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reviewed Reviewed What are the advantages and disadvantages of mounting various directories on separate partitions?
16h
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Is a NVIDIA GeForce with Optimus Technology supported by Ubuntu?
16h
revised Is a NVIDIA GeForce with Optimus Technology supported by Ubuntu?
kept fix to release number typo and did capitalization fixes
17h
reviewed Looks OK Headphone Input Missing 14.04
17h
reviewed Looks OK How do I make my native Windows 8 Lenovo laptop boot grub?
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comment How do I make my native Windows 8 Lenovo laptop boot grub?
Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! I recommend expanding this a bit to explain how you interrupted the boot.
17h
answered How to run/use popcorn-time?
19h
revised How to run/use popcorn-time?
clarified the applicability of information added in previous edit
21h
revised How to run/use popcorn-time?
expanded with instructions so this is no longer a link-only answer (http://meta.stackexchange.com/a/8259/185080); thanks to http://askubuntu.com/users/321756/blas for pointing out that, and how, the linked video really does solve the problem
23h
answered Preserving GTK theme with gksudo
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answered How can I make Sublime Text 3 run as root from Unity?
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comment Are there cases where vi is the only option?
@JonathanCallen Yes, you're quite right. (gksu/gksudo does not accept this syntax, however.)
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revised How to get GUI sudo password prompt without command line?
fixed typo in package names in TL;DR section (the rest of the post appears not to have the mistake)
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comment Dual boot windows 8.1 on ubuntu 14.04
@Tim That's about installing Ubuntu on a computer with Windows 8. This is about installing Windows 8 on a computer with Ubuntu. Vaibhav: Since this is a question about an error that happened when you tried installing Windows, I recommend asking somewhere Windows is supported like, Super User.
1d
revised Create and replace an existing directory?
fixed mkdir and rmdir manpage links (apparently removing release and language from URL sometimes gives a page in a different section of the manual, too)
1d
revised Create and replace an existing directory?
reworded for clarity, improving grammar and regularizing formatting (feel free to edit further if you'd prefer this be shown differently); added tags
1d
revised Create and replace an existing directory?
expanded with information about ';' vs '&' which is sometimes an area of confusion, and linked relevant section of upstream Bash manual for further reference
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revised Create and replace an existing directory?
changed '&' to ';' ('&' runs the second while the first is still running in the background, ';' runs one after another irrespective of the exit status of the first and was what was discussed in now-deleted comments)
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comment uninstall ubuntu 14 and reinstall window 8.1
You can make a recovery disk in Windows 8. Or that question gives alternatives: Boot Repair (scroll down in the accepted answer), bootsect.exe, EasyBCD (but that may not apply), recovery console (Shift+F8), LILO. Do any of those help?
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comment Trapped in the “Configuring ttf-mscorefonts-installer”
possible duplicate of How can I accept the Microsoft EULA agreement for ttf-mscorefonts-installer?