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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
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revised Recovering from 'grub rescue>' crash
complete link to Fixing GRUB error: “error: unknown filesystem” [duplicate] and add root=/dev/sda2
Sep
26
comment Recovering from 'grub rescue>' crash
in addition to [Fixing GRUB error: “error: unknown filesystem” [duplicate]](askubuntu.com/q/142300/36961) another great link that covers these steps is How to Rescue a Non-booting GRUB 2 on Linux, the grub 2 manual is also very helpful
Sep
26
suggested approved edit on Recovering from 'grub rescue>' crash
Sep
26
comment Recovering from 'grub rescue>' crash
I also had to specify root when loading the kernel as in the grub docs eg grub> linux (hd0,2)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-33-generic root=/dev/sda2
Sep
26
comment Recovering from 'grub rescue>' crash
Your post was very helpful for manually booting the kernel and initrd, but my system could not find dev, sys or proc, etc/fstab or sbin/init. That led me to another post, which suggested loading the kernel and setting the root as detailed in the manual boot directions in the grub documentation, eg: grub> linux (hd0,X)/boot/vmlinuz-a.b.c-d-generic root=/dev/sdaX, where X is the partition with /boot, a.b.c-d is the kernel version. Then my system booted fine! Thanks!
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awarded  Revival
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awarded  Necromancer
Nov
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comment How do I mount shared folders in Ubuntu using VMware tools?
@AlexanderRechsteiner Thanks for spotting that I had missed the file system seperator / in the host share!
Nov
22
revised How do I mount shared folders in Ubuntu using VMware tools?
differences between open-vm-tools and vmware-tools
Nov
19
comment How do I mount shared folders in Ubuntu using VMware tools?
Thanks @AlexanderRechsteiner. Your syntax is probably better as it is more general. FYI, backticks around commands expand the command so since vmware-hgfsclient returns the "share name", then `vmware-hgfsclient`, uses the returned "share name" as the argument for vmware-hgfsmounter. if you're getting "share name is invalid" try running vmware-hgfsclient and seeing what "share name" it returns. It may be a list, and that might be the problem.
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Oct
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comment apportcheckresume recurring error and gnome shell fixations
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery Thanks!
Sep
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May
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revised apportcheckresume recurring error and gnome shell fixations
old answer was not an answer! this actually works
Mar
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answered apportcheckresume recurring error and gnome shell fixations
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