Sunday, April 18, 2010
I even tried to pause at that point but couldn't.
I had a hirens cd I could boot to, but no fixes in there.
using my xp cd and booting up with the Windows installation CD, then press "r" for recovery mode, then using chkdsk /r ... worked for me
TOOK FOREVER, 21 gb of space was 3 hours ish
I spent a while trying other things that did not work first.
I knew I had to do this because I locked up while moving a huge file, so it was reading and writing when I did an improper shutdown, had to power off cause it froze. MY BAD
Now I am going to make a snapshot of this while it is working and try to load that next time I ever have another problem.
Phew, made it though another day of f'n computers. LOL
Friday, April 9, 2010
firefox has been a pain in my rump. I think my profile got corrupted so it kept greying out and saying firefox uninterruptible and firefox was already started bs message
I tried all these
still would not start
I uninstalled firefox and reinstalled it through my synaptics package manager
it still wouldn't start
gksudo firefox ... only though this command line it started
firefox -ProfileManager so I created a new profile and all seems good now, with the updated namoroka on ubuntu
Lesson learned: back up the dang profile
THIS PAGE HELPED ME
PS, I should have backed up earlier as it was greying out every so often getting slowly worse ... up to the point where it wouldn't start at all
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Virtualbox told me there is an update available!!
I clicked the link it gave me in the message and installed it.
Then I had to go to "devices" within my OS in the virtual box and update guest editions
voila ... done
Upgrade Packages: Over time, updated versions of packages currently installed on your computer may become available from the package repositories (for example security updated). To upgrade your system, first update your package with
sudo apt-get update
and then type:
sudo apt-get upgrade
Friday, April 2, 2010
sudo apt-get autoclean
There is no need to defrag unless you have a fat32 partition lying around. There is no need to check for virus.
You can clean out your browser's cookies and cache.
Ubuntu defaults to checking the root file system every 30 boots.
If you want to Make it check and reboot presently
sudo shutdown -r -F now
after weeks of looking, I FOUND THE ANSWER ... how to add a spreadsheet file to the launcher panel
ooffice -calc filename