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  1. Re: My PC too old for 14.04? Switch to Xubuntu or Lubuntu? Which one?

    Ok thanks for this info ibjsb4.

    So those help notes above should be modified (for the benefit of poor beginners like me!) and say burn a DVD / CD.
  2. Re: My PC too old for 14.04? Switch to Xubuntu or Lubuntu? Which one?

    Let's hope I'll be as lucky! I'll report back to you...thanks again :)
  3. Re: My PC too old for 14.04? Switch to Xubuntu or Lubuntu? Which one?

    BACKGROUND

    I've decided to try Lubuntu, in the end, as I've realised that my computer is getting old, even on Ubuntu....! And when I've seen that it works ok on this machine, I'll resurrect a...
  4. Re: My PC too old for 14.04? Switch to Xubuntu or Lubuntu? Which one?

    Many thanks Impavidus, mrgs and pqwoerituytrueiwoq for this very useful, encouraging information above. :mad: I think I'll try out Xubuntu 14.04 first and I'll report back to you soon......
  5. My PC too old for 14.04? Switch to Xubuntu or Lubuntu? Which one?

    Hello there, ref MY COMPUTER SPECIFICATIONS:

    HPPavilion 700. Pentium 4. CPU: 2.66 GHz. RAM: 1536 MB (DDRSDRAM). CPU cache RAM: 512 Kb

    On upgrading to 14.04 Trusty,the upgrade manager warned...
  6. [all variants] Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Thanks for your help again oldfred. I'll try chkdsk whenever I get the opportunity to do so, as that's your recommended option.

    I think the Windows repairCD will have to wait till I get back to...
  7. [all variants] Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    @ oldfred

    Thanks for your detailed advice! Although my XP installation is authentic, alas I don't have a CD for it...(but I dare say I could get hold of one eventually, if need be).

    After...
  8. [all variants] Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    To update my boot problem, thanks again for your help Yannbuntu (and oldfred), your boot repair tool has worked perfectly! I've been able to recover my missing data and upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04...
  9. [all variants] Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    So I've just done that. The dialog box says "Boot successfully repaired".
    Here's the URL:
    http://paste.ubuntu.com/1398026/

    It looks better to me...what do you think :)? Just to remind you it's...
  10. [all variants] Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Many thanks for your help again YannBuntu and oldfred!

    So I entered all the above commands (manually because for some reason I couldn't get access to ubuntuforums.org on my live CD! but no...
  11. [all variants] Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    @greenewbie: as OldFred said, you have a broken filesystem. Boot-Repair will automatically try to fix it via fsck. I recommend you don't use Boot-Repair-Disk (which includes an old version of fsck),...
  12. [all variants] Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    YannBuntu

    The URL for my BootInfo summary is:

    http://paste2.org/p/2526480

    I've just looked at it and my goodness it looks complicated! I don't understand why there are so many partitions on...
  13. [all variants] Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    [QUOTE=YannBuntu;12372665]@greenewbie: your may have a file system problem. Please run Boot-Repair --> Create BootInfo, and indicate the URL that will appear.

    Many thanks for your reply. I'm...
  14. [all variants] Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    This link looks promising, so would somebody tell me please if
    YannBuntu's boot repair CD is a likely quick-fix solution to my problem below?

    My problem HDD has 2 partitions: one using UB...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Installing different Ubuntu versions in partitions

    Many thanks srs5694 for your detailed reply. I liked the fact that it catered for the option of installing XP on one of my partitions.


    I've now installed Gdisk 0.7.1-1. I'm confused...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Installing different Ubuntu versions in partitions

    Thanks very much guys.....I really hadn't counted on all these replies so fast! Back in 90 mins
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Installing different Ubuntu versions in partitions

    Many thanks forestpiskie!

    You're talking to a real Tech dummy.....the only bit I really understand so far is that my posting needed more white space (so I've done that now....I think I've mastered...
  18. [ubuntu] Installing different Ubuntu versions in partitions

    I want to install 11.04 Nutty Narwhal in a separate partition on my HDD (for testing purposes) so that it doesn't affect my 10.10 Maverick partition. I've read up on the basics of making partions in...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: HDD partition corruption? / gets stuck on GRUB "Error 25"

    Thanks very much for your help guys......BTW when I've got something in my sights I don't take prisoners! :)
    I'm DELIGHTED to tell you that my HDD seems to have made a full recovery and has been...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Text Data from cut disappeared: is it recoverable?

    Apparently not, no! :( Nothing ventured, nothing gained I clicked on File - Reload; I also found in the help menu, restoring the "Graphics output" (it looked potentially promising to me) with the...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Text Data from cut disappeared: is it recoverable?

    Thanks very much for your reply. I've looked time and time again for anything to do with a clipboard in my Open Office menus and toolbar, including hunting in the customize button and I can't find...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Text Data from cut disappeared: is it recoverable?

    Ok Matt, thanks very much, but it looks like it'll be easier for me just to redo my work. I do CTRL + V every day....I could have sworn my PC will memorise the last thing I've pasted into the...
  23. [ubuntu] Text Data from cut disappeared: is it recoverable?

    A day's work of mine has just gone missing from an Open Office Text document, after doing a CTRL + X to paste it to a new document. I stupidly closed (saying yes to save the change) the original,...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: HDD partition corruption? / gets stuck on GRUB "Error 25"

    Things didn't go according to plan in my first post above. I wrote everything in a text document, then planned to paste it all in my post. But it wouldn't take the screenshots and doesn't like...
  25. [ubuntu] HDD partition corruption? / gets stuck on GRUB "Error 25"

    My HDD using Lucid 10.04 (referred to as HIT HDD1 from now on, to distinguish it from a backup HDD which is working fine on the SAME computer) refuses to boot up: it gets stuck at the GRUB loading...
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