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How to copy from guest OS (Windows 7) running inside Oracle virtual machine 5.0 to host OS (CentOS Release 4.0 final) or from host OS to guest OS

Need help to resolve copy and paste bidirectional from guest OS (Windows 7) and host OS (CentOS Release 4.0 final) or from host OS to guest OS I applied tick mark to bidirectional Drag'n'Drop and ...
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Linux distro with just busybox and bash?

I just want a linux distro that boots fast, has a bash terminal (no gui) and busybox. Is there any such distro or is it hard to compile a kernel and just make one myself?
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Sierra Wireless AirCard 313U (AT&T Momentum 4G) on Ubuntu Linux

I'm trying to get a Sierra Wireless AirCard 313U (more specifically, the AT&T Momentum 4G) working under Ubuntu Linux. I've looked at a number of pages so far: How to connect internet using ...
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Open encrypted volumes created by LibreCrypt in linux

How can I open encrypted volumes created by LibreCrypt on linux? These Volume is created by LibreCrypt on Windows7 and is formatted with fat32. When I tried opening this volume in Linux through ...
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Virtualbox 5.0.20 - Linux Guest E_FAIL exception

I just upgraded my Virtualbox from 4x to 5.0.20 r106931 and my Linux guests won't start up in normal mode on Windows 7 64-bit host. It crashes with the following exception - Failed to open a session ...
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Cutting a slice of a clip with external subtitle

I need to cut a slice of a movie including it`s subtitle which is in a separated .srt file. I`m familiar with ffmpeg -ss but it won`t copy the subtitle. I would appreciate any kind of solution.
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Can I create a bootable Linux live USB flash drive using a Windows computer?

I have a rescued 2013 MacBook Air with a broken screen backlight due to a beverage spill and missing its internal SSD. I don't yet have any OS installed on it. I have access only to (32 bit) Windows ...
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Resize LVM on KVM CentOS 6 VM

I've got a base image that I'm booting my VM's from. The base image is only 1.5GB. Different VM's will have different requirements for disk space. I've setup the VM with the default setting: VolGroup ...
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How to change from gnome deskop to lxde desktop in fedora 23 in virtualbox

I have just installed lxde desktop in fedora. I have installed default gnome desktop. Now i can not change gnome to lxde. In Ubuntu in time user account logging there was option that we can choose our ...
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How to connect LAMP server with Wordpress to the internet?

I have attempted to set up a LAMP server running Wordpress on a Raspberry Pi 3 (using Ubuntu Mate 16.04). Wordpress runs fine on the intranet (internally on the network) but I cannot seem to ...
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Find missing among 1000 numbered files

I have folder that should contain 1000 files, named out_x.dat, where x is a number from 1 to 1000. When I do ls out_* | wc -l, I see that there are 996 files. I would like to know which four are ...
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Why is php cgi loaded in path when doing a 'sudo su <user>" vs just being logged in which uses php cli?

When logged in as root user, php loads the correct version which is php cli. But when i do a sudo su < user >, php is is loading the cgi version which is breaking some of my applications that ...
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Where is my firewall?

Using Linux Mint 17 and logged in as root... When I enter the command more /etc/sysconfig/iptables I get the error /etc/sysconfig/iptables: no such file or directory When I enter the command ...
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How to set up anonymous read-only samba shares

I'm confused with the way to setup samba shares on a LAN for different clients. Here's my smbd.conf file : [global] workgroup = TOMMY server string = NAS server dns proxy = no ...
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Migrating to a new Machine

I recently assembled a new workstation at my workplace. The current one is really old, (~3 years). On the software front, the current system is running Ubuntu 14 and has a lots of bits and pieces ...
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Linux Mint “PPA does not support trusty”

ta to the repostitories list in Linux Mint 17.3 but cannot seem to get it to add! I get the error: 'This PPA does not support trusty' Cannot add PPA: ''This PPA does not support trusty' I have ...
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How do i install Qubes OS onto a USB?

I cannot install qubes onto my harddrive as it has my main windows OS on it and is not easily switched out, and qubes FAQ warns not to do this anyways. I would like to install onto a USB drive instead ...
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What's the difference between iptables “state” and “ctstate”?

I saw this iptables snippet in a different Super User answer: iptables -A INPUT -m conntrack --ctstate RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -m state --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT ...
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How could I oversee remotely a Linux computer with my MacBook Pro using SSH?

I equipped Linux Mint on every computer that my coworkers have for all those times that I would like to jab them in the kisser, but I need to supervise their computers for when my boss yells and needs ...
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Why can I not view the /home folder as a regular user in Centos?

I'm on Centos 5 and I'm trying to view the /home folder with my regular user account. I have sudo rights I added my user to the same groups as my root user, but I still don't get permission to view ...
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How to improve font rendering in Jedit?

I have started using Jedit due to easy to set up custom language syntax and folding. It is looking good except the fact that the font rendering seems to be the worst among all the editors (at least on ...
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How to make Windows Boot Manager default bootloader

I had Windows 7 OS already on my computer, and then I installed Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, so now I have dual operating systems, but also now my default bootloader is this GRUB (purple crap) screen, is ...
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Convert CRLF's to line feeds on Linux

What's the best way to convert CRLF's to line feeds in files on Linux? I've seen sed commands, but is there anything simpler?
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GUI password prompt: `Incorrect password`

I installed Debian Jessie without a desktop environment and installed i3wm afterwards. If I start an application which requires administrative privileges inside i3wm other than by running the command ...
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unix:///var/run/supervisor.sock no such file

I'm running Supervisord on my Ubuntu 14.04 server and everything works fine. I deploy using a git push and upon deployment I also need to restart my application server (gunicorn) which I can ...
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netctl “no connection found”

I've just installed Arch Linux. I'm trying to connect to my local network but its not working. Here is my data: lspci -v ... 3:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. ...
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Single Application Linux

I'm trying to run a Linux application and all I want to run is this one application off of boot. I need networking and that's all (no display, peripherals, etc.). I want no other applications running ...
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Is there a way of forcing a hardlink on fat32?

Both cp -l and ln refuse to create hard links on Fat32 FS, even when used with -F option by root. This is a sensible behaviour, since having fat no reference count it is really likely to mess up ...
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Want to restore Windows 7 from Linux Ubuntu

I want to recover Windows 7 from Linux and I don't have the Windows 7 CD or any previous back up files. Please tell me if there is a way to recover Windows 7 from Linux because I do not want to boot ...
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VPN connection between client and server, client has a dynamic IP address

I am following along with this tutorial for setting up a VPN between my home server and my production server. My issue is that in my network, the client (home server) is behind a dynamic IP and the ...
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view files returned from shell commands

Very often I grep and find through directories (usually containing images) and I have to "visually" check the result before I can operate on the result (like deleting, moving, etc). E.g.: find ...
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linux-headers-3.14-kali1-amd64 — Download + manual install

I need the linux-headers package above to install my Wifi card drivers. As I own a MacAir I cannot connect to the web without wifi drivers. How do I install the linux header package manually? As I ...
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My nvidia-settings /etc/X11/xorg.conf seems to not be saving or running?

I've got a fresh install of Arch-Linux, I'm running Gnome/GDM/Nvidia proprietary driver from pacman -S nvidia I then went sudo nvidia-xconfig and sudo nvidia-settings changed my monitor to ...
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Show password characters when logging in to Linux

I am setting up a long-range wireless serial terminal (with a pair of XBees, if anyone is wondering) connected to my Linux box. It's going great, but sometimes a keystroke doesn't go through. This ...
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SED shadow master boot record and linux md raid 1

I'm contemplating this setup: Two SSDs with SED (self encrypting drive), in a software raid mirror, linux (or grub?) to unlock the two disks with one pwd from the Shadow Master Boot Record I ...
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Boot from CD on Inspiron 7500

I recently acquired an old Dell Inspiron 7500. It has Windows XP installed on it currently and is super slow. So I decided to install Linux on the machine, but I have failed over and over. I have ...
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How to monitor (ACPI?) events and keypresses in linux?

I'm using Arch Linux (Ubuntu or Gentoo are also available) I'd like to configure my Dell Latitude XT Tablet to my liking. I need to know/handle all events that are forwarded to OS. There are several ...
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How do I install Windows 7 (with Intel RST) and Linux to dual boot on a Dell XPS 15?

I have recieved a new $work laptop, a Dell XPS 15 with a 128GB mSATA drive and a a 1TB 5400 HDD. It came with Windows 8 installed, which is not supported by my employer and must be re-installed with ...
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Kernel panic trying to install Debian Linux on Dell computer

When I try to install Debian Linux (newest stable as of 6.2.2013, x64) on a Dell OptiPlex 740 I keep getting this error message right after I choose "Install" from the main menu (the hdd is empty): ...
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Is there an rsync alternative, that stores compressed and encrypted?

I'm looking for a suitable off-site backup / file synchronization solution. Both local client and remote server run linux. Storage space on the server is limited, bandwidth between client and server ...
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How to have error output from `ls` if target directory is empty

I'm currently learning how to use the Linux shell, getting to grips with the basic commands like cd, ls and pwd. My file structure is like so: user |-- documents |-- file1.pdf |-- file2.txt ...
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How do I make the Linux Mint Cinnamon desktop more rigid?

I am running Linux Mint Cinnamon, and my desktop is currently very loose and hard to manage. Windows, however, has a desktop with a very rigid structure, with the icons in preset imaginary "boxes" on ...
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Booting Kali Linux from USB from a MacBook Pro running on Windows 7

I wiped OS X from my computer a while ago and started using Windows 7 instead (school and work reasons). I am trying to install Kali Linux on my computer on a separate partition. I have tried too many ...
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Ho do you stop and start php-fpm?

Ok I'm trying to install Ion Cube on an AWS instance created by Bitnami: https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B007OUYR4Y/ref=srh_res_product_title?ie=UTF8&sr=0-4&qid=1413489962522 ...
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How to unbrick BIOS on Dell Precision M4500

I looked at the other similar questions. They were either about a different brand, outdated, or spam. Do not worry, I haven't bricked my BIOS yet. I was planning to flash my BIOS to a later version ...
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Use SSH to connect from dev pc through server to third party web service

I have a client who has set up a web service on an IP A. He has granted access to it for my server's public IP lets say B. Is there a way to reach the web service running on IP A through my dev PC ...
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Copy files from GoPro over USB on Linux

I'm having a problem to copy files from GoPro over standard USB connection. I can copy tons of photos without any problem, but the connections break when I copy large (800Mb+) video files. In my ...
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How to create a primary NTFS partition on Raspberry Pi 3?

Questions: How to create a primary NTFS partition on Raspberry Pi 3? Context: I'm trying to create a new primary NTFS partition on an external drive on Raspberry Pi 3. Normally, I could use fdisk to ...
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Best way to ensure the contents of a directory is always owned by Apache

We have a couple Apache VirtualHosts on a CentOS 7 server, and the PHP sometimes requires the ability to create/edit/delete files and/or folders, so it's important that the permissions always be ...
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Hairpin NAT with dynamic WAN IP

I have a dynamic WAN IP so if it changes my iptables will no longer apply. Here is my working hairpin nat, where x.x.x.x is my WAN IP br0 - LAN eth1 - WAN -A PREROUTING -d x.x.x.x -p tcp --dport ...