domenica, luglio 13, 2014
lunedì, giugno 30, 2014
lunedì, maggio 12, 2014
So, now it's time to Update your system: open Octopi clicking with the right button of the mouse on the Octopi icon in the bar and click on Octopi in the menu that appears. On the upper left of the Octopi window that will open there is the File menu, click there, click Sinc Database, insert your password, insert it again because I am sure you inserted it wrong, and wait for the program to check if there are updates. Than in the menu Transaction click on Commit... and update should start.
Next time... 3 Second Steps
domenica, aprile 27, 2014
Preliminary things to do on your PC if it's not a new one
If on the PC there is another OS and you already have data on it run a defrag (Windows) on it before trying to install. In this way the data on the PC will be moved to the beginning of the hard disk and there will be space at the end of it to install Linux. When it finished write down how much of the hard disk is being used: you need at least 24/30 GB free in order to install Linux (you can have also less, 10 could be enough, but I know you are a messy person, so let's have some more, ok?).
Launch the installation you want and now... WOW: a installation window will pop up. Select the language you want your installation, time zone, keyboard layout, then the disk layout.
- create 20 GB with Type = ext4 for the main Linux installation, mount as "/"
- some space for swap (normally it's the same as the RAM of your PC, if you don't know, let put 4 GB) with Type = swap, mount as "swap"
- the rest as "data" disk with Type = ext4, where you will put everything... everything, mount as "/home"
- leave all the partitions that you already got, simply resize (Edit, usually) the last partition so that 24 GB of space will be left
- create a 20 GB partition for the Linux installation, Type = ext4, mount point "/"
- create a 4 GB partition for swap, Type = swap, mount as "swap"
So, we go on, and the installation begin, you will be asked your name, a user name, chose a password, the name of the PC and... that's it!
At the end of the installation restart the PC, remove the USB stick and enjoy!
sabato, aprile 26, 2014
domenica, febbraio 16, 2014
mercoledì, febbraio 05, 2014
Yep, that's all folks!
No, I'm being a bit too much drastic, probably. I am just a bit angry that when I was finally starting gearing up with the intensity of sport activity... CRACK! I pulled (and really hope not teared) my hamstring. It was coming, I knew it was coming... and did too few to avoid it. I almost injured myself in the same place before Christmas, but I stop playing for almost a month, than I begun training a bit, going jogging almost everyday. But Sunday I felt it... and tonight had not the time and will to warm up properly. And so... in front of me probably a month or more(even if I still hope less, but it's not probable) of resting and watching my teammates play...
I hope they win... even without me... SIGH!
domenica, febbraio 02, 2014
Getting organized for a new life can take some time. I, for example, need between a month to a year to do the easiest things. Today I downloaded the application to check my trains timetable. Not a moment too soon! I still haven't got a bank account, a internet connected phone contract and some more things that probably I should have got by now. They will come in good time.
To go to work I spend at least 35 minutes per leg in a train. At most 47. I remember when I left Milan just because I wouldn't stand commuting for almost 2 hours a day to get to work. Now I'm doing 1 hour and a half and I'd remain in Amsterdam forever. It is true that the trip is on a train through fair country side and canals.
Life make we change. When we stop to change... it's time to die.