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  1. [other] Re: making a boot sector to load windows setup files?

    I just had a similar experience with a used laptop that I bought specifically for car diagnostics. The laptop was loaded with Win XP, but also with a trojan virus in the boot sector.

    This virus...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Error while copying file (Error splicing file: Input/output error)

    In my case, the problem was caused by the Power Manager, which had some weird interaction with my Epson 915 printer, connected on USB. It seems as if the Power Manager wants to spin down disks, and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Random Freeze / Hang-up

    In my case, the problem was caused by the Power Manager, which had some weird interaction with my Epson 915 printer, connected on USB. It seems as if the Power Manager wants to spin down disks, and...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: Firewall "blocked" IP, but still connecting...

    Many thanks to bodhi.zazen for pointing that out.:grin::grin:

    I have now discovered that if I make use of a graphical firewall manipulation tool like GUFW or Firestarter, then the order in which I...
  5. [SOLVED] Firewall "blocked" IP, but still connecting...

    I was using Transmission BitTorrent the other night, when I noticed that I was getting heavily spammed by one particular IP. I then stopped the torrents and disabled the network.

    I wanted to add...
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    [ubuntu] Re: CD/DVD not supported?

    The default 10.04 installation is not able to read or write DVD's, probably to avoid possible legal issues in some countries.
    To be able to read DVD's, you have to install an additional repository...
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    [ubuntu] Re: how to keep clutterflow?

    Do you want the application to auto-start at every boot-up?

    If so, you can add it to your System > Preferences > Startup Applications. The easiest way (for me) is to create a shortcut icon on the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: restore 8GB zip file

    Are you able to read other dvd's ?
    Was the dvd burned from the same dvd writer?

    If you want to automount when inserting cd's or dvd's , enable Browse media when inserted at Nautilus > Edit >...
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    [ubuntu] Re: restore 8GB zip file

    The default 10.04 installation is not able to read DVD's, probably to avoid possible legal issues in some countries.
    To be able to read DVD's, you have to install an additional repository and...
  10. Thread: Network setup

    by DawieS
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    [SOLVED] Re: Network setup

    The IP Address on the LAN side of the router (acting as a DHCP server) is normally fully adjustable on the router, and is totally different to the actual IP address of the router as supplied by your...
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    Re: UFOs over BBC1 building in London. (Thoughts)

    The reason is that "populated" areas are a very small percentage of the earth's total surface area.:smile:
  12. [all variants] Re: Recovering Directories and Filenames on Unbootable Partition

    I recommend that you:
    1) disconnect the disk in question to prevent any possible further damage.
    2) create a fully functional Ubuntu installation, possibly on an external disk. It is good practice...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Kernel panic issue after hard reboot

    To restore Grub, boot from another working Ubuntu installation, or Live CD, then open a terminal and type:

    sudo fdisk -lto find out what the current device name of your boot disk you want to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: where is the shared folder?

    Open a Nautilus file browser. On the side pane, click on Network, then Windows Network.
    Alternatively, click on Places, then Network, then Windows Network.:smile:
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    [ubuntu] Re: Kernel panic issue after hard reboot

    Before you remove the disk, you may want to run a Filesystems Check on all partitions, then re-install Grub, then boot from the disk and see how it goes.

    I had a similar situation, with some...
  16. [all variants] Re: Recovering Directories and Filenames on Unbootable Partition

    Uhmm, now that is a difficult situation. AFAIK, if the BIOS does not even see the disk connected, then no software or OS will be able to repair or rescue any data on that disk from that machine, and...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Nautilus and USB drive weird behavior

    Try disabling Nautilus > Edit > Preferences > Media > Browse Media when Inserted.

    (I also once had this behaviour when inserting flash drives, but cannot repeat it now. Maybe the setting is a...
  18. Thread: initramfs

    by DawieS
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    [ubuntu] Re: initramfs

    I recommend that you:
    - Boot from the Live CD.
    - Choose Try Ubuntu, then click on System > Administration > Disk Utility.
    - Click on your Ubuntu drive, then click on every partition, then Check...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: how do you list all files in drive with file sizes?

    The du command returns the file size on disk, and may include the size of gaps between segments, if the file is written with more than 1 segment. Generally it is larger than the actual file size. It...
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    [ubuntu] Re: No Disk Booting.

    Welcome to the forums:smile:
    1) Check in your BIOS whether your CD/DVD ROM is picked up during boot-time (You have to press some key when booting, check your screen).
    2) Check the Boot Sequence to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Power Management Battery Shut Down Issue

    Boot from a Live CD, then choose Try Ubuntu. Click on System > Administration > Gparted, and delete your Ubuntu Partition (You have already removed your data, of course).
    Close Gparted, and click on...
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    Re: Does Linux Need Popularity?

    Yes, but only since recently, and as a direct result of all the R&D that went into gaming, driving down hardware prices and making PC's a household item, now affordable by everyone.

    Remember the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: affect of virus infected files on Ubuntu ?

    It means you have to first update the GUI, and also the virus definitions.
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    [ubuntu] Re: affect of virus infected files on Ubuntu ?

    Yes, the scanner is clamav, and the GUI is clamtk. Both have to be installed (with their dependencies).

    Yes, although I uninstall it after use, since I keep copies in my Local Repository. It has a...
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    Re: Does Linux Need Popularity?

    Yes, Linux needs popularity. This will greatly enhance the support base from hardware and software vendors, and make Linux even more of a pleasure to use.

    IMO, the only way to achieve this is to...
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