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First thing to do in an emergency: Nothing!

Posted 11-28-2013 at 10:33 PM by flshope

A few days ago I had a heart-stopping moment on my main linux box running Ubuntu 12.04. I had just deleted two links from my desktop when suddenly I discovered that none of the remaining links on the desktop were working. Worse, clicking on any one of them them produced an error box saying the linked file no longer existed. I actually broke out in a sweat. All of these links are to files on a second internal hard disk where I keep my own data files, as opposed to the files for the OS and the various...
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Making a bootable Live-DVD under Ubuntu

Posted 11-19-2013 at 07:49 PM by flshope

A recent article from ExtremeTech at the following link

got me to worrying what I would do if my main boot disk failed. I keep my data files on a second hard disk, which I back up to an external drive on a weekly basis. I don't back up much of the boot disk.

Certainly something I should have is an alternate method of booting the machine. Although I know there are several...
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