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How to boot a Linux live USB on a Mac?

I have a USB stick with a Fedora 11 live environment on it. It's booting fine on 3 PCs where I've tried it. But I can't get it to boot on a Mac (Intel). When pressing the alt key (or command key, I ...
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How do you add more space to a Fedora (LVM) partition?

In a nutshell, i have a VM that ran out of space. I increased the size of the VM's harddrive to be 4 times bigger but the OS partition is still only using 1x the space. I need to change the LVM ...
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how to get beep working?

I have a laptop, I've installed the beep package. I turned every sound to full, and I do this: $ beep But I can't hear any beeping sound. What am I missing? I just need to run the beep when a ...
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How do you track which packages were installed on Fedora (Linux)?

(This question is very similar to 6338. It was suggested that it be split from it as Fedora and Ubuntu/Debian are different enough to warrant different answers.) As I use any Fedora setup I ...
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How to recover a partition accidently deleted with fdisk (Linux)?

I am using FC6 in VMware, I accidently deleted my partition by using fdisk, it told me that after the restart, the partition will be deleted. Now I lost all my important data in that drive. What are ...
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How to turn my Linux netbook into WiFi AP

I'm trying find out how to make a linux (Fuduntu) netbook with two network interfaces a wireless access point and act as router and share internet connection for a WiFi tablet. one interface is ...
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How do I keep my bash history across sessions?

I am working on a x86 target running fedora 9. Whenever I reboot it, my history returns to some state, and I do not have commands I did in the sessions before the reboot. What I have to change to ...
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How to mount an LVM volume?

I'm trying to mount an LVM2 volume in Linux, but all the instructions I see online say to mount the Volume Group, such as: mkdir -p /mnt/VolGroup00/LogVol00 but I don't know how to figure out the ...
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Permission Denied running python script from samba share

I'm trying to mount a samba share on a Ubuntu 12.04 desktop from a Fedora 17 desktop. I can create, edit and delete files with no problem but when I try to run python scripts on the share i get a ...
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Run Windows inside a virtual machine on Linux for gaming

Since making the full time move to using Linux (Fedora) from Windows, I've found the migration fairly easy and haven't had much disruption in how I do my work. However, there are some games I like to ...
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Add unallocated space to lvm

I shrunk my windows partition and now have 10 GB of unallocated space that I now want to use to grow my / partition which is an ext4 in an lvm. I'm running Fedora 12. I ran system-config-lvm but the ...
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how to dual boot fedora 18 and windows 8?

i just bought a new DELL Inspiron 15R laptop which comes with pre installed windows 8 64 bit. I got no cd or dvd for windows 8. i want to dual boot my laptop with fedora 18. Can anyone point me ...
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Write Fedora.iso to USB and boot it from a Macbook

I have an .iso image of the full Fedora 16 install (Downloaded from http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options#formats as "Fedora 16 DVD") and the question now is: How do I write it on a USB ...
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yum erase python = destruction

I'm sure this question will make many laugh, but certainly not me. I were trying to install some packages for python earlier today and also trying to change pydev compiler in AptanaStudio, and ...
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Just installed Fedora 18 and computer is not booting

After some initial trouble, I was able to install Fedora 18, but Had to Disable Secure Boot, disable Fast Boot, and Enable CSM. Side Note: I was reading that by Enableing CSM I was not going to be ...
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Windows 7 Boot Loader - Remove 30 second waiting time

I've installed Fedora 17 and Windows 7 on two different hard disks as a dual-boot system. The default boot loader is GRUB 2 maintained and configured in Fedora 17. When I startup and choose "Windows ...
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Fedora 19 not booting

I have installed Fedora on a the same disk as a Windows 8. When the installation process was complete, I restarted the system and tried booting into Fedora,I get this error: Windows failed to start. ...
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Unable to resolve dynamic IP for home web server

I have configured my home web server with Fedora. Now if I enter localhost or 192.168.0.1 in my address bar I can see the Apache test page. But if I enter my current dynamic ip on address bar then I ...
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How install older OpenJDK 1.6 in Fedora 17?

I want to install OpenJDK 1.6 in Fedora 17 however I only see OpenJDK 1.7 as an install option when I run yum search openjdk. How can I get OpenJDK 1.6 in Fedora 17?
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What (Fedora) Linux tool can I use to view my desktop on the same network from my laptop?

What I want is for my desktop to appear as a window from my laptop. Both are running on Fedora 12. Better if my desktop can appear as the other workspace.
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WLAN device on Dell Inspiron not detected by Fedora 11

I recently installed Fedora 11 on a Dell Inspiron 14. I think it uses a Dell 802.11b/g Wireless LAN. Windows Vista can detect it but Fedora 11 can't. How can I fix this?
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/usr/local or /opt?

How do you generally proceed for your package installations on Linux, for packages that are not part of your distrib's repos? On my side I am used to install in /opt. But since, I saw this doc on the ...
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What is the point of system-autodeath?

In a previous question I found a "system autodeath cron job" which would shut down my default network route daily. As I have never heard of such a thing before, I would like to know what it exactly ...
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How can I check which ports are busy and which ports are free on my Linux machine?

Is there any command line command or any other way to find and list out the busy and free port numbers on my Linux machine?
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Synergy Linux Keyboard '@' Problem

Im using Fedora 10 with Synergy from Windows 7 When ever i use my keyboard through synergy and type @ i get the Omega Sign Any ideas, or someone had similar problems?
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Logging lock-screen events

Problem See the exact date & time a user locks and unlocks his work station - running Fedora 18. Question Is there any way to log an event of a user entering and exiting "lock-screen" on fedora ...
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Tutorial for setting up a Linux machine with 3 monitors? [closed]

Can you provide a link to an up-to-date tutorial for setting up Linux with 3 monitors? Specifically, I want to set up 2 different nvidia video cards with 3 monitors. I can already do 2 monitors on 1 ...
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What is the simplest way to change the login background in Fedora (17)?

I want to change the login screen of my Fedora 17 box. I found some instructions on the web saying a lot about manually editing gconf settings: $ su - $ su - gdm -s /bin/bash $ `dbus-launch | sed ...
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Making a bootable windows 7 installation flashdrive from Fedora

My main rig had Windows go down and all I have is a blank flashdrive and a netbok with fedora running on it. I have the windows 7 iso ready to go. I tried unetbootin, but all I got was a blank boot ...
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Can't mount Linux usb disk. It just create /dev/sg device but no /dev/sd

I have a Corsair R60 ssd disk which is a disk with both sata and usb connectors. But the usb thing seems to be a bit non-standard, or maybe its just my fedora linux. When I insert the disk using a ...
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SSH from host machine Win7 to guest Fedora Machine in VirtualBox

I'm using VirtualBox on Windows 7 to run Fedora 7. I seem to have my SSH on, as /sbin/service sshd status tells me. When I do an /sbin/ifconfig, I get this: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr ...
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How do I efficiently move a large, empty disk image to another system

I'm currently trying to move a fairly empty, fresh qcow2 image from one system to another that's far away. I've basically got a fresh install of ubuntu LTS (real size 6gb, apparent size 200gb). Most ...
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LUKS encryption with non-interactive login on RHEL6

I need to have LUKS encryption on this system but during lab development I don't want to have to enter the password at the console each reboot. I'd like a way to set a simple password that can be ...
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MySQL Workbench not present in MySQL Community RPM for Fedora 21

I have given up trying to find a proper workaround or solution to install MySQL Workbench + MariaDB so I decided to install the official stack provided by MySQL so I enabled their YUM repository using ...
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Keyboard shortcut for keyboard layout switch in fedora 16

I've just installed Fedora 16 x64 with Gnome 3.1 on my laptop and have some little but very annoying problem - I can't set keyboard shortcut for switching keyboard layouts(simply switching languages) ...
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Group permissions for apache

I've run into a problem with Joomla. . . it cant create new folders through the Admin UI. It's a standard permissions error. I've been told to chmod all of the folders in the site to 777. Is ...
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Fedora Autologin in runlvel 3 and Autostart application

I have a single kernel with 2 menu entries in grub like following: Boot(gfx) Boot(text) First entry boot the fedora in graphical mode running the gnome. Second entry boot the fedora in text mode. ...
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fedora /usr/share/dict/words file

is there a way I can install /usr/share/dict/words file for Fedora 11 , (it should be a list of dictionary English words?)?
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Known problems with dual boot of Windows 8 and Fedora 17

Presently, I am using Windows 7 and Fedora 17 on my laptop. Both OSes work fine. I am thinking of upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8, while keeping Fedora where it is. Keeping Fedora 17 on my system is ...
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Why auto mounting sshfs using autofs fails?

I'm desperetely trying to auto mount my distant folder using autofs & sshfs, but I can't make it work. (I'm under Fedora 16) This works : sshfs cx42net@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:/my/data ...
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Fedora 19-1, Aptio UEFI and non-CSM Boot

I'm trying to install Fedora 19 on a UEFI computer. The laptop is an ASUS Q500A with Aptio UEFI (firmware or BIOS) version 208, GOP 3.0.14.1015 (Aptio is American Megatrends). I downloaded the latest ...
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Where to put default setting from “/sys” folder in Fedora 18?

I have an SSD main disk and I want to use noop IO scheduler with it, like this: echo noop > /sys/block/sda/queue/scheduler But this setting gets lost after reboot. What is a right place to save ...
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How can I restore grub for Fedora 17?

I have mistakenly deleted all the grub entries while customizing grub using "Grub Customizer". Now whenever Im trying to boot into Fedora Linux a black screen is coming up only with "grub>" prompt. ...
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Confusing Fedora partitions on fresh install

Apparently, Fedora implements the most complex partition scheme imaginable... /proc on /proc type proc (rw,relatime) /sys on /sys type sysfs (rw,relatime,seclabel) udev on /dev type devtmpfs ...
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Is it safe to use the miredo-client?

This is how I can surf websites behind IPv6 networks under Fedora 14 before: ping6 ipv6.google.com connect: Network is unreachable solution: with root just: yum install -y miredo-client sed -i ...
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renaming network interface with systemd

I want to rename on Fedora 22 a network interface managed by systemd-networkd (version 219) from the system-assigned name enp2s0 into wan. For that I created the following file ...
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Windows 8 doesn't show up in my grub menu

I have two HD's, one with Fedora 20, and the other with Windows 8. I can choose at start up which drive to boot from, and choosing the one where I installed windows does make it start, but I would ...
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Fedora-20 not booting from Live USB stick

I tried to configure my USB with the image file for the latest Fedora-20 release using Image Writer. When I try to boot the installation from it in my PC the boot-loader is showing up but the load ...
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Install two linux distribution Dual boot

I have planned to install two linux(Fedora) distributions. For First Fedora installation, I have partition in this manner: LVM volume group VolGroup lv_root / ext4 lv_swap ...
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How do I restore windows 8 / hard drive after hard drive overwrite?

So I have been a bit of an idiot... I was installing fedora and I clicked through the partitioning without much attention assuming that fedora would be installed in dual boot. It seems to have ...