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  1. Re: Broken Virtualbox installation? Receiving system errors

    Thanks all for your quick replies. It's now a moot point actually - after posting last night I extended my Windows system partition into some empty space before the Ubuntu partition, and for some...
  2. Broken Virtualbox installation? Receiving system errors

    Hi, I tried installing Virtualbox yesterday via the software centre but my wireless connection died part-way through installation. Fixed the wireless issues since then but I still can't get...
  3. Re: Patriot Wireless key inconsistent functionality

    Awesome, thanks for the tips. I inputted the terminal commands and so far all I have done is change the encrytion to AES. Haven't made any more of your changes yet.

    What does the -f operator do...
  4. Re: Patriot Wireless key inconsistent functionality

    Thanks for the quick reply!

    Since posting, I installed Mint, after which I couldn't get any wireless connectivity at all so I played around with some commands I found in a Linux Mint forum...
  5. Patriot Wireless key inconsistent functionality

    Hi,

    I have a Patriot pcusbw1150 11n wireless adapter, which I have tried using in Ubuntu 12.04 and Mint 15 (both off the Live USB) and encountered the same issue. Linux detects the device and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 12.04 Desktop Cube Compiz Issues

    I have used the desktop cube in 10.04 on my desktop (AMD X2 2.9ghz powered, with an ATI HD4200 graphics card) for a couple of years with no problems, in fact I find it very useful, but trying to use...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't boot anything

    It's an AMD Fusion E300 model. Doing a full update of Ubuntu and downloading the proprietary graphics drivers seemed to help.

    Pretty happy with the setup at the moment, but I wondered: does...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't boot anything

    I installed 12.04 32-bit without reformatting the disk (still in MBR), and it now boots up fine, GRUB shows XP and 7 and they all work.

    One thing though - 12.04 seems pretty slow compared to win...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't boot anything - please help!

    I'm getting ready to have another go at a reinstall, and I have a couple of questions. @oldfred, when you say that



    does that mean that if I want to dual-boot I don't need a bios_grub...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't boot anything - please help!

    So now I'm back to where I started with the EFI partitioning process. Ah well, at least now I know that I have to do it with EFI if I want to dual-boot (this is how I understand it at the moment...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't boot anything - please help!

    Hey, no need to apologise! The advice has been hugely appreciated.

    The links do seem to indicate that I will have to use UEFI boot partitions - does that mean that XP is totally out of the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't boot anything - please help!

    No, holding Shift down has no effect.

    When say 'unticking gfxmode', do you mean 'ticking Uncomment grub_gfxmode'? I can try that again, but it didn't work before.

    This forum post seems to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't boot anything - please help!

    Wired ethernet doesn't work in my LiveUSB environment, but it did work at one point because I managed to install boot-repair. I have no idea what changed to make it stop working, I wasn't aware that...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't boot anything - please help!

    Used boot-repair to restore the MBR, so at least now I can boot into Win7.

    This reassures me that boot-repair does actually work without an internet connection, so I'm wondering about...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't boot anything - please help!

    Just tried mounting sda3, then running

    sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda

    as suggested by another site. Result was 'Installation complete. No error reported' but seems to have...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't boot anything - please help!

    My first thought was that you meant run "sudo update-grub" from inside an installed version of Ubuntu, but since my problem is booting my installed version of Ubuntu, I tried it anyway. How else...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't boot anything - please help!

    Also, when i run

    sudo grub-update

    from the Live USB I get this error message:

    /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: cannot find a device for / (is /dev mounted?)
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't boot anything - please help!

    I reinstalled 7, had it running OK but without any boot menu on startup, then booted from the LiveUSB and ran Boot-Repair > Recommended Repair.

    Now, I have almost the same problem as when I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't boot anything - please help!

    Thanks for the advice, oldfred. Maybe I won't bother with backing up my system image. :)

    I've got 7 installing now, so I'm looking forward to seeing what sort of boot menu I get when it's...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't boot anything - please help!

    Aha, I see. That would explain why I couldn't get it to boot at all a couple of days ago then.

    Are there any tools that can create something like a system restore point for the whole drive rather...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't boot anything - please help!

    OK, I'll remember to do that. I still have Ubuntu installed on sda3 - I figured there wasn't much point getting rid of it when as far as I know it's a healthy OS.

    When I install 7, is it important...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't boot anything - please help!

    Yes, you were right, GParted has the option to make NTFS partitions. I made 2 - I'm reinstalling XP now on the first one (gave it boot flag first, not sure if I needed to or not) and didn't reformat...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't boot anything - please help!

    I've virtually only been running Ubuntu from the LiveUSB (due to the problems with grub, that's another story) and I don't have the option to make NTFS partitions. Is this something that wasn't...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't boot anything - please help!

    Thanks darkod - no, the XP installer never asked me if I wanted the second partition I made to be primary or logical.

    I've installed 7 as well just to see how it works, and although both OSes work...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't boot anything - please help!

    Installed Windows XP and created 2 NTFS partitions (from a newly-formatted disk) in the XP installer. I'm about to install Ubuntu now, and in the disk partitioner I can see that for some reason the 2...
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