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How to Boot the Recovery Partition on a Acer Aspire when Alt – F10 Does Not Work

I had a Acer aspire one in the shop today and it had a variety of critical Windows issues. While doing some tests one of the things I did was rebuild the windows boot loader using the /FIXBOOT & /FIXMBR commands from a recovery disk. What I did not realize is it seems Acer has a custom boot loader which allows for the keys Alt & F10 to be pressed on boot in order to reinstall from the recovery partition so when I reinstalled the boot loader I overwrote the Acer one. This prevented the Alt – F10 combination from being used to access the recovery partition. Now, normally if you can boot into Windows there is a icon in the start menu to execute the recovery program but in my case Windows was so messed up due to a bad chkdsk I was not able to do that.

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Redmine: Provide Reporter Level User Access to All Issues Statuses

Modifying user level permissions in Redmine is fairly easy though it is done in two locations. The first location to modify user permissions is “Roles and Permissions” under the Administration section. The second location is Workflow which is also located under the Administration section. Below I describe a bit more about each section and what can be modified, added, and removed on a per “Role” level.

Modify Roles and Permissions: