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    [ubuntu] Re: Install 11.04 won't complete

    Same thing happens for me. Downloaded the ISO, mdsum-checked it, ran it, the "Choose Keyboard" bit doesn't work, disk is running for hours but bar doesn't move.

    I had previously tried a different...
  2. Thread: google earth

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    [ubuntu] Re: google earth

    Thanks, Daveth.

    During the installation process masses of different things which meant nothing to me, even if I had been able to read them as they flashed past on the terminal screen, were...
  3. Thread: google earth

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    [ubuntu] Re: google earth

    I went through all the above steps on my daughter's Ubuntu 8.04 system and restarted the system and have the Googleearth link in my Internet folder but when I click on it nothing happens. No Google...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 10.1 install on Dell D800 -> fuzzy icons

    Good to hear. You're welcome.

    I can't get over Ubuntu. This is the third time I've installed it on an ancient (= ancient IT-wise) computer that someone had cast aside and each time I've ended up...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 10.1 install on Dell D800 -> fuzzy icons

    I've just found the solution myself. Install the nVidia driver as follows:


    Install the Ubuntu system to the hard drive(the solution won't work if you run it from the CD because the newly...
  6. [ubuntu] Ubuntu 10.1 or 10.04 install on Dell D800 -> fuzzy icons

    Am trying to run Ubuntu from the CD on a Dell Latitude D800 laptop that a friend gave me. A Suse Linux installation is currently on the laptop and appears to run OK and its desktop looks normal with...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 10.04.1 install fails to boot -> error: out of disk, grub rescue

    Following your hint here I just downloaded and installed the latest version, 10.1, 32-bit and installed it and got the same result:

    error: out of disk
    grub rescue

    Paddy
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 10.04.1 install fails to boot -> error: out of disk, grub rescue

    I tried Post 6 without success.

    I've tried two successive installs with the same result.

    How do I purge and reinstall GRUB ?

    Thanks.

    Paddy
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 10.04.1 install fails to boot -> error: out of disk, grub rescue

    Thanks for this. I'm afraid I couldn't use it because the instructions under Temporary Solution read "At the Grub menu at boot up (you may have hold down the "shift" key during boot up or press "esc"...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 10.04.1 install fails to boot -> error: out of disk, grub rescue

    Thank you.

    Tried these commands, rebooted into the install and got the same error messages as before, i.e.

    error: out of disk.
    grub rescue>

    Paddy
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 10.04.1 install fails to boot -> error: out of disk, grub rescue

    Report text just posted but I couldn't work out where to insert thanks for your help without it being interpreted as code :-))
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 10.04.1 install fails to boot -> error: out of disk, grub rescue

    Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

    => Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of...
  13. [ubuntu] Ubuntu 10.04.1 install fails to boot -> error: out of disk, grub rescue

    Downloaded Ubuntu 10.04.1 Desktop AMD64, tried to install it to a cleand HDD using the whole HDD, i.e. gave it permission to use the whole HDD. Installation process appeared to run OK but when it...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: OpenOffice - how to install additional language ?

    Update: downloaded the language pack and nothing has changed. No German spellcheck etc. available. Haven't a clue where to go from here.
  15. [ubuntu] Re: OpenOffice - how to install additional language ?

    Thanks.

    What does "in synaptic" mean ? I can't find a folder or anything with that name.

    Sorry, disregard. Found it. Thanks. Paddy.
  16. [ubuntu] OpenOffice - how to install additional language ?

    Am using OO under Ubuntu 8.04. Default language = English. Want to write document in German but cannot see how to find, download and install the German language pack which is compatible with this...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Render password visible during login

    Thank you.

    I do understand the security issue.

    This is a demo system which will have a short life and will be securely erased. It will not be used for security-critical applications. Login...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Render password visible during login

    bump
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    [ubuntu] Render password visible during login

    Is there a way to temporarily make the Ubuntu login password visible as it is being typed (i.e. instead of the row of dots) during the Ubuntu login process so that I can explain the login process to...
  20. [ubuntu] ekiga.net access problem, certificate expired

    My Ubuntu 8.04 has a VOIP application called EKIGA. I'd like to get to know it but as soon as I fired it up it asked for something from my keyring which I didn't understand and then when I tried to...
  21. [ubuntu] Remove Evolution icon, substitute Thunderbird

    I'm setting up a Ubuntu 8.04 desktop for someone who has to have it as simple as possible. I'm installing Thunderbird, because that is the program that the person is used to. However, I can't find...
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    [ubuntu] Wireless connection no longer worked: problem solved

    I've solved the problem. The solution was very simple but I'll post it even though I can't understand its mechanism, in case others can profit from it.

    I took the laptop from its usual desk around...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Wireless connection no longer works

    I'm afraid I'm not very knowledgeable about Linux/Ubuntu, just kind of working from the recipe book without understanding what the commands are actually doing.

    Is there some way to completely...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Wireless connection no longer works

    Thanks for this.

    I typed that into Terminal exactly as it was written, hit Enter, and all I got was a blinking cursor on the next line without the normal cursor prompt. There was still no internet...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Wireless connection no longer works

    P.S. To this - I de-installed Thunderbird but the problem persisted.
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