[Novalug] Last question before re-installing Lucid
dc.loco at gmail.com
Tue Jun 1 06:17:02 EDT 2010
Does booting from the live CD connect to the Internet okay? If not, then the
trouble is not with the install...
On Jun 1, 2010 12:54 AM, <cmhowe at patriot.net> wrote:
Thanks to answers by Nino, Greg and Kevin, I think I am ready to
re-install. Her is my final question.
What do I do to be sure it ignores what makes it the mess that it is? As I
said, the main thing that goes wrong is that it doesn't behave as it
should when it connecxts to the internet. Specifically: When I boot but
don't connect, I get wallpaper. Fine. When I tell it to connect, i.e.,
open Firefox and show me Slashdot, it takes its time and maybe won't
connect at all. Same for my other sites. Nobody has volunteered a
diagnosis (no surprise; I didn't expect anyone to try), so reinstall.
Presumably when I boot with a Lucid DVD in the DVD/CD-ROM drive, the
installation process sees partitions it is ok with. Will it say to itself,
ignore what is in all of them; I'm going to install what I please? I think
I could force it to install everything new by changing a partition size?
Is that what I should do?
The following ought to work. If things get screwed up, I could buy a new
hard disk and install on that. I could wipe the one I have clean and do
what? If I put it in an external case that connects using USB 3.0, the
connection would be fast enough? Would that be feasible?
Comments welcome, but I don't expect any.
Charlie the Perpetual Newbie
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