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bio website domesticzoo.co.uk
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I just love solving problems with real-time systems, computers, software and hardware. From the Motorola 6502 and assembler through to C/C++ Intel/Amd 80x86 and onward to the web and Visual programming with LabView. Close on thirty years of fun, learning and employment.

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awarded  Notable Question
Oct
31
awarded  Popular Question
May
21
awarded  Self-Learner
May
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comment Monitor turns off while installing 12.04
I had exactly the same problem but left the computer to finish the instal and just switched off. On reboot it worked fine but now if I leave the computer for a time the screen turn off and won't turn back on. I can log in via ssh but I cannot get the diplay back without a reboot.
Jan
29
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
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answered GNU Emacs can't work on X11 and crashes with a message "Font `Ubuntu Mono 13'
Jan
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answered How to change font size in emacs?
Jan
2
asked Both Thunderbird and emacs throw d-bus errors unless sudoed (X OK!)
May
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awarded  Quorum
May
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comment How do I get my machine to boot with a Grub: out of disk error?
Thank you for the answer sadly it does not fix my problem but it might help someone else. In my case the problem appears to be something to do with the way newer systems use larger blocks aligned at a differing boundary and Ubuntu on install does not notice the inability to support the new alignment. The same problem still exists in 10.04.
Nov
14
comment How do I get my machine to boot with a Grub: out of disk error?
I'm sorry, I’m no novice, but I cannot accept this as a suitable answer. If you are a novice dumped at the Grub emergency command line what do you do? Since I swapped to ext3 on the reinstall everything has worked fine, so I am no longer in a position to test potential solutions and I did try this one without success, possibly because of a mistake. I have a spare hard disk so if someone posts a full enough answer to help a complete novice I will test it. Thanks for the help.
Oct
9
comment How do I get my machine to boot with a Grub: out of disk error?
The problem clearly has something to do with Ext4. When I have a successful installation that uses Ext4 it fails once the kernel is updated. If I use Ext3 the system survives however Grub2 continues to throw the ERROR: out of disk. That said it runs…..
Oct
4
answered Upgrade experiences from 8.04 LTS to 10.04 LTS?
Sep
24
answered How do I get my machine to boot with a Grub: out of disk error?
Sep
24
awarded  Teacher
Sep
24
answered How to configure domain name on school network
Sep
22
comment How do I get my machine to boot with a Grub: out of disk error?
I have since discovered that partioning the disk with a small boot area of say 200MB allows the machine to boot into Ubuntu. However, Grub 2 is displaying the error during the boot process.
Sep
22
comment How do I get my machine to boot with a Grub: out of disk error?
I will test this and find out if it fixes the problem. However, for the moment see the comment above.
Sep
18
awarded  Student
Sep
18
asked How do I get my machine to boot with a Grub: out of disk error?