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  1. [ubuntu] Can't see anything after messing up display drivers - Ubuntu 14.04 / VMware Player

    I hope someone can help me with the mess I've created for myself. I hope that I can remember the steps reasonably accurately. I'm not sure if this is a virtualisation issue, or just basic display...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Trouble making Ubuntu Minimal bootable USB

    I'm not sure if this will help, but it might give you some ideas. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1970596

    I've concluded that the oldest Flash drive I was trying to use was faulty or...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: Create bootable USB flash drive (not full OS)

    It's probably moot, but I checked the drives on a different system.

    The drive that won't boot:

    /dev/sdg1: SEC_TYPE="msdos" UUID="35D7-E408" TYPE="vfat"
    /dev/sdg2:...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: Create bootable USB flash drive (not full OS)

    I'm admitting defeat, or moving to a smarter approach depending on your point of view.

    I reinstalled 12.04, using the same approach as on the larger drive, but now on a smaller drive that had been...
  5. [SOLVED] Re: Create bootable USB flash drive (not full OS)

    Now I got a different message:


    error: no such device: 34bd0522- etc.
    grub-rescue>


    The device code is the automatically generated ID for the USB flash that I'm trying to write.
  6. [SOLVED] Re: Create bootable USB flash drive (not full OS)

    @oldfred - I did create the first (working) USB flash from the install. I'm trying to create a second boot on a smaller drive. It might make sense to try again now that I have a drive almost...
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    [ubuntu] 12.04 enable WiFi on Dell Vostro 3550

    I've just installed 12.04 on a Dell Vostro 3550. This is the first Ubuntu install on this machine, but wireless has been working fine with Windows.

    Settings shows that Airplane mode is ON, and it...
  8. [SOLVED] Re: Create bootable USB flash drive (not full OS)

    Tried again, and this time got to the Grub> prompt.
  9. [SOLVED] Re: Create bootable USB flash drive (not full OS)

    Some progress, but not quite there.


    Error: File not found.
    Grub rescue>

    It took a lot to even get the USB to boot. Low level format with dd, another format, new partitions.
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Create bootable USB flash drive (not full OS)

    I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. Main hard drive:

    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: Create bootable USB flash drive (not full OS)

    USB. I want to plug in the USB, reboot, and have the default boot order take care of boot up through the USB, then the main partition.



    The USB has the /boot partition, with /boot/grub as well
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Create bootable USB flash drive (not full OS)

    No, that's not it:

    Bootable - yes
    Live mode - no
    Install to another computer - no

    I have Ubuntu installed, but don't want to mess with any of the other partitions or the MBR. [Maybe later,...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: Create bootable USB flash drive (not full OS)

    @darkod - sorry if I'm not being clear.

    I want to create a bootable USB drive that doesn't include the OS.

    Although I managed to do this once, I have not been able to repeat it with a...
  14. [SOLVED] Create bootable USB flash drive (not full OS)

    I'm having trouble creating a bootable USB flash drive. I don't want to change the MBR or the boot process on the hard drive which is mostly Windows, but I want to be able to access the Ubuntu...
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    [ubuntu] Sleep/Suspend on Vostro 3550

    I'm trying to check out Sleep on my Vostro 3550. I'm planning to upgrade my main Ubuntu desktop system to 12.04 shortly, but for now I'm just doing some experiments to see if I can get sleep running...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Executing 'grub-install '/dev/sdb' failed. This is a fatal error.

    Managed to find a larger USB flash drive (actually an SD card in a USB adapter), and installed to that successfully. Rebooted OK.

    Still hoping to solve the USB flash as boot only issue.
  17. [ubuntu] Executing 'grub-install '/dev/sdb' failed. This is a fatal error.

    I'm having the same problem with "Executing 'grub-install '/dev/sdb' failed. This is a fatal error."

    I'm not trying to create a full system on a USB flash drive, just a boot loader. The rest of...
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    [ubuntu] Access www-data over Samba from Windows 7

    I want to edit files using Windows 7 tools. I have Samba setup and working OK for my own user, but I'd like to keep the www-data user for the /var/www hierarchy to make it easier to use the LAN as a...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: What is sending email to root@externalserver.com (exim4)

    Progress!

    I set up a temporary forward on the external server so I could see the email. It's coming from cron (or anacron) as the result of a faulty entry.

    But I can't see why it's sending to...
  20. [ubuntu] What is sending email to root@externalserver.com (exim4)

    I'm trying to figure out the source of some failing email to root@ on an internet server. I don't know if it is anything to do with exim4, but that's the MTA.

    I can see the logs of the...
  21. [ubuntu] Confused over groups: accessing www-data files from Windows

    I'm trying to edit files on my Ubuntu development server using Windows tools. The files are owned by www-data, group www-data also. I had problems after changing this, so I'd like to stick with the...
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    [ubuntu] Applications to check remote websites

    Are there any good/easy (preferably GUI) to check access & performance for websites? All I've been able to find so far are applications that run on Ubuntu to check it's own access & performance.
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Problems connecting to WebDAV

    I'm trying to establish a connection to my external server from my LAN based Ubuntu server. I've been able to do this manually in the past, but it isn't working properly anymore. I've made some...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: GUI file/directory manager that can export a list

    Thanks @SteveDee. I can use the terminal, but I was hoping to use GUI tools because it is easier for me than remembering the options. But in any case, I was able to do what I needed as there were...
  25. [ubuntu] GUI file/directory manager that can export a list

    I'm looking for a file manager that can export a list of files to a spreadsheet. I'm guessing that a tool like this is readily available, but I'm just not searching correctly.

    I've tried Krusader...
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