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  1. [SOLVED] Re: Dual boot 17.04 fresh install, stuck on grub prompt

    I did a fresh 17.04 install by first doing a fresh 16.04 LTS install. It would not allow me to update directly to 17.04. I had to do 16.10 then 17.04. As I recall, I had to do this when I went from...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: Dual boot 17.04 fresh install, stuck on grub prompt

    This should not be the problem I'm having since the entire root partition ('/' is withing the first 110 GB of the disk. My '/home' partition comes after that.

    I guess I'll try installing 16.04 and...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: Dual boot 17.04 fresh install, stuck on grub prompt

    Another piece of information here. When I boot into the grub> prompt, the ls command gives me "Error 14: Filesystem compatibility error, cannot read whole file"
  4. [SOLVED] Re: Dual boot 17.04 fresh install, stuck on grub prompt

    Thank you, oldfred, for taking the time to look at this.

    I want to maintain the Windows bootloader because it offers many tools for debugging Windows issues, which grub does not. I have been using...
  5. [SOLVED] Re: Dual boot 17.04 fresh install, stuck on grub prompt

    Thank you, yancek. I ran Boot-Repair, which generated http://paste2.org/Cjv3ywmh
  6. [SOLVED] Dual boot 17.04 fresh install, stuck on grub prompt

    Running Windows 10 and Ubuntu on an old Acer 5620 laptop. I've been running both on it for years. I did a fresh install of 17.04 over my 16.10. Now when I try to boot into Ubuntu, it hangs with the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: gedit missing Tag List plugin

    Thank you, mc4man. It still shows up on the community help page, which was updated 2017-03-27. Seems like free community help sites are almost as bad as the commercial support we pay for. ;-)
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    [ubuntu] gedit missing Tag List plugin

    I'm running gedit 3.22.0 on Ubuntu 16.10. Edit->Preferences->Plugins does not show the Tag List plugin. The documentation, https://help.ubuntu.com/community/gedit#Plugins, shows it, but it's not on...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 16.10 fresh install fails

    I finally got 16.10 to install. I do not know what the problem was.

    Here is what I did:
    1. Reinstalled 16.04, which went smoothly.
    2. Performed a version upgrade, which failed.
    3. Did another...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 16.10 fresh install fails

    Thanks for the suggestions, ubfan1.

    Hmm, I don't recall the message(s) before the grub prompt. It's too late for me to retry the installation tonight. I'll give it another try tomorrow and pay...
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    [SOLVED] 16.10 fresh install fails

    Home-build desktop system. I've been running Ubuntu (dual boot with Windows) since it was built six years ago. I like doing fresh installs to get rid of the junk that accumulates. The installation of...
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    [ubuntu] Re: No updates to 13.04 yet?

    Glad to hear that it's not just me. I'm definitely not complaining. I'm very happy with what they have done, and I think they deserve a long vacation after each release!
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    [ubuntu] No updates to 13.04 yet?

    I did a fresh install of 13.04 this past Friday (26 April). I chose to fetch updates as it installed. I see quite a few error messages as the system boots, which go by too fast for me to read, and...
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    [ubuntu] docbook 5.0 toolchain

    Edit: I first called this a "workflow" but I think "toolchain" is better.

    I am having trouble getting a good docbook toolchain. I am okay writing in xml, but none of the xsl processors seem to...
  15. Thread: boot manager

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    [SOLVED] Re: boot manager

    I dual boot using the Windows boot manager so that I can get into Windows repair mode if need be. I'm running 64-bit versions of both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Actually, I'm triple booting my...
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    [ubuntu] Re: No startup sound in Ubuntu 12.04

    My Startup Applications already had the canberra-gtk-play command in there, but I still did not get a startup sound. I read in another post that somebody had to use the -V 5 option to turn the volume...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Partitions, clean install

    Aha! It's finally sinking in. I was getting confused about what is considered "data." Neat way to do things. I will probably get an SSD before too long and have been thinking about ways to keep my...
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    [ubuntu] Re: partitioning on HP laptop

    My laptop is dual-boot (Windows 7 / Ubuntu) and desktop triple-boot (Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Ubuntu).

    One thing to note here is that if you use grub, you will lose the ability to boot into the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Partitions, clean install

    By "data partitions" do you mean /home? Are there others?

    -Bob
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    [SOLVED] Re: Partitions, clean install

    Thank you, Oldfred and Darko, for your very interesting comments and the link to Herman's comments. I especially appreciate your differentiating between desktop and server machines. Many contributors...
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    [SOLVED] Partitions, clean install

    I like to do clean installs when I upgrade. I currently have three partitions:


    / 15 GB
    /home 65 GB
    /swap 2 GB

    I plan to create a separate partition /usr/local for installing outside...
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    [ubuntu] Texlive - two versions

    The Ubuntu repository has Texlive 2009. I wanted the newest version, 2011, so installed it manually (in /usr/local/).

    Now I want to work with lyx, but installing from the repository would cause it...
  23. [all variants] Re: Getting lyx to recognise a manual install of texlive

    I'm in the same situation. Two questions:

    1. Is is possible to have both versions of texlive (2011 and Ubuntu's 2009) installed simultaneously?

    2. Has anybody installed lyx by hand, instead of...
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    [lubuntu] Install latest docutils by hand?

    The latest docutils (0.9) has features I need that are not in the Ubuntu docutils version (0.7).

    So I installed the docutils 0.9 using its own install script. It placed the commands in...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Update nvidia driver?

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