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Aug
13
comment accidentally moved home directory, cant login (so do not know where it is)
You can use the LiveCD of any Linux you're familiar with. Ubuntu is a good choice.
Aug
13
comment accidentally moved home directory, cant login (so do not know where it is)
My answer here should show you how to use a livecd and chroot to fix it. Does it help?
Aug
13
comment accidentally moved home directory, cant login (so do not know where it is)
Is it a virtual machine or a physical installation?
Aug
12
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Aug
12
comment Did I corrupt my OS?
Ok that should work, provided pkexec in requesting the password doesn't require user details in /home, which I can't see why it would.
Aug
12
comment Did I corrupt my OS?
Will he be able to do that if he can't run a terminal? In other words, what user information does a terminal running bash require to function that pkexec with Alt + F2 bypasses?
Aug
12
comment Did I corrupt my OS?
sudo is fine, no? None of the commands above use a graphic environment. You might be on to something. However, since you don't have a testing environment and neither do I, I can't really incorporate this in the answer ;) Good lateral thinking though. Bravo.
Aug
12
comment Did I corrupt my OS?
Well caught. Thanks.
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Aug
11
comment How can you get full resolution in Parallels without Parallels tools? Debian doesn't require Parallels tools for full resolution
In fact, I had replaced OS X with Ubuntu (and am now very happy on another Linux) so unfortunately I can't test it anymore. If you can somehow prove beyond reasonable doubt that this does work for Ubuntu on Parallels, perhaps I could put this back up for bounty.
Aug
7
comment Can't install ubuntu 14.04
Somebody on the Ubuntuforums appears to have got it working. See ubuntuforums.org/…
Aug
7
comment How can you get full resolution in Parallels without Parallels tools? Debian doesn't require Parallels tools for full resolution
Thanks. I am not able to test this right now. But once I do - and assuming it works - I'll give you the 100 points. Having said that, I think I've tried xrandr so don't get your hopes up ;-)
Aug
6
comment Can't install ubuntu 14.04
Your output indicates that secure boot may be enabled. Does your Lenovo have secure boot and have you disabled it? I know Ubuntu (or Kubuntu in your case) should be able to handle it but it may be worth a try.
Aug
5
comment New to Ubuntu/Linux - Which distro should I install?
No, as far as I'm concerned your answer is fine. You could always include a sentence on the end to the effect that he won't be able to ask Linux Mint questions on Ask Ubuntu, and that there is Unix & Linux on Stack Exchange, as well as the Mint forums.
Aug
5
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Aug
5
comment New to Ubuntu/Linux - Which distro should I install?
That's a suggestion not a question. I will remove the question mark so the OP doesn't get confused.
Aug
5
comment New to Ubuntu/Linux - Which distro should I install?
I beg to differ. My answer is constructive and answers the OP's question fully to the extent it can be answered. Saying his question is subjective is not critiquing it. It is pointing out the limitations of my response.