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how to fix GRUB problems

cc-licensed photo by \in`somĀ“ni`ous\ After replacing a dead power supply I found out my GRUB boot menu refused to start the selected OS. It just spat out this horrifying message: Grub Error 21: Selected disk does not exist After some Google-ing and asking some questions in the #grub IRC channel I downloaded a tool called […]

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finding out where software is installed on ubuntu

Pic by Felipe Morin, cc-licensed For someone not accustomed to the Unix file system hierarchy you might have a hard time figuring out where the heck that package manager installed software you just selected. That is when it doesn’t occur automatically in your Ubuntu Application menu in the first place. Well there is a simply […]