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I enjoy exploring many areas of Ubuntu and Unix/Linux.

I also enjoy proposing patches using Ubuntu Distributed Development, and I currently help maintain the Lernid package used with Ubuntu classes.


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answered Showing “boot:” trying to install ubuntu from usb stick created with pendrive
Aug
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accepted What happens under the covers to log me in and start up Unity or another Graphical User Interface?
Aug
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revised Showing “boot:” trying to install ubuntu from usb stick created with pendrive
Remove 12.04 tag; add pendrive tag
Aug
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comment Showing “boot:” trying to install ubuntu from usb stick created with pendrive
I think that this message may be from syslinux, which is boot loading software for non-hard disks. Is there a SYSLINUX banner on the screen and then an error message before the line giving you the boot: prompt? If so, what's the error message?
Aug
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comment Showing “boot:” trying to install ubuntu from usb stick created with pendrive
@TrailRider, I think that last comment from Udhay was for you.
Aug
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comment Showing “boot:” trying to install ubuntu from usb stick created with pendrive
Would you please add some information about how you created the USB stick? Some computers' BIOS can be picky about how the ISO is formatted onto the USB stick.
Aug
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revised Is the Ubuntu kernel open source and available for download and building?
Add stock kernel build
Aug
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comment Why does sudo gedit NOT open files starting with Exclamation mark
The man page can be pretty hard to follow, particularly that part. That quote is from the parameter section and it's therefore $! that expands to that process ID. Standing alone it is an Event Designator, as you mentioned. Thanks for the helpful correction you made to my answer, by the way.
Aug
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comment Why does sudo gedit NOT open files starting with Exclamation mark
@geirha, sounds like a good alternative. Would you mind adding it as an answer?
Aug
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answered Is the Ubuntu kernel open source and available for download and building?
Aug
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comment Why aren't commits to this Git repository showing up in a branch on Launchpad?
The Launchpad branch page, before the list of logs: Last successful import was on 2012-05-15. So Launchpad recognizes that the git branch is not being imported. When, on my 12.04 system, I tried ` bzr git-import git.chromium.org/webm/libwebp.git` it worked with the latest revision on 7/23/2012.
Aug
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comment Trouble running VirtualBox on Ubuntu
Does it help to refer to askubuntu.com/questions/138079/… ?
Aug
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revised Trouble running VirtualBox on Ubuntu
Escape the backquote character so markdown will display it rather than use it for formatting
Aug
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revised How can I run everything as root
Fixed title and added sudo tag
Aug
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comment How can I run everything as root
Keith is exactly right. If you have a few things you need to do at some time, and simply must save a few keystrokes, you can enter sudo bash and keep the shell open just to do what you need to do. The use of sudo has evolved as a "best practice" after demand from administrators and users who have made countless awful mistakes over the last few decades.
Aug
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comment Error while making a .deb package with Quickly: setup.py install_egg_info failed
I'm not sure I understand, but if you are still having trouble after commenting out your code did you comment out any imports you added, too? I'm not optimistic that is going to help but just maybe. I think package building might include the automatic calculation of dependencies making python import commands important.
Aug
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revised Why does sudo gedit NOT open files starting with Exclamation mark
Note other uses of "!", include a pointer to the gnu bash reference manual; mention the use of gksudo over sudo.
Aug
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answered Why does sudo gedit NOT open files starting with Exclamation mark
Aug
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answered Can't boot to Windows anymore after removing Grub on a Netbook
Aug
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revised Can't boot to Windows anymore after removing Grub on a Netbook
Mention it is a netbook in the title since that distinguishes this question from some others