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Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by Blackmirror, Mar 30, 2008.

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  1. Blackmirror

    Blackmirror Thread Starter

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    See here
    http://www.arsgeek.com/?p=3340

    trying to fix a dual boot machine

    errors are no software sources only properties

    couldnt find package ms-sys

    sudo:ms-sys : command not found


    any ideas please;)
     
  2. TheREALNapster

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    check command prompts
     
  3. Blackmirror

    Blackmirror Thread Starter

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    What does that mean please??:p:D
     
  4. arochester

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    1) I searched for ms-sys through Synaptic in my normal installed version and it could not be found.

    2) I booted from a LiveCD and searched for ms-sys through Synaptic and it WAS found.

    3) Did you follow the ArsGeek instructions about "Boot into your Ubuntu LiveCD on the offending machine. Once Ubuntu starts up, go to System -> Administration -> Software Sources and enable (by checking it off) the Universal repository."?

    4) If you search for ms-sys through Synaptic is it found???
     
  5. Blackmirror

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    Yes but there was no option


    no software sources only properties

    Im helping a friend ... so bare with me as we are both struggling
     
  6. arochester

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    Open Synaptic Package Manager. Go to Settings>Repositories

    What does it show?
     
  7. lotuseclat79

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    Hi,

    When you bring up the Ubuntu Live CD, as the regular Ubuntu user, first bring up a Terminal window Applications>Accessories>Terminal, then when you see the prompt, i.e. [email protected]:~$, issue the following command after the $ sudo apt-get update
    If you see error or warning messages at the end of the execution, then re-run the command by typing after the $ !!<Enter> where <Enter> means hit the Enter aka Return key.

    Once that is done, then from the menu selection at the top of your screen select:
    System>Administration>Synaptic Package Manager. Then use the Search to find: ms-sys.

    When it brings up an entry for ms-sys, then select it from the display, and then click on Apply in order to download and automatically install it. After installation, in order to see the files involved in the package, you can cd to /var/lib/dpkg/info and issue the command: ls -lt | head
    which will give you a short list of the most recently installed packages. Look for the file, ms-sys.list, and you can issue the command cat or more ms-sys.list to see its contents.

    Note: The display of ms-sys after being selected is:
    Write a Microsoft compatible boot record
    The program does the same as Microsoft's "fdisk /mbr" to a hard disk or
    "sys d:" to a floppy or FAT32 partition, except that it does not copy
    any system files (only the boot record is written).

    Homepage: http://ms-sys.sourceforge.net/

    Hope this helps,

    -- Tom
     
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