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udevadm trigger is not permitted while udev is unconfigured (workaround)

Today I fixed an unbootable ubuntu installation: it said: lvmetad is not active yet It then dumped to an initramfs shell, in which lvm pvs reported nothing but errors.  /proc/partitions showed nothing that looked like the root filesystem. Running udevadm … Continue reading

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Computer insomnia

I updated my Ubuntu system installation on a laptop.  This went fine.  I installed more memory.  This went well.  But on the second day, I discovered that my laptop had insomnia.  It could not sleep.  Close the lid?  It’s still … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 14.04 GPT EFI faiL

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and ran into a problem.  Starting with the default 64 bit version using pretty straightfoward settings as a new installation, I ended up with this terse message after the installation completed: Operating system not found It … Continue reading

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What does it take to raise a child?

You have heard it said: It takes a village to raise a child The radio announcers of our national broadcaster frequently treat us to that African “wisdom”. The idea of this is that every mama and auntie out there should … Continue reading

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