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    Quote Originally Posted by jeramyeggs View Post
    If I missed it, sorry for a repost. This is something for those who shoot first, and ask questions later. I have used it, and it is very handy. When you are new, and just want to start over on a dual boot system, you become anxious, and try to wipe the partition in windows. It leaves grub broken, and without a recovery disk handy, it is a life saver.

    The method to fix the MBR is: 1. Boot the machine using the Live USB/CD. 2. Install lilo
    You can also restore the windows boot loader using ms-sys in linux.

    But if you are starting over with a dual boot it is best to just install Linux again rather then messing with the bootloader. The linux live cds are able to delete and recreate the partitions they need. And there is no point in deleting the Linux partition before you are ready to re-install

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    Very useful.

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    nice post

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    I don't know if this has been said, but I would be lost without this

    Install ssh or telnet

    I can't tell you how nice it is to be able to do 'killall' or 'shutdown -h 0' from my android phone

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    Very informative, thanks for this. It will definitely help this newb out.

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    This is very helpful thanks!

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    Thanks you

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    :)

    Thanks

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    Help! I can't even get my old Dell Latitude D820 to read the DVD. I have installed a new SSD and upgraded to 4GB of memory. I got Precise Puppy to run, but I can't get kubuntu 14.10 DVD to load correctly. Tried with USB 4GB flash drive, and was told that there was no bootable partition. I copied the OS directly from the DVD. Checked the download hash, and all was good. I am really sick & tired of microsoft's bs. I really need this to work. I want to learn and now have the time, since I am now retired. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaritoneGary View Post
    Help! I can't even get my old Dell Latitude D820 to read the DVD. I have installed a new SSD and upgraded to 4GB of memory. I got Precise Puppy to run, but I can't get kubuntu 14.10 DVD to load correctly. Tried with USB 4GB flash drive, and was told that there was no bootable partition. I copied the OS directly from the DVD. Checked the download hash, and all was good. I am really sick & tired of microsoft's bs. I really need this to work. I want to learn and now have the time, since I am now retired. Thanks!
    Please start a new thread for this, it is off topic for this thread, and you will get more eyes on it in a more relevant section

    But for starters, have you read this:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto
    and for making a bootable flash drive:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick
    You have to "burn" the image in a special way, even on a usb stick
    Last edited by claydoh; Apr 18th 2015 at 08:49 PM.

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