How to Restore Ubuntu / XP / Vista /7 / 8 Bootloader

How to fully fix the Windows bootloader using a Windows disk


  • Boot on your Windows XP installation CD or XP Recovery console. You will get to a part where it asks if you want to repair or recover. To do so, press “r”. If prompted, enter your Windows XP administrator password. This will leave you at at a command line, so type in the following two commands: 
  • Then type 
  • Then remove your XP cd. If everything has gone well, you should come to your XP bootloader.

Windows Vista or 7 or 8

  • First boot on your Windows Vista/7/8 installation DVD.If you have one of the many OEM computers that didn’t come with a Windows installation disk, you can get the same effect with a Windows repair disk, which you can download (eg Win7-32bitWin7 64bitor create from another Windows Vista/7/8 computer (see this page for Win7 and Make your own Windows repairCD, and Windows 8 UEFI repair USB must be FAT32other Win8 guide). When you get to the Regional settings, select your Location/Keyboard setting then click next. On the next page, click on “Repair your computer.” On the next page, if it finds your Windows installation, make sure it is UNSELECTED before clicking next. Then click on “Command prompt”. From there, type in the following 2 commands: 
bootrec.exe /fixboot
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
  • Now close the two windows and click “Restart.” Take out your Windows DVD and hopefully, you will be left with your Windows bootloader. 

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How to install Linux Kernel 3.10.4

Linux Kernel 3.10.4 is the fourth maintenance release for the kernel 3.10 series that brings more updates and bug fixes.

Fixes in Kernel 3.10.4:

  •     ALSA: hda – Fix EAPD GPIO control for Sigmatel codecs
  •     ext4: fix error handling in ext4_ext_truncate()
  •     ARM: footbridge: fix overlapping PCI mappings
  •     SCSI: megaraid_sas: fix memory leak if SGL has zero length entries
  •     RAPIDIO: IDT_GEN2: Fix build error
  •     MIPS: Oceton: Fix build error
  •     vlan: fix a race in egress prio management
  •     ipv6: fix route selection if kernel is not compiled with CONFIG_IPV6_ROUTER_PREF
  •     ipip: fix a regression in ioctl

For full changelog, click here. In this article, we will help you upgrade to Kernel 3.10.4 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint systsems.

Linux Kernel 3.10.4 Installation

Open the terminal and enter these commands:

cd /tmp

wget -O kernel-3.10.4

chmod +x kernel-3.10.4

sudo sh kernel-3.10.4

sudo reboot

To uninstall kerenl 3.10.4, run this:

        sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.10.4*



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How to Install Native Ubuntu “tfUbuntu” on EeePad Transformer!

The EeePad Transformer is probably the best Android device out there period for running native Ubuntu, especially if you have the keyboard dock.  For those of you Ubuntu lovers, you will be happy to learn that you can indeed run native Ubuntu on your EeePad Transformer.

How to Install Native Ubuntu on EeePad Transformer! (Windows)

First, you will need to download these files, which will have all the files you need to install native Ubuntu on your EeePad Transformer:

Download EeePad Transformer Ubuntu Files

Second, you will need a microSD card for your Transformer bigger than 2GB.

Third, unzip and copy the whole “Ubuntu” folder into the root directory of your microSD card on the Transformer.

Fourth, put your Transformer into APX mode by turning your tablet off, then powering it on WHILE HOLDING DOWN the Volume Up button for about 3 seconds.

Fifth, make sure you have APX drivers installed, if not, watch my video to install it, the drivers are located inusbpcdriver directory in tfubuntu folder.

Sixth, copy over the whole tfubuntu folder into the root directory of your computer.

Seventh, open up a command prompt and type:

cd \tfubuntu

Then type:


to flash Ubuntu boot image.

Hold down the Power button to reset your Transformer, you should now boot into Ubuntu.

To revert back to Android, get back into APX mode and type:


In the near future, we should have an easier method to dual-boot but for now, this can be used to switch back and forth between Ubuntu and Android.

To connect to wifi on Ubuntu, you will have to have some linux knowledge.

My home network uses WPA2 Personal for WiFi encryption so here’s how I connected to my WiFi:

Open a shell in Ubuntu and type:

wpa_passphrase your_essid your_ascii_key

Where your_essid is your router’s SSID and your_ascii_key is your WPA2 password.

This will produce something like this:

psk=fe727aa8b64ac9b3f54c72432da14faed933ea511ecab1 5bbc6c52e7522f709a

Take a note of the bolded line as we need it for later.

Create a file /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa.conf and enter the following in the file:


  #Try uncommenting line below if this doesn't work.


Replace “YourSSID” with your router’s SSID.

Replace psk=”YourPSK” with the value you got earlier.

For other WiFi encryption methods, I highly suggest you to see this page here.

Next, enter the following in shell:

sudo wpa_supplicant -i eth0 -D wext -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

Then enter:

sudo dhclient eth0

That should get you connected via WPA2 Personal.


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Como Escribir Acentos en Linux Ubuntu

Pasos a seguir para escribir correctamente el español en Linux Ubuntu:

  1. Abrir la ventana de System Setting 
  2. En personal escoger Keyboard Layout
  3. Presionar el botón con la insignia de  + que se encuentra en la parte inferior lado izquierdo
  4. A continuación se abre una ventana y buscamos la opción que diga, English (US, international with dead keys) luego presionar botón de  Add
  5. Para escogerlo como teclado principal utilizamos el botón que se encuentra al lado del + y escogemos ^
  6. Para poder escribir con acento presionamos Alt derecho y la letra que deseamos acentuar,  ejemplo (Alt + i = í)