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Multiple OS boot problem

I´m new in UBUNTU. I install it in a Toshiba Notebook in an external HD. After that my machine request a multiple OS boot screen but if I remove the external HD it will not start in normal way in Vista.

I want o have both OS but I do not want to be carrying the external HD always. How I do to start in Vista with our receiving an error when I do not have the external HD with UBUNTU.


How to Create a Private Encrypted Folder On Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid)

eCryptfs is a POSIX-compliant enterprise-class stacked cryptographic filesystem for Linux.It provides advanced key management and policy features. eCryptfs stores cryptographic metadata in the header of each file written, so that encrypted files can be copied between hosts; the file will be decryptable with the proper key, and there is no need to keep track of any additional information aside from what is already in the encrypted file itself. Think of eCryptfs as a sort of “gnupgfs”.eCryptfs is a native Linux filesystem. The kernel module component of eCryptfs is part of the Linux kernel since 2.6.19.

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HowTo upgrade from Debian Etch (4.0 ) to Lenny (5.0)

Debian Lenny’s release is getting closer and closer and many people will want to upgrade their Debian Etch servers to Lenny.This is currently in testing so it is not recommended to use these instruction in production.This tutorial will explain how to upgrade from Debian Etch (4.0 ) to Lenny (5.0)

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Adobe AIR on Ubuntu 8.10

Does anyone know the correct procedure for installing Adobe AIR on Ubuntu 8.10? I already successfully installed Adobe Flash Player but I am not sure how or where to install Adobe AIR.

Internet Connection

Hi there.

I am a complete newbie to all things Linux, but have decided to dive in and give it a go (fed up with Microsoft!).

After a bit of a look, and getting confused as to what to go for (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Gobuntu or Xubuntu?!?), I finally settled on Ubuntu Desktop, which I now have installed.

Next... I have a five station network at home, of which the Ubuntu Desktop machine is one. The other four machines are all running Windows, all peer-to-peer.
Now... My primary machine in the house has a modem/router connected to it, and serves as the internet server.
I have a cable in Port 2 of this router, which runs outside to the sleepout and terminates in a second router. There are two machines in the sleepout connected to this router, plus a cable connected to Port 3 of this router which runs to my workshop, and terminates in a third router. This router connects to two computers, of which the Ubuntu machine is one.
Confused.... I hope not.

Customizing Avatar for UbuntuX

Good morning. I cannot upload my image so there is an avatar for my sign in for UbuntuX. Any help would be appreciated.

Unable to see buttons/Text in OpenOffice and Wine when nVidia drivers are active

Good morning. I have been having problems using both OpenOffice and WINE when I have the 3D accelerated drivers active on my machine. If I disable or uninstall the drivers for my nVidia card, then I can view the buttons and text. Is there anyway of fixing this problem or am I going to have to live with just the 2D drivers?

Driver installation

Good morning. I am unable to install the newest nVidia drivers for my Ubuntu 8.10. I have tried to install them from the terminal prompt and continuously receive an error that the command will not execute to install. I am trying to install nVidia-Linux-x86-177.82-pkg1.run.

I also am having trouble installing F-Prot on this machine as well. I know that an anti-virus is not needed for any of the linux distros, but I believe in being prepared for the inevitable possibly of infections.

Any help would be appreciated.

Ubuntu AMD64

I have a Dell XPS720 Core2 Quad computer. I downloaded the AMD64 version of Ubuntu and burned it to CD. I have a separate hard drive to dedicate to linux so I do not need to repartion a Windows installation. When I try to install the Ubuntu loader screen comes up with the various options. If I choose Run Ubuntu without any changes to the hard disk or Install Ubuntu, it only goes to the system prompt. I'm obviously new to Linux and Ubuntu. Does the AMD64 version strictly mean I have to have an AMD x64 processor or like in Windows is AMD64 generic for any 64bit processor? Should I be using the i386 version of Ubuntu even though I have an x64 computer?

I appreciate your help.


how can i install gtalk in ubuntu

Dear all,

i want to use Gtalk in ubuntu...
is there any way to use gtalk

Tools to delete files securely in GNU/Linux

Deleting a file or reformatting a disk does not destroy your sensitive data. The data can easily be undeleted. That’s a good thing if you accidentally throw something away, but what if your trying to destroy financial data, bank account passwords, or classified company information. In this article you will learn number of tools(Shred,Wipe,srm,smem,sfill,sswap,DBAN) to delete files securely in GNU/ Linux

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How to Install Adobe Flash in Debian Etch/Lenny/Sid

In this tutorial we will see how to install Adobe Flash in Debian Etch/Lenny/Sid. Adobe Flash (previously called "Macromedia Flash"') is a multimedia platform created by Macromedia and currently developed and distributed by Adobe Systems. Since its introduction in 1996, Flash has become a popular method for adding animation and interactivity to web pages; Flash is commonly used to create animation, advertisements, and various web page components, to integrate video into web pages, and more recently, to develop rich Internet applications.

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How to restore wireless adapter settings?

I am new to Linux. I tried to install ndiswrapper-1.51 to configure my wireless driver as that was not showing initially. Meantime some error has occurred and some files have been changed. I want to go back to the initial state so that I can follow the steps properly without uninstalling Ubuntu. I have Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter in my laptop.
If I click my Windows network settings icon it does not open any window.
Please advise me!!


Update not complete

Hi, I've just run sudo apt-get update then sudo apt-get upgrade, when this finished I was told there were some updates still to get so ran the same again & got this:

sudo: unable to resolve host Charlie2
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
bind9-host dnsutils libbind9-30 libdns35 libisccc30 libisccfg30
linux-generic linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 10 not upgraded.

Can some one tell me why & how to resolve this.
Cheers Stew

Couldn't find package ee

Hi everyone I'm just a new user of ubuntu 8.10 and i'm trying to install
sudo apt-get install ee
but the terminal shows:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package ee

Can you pls help me to resolve this problem...I need it urgent pls.
Thanks in advance..