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Use existing encrypted directory as home directory

In the past, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with /dev/sda4 mounted as /home. I encrypted my home directory. Today, I erased all the partitions except /dev/sda4 and I installed Xubuntu 14.04 on a new ...
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Replace system disk - centos 6.x

I have a Precision 380 running CentOS 6.5 where the (one and only) disk appears to be failing. I'd like to copy out everything to a new drive and have it take over as the system disk so I can ...
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Linux kernel with no MMU and no user mode

Would it be possible to make the Linux kernel or even any modern operating system work under such conditions? I've seen ports where Linux worked with no MMUs, but I haven't found any information or ...
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Is it possible to share printer in guest Windows to host Linux?

I'm using Linux in company, and cannot set up printer in Linux, so I installed VirtualBox in Linux, and in VirtualBox I installed Windows, I can print in this Windows. But it is very bother to print ...
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Monitor Mode doesn't work in Kali 2.0

For the last year or so I have been using this exact setup with Kali 1.0. Everything worked fine with Wireshark. Now, when I am connected to a Wi-Fi access point my card REFUSES to stay in monitor ...
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Force media to be mounted to /dev/sr1 instead of /dev/sr0

I would like to be able to have the first device that I mount to a linux host be /dev/sr1 instead of /dev/sr0. I am trying to script installing IBM’s SVC. There installer is hardcoded to expect the ...
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remove pdf stamp that has been added by pdftk

Question: Can you remove a stamp added with pdftk, using Linux command line tools? Motivation for the question: I have tens of thousands of scanned pages, in hundreds of pdf files. I would like to ...
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How can I use Pacemaker to setup a virtual IP for receiving syslog messages?

I need to setup a VIP / floating IP that network devices will send their syslog messages to. The idea behind the VIP is to have a highly available setup in an attempt to minimize the amount of logs ...
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Booting Windows and Linux across two physical drives

I'm trying to get Windows 7 and Kali Linux bootable on an old laptop, but there are a few considerations that are making it difficult: 1) Windows 7 is on an SSD, while I installed Kali on the ...
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difference between apache2 and apache2-bin?

Just wondering, I"m new to server setup. My digitalocean server is running Ubuntu 14.04, and I'm trying to install Apache. When I just type in "apache2" to PuTTy, it says: The program 'apache2' is ...
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Update Debian8 JRE 1.7 => 1.8

The OpenJDK website reports installation is a simple one line operation. Debian/Ubunutu is specifically referenced in the instructions. http://openjdk.java.net/install/ sudo apt-get install ...
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tcpdump not capturing any packets

I'm trying to monitor what's going on in my network, so I've tried tcpdump command. I'm just learning to use it, so I thought on playing around a little bit with it. My problem is that I cannot ...
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Is it possible to setup a NAT loopback on a router with a dynamic IP using iptables?

I've set-up a Raspberry Pi home server attached to my router. I have a dynamic IP. I can access the server within my network using the internal IP (192.168.0.8). I can also access the server outside ...
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SOLVED Debian cant access partition with user, only root can

I have a permission problem, my users cant access to partition. this partition is mounted with debian installer : # /data was on /dev/sdd2 during installation ...
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How to use touchpad gestures to scroll back and forth in history on non-Mac OSX devices in Google Chrome?

I prefer the way how Mac OS X allows users to use touchpad gestures to scroll back and forth in the tab history of Google Chrome. Is it possible to use similar touchpad gestures on non-Mac OS X ...
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Translate permissions with as sshfs remote mount?

I have two computers on a network, call these Q and X. I want to mount via sshfs X:/ to Q:/mnt/X. So to do this I use: user@Q $ sudo sshfs root:X/ /mnt/X This successfully mounts it and allows the ...
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Resumable Downloads corruption due to ISP redirection

I have a Bsnl bradband connection in India. Whenever I turn on router and open any link the first time, it gets redirected to mail.bsnl.in page. That could be a way of promoting their email service. ...
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Which version of Zorion OS? [on hold]

First, Thanks for your earlier responses. :) Now, I have finally decided to go for Zorion OS on my old PC but I am too amazed by the number of different OSes present underneath the Zorion title. ...
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Set header in CUPS response

I am trying to communicate with a cups server from javascript in the browser but I am running into cross origin policy. Anyone have any wisdom for setting headers in the cups response? I'm using ...
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Wipe ChromeOS drive and start net

Is there a way to fully wipe the harddrive for a ChromeOS laptop and do a full install of Linux? I've been playing around with the many different ways for installing linux to a ChromeBook to make it ...
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can I run a split ms access database on a linux server?

An ms access database has been split so that the back end of it is on a windows server, while the front end GUI is on each user's windows PC. Is it possible for the back end to run on a Linux server ...
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“read” works as expected in ZSH but behaves differently when using any other shell

I’ve written a short while-do cycle but I found it working strange with different shells. That's it: find "`pwd`" -type d | while read -r D; do ls ${D}; done When I start it using zsh, all goes ...
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How can I import my Ubuntu terminal's color scheme for a different computers?

I did a reinstall on my computer presently, and I want to restore my previous terminal settings. While exporting my settings, I ran the command gconftool-2 --dump '/apps/gnome-terminal' > ...
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Linux Mint draining power, VGA errors

I have a Dell laptop, with Core i7 processor, radeon r7 dedicated vga. In windows, everything is fine, battery can hold up to 7 hours (im amazed). In Linux (which i must use for specific jobs) the ...
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Bash script to create a folder structure

I'm trying to write a Bash script to automate a recurring task, namely the creation of a structure of folders, where some of them should be numbered (To be more specific, this is meant to archive some ...
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Can I delete one of these windows partitions?

I've been googling around trying to figure out if I can remove one or more of my partitions. But couldn't find a answer for my case. It's a pre-built laptop HP Probook 650, It came with Win 8, and now ...
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managing disk using fdisk utility

i m new to fedora, I want to create 8GB disk and then want to make three partitions with different sizes. -first partition with 8MB -Second partition with 192MB -Third partition with 7.8GB but it ...
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Create image from encrypted linux disk using windows

My system is a Linux / Windows x64 dual boot PC. It has two disks, one for Windows 7, one for Linux. The Linux disk has one unencrypted partition (boot) and one encrypted partition (home, root, ...). ...
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Is there anyway to unlock hibernated NTFS partition?

A broken driver messed things up, and Windows 8.1 won’t boot even into safe mode. Fixboot didn’t change a thing. When I try to restore using a saved recovery point, Windows tells me that partition is ...
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Map key + mouse click/movement to something on Linux

When I was using OS X, I was able to remap left click + ctrl to right click and cursor movement + shift to scroll in the direction the cursor would be travelling. Is this possible on Linux? Arch ...
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Best configuration for a dual boot system with multiple drives [on hold]

I'm putting together a new computer with 6 old mechanical HDD's and 1 solid state drive. I want to dual boot Windows and Linux. Is it safe to install the MBR and grub on the SSD? Or should I install ...
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How to force ping to actually send packets out of the NIC?

I'm working on an FPGA based packet capture and timestamping device. In order to test it, I want to try pinging through it. My computer has two dual-port 10G NICs installed and I have 3 ports ...
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GRUB and Windows on a Revodrive 3

I came across an interesting problem: My Windows 10 installation is on an OCZ Revodrive 3 (EOL). To detect the Revodrive during installation a driver is necessary. I recently started using Linux ...
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Update Path of JGrasp to use Different Compiler Settings

I have a Cloud 9 programming hosted workspace from which I run a vnc client. This client is an X11 interface which I can access through an updating html page, and I have the following problem (yes, ...
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Ubuntu hang up before login screen

On my Ubuntu 14.04 x64/Win 8 dual boot system (traditional via grub), Ubuntu won't run any more... The boot process seems correct, but when the login screen is about to display (Ubuntu logo shown with ...
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Install Windows (overwriting Linux)?

I need to install Windows. My netbook came with Windows 8 and then I put Linux Mint on it (overwriting Windows). I am now trying to reinstall Windows. I have put the Win8 iso on a USB with the default ...
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Sync NAS (OMV) with OneDrive or DropBox

I have installed a NAS to my network, to backup all my files there, with OpenMediaVault. My question is if there is any possible way to sync a shared folder from that server, to an online cloud ...
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Can't boot into archiso (Arhc Linux) in my HP netbook to perfom installation of it

I'm trying to install Arch Linux in na HP Pavilion 10". I deleted all partitions (including EFI partition, I guess) with cfdisk the only time i booted with Arch, but now I rebooted and i can't boot ...
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Which PCI slots belong to which CPUs

I am running a quad-socket Intel Xeon E7-v2 system. I need to check to which CPUs chosen PCI devices are connected. Is there a way to do this on linux using e.g., lcpci/dmidecode?
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Can't change any system settings via Chrome Remote Desktop on Xubuntu

I'm connecting to my remote server running Xubuntu. When I log in directly to the box, all is fine - the problem appears when I connect using Chrome Remote Desktop. If I try and do anything important ...
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Correct radeon driver on a notebook with two AMD GPUs

I'm using Gentoo on a notebook with two AMD GPUs: an integrated and a discrete card. Here's what lspci is returning: 00:01.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] ...
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How to quickly change DNS servers as needed (instead of manually changing) on Windows

My country (Turkey) is blocking almost all adult-content-containing websites. I can work around this by changing the DNS, but it's too much work :) Any alternatives? Or a way to quickly change (and ...
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Copy matches of recursive search to a new location

I want to search a directory recursively and copy all XML files to a new location. I can identify the files with: ls -R | grep .xml$ or with full paths with: find . -name \*.xml Results of ...
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Getting UEFI shell when trying to boot OS X in Virtual Box

I am using the latest test build of Virtual Box (normal versions don't work on El Capitan). When trying to boot a Virtual Machine with an El Capitan cdr file (created from the command line) I end up ...
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Keyboard layout in Terminal of Red Hat Linux changes automatically

I have an unique problem in Terminal of Red Hat Linux WS 6.6. After some of period of period (Don't know exactly when..) keyboard layout (and not language) changes from German to English ONLY in ...
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Find and replace in output of command based on file contents

I have a tail -f command reading a log containing IPs however I wish to replace these IPs with hostnames, I have the dhcpd.leases file available to the machine on which this is running. I have been ...
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Upstart: What is the first tracked PID w/o expect, but with script AND exec?

I have some Upstart configs used to start some foreground and blocking processes to run in the background as some kind of "daemons", especially those processes do not fork in any case. What I want is ...
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Input/Output error while installing Ubuntu 14.04

Hi there I was trying to restore my Dell Inspiron 3543 to factory state after accidentally loosing my data using Dell's factory image that I backed up when I first bought the laptop. I am facing ...
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Missing /grub/stage1 file

My situation goes like this. I have a SW-RAID1 setup on the server. Unforunately, it is only able to boot from device sda, without it. The server will not be able to boot up using device sdb. So after ...
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How to install Webcam driver for satellite P755D S5172 in Linux

Has any one configure the webcam under Fedora 22 or other linux version ? Please provide me with the steps Thanks