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Unable to deleting damaged files on external drive as root

I have an encrypted, external hard drive that I use for backups. The backups are hardlinks to simulate incremental backups (using rsync). I am using Debian stable. Apparently some of the files are ...
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linux logrotate how to set rules for all log files in an directory(including files in sub-directory)

For example, I want to set rules for all files under /home/example_user/public/ and all logs are actually located in different sub-directories like this: /home/example_user/public/siteA/access.log, ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 - Send an email when computer starts

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 desktop at home that runs 24/7. Recently, I've noticed that the machine occasionally restarts on its own (approx once per month). I would like to set this server up so that I ...
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Windows 8 not showing up in GRUB menu

My computer is pretty new and has a UEFI setup. I have secure boot off, fast boot off, and am booting in Legacy mode. I got Fedora 17 to install and now it is set up and working correctly, however I ...
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Debian/Gnome stop auto-open of mounted volumes

Since upgrading from Debian stable to Debian testing, every time I issue a mount command from the terminal, the file manager opens a window to the mounted path, interfering with my scripts (volume is ...
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linux rsync iphone photos on connection

I'd like to be able to automatically run a script that rsync's my iphone's photo directory to a computer directory in linux whenever I connect via usb. The rsync should be straightforward, assuming I ...
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Cant write to directory when not logged in as root

I am switching a site over to amazon ec2 and the pages that allow a user to upload a file to a directory arent working. When Im logged in as root via ssh I can 'touch' a new file to there but not when ...
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Change AeroFS folder location

I'm using AeroFS on a Linux/Windows dual-boot computer, and I need to find a way to change the location of the AeroFS folder so that it can be accessible from Windows as well as Ubuntu. Is there any ...
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Mounting local external hard drive on a remote machine

I have an external hard drive, which stores extremely large files. This is LOCAL and is connected to my laptop/desktop. I run many different programs on a REMOTE Linux server. I need to use some of ...
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Connect to samba server remotely

I have a Samba server say at "abstergo.m12.in" I'm fairly new to Samba as I usually use SFTP for file transfers but I wanted something more Windows Native. I used the samba config from ...
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Linux pptpd only accepting one client connection?

In chap-secrets file I have defined two username/password combinations. I login using first username and it works (it is connected from Windows 7). However as soon as I login from another device ...
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Double authenitcation needed with mounting a Nas In Linux Mint

I use the command and am prompted twice: sudo mount //192.168.0.12/volume_1 /mnt/stableNas/ [sudo] password for {myUserName}: Password: I use the same password This works great, but I am ...
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Execute permissions set but still getting 'No such file or directory'

I'm trying to run a binary file from bash but I get the above error when I try ./launcher from the directory it's located. Execute permissions and owner are all in order so what's the issue?
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Setting up Fedora alongside Windows 8 with special considerations

I've recently found myself much more comfortable using the console and other tools on my Mac than their counterparts with Windows. Specifically, these tools include LaTeX/xindy, emacs and its load ...
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New directory with size assigned

I need to create a new directory under /opt/HP, lets say /opt/HP/bits, can i assign some size to this directory,if yes can u tell how can i assign 8GB to this directory (G is GB in linux right)? ...
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Error using httpd on CentOS

I am using CentOS. When I try to start httpd I receive the following error: > sudo httpd httpd: apr_sockaddr_info_get() failed for ccrhwp01948 httpd: Could not reliably determine the server's ...
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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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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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run a 802.1x authenticator on OpenWrt router

I have TP-Link TL-WR1043ND and I successfully Installed OpenWrt, FreeRadius2 and Wpad. Also Wireless client authentication is working fine. But my actual task is to restrict Wired Users to access 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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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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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 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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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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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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Create user for connecting via FTP in Ubuntu

I want to create a FTP user for a certain path on my webserver. I use Ubuntu + nginx; I found only this code on the internet but I want to set a password for this user and have him access just one ...
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Fonts Corrupted in Fedora

So I imported ubuntu-font-family folder using application Fontmatrix. It did so & integrated them well. However after that something bad happened. Plus I can't see any documents containing ...
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Where does mkinitcpio save its output?

When you run something like mkinitcpio -p linux, where is the resulting file saved?
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How to: Add custom video driver to bootable mint USB?

Is there a way to modify bootable Linux Mint 14 image on USB to add the display driver? I liked the Mint when I saw the interface first time, however, I am stuck with a video driver issue - while ...
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How to remove python installed from source in Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.4

I installed python 2.6.6, I already had python which is lower version 2.4 by default. Now I want to remove the python 2.6.6 ? There is no uninstall target and remove procedures from the internet. I ...
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“service mysqld start” is not working

I got this error message when I start mysql. ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (111) I just installed installed apache2 and mysql. ...
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Different files on shared partition?

I am dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04. My partition scheme looks like this: /dev/sda1 - Windows 8 (nfts) /dev/sda2 - Ubuntu / (ext4) /dev/sda3 - Ubuntu home (ext4) /dev/sda5 - swap /dev/sda6 - ...
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What is advantage/disadvantage of creating soft link to executable file in /bin?

I often use this way to make my executable appear in terminal. Is it good or bad? And why?
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How to install get-iplayer from source file?

I want to install the latest version of get-iplayer in Debian, and I've got its source file, a tarball file, from here. However, I don't know what to do with it. Usually when I come across a tarball, ...
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Where do I download linux with a specific kernel?

I would like to download and install a linux version 2.6.32.24-0.2-default on vmware. Where can I download it from?
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SSH To My Home Server From Another Location

I am at a location away from home and behind a firewall that does not allow any connections and any ports other than specific port to a specific ssh server. I am using Windows 7 and putty. Trying to ...
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Debian download package and dependencies for different architecture

I have a clean i386 install of Debian on my laptop which I need to install ndiswrapper to get the internet on it working. I have a amd64 Debian install on my other laptop with working internet. How ...
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How do I list all the new devices connected in Linux?

I am thinking of using `udevadm` but how do I use this to list all the devices newly connected. Please suggest Is this correct? `udevadm monitor --udev`
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How to autostart OpenVPN (client) on Ubuntu 12.04 CLI?

I have an *.ovpn file that works if I type in: sudo openvpn filename.ovpn. Now I would like to start up OpenVPN when I boot the computer. It's a headless version of Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit if that ...
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AHCI on Windows if BIOS does not have the option but all hardware does support it?

Is it somehow possible to use AHCI on Windows if the BIOS does not have the option to enable it? This is a known problem especially on mid-old Laptops that have chipsets and drives that perfectly ...
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how can i use iptables to allow a particular url?

I want to allow a particular site using iptables. Am running debian squeeze in my proxy server. I have tried giving the IP address of the website .Since, its changing dynamically for popular sites , I ...
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How to automount NTFS usb sticks on Xubuntu 12.10?

I'm running the Xubuntu 12.10 on a Lenovo T520 laptop. If I plug a FAT formatted usb stick, it's mounted automatically, but if I plug in a NTFS formatted one, I have to mount it manually. How to ...
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Does bash come with knoppix 7 and if not is it hard to install?

Does bash come with knoppix 7 and if not is it hard to install? I am just learning linux and it seems everyone is suggesting to use bash to learn the command line stuff, but I can't seem to find ...
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start super small linux over pxe and run some commands

I have a small script which runs a few commands on a client. until now i need to go with my usb drive to the pc, run my live image and then run the script. now i want to use pxe for this. so the plan ...
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Automation script to SCP from UNIX to Window Server

I'm new to server/Unix trying to transfer file between AIX to Windows I'm trying to create SCP or SFTP script that will run on cron and transfer text file on /usr/apps/11.111.1.11.log file to window ...
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How to install Linux on VMware with Windows 7 Premium Host

I have an ASUS laptop with 6 GB RAM, Windows 7 64-Bit m/c. I followed this to install VMware, Linux: Installing VM (with Ubuntu + RVM + Ruby + Rails) on my Windows 7 system VMware (which has been ...
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How to force WinXP to ask for password before software installation/uninstall?

I really like some of the linux security measures it uses. So what i'd like to do is have WinXP Pro SP3 ask for my user password everytime i try to install/remove software. I know I can't make ...
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rtl8111/8168b doesn't work after upgrade linux kernel

my computer has a ethernet controller: realtek semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06) my computer is installed archlinux. Before I upgrade kernel, it ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu Properly with graphics card

I have AMD radeon 7470M 1gb garphics card, i installed ubuntu in the nomodeset, after my first boot, i jst opened it from boot screen by pressing 'e' and replaced “quiet splash” with "nomodeset", it ...