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Triple-Boot Windows 8.1 (main OS on drive), Windows 10 Preview VHD, and Linux (VHD) - NO CD/DVD/USB

TL;DR Possible to Multi-Boot a main Windows 8.1 installed on drive, Windows 10 Preview VHD, and Linux, preferably retaining the Windows 8.1 graphical Bootloader? I have Windows 8.1, installed Windows ...
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Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/dists/qiana/partner/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found

I installed Linux Mint 17 Qiana (Cinamon). When I run sudo apt-get update, I got output: Err http://archive.canonical.com qiana/partner amd64 Packages 404 Not Found [IP: ...
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make linux stop using swap

So I understand that swap mem is used when computer runs out of space on ram. Once there is available space in the memory how can I move contents of swap to ram so taht it doesn't slow me down?
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Can't connect to SSH with new user

I created a new user, test. I have done the following to the account: I've given test sudo permission I've added test to AllowUsers in nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config I've generated a new SSH key pair, ...
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Linux login looping back to logon screen

From Gnome GUI (on ubuntu 12.0.4 classic not unity) I am able to authenticate from the logon screen: but after starting to load the user workspace, some error occurs - probably in /etc/profile since I ...
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how to use the g ++ compile to automatically open the terminal? [on hold]

I have a problem. My application in c ++ always needs a terminal, in the sense that during compile g ++ who gets the file, and so I have to take advantage of the terminal with the use of ./main and ...
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Recommend a Hardware Setup - Two Machines and Single IO

I need to setup two machines, such that, I can connect all IOs (Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers). Is there any switch, to which I just click and it will swap between both systems, and automatically ...
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apache2 fails when run through service but not when run directly

I have apache running just fine on start up and manually using /etc/init.d/apache2 start and I'm ok with that, but one of the server managers is used to using the service command, and for some reason ...
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Postfix can send but not receive mail

I just finished following this tutorial to set up a postfix mail server on ubuntu 14.04: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-setup-postfix-on-ubuntu-14-04 When I ...
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Different login hosts for each login on cluster

I have just obtained an account on a new cluster. It is running RHEL 6. I logged simultaneously from a couple of different terminal windows via SSH. What I noticed was that each login resulted in a ...
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Fedora asks for root password each time i reboot (for maintenance)

When I was running a program on my Fedora machine, my system froze and I had to do a hard reboot. But once I rebooted, Fedora complained that the file system has errors and attempted to fix it. Now, ...
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What installs fonts on a unix-based system?

I want to understand in which operating systems (unix-based), I can assume that fonts will be installed automatically? I assume they are probably installed in conjunction with a desktop GUI such as ...
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How to create space for linux dual-boot when I already have six partitions and C: in the middle?

I bought a Lenovo G50-70 with Windows 8 and I want to dual-boot it with a linux distribution. It has six partitions. In order: 1000 MB recovery partition 260 MB EFI partition 1000 MB OEM ...
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Does the following mean my SSD is about to fail?

[iceguru@stuxnet ~]$ sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda smartctl 6.3 2014-07-26 r3976 [x86_64-linux-3.14.21-1-MANJARO] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-14, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, ...
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Shell script for going through files and deleting or compressing them

List, one at a time, all files larger than 100K in the /home/username directory tree. Give the user the option to delete or compress the file, then proceed to show the next one. Write to a logfile ...
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unable to use ssh-1 despite protocol being 2,1 in sshd_config file

When I do telnet localhost 22 I get SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_6.6p1 Ubuntu-2ubuntu1 back. Since my sshd_config file has Protocol 2,1 in it (vs Protocol 2) shouldn't I be getting SSH-1.99-OpenSSH-6.6p1 ...
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linux gaming mouse - seperate vertical and horizontal DPI adjustment [on hold]

One feature of gaming mice on windows was the ability to separate DPI settings for vertical and horizontal axis. This was configurable through software such as Logitech's and Razers. For example ...
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iptables on debian blocking git pull, http api requests etc

I am using IPTables on an API server to block all incoming traffic except for SSH, HTTP and HTTPS. I need to have full access on the loopback interface to run beanstalkd amongst other things, and need ...
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set not to use vpn for specific urls (ip range)

How to config my PPTP VPN connection to being used for all traffic, except specific IP range (or urls)? I'm a linux newbie with no network knowledge.
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Find real size of Windows/winsxs folder in Cygwin

I'm running Cygwin with the default installation. I'm a complete noobie to Linux & Cygwin. I just figured out how to find all hardlinked files in my c:\windows\winsxs folder. (Navigate to ...
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Is it possible to mount VHD image over smb with ftp backend?

Let's say I mount remote ftp server folder to a local folder using fuse. Then I setup samba and create a share pointing to local ftp folder. Can I place a VHD image on that share and then mount it in ...
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How to recognize the start and end of a zpool partition on byte/HDD block level or with broken GPT?

In case the GPT of a HDD has been deleted and possibly some partitons, but not the one that should be found with the answer to this question (because it is right in the middle of the HDD and writing ...
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Not sure gzip has decompressed the whole file

I am decompressing a list of files using gzip: At any time it skips from one file to the next, I read (I am using the verbose option): star_60out.txt.gz: 91.0% -- replaced with star_60out.txt or ...
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How to boot xen guest with efi?

I am using Xen 4.4. My dom0 is the latest Gentoo, with grub-EFI booting. I want to create a Windows hvm. Currently, the vm I created can boot from an ISO and install windows. But if I point the disk ...
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PHP site doesn't work on Linux Mint

I started using a Linux Mint and I'm having a little problem. I have a project, where the main folder contains PHP files, and inside this folder there are other folders with images, JS files and CSS ...
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How can I check whether my NTP daemon has PPS support?

I have already read about compiling NTP with timepps.h provided to get PPS support. Is there an easy way to check the already precompiled or rather installed version of an repository (Ubuntu 14.04.1, ...
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Change login screen after screen lock/suspend in mint 17

Is it possible, and i that case how, to change login screen after I have suspended my mint 17. The problem is that after I have locked/suspended I get just black screen. To get the login manager i ...
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Use cloud-init with VirtualBox?

Cloudinit is used by many cloud images e.g. on EC2 to obtain their initial configuration, like IP address, ssh keys and the like. Is there a way of using it with VirtualBox in a similar way? I'm ...
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USB Target mode multiplexer for video feeds

We have proprietary (not ours) windows software that processes video from one camera connected via USB. We would like to analyze feed from many (10+) cameras by rapidly switching video source. Usage ...
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Awk script to run a command based on condition using 'if'

I have a piece of code here that basically takes a file called 'srcip' (which is just a list of IP addresses) and compares it to my '~/db' file which is just a tab delimited IP HOSTNAME database of ...
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Unable to establish connection between host-server-host on the same network

Can anybody please tell me what stupid thing is it that I'm doing which makes it impossible for me to ping between hosts in a following HOST1-ROUTER-HOST2 config explained below: I've got one PC - ...
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is there a way i can either insert a character into a line or substitute and arbitrary character with itself plus some other carachter(s) in sed?

like say i have a string of numbers that constitute a phone number and are like so ########## and i want to format them like : ###-###-#### insert only puts in new lines, and i dont know how to ...
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How can I make printf print unicode characters saved in a variable?

I have this code to print a horizontal line using unicode character \u2501: #!/bin/tcsh set horz_line = "'" foreach x (`seq 1 1 80`) set horz_line = "${horz_line}\\u2501" end set horz_line = ...
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How can I find wget processes older than one day in unix?

Using this command I can find all the processes for wget: ps -aef | grep -i wget But I want a command or a script which can provide me the processes older than one day for wget and kill them.
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Alter output of every command

I'd like to know if there's any way of altering output of every command I execute in terminal. The purpose is to make the output formated for my markdown howto's. E.g. ls -la .*z #>-rw-r--r-- 1 ...
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Why would windows nfs server translate all hyphens in filenames to colons?

I realise this is quite a specific question but I am using an nfs filesystem that is served by a windows server. I am mounting it from centos 6.5 (linux). The nfs settings are ...
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CentOS 7 can't get IPv4 address from DHCP server

I have classroom full of computer running CentOS 7 and only one computer can't get IPv4 address from DHCP server during boot, because NIC is not yet up, when dhcp client tries to get IPv4 address from ...
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what to do next after manually installing a program in Linux

Because I don't have the administration permission on the Linux server, so I have to install all the software with configure, make, make install to a local directory so as to avoiding permission ...
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autocommand BufRead not working in vim when saving an empty buffer

I'm trying to use autocmd to get some filename-specific mappings. I followed some instructions online and write the following thing in my vimrc: autocmd BufRead,BufNewFile special.txt (some mappings ...
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Recommend local server for 50 user [on hold]

I am new to the server side. I am asked to setup a local server for 50/60 users max. The server will be running linux, mysql and a java application server (for a CRUD application, using spring, ...
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Broadcom 43142 Bluetooth not working

I am using a Lenovo B590 running Debian Jessie ❆ ~ け (ke) ➭ lsusb Bus 004 Device 004: ID 058f:6366 Alcor Micro Corp. Multi Flash Reader Bus 004 Device 003: ID 2516:0004 Bus 004 Device 002: ID ...
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My lab has 6k$ to spend on a new computer, need configuration advice [on hold]

New computer will be used for bioinformatis things. The requirements are: a lot of HDD space; a lot of RAM; usb 3.0 ports; one or more thunderbolt port; LAN connection; decent video card (ability ...
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logstash-forwarder failed to tls handshake cannot validate cert because it doesnt contain any IP SANS

I have a logstash / elastic search / kibana server on ubuntu 14.x 64bit. I have a few other servers with the same spec using logstash-forwarder, and everything is working as expected. However, when ...
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MEncoder & Youtube-upload Scripts retry if they fail

I have a script that encodes a video every day (cron job) and this video is uploaded to youtube just after its creation. Although sometimes these scripts fail. How can i make the script to retry ...
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Ubunthu: Mounting of external drive during startup stopped working after I unmounted in nautlius

I have mounted an external drive by specifying this in /etc/fstab # NTFS external drive /dev/sdb1 /media/seagate ntfs-3g uid=erik,gid=data_rw,umask=0022 0 0 This worked fine for several months ...
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Error on apt update: unable to connect to ftp.it.debian.org:http:

I have Debian Wheezy with kernel 3.2.0-3-amd64. Suddenly, from this morning (I'm italian), it's impossibile to correctly update the system via apt-get update. The system hangs on backport mirror deb ...
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Dual boot Win8.1 and Linux mint messed up

I have the following setup: sda: 1 partition for win programs (NTFS), 1 partition for data (NTFS), 1 partition for Linux Mint (ext4), 1 swap partition sdb: 64gb SSD with W8.1 ...
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linux cat into file including exiting code all from copy+paste

Can I print out a code to STDOUT that would mimic the behavior of Ctrl+c inside cat? E.g. I would like my script to print out the cat command followed by the content of the file like this: cat > ...
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How to create bootable USB in Linux without root access?

My laptop HD died (continuously getting grub-rescue screen with attempt to read or write outside hd0 error), now I dont have a bootable CD/USB and all PCs at my workplace have non-root access (so ...
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ssh connection sporadically hangs

Whenever I ssh to elsewhere, the connection is fine for 1-10 minutes, then hangs: no error messages, just stops accepting input. I can exit (CR-~-.) but that's it. I can't find anything suspicious ...