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Search: Posts Made By: tootallUK
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-10-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
Darn it... after many hours of slow file moving,...

Darn it... after many hours of slow file moving, a long string of permission denied messages - so not transferring pictures, documents, music etc etc etc
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-10-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
OK... I think I have now managed to get things...

OK... I think I have now managed to get things underway with the drag n drop technique... no window to tell me how long it's taking however...

Started with the Desktop file and it's slowly...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-10-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
BORED - cancelled the transfer, as I have no idea...

BORED - cancelled the transfer, as I have no idea what it's transferring but it isn't Documents, Pictures or Desktop - Documents and especially Desktop are vital but still locked, as I do not have...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-10-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
Now saying there's 4 house left - it's only...

Now saying there's 4 house left - it's only transferred 310MB of 4GB... at 257kB/sec... how dreary this is going to be...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-10-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
File Operations window says it's copying 4GB...

File Operations window says it's copying 4GB across - will take 2 hours, 37 minutes... seems a long time...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-10-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
When I type in just ' sudo cp -r ', it replies...

When I type in just ' sudo cp -r ', it replies with ' cp: missing file operand '

Open to suggestions...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-10-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
Have opened windows for Users folder and external...

Have opened windows for Users folder and external drive... opened Command line... tried sudo cp -r - it refused to acknowledge the command...

tried again with the full root names of the Users...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-10-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
Hah... FINALLY, on about the 12th attempt, it's...

Hah... FINALLY, on about the 12th attempt, it's launched the Ubuntu desktop...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-10-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
OK, so now, I am trying to boot the iBook from...

OK, so now, I am trying to boot the iBook from the Ubuntu DVD but although it starts churning away, starting up holding C, it gets to a black screen and just stops...

Tried with ALT, selected...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-05-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
I now have a brand new external HDD, which claims...

I now have a brand new external HDD, which claims to be formatted for Mac and PC...

Won't be home again until next week, so will try the drag n drop export again then...

Everything crossed - as...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-03-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
Trying to dump the important contents of my iBook...

Trying to dump the important contents of my iBook HD onto a new 32GB USN key through Ubuntu but it won't copy across things like music, pictures, emails because I do not have permission...

HELP!?!
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-03-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
No amount of disk utility cleaning and repairing...

No amount of disk utility cleaning and repairing makes a difference but I can boot the iBook from discs and work with Ubuntu, so there can't be too much wrong with it... just need to hoover off all...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-01-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
The USB drive is already in use as my 'failsafe'...

The USB drive is already in use as my 'failsafe' backup... can I partition it somehow to make a MSDOS FAT segment that Ubuntu can write to or do I need a new drive to do that with?

Once Ubuntu has...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-31-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
One facet of running Ubuntu seems to be that the...

One facet of running Ubuntu seems to be that the keyboard - which was acting up under Mac OS X - now works properly.

However, I can't connect to the internet or use external drives so - aside from...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-31-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
Trying to simply drag n drop to copy files from...

Trying to simply drag n drop to copy files from iBook HD to USB drive - tells me external drive is read-only...

Is this because it's Mac-formatted?

Clues for overcoming this issue?
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-31-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
Finally tried that properly and for the first...

Finally tried that properly and for the first time in a month, I have something other than a grey Apple screen...

However, I need to find out how to make Ubuntu see my Firewire drive... it has...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-31-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
First steps - have hooked iBook up to my wireless...

First steps - have hooked iBook up to my wireless network through Ubuntu, so I can now browse internet.

Where will I find all my old data?
Desktop files and folders?
Stuff on HD?
Old emails...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-31-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
Managed to force iBook to boot from Ubuntu disc...

Managed to force iBook to boot from Ubuntu disc and - minor miracle - it has finally presented me with a desktop screen... Ubuntu OS though, not Mac OS...

So, how do I now get Ubuntu to 'see' my...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-31-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
Strange - straight to grey Apple screen...

Strange - straight to grey Apple screen...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-31-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
Trying again, holding down Alt key...

Trying again, holding down Alt key...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-31-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
Goes straight to grey Apple screen and stays...

Goes straight to grey Apple screen and stays there... no sign of Ubuntu dialogue...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-31-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
Have downloaded Ubuntu and burned .iso file onto...

Have downloaded Ubuntu and burned .iso file onto disc as instructed...

Started iBook holding down C

Dialog appeared on screen, offering options so went with straight-forward boot... Went to a...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-31-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
Pressing the Power button while holding Alt gives...

Pressing the Power button while holding Alt gives me a screen indicating my HD and DVD drives, with a 'repeat' kind of semi-circular arrow and also a 'continue' right-pointing arrow...

The HD...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-30-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
OK, finished up reloading OS X - restarted - grey...

OK, finished up reloading OS X - restarted - grey apple screen without even a whirly 'working' icon...

Restarting with C key held down makes it do things but not helping much...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-30-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By tootallUK
Currently using OS X disc to archive old...

Currently using OS X disc to archive old operating system and install a new one, in the hope that it might boot... also downloading Ubuntu and will burn it (I hope) on my Air SuperDrive, then try...
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