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    Re: How to tell grub to leave windows alone

    Be sure to install windows first
  2. Thread: No desktop

    by sidzen
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    Re: No desktop

    Can you get to tty console with Ctrl-Alt-F1 (thru F6) and get back with Ctrl-Alt-F7?
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    Re: Brasero is terrible....

    I agree one hundred percent and have never understood why devs insist on placing it in their distros. Fortunately, in the 'buntus and in Debian, wodim is a viable option. If you do not like the...
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    Re: How to tell grub to leave windows alone

    At any time, have you performed a
    sudo update-grub ?
    Are you willing to pay for a third-party boot-loader -- what is your preference -- work at it or pay for it?
  5. Thread: root login

    by sidzen
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    [ubuntu] Re: root login

    Welcome!

    NOTE: don't use a VM

    In a terminal,
    sudo useradd -m username
    to create user and his home directory

    sudo passwd username
    to create his password
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    [ubuntu] Re: Laptop overheats and shuts off

    +1 check BIOS

    and look into a laptop cooler
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Hard Drive Partition table Overwritten having Truecrypt Partition

    dranzer said,
    ". . .
    dd if=/dev/sda10 of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1
    . . .
    Now at the End of this I found that EasuUS partition Recovery did the searching and is also unable to find that partition....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unable to mount Blank DVD-R Disc

    Here's something apropos I found from IBM
    and another from help.ubuntu

    Hope one will help!
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    Re: OA3 / Secure BIOS/UEFI: Block alternative OS.

    Go for it! Better have some bucks!
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    [ubuntu] Re: Windows user in Linux

    Slackare linux Essentials

    Take your pick
    http://www.linux-books.us/
    http://www.linuxlinks.com/

    You should have an easier time than most, having learned DOS in the old days (as did I) ...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: why will ubuntu 12.xx + not image and restore? acronis / clonsezilla etc

    C'mon, you know better than try to mix 32-bit and 64-bit!
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    Re: Why I dislike WINE

    +1
    |=**|< Wine, |>b|_|=**|< Windows !!
    Learn to use the CLI or don't say u know linux.
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    Re: default root password

    Die-hard ubuntuites don't like it, but with the following command, one makes a root passwd

    sudo passwd root
    since you asked.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Easiest way to remove programs?

    sudo apt-get remove (pkg-name)

    sudo apt-get remove --purge (pkg-name)

    First command removes the package only
    Second removes both package and its configuration files
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    [all variants] Re: Corrupted Flash Drive

    I must be brain-dead this weekend, but did you try <cfdisk sdc1?> in command line as root? I used cfdisk on an unresponsive Kingston DT 100 G2 and managed to get a partition -- /dev/sdb1 . I then...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Lubuntu won't start after boot

    Greetings from 11 hours in the past.
    Without hardware specs, it is hard for me to say anything but
    try peppermint three !
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    Re: How to call Ubuntu People?

    @ not found -- thread killer!

    ubunteros (sp.) ubuntuites (en.)

    just an observation.
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    Re: how necessary is Conky?

    Unnecessary -- just eyecandy -- mostly for those looking over your shoulder or ones ego.
  19. Re: Is there a ISO/DVD shrink program that actually works?

    FYI:

    sudo apt-cache search dvd95
    but if using wine, who knows?
  20. Re: Need help choosing a stable, fast(ish) Distro...

    All above are sound suggestions and observations.

    It sounds like performance is a priority. Same with me. If so, 64-bit is not necessary. Neither is a DE any 'heavier' than LXDE. This...
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    [all variants] Re: Corrupted Flash Drive

    It's unfortunate the files seen while on wife's laptop are not known. Which version is it running? Yeh, it's probably that your Corsair is toast, especially with the weird name seen after Step2.
    ...
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    [all variants] Re: Corrupted Flash Drive

    Here's something I put together some time ago for a website. Original sources are noted. Look to the second section for what you may need. Hope it helps!...
  23. Re: Another fraud, I find cables labelled cat 6 dont work

    i never had a cat5 or cat6 cable from monoprice.com fail me, so far. by far the cheapest i've found, too
  24. Thread: rm -rf

    by sidzen
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    [ubuntu] Re: rm -rf

    you're right -- any LiveCD will work if the dd command is known, but this is a failsafe method 'cause i hate messin' with Windows
  25. Thread: rm -rf

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    [ubuntu] Re: rm -rf

    Do a search on "How To Do Eveything With DD" and/or download SystemRescueCD from either SystemRescueCD (for cd) site at unetbootin (for USB stick) and do the same with nuke utility. You can wipe the...
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