Tried Ununtu again but can't get both monitors working or driver to work, wish could go back in time and buy nvidia cards maybe it would have been easier. If anyone has some ideas on how to get both vid cards and both monitors working in any distro i'll gladly try it. As always thanks in advance.
Also how do i clone my hard drive incase i can't get linux going again, i don't want to lose windows 7 it's working very well with all my hardware, ie i got a good install lol. is anyone out there?
thanks for the info, but how do i protect the mbr when installing linux alongside a windows 7 install?
Also my wife thinks me installing ubuntu broke our router that's not possible right? lol she can't understand why i want to mess with linux, but i am excited to try it and see what it can do and teach me.
anyways thanks again for the help so far
Oh and i read somewhere that there is an opensource driver for ati cards? is there one for the 6000 series by chance?
Well, there are two approaches to protecting the MBR: installing the boot loader to the volume rather than the MBR (which leaves the MBR untouched), or just ignoring it and using your Win7 DVD if there's a problem.
There is no way installing Ububtu (or any other Linux distro) could affect the router.
There is an open source driver for ATI cards, but I'm not sure how it gets on with the 6000 series. It probably works OK. The open source driver will be included with Ubuntu, but it will probably be an older version, so you would have to update that.
thank you preferlinux i have another problem i tried to use the live cd but i couldn't connect to the internet, i have a wireless usb nic, a netgear product, since the asus onboard lan quit working. So now i don't know what to do... guess buy a hardware nic?? or is there perhaps support for wireless usb devices?
I got Ubuntu installed but had a hicup on the way, it couldn't install a boot loader so it said i need to manualy install a boot loader before i can get into ubuntu... can anyone help me with how or where a good how to is please?
Again thank you for the help, hopefully i will get ubuntu installed and working with your help
I found out why it wouldn't install!! Grub2 can't see the striped 0 1 TB drives x2, i think if i'm right that it's a software raid? trying to figure out how to clone my windows 7 install if possible and undo the raid, god i wish there was an irc chat place here lol.
it's a mobo based raid design when i try to install ubuntu it hangs up on grub2 cause the path sda/0 sda/1 whatever that means if i got that right, then it breaks and says i have to install a manual mbr.
Ok so i took my old 250gb drive and backed windows up to it in the form of an image file so hopefully when i break the raid i can re"image" one of the 1TB drives, then maybe i can get Ubuntu installed
thank you again preferlinux for the help and for helping a noob out lol