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Fixing the MBR without loosing data.

Posted 12-14-2008 at 02:21 PM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)
Updated 12-16-2008 at 01:50 PM by lumak

First let me explain my situation. I was playing with Slackware 12.1 and making partitions on a new system, I got lost somewhere withmy partitions and had the crazy idea of dualbooting slackware to have a safe build environment from my system. (I ended up just using the build environment which lead me to wanting a chroot jail instead... ANYWAY)

I screwed things up and had lilo installed on boot records in several different places. How do you fix this then?!

You restore...
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messedup screen resolution

Posted 12-14-2008 at 10:55 AM by bhupendra

Hi
Recently I set the screen resolution of my ubuntu 8.10 too high. On rebooting, I got the message "signal out of range"; i could not get the desktop. After an extensive google search, I found the following solution for which I am grateful to a lot of kind souls. I rebooted the pc with a live cd of Ubuntu 8.10. This gave me access to my hard drive. I navigated to /etc/x11/xorg.conf under nautilus and added the following script to the file.
Section "Monitor"...
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Me and IT 2

Posted 12-14-2008 at 07:05 AM by brianL

There have been one or two changes since my first blog entry. Got a slightly used (ex-demo) laptop: an ASuS F5RL, with XP Pro already installed. First thing I did was resize it, not sure how long it's going to stay on. The first distro I tried on it was Ubuntu 8.04, which worked perfectly. That was just for testing. Slackware, my personal favourite (in case I haven't mentioned that already ), went on next. To get on the 'net (wired) I had to get the atl2 module; I haven't got round to sorting...
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Mmmm Fluxbox

Posted 12-14-2008 at 01:25 AM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)

Why didn't anybody tell me fluxbox is everything that blackbox could be with active development. Every feature I tried to add to blackbox my self (basically through scripts) is already in fluxbox and then some!

I tried openbox briefly because the reviews and descriptions made it sound more of what I wanted... BUT I'm sold on fluxbox now. what was the last feature that I found in it that spurred this message? A customizable tool bar + system tray to-boot! It also doesn't freak out...
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New to blogging, hopefully I do not screw it up :)

Posted 12-13-2008 at 05:23 PM by digital8doug

Thanks jeremy, this is easiest blog I have ever seen to use. I guess by now about a month after this LQ blog started all the bugs have frozen over.
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