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Stumped by boot time corruption

I have a home build computer that has data corruption problems at boot time. I have exhausted all the troubleshooting steps that I know to try. Do you have any additional troubleshooting techniques ...
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Does anyone know how to encrypt an existing partition in linux while preserving its data

If I have a partition like /dev/hd1 that is unencrypted and want it to be encrypted, but want to keep everything currently in that partition, how can I do that?
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Distorted sound, Intermittent slow internet on Feodra & Ubuntu

I have a core i7 machine on which I have dual booted Ubuntu 10.10 and Fedora 14. I am facing a weird problem on both the Linux distributions. Currently, I am facing three major problems which are ...
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How to gain root acess over files/folders in Ubuntu

Right now, I am logged in with my account by default and I want to access some files/folders in my machine. I am unable to access (also no copy/paste) those because I am not logged in as root user. Is ...
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Linux program for timeline(s) with own time units

I'm searching for a timeline program. But not something "normal", but a program where I can define my own time units, for example a Year with 13 Months or even units which change depending on some ...
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bash: Is there a way to use tab completion through out CDPATH?

After reading this article, I set CDPATH=.:~. However, I do not have tab completion through the directories in my home directory. I was wondering if anyone was aware of ways to do this.
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Downgrading linux

Is there any way to downgrade 10.10 to 10.04 without reinstalling linux ?
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FAT32: Unable to use the whole partition size

I recently bought a 8GB USB flash disk. I created a fat32 filesystem (using mkfs.vfat) on the whole drive (/dev/sdb1). df -h shows approximately 8GB available, but when I try to extract an archive on ...
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Ubuntu Network Priority

Situation I'm temporarily without a fixed Internet connection on my desktop computer. I'm using my HTC Magic as a 3G dongle through usb0. I also want to be able to print on my Samsung printer ...
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Report Linux memory cache content

Is there a way to report the contents of the file cache held on RAM?
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Can I run a Windows .exe file on Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why won't windows exe's work on Linux? Can a Windows .exe file be run on Linux? If the same architecture is used will it be possible? Like if both programs run ...
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View files in ZIP archive on Linux

How can I view the files in a ZIP archive without decompressing it?
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Best way to bandwidth limiting for testing purpose on Linux

I need simple and accurate solution to limit bandwidth in wifi network for testing purpose. Since it will be for testing it will be used with only one device. I do not need control per device (MAC ...
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How to copy symlinks to target as normal folders

i have a folder with symlinks: marek@marek$ ls -al /usr/share/solr/ razem 36 drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 2010-11-30 08:25 . drwxr-xr-x 358 root root 12288 2010-11-26 12:25 .. drwxr-xr-x 3 root ...
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Need a tool to sync data between computer and external HDD in linux

I'm looking for a tool similar to synctoy in linux. For those who dont know what synctoy does is... its a simple syncing application that allows you to copy your data between multiple hard drives and ...
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What happens when Linux Can't Find a Driver for a USB device?

In this case, according to the article: http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/6396 there are several 'handlers' for specific USB devices (ie: keyboard, mice). If a USB device has no such driver that is ...
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Linux Device Files

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Joystick & USB Devices (General)

I have an HID compliant USB device that purports that it will be detected as a joystick in Linux. Whenever I connect it to my computer, there is no /dev/js0 /dev/js1 or any js at all under ...
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How does one tell u-boot to tell the Linux kernel which runlevel to boot to?

I would like to order u-boot to enter a specific runlevel lower than the one the system boots to. How does one accomplish this? Thank you.
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Best Linux Distribution [closed]

hi I am right now on Windows 7 alongwith a newly bought Dell Laptop .I want to install Linux too . I have been using Ubuntu 10.10 before . now I want to try a different flavour in Linux which has a ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 10.10 on Windows

I keep getting an error when trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 on Windows 7. I insert the cd and then restart the computer. Everything looks like its loading great, but it gets stuck on the loading ...
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Linux Zip - Make an archive using absolute paths [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Build Zip archive, special cases So I'm using bash to create an archive. I have to supply a full path to the zip cli. Something like this : zip -r output.zip ...
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Linux Zip - How to create a folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Build Zip archive, special cases I'm using zip to archive different files. I need to create a directory in the zip file where to place some of them. Is that possible ? ...
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mount ftp host in linux file system

I tried curlftpfs and can copy files etc., but opening media files in totem or vlc fails with read errors. Any suggestions? I'd try to use gvfs-mount instead, but don't know how to pass an option ...
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linux cluster + want to unlock but from clusvcadm -l I get locked

I have linux cluster when I do clusvcadm -u I get Resource groups unlocked but in order to verify I do clusvcadm -S but I get: Resource groups locked why? in fact the linux is realy ...
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Macbook Pro running Linux - only 3.6 GB RAM available

I've happily installed Linux on my MacBook Pro with 4 GB of RAM, but I only get 3.6 GB available: robert@raptor ~$ free -m total used free shared buffers cached ...
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cfdisk filesystem type for storing videos on a harddrive

I have a spare harddrive that I want to store my videos on. They are in mp4 format. I'm using cfdisk to create a new clean partition on the drive. What filesystem type should i make it ...
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If I choose Ubuntu develop php app, which edition should I get, Ubuntu Server Edition or Ubuntu Desktop Edition?

If I choose Ubuntu develop php app, which edition should I get, Ubuntu Server Edition or Ubuntu Desktop Edition?
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Unauthorized mount hd ubuntu 10.04

Hey, I am trying to mount my hd on ubuntu by I receive this message "No possible mount location - Not Authorized". It happened after some upgrades on system, and the sound stoped too. here is my ...
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Keeping VirtualBox working across Linux kernel upgrade

I recently installed VirtualBox on my Linux host. I noticed while running the install script that some kernel modules were compiled/installed. I upgrade the kernel (building from source) quite ...
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How would I test a bunch of Audio CDs?

I have fifteen Audio CDs - an Audiobook - that I haven't used in ages. I would like to pass them on, but before doing that, I want to check whether they still work flawlessly. Is there a Windows or ...
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Do I need to have Windows installed to run Wine?

Do I need to have Windows installed on my machine for make Wine run? Or I don't need Windows installed, Wine has it owns libraries?
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OpenVMS packaged on a thumb drive?

I am looking for OpenVMS distribution on a thumb drive for a PC. I image it would be a Linux system that automagicly starts a VAX simulator then boots OpenVMS on that. Either it would run live off of ...
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How do I share my Linux folders with a Windows computer?

I have a computer running Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit with Gnome and another computer running Windows 7 64-bit. How can I share folders between these? I can use Samba to view my Windows shares, if I specify ...
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how to copy a ntfs filesystem drive on open-suse

i need to reformat a windows drive but i want to keep the old one, i have a 2Tb removable hard drive to copy the old one to but i can't open the old drive or do anything with it on my copy of open ...
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Which version of Fedora, RHEL, correspond to which version of CentOS?

Which version of Fedora, RHEL, correspond to which version of CentOS?
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Query value of button with current focus (together with xdotool) from the command line

I am using xdotool to automate some GUI usage. That works pretty well, but sometimes I want to check what button currently has focus. So I need to query the value of that button. xdotool doesn't seem ...
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Problem in connecting Broadband ADSL modem in Centos 5.5?

How to connect the BSNL(India) Broadband Adsl modem in Centos 5.5? I have tried with wvdial,pppoe,adsl-setup etc, but nothing works for me. Is there any other software available for download?
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How to fix triple boot (Win7,Ubuntu,Fedora)

I install Win7 first then I install Ubuntu in a separate partition it run ok with grub last i install fedora in a separate partition it run with 2 choice win7 and fedora I use hiren boot cd to boot ...
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Search for a text pattern in linux

I'm a linux newbie. I need to search for a string "teststring" in all *.java files coming under /home/user1/ (including subfolders). How can I do it in linux via shell command.
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Perform bad blocks scan on root partition in Linux

My root partition is formatted as ext3 and I would like to perform a bad blocks scan on it. Normally e2fsck -c -c does this, but you can not run it on a mounted partition. I know it is possible to ...
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Best text documents organizer for linux? [closed]

I am looking for something to organize information I have in text files. My hdd is full of text files containing email logins, cpanel logins, urls, and things like that and it's getting harder to find ...
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How to make sure a .tar.gz file is valid and will uncompress correctly?

I have a few BIG .tar.gz files, and I want to make sure they will uncompress, but without actually doing it. If the file opens on "Archive Manager" on Ubuntu, and I can view it contents there, does ...
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How many hours would it take to go through the LFS tutorial?

I'm trying to determine how appropriate it would be for me to learn Linux by building LFS using this tutorial What is the time commitment involved in getting through this and if I'm already running ...
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Kernel build “nothing to be done”

I am trying to compile the kernel version 2.6.20-15 on my Linux 10.10 with 2.6.35-22 kernel. Additionally, this is my assignment. After I download kernel, extract it and create a new .config file for ...
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accessing folder

I tried to access my folder but warning say you are not root and and permission area doesnot clearly open that is I couldnot access its feature to change its permission and sudo is not accessible ...
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Command line Linux OS using the sandbox for learning the Linux command prompt [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Version of Linux with a command prompt? Which software of Linux to use for command line running? Since I am using MySQL to run from Linux and want to run Linux, which ...
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Linux: set up media server to stream video via the Internet?

How do I set up a media server in Linux which streams video over the internet? Is it easy to do this? I want a server that will actually encode video in real time to allow it to stream over sometimes ...
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Version of Linux with a command prompt?

What is the name of the software for Linux which has a command prompt (terminal)? I am trying to download Linux with command prompt so that I can run it on VMWare, using a sandbox.
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disk space utilized files

Linux command to find largely disk space utilized file. I need to list all files in the order of size