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    [SOLVED] Third OS planning

    I currently run Ubuntu 14.X on its own HDD on a desktop PC. There is also another bootable HDD with Windows XP Pro installed and also bootable via a GRUB menu. This system works perfectly.

    But...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: How can one fix a problem with Ubuntu when there appears to be no fixes ??

    update-nvidia fixed the problem.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Problems installing 14.04.1

    I thank all of you who attempted to solve this riddle. The problem is now solved.

    With respect to the Grub error; I had installed the grub loader onto the incorrect HDD. I had directed it to the...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: Grub rescue error after clean install 14.04.1 LTS

    To oldfred:


    While seemingly impatient, I have been continuing to work my way through this issue. This is the latest.

    I re-installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, note: not 14.04.1 LTS. (I did this...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Problems installing 14.04.1

    An update.

    While seemingly impatient, I have been continuing to work my way through this issue. This is the latest.

    I re-installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, note: not 14.04.1 LTS. (I did this mainly...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Problems installing 14.04.1

    Well; I had a few cold showers and cuppas, so here is the best I can do taken one at a time:

    1. To Mark Phelps - I am attaching the output from lspci

    2. To buzzingrobot - I note your advice...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Is it really worth it?

    Thanks for the speedy replies. The advice to, in effect, take a cold shower and have a nice cuppa tea, is good. And I will certainly go and do it.

    But just before I go. I need to make one...
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    [SOLVED] Problems installing 14.04.1

    Several times in the past several years, as a result of difficulties, I have threatened myself with dumping Ubuntu altogether and simply reverting to Windows. But each time, I have managed to...
  9. [SOLVED] Re: Grub rescue error after clean install 14.04.1 LTS

    I am afraid you have unwittingly identified the nature of the problem.

    I cannot edit anything in the grub menu because I do not get any grub menu.

    At the completion of the BIOS routine, the...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Grub rescue error after clean install 14.04.1 LTS

    Yoou are absolultely correct. There is a fine collection of kernels. If I knew how to housekeep them away I would certainly do that. But I might just wait until this matter is cleared up, then...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: Grub rescue error after clean install 14.04.1 LTS

    Bootinfoscript RESULTS.txt output:

    Please note:

    sda is the Windows XP HDD which is normally the secondary boot up disk.
    sdb is the Ubuntu 12.04 HDD which I am using at this moment but which...
  12. [SOLVED] Grub rescue error after clean install 14.04.1 LTS

    I run Windows on one HDD and am attempting to run Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on a separate HDD. Previously I was operating Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on that separate HDD and have overwritten it with a new install.
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  13. [SOLVED] Re: How can one fix a problem with Ubuntu when there appears to be no fixes ??

    brokenhachi: I ran the commands you suggest from terminal after booting from the LiveCD, and things seemed to go OK until a long list of FATAL Errors started appearing, all relating to the Linux...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Installed apps not able to be located

    Unfortunately, the installed apps were not listed in either Synaptic or Ubuntu Software Centre.

    However, all is now solved, thank you all. Installing Gdebi Installer fixed the problem, and all I...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Installed apps not able to be located

    OK. I have had a re-read and checked the /ur/share/application/.desktop. Plenty of icons there, but not for the "missing" programs. In all cases, previous installations by exactly the same...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Installed apps not able to be located

    G'day Dennis. I will give that a go. But it does seem rather a retrograde step to have to revert to command line code to run a program in a modern system with an otherwise excellent GUI,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Installed apps not able to be located

    Thanks for that Buzz.... You reckon that sounds confusing, try it from this end.

    But what it says is correct. I had the Deb package which I clicked on to install. The dialogue came up to the...
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    [SOLVED] Installed apps not able to be located

    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS updated.

    Recently, following failure of an earlier 12.04 LTS updated system, I have installed the latest versions of 12.04 LTS on a separate HDD from which I now manually boot...
  19. [SOLVED] Re: How can one fix a problem with Ubuntu when there appears to be no fixes ??

    I will attempt the process which you have defined.

    In the meantime, I have five kern.log files. I am not sure which ones were prior to the failure and which ones were after. So I have picked the...
  20. [SOLVED] Re: How can one fix a problem with Ubuntu when there appears to be no fixes ??

    Reply to ajgreeny: Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, after posting the first thread, it became obvious that post did not correctly describe the problem and replies had stopped. Thus the new...
  21. [SOLVED] Re: How can one fix a problem with Ubuntu when there appears to be no fixes ??

    Reply to fdrake: Re the FATAL error message: I was able to copy the "suspect" file mentioned in the FATAL error message, with the same file from another Ubuntu system running the same OS. The...
  22. [SOLVED] Re: How can one fix a problem with Ubuntu when there appears to be no fixes ??

    Thank you for your quick response.

    Please let me explain that I have already opened two previous threads in an attempt to identify the problem I am experiencing. The first was 4th February at...
  23. [SOLVED] How can one fix a problem with Ubuntu when there appears to be no fixes ??

    I am a long time user of ubuntu. Currently running 12.04.4 LTS updated as at a few days ago.

    Over the years, I have had some difficulties and have always sought assistance on this forum.
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  24. [ubuntu] Re: Unable to load Ubuntu 12.04 was due to Nvidia driver

    I have what could be a similar problem. I have been operating normally on Ubuntu 12.04 updated, since it was released, but about a week ago, I loaded the nVidia drivers. All seemed OK for a few...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Start-up failure ubuntu 12.04

    OK; I think I have worked out how to mount the device after booting up with LiveCD. I am then able to cd to the device ID in /media/ and have access to the entire file system.

    From a terminal...
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