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    [other] Re: gnuddrescue utility script

    Ddrutility is included in the 12/04 version of Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix.

    http://ubuntu-rescue-remix.org/Version12-04

    Thanks, Scott for rolling up your sleeves and packaging it in a PPA at the last...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Trouble backing up a folder on a dead ubuntu installation

    What exactly do you mean when you say you don't have permission? Can you browse the filesystem or did the partitioner mess up the partition table and leave you with a drive whose partitions are not...
  3. Thread: Random Shutdown

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    [SOLVED] Re: Random Shutdown

    I know that bad ram can cause the symptoms you are experiencing. Actually, bad ram can mimic many hardware and especially software problems!

    I've also had a faulty power supply cause intermittent...
  4. Thread: Random Shutdown

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    [SOLVED] Re: Random Shutdown

    I'd bet it's a hardware problem.

    Have you run memtest? CPUBurn? How about booting a live cd from last year and letting that run?
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    Re: USB flash drives: what to buy? differences?

    I buy the cheapest ones available. I usually can find something on sale on the dell.ca website.

    I don't pay attention to transfer rates and such because I can't guarantee that the same make and...
  6. [all variants] Re: protecting files from other physical computer users

    Encryption is truly the most effective way to ensure your privacy.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EncryptedPrivateDirectory

    And it's not that complicated.
  7. Thread: cd rom installation

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    [ubuntu] Re: cd rom installation

    What are you trying to install?
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    [SOLVED] Re: Difficulty creating boot disc

    Boot up your machine as usual. Put in one of the CDs you burned and browse it? What do you see?
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    [ubuntu] Re: disable disk check from recovery mode

    The disk check should not cause a reboot. Perhaps your computer is overheating?

    The best way to try to get your data is to run the live cd. If you do have hardware problems, that will reveal...
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    [all variants] Re: hwinfo is something wrong here???

    What does that mean?



    Corrupted or buggy? What is the exact message? Because there are some motherboards with buggy BIOSes and the normal way to work around that is to work around that. The...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Messed up NTFS partition

    I strongly suggest you image the drive before trying to fix it in any way. Use Gnu ddrescue as suggested:

    http://help.ubuntu.com/community/DataRecovery

    If it was a bad block that caused the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Refuses to permit partitioning when installing

    I don't know of anything more reputable than Parted, the program that is used by every linux installer to do partitioning. I would not suggest you use any XP partitioning tool.




    Do you mean...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Install a new app during Live USb boot

    It's actually not a persistent home - calling it that is a legacy title - it's a persistent everything. Just install any deb package and everything that is written to your system (home, usr,...
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    [all variants] Re: hwinfo is something wrong here???

    Other than what hwinfo is telling you, do you have any real problem? Like is there a performance issue?

    Hwinfo is not even an Ubuntu tool. Unless you are using it to troubleshoot some hardware...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bad sectors in HDD reported

    One bad block is no big deal. That's normal and not a reason to RMA adrive. I could not see the details on the screenshot so I just assumed it was a significant problem.

    Also, from Canada, I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Partition automatically formatted

    You mounted it twice and it didn't unmount. Usually it will refuse to unmount and throw out an error. Did you see that?

    Also, why did you recursively try to remove the (presumed) empty folder? ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: server 9.04 usb persistent install

    One quick and dirty way to do it is to make a bootable Desktop USB system with persistent data and install your server packages there. It should work fine.

    If you need a leaner system, you can...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Install a new app during Live USb boot

    IF you are dealing with a live USB system, just create a persistent home and install the deb. Every time you reboot the live system using the persistent home, your app will already be installed.
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  19. Thread: what is a hostname?

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    [SOLVED] Re: what is a hostname?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hostname

    And since GNU/Linux sees your computer as part of a network, even though it my not be attached to any other computers, your computer has a name.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bad sectors in HDD reported

    SMART is giving a warning. If the drive is still in the warranty period, they usually will. That's what SMART is for...

    This has been my experience from Canada. Their warranty policies may be...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Extended logical partitioning

    Back in the day, the code that was executed on an msdos partitioned drive would direct the BIOS to boot the first partition on the drive if no other partition was flagged as "boot". If two or more...
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    [SOLVED] Re: NTFS vs EXT4 using only ubuntu

    NTFS-3G has performance issues when dealing with large files. I would not store a VMware image on an NTFS filesystem in Ubuntu.
  23. Thread: Live cd

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    [SOLVED] Re: Live cd

    Either one, but installing from the live cd is faster because it copies a pre-made system onto your computer instead of installing each package one by one. You end up with exactly the same thing.
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    [all variants] Re: hwinfo is something wrong here???

    What are you worried about?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bad sectors in HDD reported

    Your drive is made by Hitachi? Check to see if your drive is still under warranty:

    http://www.hitachigst.com/portal/site/en/menuitem.4e6284c20a3050a7760062f6aac4f0a0/
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