Marty Fried

California

I've been a computer hobbyist since before the IBM PC, and a professional programmer not too long after that. I've had experience with electronic repair, manufacturing, and testing of professional audio.

I tutored other students in Fortran before PCs existed, built my first computer from bare circuit boards and reject parts (S-100 CP/M system), and transitioned from stereo repair, to professional audio manufacturing at Dolby Labs, where I set up the automated functional testing for Dolby professional equipment. From there, I went into programming full-time as a C programmer for Mac presentation graphics systems, then to Windows C++ video programming. My last 10 years was as a C++ Windows software engineer for a corporate source code control system.

I'm now a Linux user, retired from active work but still helping friends with computer problems, configuration, audio/video setup, and other electronic devices.

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comment Using a bootable live cd disk image mounted on the hard drive
For the record, most of this is unnecessarily complex. You can simply create a directory such as /home/isos (or anywhere you want) on your regularly booted filesystem rather than a different partition if you want. See Ubuntu Docs for more info.
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revised GParted Live on Hard Disk with Ubuntu
More information added, and note at beginning about status
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comment GParted Live on Hard Disk with Ubuntu
As to why I don't use USB or CD... why do I need to hunt down a CD or USB stick when they provide the ability to boot from HD? And how do I know the external media will not have this same problem? The reason I want this is I wanted to use the latest version of GParted. Otherwise, I just use any Linux live CD.
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comment GParted Live on Hard Disk with Ubuntu
Thanks - but I think perhaps my current problem isn't clear due to advancing past the inability to boot. Maybe I should repost a new question, rather than making it more complicated. I can boot gparted, and it prompts me for language, input, and video parameters. Then, when trying to start X, it fails no matter what resolution or driver I choose. I did try your suggestion, but there's no "load_video". I added it to a separate line before loading vmlinux.
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revised GParted Live on Hard Disk with Ubuntu
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revised GParted Live on Hard Disk with Ubuntu
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comment GParted Live on Hard Disk with Ubuntu
Thanks @gogoud; I am using extended/logical partitioning, and using msdos8 was a good suggestion although it didn't seem to be the problem. Guess I may need to dig deeper, and hope I don't fall into a black hole.
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asked GParted Live on Hard Disk with Ubuntu
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revised ipconfig not working
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comment X doesn't start anymore on 12.04 LTS after HWE upgrade
Does this article apply to you?
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accepted Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
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answered Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
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comment Using find to search for files containing a word
There are always a lot of "permission denied" outputs cluttering the results. What I usually do is to follow the command with 2>/dev/null, which causes them to be ignored. For example, find / -iname '*fsck*' 2>/dev/null
Feb
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comment Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
@Fabby: Well, so far, after only one reboot, and less than a day, the problem has not come up using the USB hub without the small extension cable, in the same port. So, I can't yet say it's solved, or if it is, why it's so.
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awarded Yearling
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awarded Yearling
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comment Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
@CarlH: I added more information, in case it might apply to your issues, assuming you still have them. Perhaps it would help if you want to stop using a PS/2 mouse.
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comment Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
@Fabby: Thanks for the input... I can't find any PS/2 adapters or mice. But I discovered something new today: the mouse and KB were plugged into an old passive USB hub, via an old USB-1 extension cable. I switched the mouse to a direct USB port, and it started working. I'm adding more detail to my question... – Marty Fried 11 mins ago
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