I have installed Zorin OS on my desktop, after removing Vista, and moving to Zorin. When I did so, everything went well, but I can't update the operating system, because it keeps saying that there is not enough memory on the computer, and that some programs need to be removed. The fact is that there is hardly any software on there, and I have a 500GB Hard Drive on the computer. I was wondering what I can do to make so I can update the computer? Any help and suggestions would be great.
Answer by Compucore · Nov 23, 2012 at 11:09 PM
It sounds like more like a storage problem here. When you had formatted the drive itself was there anything in regards to how it was formatted. Or was the filing system was left as it was when you had Vista on it. I remember with earlier versions of Linux just before some where just before it actually formatted the drive itself that there was something with the sizing of 16 or 32 bit format as an example. And how much is available free space on it after the install? It might be something as simple as reformatting the drive under the ext3 or ext4 for filing system for it. Since it is the native format for some Linux Distro's.
Answer by Compucore · Nov 24, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Okay Curtis. Back up all your data if you have any on there already. Use a usb key or a external hard drive to transfer it over so you don't loose the data you need. It will depend on the amount of data you have there already. Then disconnect the data away from it. Get your Zorin CD of Linux. And wipe the drive clean and install a fresh version of it onto the drive itself. The reason why I am saying this is the feeling that I have here is that your still using the NTFS filing system from Vista. Even though Linux can read and write to it without a problem to it. It is not the native format for it. I usually when doing a installation of linux on a laptop or a desktop is use the native ext3 or ext4 format that Linux uses to keep the files on it.
I know it is probably not what you wanted to hear. But as you already know it doesn't take that long to install Linux on your computer. I've done it on my as well 20-45 minutes maximum to go through the reformat and a fressh install with the updates for it right after the installation.
Answer by ClosetFuturist · Nov 24, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Removing half of the RAM not only decreased your memory by 50% it also decreased your memory speed by 50%. This happens because your memory is no longer present in two channels and can no longer run in dual channel mode. I think your problem is a RAM issue. It's the obvious bottleneck.
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