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Apr
12
suggested approved edit on My user ID and password is correct: can not log in to Ubuntu 12.04
Apr
12
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Apr
10
answered NAS / 3TB Disks / Boot from USB
Apr
10
revised NAS / 3TB Disks / Boot from USB
Removed the thanks and fixed a single typo.
Apr
10
suggested approved edit on NAS / 3TB Disks / Boot from USB
Apr
9
answered Repair a broken hard drive?
Apr
7
comment How to install packages to /opt or any other folder instead of their original path?
You can usually choose where to install by using the --prefix option with ./configure. As a rules of thumb though: Files needed for booting go in /bin and /sbin. Files from the distribution go in /usr/bin and /usr/sbin. User maintained files go in /usr/local or /opt.
Apr
7
revised How to recover files lost after reinstalling Ubuntu?
Rewrote for clarity.
Apr
7
suggested approved edit on How to recover files lost after reinstalling Ubuntu?
Apr
7
revised Revert from dark nimbus theme to default in netbeans
Typo fixing.
Apr
7
comment How to recover files lost after reinstalling Ubuntu?
Yes. Start a terminal and switch to root/sudo. Alternatively log in on a text console (Press Control-ALT-F2 to switch from graphics to text login.)
Apr
7
suggested approved edit on Revert from dark nimbus theme to default in netbeans
Apr
7
comment How to recover files lost after reinstalling Ubuntu?
Feel free to edit the OP with details rather than adding lots of comments. Also add the output of fdisk -l (small letter L, not the number 1) and (as root or with sudo) try a mount /dev/sda2 /mnt && ls -l /mnt. Post the results of that.
Apr
7
comment How to recover files lost after reinstalling Ubuntu?
Did you mount /dev/sda2 again as /home? (I am assuming you did not reformat / mke2fs it).
Apr
7
comment How to recover files lost after reinstalling Ubuntu?
Where did you store your files? Which partition held /home ?
Apr
7
answered How to download videos from Procam xr2 in Ubuntu?
Apr
7
comment Is it possible to unmount the /home partition?
The easiest way to do this is to remove the entry for /home from /etc/fstab (There will be a line there like this: /dev/sdb2 /home ext2 rw 0 0), then reboot and log in as root. That way nobody is using anything on /home (logging in as a user will use your homedir on /home. This is the exception where you want to log in as root and not use su or sudo).
Apr
7
revised Will I be okay if I use USB-stick with 1.87 GB of free space to install Ubuntu 12.10?
Fixed grammar
Apr
7
suggested approved edit on Will I be okay if I use USB-stick with 1.87 GB of free space to install Ubuntu 12.10?
Apr
7
comment Will I be okay if I use USB-stick with 1.87 GB of free space to install Ubuntu 12.10?
@nerof61: 700 MB is quite a lot more than 3 large photos. Most digital camera's (even when set to max resolution) will produce pictures with a size of about 5 MB. ( or 140 photos in 700 MB ).