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New laptop - no install media - Backup Windows - Install linux

So I've got a new laptop, but no installation media. The hard drive has a hidden restore partition, a Windows 7 partition, and a small partition for vendor tools. My goal is to make a backup of the ...
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Google chrome 6 won't work on linux

I'm on Slackware 13.1, used slackbuild's sbopkg to update from Chrome 5 to Chrome 6.0.472.62. When I try to run Chrome, it starts but immediately dies. Here's the error message that comes up: ...
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print all sub directories (include directories that starts with “.”)

I need to print the full path of directories and all sub directories under some source directory for example how to print all directories/sub directories under /etc or /var .. (include directory ...
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Linux alternative to Windows Home Server Backup

I love the backup capabilities of Windows Home Server, but that's about the only feature of it that I use. Does anyone know of any Linux-based services that will allow me to backup client PCs in a ...
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execute ssh command without password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set up SSH so I don't have to type my password? i execute the following command :- ssh -l admin hostname command but each time i execute it, it ask me to ...
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Which directories are private to specific users by default on UNIX-based systems?

Which directories and files in UNIX-based file systems have default user permissions set? For example, a user's home directory can't be seen by other users on a system without his permission. What ...
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Where do screensavers come from in Ubuntu/Linux?

How can I add a screensaver to my system? I don't want to import an existing one, but to know the mechanics of how to CREATE one from scratch and install it as if it were one of the default ones.
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Determining if Linux partition is ext2 or ext3 without /etc/fstab info

How do I determine if a partition is ext2 or ext3 if I no longer have a copy of /etc/fstab ? Here is what I get out of dumpe2fs. I suspect that there is some info here that is relevant. I am guessing ...
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How can I move folders that contain a file with a specific extension to a destination folder?

Many years ago, I converted a portion of my files to an arbitrary format with a specific extension. i no longer desire to have them in this format and i would like begin the process of replacing them ...
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Search Terminal Output

Using a default terminal and bash, there is no functionality to search the standard output of commands. One can gain such functionality using other tools, like emacs shell or screen, but I am ...
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How to find out what touchpad I have under Linux?

I tried lspci, lsusb and lshw but none of those lists my touchpad device. Where to look now?
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CLI: batch file rename — with CONTENT ?? (e.g. specific text mentioned in file)

I would like to batch rename files (*.txt) by inserting a number of the format 'RXR1234567' (RXR+7digits) [if such number (and ideally only one) is found in the text] at the front of the filename, ...
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Sharing configuration (.*rc files) between a normal user account and root

On a Fedora Core box, I have a normal non-privileged user and I also have sole access to the root account. Because I am the only administrator of this box, I frequently su over to root for ...
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installing rhel/centos/fedora on a dell inspiron 17R laptop

Got a dell inspiron 17R laptop. Trying to figure out how to install RHEL/Centos 5.5/Fedora 13 on the box. When using the basic Centos 5.5 liveCD, continously got a repeating error of buffer I/O on ...
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A linux version of cygwin?

I'm looking for a linux program that is simple and text-based, like cygwin, thats actually linux. I feel to much is missed out by cygwin like nano syntax highlighting and general linux programs. Is ...
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disparity between `top`'s given CPU % and process CPU usage total

I've noticed that there are sometimes (large) differences between the reported total CPU usage and a summation of the per-process CPU utilization given by apps like top and wmtop. As an example: I ...
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Copy each mp3 to folder “$artist - $album” and rename to “$TrackNr - $Title”

I want to tidy a big, unsorted folder of .mp3's. I'm sure there is an option to read the mp3-Tags and copy the files to where they belong, in Linux, right?
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Mac OS X - video call with iPhone 4 users

Is there any application I can use on a Mac and people can use on their iPhones 4 to do video calls? If beyond Mac OS X apps you can also mention Ubuntu Linux and WIndows apps that can do that too, I ...
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Autologin, X Session, and Single Application (Oh My!)

We have a very timid server whose only purpose was to run Apache and Nagios for asset monitoring. We are moving it center stage to drive a monitor for a 24/7 display of one of the Nagios screens in ...
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How to install ati 4870 driver for linux (.run file)

I have installed Linux Mint Gnome 64bit version. I have downloaded ati-driver-installer-10-9-x86_64.run file. But i don't know how can i install this file to my system :(
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netcat is blocked, telnet gets connection

I'm trying to install an svn server on my linux machine (ubuntu 9.04). I copied a line to start svnserve to the inetd.conf file and restarted inetd. But I'm not able to connect with an svn client to ...
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How do I shutdown a Linux box without running init 0

I want to shutdown my computer as if power was cut off (don't ask me why). How do I do this under Linux?
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Is it possible to restore a backup on different filesystems?

I'm now using Ubuntu 10.04 with ext4 and for the second time in my life I experienced data loss (not for real: I got backups) and I'm assuming problems with the recent ext4 fs. I want to restore all ...
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Why are some of my cron jobs not sending deamon emails?

My crontab: PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin MAILTO=admins@boingoboingo.com HOME=/ LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib/ # .---------------- minute (0 - 59) # | .------------- hour (0 - 23) # | | ...
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Why does /tmp/emacs${UID}/server get stale after last emacsclient exits?

With GNU Emacs 23.2.1, that I installed from sources on 2 different GNU/Linux distributions (CentOS 4.x, and Ubuntu Hardy - both with KDE 3.x) I do: $ emacs --daemon ("emacs") Starting Emacs daemon. ...
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Tar xvzf question

Hi I use FC12 command : tar xvfz GeoIP.dat.gz I get the errors tar: This does not look like a tar archive tar: Skipping to next header tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors Whats the ...
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breadth-first option in the Linux `find' utility?

Is there any breadth-first/depth-first option in the Linux `find' utility?
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Assigning admin rights to apps in Linux

I am using linux mint and have installed Netbeans on it but whenever I run netbeans from accounts other than root it throws an error for not having permission to start glassfish server of netbeans. I ...
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Remapping keys system wide in linux, not just in X

I'm trying to do the typical remapping of capslock to control, but I also want to remap left control to be a second super key. I can do this fine with xmodmap, but as soon as I switch to a virtual ...
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Having problems installing grub on a dual-boot RAID config?

Ive created two RAID0 partitions on my drives, a 500GB and a 60GB. Im trying to install Ubuntu on the smaller partition (ive already put Win 7 on the larger one) and every time when i get right to the ...
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SSH Server Not Autostarting on Apple TV

I have an Apple TV onto which I installed Ubuntu Karmic. It works great save a small problem with SSH. The openssh-server package is installed and configured and can be started with sudo ...
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Checking how many files there are of a certain type in a directory and all sub-directories

I want to find how many .py files I have in my GarlicSim directory and all its sub-directories. How do I do that? Either Windows or Linux is fine.
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Check log messages for file system errors

Fedora 13 kernal 2.6.34.6-54.fc13.i686 HP Notebook dv6000 4 years old I have been having a problem starting my notebook. I get the BIOS screen. But before I get to the GRUB loader menu ...
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linux show size of folder contents in ls or some other command

I know these folders each have >80gb of files. Yet, they only show 4.0K in ls -lah? How can I have ls show size including the contents? [root@aapsan01 aapxen01]# ls -lah total 48K drwxrwxrwx 6 root ...
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Linux script to fill up my diskspace

I need a script to fill up my diskspace on my Linux box. It would be best if I can leave 200 MB free. I have Nagios installed, and it should email me when something like this happens, but how do I ...
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How to add java plugin to user-mode firefox on linux

I have installed firefox to a user directory (version 3.6.10) /cache/app/firefox. I have installed java jre1.6.0_21 to /cache/app/java/jre1.6.0_21 I have symlinked ...
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What does “mounting a root file system” exactly means?

In the boot process of Linux we have the initrd that is a root file system and is mounted before the real root file system become ready to mount. What is the procedure of mounting? What should happen ...
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Dual boot windows 7 and Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make grub keep its default boot under kernel updates Hi guys, i'm not sure if this is out of topic or not but i wasn't sure how to put in words in Google. I have just ...
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redirect port to another machine

My poblem: At work I have a proxy with some closed ports. I need to connect to an Oracle DB on some DB_IP at port 1521. DB_IP is a public IP. What I Have: At home, I have a Linux machine and a ...
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linux: location of folders shared between group

What's the best location for a folder intended to be used as a group storage location? In other words, I want a folder called "examplefolder" belonging to a group named "examplegroup" that can be ...
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Why would an executable say it doesn't exist when I try to run it?

I have a compiled program, a tagger to identify parts of text, which claims it does not exist. When I attempt to run it via the command line, I get this: user@place:/home/user/explicitRedactedPath$ ...
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Packet travelling in layers

I want to know how a network packet travels through different layers, i.e. from the physical layer to the presentation layer in Linux systems. Are there any detailed articles or books on this topic ...
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Is there a semantic (WYSIWYM) text editor application for Linux?

Is there a native Linux application that facilitates/enforces semantically marked-up text in a common format (HTML, Markdown, etc.) with instant feedback of how it looks with "pretty" formatting? I'm ...
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How can I ensure that /dev/sdd & /dev/sde always map to the same drives each time the Linux machine starts?

OS: Linux 2.6.18 (RedHat-based distro) I am transitioning from one iSCSI NAS to another iSCSI NAS. I have them both connected so that I can transfer data. However, each time I reboot the NAS that ...
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Linux rm non-interactive command

I want to delete a directory with its files and I want to do that as follows: rm -r dirToDelete\ Unfortunately, I always get asked for EACH single file if I want to delete this because it is write ...
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Ctrl+Alt+Del in Linux

Does Linux have a CTRL+ALT+DEL equivalent?
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Check folder sizes and report combined size for identical named folders in Linux

I have 2 folders that have subfolders (named after users). Most subfolder names exist in both folders, but not all. Now I want to create a list of space used by each user. I can use the following ...
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How to send notifications from a bash script [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to write to KDE's OSD or notification from console? Hi, i want to send a notification to the kde4 notification area (in desktop panel) from a small script. Is ...
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Empty bash command line

I am looking for a way to delete the currently entered command line without wasting seconds on the Backspace key. For example I scrolled the bash history and have a long command line that would ...
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On Linux, is root privilege required to send a wake-on-lan magic packet?

On Linux, is root privilege required to send a wake-on-lan magic packet? If it depends on how you send the magic packet, please let me know under what situation root is required.