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answered Does Windows recognize symlinks created under Ubuntu?
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comment Increase partition size on which Ubuntu is installed?
@ByteCommander: No, it would only work in one very specific case when the filesystem is enlarged (not shrunk) and when the free space is at the end of the filesystem. For all other scenarios you need to take the partition offline. The easiest would be to use GParted in this case, but in theory you can do everything using command-line tools if you want.
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comment Have installed adobe digital editions but cannot run it under wine
Also, trying to start the application from the command line may be helpful - most likely it crashes with an error message which you'll be able to see printed on the console. Just do something like cd ~/.wine/where/the/program/is; wine the_program.exe
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comment Any good information on HOW ENVIRONMENTS work in / on Ubuntu?
I think the OP is talking about desktop environments, such as KDE and XFCE, not about shell environment variables.
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answered Which files contain information about the physical partition?
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comment Collision hazard? /var/log populated by repair tool, but actual /var located on separate partition
also, the mount point (/var on the root filesystem) must exist for the mount to work, so I'm not sure how deleting the mountpoint fixed things. Can you show the contents of your /etc/fstab?
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comment Collision hazard? /var/log populated by repair tool, but actual /var located on separate partition
@syntaxerror: It's not a matter of opinion :) I suggest you to read man mount, which describes the behaviour I'm talking about in the second paragraph from the top: "The previous contents (if any) and owner and mode of dir become invisible, and as long as this filesystem remains mounted, the pathname dir refers to the root of the filesystem on device. "
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comment Collision hazard? /var/log populated by repair tool, but actual /var located on separate partition
@syntaxerror: why was there "zilch except the log files"? On boot, if your /etc/fstab is the same as before, your "real /var" would be mounted on top of any files which may be residing inside the mountpoint. If, for some reason, your "real /var from another partition" did not get mounted - that would be unrelated to the presence of a few files inside the mountpoint, my answer is correct in this part. Did you modify /etc/fstab? Did you unplug the hard drive which hosts your "real /var"? Is that other partition corrupt?
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answered Collision hazard? /var/log populated by repair tool, but actual /var located on separate partition
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