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comment held-back packages and dist-upgrade
Most of the time you can use apt-get dist-upgrade without any problem, apt (apt-get) should not break your system and if it does it would be a bug.
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comment No option to “Install Alongside Windows 8.1”
@NoTime - 10.04 is supported until April on servers, although I would not advise using it. The problem is almost certainly with uefi boot. You need to boot the bios and disable uefi to install Ubuntu, although I would advise against it.
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comment Ugh, can't get Grub to load windows after using Boot repair
You select windows in your bios before you even get to the grub menu
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comment Ugh, can't get Grub to load windows after using Boot repair
so, what happens when you boot, enter your bios, and select which OS to boot ? My guess is this is the problem.
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comment fix bad sector all booting
Your hard drive is likely failing and bad sectors can not be fixed. Back up your data. You can reformat the partition(s) and during the formatting process bad sectors will be marked as unusable. This may extend the life of the drive, but, total disk failure can occur at any time with no additional warning.
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comment How to fix Virtualbox
Switch to KVM / Virt manager. Does not require 3rd party stuff ;)
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comment I changed my passwords using recovery mode and now my computer doesn't even boot
Password for what ? User password will not prevent the system from booting, just prevent you from logging in. What does this have to do with authentication for drivers, sounds like a uefi or secure boot problem. Hard to say from your description.
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comment Add user from guest account on ubuntu
The guest account is confined by apparmor and you can not use it to do sys admin. You can boot to recovery mode, but honestly, askubuntu.com/questions/162075/…
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comment Ugh, can't get Grub to load windows after using Boot repair
I am familiar with boot repair and grub, but you have not provided sufficient information to give guidance. Obviously re-installing grub did not fix the problem. So either it is a problem with your bios (select which OS to boot from your bios) or your configuration. For the second we need the link boot-repair gives when it runs.
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comment Ugh, can't get Grub to load windows after using Boot repair
Hard to know. I am going to guess that you have to select which OS to boot in your bios. Post the link / url you were given in boot repair
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comment How to combine ls and grep to list only files and using ls to count dirs
look at the output of ls -lA and grep the results ;)
Jan
26
comment How to clean up partitions when partition that 'does not start on physical sector boundary' is not listed in gparted?
If it is not broken, don't fix it.
Jan
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comment How should I deal with bugs that are for unsupported versions of Ubuntu?
Close as won't fix I would presume with a note that 8.04 is beyond EOL and a link to the Ubuntu wiki with supported versions and life cycle.
Jan
26
comment Writing a makefile
Your question is quite broad you can probably accomplish this several ways [ -e file ] || make ... Post your file if you need help.
Jan
26
comment why is gnome slow on 14.04
Rather then guessing you have this or that problem (hard drive) you really need to run some tests (benchmarks). Also I highly suggest you use kubuntu or xubuntu if you want performance. If you must run gnome-shell I suggest you either accept a performance hit, upgrade your hardware, or perhaps run Fedora as Fedora is likely more up to date in terms of gnome-shell packages and llvm-pipe compared to Debian/Ubuntu
Jan
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comment why is gnome slow on 14.04
You should be a little more specific, you are running gnome-shell. If your graphics card does not support 3d, gnome-shell uses llvm-pipe (your cpu) to do 3d and it will slow down your entire system. There is nothing to suggest you have a hard drive problem.
Jan
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comment Frequent grub rescue and black screen at login
Bad sectors can not be fixed.
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comment why is gnome slow on 14.04
"Slow" is subjective. Most common causes of slowness are poor quality video drivers (especially in gnome-shell), but it can be due to wireless or other drivers as well. Try another desktop (K/L/Xubuntu). If an alternate DE is fast, then most likely your video card.
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comment Frequent grub rescue and black screen at login
It appears your hard drive is failing. Could be worse, hard to know. Back up your data ;)