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  1. [ubuntu] Re: installed Ubuntu after XP, can't boot into XP

    by "wiping everything" i meant formatting the whole drive, and installing by the wiki.

    i used the command "fdisk -l" and got something like
    sda1-xp
    sda2-extended
    sda3-something
    sda4-something...
  2. [ubuntu] installed Ubuntu after XP, can't boot into XP

    this isn't my first time, but it's got me stumped. I've gone through several threads' worth of suggestions, but nothing.

    I can see all the windows files, boot.ini, and ntldr are present... Its...
  3. [xubuntu] Re: Live USB Install now has broken apt-get - howto fix?

    i'm having the same problem with ubuntu. anyone find a solution yet?
  4. [ubuntu] downloading and compiling packages from commandline

    how would you install applications starting from scratch? I know using the command line is faster, but i can't get used to it and am starting to write commands on paper...

    more specifically, i am...
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    [ubuntu] where do i find crash logs?

    weird things are happening to my system,
    firefox stops responding, mouse goes haywire, then nothing works and i have to restart x server with ctr+alt+bkspace.
    where do i start diagnosing this?
  6. [ubuntu] Re: i think i removed the wrong package, will not show desktop

    thanks, Jim

    dhclient
    did it, eth0 parameter did not work.

    no more experimentation for me.

    I was trying to optimize this for a friend.
    Ubuntu on a USB1 2Gb flash drive is still out of...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: i think i removed the wrong package, will not show desktop

    i have no GUI login screen, i was able to get to the prompt from recovery mode.
    networking will not load, apt-get says it cannot reach address
  8. [ubuntu] [SOLVED] i think i removed the wrong package, will not show desktop

    so i was removing packages i was not using with synaptic, now my desktop will not show.
    all i see is a beige background, and thats it.
    i cannot do anything except power down with the power...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: no BIOS support for USB = no boot from USB.?

    thanks, gregphil! i will try what you have suggested.
    my problem is booting at school, where i don't have access to the HD, so I'm trying to do this from a CD.
  10. [ubuntu] Re: no BIOS support for USB = no boot from USB.?

    persistent yes, but not expandable. some packages fail to install, some just won't work. it uses something called casper, i think that may be the problem.
  11. [ubuntu] Re: no BIOS support for USB = no boot from USB.?

    i'm going to give pendrivelinux another shot, so far i havnt been succesfull.

    what if the computer i'm trying to boot is a school computer, and i dont want to write anything to the HD? can i run...
  12. [ubuntu] no BIOS support for USB = no boot from USB.?

    Is there any hope for running a Ubuntu from a USB drive, if my old BIOS does not support USB booting? Any chance someone might have created a boot CD with USB drivers?

    What if boot from USB is...
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    [ubuntu] Re: help me setup Grub on CD

    SuperGrub didn't work: Error 13 Invalid or Unsupported executable format.
    i checked, /boot contains vmlinuz, menu.lst, grub and it does boot on a computer that boots from USB before HD.
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    [ubuntu] Re: help me setup Grub on CD

    so, /etc/initramf-tools/modules:


    drive
    usbcore
    sd_mod
    ehci_hcd
    uhci_hcd
    ohci_hcd
    usb-storage
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    [ubuntu] Re: help me setup Grub on CD

    nope :( got past the prompt to select Ubuntu, but then just repeatedly kept accessing the harddrive.

    thanks for your help, caljohnsmith. I have some work to get to, i will get back to this on...
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    [ubuntu] Re: help me setup Grub on CD

    i've been able to boot from usb before using a cd when i created a livecd version i found on pendrivelinux.
    there is another tutorial which describes a boot cd for 8.10, but i think that is also a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: help me setup Grub on CD

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -lu

    Disk /dev/sda: 40.0 GB, 40027029504 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4866 cylinders, total 78177792 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Disk...
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    [ubuntu] Re: help me setup Grub on CD

    caljohnsmith, SuperGrub does not load USB drivers(?), hd0 and hd1 are the two hd's, but not USB drives. i could not get it to work :(
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    [ubuntu] Re: help me setup Grub on CD

    I'm trying to make my USB system bootable on any computer, even one that has boot-from-USB disabled.

    I can see that it is possible, BootFromUSB how-to doesen't work, it told me it can't find a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: help me setup Grub on CD

    i'm going to try this: http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/html_node/Making-a-GRUB-bootable-CD-ROM.html

    KBoot is next...
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    [ubuntu] Re: help me setup Grub on CD

    hey, thanks for looking into this thread

    my BIOS does not support booting from USB, and many of the computers I use have this option disabled.

    I'm looking at this:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: help me setup Grub on CD

    i found this post http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=926452
    "8.04.1 Kernal Bood Cd iso? to boot usb pendrive?"
    but can't figure it out...
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    [ubuntu] help me setup Grub on CD

    Hello all,

    I did a full install (on a 8Gb Kensington MicroSDHC in a MicroSD T-Flash Reader. pretty nifty actually, literally the size of my thumbnail.)

    Previously I was trying out a live...
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    [ubuntu] Eclips crashes, exit code 1

    I looked at several threads, removed Firefox, changed the java library, and reinstalled everything at least twice, but I still get the error
    JVM terminated. Exit code=1
    with...
  25. [ubuntu] running from USB, whats so difficult about saving configuration?

    I'm trying to get used to Ubuntu, so I created a USB startup disk on an 8Gb flash, and also a boot CD via a tutorial i found on pendrivelinux.

    My question, what's so different about running from...
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