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    [SOLVED] Hot GRUB Mess

    I really hope that someone can help me, because I have one desktop which I can't boot and only this old netbook to figure out why.

    I have Windows 7 and some flavor of Ubuntu on the desktop, but I...
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    Re: error: unknown filesystem

    I appreciate the help, but neither of your weapons work for me. My computer would not recognize a CD and let me boot from it--I tried with an old 11.4 disc I still had. My ubuntu won't load, and I...
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    Re: error: unknown filesystem

    I immediately get the error. There no longer is a loading at all. I see anything loading other than the error.
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    Re: error: unknown filesystem

    And how do I boot from a CD while my computer is giving me this error message? It fails to respond to most linux and even DOS commands.
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    Re: error: unknown filesystem

    I don't have a live CD. IfIget one, how will I know which partition is bad? I also would like to get back into Windows 7.
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    error: unknown filesystem

    I am painfully typing this on my PS3, for the record.

    I knocked my computer over and had to restart it. I get the above error with a "grub rescue" command prompt.

    All of the solutions I've...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Wubi can't find my linux partition?

    Thanks very much for the advice. I don't seem to have any spare DVDs lying around, but I can pick one up tonight and work from that.
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    [ubuntu] Wubi can't find my linux partition?

    I broke ubuntu trying to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10. I figured nothing could be worse than 12.04, but I wasn't reckoning with the upgrade failing at the very last step (restarting the computer) and...
  9. [ubuntu] broadcom wireless driver install not working in latest kernel...

    I'm following the instructions here to install whatever my wireless card needs to function. The latest kernel build in which I can get both my wireless and my nvidia graphics card to work ends in...
  10. [ubuntu] Broadcom wireless driver needs to be reenabled at every reboot?

    So, I bought a new computer and promptly installed Lucid. Unfortunately, the wireless driver packaged with it doesn't actually work. I did find a work-around, which included downloading a different...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Switching viewports with scroll wheel...

    Well, yes, it's a new mouse--it's a completely new computer!

    Back when I first started using Ubuntu, I think I remember having to install Compiz myself. I'm not sure if I did this time. If...
  12. [ubuntu] Switching viewports with scroll wheel...

    I'm not even sure I'm posting this in the best sub-forum, but I'm so frazzled after messing around with my Compiz settings, trying desperately to enable on my new computer what I used to have on my...
  13. [ubuntu] 11.10 Install Black Screen (New Windows 7 Machine)

    I'm trying to put an ubuntu install on my new computer, but not having much luck. I downloaded the 64 bit version of 11.10, burned it onto a CD, inserted the CD, and rebooted.

    I get a screen with...
  14. [SOLVED] Re: Wireless broken, can't configure panels... Did I turn stupid?

    Looks like my desire to blame my stupid university is going to be thwarted. Turns out, it's a bug in WICD combined with the upgrades reinstalling network manager and purge failing to actually, like,...
  15. [SOLVED] Re: Wireless broken, can't configure panels... Did I turn stupid?

    Thanks for the help with the panels. It didn't even occur to me to ask whether they deliberately made the panels a fresh new mandatory form of stupid for the lucid release. I can get that under...
  16. [SOLVED] Wireless broken, can't configure panels... Did I turn stupid?

    I have an Acer Aspire One that's been working great with Ubuntu since I got it, but I somehow never got around to updating it beyond Jaunty. I finally went all the way up to Lucid, and... bam.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Laptop overheating... where do I start?

    Thanks for all of the advice. I know just enough about this get myself in trouble.

    I'm so busy with grad school that the idea of making any serious changes to my computer right now makes me want...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Laptop overheating... where do I start?

    Is running Lucid with a different kernel as simple as selecting an older kernel from the list when I power up the laptop?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Laptop overheating... where do I start?

    Shouldn't these numbers be the same?


    beth@grumpy-laptop:~$ sudo hddtemp /dev/sda
    /dev/sda: WDC WD5000BEVT-75A0RT0: 46C



    beth@grumpy-laptop:~$ sensors
    acpitz-virtual-0
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    [ubuntu] Re: Laptop overheating... where do I start?

    I haven't really liked any of the flavors since Jaunty, I think. Any reason why I shouldn't burn an install disc and head on back to that?
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    [ubuntu] Laptop overheating... where do I start?

    My laptop running Lucid is overheating. When this happens, it makes an angry, very loud buzzing noise and the screen either goes black or glitches like an NES game, and I have to manually power...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Link to a folder on the top panel?

    Thank you all very much. I used the last suggestion because I was already familiar with making custom application launchers; I just didn't know you could do it with a location! Works just fine. ...
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    [SOLVED] Link to a folder on the top panel?

    I've searched and googled to no avail; I have a feeling that I might just be phrasing this badly, but I'm hoping that someone can help me out.

    I would like to put a link to a particular folder on...
  24. [SOLVED] Re: Grub loading. The symbol ' ' not found. Aborted.

    Same problem here. I thought I had just messed something up.
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    [ubuntu] Rotate Cube with Mouse Scroll (Karmic)

    I just switched from Jaunty to Karmic, and in the process of setting up desktop effects, I'm having a hard time with configuring the rotate cube compiz effect. Before, I was able to scroll on the...
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