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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
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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
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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
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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 ).
Apr
6
revised Wireless not work on Ubuntu 12.10 Realtek RTL8111/8168B
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Apr
6
suggested approved edit on Wireless not work on Ubuntu 12.10 Realtek RTL8111/8168B
Apr
6
comment Wireless not work on Ubuntu 12.10 Realtek RTL8111/8168B
The Realtek RTL8111/8168B are for wired network connections. Not for wireless. Which wireless setup is used?
Apr
6
comment Conditional Host File
You might be able to do something with a proxy like squid. That way you have something which understands HTTP and you may be able to redirect some of the domains. However that is outside my experience and does not involve the host file. You might want to check if there are similar posts and if there are none create a new post.
Apr
6
comment 32-bit or 64-bit
The OS has a limit of 64 GB in 32 bit mode. And a quad core CPU can benefit a 32 bit OS just as well as an 64 bit OS.
Apr
6
answered 32-bit or 64-bit