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CD or DVD - it still needs to be able to boot from the DVD Drive.

I am still waiting for the laptop's tech people to send me the proper BIOS command and its options to add that to my laptop.

I have several different repair discs - CD and DVD. Without being able to boot from it, they are no use.

On 06/01/2017 11:51 AM, Paul D. Mirowsky wrote:
Go to

Download the appropriate 32 or 64 bit iso and create a CD, NOT A DVD.

Suggest ImgBurn if on Windows.

If it does boot, use default repair.

If it does not, research online the hot-key for your computer that allows 'boot from CD" or "Select Boot Drive" option during boot.

If this does not work, it is very common for newer computers to boot to USB.

Make bootable USB stick with iso image. See

There are many methods for this in the internet, research until you find the method you will be most comfortable with.

Once the boot has been repaired, see

Select  "network" and then "dpkg".

If dpkg starts to work and fails, restart machine and repeat until it has nothing left to fix.

Hope this helps.

On 5/27/2017 11:05 AM, Tim-L--Elmira-NY wrote:
I have the other way around.

During an upgrade for Ubuntu, the computer crashed and messes up GRUB. So now I have a 1TB drive with access to only 1/4 of it. The problem is the DVD cannot be set as a boot option. BIOS has a weird way to set devices to be bootable. My other laptop's BIOS is easier. Of course its DVD boot commands will not work with the new ASUS's BIOS. So with this problem I cannot run the repair disk, since it requires to be booted via the CD/DVD drive.

The laptop had been able to boot to from the DVD, which was the way I added Ubuntu in the first place.

If I cannot find the correct BIOS commands - or maybe the GRUB commands - to boot the repair disk, I would remove the hard drive and repair the drive via another Ubuntu laptop. The only problem with that, I would loose my 4 year warranty.

On 05/20/2017 07:51 PM, Virgil Arrington wrote:
Last year, I accidently erased Win10 in an attempt to create a dual boot with Mint 18. It was totally my fault. Now, I'm kind of glad I did it. So far I haven't missed it.


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-------- Original message --------
From: Tim-L--Elmira-NY <>
Date: 5/19/17 12:49 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Canon USA Printer Support are using LibreOffice?

On 05/18/2017 07:24 PM, Steve Edmonds wrote:

On 13/05/17 10:48, Tim-L--Elmira-NY wrote:
On 05/12/2017 02:44 PM, James Knott wrote:
On 05/12/2017 02:31 PM, Tim-L--Elmira-NY wrote:
I would love to get it verified, but it would be a good marketing coo
for LO if a big company like Canon uses LibreOffice.
I used to work for a company that used OpenOffice (this was before
LibreOffice was available).  I suspect the only reason they did was
because they were so d@mn cheap, they wouldn't pay for MS Office. ;)

Well cheap or not, it is nice to have as many big companies using
LibreOffice as possible.

I bet there are a lot of people out there, and on these lists, that
are using LO not because of being "cheap".  It is nice to have a free
office suite but I prefer LO over MS Office. Just like I prefer to
use Linux over Win10 because of all of the viruses and other nasties
that Windows have, while Linux do not have these things infect their

And the suggestion that the latest crypt virus may have been
introduced to computers through a document macro makes me more
comfortable using LO without MSO on any win PCs.
Well, if you look at the CNN Headline News, they have stated that MS has
a patch for this virus, but wanted to charge some users for it. The
on-air comment seems to say that since MS had the patch, they should
have sent it out to ALL MS Windows users.  Plus, it the patch was
installed, most computers would not have been infected.

Fro me, I use Linux so I do not have the security problems as MS Windows users. I do have Win10, but rarely use it. Most times I just go to the
Win 10 partition to run the update app.

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