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Mar
4
comment Install installer package on an installed system?
Also useful if you find yourself in a situation with ONLY a bootable Ubuntu-based Live CD/USB, lacking an installer (like Boot Repair Disk), but otherwise having Synaptic/apt-get and networking.
Mar
4
comment Install installer package on an installed system?
Thank you! What about for LUbuntu? help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Setup (All I had on me was a bootable USB Boot Repair Disk 64bit, but it lacks an installer)
Feb
11
awarded  Caucus
Jan
21
comment HELP! Grub Rescue Mode
None of these suggestions seem to address what can be done at the actual grub rescue> prompt itself, eg.how to continue booting into an alternate partition or USB drive where Linux temporarily is, without having to reboot and rely on outside tools.
Dec
15
comment rollback GPT after failed 13.10 installation
Most of my critical data (my entire Docs subfolder) is backed up almost in realtime via the Google Drive service, so at least that's covered. Including revisions. Instead, the real loss here are the countless hours of collecting, installing and tuning programs within the system, their configurations, media files too large to sync to the a cloud, and so on. Usually it's been easier for me to uncover and repair the damage.
Dec
15
comment rollback GPT after failed 13.10 installation
I hadn't barely learned it this way. For years I've been shouting at the top of my lungs, that venders should provide off-harddisk install media, like Windows DVDs!! Microsoft is much to blame too...good luck trying to find 8.1 DVDs to fix the mess their upgrade caused (unable to complete, yet unable to revert back to 8.0, unable to fix automatically either way)
Dec
15
asked rollback GPT after failed 13.10 installation
Oct
11
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
4
awarded  Popular Question
May
17
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
29
awarded  Critic
Dec
26
asked reasonable USB mount points
Dec
20
awarded  Yearling
Dec
12
answered at job facility for anacron?
Nov
28
answered “Can't open display” even after access with xhost
Nov
28
revised Direct X-forwarding
found final answer
Nov
28
answered Direct X-forwarding
Nov
6
comment How do I configure exim4 to send mail through a password protected ssl smtp mail server?
In update-exim4.conf I put in two colons for the smarthost line, as in dc_smarthost='mail.example.com::587' and it made all the difference! Finally started sending mail through.
Aug
24
comment How do I remove or hide old kernel versions to clean up the boot menu or free space?
I did this but it was still collecting 3+ old kernels consuming 100's of MBs. So I added apt-get autoremove to my daily cron job that actually does the upgrades, since it doesn't always go through built-in update-manager.
Aug
13
comment Geany unnecessarily truncates active filename in titlebar
All of those are true. The answer may lie in modifying the Geany code, or making an option for it that doesn't exist yet.