[ubuntu-arizona] Req. for help or advice -- BOOT problem (was: Re:[...]Newsletter, Issue #86)

Mike Schwartz schwartz at acm.org
Wed Mar 25 19:02:37 GMT 2009

I am sending a Cc of this message to the "PLUG-Discuss" mailing list --
since some of you might be readers of that, but not of "Ubuntu-us-az".

MatthewMPP (was quoted as having) said:

> "[...] more active in the community lately.
> Plug meetings, ASU install fest, and
> Wednesday I will be going to
> the West Side meeting.

What I do not know about Ubuntu would fill a book.
(or, maybe a HD).

My laptop (bought used at Red 7) came with Ubuntu.
(6.06 LTS).
Then, in mid 2008 I attended an AZ Loco install fest, and they helped me
install Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (and update firmware on a wifi card).

Now lately, I have had a problem booting -- I think it might be some issue
with grub (or is it lilo?)
When it comes up, it has a little picture of a padlock (like, if someone put
some password protection on the bootup, and it expects me to unlock it?)
I do not know what to do then.

Maybe someone (perhaps MatthewMPP?) can give me some help and/or advice at
the W. side meeting tonight (Wed. March 25, 2009);
...bring along some knowledge (and maybe a rescue CD?) that could help.

Mike Schwartz
Glendale  AZ
schwartz at acm.org

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 9:53 AM, Craig A. Eddy <tyche at cox.net> wrote:

> Welcome to the Ubuntu-Arizona Weekly Newsletter, Issue #86 for the week
> March 16, March 22.
>  * Arizona Loco Newsletter
>  * Eighty Sixth Edition
>  * Powered by Ubuntu
>  * Wednesday-March 25, 2009
>  * Arizona Loco Team Wiki:  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArizonaTeam
>  * Next meeting: Sunday March 29, 2009  9:00 PM
>  * Server: Freenode: IRC Channel #ubuntu-us-az
> == Newsletter ==
> === Summary of the March 22, 2009 meeting ===
> tyche called the meeting to order at 9:01 PM
> Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArizonaTeam/Meetings/09March22
> tyche began the meeting with an announcement:
> First of all, I have some bad news.  johnc4510 [...]
> Next, tyche asked for any new members who had not had a chance to
> introduce themselves.  MatthewMPP responded: "I have started to be more
> active in the community lately.  Plug meetings, ASU install fest, and
> Wednesday I will be going to the West Side meeting.  This is my AZloco
> meeting."  MatthewMPP was welcomed to the team.
> Next, tyche reported the announcements from the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter

> [...]
>  * PLUG West side this Wednesday, http://PLUG.phoenix.az.us/node/357 .
> The West side meeting will have a presentation on Free Software gaming.
> The presentation is based on a presentation from SCaLE that got good
> reviews from all I've talked to.  In fact, the presenter from SCaLE and
> calimer are probably plotting on Free Software gaming stuff.
> [...]

> tyche then said, "Thanks, xHans.  We appreciate the information."
> There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:33 PM
> and tyche thanked everyone for coming.
> == Credits ==
>  * Craig A Eddy
>  * John Crawford
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