December 22, 2009

Steps to Install or Modify GRUB From Live Ubuntu CD

If you have lost GRUB due to installation of Windows while Ubuntu was already installed, you need to follow these steps to restore it from the live CD 

1) Insert live CD and restart system and let the system boot from the live CD.

2) Now on live Ubuntu, start terminal.

3) Type "sudo grub" and press enter, this will bring the grub prompt.

4) Now at the grub prompt, type "find /boot/grub/stage1" and press enter.

5) Now whatever you get the output from step 4, note it down.

6) Type "root(hd?,?)" and press enter, where you put values returned from step 4 to replace ?.

7) Type "setup(hd?)" and press enter, where replace ? with the value returned from step 4.

8) Type "quit" and press enter to quit grub shell.

9) Restart your system and you will get the GRUB shell waiting for you at the start-up. 

The Best Laptop Repair Videos

  • Do you want to learn how to fix laptops?
  • Are you afraid to work on laptops for fear of breaking them?
  • Do you want to expand your skill set so you can make big money fixing laptops instead of sending the business away?
  • Receive the same high level of Podnutz quality, as Steve releases the long awaited Laptop Repair Video Collection!
Sometimes you just run across a product and think to yourself “Why could I of not found out about this sooner”….Well that is the case with the Laptop Repair Videos that are done by Steve Cherubino. Having this asset available to you in this industry is outstanding. The videos are done in HD and are the work of an expert in the industry.
Some of the things covered are:

*How to replace a motherboard
*How to fix DC power jacks
*How to solder

Now if you are in business and you shy away from the laptop repair world due to maybe not having the technical knowledge to do the jobs, then your problem is solved. The Laptop Repair Videos will make it so now you can offer this valuable service work to your customers.

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Canon E18 Error in Digital Cameras-Troubleshooting

Canon E18 error happens when the lens gets stuck while trying to extend. The camera will beep a few times and the LCD will display a little E18 in the lower-left corner. The lens gets stuck in the extended position, and refuses to move either to focus the lens or to retract when powered off.

Apparently, people who posted about this incident on forums say they had to send the camera for repair and that Canon has horrible customer support and response time.

Here is how the E18 error looks like. You just get a black screen with small "E18" sign in the lower-left corner:

The problem usually happens because dirt or sand get into the lens mechanism. But it seems that more and more people are showing, who took great care of their camera, and still started receiving E18 errors.

It seems that the problems have been happening with the following types of Canon cameras:

- Powershot A40
- Powershot A60
- Powershot A70
- Powershot A75
- Powershot A80
- Powershot A85
- Powershot A95
- Powershot A400
- Powershot A410
- Powershot A430
- Powershot A510
- Powershot A520
- Powershot A530
- Powershot A540
- Powershot A610
- Powershot A620

- Powershot S1 IS
- Powershot S2 IS

- Powershot S10
- Powershot S30
- Powershot S40
- Powershot S45
- Powershot S50
- Powershot S60
- Powershot S70
- Powershot S80
- Powershot S400
- Powershot S410
- Powershot S500

- S100 / Digital Ixus
- S110 / Digital Ixus V
- S200 / Digital Ixus V2
- S230 / Digital Ixus V3
- S330 / Digital Ixus 330
- S400 / Digital Ixus 400
- S410 / Digital Ixus 430
- S450 / Digital Ixus 55
- S500 / Digital Ixus 500
- S550 / Digital Ixus 750

- SD20 / Digital Ixus i5
- SD30 / Digital Ixus i Zoom
- SD100 / Digital Ixus ii
- SD110 / Digital Ixus iis
- SD200 / Digital Ixus 30
- SD300 / Digital Ixus 40
- SD400 / Digital Ixus 50
- SD450 / Digital Ixus 55
- SD500 / Digital Ixus 700
- SD550 / Digital Ixus 750
- SD600 / Digital Ixus 60
- SD630 / Digital Ixus 65
- SD700 / Digital Ixus 800
- SD800 / Digital Ixus 850
- SD900 / Digital Ixus 900

Other models might also be affected by the same error.

Here you can find information on how to repair Canon E18 error[via].

4+Sites to search and find people for free

Trying to get some information about someone you know off the Internet? Looking for someone’s email address, phone number, home address, etc? Sometimes trying to find this information, even if it is on the Internet, can be really hard to get.

Why? Well because there are tons of people always searching for other people and companies want to make money off all of this searching.

It’s just a matter of looking at the right places. In this article, I will list out 5 sites that I have used a lot and that have consistently given me accurate information about the people I am searching for.

ZabaSearch Very good free people search engine. It is able to find the information on a large number of people, including those that had recently moved, etc.

Also, the information is very accurate and complete. Sometimes when you search for someone with a common name like Tom Smith, you’ll finds thousands of results. To find the right entry usually means you need a good deal of information.

ZabaSearch provides historical address information, so if you know someone lived in Austin and then moved to New York, you’ll be able to see that in the search results.

It also gives useful information like home address, birth date, phone number and the ability to contact the person by email.

2. Spock

Another is Spock, a very good people search engine. What I like about Spock is that you can get more information about a person’s footprint on the Internet, rather than basic details like phone numbers and addresses.
If you want to learn about what kind of person he/she is, like their political views, preferences, etc, then Spock is the search engine to use.

Basically when you perform a search in Spock, you get information about the person from blogs, Wikipedia articles, photo sharing sites, social networking sites (Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn), social bookmarking sites, and more.

Using Spock, you might be able to learn what kind of job the person has and who their friends are. Fun stuff!

3. Yasni

Yasni is another people search engine like Spock, it’s meant to give you a picture of the person on the Internet. If you want physical details, like addresses, ZabaSearch is the best.

I personally like to use Spock and Yasni because sometimes one will catch something that the other site missed.
The other cool thing about Yasni is that you can setup a monitor, which will send you emails if that name is mentioned on the Internet. You can also use Google Alerts for this, but it’s always better to have more information.

4. Pipl

Pipl is a popular and comprehensive search engine that pulls together a lot of information from the Internet to give you a complete picture of a person.

Basically, Pipl uses the principle of a “deep web search” to find all kinds of information about someone, from their address and contact info to any publications they have ever posted to the Internet.

What I like about Pipl is that it found all of my addresses, my phone numbers, my email address, my blogs, my online profiles, my actual picture, and my documents that I had uploaded.

5. 123People

The last people search engine I like to use sometimes is 123people. It’s good because it shows pictures of people, so you can quickly filter out all the wrong people and get the information on the person you are searching for.

It also lists out all the email addresses it can find, so you can quickly see which ones might be right or wrong. Other than that, it pulls the same info from social networking sites, etc that all the rest do.
Trying to search for someone on the Internet is a time consuming and frustrating task. If the person doesn’t use a computer much, it’s almost impossible to find out about them through any kind of online search engine.

Hopefully, these 5 sites will help you in finding the information you need! Enjoy!