klein

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    Yeah, that was rather demining...

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    We all know I haven't got a love life.
    I still haven't seen that movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ethic
    Why the hell doesn't anybody post their
    suicide notes here anymore?
    I believe something was actually added to the forum guidelines about that.
    "Think not but that I know these things; or think
    I know them not: not therefore am I short
    Of knowing what I ought."
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    ...So superman fries eggs with his lazer eyes. I don't even remember where I saw that, it was probably one of the Superman movies. It's just as likely that I'm wrong as usual and it was on an old television show. I'm probably the only person who misses Superman on TV. He's so awesome.

    I have a friend who thinks that Captain America is better than Superman, and he's really wrong about that. Superman had more girls, movie deals, star roles and what not than Captain America will ever have. "[Captain America] was popular during World War II; America needed a hero, and he embodied the spirit..." Eventually I stopped listening to him, because all the Captain America fans became Superman fans eventually except him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by citizen
    Eventually I stopped listening to him, because all the Captain America fans became Superman fans eventually except him.
    This shows an amount of wisdom worthy of respect on your part.

    Captain America - nifty shield = strange guy running around in pajamas.
    If I did your homework for you, then you might pass your class without learning how to write a program like this. Then you might graduate and get your degree without learning how to write a program like this. You might become a professional programmer without knowing how to write a program like this. Someday you might work on a project with me without knowing how to write a program like this. Then I would have to do you serious bodily harm. - Jack Klein

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    > Captain America - nifty shield = strange guy running around in pajamas.

    Maybe, but he's running around in pajamas for AMERICA. Maybe you love communism, but it's not for me.

    Commie.

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    Daredevil!

    Everyone else's a wuss................................. although on that bloody movie daredevil looked like a wuss

    The comics. That was the real deal. Forget the movies.
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    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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