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  1. [ubuntu] Re: How to use syslinux to boot a full install of ubuntu/linux mint

    Thanks for the links as well, I'll be able to check them later.
  2. [ubuntu] Re: How to use syslinux to boot a full install of ubuntu/linux mint

    Hey thanks for the reply, unfortunately grub doesn't even load. The only way I get it to work is through virtualbox (i'm sure my really old xp laptop will work too, but I can't test it atm). But...
  3. [ubuntu] How to use syslinux to boot a full install of ubuntu/linux mint

    Hi,

    So I have a problem booting Ubuntu and Linux Mint from one specific laptop I have (HP Pavilion dv6z laptop). What happens is a plain black screen with blinking cursor. If you want to read more...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Problem booting with HP laptop, works with Virtualbox

    I effectively made a full install on a USB flash drive with 2 partitions (ROOT & HOME) using Clonezilla & Virtualbox. This is how I did it:

    1) Fully installed LM17 on a Virtualbox HDD
    2)...
  5. [ubuntu] Problem booting with HP laptop, works with Virtualbox

    I copied this from my Linux Mint forums since I wasn't getting any help, and I'd like to see this solved fairly soon.

    Here are links to earlier posts I had on the subject: ...
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    [ubuntu] Flash memory vs SSD

    So I wanted to do a full install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a flash drive (instead of the Live USB) so that I can have Ubuntu with me and plug it in whenever I want to run it. But also, I am tinkering...
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    [all variants] Re: How are newer CPUs handled?

    This part seems right:



    For whatever reason it's reading your dual-core processor, but only enabled 1 of those cores.

    Also this is correct:
  8. [ubuntu] Re: why is my usb key not waking up from standby

    Use a Live CD -> GParted -> format the USB stick (Make sure you pick the correct drive!) -> Delete Partition -> Format to FAT 32 (it's what Ubuntu reads when using a USB live version, that or FAT).
    ...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Tweaking Gnome 3.4.1 (in Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS)

    So I've moved on up to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Live USB (instead of the CD) with a persistence file of 2.5 GB (because I could) running GNOME 3.4.1 instead of Unity.

    I love it!! I've customized it...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Tweaking Gnome 3.4.1 (in Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS)

    Anyone else have any ideas?
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Tweaking Gnome 3.4.1 (in Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS)

    Thanks Cheesemill. Yeah I have no idea why I didn't see properties before, oh well.

    I haven't tried the session profiles tip yet, but the other advice worked.

    Also, I don't think my laptop fan...
  12. [ubuntu] Tweaking Gnome 3.4.1 (in Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS)

    So. I quickly got tired of Unity and at first wanted Gnome 2, but instead, I came across Gnome 3.4.1 and found some cool things like Gnome Tweak Tool and Gnome Shell Extensions.

    I'm still trying...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cloning and Partitions with Ubuntu

    Other than the user's config file, you also mentioned cache and other stuff. I do not currently have Ubuntu with me so I can't look at it myself. Define "other stuff".

    Is there a way (and if so...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cloning and Partitions with Ubuntu

    Yeah, I do want /home to be minimalist but if cache files are/could be located there I want to play it safe.

    I think this model looks good. And yeah I want to try to plan it out perfect, because I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cloning and Partitions with Ubuntu

    @Paqman



    I would be encoding dvds, audio, etc. How big do you think I should go for root then? Between 10-20GB?

    And as with your suggestions, I will probably set up my HD like this:
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cloning and Partitions with Ubuntu

    Hmm...

    This is a tough decision. I know that if I separate /home from /, I would be able to keep my data (I should say our data since it is a combo of mine and my wife's) separate, but this would...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Root user: to enable or disable...

    @CharlesA Thank you kind sir.

    So I will go with option 1: Leave root alone and make myself the only sudo user

    Thanks to both of you
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    [SOLVED] Re: Root user: to enable or disable...

    @snowpine Ah, i see, thank you. I assumed it was passwordless since you have to log on using sudo to create a password.

    @CharlesA In a thread I just recently made, I asked the same question about...
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    [SOLVED] Root user: to enable or disable...

    I have a question about the root user.



    I know that Ubuntu disables the root user by default but you can still use sudo



    I know that you can add/remove users from using the sudo command...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Problem booting with windows 7 laptop but works on windows xp

    I do not have this setup any longer since I deployed and forgot about it, but later I will probably try it again and run into the same problem. I'll update this when I get to try it again.
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    [ubuntu] Cloning and Partitions with Ubuntu

    Hey, I was wanting to partition my Hard drive, but want to keep my data and ubuntu system separate, but I will have multiple users (3-4 users). I assume /home will house my data (which will be shared...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Problem booting with windows 7 laptop but works on windows xp

    ok, so I remade my partitions as:

    1) / (10gb primary ext4)
    2) swap (6gb logical )
    3) NTFS (~980gb primary)

    Doesn't run on xp or win7 now, so I have to re-repartition it back to:

    1) /boot...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Problem booting with windows 7 laptop but works on windows xp

    I was thinking either:

    1) Copying the contents of /sys from the Live CD to the hdd or

    2) Just re-partitioning like this scheme and moving the contents of /boot to the / directory and when BIOS...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Problem booting with windows 7 laptop but works on windows xp

    If I re-partitioned my drive so that /boot and / were on the same partition would that work and skip all of this bios-not-loading junk?

    Remake my partitions as:

    1) / (10gb primary ext4)
    2)...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Problem booting with windows 7 laptop but works on windows xp

    There isn't really any bios options to change, and as for updating, I'm pretty sure it doesn't need it since I just ordered late october.

    I went down the list and the bios settings were either...
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