Feb 17, 2011
just scrap it all and go out and buy a "macbook pro"....Done.
If you can't use the actual CD...
Get a copy of VMWare Player - it's free and will allow you to run Ubuntu (or pretty much anything else - even Chrome) on a virtual machine from within Windows... To install it (Ubuntu etc.) to VMWare, use Magic Disc - Virtual CD/DVD-ROM - also free.
Sounds doomed to me.... lol.
Some BIOS varients have the option to turn USB booting on or off, how old are we talking here?
Good shout Rob, I use that quite often for testing, and then delete when I'm finished... Gotta love virtual machines
When I tried ubuntu I struggled to get things working on it like Wifi. My linux skills are basic at best so I just got fed up with it.
Absolutely, they can be really useful.
Yeah, the 'proper' distributions have still got a little way to go before they're really user-friendly, but they're always making progress; Ubuntu improves with every build.
The other advantage of virtualising to play with OSes, is that things like networking etc. tend to be all sorted out for you too - VMWare can effectively bridge your host-OS's network access to the virtual one, in most cases 100% automagically. USB works well too, you can switch which OS is using a device using the VMWare system-tray controls.
I already have a macbook, this is a play toy that I might give to the wife as she drops things, or sell on eBay if I fix the disk drive.
Windows needs a format, it runs really slow so think a virtual machine would just crumble.
Spec is 1.73GHz, with 512mb RAM, no idea when it was bought. You computer people can suss that one out
Mine too, I gave up and reinstalled windows last time I tried years ago.
As mentioned though, I think I might just try fix the dvd drive and sell it on. Even as spares/ repairs they go for about £20 on eBay, better than a kick in the teeth.
That spec of laptop will struggle to run windows 3.1 lol
afternoon boys, smooth as always reesy, QJ's going to take you down
Loving the avatar westy shame Yr on a girly weekend instead showing jardo yr ass at ADI.
And jardo what kinda pub has put you in charge?? Shurely Yr taking the pish lol
Crazy any smashing going On ??
Solly you manage to sort Yr sis?? or am I sending the boys round!
Don't be fooled by the small numbers It'll do fine as an internet only jobbie!
Why yes actually, twice since sunday i'll have you know. Smash-On
Well done on the job Jardo...:icon_thumright: every cloud and all that.....
pornhub jobbie you mean
I have no idea what you are talking about. Plus, it's all about tnaflix...apparently.
Will that old thing play avi's?? If not Yr kinda surfing is pretty much done for
i'll make it play avi's!!!!! I will not be defeated.
I'm not being funny mate but at the moment you cant even get the CD drive to work lol
The man has a point....
that is quite funny thou
Actually...it works Basically, the cd drawer falls off when you open it, but I just inserted a cd and it reads it fine. I had assumed it was screwed, but turns out it doesn't really need to be attached to work. It's a bit fiddly to get it back in, but once in works fine.
I've just checked on eBay and there's a replacement drive for less than a tenner. Might risk buying one to fix the drive and sell as a a working laptop. Some go for about £50 i've seen
Or, keep it as a special-time laptop...we'll see.
Special time? Also know as porn.
That term always makes me think of Sybian....
Google it if unsure....
yes damo all sorted mrs's believed me and my sister is now banned from: Sky+, Broadband, Parking on the drive. and any help from me for a good month or soo.....
OOh sounds exciting, do share the story with the rest of the class
my sister grassed me in..
For playing hide the sausage with another man!
I've clearly missed this big time....
we was talking about it over at the shak
For smashing in the back doors of a minor, in your hair dresser car?
got it in 1
Me or you?
Who did she grass to? Mother or GF?
gf :/ managed to convince her thou
. How did the sis find out? You didn't go to the same dogging site as her, did you
Now ten girls. What a F'in day!! Not even time to get a few posts in. On top of that i had the car in for the mot yesterday,went ok but brought up Ns cv boot and corroded brake line so had that sorted today by a mate. Stopping seem to be a bit better now with new fluid but still could be better.
Nice one Solly on sorting out the grass but me and the lads are totally gutted you don't need our help
So busy day?? Ewt exciting missed??
Sounds like you had a bit of a stinker mate.. I hate how work gets in the way of things.
Should've gone for braided lines mate, make a bit of a difference.
Nowt missed, pubs just been ticking over really.
Get in there son, I expect mrs newills is walking sideways at the mo?
Yup sorting Shiz out I know nothing about really today, so it was a bit of a learning curve with a manual. I hate them days and hate manuals more.
Yeh thats the plan, Im going for braided when I change the pads next/ brake upgrade whichever I end up doing. It was the feed pipe apparently(don't know the correct ne for it). The solid part. Just read Dave and Dane had theirs fly through, happy days. Bet Danes ass was twitching though
You might wanna give Yr mum solly's number I reckon they'd get on great with the bow wow action
Christ mate, you don't half sound like scott.
You don't need a brake upgrade, yours is only a standard s3 anyway, a tatty blue a3 tqs with a few mods could keep up with it!
No mate, you retired her.After an evening with you she knew she needed a change of profession, as she wasn't getting any job satisfaction
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