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Rebel with rather too many causes.


Jul
15
comment How can I repair a system with a deleted kernel?
This is correct but there are several things worth noting: (1) Your root filesystem might not be /dev/sda1. (2) The network will normally not be accessible from within the chroot if you need to download the package with apt-get. (3) If your filesystem is encrypted, not only will it likely not be /dev/sda1 but the new kernel will (having been run from the LiveCD) not include the LUKS cryptsetup tools necessarily to unencrypt your disk while booting. Fixing this is possible, but much harder.
Jul
15
comment How can I repair a system with a deleted kernel?
This answer is incorrect in at least two ways: (1) It does not describe how to repair a system but rather how to backup, remove, and then reinstall your system! (2) It gets the back/reinstalling part wrong too! For reference: /usr/lib/ does not contain a list of packages and neither does /etc/alternatives. If you want a list of packages installed on your system, you can get one easily with: <code>dpkg --get-selections</code> and can restore it with <code>dpkg --set-selection</code> although on the newest version of Ubuntu getting the reinstall to work without dselect can take some effort.
Jun
16
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Nov
15
comment How do I get gnome-do to run terminal/bash commands?
That link seems to no longer be up. Any idea of where we might go instead?
Feb
12
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Feb
12
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Feb
12
comment How to disable mounting of external drive at boot?
If you have a particular drive you do not want to mount which was there when you installed the system and which your system is assuming is permanently connected, than editing /etc/fstab as the other answer suggests, is likely to work. If you want to have GNOME 3 stop automounting drives (like USB drives), then this is the correct approach.