Fixing Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala boot drops to grub shell without showing boot options

I had this problem with a wubi install. Ubuntu would highly pester me and drop to command shell (that of grub) without showing the boot options (Why and who knows??). I every time will have to boot by manually entering boot options (really painful).  So I did this. I entered the boot command of the ...

Mounting file system created by Wubi in other Linux distros 1

I wasn’t aware of this tiny little thing  – the filesystem in the  file created by a Wubi install can be easily mounted as a loop device.

Updating to openSUSE 11.2 7

Updating to openSUSE 11.2
As mentioned openSUSE 11.2 is now available. If you’re on previous versions of openSUSE you can do an inplace upgrade to 11.2 by using zypper. openSUSE 11.0/openSUSE 11.1 Just change the repos to mention 11.2 instead of 11.0/11.1, as shown in the pic:

Fix for Ubuntu (and other suitable OS) hanging during boot with nVidia GeForce FX 5200 (and other suitable cards) 2

This is one problem that has affected me the most in my history of Linux usage, so far. Imagine, for two full years I just din’t know that the solution to this problem is so simple. Too late of me to find out. Anyway, better late than never. So the problem is, with my graphics ...

Presenting 915resolution — Fix for Intel Drivers 1

This article appears too late i suppose in this site. Many know about it already. Just in case, i am posting it. So if your xserser-xorg-video-intel is not that satisfactory to you, or if it doesn’t give the right screen resolution, just use this. If available in repos use it, if not use this link. ...

[How-to] Fix “E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/extended_states (1)” error in Synaptic or apt-get 2

This is just a quick tip. If you are getting this error message in Synaptic: E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/extended_states (1) E: _cache->open() failed, please report or this error in apt-get in command line: Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Error! E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/extended_states (1) ...

Links for the week 1

Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” released, but reception hasn’t been spectacular. Poll on Ubuntu forums indicates that ~ 39% of users have had problems they could not fix. Upgrading from Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope to 9.10 Karmic Koala. Installing nVidia drivers (v190.42) in Ubuntu KDE 4.3.3 released, brings in few bug fixes. Experiencing Sabayon 5 //personal ...

openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 8 And Release Candidates(RC) add boot from USB flash disk option, here’s how to use it

Howdy folks! Been a *loong* time since I last posted isn’t it? Just been busy with work & travel (won’t bore you with the details, just check my personal blog). I’ve been looking forward to the upcoming openSUSE 11.2 version ( it’s no secret that I’m a fan of openSUSE), but the main problem for ...