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Ubuntu 9.10 No Kernel Found?

Hey everyone, I just installed the updates for 9.10 today and when I rebooted instead of bringing me to the black "choose which boot you want" screen (Ubuntu 9.10, Ubuntu 9.10 dev mode, etc) it just brings me to a screen talking about GRUB and stuff, and when I type boot it just says "No Kernel Found" and makes me type something else in.

Any ideas what could be causing this?


P.S. I'd love to get screenies for you but I literally cannot boot it at all :P

I have downloaded gparted but cannot run it! old brain cells! please help, thanks mk.........

i have downloaded gparted. i know i have old brain cells and cannot figure out how to get it to work. i believe that it should be on a separate disk or usb??? can someone please lay it out for me, sorry for the inconvienience, and thanks, mk.......

mouse scroll settings

Need to know how to adjust scroll wheel down with Java program in Firefox browser.
I'm trying to use a genealogy extraction program which provides me with U.S. census data that I in turn help digitize for it's redistribution/use. It's written in JAVA for the most part and so far it works except for being slow and a little flaky/unpredictable and scroll feature on mouse is not adjustable in their menus.
The slow/flaky/unpredictable are a given in Java I presume and maybe more so since Linux is not supported by FSI.
One click of the wheel renders 7 lines of text scrolled in FSI. I've used Mozilla Firefox about config and settings in the menu system which changed the amount of lines scrolled in everything else but this Java program called family search indexing. Also tried other browsers Opera, SeaMonkey, and Epiphany.

how to install a downloaded software

i wish to install a software provided by cisco called 'vnp client' on my ubuntu 9.10.
how does one go about it. i have successfully downloaded the the software for the linux version. what to do next to install it ?
i have already tried; sudo apt-get install vnp client . it did not help


FBReader - e-book reader for Linux desktops

FBReader is an e-book reader. It currently works on the Sharp Zaurus, Siemens Simpad with Opensimpad ROM, Nokia Internet Tablet (Maemo platform), Archos PMA430, Motorola E680i/A780/A1200 smartphones, PepperPad 3, Asus Eee PC, IRex iLiad, UMPC, and desktop computers running Linux, Windows XP/Vista, or FreeBSD. It supports several e-book formats: epub, plucker, palmdoc, zTXT, HTML, CHM, fb2, TCR (psion text), OEB, OpenReader, RTF, non-DRM'ed Mobipocket, and plain text.

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linux for me.

hi friends ,
this is suraj. i am new in linux. could plz some one tell how to learn linux.
i do not know a single word in linux.

Ubuntu downloads

I installed Ubuntu yesterday and its finally running right(I think.) I found a website for Linux users https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ListOfOpenSourcePrograms and im trying to download a antivirus. But whenever I try to download it I get an error saying that the End-of-central directory signature not found. Either this file is not a zip file or it constitutes one disk of a multi part archive...ect. Help please?

Advene - Annotate Digital Video, Exchange on the net

Advene (Annotate Digital Video, Exchange on the NEt) is an ongoing project in the LIRIS laboratory (UMR 5205 CNRS) at University Claude Bernard Lyon 1. It aims at providing a model and a format to share annotations about digital video documents (movies, courses, conferences…), as well as tools to edit and visualize the hypervideos generated from both the annotations and the audiovisual documents. Teachers, moviegoers, etc. can use them to exchange multimedia comments and analyses about video documents. The project also aims at studying the way that communities of users (teachers, moviegoers, students…) will use these self-publishing tools to share their audiovisual “readings”, and to envision new editing and viewing interfaces for interactive comment and analysis of audiovisual content.

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Problem with Ubuntu 9.10

I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 and the installation went smoothly. At the desktop I went to try and browse firefox. It froze and I was forced to force shutdown. I return to my desktop and Ubuntu would show its logo and the screen went black. I had a wireless mouse in the usb port so I thought it was trying to read from there. I took out the device and forced quit again. I started it back up and it gave me the logo, then options to start normally or safe mode ect. I hit enter to start normally, then suddenly, black screen. I have forced shutdown a few times (I know not good) but all I get is blackscreen. I dont even see the startup menu. Please help.

Why can't i add videos to my ipod through Rhytmbox????

I thought Rhytmbox was like a twin it Itunes but I guess I was wrong because I can't transfer videos from my computer to Rhytumbox for my Ipod. I can transfer songs but not videos. PLEASE TELL ME IF I AM DOING SOMETHING WRONG and how can I fix it. THANKS

Ubuntu Studio disk installation and partitioning guidance

Hello iv downloaded the Ubuntu Studio ISO and burned DVD-R and it is a success from what i can tell so far. I wan't to install this aside windows with a rather good size partition around 30-40G. The problem is i'm not very experienced with partitioning in general or the partitioning tools supplied by Ubuntu. I know how to resize partitions in Windows Vista like shrink partitions and rename/reformat unallocated partitions but i'm not sure how to do this in Ubuntu installation.

Lucidor - Simple eBook Reader

Lucidor is a computer program for reading and handling e-books. Lucidor supports e-books in the EPUB file format,and catalogs in the OPDS format.Lucidor runs on the GNU/Linux, Windows and Mac OS X platforms.

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Ubuntu 9.10 won't install from liveCD

Hi everyone,

when I boot the liveCD, no matter what options I choose, I always get the login screen, meaning I need to enter a user and a password. After searching for this type of behavior, I found a few several answers:

-enter at the username and password (ie: blank) doesn't work
-tried acpi=off, login screen again

But... Fedora 12 installed fine.

Here was the layout of my HDD:

HP Recovery partition
NTFS partition with Vista
Fedora root (/) partition
Extented partition with
free space

I read in the installation doc that Ubuntu needs the 1st partition to install/boot. Ok! I deleted the HP Recovery partition; still have the Login Screen.

Fedora and Fista (yup, Fista!) are booting fine from the HDD.

Thanks for your help.


lost battery charge and wifi icon

am using Ubuntu 9.10 on an acer aspire one.
i have by mistake removed the icons for battery charge and the wifi from the pannel on my desktop and am unable to retrieve them. its a big problem cause i do not know how much charge i have left on my computer and i loose work because the comp shuts down whenever it is out of charge.. please help.

cant run a Music player

Im a new for UBUNDU. Yesterday i have installed the Ubundu application in my machine. Now XP and UBUNDU running are same machine.

I cant run default music player. please advice.

Can I install any drivers in that machine ??