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"If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence."

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Apr
28
comment No grub display after installing aside Windows 7
Do you remember where you installed GRUB? Was it to the MBR?
Apr
28
comment Problem mounting Drive
Yes, that's exactly right concerning the 'loss' of space issue. It's frustrating that things aren't standardized but that's how it works unfortunately.
Apr
28
comment Problem mounting Drive
Would you mind putting up a print out of /etc/fstab? The GParted graphic above says that the mount points for both Ubuntu and Win7 are /. You can't mount them both there simultaneously, but you could mount Win7 at, say, /Win7.
Apr
28
comment How can I activate Unity?
I've been giving 11.04 a test run this evening. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it's just good old GNOME that I've come to know and love!
Apr
28
comment Why (again) Ubuntu's recommended version (for 11.04) is 32bit, not 64bit?
I have to admit that this one really puzzles me too. Perhaps most Ubuntu users have <4 GB RAM installed, perhaps Flash is still a problem, perhaps it's rampant conservatism. The Athlon 64 came out eight years ago. Surely most desktop users have 64-bit CPUs nowadays. I feel it's time to make a very bold stride forward into a brave new world of computing.
Apr
28
comment Very safe to install Ubuntu on Mac?
That's also a valid technique for sure. It also raises the important issue of rEFIt. Good find.
Apr
28
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Apr
28
answered Very safe to install Ubuntu on Mac?
Apr
28
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Apr
28
comment Find out what packages were installed with a particular package?
There's a program called deborphan which has this type of functionality from memory.
Apr
28
comment GRUB2 wont start after installing Ubuntu on separate harddisk
Excellent answer.
Apr
28
comment Very safe to install Ubuntu on Mac?
Be sure to resize the OS X partition using Disk Utility. Give yourself at least 20 GB for your Ubuntu /, /home and swap partitions. I agree with @ jbatista that it's a good idea to first try a Live CD. However, I've had some issues getting them to start in my ageing MacBook in the past. Give it a go though.
Apr
28
answered Trying to install Ubuntu: Shrinking the Windows Partiton
Apr
27
answered how do i stream a video in my server to my computer?
Apr
26
comment Grub. Dual Boot Windows XP and Lubuntu
I'll need to pass this one onto more capable hands. I've never come across a situation where Super Grub can't boot an OS. There's another option available to you that involves using your Windows installation CD to repair the boot loader. This will nuke grub but that's easily reinstalled afterwards. I don't have much experience in this area but I'm sure someone on here could help you through the process.
Apr
26
comment Grub. Dual Boot Windows XP and Lubuntu
OK, no problem. Get the Super Grub disk .iso and burn it. The language is, unfortunately, a bit 'out there' (I think the main developer is Spanish) but you should be able to find the option to boot Windows using Super Grub. I wouldn't try to fix the boot loader just yet.
Apr
26
answered What are the differences between the Ubuntu shipped kernel and the upstream kernel?
Apr
26
comment Grub. Dual Boot Windows XP and Lubuntu
Do you remember where you installed grub? Specifically, was it to the MBR or to the Ubuntu partition? Super Grub is a fantastic piece of software that will boot almost anything and help you fix broken boot loaders .
Apr
26
comment How do I upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10 in one command by using the terminal?
I think that link makes it pretty clear. Cheers for posting that up.
Apr
26
comment How do I upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10 in one command by using the terminal?
From here --> Now we need to make a simple edit to the /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades. This file determines the default behavior for the release upgrader. The line you need to change is at the bottom of this file. Change it from: Prompt=lts to Prompt=normal Then: sudo do-release-upgrade -d