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Oct
2
comment Have I killed my Ubuntu 14.04.3 trying to recover password and get Grub to work?
I'm glad I could help.
Oct
2
comment Ubuntu 14.04 change to kernel 3.8.7
Why exactly do you need that specific kernel version? And more importantly what patches do you want included in it?
Oct
2
comment Basic questions on installing Ubuntu on new laptop running Windows 10
I'm fairly sure that Pendrivelinux allows you to create "a bootable Linux pendrive from an iso on Windows". And not create "a backup Windows from Windows".
Oct
2
comment Couldn't open module fglrx
Fairly sure you have an xorg.conf somewhere that has the wrong driver and gets sourced by X. Maybe checkout files like ~/.xinitrc or explain how you start your X?
Oct
1
comment Can't boot: “mdadm: CREATE group disk not found”
Please post the contents of the /etc/default/grub file from the unbootable system, it likely has some stuff missing.
Oct
1
comment Google Properties don't load on my work network; other sites do
Can you ping 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4? Can you do an nslookup google.com? Can you ping one of the IPs in the output?
Sep
30
comment Unable to backup two files
That's basically because those files got created with sudo by their respective applications (dconf and Enchant), and they get regenerated every time the applications run. Don't worry about them, your backup is fully functional.
Sep
30
comment I am having some issues on my playbook result ( It seems like is SSH)
Okay, that seems to be in order. Could you post your /etc/ssh/ssh_config file also?
Sep
30
comment Google Properties don't load on my work network; other sites do
"On your work network" as in VPN or as in physical LAN?
Sep
30
comment Accessing a nameless folder via terminal
If it's a space then cd ./\ / might work too.
Sep
30
comment Accessing a nameless folder via terminal
The question specifically states terminal so this isn't really an answer.
Sep
30
comment problem with multiple global ipv6 adresses
As I said it depends on who you are and what you are doing, but a normal home user (in my country) only gets a single IP from an ISP. Also I sort of associated the word Global with the whole internet accessible thing, instead of the strict IPv6 Global term. My bad.
Sep
30
comment Ubuntu creating unwanted README.MD~
^ Actually leafpad does that too, but still pretty accurate.
Sep
30
comment DirectX vs OpenGL
I'm fairly sure DX12 is the latest as of 2015-09-30 and not DX11. wikipedia
Sep
30
comment How to properly handle backing up a partition?
Or the previous user had put important stuff on sda3 and that might be lost. I'd clear at least these pitfalls up with some supervisor and if they find these things an acceptable risk then proceed with your idea (this is useful so it won't be you who gets blamed for stuff you have no control over).
Sep
30
comment How to properly handle backing up a partition?
Well you could install a new system on sda3 and sda1 and setting sda4 to be mounted as /home just like it is now. The only technical pitfall that you might run into with this approach is when you accidentally format /home (check and recheck the file-system settings before hitting accept on the installer). But this causes other sort of problems. Since you modified the disk this way it won't be useful as evidence (not sure if that matters it had come up for me before...).
Sep
30
comment Can't boot: “mdadm: CREATE group disk not found”
Unlocking should go something like sudo cryptsetup luksOpen <partition> <alias> alias is arbitrary, but your data will show up under /dev/mapper/<alias>. If cryptsetup got deleted then you should reinstall it, to do that you will need to create a chroot environment from the unlocked disk (and the boot partition) and then install it in that, but I'll detail it as an answer if that's the case. So ping back on cryptsetup.
Sep
30
comment How to properly handle backing up a partition?
Say what do you have then? Perhaps a central filesystem with enough space?
Sep
30
comment Can't boot: “mdadm: CREATE group disk not found”
Yes, as long as it has cryptsetup (the standard linux encryption tool). And I think it does.
Sep
30
comment How to properly handle backing up a partition?
^ Well yes, thought that was self-explanatory.