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Jun
7
comment Phantom Partition … how do I correct this?
Not in linux... it always exposes an extended partition as having only two sectors, regardless of how many lie between the EBR and the logical partition ( though that almost always is only 2 ). The fact that it is exposed this way, and indeed at all, is a hack that dates back to LILO: exposing the first two sectors allowed LILO to be installed there and chain loaded by DOS MBR boot code.
Jun
7
comment Asus external monitor has pink tint
In this case, driver means the electrical line driver in the monitor.
Jun
6
reviewed Leave Open How to change my own home directory?
Jun
6
comment How to change my own home directory?
Not a duplicate since these options are not available on a remote server.
Jun
6
comment Phantom Partition … how do I correct this?
just to make sure, how about cat /proc/partitions and sudo blkid -p /dev/sda2.
Jun
6
comment Phantom Partition … how do I correct this?
That was my first thought as well, but since this is an extended partition, it only exposes two sectors, and one of them is the EBR. The identification that this is an iso9660 filesysem is at like sector 32 or something, certainly not in the second sector, so that doesn't make sense. If you want to make sure then you can just zero that second sector as is without having to delete and recreate any partitions.
Jun
6
comment Can I safely restore Windows while keeping my Linux partition?
possible duplicate of How do I install Windows 7 alongside a pre-existing Ubuntu installation?
Jun
6
comment Asus external monitor has pink tint
Well if you have tried different computers and got the same result, then it's obviously the monitor. Looks like the driver for green has crapped out, leaving you with only red and blue.
Jun
6
comment Ubuntu phone available for CDMA networks?
Eh? CDMA doesn't use SIM cards.
Jun
6
comment Phantom Partition … how do I correct this?
Add the output of blkid to your question
Jun
5
comment ubuntu partition formatted in windows 8
If you killed your Ubuntu then you will have to reinstall.
Jun
5
comment Can't enter BIOS after installing Ubuntu on a Lenovo z530
You will have to consult your motherboard manual for how to configure the bios. This has nothing to do with Ubuntu.
Jun
5
comment Why gedit can't be used with sudo?
@Wilf, nano likes to write ~/.nano_history which if you run it with sudo causes the file to be owned by root, so when you run nano without sudo it complains that it can't access the file. A simple sudo chown fixes it.
Jun
5
reviewed Close Pronterface will not connect to 3D printer
Jun
5
reviewed Leave Open Good offline dictionaries for GoldenDict
Jun
4
comment My Cronjob dont work!
If the script is executable and its first line is a shbang line ( #!/bin/sh ) then you don't need to call sh explicitly in the crontab.
Jun
4
comment Transmission saves downloaded files in /root/Downloads
The only way it can write to /root is if you are running it as root, i.e. with sudo. Don't do that.
Jun
4
comment Buffer I/o error
You'll need to post the exact error, but must likely your drive is toast.
Jun
4
comment What is the difference between Desktop and Server?
There is no "Ubuntu 8 and Ubuntu 15". The current version of Ubuntu is 15.04 which came out in april of 2015. 8.04 came out in april of 2008 and is no longer supported, 8.10 came out in october 2008, etc.
Jun
4
comment External Hard Drive Repeatedly Connecting
One thing you might check is to sudo -s then run this script: while true ; do sleep 1 ; dd if=/dev/sdb iflag=direct count=1 of=/dev/null ; done. Assuming /dev/sdb is your external drive, this will force access to it once every second until you hit ctrl-c. Leave this going for a while and see if the constant activity stops the disconnects.