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    [ubuntu] Re: 10.04 Update Manager Error Message

    Unchecking the use CD-Rom source did the trick for me.

    Now, I just need to get the wireless adapter working in my downstairs computer when it's in Ubuntu.

    I think the best trick for that is to...
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    Re: Unity MEGA Thread

    I bought a new computer with and decided to use 11.10 on it.

    Boy, did I get A SHOCK.

    Unity fails to allow me to do most of the things I want to do with Ubuntu.

    I had to install the gnome...
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    Re: HowTo: Remove Ubuntu (& Restore Windows)

    Actually, it's not a bitter taste of defeat.

    I installed 11.10 and found that most of the software I wanted to run didn't run on that system. I had to "recreate" the gnome system, but still find...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 11.04 Upgrade now has computer stuck in grub

    Than F8 or esc should have worked, but those options are no longer available.
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    [SOLVED] Re: 11.04 Upgrade now has computer stuck in grub

    I should add that I think the upgrade may have changed the boot sequence of the computer.

    This is the website that boot-repair gave after it was done

    http://paste.debian.net/132867/

    Posting...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 11.04 Upgrade now has computer stuck in grub

    OK, we tried linux /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 ro which didn't work, but the following worked:


    set root=(hd0,1) linux /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda0 ro initrd /initrd.img boot
    This ran some code and came...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 11.04 Upgrade now has computer stuck in grub

    MAFoElffen
    It isn't reading the CD or USB at the boot process. No, function keys let us reset the bios boot sequence.

    YesWeCan, that is helpful, the set command produced the following result:
    ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 11.04 Upgrade now has computer stuck in grub

    OK, I can't figure out how to check the bios configuration.

    But, we are able to do miminal commands

    -ls produces the following
    (hd0) (hdo,msdos1)

    Unfortunately, we aren't able to figure...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 11.04 Upgrade now has computer stuck in grub

    How do I do that?
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    [SOLVED] 11.04 Upgrade now has computer stuck in grub

    I upgraded a single OS Ubuntu 11.04 install and now the only thing the computer does is:

    "GNU GRUB Version 1.99~rc1-13ubuntu 3
    Minimal BASH - like line editing is Supported. For the first word,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: witopia PPTP VPN Service

    I stumbled into the answer to this one here:
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/VPN

    Go to terminal and use the command:
    sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn

    pick your the VPNs you want to set up...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Blank Screen at startup in 10.04 LTS upgrade--Sort of solved

    OK, starting with using e to edit the latest kernel and

    resulted in a screen with small "ubuntu" logos at the top and a frozen computer. The only way the computer would restart one time was to...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: Blank Screen at startup in 10.04 LTS upgrade--Sort of solved

    Tried that:
    Any other suggestions?????
  14. [SOLVED] Re: Blank Screen at startup in 10.04 LTS upgrade--Sort of solved

    OK, I tried that, but how do I keep from having to do that everytime I boot my computer???
  15. [SOLVED] Blank Screen at startup in 10.04 LTS upgrade--Sort of solved

    After finally getting Ubuntu 10.04 to work, I decided to update my files to receive the blank screen.

    OK, the most useful hint I found was from myles.tonnies here where he makes the point:
    The...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 10.04 LTS RC: Blank Screen at startup

    This is the most useful item in this whole post!
  17. [ubuntu] Re: 9.10 does not boot - error: no such device - failed to boot default entries

    This handy bit of advice was all I needed:

    http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawik...roblems:search

    I deleted the line in the boot script which was like this:

    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: What must I do to boot Ubuntu 10.04 out of GRUB?

    Not really solved

    After all the bloody headaches, I finally got Ubuntu 9.10 loaded and it's up and running on the laptop.

    Of course, that wasn't without pain as I had the "error: no such...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: What must I do to boot Ubuntu 10.04 out of GRUB?

    I'm not sure if I would call this solved, but I was using an alternate CD.

    drs305 was very helpful and we managed to get into ubuntu's tty mode, but no desktop.

    I am going to try a reinstall...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: What must I do to boot Ubuntu 10.04 out of GRUB?

    I did switch to (hd0,1) since that was the only partition.

    Nope, it seems that grub is clueless.

    What does a black screen mean (which I receive when I try an Ubuntu live CD).
  21. [ubuntu] Re: What must I do to boot Ubuntu 10.04 out of GRUB?

    The boot info script would work wonderfully...

    if I were able to get into Ubuntu. As I said in my first post: the live CD results in a black screen.

    I can use the Parted Magic terminal, but I...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: What must I do to boot Ubuntu 10.04 out of GRUB?

    I have pretty much tried everything regarding boot options.

    And when I tried



    the first time I used the command
    initrd /boot/initrd.img<hit tab to auto-complete>

    I received the...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: What must I do to boot Ubuntu 10.04 out of GRUB?

    Thanks, I've been racking my brain on similar guides which aren't helpful to those who are not Ubuntu philes.

    It is partitioned as one large hard drive.

    Anyway, I know that the root directory...
  24. [ubuntu] What must I do to boot Ubuntu 10.04 out of GRUB?

    I am doing a pure 10.04 Ubuntu installation (no other OS involved) on a NEW hard drive. I am doing this with an alternate install CD.

    Like the person in the other post, I am receiving this menu:...
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