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Bill has just completed his Masters by Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Wollongong. His research topic was in Lattice Based Cryptography.

Bill is currently working as a sub-contractor for small companies and organisations developing desktop and/or web-based applications.


Jan
6
accepted How to check integrity of system if Wubi not shut down properly
Jan
6
comment How to check integrity of system if Wubi not shut down properly
Thanks for your help again, bcbc! It seems I have a horse shoe up my backside because I ran fsck first without considering the NTFS. Note that no errors were detected with fsck (which I ran in recovery mode). I have since checked the NTFS using chkdsk. No errors were detected for either drive C: nor drive D:. I think what saved me was the fact that I have root.disk installed on the D: drive under Windows 7, while NTFS does its journaling on the C: drive. That, and the fact that the laptop had been left idle for a couple of hours before the battery ran flat....
Jan
5
comment How to check integrity of system if Wubi not shut down properly
Thanks Thomas, I assumed as much. When I say integrity of the system, I do mean file system, and issues that result in the corruption thereof....
Jan
5
revised How to check integrity of system if Wubi not shut down properly
Clarified question to make it specific for anally retentative people who do not understand the jargon....
Jan
5
comment How to check integrity of system if Wubi not shut down properly
@the_Seppi - What I mean is the wubi installation of Ubuntu. If you need specific version numbers, it is Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit) LTS.
Jan
5
asked How to check integrity of system if Wubi not shut down properly
Jan
4
revised Grive deletes files from Google Drive server
Elaborated on problem description in first paragraph.
Dec
31
comment Stuttering and slow graphics in Ubuntu Gnome 14.10
Could be related to the fact that your HP has an Intel graphics card. Check out this post for further details.
Dec
30
asked Grive deletes files from Google Drive server
Dec
30
comment Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after error message. /tmp could not be mounted
To quote Acts 8:8 - So there was much rejoicing in that city....so too was in the Tourloupis household that evening...! Thanks for your help bcbc. Solved my problem. Must have been a typo after all! Mind you, I had to copy and paste that portion of code into the latest copy of /usr/share/initramfs-tools/script/local, as it had been modified since I had posted my original comment. Otherwise, it worked like a charm! That is, after I changed the affected line of /etc/grub.d/10_lupin back to read-only. Once again, thank you for your help!
Dec
30
comment Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after error message. /tmp could not be mounted
Thanks bcbc, Unfortunately, I cannot pastebin the original code since I ended up uninstalling and reinstalling wubi. What I will do, however, is pastebin the current code I intend to use to recreate initramfs. Here is the link: pastebin.com/bRKc9fdL
Dec
27
comment Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after error message. /tmp could not be mounted
Like yourself, I am trying to find a better long term solution to this problem. Tried your method, and ended up getting a lot of errors on reboot, some of which indicated missing files like /etc/fstab. Could be that I have made a typo, however, is it possible that 'losetup' is finding a different first unused loop device than is expected? Should I be using /dev/loop0 instead? At present, I have applied the easier Grub override.
Dec
26
comment Ubuntu i386 installed with bad DDR2 2GB memory card
Thanks @psusi, reinstalling the broken apps has solved the problem. Still getting the error message for 'chromium-browser', however, I understand why it is happening, and can live with that!
Dec
26
accepted Ubuntu i386 installed with bad DDR2 2GB memory card
Dec
24
comment Ubuntu i386 installed with bad DDR2 2GB memory card
I have finally got around to installing and running 'debsums' on my Ubuntu installation. Please see my revised question for the output that I received. Please let me know if I have any reason to be concerned. Thanks, Bill.
Dec
24
revised Ubuntu i386 installed with bad DDR2 2GB memory card
Revised question.
Dec
21
revised Very slow graphics performance after upgrade 12.04 => 14.04
Corrected wget command.
Dec
20
revised Very slow graphics performance after upgrade 12.04 => 14.04
Added further detail on improving graphics performance.
Dec
20
answered Very slow graphics performance after upgrade 12.04 => 14.04
Dec
20
comment Ubuntu i386 installed with bad DDR2 2GB memory card
Thanks for that @psusi! I already used "fsck" to check the integrity of the file system before I removed the faulty memory card. Will do it again as a matter of course. As part of trouble shooting the problem, I also used tools like "ethtool", "ifconfig" and "ping" to determine whether or not it was a problem with the ethernet card. Apparently not! Will try "debsums" when I am next behind my PC. At the moment, I am on 'holidays'....