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ScottD3 Feb 17, 2011

  1. Solly

    Solly My XBL GT - ii solly uk ii

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    just scrap it all and go out and buy a "macbook pro"....Done.
     
  2. FactionOne

    FactionOne Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    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.

    Rob.
     
  3. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Sounds doomed to me.... lol.

    Some BIOS varients have the option to turn USB booting on or off, how old are we talking here?
     
  4. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Good shout Rob, I use that quite often for testing, and then delete when I'm finished... Gotta love virtual machines :)
     
  5. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  6. FactionOne

    FactionOne Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    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.

    Rob.
     
  7. crazy88

    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

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    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.
     
  8. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    That spec of laptop will struggle to run windows 3.1 lol
     
  9. damo.h

    damo.h DVLA Say it's Black

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    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!
     
  10. crazy88

    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

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    Don't be fooled by the small numbers :moa: It'll do fine as an internet only jobbie!
     
  11. crazy88

    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

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    Why yes actually, twice since sunday i'll have you know. Smash-On
     
  12. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Well done on the job Jardo...:icon_thumright: every cloud and all that.....
     
  13. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    pornhub jobbie you mean ;)
     
  14. crazy88

    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

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    I have no idea what you are talking about. :whistle2: Plus, it's all about tnaflix...apparently.
     
  15. damo.h

    damo.h DVLA Say it's Black

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    Will that old thing play avi's?? If not Yr kinda surfing is pretty much done for ;)
     
  16. crazy88

    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

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    i'll make it play avi's!!!!! I will not be defeated.
     
  17. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    I'm not being funny mate but at the moment you cant even get the CD drive to work lol
     
  18. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    :lmfao:

    The man has a point....
     
  19. Solly

    Solly My XBL GT - ii solly uk ii

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    that is quite funny thou :happy:
     
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    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

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    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.
     
  21. Reesy

    Reesy Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Special time? Also know as porn.
     
  22. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Pleasure machine....
     
  23. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    That term always makes me think of Sybian....

    Google it if unsure....
     
  24. Solly

    Solly My XBL GT - ii solly uk ii

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    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..... :)
     
  25. Reesy

    Reesy Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    OOh sounds exciting, do share the story with the rest of the class
     
  26. Solly

    Solly My XBL GT - ii solly uk ii

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    my sister grassed me in..
     
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    Westy Well-Known Member

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    For playing hide the sausage with another man!
     
  28. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    I've clearly missed this big time....
     
  29. Solly

    Solly My XBL GT - ii solly uk ii

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    :):salute:

    we was talking about it over at the shak ;)
     
  30. Reesy

    Reesy Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    For smashing in the back doors of a minor, in your hair dresser car?
     
  31. Solly

    Solly My XBL GT - ii solly uk ii

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    got it in 1 :whistle2:
     
  32. Reesy

    Reesy Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Me or you?
     
  33. Solly

    Solly My XBL GT - ii solly uk ii

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    who knows ;)
     
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    Reesy Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Who did she grass to? Mother or GF?
     
  35. Solly

    Solly My XBL GT - ii solly uk ii

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    gf :/ managed to convince her thou :)
     
  36. Reesy

    Reesy Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Top lad
    . How did the sis find out? You didn't go to the same dogging site as her, did you :lmfao:
     
  37. damo.h

    damo.h DVLA Say it's Black

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    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??
     
  38. Reesy

    Reesy Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    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.
     
  39. damo.h

    damo.h DVLA Say it's Black

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    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 :lmfao:
     
  40. Reesy

    Reesy Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    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 :lmfao:
     

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