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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Kernel Panic - VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)

    hmm

    I do have it - it looks like the same format as the working kernel..
    and the img file is at the location it directs to

    Does it need to be init.rd or just initrd ? (currently its initrd)
    ...
  2. [gnome] Re: using Compiz blanks (white) screen - xorg.conf

    Ok, tried updating the driver, and nothing new - still got the white screen.

    I did have compiz working until I added


    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen ...
  3. [gnome] using Compiz blanks (white) screen - xorg.conf

    I'm trying to get my Intuos3 graphics tablet working,
    I used https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WacomTroubleshooting

    it tells you to add

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sysrq recognized as "Print"

    thats just a shell environment, no?

    during a kernel panic or other freeze, those commands won't work
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sysrq recognized as "Print"

    yes

    I've tried alt+fn prtscrn, alt+fn sysrq, alt [sysrq] alt [prtscrn] ctrl+alt+prtscrn, ctrl+fn....
    and so on

    I base the 'successful or not' on if my computer reboots when I hit the...
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    [ubuntu] Sysrq recognized as "Print"

    Ok, I know that Sysrq keys are important for safely rebooting in crashes
    (which, surprisingly, I've been getting for a while... but thats a whole different thread...)

    Anyhow, I have a Compaq...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Coming from Windows... Tips?

    what exactly can you do on a linux box w/o a GUI on it?
    (I'm actually interested in trying it out (CTRL+ALT+F2), but I don't know what I would do in the shell environment...)
  8. [all variants] Re: Can I change a USB sector size? Need an 'expert' with fdisk

    Ok,
    I have already tried the -sf option, and got the same message.

    dcstar, could you give an example / step process for the code to set the sector size? - I don't mind reformatting
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    [ubuntu] Re: Coming from Windows... Tips?

    Thanks all, this is very helpful - keep it coming (and feel free to mention more advanced stuff, cool configuration settings, etc.)

    I definitely recognized the potential of Ubuntu when I was...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Coming from Windows... Tips?

    yeah I've noticed that... is there a way I can list programs/commands in terminal?
  11. [all variants] Can I change a USB sector size? Need an 'expert' with fdisk

    Hey,
    I recently resurrected an ipod that had been in the wash, and I want to use it as a persistent Ubuntu live usb. I went through the process, and got stuck at the last step,

    sudo syslinux -f...
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    [ubuntu] Coming from Windows... Tips?

    Hey
    I got Ubuntu on my laptop about a month ago - I realized that I'm so used to Windows doing stuff on its own, and not giving me any option otherwise, that I don't know if theres anything I should...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Kernel Panic - VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)

    Ok, after lookin through some sites - they said var/log/messages might be helpful

    This is a log of a reboot when I loaded the latest kernel (and it crashed)

    I included a little before and after...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Kernel Panic - VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)

    Ok, heres something new:

    when I boot from the latest kernel, after the normal scrolling of stuff starting up the screen shows the previous error data, then clears the screen and prints
    ...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Kernel Panic - VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)

    Right.

    Now that I'm actually in Ubuntu, are there any commands I can run to give us useful logs?
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Kernel Panic - VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)

    Excellent! It's working now.
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Kernel Panic - VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)

    Ok. Thanks for the tip!

    How would I boot into an older kernel from the startup?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Please help me 7z

    Oops, can't see how I missed that one #-o

    Thanks for catching that dnairb =D
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    [ubuntu] Re: Please help me 7z

    try this site

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=263825


    Essentially



    change directories to file location
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    [ubuntu] Re: PC froze up, blank screen at boot up

    If I'm correct, the Capslock blinking means a kernel panic, but after that, I don't know how to troubleshoot...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Kernel Panic - VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)

    @ sectors issue:
    Is there a method to verify this? and how do I fix it?

    as for temp, that sounds very plausible -cpu temp is usually between 40-60 deg C, but the hard disk gets really hot...
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    [ubuntu] Re: taking the "dual" out of dual boot

    Yes, thats true.

    But less RAM is used if you don't have to put KDE on top of GNOME and vice versa.
    Plus the original configuration of each is a bit different - menus, place names,etc.
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    [ubuntu] Re: taking the "dual" out of dual boot

    From when I've done it (shrinking partitions then adding it to another one next to it), I had to increase the partition in between by the desired amount at the one side, then shrink it the same...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Not sure what my problem is

    Interesting... GRUB should precede Ubuntu loading bar, allowing you to choose between XP and Ubuntu. you could try reinstalling it, but I would wait for a bit and see if anyone else has better...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Not sure what my problem is

    I'm assuming you installed Ubuntu after XP with a CD
    did you choose to install GRUB bootloader over the MBR? - it would have been an option towards the end of the setup (you might have overlooked...
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