Linux Ubuntu is really, really shit.

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by warmijwilfaain, May 3, 2008.

  1. warmijwilfaain
    OP

    warmijwilfaain War Mage MILF

    Member
    1,297
    43
    Sep 30, 2007
    Kent. lolol
    OK, I thought it would be fun today to see if I could use my laptop to dualboot Linux (Ubuntu) and XP.
    Hahahahaha. Not fun.

    Thanks to Linux, it deleted a really important system file which means I can't run XP anymore [​IMG]
    And to make matters worse, Linux isn't even properly installed, meaning I have to run it off a fucking CD, and only have 3gbs to do stuff with.

    I HATE YOU LINUX
     
  2. mad567

    mad567 D. Gregar

    Member
    505
    0
    Aug 30, 2007
    Greece
    London, UK
    I hate them too i prefer osx
     
  3. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

    Member
    3,016
    433
    Nov 6, 2005
    United States
    Foggy California
    You have 420 posts.

    Sounds like you miffed up the Ubuntu install. Better get all your judgments in now before you really try it and hate it based on your own mistakes.
     
  4. juggernaut911

    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

    Member
    4,153
    21
    Jul 13, 2006
    United States
    linux is a pain!

    I am prone to errors in ubuntu.

    /me sticks with XP! [​IMG]
     
  5. Urza

    Urza hi

    Member
    6,493
    89
    Jul 18, 2007
    United States
    Pro-tip:

    Read the dialogue windows instead of mindlessly clicking "Next".
     
  6. Chotaz

    Chotaz I'm back! :D

    Member
    757
    0
    Sep 20, 2007
    that only happens if you do shitty shit, it went well for me with Ubunti/winxpsp2
     
  7. chuckstudios

    chuckstudios Putting the pro in procrastination

    Member
    896
    0
    Jul 19, 2006
    United States
    North Carolina, USA
    No offense, but it sounds like it was your fault and not Linux's. If you do the partitioning correctly, Ubuntu should never touch your Windows partition. I've done multiple Linux installs and all of them have succeeded except one (Fedora 6 I believe), but Windows was still able to boot fine.
     
  8. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

    Member
    1,940
    0
    Jan 11, 2008
    United States
    Use your XP installation disk to recover it, and forget Ubuntu.
     
  9. warmijwilfaain
    OP

    warmijwilfaain War Mage MILF

    Member
    1,297
    43
    Sep 30, 2007
    Kent. lolol
    Yup, well, I'm searching for the Windows XP disc. Not right now, but, ugh.

    And I did partition the drives before. Apparently.

    God knows why.
     
  10. Dack

    Dack GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    603
    0
    Aug 26, 2007
    UK
    XP = Are you sure you want to do that?
    Linux = Are you sure you meant to do that?

    I had a similar thing where I inadvertently booted an Xp install disc on a dual boot system. XP then decided to repair the boot sector without informing me. Goodbye Grub loader as a result.

    All OS's have their little 'quirks".
     
  11. Narin

    Narin The Cheat Master, kupo!

    Former Staff
    2,624
    26
    Feb 19, 2008
    United States
    I easily created a dual boot of an existing Windows XP install and Linux, in this case, Ubuntu from the live CD with no problems. You just have to carefully read the dialog windows for the installer and make sure everything is set up correctly for your system.
     
  12. j5c077

    j5c077 dood

    Member
    248
    0
    Aug 7, 2003
    United States
    youre really really shit

    just because you dont know you to use an OS or work with partitions for that matter doesnt mean its the OS's fault
     
  13. warmijwilfaain
    OP

    warmijwilfaain War Mage MILF

    Member
    1,297
    43
    Sep 30, 2007
    Kent. lolol
    Shut up, you failure.
    Er, whoops, I mean, that's your own opinion, please shut your mouth. You are not allowed to state your opinion on the internet.
    You don't know anything about how well I can run an OS.
    Thank you, bye.
     
  14. RedIce

    RedIce GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    268
    0
    Dec 15, 2003
    Lisbon
    At least now you learned that you are not smart enough to install linux ^^
     
  15. warmijwilfaain
    OP

    warmijwilfaain War Mage MILF

    Member
    1,297
    43
    Sep 30, 2007
    Kent. lolol
    LOL, doubt that. Maybe just a crappy ISO, or something, because I followed the instructions to the letter =/
    So I have no idea what went wrong.
     
  16. Narin

    Narin The Cheat Master, kupo!

    Former Staff
    2,624
    26
    Feb 19, 2008
    United States
    At any rate, I'll say this, its really easy to screw up your system when trying to dual boot an existing drive. Theres risk of your system being fragmented with fragments all over the place. In some cases, making room for a partition can corrupt or delete files if the system is all over the place. Its best to defrag your system before attempting to create a new partition to lower the risk of stray fragments ending up in the section of your hard disk that gets wiped to make room for the new partition.
     
  17. RedIce

    RedIce GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    268
    0
    Dec 15, 2003
    Lisbon
    A 'crappy ISO' won't make the install fuck up your other partitions.
    What i suppose happened was you somehow overwrote the start of a windows partition. What i'd suggest is that you partition your disk using the wizard provided with linux ubuntu, and if i remember correctly, you need one partition for the OS itself and one partition for the swap. A quick google for a ubuntu install guide should reveal the specifics of that.
    I use linux for work only, and tbh prefer windows also.
     
  18. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

    Member
    3,016
    433
    Nov 6, 2005
    United States
    Foggy California
    Hmm i see.
     
  19. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

    Supervisor
    11,036
    7,349
    Oct 23, 2007
    Italy
    PowerLevel: 9001
    The last Ubuntu version permits you to install a virtual partition of it in shape of images on your Win partition. So even if Ubuntu explodes, Win still runs fine. Why didn't you do that? [​IMG]

    Just use Wubi (it's on the CD, just insert it in Windows), and it's a joke for everyone [​IMG]

    Uninstalling it is as easy as uninstalling programs, so...


    BTW... I've installed a lot of Linux distros and I can't see how it could have damaged a Win system file.

    Maybe it's only a MBR thing.

    Just try to do "FIXBOOT" or "FIXMBR" from the WinXP recovery. Just google on how to do it [​IMG]

    Ubuntu has an option on its boot menu to check the integrity of the CD to avoid things like that. Have you did that, before installing? [​IMG]
     
  20. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    Member
    4,888
    37
    May 14, 2006
    United States
    Or maybe you're retarded and saw that your manufacturer already made a (most likely a recovery) second partition so you thought it was ok to go ahead and install Linux on one of them.