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i have my pc with linux preinstalled. this os is **** and when i go to try and install new programs such as my wireless network adaptor the **** takes ...
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    I hate linux


    i have my pc with linux preinstalled. this os is **** and when i go to try and install new programs such as my wireless network adaptor the **** takes me to some winzip type apliccation with dead ends. i am trying to mount an iso of windows 7 and of course it isnt letting me. software is too ****en complicated i need help. its apparantly linux mint 10 ubuntu

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    im exploring it now.. do i need to install "packages"?

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    ok I am trying to figure out what you need done i am guessing you need drivers for your wireless adapter. Well this is the ubuntu section of the forum you should be posting in the mint section because mint is based on ubuntu doesnt make it ubuntu i havent touched mint. But i assume there should be a package manager. But in ubuntu to look for your drivers go to system>administration>additional drivers. idk how it works on ubuntu and you cant just mount an image of windows 7 and run it in linux it doesnt work that way you will need a VM for that. (virtual machine) no in command line (terminal) you can type in
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    sudo apt-get install name of package
    to install it but you must need to know the name of the package

    please be more polite we are willing to help you but please ask in a different manner thank you

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    virtual machine will install windows 7?

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    all i want to know is how to install windows 7 from an iso and take this mint off. this software is very confusing. and ive never used it. is there any step by step to instal it from my downloaded iso of windows 7.. everytime i do it it dosnt work

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    Yes, but be aware that it will then be a virtual machine, with all the consequences of that.

    What are the usecases for your pc?
    Gaming, development, browsing, office,...?
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    ok, so if a regular install of windows fails, then you might want to delete the mbr/partition table of the disk.


    Warning: If you have *any* valueable data in mint, then backup it before.
    The following process will make booting into mint hard.

    You can delete the mbr/partition table within mint from the terminal with:
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    Note the device of the harddisc mint is
     installed on. Might be /dev/sda or /dev/sdb etc
    
    sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=<DEVICE_YOU_JUST_IDENTIFIED> count=1
    Then turn off the pc and start the windows installation again
    Last edited by Irithori; 10-29-2011 at 06:54 PM.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    Don't give him such information, he will just brick his computer ... even with a keyboard, mouse and screen available.

    It seems he never set up any system, since he doesn't know how to boot the PC from his installation medium.

    Cmon he asks us how to install win in a linux environment?! Even if I'm drunk like I'm now, that's just stupid.

    OK:
    Code:
    <DEVICE_YOU_JUST_IDENTIFIED>
    He won't figure that out anyway *gg*

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    i understand all of this. but i also have a windows 7 install cd and its not even being read. am i juust stuck with this software.. i use my pc for office, and the reason i dont like this is bc linux wont recognize the wireless usb wifi adaptor i bought

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irithori View Post
    Yes, but be aware that it will then be a virtual machine, with all the consequences of that.

    What are the usecases for your pc?
    Gaming, development, browsing, office,...?
    Its mainly for browsing, school, and hacking android phones

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