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    [ubuntu] Re: VERY Unhappy System - 12.04

    Well looking like this is Unfixable. Too Bad. Had high hopes that Ubuntu would be a suitable replacement from the Apple Money Machine, but is just seem too fragile and difficult to debug when...
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    Re: Archive and Install???

    Thanks so much for the reply. This does really make me think twice about using Ubuntu for my own stuff (have only been setting it up for customers and friends/family), was planning to set up my own...
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    Archive and Install???

    Hello: am trying to figure out what is wrong with my Mom's install
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2157865

    But at this point it isn't looking good. Anyway, in the worst case scenerio,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: VERY Unhappy System - 12.04

    OK, so wound up finally getting some log feedback using the 'tail' command. On trying to both click on an effected preference pane and launch software center got the following log response:

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    [ubuntu] Re: VERY Unhappy System - 12.04

    BTW - Thanks AGAIN for all the quick, helpful time you all took to reply to this. Will let you all know how it goes. I must say after being involved with 15 years of high-level Mac (and some PC)...
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    [ubuntu] Re: VERY Unhappy System - 12.04

    All I could find was references to the Log file, which has not told me anything, but will go on to try Apport - hopefully that will reveal the issue.
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    [ubuntu] Re: VERY Unhappy System - 12.04

    Did all the updates available after installation, but my Mom using it offline over the last few weeks (just doing Gimp & some casual games). After the problems started, did a full dpkg and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: VERY Unhappy System - 12.04

    THANKS! that is exactly what I needed to hear. Will do it immediately. The normal log files just didn't seem to have relevant messages, and they also where not appearing in response to the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: VERY Unhappy System - 12.04

    Thanks for the quick reply! It just says "system program problem detected."
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    [ubuntu] VERY Unhappy System - 12.04

    Just got done a month ago building a 32-bit 12.04 system for my Mom and it seemed pretty bullet-proof (with the exception that the second hard drive used for back-ups is not too great-meant to...
  11. Re: Partitioning/Swap Disk Problems with New Install...

    Thanks so much! This seems to have worked!! :D
  12. Re: Partitioning/Swap Disk Problems with New Install...

    So if I format the partition, I will not be adjusting the partition boundary itself?
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    Tried it, but the disk utility keeps telling me that the the disk is "not clean", and whenever I create the swap file partition it always gets misaligned and fails to mount after restarting a couple...
  14. Re: Partitioning/Swap Disk Problems with New Install...

    This doesn't work. It keeps pestering me about "No Mount Point" being set, and there isn't a way to set it without allowing the installer to mess with my existing partition and thus loosing the...
  15. Re: Partitioning/Swap Disk Problems with New Install...

    I see what you mean, but since I have to reformat to add the '/' is it going to be set to the nearest MiB or nearest Cylinder? I WISH the full Gparted options were there.
  16. Re: Partitioning/Swap Disk Problems with New Install...

    Because you can't use an encrypted swap-file without risking the system's stability (or at least I have read that on dozens of posts here).
  17. Partitioning/Swap Disk Problems with New Install...

    Am attempting to install on a newer laptop, but I keep running into problems with 12.04s install partitioner not being accurate to 1MiB. Went into the 'Try Ubuntu' section to run Gparted to get the...
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