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  1. [xubuntu] Re: Switch to Xubuntu from LXDE -> no shutdown, no title bars and no wireless

    Hi,

    I attempted to remove the packages you mentioned. But in the process it wants to install a bunch of other packages? And because my wireless networking is not working it cannot. The packages it...
  2. [xubuntu] Switch to Xubuntu from LXDE -> no shutdown, no title bars and no wireless

    Hi,

    Used forum Search, which is very slow and could not find a coverage of my problem.

    I have LXDE, Ubuntu and Xubuntu all installed. I used LXDE and switched to Xubuntu, but each time I had to...
  3. [xubuntu] Re: Error setting screen resolution in VirtualBox

    In the end I was advised to remove my xorg.conf and reboot. Then use Ctrl key + F to go to full screen, that worked. No idea what was different to before when it didn't.
  4. [xubuntu] Re: Error setting screen resolution in VirtualBox

    Hi,

    No luck, I added a xorg.conf as below. Weirdly the login screen is 1368x768 but as soon as I login it reverts to 800x600 and that is the top resolution availalbe in the Display options.
    ...
  5. [xubuntu] Error setting screen resolution in VirtualBox

    Hi,

    Followed the wiki. Get this


    david@david-VirtualBox:~$ xrandr -q
    Screen 0: minimum 64 x 64, current 800 x 600, maximum 32000 x 32000
    VBOX0 connected 800x600+0+0 0mm x 0mm
    800x600 ...
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    [xubuntu] Re: boot-repair worked - once

    Here is the grub.cfg. It does insmod lvm at the start, but I note not in the "Ubuntu, with Linux 3.0.0-12-generic" section?


    #
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
    #
    # It is automatically generated by...
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    [xubuntu] Re: boot-repair worked - once

    You are right, it did create the /home on a separate /dev/sdc3 partition. The problem was that I had read instructions to put /home on that partition, this was not correct, you copy the users...
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    [xubuntu] Re: boot-repair worked - once

    Well, by formatting my / partition onto the spinning HDD it installed. But despite me specifying that I wanted my /home on a separate partition, no format, where I had previously cp all my files, it...
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    [xubuntu] Re: boot-repair worked - once

    I reinstalled following your instructions on the /dev/md0, as I suspected it made no difference, for reasons unknown I get that same
    ALERT! /dev/mapper/vgssd-lvssd does not exist. Dropping to a...
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    [xubuntu] Re: boot-repair worked - once

    Thinking about this, the fact I get the boot menu up suggests that it is reading /dev/md0 fine? Also the error message relates to /dev/mapper/vgssd-lvssd so it looks to me like when it tries to read...
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    [xubuntu] Re: boot-repair worked - once

    Hi,

    The first screenshot will not show. Also since I have already installed can't I just put /boot on /dev/mdo? I mean I have it on another disk. I could do grub-install and then cp /boot across?...
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    [xubuntu] Re: boot-repair worked - once

    This is not about video driver I think. I booted into recovery mode, I get this:

    "Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
    - Boot args (cat proc/cmdline)
    - Check rootdelay= (did the...
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    [xubuntu] Re: boot-repair worked - once

    This is not about video driver I think. I booted into recovery mode, I get this:

    "Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
    - Boot args (cat proc/cmdline)
    - Check rootdelay= (did the...
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    [xubuntu] Re: boot-repair worked - once

    Hi,

    I replaced splash and quiet with nomodeset and then pressed Ctrl-X I still get a purple screen, restarted and tried F10, same deal. Any other ideas?

    I also tried leaving the quiet splash...
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    [xubuntu] Re: boot-repair worked - once

    Hi,

    Well after installing and selecting the 1st SSD as the 1st boot device in the bios I rebooted. Using the same username and password as I had on my old disk.

    It boots to the screen that you...
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    [xubuntu] Re: boot-repair worked - once

    A dooh moment, I had installed the mdadm and lvm2 packages but not started the devices.

    Last question, I hope... Since I have my new /dev/vgssd/lvhome marked to hold the /home partition and since...
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    [xubuntu] Re: boot-repair worked - once

    Hi,

    I tried your approach. Sionce it is essential I keep my home dir I resized my /dev/vgssd to 13GB and created a lv of 103GB onto which I copied my old /home.

    So now have /dev/md0 and 2...
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    [xubuntu] Re: About to abandon Ubuntu - cannot install

    I pulled out the SSDs and used a new hdd from my wifes machine, she is not happy :(

    There were no errors on grub-install. Because I pulled out all drives except the new spinning HDD I expected...
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    [xubuntu] boot-repair worked - once

    Hi,

    I just abandoned trying to setup 2 SSDs as RAID1 and LVM striped. I managed to dd my failing hdd onto a partition on a new hdd. I used boot-repair to reinstall grub and reboot, I also ran fsck...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: 2 SSD setup as RAID1 and RAID0, how to transfer to?

    As mentioned in my other thread, your method of using grub-install ended up with a grub> prompt only.

    In the end I 'borrowed' as new hard drive destined for my wife's PC. dd across from my...
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    [xubuntu] Re: About to abandon Ubuntu - cannot install

    I tried your method with grub-install etc.. It booted to the grub> prompt. boot-repair comes up with a blank dialog.

    The reason I would use boot-repair is that like most Ubuntu users we do not...
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    [xubuntu] Re: About to abandon Ubuntu - cannot install

    I put msdos partition tables on, recreated the /dev/md0 and /dev/vgssd/lvssd. Then I used dd to duplicate my existing disk across, (this disk will no longer boot, but it mounts fine and all files...
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    [xubuntu] Re: About to abandon Ubuntu - cannot install

    So I just delete that 1MB partition at the start of the disk and then run boot-repair and that by default will add a mbr?

    I don't want to waste yet more time trying 12.04, unless someone actually...
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    [xubuntu] About to abandon Ubuntu - cannot install

    Hi,

    I have been using Ubuntu for about 4 years. I am a developer, so need a fast, safe and stable machine. I am on my 3rd spinning HDD failure in those 4 years. So now I want to take advantage of...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: 2 SSD setup as RAID1 and RAID0, how to transfer to?

    Hi,

    I killed the install process. I gparted and removed the /dev/sda1 and /dev/sdb1 partitions. I recreated the partitions, this time not formatted and also set the bios_grub flag on both.

    I...
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