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ML1
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I'm just now upgrading to

I'm just now upgrading to Mandriva 2010 - and looking very good.

I wouldn't expect the WU processing time to change. There should be minimal overhead from any good OS in any case.

Happy cool crunchin'!
Martin

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Stan Wells
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RE: Actually, I prefer a

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Actually, I prefer a new install as well for the same reason. Come to think of it, is there a way to upgrade and still have the benefits of a new install? I'm thinking format, install old version, then upgrade as mentioned earlier by Paul. Now I just have to get the instructions for a format off the net. Would this work?

I think that would be an acceptable alternative. That gets rid of most of the bloat that has been attached with multiple program loads and unloads and cleans out much of the remaining garbage. -- Of course, back up, back up, back up before doing the format, but that would be a perfect alternative at a lower cost.

And, again, make sure that you have drivers that will work with any of the older equipment. Might want to do a bios update at the same time??

stan

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RE: Hold off and wait for

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Hold off and wait for the dust to settle first? See what comments you hear first? I know I was rather disappointed with Vista...

There's also the ever present Linux with two new distro versions due out very soon:

Karmic Koala; Ubuntu Gets The "K"
(Special note: The "K" and desktop bit is just a bit of humour...)

More seriously:

New features [in 9.10] since Ubuntu 9.04

Martin

I just upgraded Ubuntu 9.04 with 9.10 on a Single core 64 bit desktop without any problems at all. Haven't seen any improvements in the BOINC operations, but it did unload a bunch of old, dead programs (with my approval), mostly games that I had not played yet. I have been running Ubuntu since version 5.10, was running Mandrake before that. I have one running Linux and 4 running Windows. I have less problems with the Linux box.

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RE: RE: Hold off and wait

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Hold off and wait for the dust to settle first? See what comments you hear first? I know I was rather disappointed with Vista...

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More seriously:

New features [in 9.10] since Ubuntu 9.04


I just upgraded Ubuntu 9.04 with 9.10 on a Single core 64 bit desktop without any problems at all. Haven't seen any improvements in the BOINC operations, but it did unload a bunch of old, dead programs (with my approval), mostly games that I had not played yet. I have been running Ubuntu since version 5.10, was running Mandrake before that. I have one running Linux and 4 running Windows. I have less problems with the Linux box.


Good stuff.

I've just done an upgrade of Mandriva from 2009.0 -> 2010. It went far too smooth and easy. It just simply did it and it worked, including for some rather obscure customisations that I've done. The boot up and desktop session startup are nicely faster. There's various additional eye-candy also if you like that sort of thing. Rather good. Well worth looking at: Mandriva 2010

(The Kubuntu 9.10 is rather good also :-) )

Happy cool crunchin',
Martin

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Well I finally upgraded to

Well I finally upgraded to Win 7 with all of the hassle that entails, but I now have another problem. I think I have been bitten by the two CPID problem: two hosts at BAM! web site with the same name. Trouble is, I copied the boinc directory into the right folder (C: program files) and then installed BOINC on top of it. Why didn't my magration happen corectly? Also, can't get projects working: empty task pane (probably CPID related).

ps Just when you think you've been around BOINC long enough to not worry, yet another twist happens! Jeepers creepers folks!! :-(


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RE: Well I finally upgraded

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Well I finally upgraded to Win 7 with all of the hassle that entails, but I now have another problem. I think I have been bitten by the two CPID problem: two hosts at BAM! web site with the same name. Trouble is, I copied the boinc directory into the right folder (C: program files) and then installed BOINC on top of it...


I hope you didn't copy the BOINC data directory to C:\program files! The BOINC directory doesn't contain any CPID-related data.

There are three "Gerry Rough"s at BOINCStats, two from the USA and one international. One is only attached to SETI, the international one only to DrugDiscovery@Home. So, there seems to have something gone wrong there. Is the option to merge computers working for you there?

Gruß,
Gundolf
[edit]You didn't change your email address at one of the projects, did you?[/edit]

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RE: RE: Well I finally

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Well I finally upgraded to Win 7 with all of the hassle that entails, but I now have another problem. I think I have been bitten by the two CPID problem: two hosts at BAM! web site with the same name. Trouble is, I copied the boinc directory into the right folder (C: program files) and then installed BOINC on top of it...

I hope you didn't copy the BOINC data directory to C:\program files! The BOINC directory doesn't contain any CPID-related data.

There are three "Gerry Rough"s at BOINCStats, two from the USA and one international. One is only attached to SETI, the international one only to DrugDiscovery@Home. So, there seems to have something gone wrong there. Is the option to merge computers working for you there?

Gruß,
Gundolf
[edit]You didn't change your email address at one of the projects, did you?[/edit]

No, I didn't change an email address. Been there, done that. I don't see any option to merge the two hosts with the same name. These two hosts are the real issue that I mentioned. I copied C: program files/boinc. I think that's the probem. That data is lost: already got rid of it thinking I wouldn't need it. What folder should I copy when I upgrade my other hosts? How do I connect to BAM! It connects to BAM!, but as the new host.

As to seti, I was part of that effort before any other. When I joined Einstein, seti went away and I've never had any contact since. A few years ago I stumbled onto my seti stats but never bothered to integrate them into my other stats. How would I do that if I wanted to? I did DrugDiscovery for awhile, but decided to dump it. I can reconnect to get those stats and line that one up without a problem.


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RE: RE: RE: Well I

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Well I finally upgraded to Win 7 with all of the hassle that entails, but I now have another problem. I think I have been bitten by the two CPID problem: two hosts at BAM! web site with the same name. Trouble is, I copied the boinc directory into the right folder (C: program files) and then installed BOINC on top of it...

I hope you didn't copy the BOINC data directory to C:\program files! The BOINC directory doesn't contain any CPID-related data.

There are three "Gerry Rough"s at BOINCStats, two from the USA and one international. One is only attached to SETI, the international one only to DrugDiscovery@Home. So, there seems to have something gone wrong there. Is the option to merge computers working for you there?

Gruß,
Gundolf
[edit]You didn't change your email address at one of the projects, did you?[/edit]

No, I didn't change an email address. Been there, done that. I don't see any option to merge the two hosts with the same name. These two hosts are the real issue that I mentioned. I copied C: program files/boinc. I think that's the probem. That data is lost: already got rid of it thinking I wouldn't need it. What folder should I copy when I upgrade my other hosts? How do I connect to BAM! It connects to BAM!, but as the new host.

As to seti, I was part of that effort before any other. When I joined Einstein, seti went away and I've never had any contact since. A few years ago I stumbled onto my seti stats but never bothered to integrate them into my other stats. How would I do that if I wanted to? I did DrugDiscovery for awhile, but decided to dump it. I can reconnect to get those stats and line that one up without a problem.

You need to copy the Data directory. You copy it from wherever it is to the default location for Vista/7 which is C:\ProgramData\Boinc. After that you can install boinc. Or you can do it the way I did:

1. Install boinc (with network disabled) - don't start it.
2. Copy data directory from backup
3. Reinstall boinc with the repair option (to set permission on files/folders)
4. Start it up, with fingers, arms and legs all crossed

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RE: As to seti, I was part

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As to seti, I was part of that effort before any other. When I joined Einstein, seti went away and I've never had any contact since. A few years ago I stumbled onto my seti stats but never bothered to integrate them into my other stats. How would I do that if I wanted to? I did DrugDiscovery for awhile, but decided to dump it. I can reconnect to get those stats and line that one up without a problem.


Did you read the BOINCStat FAQs? Especially the second list item in FAQ #14:Run at least one system with all projects, or one system with project A and B, and one system with project B and C. If there is a project that runs isolated from the other projects, its CPID will never line up.
Gruß,
Gundolf
[edit]That machine(s) doesn't need to crunch for all projects! Just an occasional connect (with "No new tasks") is needed.[/edit]

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Gundolf Jahn
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RE: You need to copy the

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You need to copy the Data directory...


That directory is initially hidden by windows! The exact path is given in the messages after a restart of the BOINC client.

Gruß,
Gundolf

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