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    [ubuntu] Re: Cannot Install - "No root file system defined"

    Well, if you're wanting to install it and keep Windows as well, you could try using the Wubi installer. You won't have to worry about partitions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide
  2. Re: Why Linux is the best - Help me write my article for college!

    @Gone Fishing

    Your reasonable and pleasant reply is a breath of fresh air :)
  3. Re: Why Linux is the best - Help me write my article for college!

    A lot of Linux distros do not come with DVD codecs either, due to licensing issues. KLite codec pack usually fixes that on XP.
  4. Re: Why Linux is the best - Help me write my article for college!

    You don't have to be a fanboy to be honest. Switching to Linux for a business is not as simple as just switching to a different OS. There are compatibility issues to be addressed with third-party...
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    Re: Web Mail vs Desktop Mail?

    With a desktop email client, you still have a local copy of your emails if you can't get online, of if Google accidentally loses your data (this has happened in the past).
  6. Re: Why Linux is the best - Help me write my article for college!

    Windows has been able to unzip files since XP (for 10 years now).



    Is your experience from 1998? Windows Media Player is a fine player with decent library support, and you do just "double...
  7. Thread: Initramfs

    by jimv
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    [ubuntu] Re: Initramfs

    If the computer is bootable from a USB drive, you can download UnetBootin to create a thumbdrive that you can install Ubuntu from.

    http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
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    [wubi] Re: help with proxy? first time ubuntu user

    Why are you guys telling him how to install Squid when he wants a program like Tor? Squid is if you want to run your own proxy, which I'm pretty sure you're not wanting to do. You want to use a...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Possible to run wubi while Windows Vista trial period has expired?

    Since you never actually boot into Windows when using Ubuntu that's been installed with Wubi, it doesn't matter if Windows expires or not.
  10. Thread: Black Hats

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    [ubuntu] Re: Black Hats

    Ric, you're not under attack and your phones aren't bugged.

    "I am a US Navy trained Electronics Technician. 58 years old with ECM experience. I have been doing both bench, and field service on all...
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    [ubuntu] Re: cant cut copy paste in the partitions

    The only folder you can copy/cut/paste/move anything in is your home folder. To work with files anywhere else in the system, you need to be root. It is not advised that you modify files outside of...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cannot save a file

    You have to have root access to put files in that folder. In Ubuntu, root is God and admin is an angel :)

    Anyway, these instructions are better:...
  13. Thread: EFS Decryption?

    by jimv
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    Re: EFS Decryption?

    Well, the keys aren't tied to the files. It's just one key per Windows user. There's a key file that could have been backed up before reinstalling Windows, but now that file is gone :(
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    [ubuntu] Re: No sound from TV speakers

    I've not tried this in Ubuntu, but I know in Windows I had to change my default sound card to the HDMI out. Might want to check the sound settings in Ubuntu to see if you need to do something...
  15. Thread: EFS Decryption?

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    Re: EFS Decryption?

    That data is as good as gone if she reinstalled Windows. The decryption keys are associated with her Windows account, and if they are deleted (which they were in this case), there is NO way to get...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Mini Displayport out; doesn't work on my Macbook

    Can you post the output of the lspci command?
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    [xubuntu] Re: reboot wireless driver ndiswrapper DWL-650G

    Try this command:


    sudo ndiswrapper -m

    Then reboot and see if it starts the card automatically.
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    [ubuntu] Re: dual boot vga and dvigo black with

    What video card do you have? Does it work with a single screen?
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    [ubuntu] Re: how to tunnel to a https proxy

    I'm kind of curious why it has to be HTTPS. Have you considered using a VPN like OpenVPN?
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    [ubuntu] Re: 9.10 upgrade questions not sure if problem.

    I see. Sometimes there just aren't any updates :) It's normal.
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    [ubuntu] Re: 9.10 upgrade questions not sure if problem.

    You're not upgrading, you just updated the upgrade list. To upgrade, type "sudo apt-get upgrade".
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    [ubuntu] Re: help me im fed up wih this issue

    If you can't get to any websites, you should check to see if you have an IP address. You can check that by typing ifconfig into a command line.
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    [ubuntu] Re: PHP CLI missing .dll files?

    Did you install PHP with Xampp?
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    [other] Re: user defined function in spreadsheet

    Could you just put that value in a cell and then use that cell wherever else you need that value?
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    [ubuntu] Re: tightvnc to aunt computer

    A really easy way to get connected into your aunt's XP machine would be to use http://free.logmein.com. That way all you do is go to that website, sign in, click on your aunt's machine, and you're...
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