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  1. Re: Boot problem, Neither Ubuntu nor Windows boots

    Looking through your boot repair report, I believe that you should have typed:
    sudo mount /dev/sda6 /mnt
    This will point the files to the /boot/grub directory, which is on sda6.
    Is this the...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: Guidance on upgrading from 8.04 Server (with KDE) to something more current

    Hi,
    I first installed Ubuntu 9.04 as a server for my eeebox. It's a great little box and ran just fine. When 10.04 came out, I upgraded it from 9.04 (through 9.10). A few months ago, I upgraded it...
  3. Thread: Password

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    Re: Password

    To change an account password without admin access, you will need to reboot and choose "Recovery Mode". When you are presented with the option about how to boot, choose the "Root" option. At the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 13.04 top bar display problem

    Are you using the ATI drivers or the included open source drivers for your card? You might want to try switching drivers and seeing if that helps (open source for proprietary/proprietary for open...
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    Re: ubuntu partition resizing/moving help

    Hmmm... It doesn't look like your picture from gparted gives all the info needed. Either you are using gpt for your partitions (which is what it looks like) or you have mbr partitions with your linux...
  6. Thread: HDMI, no sound

    by p-dh
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    [ubuntu] Re: HDMI, no sound

    You can install pavucontrol (eg. sudo apt-get install pavucontrol) and change the HDMI setting under output. This program will give you much better access to ALL of your channels - analog, digital,...
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    Re: How do I create a new user with root access?

    If you delete the default administrator account (or change its privileges), you can return admin goodness by rebooting to a prompt. You can get to this prompt by choosing "Recovery" from GRUB and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Duplicate source list entry problem

    If you had 32-bit 10.04 and did an in-place upgrade, you would receive the 32-bit 12.04. You cannot simply upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit, you must do a reinstall.
    For more info on the difference...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Duplicate source list entry problem

    Another solution is to try Y-PPA Manager and let it fix the issue. 10.04 desktop has been sunsetted - 10.04 server still has two years. So, certain archives are and will be still available.
    A quick...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Whole system backup like windows image?

    One of the easiest to use is the CLI program dd. The basic use is:

    For instance, if I wanted to make an image of my operating system, which is on the first partition of the first drive, directed...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Customizing ubuntu

    Hi,

    To change themes, the best tool is Unsettings. It allows you pretty granular control over you themes - selecting icons-cursors-window decorations, etc. You should be able to change the Dash...
  12. Thread: Data recovery

    by p-dh
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    [ubuntu] Re: Data recovery Help Needed

    Don't install anything else on your PC. This will prevent data that is still present - but not visible - from being overwritten. Check out this post for more detailed instructions. You should be able...
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    Re: Boot issue after installation

    I have also had problems with USB partitions of 4 GB or more. Once I changed to a 2GB partition, everything worked as expected.

    Peace,
    Paul :cool:
  14. [ubuntu] Re: 12.04 LTS new install - Immediate wake on suspend

    I had something similar. Take a look at this post.

    Paul :cool:
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu doen't wake up from suspend

    Before 12.04, I had to turn off USB legacy support in BIOS to get suspend to work. After upgrading to 12.04, I also ended up following the directions from this post to get my (non-Asus) desktop...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Login as Root - ok it is a bad idea - an alternative specific to me please :-)

    If you *have* to login as root, just run the command:
    sudo su

    However, read the above referenced post as all of the warnings about working as root apply. I find that the 15 minute window for sudo...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Setting up Ubuntu server - Questions

    I would encourage you to install the LTS. You will get 5 years of on-going support - security, applications, etc. As a server, you usually do not need the extras found in the interim releases. Plus,...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Re-install ubuntu on asus notebook

    From your next-to-last post, it looks like you were trying to change partitions on your hard drive - not the USB. Good thing that it wouldn't allow it. Please plug in your USB drive and run fdisk...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Re-install ubuntu on asus notebook

    Your flash drive may not be setup correctly. I have found that the following steps are most likely to produce a bootable USB flash drive.

    Use gparted to delete all the partitions on the flash...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Re-install ubuntu on asus notebook

    You will need to boot from a LiveCD and delete the present partitions, and then install the OS. To do this:

    Put a bootable USB with LiveCD in a USB port.
    Repeatedly press the <ESC> key during...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Re-install ubuntu on asus notebook

    I have 5 Seashell netbooks that I use for a computer lab. During the workshops, my students have installed Ubuntu multiple times on the netbooks. The only failure that I have experienced was when I...
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    Re: Software manager crashes

    Hey Kienan,

    What in the instructions worked for you? Just would like to know...

    Thanks.

    Paul :cool:
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    Re: Software manager crashes

    Hi Kiinan,

    You could try to run the following two commands from the command line:
    sudo apt-get clean
    sudo apt-get update

    If you continue to have difficulties, check out this thread on...
  24. Re: 12.04 keeps on reverting to login screen after successful login

    I looked this up @ Askbuntu and found several solutions for you.

    You can check out /var/log/lightdm and see if there is a specific error message.
    You can simply delete the .Xauthority in your...
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    Re: Fresh Install - Config Files?

    I have done fresh installs in the past and have tried both of the ways you mentioned. It ended up being much easier to just edit the files in /etc, using the info from the previous install. This...
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