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  1. [SOLVED] HP 110-217c Dual-Boot Ubuntu/Windows

    Dear friends,

    Just to let others know of a challenge with this install. I did everything according to It would boot into the new grub menu then boot...
  2. Re: Methods used to multiple operating systems.

    I see, you go with an external hard drive, (and this discussion is quickly heading toward a backup discussion), but on the actual machine you don't have another partition.

    Windows certainly adds...
  3. Re: Methods used to multiple operating systems.

    I agree about data backup. I use an external HDD as well for backup, and a program based on rsync to do it. I don't personally like all this cloud stuff. I would rather risk my data being in my...
  4. Methods used to multiple operating systems.

    Many of us have multiple operating systems we use of Linux. One of the challenges of working with this is constantly updating our data. Reinstalling involves migrating a lot of things. What do you...
  5. [SOLVED] Getting system booting after Operating System failure

    Hello All,
    Just dealt with an extremely challenging situation for which I searched the internet for advice and found nothing. Since I muddled my way through it, I thought I would post so that it...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Acer Aspire One

    Additionally, this also works on a Chromebook with Chrubuntu installed.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Acer Aspire One

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    Sticky: [SOLVED] Re: Laptop COMPATIBILITY List.

    Ubuntu 12.04 (derivative)
    Aspire One Q1V2C (also says CM-5 but I don't know if this is important)

    See details here:

    Ran into a few...
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    [SOLVED] Acer Aspire One

    Dear friends,

    Just installed on the following machine, which had Windows 8:
    Acer Aspire One
    Model: Q1V2C (also says CM-5 but I don't know if this is important)

    One issue I faced was...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Dual Boot UEFI problems Lenovo g585

    Well, I settled on using the secondary boot key to get to windows.

    The real problem with this machine is that there is no way to boot in UEFI except through network or the Windows partition. No...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: Dual Boot UEFI problems Lenovo g585

    That helps some. I read your linked page and it brings up an idea I will try. Someone claimed there are more options available once you put in an adminstrator password in the BIOS.
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Dual Boot UEFI problems Lenovo g585

    Wow! SuperGrubDisk is a neat trick. I've played around a little with chroot on a Chromebook before, and Arch, but don't have the whole thing completely understood yet. Anyway, I booted into...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: Dual Boot UEFI problems Lenovo g585

    Yes. Sound worked already. Wireless seemed to work, but I couldn't really test it out. I have a broadband modem I usually use that registers as an ethernet on most installs. 14.04 seemed to have a...
  14. [SOLVED] Dual Boot UEFI problems Lenovo g585

    Dear friends,
    Just installed 14.04 on a Lenovo g585 and it proved to be unusual. When the computer is in UEFI mode it will only allow you to boot from windows EFI partition or two(???) network...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Video not playing.

    It's hard to know from your description what modifications you made. Did all of your changes only affect your user's settings? A good test of this might be to create another user and see if it has...
  16. [all variants] Re: ata3 a duplicate attempt to connect to hard drive

    Still no progress. It is actually not looking for another hard drive, but uses more than one disk controller for the same hard drive.
    Some suggest adding the following boot...
  17. [all variants] ata3 a duplicate attempt to connect to hard drive

    Dear friends,

    I have just installed on a Satellite P775-S7320. The boot up time is unbelievably slow. I spent a lot of time researching the following from dmesg:

    [ 10.976109] ata3: link...
  18. [xubuntu] Re: PDF download interrupted on Firefox on a slow connection

    I also suffer from a slow connection, and for larger files I use:

    This will not give up on the file for 20 tries. It will also resume later just by being in the same directory you were in last...
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    Re: Grub and booting problems

    Also, your original problem does not seem to me to be able to be created by installing a program with wine. The programs from windows are installed in a hidden folder inside your home directory. ...
  20. [SOLVED] Re: update-grub not detecting other OS

    This is an interesting thought, because ArchLinux likes the 'bleeding, cutting, edge'. Also it was Ubuntu that suggested it to be 'hda3'. Arch seems to like 'sda4'. The two had been in...
  21. [SOLVED] update-grub not detecting other OS

    I recently did a major number of updates of my system. One of the updates must have been to Grub, because after I restarted and grub came up, it wouldn't boot my other OS correctly, Archlinux. Here...
  22. [SOLVED] Re: 12.04 is guest, trying to activate shared folder in Vitual Box

    For VirtualBox I have always liked the tutorials on their website. This one seems to fit your situation.

    It provides a bit more details than you have in the other one.
  23. [SOLVED] Re: 12.04 is guest, trying to activate shared folder in Vitual Box

    To find your username just type:

    into the terminal.

    However it looks like your username is advait from what you posted. All lowercase is important. It is hard to tell from your formatting...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: How to backup and restore emails and settings

    Agree with the above. Also, a lot of other e-mail clients will work the same way, not just Thunderbird. Your private settings and data are stored in your home directory for most programs. That's...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: 64-bit Ubuntu won't boot on netbook

    Did you try testing it with a live cd? Perhaps that would eliminate some possibilities. If you have a few other distros that are 64-bit on cds as well, you could test them.
    I have a dual core...
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