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Progress

In the bad old days there was DOS where I could type commands for hours while the computer chuckled and said I know what you want to do but you can’t make me do it.
Then a miracle, Point and Click, Plug and Play. (and the sport of Windows Bashing) I can use a computer !!!!!! Years pass and I try Ubuntu. Wonders, can’t install driver. I read the boards, download programs, type lines of hieroglyphics while the computer chuckles and says I know what you want to do but you can’t make me do it. Aaaahhhh, progress

root pwd for ubuntu 14.04

Just installed ubu 14.04, but don't know the root password - I'm trying to install tor

- I don't remember supplying any password on installation other that that for my login.

Also, I installed ubu on a machine running windows 7 pro, but windows boot option doesn't work. Although everything is double-backed up, I don't want to start from the beginning.

Any ideas?

Drive permissions

I just wiped my Windoze partition (it was an old and incomplete installation of Windoze) and formatted it ext4 (using GPartEd). However, when I attempted to use the drive, I found the permissions were set to Root Only.

Using Nautilus, I managed to move the files I wanted onto the drive. Now those files are locked. (Yes, I can use Nautilus to move them back... but that means I still do not have that extra drive space available to me.)

What did I do wrong? What could I do differently? How do I use this drive partition?

Getting Permissions

Can someone tell me how to get permissions. Or is it root permissions?

Thank you.

Anonymous Browsing

Is there a anonymous browser that works with Unbunt 13.10?

Thank you.

Booting from an internal 2nd drive

I downloaded a copy of Ubuntu 13.10 on a second internal empty drive.
The HP has a Pentium4 with plenty of ram. The problem begins with the fact
the 2006 computer is running 2003 xp pro OS & is not genuine so the media player does not work properly. I am trying to make a switch over and no longer use XP.
Like I said it was downloaded to a second drive and opened many files from the way
it came but I can't get it to boot up either in windows formatted D drive or changing the jumper settings on the second drive. All I get is a message it needs a boot file. I have successfully put the same OS version on another PC, so I am not sure if the problem stems from Windows media/sound/non genuine mess or if I needs some other driver...booting mechanism. My DVD Rom reads CDs (no sound) but I am not sure if it burns them. I bought a copy of 13.10 from a local computer store.

Help! I can't get Ubuntu to boot up on my Dell Windows computer!

I have a Dell Inspiron 3520 laptop with Windows 8 installed and have installed Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop AMD64. When I reboot it allows me to choose Ubuntu but will not load.

What can I do?

Thanks

Just saying "Hello"

Hello my new Linux friends. I finally got my Ubuntu loaded onto my notebook, thanks to you. Have a lot to learn in the next few days. Been using several tutorials so far. I still have another PC running Windows 7 (my wife's PC) so I still had access to the internet while I was working on this one. Hope all have a good day...and stay out of the cold.

Pangolin - Update, Clean - Boot to CLI - GUI missing

In Tuesday Januaty 7, 2014 ... I:

Purge Unity Lens with:
* sudo apt-get purge unity-lens-video unity-lens-music

... and remove Zeitgeist with:
* sudo apt-get remove python-zeitgeist zeitgeist-core zeitgeist-datahub

after that, in order to upgrade my VGA, which is INTEL (I used Compaq CQ40-328TU lappie) ... I use the instruction from https://wiki.ubuntu.com

Intel Graphic section.
For Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, you'll need to update your mesa stack using the x-updates PPA.
On the command line (as root), run

apt-add-repository ppa:glasen/intel-driver
apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-quantal xserver-xorg-lts-quantal libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-quantal
apt-get update
apt-get -y dist-upgrade
glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version" # verify you have mesia 9.1.6
Then log out and back in, or reboot.

In Wednesday, January 08, 2014
I do a "System Update" and reboot
And clean the "Janitor" by using "Ubuntu Tweak"

Need some help with installing Ubuntu.

Been trying to install Ubuntu on my notebook. Have tried 4 times and each time it stops the installation when it is "retrieving files", usually around file 18 of 38. Any assistance will be much appreciated. I'm a newbie, so please no high-tech answers that will be greek to me.

New to ubuntu 12.04.3

when i start ubuntu it go to the command screen ask me to log on after i log on. how to reboot from login screen and then perform a standard boot on ubuntu 12.04.

apache

pls how do you trigger Apache in after installation

Forgotten Password

I have forgotten the password and after following:http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-recover-password-under-ubuntu.html - if I forgot the password how am I to put it in. The shell doesn't open to a non-login screen. What's next?

How to switch from Win 7 to Ubuntu when booting up...

I installed Ubuntu but cannot switch OS when booting up. Please help.

Thank you,

Tim

fopen: permission denied

please i install Linux Apache mysql php lamp-within-ubuntu and now it giving me this error "fopen: permission denied" and when i type in command it prompt me "sudo : mujst be setuid root"..

please how can i correct this error.......