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  1. [SOLVED] Re: problems with GRUB: minimal bash-like line editing supported

    Hi, I have a similar problem. Could you post the actual command you used in copying? And why from sda5 to sda2? Im a novice so please post the detailed commands. Thanks. :)
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    [ubuntu] unable to boot from any bootable cd

    I installed windows xp after installing ubuntu 10.10 to set up a dual boot. I reinstalled grub 2 and things worked fine for some time until windows messed up and would not load, so only ubuntu worked...
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    [ubuntu] Re: pptx viewer for ubuntu 10.10

    I've been using the open office but illustrations get messed up so im looking for a viewer to fix the problem. I also tried the powerpoint viewer but it fails to run in wine. Any solutions?
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    [ubuntu] pptx viewer for ubuntu 10.10

    Is there a pptx viewer for ubuntu 10.10 already?

    The ppt viewer in the ubuntu software center cannot open pptx files. Is there a way to upgrade this?

    If not, are there good alternatives?...
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    Re: Chess eboard question

    Hi, im also new in using the eboard. How do you set up a position on the board without having to start with the initial position?
  6. [ubuntu] Re: unable to read flash drive after setting dual boot(ubuntu 10.10 and windows xp)

    I found out that i need to manually mount the disc in the cd rom just like in the flash drive case by
    sudo mkdir /media/drive1
    sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/drive1.
    I still dont know why things...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: unable to read flash drive after setting dual boot(ubuntu 10.10 and windows xp)

    Oh. Sorry. I found out that I could now delete and write files into the flash drive by using

    sudo mkdir /media/drive1

    sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/drive1

    ....Then use the terminal as a root...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: unable to read flash drive after setting dual boot(ubuntu 10.10 and windows xp)

    Thanks. I get this message but I really don't know what it means

    :~$ sudo fsck -vy /deb/sdbl
    fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17.2
    e2fsck 1.41.12 (17-May-2010)
    fsck.ext2: No such file or directory...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: unable to read flash drive after setting dual boot(ubuntu 10.10 and windows xp)

    Oh. Well checking mnt shows the contents of the flashdrive and i can copy it to my filesystem but not vice versa. I cannot copy anything into the flash drive. Any solutions? Thanks.

    And also,...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: unable to read flash drive after setting dual boot(ubuntu 10.10 and windows xp)

    This command gives me back a blank prompt. After entering it again, I get a message that says it is already mounted. However, I could still not see the drive in the desktop or in the browser where it...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: unable to read flash drive after setting dual boot(ubuntu 10.10 and windows xp)

    Haha. Of course I would have done that if it was that simple. Anyway, I could not see the device in the desktop or in the browser where it usually shows up even though the output shows that the...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: unable to read flash drive after setting dual boot(ubuntu 10.10 and windows xp)

    I meant that the device does not show up. Sorry. Anyway this is what shows up. Thanks. I really appreciate it. :)

    :~$ sudo fdisk -l
    omitting empty partition (5)

    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB,...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: unable to read flash drive after setting dual boot(ubuntu 10.10 and windows xp)

    This part of the message was not present when i plugged it in. Thanks.

    [ 197.739925] usb 1-4: USB disconnect, address 2
    [ 222.322314] wlan0: authenticate with 00:1e:e5:3b:fe:fb (try 1)
    [ ...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: unable to read flash drive after setting dual boot(ubuntu 10.10 and windows xp)

    No error message appears. Its just that the usb drive could not be recognized. I tried plugging in the flash drive then restart. Sometimes it works 2% of the time. Last known good configuration was...
  15. [ubuntu] unable to read flash drive after setting dual boot(ubuntu 10.10 and windows xp)

    I installed windows xp 3 after ubuntu 10.10 in dual boot mode. Things went fine after retrieving grub from ubuntu 10.10 but ubuntu cannot read flash drives after doing so (tried many flash drive...
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