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8.04 to 8.10 upgrade died!

Ok, I was upgrading to 8.10 yesterday, when something happened and my pc froze up entirely during the upgrade.  Now, I have grub telling me that 8.10 is available, and when I try to login, I get to the login screen, do so, then get a white screen of death wherein the only keys that work are the sleep button on my microsoft keyboard, and the ctrl-alt L, and ctrl-alt-backspace.  Then, when I try to use one of the alternate login modes--gnome, terminal, etc.....or reboot into safe mode, I get the same white screen.  Sometimes I get the cursor to change to the little I shape, and then hitting enter causes the little round "thinking cursosr" to happen, but nothing actually happens.  In safe mode where you get the command line, I tried dpkg --configure -a  apt-get install -f  Nothing  apt-get install upgrade  nothing.....says can't resolve the URL's.  apt-get update  apt-get dist-upgrade 

Simple Guide How to Upgrade Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) to Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibix)

This tutorial will explain how to Upgrade Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) to Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibix) released on the 30th of
October 2008.By default Ubuntu 8.04 LTS will not offer a upgrade to 8.10. This is because the 8.04 LTS version is a long term support release and 8.10 is a regular release. Upgrades from 8.04 LTS to 8.10 are fully supported, of course, and easy to enable.

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Installing deskbar applet and bibletime

I am a new user of linux and tried installing these applications via synaptic... however am having problems downloading the packages...it is telling this message:W: Failed to fetch ftp://ftp.belnet.be/pub/mirror/pclinuxonline.com/apt/pclinuxos/2007/RPMS... Cannot initiate the connection to ftp.belnet.be:21 (2001:6a8:a40::21). - connect (101 Network is unreachable) [IP: 2001:6a8:a40::21 21]W: Failed to fetch ftp://ftp.belnet.be/pub/mirror/pclinuxonline.com/apt/pclinuxos/2007/RPMS... do I go about this?Thank you very much...meejay

How to remove Ubuntu

How to remove Ubuntu from dual boot pc.  I am giving my old pc to my 12 yr old grandson.  He is in special ed with a learning disability.  He has learned to logon to XP but gets confused with Ubuntu.  Windows XP is currently on the C Drive, Ubuntu is installed on the D drive.  How do I remove Ubuntu 8.04 from the D drive?I am an old (76 yr old) unix user, having used unix on an old Compac System Pro and Sun Sparc 2000 running Oracle and Microfocus Cobol.  But this time I need some help restoring the pc so my grandson can use it.  Respectfull to all. 

DISPLAY PROBLEMS

I HAVE JUST INSTALLED UBUNTU ON MY COMPUTER, (I'M USING A ACER FERRARI MONITOR) AND WHILE I START UP UBUNTU MY MONITOR DISPLAYS A MESSAGE SAYING "INPUT NOT SUPPORTED" HOWEVER I CAN SEE EVERYTHING PERFECTLY EXCEPT FOR THE FACT THAT THE MESSAGE BLOCKS MY VIEW AND WILL NOT GO AWAY  , THIS MESSAGE IS ALWAYS DISPLAYED  WHILE MY WINDOWS IS STARTING UP BUT THEN DISSAPEARS AS I ENTER WINDOWS HOW CAN I SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. 

Connecting Nokia N70 (idea subscriber) with Ubuntu....

First make sure that you have login in as "root" user.Then do ..root@rabith-laptop:~# lsusbBus 006 Device 001: ID 0000:0000Bus 007 Device 003: ID 04f2:b008 Chicony Electronics Co., LtdBus 007 Device 001: ID 0000:0000Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0421:043a Nokia Mobile PhonesBus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000Bus 004 Device 002: ID 15ca:00c3Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000root@rabith-laptop:~# sudo /sbin/modprobe usbserial vendor=0x0421 product=0x043aroot@rabith-laptop:~# sudo wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.confEditing `/etc/wvdial.conf'.Scanning your serial ports for a modem.Modem Port Scan<*1>: S0 S1 S2 S3WvModem<*1>: Cannot get information for serial port.ttyACM0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- OKttyACM0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 Z -- OK

How do I install tar.gz packages in ubuntu?

Hi Everybody,I have just installed Ubuntu 8.04 because I heard from a friend about it.  Ive installed it and now I want to add applications.  Ive download some that I want but now I don't no how to install them.  They are in tar.gz format and I've looked all around the web and found no useful help.Please help me!

configuring FON point

I installed Ububtu 6.10 on an old laptop. Installation was fine. The wireless network card inside the laptop detected my FON point immediately. But he detects only the public part of the FON point. Wat steps do I take to get the card on my private part of the FON point?

acer aspire 7528

My problem is to connect my acer aspire 7520 with internet.

How to Find duplicate copies of files Using fdupes in Ubuntu

FDupes uses md5sums and then a byte by byte comparison to find duplicate files within a set of directories. It has several useful options including recursion.

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Read Outlook .pst file in Ubuntu

Hi is there any way one could open .pst files that are in my dual boot Windows filesytem from Ubuntu... I dont want them to be converted to another form and brought here and read but be accessible from ubuntu directly. I read several other posts but none give a good solution....

Help a newbie get Java installed

I know enough Unix to be dangerous, but not enough to get out of this one.  I got Ubuntu installed on my old PC, and it came up just fine.  Gnome is excellent!The partition editor says:/dev/sda1   ext3 format     35.70GiB total   2.04GiB used   33.65GiB free/dev/sda2   extended fmt    1.57GiB total        ---     used      ---         free> /dev/sda5 linux swap fmt  1.57GiB total       ---     used      ---         freeSo it looks like I have 33.65 free space.  I downloaded Java 6 SDK, but when I try to run it, it says "You will need at least 254104 kBytes of Disk Free.  Please free up the required Disk Space and try again."

flash player

hi when i open yahoo mail in Mozilla.It is asking flash player and i install that flash player also but when i try to open the yahoo mail again it is asking u need flash player.i am sure i install flash player.can u help me.i am using Ubuntu.

“No such file or directory” Error in Linux

Sometimes when you try to install device drivers on your Linux system, you might fail to do it. It could be due to incompatibility of the operating system Kernel with your device driver or device. To work around this issue, you need to install the latest version of Linux kernel. It may include ‘forcedeth’ patch, which is capable of resolving most of the incompatibility issues. In some cases, after installing the latest version of Kernel, when you reboot the Linux system, you might face the following error message:

The extremely simple guide to installing Ubuntu using Wubi

Many people are put off using Ubuntu because of installation issues. Not that installation is difficult, of course, but for the true non-technical user, it’s equivalent to scaling Mount Everest.

This guide is for them. It’s a step-by-step guide to installing Ubuntu for complete and utter beginners. If you
have a relative, or friend, who would like to try Ubuntu, but who is frankly scared of the prospect, then send them a link to this posting! It assumes zero prior knowledge.

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