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Multiboot DVD with live-cds?

How can I create a multi bootable (with menu) cd/dvd that contains a number of live cds? Is there any "easy" way of doing this? Isolinux is the way to go I guess, but is there any tool available for ...
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When should I upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)? [closed]

I'm a web developer for a small non-IT firm. When 9.10 came out, I was using it with no adverse effects from about a month before release (iirc, first beta), initially as an upgrade but as a clean ...
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Windows XP setup doesn't recognise my netbook's harddrive

Before Christmas, I wiped all partitions off my Acer Aspire One D150 netbook and installed Jolicloud Linux to try out. It's great, but I'm missing too much of my Windows-only software so I'd like to ...
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automatically agree to license agreement when using “apt-get install sun-java6-jre”

i am creating a slient setup script on an ubuntu machine that also installs additional packages. one problem i am having is that the sun java package needs a manual confirmation of the license ...
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How can I copy multiple files over scp in one command?

I have to transport a lot of files from one PC to another (both Linux). I would like to use scp for that, but scp only allows for transferring one file at a time. How can I do this? I have No ...
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why is some of my swap space being used, when I still have unused RAM?

More of a curiosity than a problem; and, I admit, something of an embarassingly basic question: I've noticed that on many occasions, on my Linux machine I will have ~500MB of swap space in use, even ...
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damn small linux - Installing usb & what do these disks mean?

I am configuring my installation of Damn Small Linux and I have few questions. I need to access my pendrive. What drivers do I need? What is the purpose of the /opt, /dev and /mnt folders?
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What is the best way to allow a user to write to the /var/www directory?

On my laptop for testing, I simply chown each subdir of /var/www to my myuser:www-data. But, now that I am setting up a public facing server, I'm wondering if this is the proper way to do so? If not, ...
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GUI tool to extract iso file contents on Linux (KDE)

I have an ISO CD image file and want to extract it's contents to a folder. I know there are ways to mount the image and stuff, but it's complicated. I'm looking for a GUI tool to open up the contets ...
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At what point do I give on on my existing motherboard

I built a machine with Linux on it about 6 or 7 years ago. I just use it as a fileshare, mainly. I know that's ages in computer years, but it's been great until I upgraded from Fedora 11 to 12. Then ...
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How do I serve and distribute a Mac Keynote file from linux?

Mac keynotes are directories. When double clicked on OS X, the files are opened in the Mac Keynote application. I want to distribute those keynote files from a web site. How do I package it so that ...
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Creating a non-root portable install of MySQL server for Linux?

Is there a non-root, portable distribution of MySQL for Linux? I need to do some testing on a server that I do not have root access to.
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How to resume CUPS printer from command line?

I have printer in CUPS that due to driver problems (HP 1010) from time to time goes into pause. I would like to write a shell script that will execute once per hour to resume a printer in CUPS. But ...
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Ubuntu: Application history in gtkwm/gdm?

Is there some way I can track all applications that were opened by a user during a gnome session in ubuntu? Do gdm/gtkwm keep a history of all applications that were opened in some log file?
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How to go back or forward a word in bash environment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I move around the bash commandline efficiently? In the Windows prompt, one can go back or forward one word by pressing ctrl and <-/->. What's the ...
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Network login brings in user environment to any machine

In this article about Sun, the author talks about how using a Sun network meant that you could log onto any computer on a network and all of your personal tools and settings would be there. Is it ...
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How do I free virtual memory in Ubuntu?

Current statistics affirm that: 100Mb of RAM are used out of 312Mb and 31Mb of Virtual Mem are used too. Anyway I can stop the OS from using virtual memory instead of RAM? I know that this ...
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Convert itouch mp4 to ipod video mp4 with Linux

Anyone know how I can convert mp4 files meant for the iphone/itouch to a a video files that will work on a regular ipod that supports video with Linux. Command line would be better, multicore support ...
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macbook can't recognize linux partition at startup

I'm using an Intel-based macbook, I made a new partition with BootCamp, after that I inserted debian installation CD, deleted the FAT32 partition that was made by BootCamp, made 3 new partitions: / ...
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How to roll-your-own live CD for safe home browsing

I'm interested in booting-off-flash (i.e. like livecd) for more secure online banking at home. I like System Rescue CD, but AFAIK it doesn't have the wifi drivers. (These are convenient) Ubuntu ...
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Linux: schedule a service to run in a time period

i want a service to be start at 8:00 and be ended in 14:00 automatically i already do this manualy by: /etc/init.d/myservice.sh start /etc/init.d/myservice.sh stop i think it should be related ...
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How to add an application to run as a service in Linux?

How to add an application to start automatically on system startup in Linux? My distro: Mandriva 2009.1
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How to build mc for kubuntu without root access?

mc (Midnight Commander) in Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) has a problem accessing .zip and other archives as a virtual file system. It has to do with a changed format of the output from unzip. ...
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OpenSolaris and NTFS

Is there any way to mount NTFS partitions in OpenSolaris? This is the main issue preventing me from testing it out for more than a day. I need to be able to mount my external. I have vast experience ...
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Does anyone know why rsync would keep sending the files over and over again?

I'm trying to using rsync to backup some files, about half a TB. It's now it a state where it keeps sending the same files everytime it runs. for example: rsync -av /data/source/* ...
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Linux: Is there something similar to “top” for I/O?

My disk often is utilized, but top (and htop, a custom replacement) show nothing suspicious. Is there a way to sort processes by I/O (more specific: disk) utilization? EDIT Found out using iotop ...
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On Linux, can I get 3D acceleration with a Nvidia card w/o X?

I like Linux. I like OpenGL. I don't like X. On Linux, is there anyway to get 3D acceleration from my Nvidia card without X? Ideally, I'd have the kernel boot, get to a console, then somehow get ...
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Poor Man's Hybrid Storage under Linux

Hybrid Storage harddisks use a large non-volatile cache to save power and improve speed. I wanted to ask if there's a reasonably simple way to simulate that under Linux. Ideally there would be a ...
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using a second computer as a mere screen/monitor in X (VNC?)

My goal is to use three monitors with my Linux system. It is a laptop, so adding another video card is not the easiest solution. (I have investigated a number of such options: getting a docking ...
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Can I run SW on RHLE if it was built on Ubuntu

I built a qt application on Ubuntu karmic. I transferred the binary to a red hat Linux enteprise 5.3 system and when I click on the program it doesn't do anything. Are they compatible or am I ...
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ascii mode ftp between two linux boxes does undesired CRLF translation

Using the FTP command I transferred an xml file from a Red Hat Enterprise Linux box which happens to be in Europe to another RHEL box in the United States. I didn't specify a transfer mode so it ...
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Free solution to backup folders to external SFTP server with shadow copy

I have an account in university on Linux machine with 10TB of free space accessible via SFTP. I would like to backup my Windows 7 x64 laptop to university. Currently I am using rsync+cygwin, but ...
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Mailx doesn't send mail

I'm having issues sending mail on a Debian (Lenny) box using mailx. root@deity:/# mail root Subject: Hai Hi, root! . Cc: - root@deity:/# mail No mail for root Does anyone have an idea what ...
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improve man page search

There is one little thing annoying me in man pages. When I search for text using '/' command the line where the text is found is positioned at the top of the screen. I find it inconvenient because ...
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Free space not reclaimed after online resizing ext4 in Ubuntu 9.10

My root partition was filling up, with only 500 mbs left, I wanted to resize my root partition from 20 Gb to 40Gb So I resized my partition by using these steps: Using Gparted to resize another ...
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“Booting” a lxc machine hangs

When I try to "boot" a lxc (linux container) machine it hangs on hardware detection. Can this be solved without removing the hardware detection from the boot sequence?
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vendor and product id of a mounted/unmounted usb device

How to get vendor id and product id and mount point of a mounted/unmounted usb device in linux?
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Monaco font has no anti-aliasing effect when the size is smaller than 12

I want to set my editor's font as Monaco-11, but it has no anti-aliasing effect. And when I set it to Monaco-12, anti-aliasing effect works. How can I make it also work for Monaco-11? I'm using Ubuntu ...
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How do I salvage files from the lost+found folder?

Well, I screwed up my external hard drive and now everything is in the lost+found folder. I can barely look through it because there is several tens of thousands of files (buncha inode things) and a ...
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Linux Bash alias: Why does it says -xvzf not found

I have used mkalias suggested here http://superuser.com/questions/114546/how-to-store-a-unix-alias by typing mkalias untar "tar -xvzf" but it says -xvzf not found Why ?
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external hard drive is no longer recognized, gives buffer I/O errors

The external hard drive which contains all my photos and where I backed-up all my important documents is no longer recognized. It is a three month old 500GB Iomage Prestige Desktop Hard Drive. When ...
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why my function in bashrc is not recognized on command line?

I have added mkalias in my .bashrc file as I learnt here http://superuser.com/questions/114546/how-to-store-a-unix-alias function mkalias () { if [[ $1 && $2 ]] then ...
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Do I correctly understand permission to directories in Linux/Unix?

Do I correctly understand permission to directories in Linux/Unix? If your directory has only r (read) permission you are allowed to see the content of the directory (which files are located there) ...
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Linux flash player settings dialog unclickable

I'm using Slackware 13. When a flash app pops up the allow/deny dialog, I'm stuck because the buttons are unclickable. My adobe flash player version is 10,0,42,34. How can I fix this problem? Edit: ...
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Get block number / position of file on HDD (linux)

How can I retrieve the block number(s) of a certain file in a file system (the blocks the file is using on the harddisc)? I'm using the gentoo linux based SystemRescueCD, so I got plenty of tools ...
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is it possible to use a computers (would be) audio output as a stream?

I have two machines on a local area network (xp box and xubuntu box) and I want audio from both machines to be played from the same set of speakers. The problem is, the xubuntu machine doesn't have ...
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Linux: emulate mouse clicks with keyboard

How can I emulate a mouse click on a keyboard on linux, e.g. by defining that my right CTRL-key should behave as if I clicked the right mouse button?
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GRUB boot menu disapeared after NTFS partition deleted?

I have a dual boot system with Windows XP and Fedora12. Following is the partition structure of my harddisk. Disk /dev/sda: 80.1 GB, 80060424192 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9733 cylinders ...
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Alternative of procman in linux

I want a program which gives all information relating to a currently running process. In Windows, there is procman . What's the alternative in LINUX? Do I have to use tools like strace, etc. ...
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Tool to determine motherboard in Windows or Linux

In Windows or Linux, is there a tool to determine the brand/model of your motherboard? Something like CPU-Z or GPU-Z but instead listing the motherboard information. Even when you open the case and ...