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initramfs Emergency Shell

Posted 01-07-2012 at 09:19 PM by Bratmon

When moving my system between drives today, I forgot to change the entry for / in /etc/fstab .
When booting, it couldn't find / , so it dropped me to the initramfs emergency shell.
I solved my problem from that shell.
I belive this is the first time a problem was solved in that shell in all recorded history.
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This might sound crazy here.

Posted 01-06-2012 at 09:54 PM by bobacker

This might seem like a crazy question to ask here.
I have a virus in my Seagate 500 GB Exteral Hard Drive. Question can I use on my Ubuntu or Kubuntu, with out getting a virus into my computer? I don't like to throw it away yet, I don't think can format like my hard drive inside your computer. As know say can't get virus on Ubuntu so this is reason why I like to use on a Kubuntu.
What you think?
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Posted 01-06-2012 at 07:56 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)

I uploaded some planet images I created using techniques from Gimp tutorials. (link, link). It is a lot of fun to create planets and I'd like to create a lot more in the future. I also updated my Xinequery code, adding a Gentoo ebuild, plus some functionality that should make it a little more useful.
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Christmas Computer

Posted 01-06-2012 at 07:53 PM by wagscat123

Ahh... for Christmas I got a new computer

My old computer was a 2005 Dell Dimension B110 with 32-bit 2.53 GHz Celeron 256 MB (upgraded to 1.2) RAM, 40GB (160 GB) and a CD RW (upgraded to a DVD-RW drive) drive. Those specs probably bring back memories of computer history. I remember freaking because it didn't have a floppy drive.
That computer could only virtualize Linuxes before 2008, couln't run 8 preview, barely ran 7, and could barely run openSUSE 12.1 with desktop effects....
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Auto upgrade & Administrative password changing

Posted 01-06-2012 at 05:52 PM by bobacker

I got two new question. 1. I have this problem when I use a Ubuntu, also now with my new Kubuntu.
It tell me I have 6 security update are available and also 20 software upgrade are available, to down on bottom of my task bar. (automatic upgrade system) Went I try to upgrade all these program I get a pop up box saying Another application seems to be using the package system at this time. You must close all other package managers, before you will be able to install or remove any packages....
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