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Re: Ubuntu Linux by Nony1: 5:48pm On Dec 03, 2016
Please i need a cheap fairly used UK HP laptop with the spec.:4gb ram, 750gbhdd, core15, good battery.
If available in Lagos kindly let me know.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Techvillz(m): 1:52pm On Dec 19, 2016
Linux users can now download Linux Mint, I have written a post exclusive on several Linux Distro, Just visit my blog at www.techvillz.com. Feel free to ask me any question regarding Linux or any distro
Re: Ubuntu Linux by stynhaq(m): 6:54pm On Dec 26, 2016
Craigston:

For the sake of doing crazy things! Can you imagine this? Running VirtualBox in a Virtual Machine. I could not take it further (by installing another VM in VBox running inside a VM) because of hardware constraints. smiley

I believe at some point it would fail, regardless of the hardware available because VBox does not yet support Nested Virtualization
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Craigston: 10:11pm On Dec 26, 2016
stynhaq:


I believe at some point it would fail, regardless of the hardware available because VBox does not yet support Nested Virtualization
I might try that someday, maybe after I upgrade my hardware.

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Re: Ubuntu Linux by Gargoylesmiles(m): 8:49pm On Dec 27, 2016
Nony1:
Please i need a cheap fairly used UK HP laptop with the spec.:4gb ram, 750gbhdd, core15, good battery.
If available in Lagos kindly let me know.

You will have to enter computer village and search for this spec.Its pretty tough to get exactly what you want tho, so I will advice you prioritize the key specs like processor and RAM, then you can settle for or upgrade other specs.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Gargoylesmiles(m): 8:53pm On Dec 27, 2016
Techvillz:
Linux users can now download Linux Mint, I have written a post exclusive on several Linux Distro, Just visit my blog at www.techvillz.com. Feel free to ask me any question regarding Linux or any distro

I am a KDE fan so i have the Linux MInt 18 KDE currently running KDE Neon (User Editon).
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Dsdada: 10:54pm On Dec 27, 2016
I just installed Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS distro on my Windows 10 OS Dell Inspiron Machine (upgraded from Windows 8.1 OS). My intention was to dual boot and be able to choose either Windows or Ubuntu at startup. I have been able to achieve my goal, albeit with some challenges:

1. I am unable to boot into Windows OS except I use the boot menu by pressing F12 at startup and use the Windows boot manager. If I don't do this, I'll automatically boot into Ubuntu. Pointers: I had to disable UEFI and use Legacy to be able to boot from USB to install Ubuntu. So Windows is set to boot from UEFI and Ubuntu from Legacy.

2. My battery reads "charging 0%" and as soon as the power source goes off, the laptop goes off too. I have tried recalibrating the battery, re-installing the battery driver and updating the driver, all to no avail.

My questions:

A. How do I get to be able to choose the OS to boot from without using the boot menu? What do I need to do to make Ubuntu boot mode to change to UEFI (I understand that both OSes must be set to boot same way. I erroneously installed Ubuntu using Legacy instead of UEFI).

B. What else can I do to get my battery back?

Thank you in advance.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by jaeyikeh(m): 1:46pm On Dec 30, 2016
Try disabling legacy boot
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Dsdada: 7:42pm On Dec 30, 2016
jaeyikeh:
Try disabling legacy boot

That will make my machine boot automatically to Windows. I need a repair that will enable me to be able to choose the OS I want without having to use the boot menu in F12 or F2
Re: Ubuntu Linux by 4llerbuntu(m): 9:35am On Dec 31, 2016
Dsdada:

That will make my machine boot automatically to Windows. I need a repair that will enable me to be able to choose the OS I want without having to use the boot menu in F12 or F2

It's obvious the answer is to reinstall Ubuntu in UEFI.....

Wipe the Ubuntu partition in Windows. Reclaim the space. Make sure Windows is working fine as a sole boot in UEFI

Then try Install Ubuntu in UEFI

PS: u need to disable fast startup and properly shutdown windows before installing Ubuntu...

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Re: Ubuntu Linux by Dsdada: 9:18pm On Dec 31, 2016
@4llerbuntu, thank you for your insight. I'll look into that. Any help for my unyielding battery?
Re: Ubuntu Linux by stynhaq(m): 11:58am On Jan 02
Dsdada:

That will make my machine boot automatically to Windows. I need a repair that will enable me to be able to choose the OS I want without having to use the boot menu in F12 or F2

I used this for my OpenSuSe Leap 42 sometime late 2015 and it's still working.
https://tweakhound.com/2015/11/04/dual-boot-opensuse-leap-and-windows-10-uefi/

It should work for Ubuntu

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Re: Ubuntu Linux by stynhaq(m): 12:00pm On Jan 02
Dsdada:
@4llerbuntu, thank you for your insight. I'll look into that. Any help for my unyielding battery?

I can't remember the exact package name, but there is a battery Management package for Ubuntu that solves this.
Just Google Power Management for Ubuntu
Re: Ubuntu Linux by pcguru1(m): 1:05pm On Jan 02
stynhaq:


I can't remember the exact package name, but there is a battery Management package for Ubuntu that solves this.
Just Google Power Management for Ubuntu

powertop
tlpstart
Re: Ubuntu Linux by stynhaq(m): 5:24pm On Jan 02
pcguru1:


powertop
tlpstart

Yes. Tlp.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Fulaman198(m): 6:43pm On Jan 02
kamikaze2458:
Guys, i am about to opt into Linux administration by personal tutorials. Where should i start from?

Linuxacademy.com

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Re: Ubuntu Linux by Toughluv(m): 8:17pm On Jan 16
@chxta,
I am having issues running a Debian Server 8.6.0 on my newly installed Virtual Box 5.1.12-1124, but I keep getting the error message Attached .Kindly help look into this Thanks in anticipation
Cheer!

Re: Ubuntu Linux by purplekayc(m): 4:32pm On Jan 20
Guys am in a fix !!!
I recently installed NTFS 3g to help mount an additional drive I wanted to add To my PC
Since then my OS refused to boot



It gives an output like this each time I turn it on


"Well com e to emergency mode"
After logging in type "journancl -xb"
To view system logs
"Systemctl reboot " to reboot
"Systemctl default " to try again
To boot into default mode
Give root pass word for maintenance
(Or press control -D to continue)

Need info on what to do next
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Craigston: 7:56pm On Jan 20
purplekayc:
Guys am in a fix !!!
I recently installed NTFS 3g to help mount an additional drive I wanted to add To my PC
Since then my OS refused to boot



It gives an output like this each time I turn it on


"Well com e to emergency mode"
After logging in type "journancl -xb"
To view system logs
"Systemctl reboot " to reboot
"Systemctl default " to try again
To boot into default mode
Give root pass word for maintenance
(Or press control -D to continue)

Need info on what to do next
Try a manual fsck on all related partitions. Did your PC go off without a proper shutdown?
Re: Ubuntu Linux by purplekayc(m): 11:37pm On Jan 20
Craigston:

Try a manual fsck on all related partitions. Did your PC go off without a proper shutdown?
no it didn't
I noticed it started behaving like this after I used the software
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Craigston: 1:15am On Jan 21
purplekayc:
no it didn't
I noticed it started behaving like this after I used the software
Give root password for maintenance, unmount your root and home partitions. Then type in 'fsck /dev/sda1', 'fsck /dev/sda3', replacing sda1 and sda3 with the partition labels for your corresponding partitions. This process will attempt to correct filesystem errors. If you are prompted to accept an action, just enter 'y'.

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Re: Ubuntu Linux by purplekayc(m): 10:06pm On Jan 22
Craigston:

Give root password for maintenance, unmount your root and home partitions. Then type in 'fsck /dev/sda1', 'fsck /dev/sda3', replacing sda1 and sda3 with the partition labels for your corresponding partitions. This process will attempt to correct filesystem errors. If you are prompted to accept an action, just enter 'y'.
still not working
I keep imputing my login and password but does accept
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Craigston: 12:07am On Jan 23
ww
purplekayc:
still not working
I keep imputing my login and password but does accept
Can we get descriptive error reports and screenshots?
Re: Ubuntu Linux by 4llerbuntu(m): 5:33am On Jan 23
purplekayc:
Guys am in a fix !!!
I recently installed NTFS 3g to help mount an additional drive I wanted to add To my PC
Since then my OS refused to boot



It gives an output like this each time I turn it on


"Well com e to emergency mode"
After logging in type "journancl -xb"
To view system logs
"Systemctl reboot " to reboot
"Systemctl default " to try again
To boot into default mode
Give root pass word for maintenance
(Or press control -D to continue)

Need info on what to do next

Just to be clear, what OS is this? NTFS 3G comes installed on Ubuntu by default so why did you install?

And is it a dual boot?



If it is a dual boot, boot windows, turn off fast startup.

Then open elevated CMD and use this to shut down.

shutdown /s /t 5


Ideally you should use a live USB or CD to run fsck /dev/sd* on all partitions on the hard drive.

For the windows ntfs partitions use sudo ntfsfix /dev/sda*


* = drive number.

Check drive partitions with
Sudo - i
fdisk -l


Try booting Ubuntu again and this time do systemctl default if there's still error.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by purplekayc(m): 10:06am On Jan 23
4llerbuntu:


Just to be clear, what OS is this? NTFS 3G comes installed on Ubuntu by default so why did you install?

And is it a dual boot?



If it is a dual boot, boot windows, turn off fast startup.

Then open elevated CMD and use this to shut down.

shutdown /s /t 5


Ideally you should use a live USB or CD to run fsck /dev/sd* on all partitions on the hard drive.

For the windows ntfs partitions use sudo ntfsfix /dev/sda*


* = drive number.

Check drive partitions with
Sudo - i
fdisk -l


Try booting Ubuntu again and this time do systemctl default if there's still error.

its Debian
Re: Ubuntu Linux by purplekayc(m): 10:09am On Jan 23
Craigston:
ww
Can we get descriptive error reports and screenshots?
can't make screenshots
Can't login
Am @ the Unix /kernel interface
Maybe I would use my phone later

And I did a systemctl and I got this

Re: Ubuntu Linux by Nobody: 7:22pm On Jan 31
Guys, I just moved to elementary os this afternoon..

Freaking lightweight and works. It's based on Ubuntu anyways.

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Re: Ubuntu Linux by Craigston: 8:48pm On Jan 31
Jregz:
Guys, I just moved to elementary os this afternoon..

Freaking lightweight and works. It's based on Ubuntu anyways.
Xubuntu feels lightweight too. I really need better power management and battery life.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Nobody: 3:15am On Feb 01
Craigston:

Xubuntu feels lightweight too. I really need better power management and battery life.

Edit - I saw kubuntu instead of Xubuntu
Old - - I don't like KDE a tiny bit.

NEW - oh Xubuntu is lightweight too but I can't trade good ui for anything else.

A friend told me MATE desktop is pretty lightweight though.

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