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Accidentally erased SSD with “dd”, any chance of recovery?

I was trying to clone a SSD last night and made a very simple, stupid mistake. Instead of doing dd if=/dev/sdb of=/dev/sda, I did the reverse, dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb Essentially I read from a ...
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moving the directories using find command

I am trying to find particular directory in one path and move the directory in other path using find. Source directory looks like below, /Dir1/country1/month1/date1,date2,date3 /Dir1/country2/month1/...
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Ubuntu Nvidia Drivers 13.10 Installation

I've got a problem with installing Nvidia drivers for 13.10. (Graphics Card: Nvidia 675mx) At the moment I've been installing the drivers with... sudo apt-get install nvidia-current I then ...
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Compile Jnetpcap library for ARM platform?

I am trying to execute a java project on arm platform. my code use jnetpcap library. but when i execute the program it shows me an error "/usr/lib/jnetpcap.so: cannot open shared object: no such file ...
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Globally value not getting changed and also script not getting load

Basically I have to ask two questions through this explanation. I am using Red Hat Linux 6.0 ... using davinchi board. I have to change system clock resolution so I am changing HZ env var. For this I ...
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OTS (Open Text Summarizer)

I was trying to install OTS (Open Text Summarizer) on ubuntu 12.10. I downloaded the package ots-0.5.0 and ran ./configure and finally got this error: configure: error: Library requirements (...
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Undo chmod -R a+rwX command

How can I undo the following command: chmod -R a+rwX / I used it to modify some permissions, but it did not do as I had expected. I want to undo it, or at least reverse it.
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Guake transparency not working

I would like to recover transparency on Guake on my workstation (CentOs 6.4, linux 2.6.32-358.23.2.el6.x86_64) I use it for a long time on Suse or Ubuntu, I already know how to adjust transparency. ...
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ip namespace non-root shell

I am trying to run ssh command to another ip namespace. I can do it right now, but it runs as root. I want to run it as a normal user. I want to know if there is a way to enter a non-root shell in ...
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Replicate Log File Between *NIX Servers

I have an application running remotely on a vendor *NIX server. This application writes out log entries to a file. This logging process is very much a typical append-only approach, so the file only ...
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Multibootable USB with windows, linux and iso

I want to create a multibootable usb, that will contain some linux distros, some windows ones as well as some non-OS iso(such as Hiren's boot DVD, Parted Magic bootble CD etc). As far as multi-...
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Copy file names to another folder

I need to copy file names from one folder to another. File contents are never changed. No files are overwritten, moved or copied. It's only about file names. I have a folder A with files named: ...
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Install Java on Unbuntu server (Parallels Plesk)

I'm trying to install Java on my webserver (Unbuntu - Parallels Plesk). I logged in to the server with PuTTY and tried some commands like: sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jre or sudo apt-get ...
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Package 'libpango-1.0-0' has no installation candidate

I'm very new linux and recently In a very bold move I installed only ubuntu 13.04 on m laptop. no I have issue and I wanna install libpango-1.0-0 package with following command : sudo apt-get install ...
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HDD Sata vs usb

Ok I have a couple external HDD that I put into my home made media server. One is a 3tb seagate external HDD and for some reason when I have it connected by the USB adapter it has transfer rates of ...
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Accessing Webcam Streams Through Shell

I am writing an app (running on ARM Ubuntu) that needs to be able to do image processing on the video stream from a webcam. The easiest way that I can get the data is through the output stream on a ...
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Windows 7 getting 'Setup was unable to create new system partition' when trying to install on dual boot with Linux Mint 15

I know there are a LOT of threads with this error message in but my case is different. I sold my windows PC and want to dual Boot Windows 7 Ultimate and Linux Mint 15. I have Linux Mint 15 installed ...
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xwindows working but not unity desktop

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit w/ unity desktop What I'm experiencing: When I turn on my computer, the Ubuntu loading screen appears but disappears in wake of a shell which I can log into. Once ...
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Suppress 'Warning: no access to tty' in ssh

I have a short simple script, that compiles a .c file and runs it on a remote server running tcsh and then just gives back control to my machine (this is for school, I need my programs to work ...
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Connection to DSL failed after configuring Bridge in centOS

I run CentOS 6.4. After configuring bridge I am unable to connect to internet through PPPoE Bsnl Dsl. I set up the bridge as follows: DEVICE="br0" NM_CONTROLLED="no" ONBOOT=yes TYPE=Bridge BOOTPROTO=...
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Insufficient permission to access file

I receive an error while powering on a VM: Unable to open file "D:\Virtual Machines\Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6\Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.vmdk": Insufficient permission to access file. ...
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Shell Script to Lauch Process and Keep it from Terminating

I am looking for a Shell Script which I can execute which will Execute a Program that needs to run for infinite amount of time until I choose to kill it. I am already tried nohup, screen, disown (in ...
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Is there a ZPAQ implementaion that integrates with GUI compressors like File-Roller?

I've tried a number of ZPAQ implementations for Linux, but I don't like that they are all command-line programs, and thus require a lot of typing to get simple things done. My file browser supports ...
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How to display the user logged in time?

Is there a command in linux to display the amount of time a user has logged in? The 'who' command displays only the users connected.. how about the time a user is logged in?
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manual steps to install linux on external drive from ISO file AND without booting into it?

I would like to know what the manual steps are to replicate the operation of unetbootin linux utility. That is to say - how to manually install (and by word manually I really mean using the command-...
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Why changes to /etc/limits don't work on an embedded system

I am trying to provide support for core dump on my ARM based target. I have read about both /etc/limits and /etc/security/limits.conf. My target file system doesn't have the latter one on to it. So I ...
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Trying to get example from Awk and Sed book to work on Ubuntu 13.04

I have been developing Windows Software for years. I am trying to branch out and learn Linux. It will really help with my new job. I have picked up the book, "Awk and Sed" 2nd Edition. I am ...
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rEFInd didn't detect the proper Linux distro and therefore doesn't show the right icon, how do I change that?

I'm currently triple-booting Mac Windows and Ubuntu on my computer, and according to the rEFInd website, the software should be able to automatically detect Linux distros and show the correct icon... ...
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How does HP's “Scan to computer” feature work?

Many HP all-in-ones have a "Scan to computer" function where you can be standing at a network printer and scan all your gubbins straight to your computer without having to load up scanning ...
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Automating OpenOffice Installation

I am attempting to write a shell script which will download the latest version of OpenOffice using wget, and then use the command-line to install the application. I have seen that installing the ...
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Rename and reverse the numbering of a list of files

In Linux, preferably using bash, what would be the best way to achieve the goal below? Say I have a series of numbered files 001.png, 002.png, 003.png What is the best way to move/rename them to ...
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Please explain the ps -aef on rhel

What does pts/2 indicate in the output below? Why there is no such for other dd processes? $ ps -aef |grep dd root 6553672 15073352 3 02:32:19 - 0:01 dd of=/dev/lv01 bs=1024k padmin ...
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How to analyse timestamp in ext4 manually?

I am doing research on Ext4 and I believe I understand the fundamentals of Ext4. Ext4 stores timestamps. In my assignment, I have proposed to analyse the timestamp of Ext4 MANUALLY instead of typing ...
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program crashes when started via ssh

I have this problem with a tool, that I launch from a terminal on a specific computer - as far as I can tell it's a binary executable. If I remotely connect via ssh (using the -Y option) to this ...
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Automatically mount Truecrypt volume on login using account password

I am using an Linux Mint Debian Edition. I would like to have a Truecrypt volume (either a file in my home directory or a separate partition) be automatically mounted on login using my login password. ...
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Installation of httpd-2.0.65

I have installed the package httpd-2.0.65(which is not a RPM package),but after installation when I am running the command #rpm -qi httpd It is showing an output "httpd service is ...
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is it possible to mount hostname specific nfs share in /etc/fstab

I want to mount a hostname specific nfs Filesystem in /etc/fstab. 10.0.0.1:/testmy/<hostname> /nfs_for_host if there any Variable to do this ?
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Clone HDD so it can boot Windows

I want to migrate to an HDD with a greater volume than I have now, so I need to clone existing HDD to the new one, then I'm going to insert it and I need it to boot the current Windows 7 properly. ...
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How do I get back to Windows when Linux hard drive fails?

I have Windows on one hard drive and Ubuntu on another. Last time I was in Windows and I chose to shut down the computer. It got stuck on "Exiting Windows". I could tell because it took like forever ...
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gray dotted box outlining desktop icons on windows 7

I occasionally get this problem where for some reason small, dotted gray boxes appear around my desktop icons. It always goes away after I restart, but I'm just curious what it is. I don't know of ...
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some environment variables not load under certain circumstances

It is most weird. I have set the environment variable TEST in .bashrc, .bash_profile, .profile, /etc/profile and /etc/profile.d/ - everywhere a sane computer might look for it: TEST=successfull ...
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Can't compile anything, not sure why (puppy linux)

I'm stuck on linux for a while while I try to fix my normal computer functionality, and though I've reinstalled every dependency needed to compile, it seems as though I can't compile anything still. ...
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Dealing with conflicts on linux installs

I am trying to run a linux install. I have added a rpm repo. and i am running yum install normalize But i am getting the following error Transaction Check Error: file /usr/lib64/...
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Windows 7 in EFI Mode with Debian

Do you have to install Debian in EFI mode if Windows 7 is installed in EFI? I assume its more complicated to install Debian in EFI mode and I don't want to have to go through the process of installing ...
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Postgresql on linux ami

I'm a newbie to aws and postgresql I've launch an instance with quick wizard of linux ami 2013.03.01 It says that the instance include a repository access to postgresql - I thought that means that it'...
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Format large drive

My situation: /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2 /dev/sdb1 - ~4TB I need to format the drive /dev/sdb1 What do I need to format / clear the data from such a large drive? What command?
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SSH commands with bash

I have a list of servers in a .txt file. Assume that the authorized keys are all in place in the servers. #!/bin/bash while read server <&3; do #read server names into loop [[ $server =~ ^[[:...
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“Missing Operating System” GRUB

Okay ill keep it quick, I screwed up when formatting my harddrive so now I have this issue "missing operating system GRUB" when trying to boot And if I try to boot from a live CD or USB I just get "...
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Limiting Access to SVN folders for certain users

I have created the file svn.password and added a few users. Now I installed a Subversion repository and a Trac instance to my apache folder and set up the vhost.conf as follows: <Location /svn>...
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Extracting frames with ffmpeg and including subtitles

I am attempting to extract a single frame from a video, with subtitles, using ffmpeg. I built ffmpeg myself: sircmpwn@picard ~/sources/bakabt-staging/hennkeo/groups $ ffmpeg ffmpeg version N-54036-...