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  1. #11
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    Re: Need help urgently

    Quote Originally Posted by boyrobson View Post
    nope i'm afraid not.

    don't suppose somebody will be able to link me to a video to make a bootable usb drive using a mac?
    Here you go:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ho...%20USB%20Stick

    UNetbootin for GUI method or dd in the command line but be careful if u will use dd to not overwrite accidentally something else and not your USB drive.
    Last edited by EgoGratis; March 7th, 2013 at 08:10 PM.

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    Re: Need help urgently

    threads merged

  3. #13
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    Re: lost desktop

    I want to do a fresh instal however i only have a mac to do this on. All the youtube videos seem rather vague and ambiguous. It does explain on the ubuntu website however it always loses me. If anybody could break that down for me to make it simpler? Would be extremely grateful as I am stuck with no laptop http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...ick-on-mac-osx here's the link to Ubuntu's official guide.

  4. #14
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    Re: lost desktop

    right. New problem. I have a live usb all up and ready. However i want to rescue my files from my old file system before i do a fresh installation of ubuntu. How can i do this as it says i do not have root permissions. I have tried 'gksu nautilus' and this has not been successful. Can anybody shed some light on this situation? Thanks.

  5. #15
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    Re: lost desktop

    is your home encrypted? if yes, do this:

    Code:
    sudo ecryptfs-recover-private
    The command will offer to recover an encrypted directory if it locates one.

    Assuming the command found a wrapped passphrase file on your system, it will prompt you for your login passphrase. If it doesn’t find this file, you’ll need the mount passphrase – hopefully you have a copy of this. If you don’t, you can’t recover your files.

    The passphrase will mount the encrypted directory in your /tmp directory. use
    Code:
    gksudo nautilus
    to view it.

    source/guide http://www.howtogeek.com/116297/how-...ory-on-ubuntu/

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