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Attach disk drive in Linux

Is there a Linux equivalent of the Mac's sudo hdiutil attach -imagekey -diskimage-class=CRawDiskImage -nomount I have an imagine I want to attach as a disk drive, but I don't want to mount it. The ...
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mysql start ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password no) in OpenSuse 12.1

running openSuse 12.1 . on a notebook... well i configured apache 2 and mysql - (after starting it on the runlevel. well - i did all i needed to do - but now i stuck.... after installing phpmyadmin ...
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Debian can't see one of my hard drives

Today I installed Linux Debian in dual boot with Windows 7. I have 3 hard drives, two for starage and one for the operating systems. The problem is with the two storage drives which are exactly same. ...
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put a user into a group that has write permissions in /srv/www/ on opensuse 12-1

I have to do some operations within my fresh installed open-suse-operating-system version 12.1 I need to put a user into a group that has write permissions in /srv/www/ why: my server resides ...
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How to give a user account root privileges in Fedora 14?

I want to give my user account root access rights permanently, how can I do that? I don't want to log in using the root account.
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Dual boot Windows XP and Linux-based OS

I have a PC with Windows XP SP3, a 250GB HD (C,D,E,F drives) and 1GB RAM. XP got corrupted while working on the internet (happened 3 times this week), so I am going for a dual boot. If I install ...
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Grub help, deleting partition without deleting grub

I have a triple boot windows 7, ubuntu 10.10, ubuntu 11.10 and i want to delete the partitiion containing 11.10 but that's where my grub is located I believe. Because it updated to grub 1.99 when I ...
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How to find candidates of file duplicates based on a similarity of their names?

I am not searching similar images or photos (imagedupe) nor audio files! I have a lot of media data here and I want to spot duplicates based on their file name. I know that there is fdupes, etc. but ...
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Script for Running Program from Command Line

I am new to Linux so please excuse my ignorance: On my current work machine if I type: $ matlab ...the machine is configured so that matlab is executed. I want to do the same thing for ImageJ ......
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What does a wireless card need to work as an Access Point

What specifications does a wireless network card need to have to be able to work in a router? I heard that it is not possible to use a normal wireless card to handle more than one connection, so what ...
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How can I install git on a CentOS system without an internet connection?

I need to install git on a CentOS 5.6 64-bit system, but I do not have an internet connection, so I can't simply download it through yum. Also, I do not have gcc installed, so I cannot build it from ...
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Accessing Windows harddrive wrecked with viruses, trojans, etc using Linux

I am in possession of a windows harddrive that was recently infected and as a new user to Linux, I wish to salvage as much data as possible from the harddrive. A few questions though. Can the ...
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Can I mount a volume that is targeted by iSCSI in Linux?

I have a GPT NTFS volume that I have targeted by iSCSI. I need it to be a drive on my Windows machine AND access the information simultaneously in Linux. Is this possible? I can do some kind of ...
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what is rpm fusion in layman and how it is related to installing vlc?

Recently i installed VLC Player on fedora. Since i am a new user for linux i installed it without knowing what am i doing. I just followed the instructions. First i installed a rpm file for ...
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Bootable usb for linux (RHEL)

I want to create bootable usb for rhel linux from iso image. please suggest me methods, i can use window or linux itself for creating bootable usb/pen-drive. Thanks
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Installing Linux on an Asus p8z68-m PRO Motherboard

Here is a challenge: how is this done? I've tried disabling the ASM1061 controller in the Onboard Devices section, using Wubi, booting from USB (as I don't have a DVD drive, yet), and even booting ...
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ubuntu 10.04 command “# type php” returns nothing

I have 2 LAMP servers with ubuntu 10.04... both with php5 successfully installed. on server1 i run the command # type php in terminal and the response is: "php is /usr/bin/php" however in server2 I ...
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Linux: tunelling an incoming connection

Setup: PC I (Ubuntu 11.10, have sudo), Mac T (OS X 10.7.2, have sudo), Smart device S (barely configurable). S can see to I on the local network, but can't see T. I and T can see each other. There ...
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Searching for a Linux distribution that runs Mathematica 8 flawlessly

I've been trying Mathematica 8.0.4.0 in Arch Linux x64 with poor results: very frequent crashes when using any WolframAlpha[] functions. The errors involve Java, libc.so.6, and D-Bus. I've tried ...
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How do I display the available disk space of a mount in specific format?

I would like to display the available disk space of a mount in xx% format, For example: sh-3.1$ df -h /opt/Application/Disk1/ Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg00-...
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Is there a (free) way to set up remote desktop sharing without configuring the router?

I want to be able to access a linux machine at home from anywhere. I understand just enough about routers that I normally need some static ip address. I have read about DynDNS, and honestly do not ...
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max folders I can store inside a folder in a linux server

Is there a logical limit as to how many folders I can store inside a single folder in a hosting server (linux)? I`m talking about tens of thousands of folders.
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How to install to /usr/bin directory?

New to using Linux and trying to install software called PrinceXML in the /usr/bin directory. I've logged in as the root user, used wget to download the package, ran tar and followed the steps to ...
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how to redirect output of command line execution to more than one file according to weight of output

Currently I'm using an awk line to filter a set of files according to certain criteria. How can I redirect the result output to more than one file if the result, for example if the file that would ...
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Java programs wont run in Ubuntu

I have downloaded the java jdk in the terminal window of Ubunutu. I am trying to trace the number of system calls a No-op java program runs for my computer science class. the program looks like so: ...
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Can't connect to wireless network in openSUSE

I had Windows XP. Recently I installed openSUSE Linux on my other drive. I had access to the internet through a wireless connection in Windows XP. For openSUSE I wanted to configure my wireless ...
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Find modified files from rsync backup script

I'm using rsync on my Ububtu Linux server to take a time machine like backup of the system. Every hour, a cronjob runs the following script (partial excerpt): rsync -a --link-dest=/backup/current --...
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Remove a folder inside a symlink

Having a symlink: ln -s /var/www /media/Disk2/dropbox/www How can I remove a folder from the symlink located at /media/Disk2/dropbox/www/test without afecting the main folder?
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Uploading file via ssh, how to block it until the transfer done?

I'll explain it: I got apache installed on my Linux Ubuntu and i need to upload some big files and I want to make it available to download only when the transfer done. it's possible to do it?
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Install & update package on Debian without internet

There is computer with Debian, but no internet connection at one place and computer with Windows 7/Arch Linux at other place (my home) with internet connection. Is there a way to update and install ...
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Switch harddrive to different computer

I have an older amd system with a harddrive that has a fedora install on it. I have a newer intel system with a windows 7 install. Would I be able to put the old drive into the new machine and make ...
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Is there a program to accelerate/slowdown time in other process?

Is there a program/library that allows to override time flow in other processes? Expecting it to override clock_gettime, gettimeofday, alarm and other functions that report time or use timeout using ...
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How can i turn off discrete VGA during boot?

I have mux-less Intel/ATI hybrid graphics. I can't install fglrx driver, because of it's compatibility with Xorg. So i want to have pernamently disabled discrete VGA. I type that command after every ...
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udev rules doesn't work with small number

I was writing a udev rule that makes use of the ID_PATH, just to make the device persistent against the port it's inserted in. So here is what I have KERNEL=="ttyUSB?",SUBSYSTEM=="tty",ENV{ID_BUS}=...
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Archlinux boot time

I have Archlinux installed in my netbook. I want to reduce the boot time to less than 10 seconds. Is this possible? Do you have any success in reducing the boot time to a larger extent? I am aware of ...
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How to install package from newer distribution?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 server and want to update a package to newer version (update rrdtool from 1.3.8 to current 1.4.5). What should I do? Download and build sources or get package from newer ...
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VirtualBox Under CentOS vboxdrv not loaded

I am a newcomer with linux. I have a little problem with linux. Whenever I try to open [start] virtual box, I get this error and do not know how to fix VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED (rc=-1908) The ...
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Unable to upgrade libc6 on Debian

I tried to update a system of mine, with which I had no problems whatsoever, and ran into problem while executing a aptitude full-upgrade. The update ran through normally till I got this error : ...
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Can't install gedit plugins on Linux Mint 12

I'm trying to install for instance this plugin in gedit on Linux Mint 12 (Gnome 3). The gedit version is 3.2.3. According to the Gnome gedit plugins page, the following must hold for third party ...
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Route internet address to specific network interface

I have two network interfaces. One wired (eth0) which is filtered by proxy. One is wireless (wlan0) which is free. I need to route specific URLs via the wireless interface to avoid the proxy.
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connect Internet via Terminal linux

I want to write a script-Ubuntu_OS- would connect to a wireless Internet so I need to know how to connect Internet via terminal in Linux. I tried many suggestions on the Internet but nothing at all
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Monitoring operations on HDD on Linux

I want to monitor operations on HDD in Linux. I tried iotop, but I want to know which file is being modified. Is there any tool to do that?
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/dev/sda1 or /dev/sdb1 i should write my iso? If i do wrong what will happen, can i reverse back?

I did a mistake and realized i would have choosen /dev/sdb1 instead of /dev/sda1. My own system i did something. But how can i reverse back? (i am sure if i reboot my system i wont be able to login ...
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Wildcard for /etc/hosts & Apache VirtualHosts

I have following structure of my web projects on my hard drive in /var/workspace/www/ firstdomain_com \- www \- anysubdomain seconddomain_com \- dev \- api \- www I need to run all these ...
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Linux Tiling window manager that works well within VMware (resolution, monitor changes)

I tried to use awesome within VMware, but I'd like to use the ability to change the resolution by resizing the window, and cycling through different multi-monitor modes. Gnome deals with this fine, ...
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What is the shortest most readable way to print the n'th line of a file?

Its about Unix and Linux. Yes, there are many solutions to that, e.g. see http://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashFAQ/011. Some of them are fast as hell (not reading the whole file) and some are slow but ...
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Downloading multiple files with wget and handling parameters

How can I download multiple files using wget? I also want to rename the files. Here are the commands I'm running one by one (copy/paste on terminal): wget -c --load-cookies cookies.txt http://www....
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Replace failing hard drive on Linux server

I'm working with a Linux server with a failing drive, and am interested in the best/easiest way to transfer the existing data onto a new drive, and reboot with the new hardware. The server is running ...
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vnote to txt converter [closed]

Is there any software to convert vnote(vnt) to txt in linux? I found vnote2text for windows but none for linux
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how do I add global Environment Variables in Gentoo?

I know they get read from /etc/env.d/ but I tried adding in my own file in there (00example) with a single env variable but they aren't picked up after either env-update. How does a user declare them ...