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Aug
14
comment How to remotely control which OS Grub boots?
@Takkat oh, I see what you're saying... that might work.
Aug
14
comment How to remotely control which OS Grub boots?
@Takkat from the Windows side though? (Can I be running Windows and have some sort of program or script instruct Grub to boot Ubuntu?)
Aug
11
comment Simple Scan: PDF does not open on Android (Adobe reader) (dated 1970!)
Sidenote: January 1, 1970 00:00:00 was the Unix epoch, so chances are the dates on the files were somehow reset.
Aug
7
comment How to build a 32-bit deb file on a 64-bit machine?
sbuild would be much easier - you're basically building in a clean chroot.
Aug
7
comment Upgrading to windows 10
@j.stacey the answer on that question also describes what to do if you only have the ISO file.
Aug
4
comment How can I tell what date Ubuntu was installed?
Note: this file is not present in a chroot created by debootstrap.
Jul
31
comment Unwanted startup page on Firefox keeps on coming back
Is it a pinned tab?
Jul
29
comment How to get a drive formatted with exfat working?
Didn't have to reboot with Ubuntu 15.04.
Jul
17
comment Why doesn't Ubuntu move to DVDs?
This question is no longer valid since the ISO images are now >700 MB in size.
Jun
24
comment How can I determine the OS architecture (32-bit or 64-bit) from a file on a disk?
This is not a duplicate since the architecture of the currently running kernel is not being determined. The OP is trying to determine the architecture of the kernel on another disk without booting it.
Jun
21
comment Alert the user when they unsafely unplug an USB thumb drive
+1 - disabling the cache helps reduce the problem. As long as they don't unplug the device during a write (which usually causes an LED on the device to light up / flash) they will be alright.
Jun
18
comment Unable to find expected entry 'restricted/source/Sources' in Release file
This answer is still incorrect. Shell redirection takes place before invoking sudo and therefore the command will fail since the invoking shell does not have permission to write to the file.
Jun
18
comment Unable to find expected entry 'restricted/source/Sources' in Release file
I think you meant to use ">>" instead of ">" which will append to the file instead of truncating it before writing each line.
Jun
17
comment Error running .exe compiled with i586-mingw32msvc-g++ and SFML
MinGW32 is a fairly old compiler. Perhaps try with MinGW-w64?
Jun
10
comment myterious a.out file appeared in Downloads folder
a.out is also the name of the object file format itself.
Jun
7
comment Is it possible to view WebP images in nautilus / photo program?
@AquariusPower packages have now been updated for 14.04.
May
29
comment Compiling simple program in terminal
This is correct. std::ostream does not overload operator>>.
May
24
comment What is causing this disk I/O spike?
Note: I tried this twice more and was able to reproduce it only one of those times. Seems to be a sporadic issue.
Apr
30
comment Raspberry Pi C++11 std::thread: pure virtual method called
Is this a Raspberry Pi 1 or 2? Also, what is the output of "uname -a" on the Pi? Not all kernels are hard-float (the "hf" in "armhf").
Apr
10
comment Why is it unsafe to delete old kernels?
Don't remove all of your kernels (obviously) but also don't remove the currently running kernel if you have just installed an updated kernel and have not yet rebooted. Why? If something breaks in the updated kernel, you can always select your previous kernel in Grub and get back to work. Otherwise, you will be stuck with an unbootable system and have to play the "LiveCD game" (not a fun game, BTW).