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> complete ignorance, killdisk
post Feb 14 2011, 05:26 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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Hi, i finally made the jump to linux after hearing about all the sweet features over the years and am perplexed and just dumbfounded on where to go from here. Obviously experience is a must, but i seem to just be lost as a whole thus far.

A few days ago, i wiped my harddrive clean using kill disk and the only way i could get my computer to recognize an operating system was by using the ultimate boot disk and the parted magic linus setup.

I have ub ' downloaded(the iso that is) and i'd like to run it however when i pop the ultimate boot disk out of my cd-rom upon restart i am prompted wit h the missing operating system message and when im using the parted magic system im not able to gain access and open the Ub'' iso/program to upgrade. I wish this was the biggest of my problems, i also am not able to fully grasp what im actually doing with the ultimate boot disk, as to why should i have to have it in my cd-rom to be able to finally gain access to my computer. I was under the impression that by booting it and loading the parted magic system it would be written to my drive so that i could run it naturally and regain access to my cd-rom drive. However that doesnt seem possible.

I also am not able to completely and legibly read the font and which im typing at or reading these forums. Is there a way to make the font bigger when browsing with Mozilla? Or is this an obsolete browsing software on linux? I've manually went and changed the preferences/general/font size but still to no avail.

Also, why does my "Mount" popup keep popping up, am i somehow running on a different partition because i remember having a bunch more space,

If any of yall could help me out with some of my problems, it'd be so great fully appreciated. Im lost and need help in this big intriguing new world
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post Feb 15 2011, 07:56 AM
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Its GNU/

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How did you burn the Ubuntu CD? What application did you use to create the CD and what happens when you boot the computer using the Ubuntu CD?
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