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    [ubuntu] Re: Bash Scripts not working

    Further to the suggestion to use another command to indicate that your script has completed, I often use "read" at the end of a script (see, for example,...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: How do you file share between Ubuntu & Windows XP dual boot?

    Creating a separate NTFS data partition under Windows is a viable solution, allowing the use of the same files under both Windows and Linux. The trick is that Linux will use the NTFS partition,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't find mirrored disks

    What you are doing with the "mirrored disks" isn't totally clear. I would imagine that you are using one as a data disk and the second as a backup (a mirror) of the first. If this is the case, you...
  4. Re: Ubuntu with an SSD, what things to do/ be aware of

    I don't think you need to do anything special with SSD's. Mine has been running for a couple of years without any issues. However, I do dual-boot into Windows now and again so perhaps that looks...
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    [ubuntu] Re: AMD Radeon HD5450 Issues

    My solution to a similar problem with an HD6450 video card was rather drastic - uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 and switch to Linux Mint 13 (Maya). My situation was that Ubuntu 12.04 functioned correctly...
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    [ubuntu] Re: black lines in top of the screen

    I have the same issue with Ubuntu 12.04 and a Radeon HD6450. I had lots of problems getting the machine to boot after installing 12.04 (was running fine with 10.04). I resolved the boot issue by...
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    [ubuntu] Re: No Disk Space Problem

    Try using the BleachBit utility to identify (in preview mode) files that can potentially be deleted. If you are satisfied that the program has identified redundant items you can then opt to actually...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Not able to boot Vista after running boot-repair

    You can check (and customize) the entries in the grub boot menu by following the instructions given at:

    Repairing the MBR for Windows...
  9. Re: Duel Booting Win7 and Ubuntu (both pre existing)

    Is there some reason why you simply wouldn't install Linux and Windows 7 "side by side" on the hard drive? For a permanent dual-boot installation, I don't see the point of using an external USB...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Help Installing Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition

    I suspect what you have is a 35 GB SSD being used as cache for the 1 TB hard drive. Intel software tells the operating system to use both disks as a "single" drive. Frequently-used files are stored...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: First time dualbooting, can't create partition

    You need to delete the 40 GB NTFS partition (presumably this is the one that you intend to use for Ubuntu) and then use the unallocated space to install Ubuntu. There are various ways of doing this....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 12.04 and Android device connect

    If your Android device supports the Software Data Cable app, connecting to an Ubuntu machine via a wireless link is simple. See:
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    [ubuntu] Re: where to put mount script on boot?

    Another way to do this is to add an entry in the file system table (/etc/fstab) so that the drive is mounted automatically on bootup. See:...
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    [all variants] Re: Backup with rsync

    Take a look at Back In Time which is a graphical front end for rsync and works extremely well. See, for example:
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    [ubuntu] Re: Write to micro SD card

    How about:

    About partimage


    Both have "pseudo-GUI" interfaces.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu file search noob question

    As one of the replies to your post indicated, the find and locate commands both do what you wish, but using somewhat different methods. However, rather than just consulting the relevant man pages,...
  17. [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu freezes immediately on wireless connection

    The solution may be to disable the Ethernet controller an rely solely on the wireless connection. See:
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    [ubuntu] Re: Choosing updates

    It is highly unlikely that Update Manager will break your Ubuntu installation - however, it can happen - very occasionally. (See, for example:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual Booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04

    For me, it's more complex than it needs to be. My preference is to create just a root partition and a swap partition. Take a look at:

  20. [SOLVED] Re: Help! Wi-fi not working! 12.04 LTS on Acer TravelMate5520.

    Does your wired Internet connection work? Does trying to access the wireless connection cause the entire system to hang? The latter is a known bug - especially on the Acer Aspire One netbook, which...
  21. [SOLVED] Re: Acer Aspire 7250 Laptop only works with Ethernet cable!

    If you can get by using just the wireless connection, you may be able to disable the Ethernet controller and avoid the machine hanging when trying to connect to the Internet. This has been an issue...
  22. [SOLVED] Re: Automatic updates, should I blindly install?

    My practice, over several years, has been to accept all automatic updates. I have never had an issue with disk space, even though I keep my Ubuntu root partition relatively small (I use a separate...
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    [ubuntu] Re: dot before folder name?

    .folder just means that the folder is hidden unless you specifically indicate that all folders are to be displayed (e.g. in Nautilus - Ctrl-H).

    It sounds like you have some user-created files that...
  24. Thread: Dual Boot

    by centaurusa

    [ubuntu] Re: Dual Boot

    Details of the manual partitioning process can be found at:

    The posting includes links to a number of relevant web pages and video tutorials.
  25. [SOLVED] Re: Sync files in two different folders? (windows --> ubuntu)

    DataDisk (drive d: is a shared data partition (i.e. it's not the OS drive c:.) However, my main reason for doing this is to make it easy to backup all of my data independently from the OS.
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