Another duplicate account from someone without the stones to say what they want using their normal nick,
Anyways, getting back op topic, GotSupreme, you should try crunchbang in vbox first simply because your windows partition is so big it doesnt leave your EXT3 partition whith that much space. And because testing out crunchbang in vbox gives you an idea of the partitioning step which is important to get right.
The advice given to people who wish to dual boot is to wipe windows and linux off the drive, reserve 50% for windows, in one partiton, then the other 50% can be split up into multiple partitions, one for / and another for swap and /home etc.
Theres a few threads where people have wanted to do just this on the forums, you can find them by searching for something like dual boot crunchbang
Now how do i do this? what do i select
The info you need has already been provided, theres no need to get mad with us.
Stop being so lazy and go read something.
Alternativley windows 8 is out soon and that looks like a child's toy, maybe that would be more suited for you.
I love satire, I often watch a program called "have i got news for you" in the UK.
But my all time fav comedian is Billy Connolly, im of the generation that started to watch him after his hair went grey, so he is like the grandad that says inappropriate things at family gatherings. I also hate politicol correctness and he is the champion of offending those pc, sandal wearing, tofu eating morons.
A buddy of mine had an old eee pc with a 16GB ssd in, he says it didnt last more than a year before it got very slow so he repalced it, im not sure about the experiences of other users with similar machines though, still a cheap 64GB ssd can be picked up for less than $50 so it mite be worth an investment if the solution here turns out to be an old worn drive.
Not everyone here would recomend mixing the sources for the different branches of debian, other users do this, but have more experience.
For example when i wanted a newer version of wine not available in statler rather than add sources for wheezy i just downloaded the source and compiled, at least then i could get my dependancies one by one and take my time through the process reading the outputs and googling errors etc.
If you have or can make backups of your personal data it mite be a good idea to resintall statler and see if you have these problems with a fresh install, then try update the system using the welcome script which can be run anytime by typing cb-welcome into a terminal.
Another user recently said that they noticed 4GB of space being taken up and they couldnt work out why, many people contributed to the thread, so there are some suggestions hrere:
I backup most of my configs, and updating usually doesnt take up any more space, there are occasions where a program is a little bigger though but im pretty sure updating programs wont be taking up several GB's of space everytime an update is run.
Is it possible to view and copy files from other partitions with Thunar into the Crunchbang partition? I know you can with Nautilus in Mint but in Thunar I can't find any other partitions shown in Thunar but I don't know if I am supposed to be able to.
You should search and read about ftsab.
The short of it you will need to add new lines to the file /etc/fstab for the dtives you want to access.
Make folders to mount these drives into, the recomended place is in /media, so if you dual boot with windows, you should make a folder in media called windows, and in fstab mount the drive there.
Then in thunar just navigate to the media folder and select the folder containing the drive auto mounted by fstab at bootup.
Are you using statler or waldorf?
The disk space could be caused by files in both your trash folder and the root users trash folder. Installing baobab will give you a graphical view of the space taken up by any folder you ask it to scan.
Its slightly odd that you had to reinstall dbus and polkit as they are included in crunchbang.
How big is the drive on your netbook? Is is an SSD? I heard somewhere the ssd's in early netbooks only last a few years and the last even less with many read/write operations. I think the user Mynis has a thread on installing crunchbang onto an SSD, which has some tips on what drive format to use, and some notes about maintenance and performance.
So from what i am thinking, linux systems, also need to be formatted and updated necessarily after some time to the newer version
No this isnt true, crunchbang statler is based on stable and doesnt get updates anywhere near as often as say arch, and in all the times ive reinstalled over a differnet linux OS i just did a quick erase of the file on the partitions before installing the new distro, no reformatting needed.
You can make a bootable arch usb with persistance. The info is on their forms/wiki.
The usb installation with persistance is different from a live cd/usb as when you reboot all changes are lost with a live cd, but the persistance option lets you make changes to the filesystem, add/remove software, its basically like a real hard disk installation except on some flash devices its slower.
So you could install openbox and tint2 and all the other crunchbang bits and they would remain there every time you booted the flash drive.
If you collect all the folders you want in the .config folder, then put them into an archive and stick them on something like dropbox, once you've booted your arch system from usb go to dropbox and download your configs, then unzip and put them into place.
If thunar is set to manage volumes then it auto opens a thunar window when a drive is connected, you can disable that in the thunar preferences and i also have noauto for each of the external drives in /etc/fstab.
I suspect corenominal has gvfs-backends in there because many users have NAS drives or network shares they would like to view in thunar rather than at the command line.
Have you modified your tint2 in any way or replaced the default configuration with one found online?
Have you checked your hard drive for errors with a graphical tool like palimpsest?
I also read somewhere that if there are errors in your openbox autostart file this can delay things running, make sure at the end of every item in the autostart file there is the & symbol.
More info on the openbox autostart file and openbox itself can be found in the wiki:
http://crunchbanglinux.org/wiki/howto/a … t_programs (autostart file)
http://crunchbanglinux.org/wiki/crunchb … tion_guide (openbox in general)
Also you can check for things that startup which are not shown in the openbox autostart file using a program called rcconf, some users install this and then use it to turn off things such as the bluetooth or clam daemon.
Some other users mite have had similar issues with certain versions of software,
Which version of crunchbang are you using? and can you post the output of
Its called user account control and you should search through the accounts section of the control panel. The option to turn on or off should be there.
some important bits of windows 7 group themselves under a process called svchost, one of which being aero for tha pretty desktop effects, in the past i killed one of the many svchost in my process list and the theme changed.
also this mite be worth a read:
Aircrack-ng works on crunchbang, there are some dependancies like iw, sqlilite, but you'll be told what dependancies your missing when you compile.
Also google church of wifi rainbow tables, its an enourmous 33gb torrent, with pre-computed tables for most brands of router in the UK/US and these tables work with a program called cowpatty.
Follow the guides and marvel when you crack your own wpa2 router in less than 4 mins.
I book mark many pages in the latest firefox, Iceweasel is the almost same except it doensnt have the firefox branding.
I dont get the dialog either, thats because any bookmarked pages go strait into the bookmarks menu at the top, and then look in "recently bookmarked"
I still have a charmander plush from when i was very young, its one of the official 9 inch high versions and not a knock-off
This year i also bought a pikachu nintendo 64 after thinking my original had died, turns out the socket i was using to connect was not working all the time.
And have you got any images of this pichu clay model?
Im one of the least artisitic people on earth so i love models of all kinds.