View Full Version : Tech Support - Any Ideas?

January 9th, 2008, 06:46 PM
Hello All:
I'm looking for some help with Ubuntu tech support. (As usual, point me in the right direction if this inquiry has already been done to death.) Let me explain:
My home desktop runs Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon. It is returning disk errors and will not boot after running a disk check - this is a new phenomenon.
My work laptop is also running Gutsy Gibbon. I just want help tweaking it to behave in a Windows Server 2k3 environment. (Adding network printers, running Windows-based network programs like gradebook programs, remote desktop connections, VPN connections, etc.)
I know what you're thinking: there are a TON of tutorials out there. But I'm willing to pay for someone (preferably a business, but individuals would be cool too) to do this AND/OR show me how to do this. Here is why I'm posting the plea here.

On the desktop, time is of the esscence (read: wife will kick my butt and insist we put XP on the computer while saying "I told you this was stupid"! LOL)
On the laptop, this is a matter of accountability. We pay someone, we can hold them accountable.
I'd love to talk to a Linux/Ubuntu professional; network a little.

Like I say, I must admit that since I'm a Linux newbie, I'm having a heckuva time figuring my way around in some cases. But I do not want to go back to Microsoft. Mainly, I'm just looking forward to solving some persistant problems and tweaks.

Let me know what you think - can you suggest any local businesses who can help? Anyone think they can help - this would be a paying gig if you're qualified.
Thanks a ton - glad to be hanging out in this section of the Internets.

January 9th, 2008, 06:49 PM
Point of clarification: I'm the Tech Coord at a school here in Columbus, which means I control the budget. Both gigs could be "paying gigs", but I'd insist on paying whoever worked on my laptop since technically the school owns it. Just submit questions to me if you have no clue what I'm talking about.

April 13th, 2008, 06:28 PM
mattzink did you ever get the requested assistance? If not, if you still need assistance I would be willing to help you out. Let me know what you need/want still.

April 20th, 2008, 06:49 AM
It is returning disk errors and will not boot after running a disk check - this is a new phenomenon.

Ouch, sounds like your drive, not Ubuntu. Can you live boot a CD and/or usb drive then run fsck on your ailing drive?