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LVM partitioned with 3 distros. Missing /sbin/init on some boot options

So I've installed Ubuntu with LVM and added Antegeros and Debian on seperate LVM partitions with them all sharing the same home. I can boot all of them if I select a particular Linux kernel version or ...
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Debian : RAID drive showing 62% disk already used even though lot remaining

Sometime back I had configured RAID0 on our Debian X64 server and so far, it is working fine, no issues. One day, I just checked df -h, and it shows me that 62% of disk-space is already used. The ...
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Native Debian X32 Virtual Machine?

I'm trying to setup a native Debian X32 virtual machine. Note that X32 is different than X86 and X64. For details, see Difference between x86, x32, and x64 architectures? on Stack Overflow. Some other ...
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Debian 8 hangs when plugging in USB HDD

When I try to connect my SATA HDD via USB to my laptop running Debian 8, the system hangs, responds extremely slowly and running ls /dev | grep sd* shows entries ranging from sdc1 to sdc99 that are ...
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Missing AESNI, RDRAND and RDSEED capabilities?

I've got a machine with a Core-i5 5200U. Its a 5th generation processor, so it has AESNI, RDRAND and RDSEED. Its the reason I bought the machine. The machine is running Ubuntu Server 14.04.03. Ubuntu ...
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Giving each domain unique IPV6 address for posfix SMTP

Today I faced a problem after setting up postfix as my mailserver and sending e-mail to a gmail email, which responded me with the following message: Our system has detected that this ...
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Wicd+wpa_supplicant how to: NOT use certificates (PEAP+MSCHAP)? Enable logging?

I'm using Debian 8 (Jessie) with LDXE, Wicd, and wpa_supplicant, to try to connect to my work's WiFi network. The network uses PEAP and MSCHAP, but it does not use certificates. When I leave the ...
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Is it possible to automatically compile a LaTeX document through terminal using TeXworks?

I want to create an alias to automatically compile the main .tex file of a big document in LaTeX under Debian Wheezy. That means I need a shell command to do so. Is this possible? I am currently ...
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10 second delay on ssh operations

After doing various things to my BeagleBone Black, I noticed it started giving me a ten second delay on every SSH operation, including SSHFS file transfers. But once it was connected (after that ...
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Corrupted sudoers file preventing me from using sudo

I attempted to add another user to the sudoers list on my Raspberry Pi running Debian (Raspbian Jessie kernel ver 4.1). While doing so I entered the entry in wrong and I keep getting these errors ...
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LibreOffice Writer in Windows missed images from Linux

I'm using LibreOffice Writer in Linux to edit a document with images. But when I move file created under Linux to Windows not show images inside the document. My LibreOffice version: LibreOffice ...
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What easy to manage file system to choose on Linux for homeserver?

I have a homeserver running on a HP Proliant Microserver Gen7 with 10GB of ECC Memory running Debian 8 (jessie). Right now i have one small system disk (backed up using rsnapshot) and 2x 3TB storage ...
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Can't enable nVidia proprietary driver with bumblebee on debian 8

I am running the Debian 8.0 64bit (Jessie, the stable release) on my HP laptop. I am having hard time in installing the proprietary nVidia driver of my graphic card 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller ...
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How can I use the built in NFC reader in my Sony VAIO laptop?

I know that there's a n NFC reader in my laptop (Sony VAIO SVF1531C5E). I'm trying to figure out how can I access it and use it. Any ideas? lspci output: richusx@Prometheus:~/Downloads$ lspci ...
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Multiarch on Debian 64?

Sorry for the "simple" question... It's safe to install multiarch on debian64? Can this impact on performance of the system? Now I'm using virtualbox to run some program, skype in particular for ...
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Remote SSH on embedded linux via wifi on local subnet

I'm trying to remote SSH into my Beagle Bone Black and Raspberry Pi while at my house (eventually want to from outside but I think I need to re-flash my router with custom firmware for it to support ...
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Can I boot Debian live USB from PCI Express controller?

Since my motherboard(Gigabyte EP43-DS3L) doesn't have USB 3.0 ports, I decided to buy a USB 3.0 controller connected via PCI-E(i-tec PCI Express card 4×USB 3.0). I installed it along with drivers ...
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Kali 2.0: Run 32bit program on 64bit OS

I am trying to run some of the challenges from the Modern Binary Exploitation from RPISEC, (http://security.cs.rpi.edu/courses/binexp-spring2015/) but every time I try to run them it says ...
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Fixing a broken Raid-Array (Hetzner-Root-Server from Germany)

I do not know why but my Hetzner Root Server loses once a quarter its RAID array and the situation is different every time. This time I need further help. Maybe they want that I change to ...
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Utilization of disks for virtualization

Which disk components/configuration would work best for my scenario? I have a 1U server that supports 4 drives. It has 2 ports for SATAII and 2 ports for SATAIII. It's an 8 core Atom with 2.4GHz and ...
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Dropbox on debian jessie keeps startting

I'm trying to install te dropbox version for my Debian server. Steps I've taken: 1) Added the keyserver: sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys ...
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How to allow a user to have read&write access to his files on a SAN from two servers?

I'm sorry if the following sounds like a naive question, but I know nothing about SAN. We have a SAN that is connected to two servers. Now, I would like to know if it is possible for a user to be ...
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Kali Linux - Debootstrap error Failed to determine codename for the release

Installing the new Kali Linux 2016 rolling release to the HDD via USB. I made a bootable USB using Universal USB. Booted off the USB and selected "Graphical Install", I had an issue at the beginning ...
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Ubuntu old upgrade 8.04 -> 12.04

(Moved from stackoverflow.com) I have a computer running the old Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. As well as 8.04, the next LTS version, 10.04 is also no longer supported. There is no published path of direct ...
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Troubleshooting Nginx returning random 503 on Wordpress site on Raspberry Pi

I've started self-hosting a small Wordpress website served by Nginx on a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B at home. Network wise, I had to put my Pi's IP on DMZ (I have a trashy router from my ISP). It's ...
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Debian Mysql and MariaDB installing

I'm researching over the internet about how to have 2 instances of databases like Mysql and Mariadb, actually there's one resource on MariaDB URL but it is for Centos. I need one step by step focus ...
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How to install Google Earth on Debian Stretch?

after downloading from google the deb file I try: dpkg -i google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb but it complains that lsb-core is missing. So I need that package, "which is a virtual package and ...
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pyload.org currently down - reason why pyload plugin not working?

I recently set up a virtual machine with openmediavault as my network storge. Everything is working like a charm to the point I installed pyload via Webinterface->Plugins. Calling the pyload WebUI ...
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VisiPics on Linux does not move files on Wine 1.6.2 for Debian Jessie

I am running VisiPics 1.31 using Debian Jessie 8.1.0 AMD64 netinst and Wine 1.6.2. VisiPics can read my picture folders just fine and displays properly the comparison results, but when I click ...
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MySQL and MariaDB instances on the same server

Is there any way to install correctly MariaDB and update MySQL 5.5 to any superior version,without altering my production database? I'm told MariaDB could be installed on the same server but I need ...
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Why does GNOME have to be removed for PHP 7 on Debian 8 (Jessie)?

Just upgraded my VirtualBox VM's OS from Debian 7 (Wheezy) to Debian 8 (Jessie) and want to PHP from 5.5.x to 7.0.2. The simpliest solution seems to do this via the Synaptic Package Manager. So I ...
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Nvidia GeForce Go 7300 + debian, kernel 4.3.0 (jessie-backports) + GDM3

Xorg seems to start ok, since I can play with the mouse pointer... But GDM3 doesn't show the login prompt like it should. I can't login! With kernel 3.16 from jessie Xorg wouldn't start unless I ...
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Install Mysql and MariaDB on Debian 8

I have a VM which have Debian 8 on 64bits with Mysql 5.5. I'd like to know if are there any way to install MariaDB as a second instance? Which are the steps to follow to avoid any mess on my server. ...
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How to use adjtimex

I have a Debian machine that at the time of configuration will have access to NTP servers. But once configured and in use, it will not have access to NTP servers. What are the steps to ensure that the ...
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Access to Debian Folder from Windows

I'd like to know if are there any way to have access to folder files from windows to Debian (7,8). What is the best way to give correct rights? Normally users have access by ssh but I'm considering ...
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How can logrotate execution result in “service: not found”?

I am trying to understand the output of my logrotate script execution: error: error running shared postrotate script for '/var/log/nginx/*.log ' logrotate_script: 2: logrotate_script: service: not ...
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Debian : Outgoing port-scans detected, what to do?

We recently received a notice from our Server-providers that they detected an outgoing port-scan from our Server. They checked for malware or compromised account, but didn't find any. All they have ...
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Debian 7 cannot connect to the Internet

I have installed Debian7 and I've applied the whole configurations about IP, DNS, Gateway and I have added on the browser the proxy exceptions but i can't even make a ping to google, on my LAN it ...
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Full Disk LUKS in Debian, Unable to boot after rename partition name in crypttab

Here is the lsblk info: sdf1 vfat efi sdf2 ext2 boot sdf3 crypto_LU --- sdf3_crypto LVM2 --- name--vg--root EXT4 / --- name--vg--swap swap ...
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pptpd use linux users

Is it possible to let pptpd use the users and passwords as configured in linux? Like, my username (on which I also log in to ssh) is "myUserName", and my password is "admin". Would there be any way to ...
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Android Ubiquiti Bridge network

I have the following setup: debian machine with configuration: iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.2.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 debian machine is connected to Ubiquiti Rocket 5M in AP mode ...
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How to properly install nouveau driver in debian jessie?

Debian, Jessie, GeForce Go 7300. I have a dual monitor setup to enhance the laptop small screen and my main screen (the exterior one, attached to the laptop via a vga cable - 1280x1024) uses only the ...
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Unable to get Debian guest full screen on VMware Player 12

I have installed a Debian 8 guest on VMware Player 12 but I cannot get the Debian screen to fill my whole monitor even in Full Screen mode. When I set it up, I set screen size to be the same as the ...
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How to force users to change password according to policy standard in Debian Linux

In Linux how do I force users to change password according to standard only (that defined in /etc/pam.f/passwd)? I read that pam_cracklib.so only tells user that password is not according to standard ...
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unencrypted, password-free VNC connection

I setup conferences twice a year where users come to learn a program that we have created. I have a powerful laptop (running Debian Jessie) and a router to create a local network and I'd like to give ...
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Can't mount USB on Debian Linux system

I have problems mounting a USB key. I can't see it under fdisk nor in gparted. running tail -f /var/log/{kernel,dmesg,syslog} provides Jan 15 12:56:27 tompa kernel: [47339.972834] usb 1-3: new ...
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Trying to use LVM, Software raid - Can't boot

I am currently on my 4th or 5th try to set this up, maybe you can help: I have an ESXI server, currently it only has a VM for PFsense, but I also want to put GitLab on it. Now, this is my first time ...
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Iceweasel (on Debian) ignoring userChrome.css

I have installed IceWeasel on Debian What i'am trying to do is to hide the status popup on the left bottom corner: I created userChrome.css under /etc/iceweasel/profile/chrome/ and under ...
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How can I install software packages to a Debian Linux OS?

I've tried many different things on this try. The biggest problem is I don't know what to use in the apt-get command as a name of the package. The internet has been absolutely no help at all in ...
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How to password protect a single folder on Ubuntu?

I need to password protect a single directory on Ubuntu. 1. The folder must be encrypted. 2. Be easily accessed on a regular basis. 3. If possible, the folder should be portable. How can I achieve ...