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Booting with a bunch of “read-only file system” messages

I have been tring to make my system dual-bootable. So I installed lilo and put it in my MBR. It loads and gives me this bunch of "Read-only file system" messages in the startup messages. Then I get a ...
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Linux EFI Live CD/USB

I was trying to boot from CD on a new HP Pavilion dv6 a few days ago with much frustration due to the Linux distributions I tried not working with EFI. Additionally, the EFI Bios is Insyde H20, which ...
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Linux FTP User Directory Access Restriction?

I'm setting up the SFTP with different users. I simply need to strict some users to be given stricted Folder Access. General users to access the whole Main FTP Directory normally: ...
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Unable to connect to samba shared folder via windows

im new to linux and Samba. Aim Create a called Shared_folder which can be accessed by ALL users (group name = users). Therefore, in order to map the drive in windows, the user is promoted to enter ...
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I lost a folder that I mv'ed from one partition to another (NTFS, windows) partition - Can I retrieve it using Windows?

I have used the mv command to move a folder from my Linux partition onto my Windows partition (mv /home/FOLDER /media/WINPARTITION/User/Me/Music/FOLDER). I have read a lot now and understand (I ...
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How can I start a process over SSH such that it will continue to run after I disconnect?

XBMC occasionally crashes on my media server. It's a pain to bring down the media server because I have to manually restart a number of services each time. I'd like to be ablle to start XBMC from an ...
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Does Google talk support video/audio calls on Linux (using Pidgin)?

I know that Pidgin has a video/audio plugin which I installed. But this doesn't seem to work with gtalk. I guess google doesn't support linux anymore? What is happening is that when I attempt a call, ...
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Tons of problems trying to make Windows 7 bootable again

I'm not particularly experienced with Linux and I'm having some troubles which I'm hoping somebody can help me with. I've been trying to fix a stupid mistake I made for the last few days and have ...
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format external hdd with udf not working on mac os x lion

I formatted my 1tb external drive with the following command: mkudffs --media-type=hd --blocksize=512 /dev/sdb It works on linux but when i plug it in a mac (os x lion 10.7) it tells me The ...
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Autostart for ubuntu server

Here is the first part of my question. Splitted it because of rule "One topic - one question". My third and main question is about configuring autostart for webserver and database. init.d scripts ...
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User management for linux server

Here is the first part of my question. Should I set up two user accounts; one for the database and another for the web server? Or is it better to have one root user for all purposes?
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'cp -a' source specification for hidden files

Copying hidden files with Linux, I realized I should use : cp -a /mnt/sda8/john/. /mnt/sdb2/john instead of : cp -a /mnt/sda8/john/ /mnt/sdb2/john What's the point in adding a . after the source ...
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How can I power cycle a USB device on Raspberry Pi?

My Netgear WiFi stick (using the ath9k_htc driver) on my Raspberry Pi periodically gets into a bad state that results in USB read errors in dmesg. This state cannot be corrected by a system reset, ...
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RHEL NIC missing

I have a RHEL server with 4 NICS. I bound eth2 and eth3 as bond0. However, I don't know how to unbind the two NICs, so I just deleted ifcfg-bond0. Then I entered service network restart, and after ...
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Viewing domain from within network

We have an internal web server running Debian 6 squeeze. Our Netgear UTM25 port forwards port 80 to the server and everything works ok from the outside world. However, we are unable to access our ...
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Increasing value of sched_latency_ns and sched_min_granularity_ns

Why do I get an error message when I try to increase the values of these two parameters: #cat /proc/sys/kernel/sched_latency_ns 1000000000 #echo 2000000000 > /proc/sys/kernel/sched_latency_ns ...
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Send <esc>a with picocom

I have connect a USB serial adapter to my Linux box. I'm trying to connect to the device with picocom and I have to send an escape sequence like <esc>-a (hex: 1B 61) How to do this, ...
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Getting “mount.nfs: access denied by server while mounting ” error while accessing NFS share from CentOS 5 besides it is working fine in CentOS6

"yum install nfs*" "yum install portmap" In /etc/exports folder placed below setting in the file /example (NAS drive) *(rw,sync,no_root_squash,no_all_squash,fsid=0) Restarted all ...
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Where should I install binaries that don't come as .deb?

I'm going to run EC2 instance for dev purposes on AWS. Most likely Ubuntu (once had it on my laptop). I am Java developer, so I need JDK, Tomcat, Maven, Git and MongoDB on the server. But software in ...
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What's the meaning of “Unsolicited ARP mode”?

As I know, arping requests another mac informaion on which another HOST of IP address is held. However, I can't understand [Unsolicited ARP mode] with -U option. # arping -i arping: invalid option ...
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IPv6 tunnel from behind an ISP-level NAT

Previously, at a different location, I set up a Hurricane Electric IPv6 tunnel, which worked fine, allowed me to access IPv6 only sites and test the native IPv6 connections on my remote servers. ...
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Fedora 17 laptop shuts off due to overheating

I've got a Toshiba Satellite A665-S6094 that I've just installed Fedora 17 onto. When I have a process that utilizes 100% of the cpu for more than 15 minutes or so, the computer force shuts down due ...
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wakeonlan and etherwake doesnt work

My goal is to wake up my pc. I have connected my raspberrypi directly through lan to my pc. I have installed etherwake and wakeonlan, and both commands failed.. Well actually it doesnt really failed, ...
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How can I find out the size of a swap partition?

What are the sizes of the following swap partitions? root@pc:~# swapon -s -v Filename Type Size Used Priority /dev/sda5 ...
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Binary for many platforms?

Is there any way to create a binary that will run on many executable file formats (for example, Mach-O and ELF)? Even if it's just a file that contains both and runs the right one, I'd like to make an ...
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instalation windows 8: I cant recover my Linux Partition

I had a problem last day when i was installing Windows 8 on my computer. In my harddisk, in this moment, I have 5 partitions: sda1: recovery data partition sda2: windows 8 (NTFS) sda3: use for ...
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Test PXE using VirtualBox

I have a Linux laptop running a PXE server. I run the PXE server on the wired port so I can connect computers to it directly. When the Ethernet port is connected I can use PXE to boot a VirtualBox ...
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Rocket raid 2320 drivers for Debian Wheezy

I want to use this board on my server when I upgrade it to Debian Wheezy (and I would like for it to continue to work on Debian Jessie when that is released). So far the "open source" drivers at High ...
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Where does Linux Mint keep the files for default desktop wallpapers?

Under Cinnamon Settings > Backgrounds, there are a lot of images I would like to move to my windows partition to use as wallpapers. Where exactly are these files located?
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Freaky Bash command line completion results

I un-tar-ed a file and it had a directory called "~something". Without thinking I typed "cd ~" and hit tab to have bash complete the name. Instead of getting the "~something" result I expected I got ...
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ndiswrapper, wlan0 gone

So I installed Linux Mint 14 on my computer today, set up a dualboot with Windows 7. Now the generic wireless driver for my Netgear wg111v2 dongle did not work properly (very bad reception, constant ...
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How to update/mount/create ISO image as read write

Is there a way to do the following in Linux: Mount the ISO image as read/write Create the ISO image as RW Update the ISO image. I am creating the image using the following command and the image ...
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dracut Warning: Unable to process initqueue

I'm on Mageia2 x86_64 with kernel 3.3.8-desktop-2.mga2. The kernel boot normally. My laptop is old so i need the old kernel for better compatibility and functionality. The problem is that the old ...
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Bash script errors

I am trying to get all my MP3 to have the BPM registered. I did find software for that via this Super User question. I installed bpmdj, vorbis-tools flac python-mutagen and copied the bash script ...
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Can a user belong to a hidden group in Linux?

Is it possible for a user to belong to a group in Linux but that the group name is not listed in the group file in /etc directory. If so, what are some examples?
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Add Solr script on startup

I am trying to run Solr on startup or automatically on a VPS with CentOS 6.0, and I have read the answers in Stack Overflow question How to start Solr automatically?. And I could not execute this to ...
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Bash profile shows “Unexpected End of File” error

I have a .bash_profile, and its giving me an error "Unexpected end of file" I have no clue whats wrong, here it is, # .bash_profile # Get the aliases and functions if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then . ...
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Creating a Linux utility : users/groups/permissions best practice

I am creating a utility which will run on Linux machines. For the purposes of this discussion, let's say its analogous to make. Here's the deal : sometimes, when you run the utility, it creates files ...
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Add, replace or delete something/everything between two strings with regexxer

I'm using regexxer to translate an application that use .php files. In accordance to the webpage it's based on usage and syntax of Perl regular expressions. It looks more to be applied to Perl code. ...
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Can small linux distros as SliTaz, DSL, and Tinycore be used as production servers [closed]

Can RAM-residing small linux distros as SliTaz, DSL, and Tinycore be used as production servers? I'm considering the said distros as alternative to CentOS to be my customers' application, web(nginx), ...
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Filesystem compatible with GNU/Linux and Mac

Which filesystem is compatible with GNU/Linux and Mac OS? I want to be able to read/write from both GNU/Linux and Mac OS. For example I want to copy a file to my external hard-drive from GNU/Linux and ...
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How to get download and upload bandwidth from Linux via shell?

I'd like to write a shell (bash) script that prints the system's download and/or upload capacities (in Kbps): # Get download bandwidth sh fetch-bandwidth.sh DOWNLOAD > 556 Kbps download bandwidth ...
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Virtual wireless interfaces in different modes on single radio

I'm looking for a USB wireless adapter that will support virtual interfaces running in different wireless modes at the same time. I've found USB wireless adapters that support multiple wireless modes ...
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How to tell trickled to restore bandwidth to 100%?

I've been reading up on trickled which can be used to throttle both upload and download bandwidth: # Throttle download and upload bandwidths to 100KB. trickled -d 100 -u 100 But none of the ...
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ABBYY .lsa dictionaries not loaded in Goldendict

I recently have found that only goldendict is modern QT application to integrate many dictionaries in a common platform, am using it under Fedora. After having installed it under Fedora I made it to ...
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How to “shut off” all networking on Linux from bash?

I'd like to write a bash/shell script that "turns off" the machine's ability to communicate over it's network card, effectively shutting down all networking. From the command line: # To turn all ...
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Ubunu Server Inherit directory permissions and ownership

Before I begin, I apologize if this may seem as if it is a duplicate question, but no responses that I have found have been able to solve my problem. I have a server setup running my company, with ...
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Setting up ssh config file with id_rsa through tunnel

I've been struggling to set up a valid configuration to open a connection with a second machine, passing through another one, and using an id_rsa (which requests me a password) to connect to the third ...
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how to telnet redirect ip and host using iptables

I try to telnet from PC 3 To PC 1 and it's redirect to PC 2 PC 1 : 192.168.0.1 PC 2 : 192.168.0.2 PC 3 : 192.168.0.3 i have command like this in PC 1: iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp -d ...
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Use find to search in hidden dirs

Need to collect all git configs, I use find / -type f -name '.gitconfig' But also I need find out all locals 'config' under hidden .git dirs