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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.


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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.
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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!
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accepted Ubuntu i386 installed with bad DDR2 2GB memory card
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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'....
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