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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual booting problem

    If windows is starting and GRUB gets ignored when you boot, then GRUB was not installed to your master boot record (MBR) of the boot drive. In that case it's rather irrelevant what menu.lst says. If...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Major problems, how can I back up my data?

    I don't have any idea what's wrong with your Ubuntu, or how to fix it.

    After reading what the last guy said, yeah, you should boot a diagnostic CD first and see if you have a hardware error that...
  3. [all variants] Re: Setting up a new computer to boot Windows and Ubuntu

    Right. I'm very suspicious of these "online backup" thingys.
    I use an external harddrive that plugs into the USB port.
    Buy, reformat with linux*, and backup all your stuff.

    Also, you can...
  4. [all variants] Re: Setting up a new computer to boot Windows and Ubuntu

    Thanks for all of your ideas and suggestions.

    (Noblacktie)
    This System Rescue CD looks very interesting. And very complex. It will take me quite a while just to read about all its features. But...
  5. [all variants] Re: Setting up a new computer to boot Windows and Ubuntu

    Yes, I'm hoping this second method will work, since the computer didn't come with a Vista disk. :(
    It seems safer to use hardware control than software control, even if having to load the bios...
  6. [all variants] Setting up a new computer to boot Windows and Ubuntu

    I like Ubuntu.
    I HATE Grub!

    My previous computer died, and I now have a new compaq presario with Windows Vista installed. So far it has been working very well. I have a second hard drive ordered...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Windows / Partition Problem!!

    Hi Luke.

    You should really ask your parents to mail you that disk!

    Windows Vista and I *think* XP and 2000 have a Disk Manager
    (control panel/admin tools/computer management/storage/disk...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Nvidia Drivers finally installed with no problems!

    "The War to make Multiple Monitors Work"

    I've tried your methods, and others; but after 2 days of fighting I still can't get success. The best I can get is something (I've did so many things I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Writing to NTFS in Ubuntu

    Wow... This is good news. Being able to write on NTFS partitions, I mean.
    I visited the NTFS-3G webpage. It says:
    <<<
    The NTFS-3G driver is contained in over 170 distributions, including the most...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to *NOT* Mount a partition ?

    Success!
    Thank You to those who responded.
    I edited the fstab file and made both changes suggested.
    I made the non-ubuntu partitions type "ignore" and added the "noauto" option.
    With these...
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    [ubuntu] Re: old computer as server - ubuntu ok?

    Well, I'm not a geek of Ubuntu or linux in particular, but I do maintain a
    fleet of old computers, ranging from the orginal PC [would you like to buy it
    as a museam piece?] to a Pacard Bell 486, a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to *NOT* Mount a partition ?

    Thanks lswb ...
    I noticed the GRUB option to hide a partition. But I don't know
    much about grub, except that it is difficult to repair if it breaks,
    so I fear GRUB and tended to look for a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to *NOT* Mount a partition ?

    I'll have to try this "ntfs-config". I will after work.
    However... My question is not limited to just NTFS partitions.
    The partitions I want to NOT mount may be any of ntfs, vfat, or ext2.
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    [ubuntu] Writing to NTFS in Ubuntu

    I was told - by my friend Bob the Geek - that you should never allow linux
    to write to a NTFS filesystem. I have read things about how this is bad.
    Yet now, using Ubuntu, I see that it will...
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    [ubuntu] How to *NOT* Mount a partition ?

    I'll try making a new post/thread, because my searches are not giving me what
    I am looking for... perhaps it's unusual? What I want is to make ubuntu
    ***NOT*** mount the partitions that do not...
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    Re: HOWTO: Restore GRUB (if your MBR is messed up)

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    Re: HOWTO: Restore GRUB (if your MBR is messed up)
    at step 10, I encountered a problem: it asks you if you want to proceed when you click the Install Grub, and in all the previous...
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