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What is the best way to clone a Linux partition onto a smaller partition?

I've currently got an 80 GB RAID 0 (yes, I know, that's why I'm changing it...) ext3 Linux device that's about 80% free, and I want to change it to a 40 GB ext4 partition using one of ...
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Kubuntu 9.04 - Can't drag application from one screen to another in multi monitor setup

I have a new install of Kubuntu 9.04. I installed the ati drivers. fglrxinfo display: :0.0 screen: 0 OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc. OpenGL renderer string: ATI FirePro V3750 (FireGL) ...
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How do I get a network printer installed in ubuntu 9.04?

My girlfriend's work computer now has Linux on one of the partitions, and for the most part it's running fine--except that I can't seem to get the network printers configured right. There are two of ...
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where are my gnome user settings?

I had a gnome session die on me in the middle of setting some display options. Now, I get a blank screen when I log in with this particular user. I tried removing all the .gnome and .gconf ...
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Hanging on “Scanning for Harddisk partitions and creating /etc/fstab” when trying to install Damn Small Linux

Following a suggestion made before, I'm trying to use UNetbootin to install Damn Small Linux on a Windows computer. I'd like to reformat the entire HD and install Linux on it. I installed UNetbootin ...
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Overriding DNS in peer-peer fashion

I frequently have the problem that I am on a local network where DNS is done by routers I have no control over. I often want to send files or data between two of my devices on the same subnet, but ...
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Owncloud in subdirectoy on arch + nginx + uwsgi

After several system updates of my Arch linux server, the owncloud web interface it is hosting stopped working. Unfortunately I noticed it only recently and I can't really go back to working system ...
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Is the Linux install procedure the same on a VM as it is on a physical machine?

I'm a Windows user, but have been considering a switch to Linux. My aim is to make this transition as smooth as possible, so to that end, I've been thinking of creating a Virtual Machine and run a ...
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Installing firmware with samsung magician dc

I am trying to get Samsung magican DC to work on my linux (linux mint 17 xfce) computer. I downloaded samsung magician dc from here. Then I downloaded the firmware update files from this page (under ...
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Links SSL Error

What version of links does the user called "bytepool" have that he's able to find this workaround? Refer to link below. How to tell `links` to ignore expired SSL certificate and proceed? He writes ...
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Configure Locales on Debian

I have a problem to generate the Locales on my server (Debian 7.5 stable (Wheezy) (64bits)). When I run, as a root: dpkg-reconfigure locales And select en_US.UTF-8, I get the following logs: perl: ...
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OpenSSH server refuses to accept key authentication unless logged into server locally

My server is running Ubuntu-Server and ahs OpenSSH-Server installed on it. I set up the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file to accept and require rsa keys, it looks for keys in the 'AuthorizedKeys ...
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Why is “source <(cmd)” working but not “$(cmd)”

I want to have a script to call with params which adds some aliases to my current shell. The aliases have to be builded in respect to the calling parameters and the current directory from where I ...
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Why is a mounted NTFS partition not showing up in the Linux file manager?

The internal hard disk on my computer has three NTFS Windows partitions (Win 7 main, boot, and recovery), and several Ext4 Linux Partitions (Mint and swap). I'm temporarily doing most of my work on ...
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How to proceed after creating software RAID 1 array on Linux

So, I've created a RAID 1 array using two 500 GB hard drives. I used a Linux Mint Boot Disk, and then used mdadm to create the RAID 1 array using 2 hard drives, each which has a single primary ...
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Permissions in Chain of Program Execution

I have a Java program that writes some files to /tmp and invokes some python processes. I'm wondering if both the Java program and the python processes have the same permissions as the user that ...
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Configuring IPv6 on Debian - Global temporary address

My mac generates a daily temporary ipv6 for outbound connection usage, is there something similar that's available on Debian? Thank you! -Pablo
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ssh 2 different computers behind same router and modem?

well I have been following every rule out there on Forwarding. I currently have 2 computers, lets call it Computer DOG and Computer CAT. I can ssh into DOG from outside my network perfectly. I went ...
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Where to download missing libc.so.6

I recently accidentally deleted the file /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6. This file is needed by most programs, so my computer is basically broken and I can only access the hard drive through a live ...
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Backup a programming directory

I have a directory with many compiled C programs that I would like to back up. Right now they are named program.out but I would like to change this to just program. Would it still be possible to ...
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dkms does not find kernel source

For days now I am trying to get ZFS-on-Linux working on Debian 7 but the module doesn't want to compile: # dpkg-reconfigure zfs-dkms ------------------------------ Deleting module version: 0.6.3 ...
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For my own DNS server, “dig … @ip-address” works, but “dig … @domainname” does not

I've recently begun virtualizing servers - one of which is a DNS server running BIND 9 on Debian 7. My DHCP server correctly issues it as the primary DNS for the network, but I get the following ...
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bash: Use columns separate in an array

Is it possible to put columns separate in arrays, not as a line but as a column. I need to access the lines sequentially. I have one file, but in this example, the files are divided into columns and ...
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How can I recursively identify non-searchable PDFs and copy them to a folder?

Further to an earlier post which provided a script solution: From my question it may be possible to tell that I am a computer user and have no programming knowledge. I have hundreds of searchable ...
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Fastest way to copy 1TB safely over the wire [duplicate]

I want to transmit a 1TB file over the internet. I have control over both machines (sender unix, receiver linux). I can open FTP, OpenVPN, NFS, ... So far resuming for some reason is not stable on ...
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How to setup nfs share for users with write permissions

We used ubuntu linux on desktops with ldap authentication. Both on server and clients we have identical users and groups. I've setup nfs server with public share, which should be available for all ...
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Debian: updating package lists with apt-offline, --simulate not understood for apt-get update

I can't use apt-offline to update my package lists, which means that I will get many 404s when trying to install older versions of packages that it thinks it's downloading from the .sig file it ...
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Kali Linux Can't Find Any Computer On Network

I'm trying nmap and arp. When i'm execute "arp -a" only shows myhome.mynet ([my_ip]) at [MAC_ADDRESS] [ether] on wlan0 And when i'm trying to nmap [my_ip] it shows Starting Nmap 6.40 ( ...
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Does a VirtualBox/CentOs need two adapters to work properly ?

I have a Windows 7, 32bit, HP Laptop. I have CentOs 6.5 running on VirtualBox 4.3.10. Here is my eth0 config. Code: #vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 DEVICE=eth0 ...
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Modify and copy DVD [duplicate]

I have a existing DVD (happens to be Windows 7), and I would like to copy it to another DVD. Before doing so, I would like to slightly modify the content by deleting a single file. I can either use ...
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The network setting for /etc/network/interfaces for static IP of a supernet address

I want to change my Ubuntu to static IP. My current IP setting is: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0c:29:xx:xx:xx inet addr:192.168.16.59 Bcast:192.168.31.255 Mask:255.255.240.0 ...
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How to Install Kali Linux on Windows 8 With BCD instead of Grub

I have Windows 8.1 64-bit installed on my PC. I have been trying to install Kali Linux using its ISO and Universal USB Installer (1.9.5.2) using a USB drive since the CD drive won't work. The ...
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Mark bad blocks as unusable on NTFS using linux

one of my laptops are using windows and after a certain impact it doesn't boots up anymore, I figured the disk might've been damaged. So I've launced live Kali linux and scanned it with badblocks ...
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How to mount 20 year old IDE Drive in Linux

I asked a question similar to this one about an hour ago but my account got messed up somehow and it wont let me comment anymore :p Anyways, I have a 20 year old IDE Conner Hard Disk attached to a ...
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How can I get file names of opened by a process?

I want to list down all file names opened by init process. I know about /proc/PID/fd directory. But that gives file descriptors only. How can I get file names from list of file descriptors?
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How can I get the list of process ids on the system in linux command prompt?

I need to list down the process ids on linux command line. can I use ls command in proc directory? The problem is there when I use ls command in proc directory. It lists some process ids with file ...
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How to unrar the STDIN?

What I have tried: cat archive.rar | unrar x - cat archive.rar | unrar x /dev/stdin cat archive.rar | 7z x - cat archive.rar | 7z x -si cat archive.rar | 7z l -si The unrar doesn't recognise the - ...
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Mounting ntfs subdirectories of device

I have an external hard drive mounted in arch-linux using /etc/fstab: dev/sda1 /mnt/share ntfs-3g user,users,gid=users,fmask=113,dmask=002,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0 charles@arch ~ $ ls -l ...
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Echoing output to file while seeing it in console in the same time

So I echo output of my programs ran in terminal by command 2>&1 >> /path/toFile.txt It creates few limitations that I want to overcome: It "freezes" and gives no output in terminal - ...
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Windows 7 can't connect to samba share on Linux

I have three machines with Windows 7. Two of them can connect to my Linux server which is hosting a SMB share, while the third can't. I don't understand why this happens, because I connected once, ...
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How to make the system detect hard drives as a designated block? (e.g. /dev/sde)

If I attach a hard drive to the system, and I want the system to recognize this device as a /dev/sde device rather than the default /dev/sdb. How should I do that? Thanks.
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Make all changes by a user reversible on linux

Is it possible to safe all changes a user does in his home directory? The idea is to be able to recover a home directory if a file is deleted or overwritten. My problem is having an old family member ...
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Keyboard no longer works when entering BIOS

I am trying to boot from USB so I can install a couple different Linux distros. I can enter the BIOS, but as soon as I enter the BIOS the keyboard lights switch off (Num Lock and Caps Lock) and I ...
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Linux Virtual Machine for Windows 7 that will run Keryx?

I'm having a problem getting packages onto a Linux computer that doesn't have an internet connection. The accepted answer here suggests Keryx, which needs a Linux computer with internet to get ...
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Mounting a VBox shared folder as user [duplicate]

In my Windows host, I have an Arch linux VirtualBox guest. I setup a Windows folder as a shared folder in VBox. I then manage to mount the folder as type vboxsf in my guest (done in /etc/fstab), but ...
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airmon-ng shows empty results in Backtrack 5 R3

I installed VMWare Workstation 10 and Backtrack 5 R3 64-bit as a virtual machine on it. Currently, I am using Windows 8 64-bit. When I run airmon-ng in Backtrack, it shows empty results. I searched ...
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How to merge 2 mp4 files with 1 atom?

I'm merging two mp4 files for video streaming. the problem is, the merged file contains two atoms, 1 atom from each file and that is a problem when it comes to streaming. the client needs to wait ...
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Two partitions on USB drive

I want to have two partitions on my USB drive. First one mainly for all files, I decided to be FAT32 because it works on Linux and Windows. Second one for my Linux Mint backup and private files, ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 using ssh without entering my password

I know questions like this have been asked before, and I have read them all (that I found). The problem I have is that we have an embedded linux device that we can log into for debug purposes by ...
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Bootloader can't load Windows?

I am using Windows 7 and it's installed on Local Disk C. I also installed Linux on another Local Disk. Because of the lack of storage, I formatted the local disk of Linux and merged the space with C. ...