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 Is Ubuntu still installing I'm not sure using VirtualBox
Sorry, you are correct; for some reason, I thought I had read something about a CD; I added it at the end, without checking. If you had burned a CD, or USB thumbdrive, you could boot from that, run Ubuntu, and not write anything to the hard disk. But on a CD, you can't save anything; on a USB drive, you could.
14h
comment Is Ubuntu still installing I'm not sure using VirtualBox
Well, the mouse is handled at a lower level, and will often be the only thing working, when things go wrong. I would say that there is a problem, possibly with the display settings or graphics capabilities, etc. Does your computer run the live CD?
May
14
comment Help me install Ubuntu on my virtual box
This is probably answered here. Also, it doesn't matter what your laptop is, when you set up a VM, the VM is what determines the capabilities. Your laptop only determines how you set up VirtualBox itself. So, really, this is better suited for the VirtualBox forums, not Ubuntu.
May
14
comment What mount point should I use for data/free space
@user4624937: I added some more to my answer, which is easier than trying to fit it in to a comment. I hope this helps.
May
14
revised What mount point should I use for data/free space
Added elaboration requested by a user
May
13
answered How to make joomla appear on my apache server?
May
4
comment Shell script does not run when I double click
If using .sh implies it's an sh script, then why wouldn't people use .bash for a bash script? .sh means it's a shell script, and bash is a shell. I think using .sh is just a matter of preference, and a very good case can be made for using it, if desired.
Apr
26
comment Startup Disk Creator Uncaught Exception Error
I use tuxboot or UNetbootin now to create USB disks. Worked fine for Debian Jessie, which I tried out today (and which makes me appreciate how easy Ubuntu is!).
Apr
20
revised SFTP permission denied on files owned by www-data
Noted an error found by DonalLafferty
Apr
20
comment SFTP permission denied on files owned by www-data
@DonalLafferty, good catch. Don't know what I was thinking back then, but maybe I somehow misread the g as a or something. Surprised nobody mentioned it in all this time. I may try to make a note about that.
Mar
29
awarded Enlightened
Mar
29
awarded Nice Answer
Mar
28
revised GParted Live on Hard Disk with Ubuntu
More information added, and note at beginning about status
Mar
28
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.
Mar
28
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.
Mar
28
revised GParted Live on Hard Disk with Ubuntu
added 52 characters in body
Mar
28
revised GParted Live on Hard Disk with Ubuntu
added result of a change that got one step further
Mar
27
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.
Mar
27
asked GParted Live on Hard Disk with Ubuntu
Mar
10
revised ipconfig not working
Fixed typo, added line about alternate device names
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