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How to properly install WD Advanced Format drive in Ubuntu as 2nd HDD?

I got a new Western Digital WD15EARS Caviar Green 1.5TB SATA drive but it seems to use WD new advanced format using 4k blocks or something (I get the general idea but not really). Is there a way to ...
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Configuring bridged network card on VMWare VM - Host : Windows 7 - Guest : Ubuntu Server 12.04

My question is about giving Internet connection to a VM with a STATIC IP address, by connecting to the WiFi I have at home. I gave my VM, running Ubuntu Server 12.04 on VMWare Player, one network ...
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Script to Auto delete files older than a few minutes in ubuntu

is there a shell script out there that deletes all files in a folder that are older than x minutes?
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Ubuntu ping/search not working

I'm new to Ubuntu Server 14.04, and I'm trying to ping Google to see if I can reach the outside world. I have searched, but I can't figure out the problem. I'm connecting via my wireless router, not a ...
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Block HTTP/HTTPS traffic unless proxied through CloudFlare using UFW

I have a web server and I wish to enforce that all HTTP/HTTPS connections go through CloudFlare, and can not simply just go directly to the IP address of the origin. How can I configure UFW to do ...
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How to use apt-cache server in ubuntu 12.04?

I have tried this Apt-cache server on ubuntu 10.10, and it worked. But, now i'm using ubuntu 12.04 and all tutorial inside that page not working for me : Ign http://136.198.117.4 precise/main ...
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With Windows 7 Ultimate installed first on a single partition, what's the safest and best way to now dual boot Ubuntu 10.04 Server?

Title says it all. I've got Windows 7 Ultimate (32bit) installed on my machine, with one hard drive and nothing but the default partition. What is the safest way to now install Ubuntu Server 10.04 so ...
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Running Cronjobs as per Local Time rather than Universal Time

On running dpkg-reconfigure tzdata in terminal and i get 2 different time on my machine Local time is now: Wed May 1 11:58:55 IST 2013. Universal Time is now: Wed May 1 06:28:55 UTC 2013. ...
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How do I setup a streaming media cache on my local network?

Recently I moved. Currently I've been using my cell phone and tethering for Internet. Obviously I can't afford that as a long term solution. I am getting satellite internet soon. Is there a way that I ...
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Booting linux without bootloader

I installed Ubuntu-Server in Oracle Virtual Machine and it failed grub install step. At the end of install it gave me a message: You need to manually boot linux /vmlinuz kernel on partition /dev/sda1 ...
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Virtualising Ubuntu Server Edition

I want to run Ubuntu Server Edition just at home, however to avoid having to reinstall it in the future when i upgrade hardware, I was thinking of virtualizing it first. Are there any minimalistic ...
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Cannot start OpenVPN

I am not able to start openvpn all i see is service openvpn start * Starting virtual private network daemon(s)... ...
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Minecraft Cannot Connect To Auth Servers Ubuntu Server

So I'm running a ubuntu home server for a nas and my sister wants a Minecraft server running so I've set that up and it runs fine in online-mode=false but if I put it to online-mode=true it starts up ...
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How to fix warning about ECDSA host key

I'm trying to setup password-less SSH on an Ubuntu server with ssh-copy-id myuser@myserver, but I'm getting the error: Warning: the ECDSA host key for 'myserver' differs from the key for the IP ...
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Ubuntu server 12.04 auto installation freezes at kickseeding running if ks.cfg has post scripts

I'm trying to make a custom Ubuntu Server iso file. Kickstart file (ks.cfg) runs smooth when there is no %post in the file and Ubuntu installs correctly with ks configuration. Installation finishes ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 - RAID5 created with mdadm disappears after reboot

This is my first question on superuser, so if I forgot to mention something, please ask. I'm trying to set up a home server which will be used as file server and media server. I installed Ubuntu ...
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What are reasons to disallow ICMP on my server?

An EC2 Instance has ICMP services disabled by default. While it's not totally clear to me why, I think it's because it could be a potential security risk. At the moment I'm enabling Echo Responses ...
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Reallocate space using parted (no gui )

I'm running a Ubuntu server 14.04.3 LTS. The partitioning has been created automatically and now I have a problem with root directory space. There is a raid /dev/md3 with almost 2 TB free and a ...
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VirtualBox: Host-Only + Bridged outgoing uses wrong adapter

I have the following setup: VirtualBox 5.0.6 running on a Windows 8.1 Enterprise Laptop Ubuntu Server 12.04 VM Two Network adapters: => 1) Bridged => 2) Host-Only In the VM I configured both ...
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How can I connect a computer to a network through a windows 7 computer?

I have a linux/ubuntu server that is rather loud is inconvenient to place near enough to my home network router to connect it via ethernet. It sadly has no wireless features. I also have a windows 7 ...
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VPN in ubuntu server 14.04

I installed VPN in Ubuntu server 14.04 which has the IP 192.168.20.5 I installed using link: http://grantcurell.com/2014/07/22/setting-up-a-vpn-server-on-ubuntu-14-04/. But the small difference I ...
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How to setup a squid proxy server on Ubuntu server 14.04 LTS

At the moment I have Squid running as a cache on Ubuntu Sever 14.04 LTS. I installed Squid on that machine using apt-get install squid3 which works fine for caching websites but I would love to be ...
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How to reboot headless server with passphrase?

I have an old desktop computer that I want to start using as a headless server. With a monitor and a screen attached, I installed Ubuntu Server edition with encrypted LVM on the machine. After ...
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Permission Denied errors as root in Koding VM (ubuntu 13.04)

I'm trying to debug why certain things aren't working in my koding VM, and first I'm trying to debug why I'm getting permission denied errors. I'm fairly experienced with ubuntu, having it installed ...
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I think my ISP is blocking acsess to my server outside my network [closed]

My friend gave me a nice desktop computer. I decided to install Ubuntu server and use it as a server. I have a ssh server, web server,minecraft server, and sometimes a team speak server running on it. ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server on a laptop

I want to use Ubuntu Server for learning purposes. Of course I won't buy a server for that so I wonder if I can install it on a laptop and then connect to it through local network or ssh. Is that ...
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Only allow whitelisted IP addresses to try to connect in fail2ban

My auth.log is littered with connection attempts from nasty zombies. It is really annoying. And the server doesn't even permit password logins. What I would like to do is set up fail2ban to only ...
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Why is so much RAM being cached?

free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 32086 30156 1930 51 564 26606 -/+ buffers/cache: 2985 29101 ...
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Extending or Merging root partition remotely

I am currently working remotely on a Ubuntu Server, 14.04 LTS. This is the result of df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/md2 20G 20G 0 100% / udev ...
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Ubuntu server does not connect to the internet anymore

I switched off my Ubuntu Server, but, when I started it, it didn't connect to the Internet. It is connected to the router via Ethernet. What can I do? The result of ipaddr is: 1: lo: ...
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Ubuntu Server is not visible anymore in the local net

I set up Samba on my Ubuntu Server, I could see the server from the two Windows PCs in my home and I could share files between the PCs. When I restarted the system, I could not see the server anymore. ...
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Accidentally deleted all kernel files from /boot

I have a virtual machine (VM) running Ubuntu Server 14.04. I access the VM remotely using putty. Recently I came into a problem when /boot was 100% full. I came across numerous articles which ...
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Virtual Box Bridged network w/ Static IP Win7 host Ubuntu Guest

Last year, I had no trouble with doing the following: Create virtual machine Set network adapter to bridged adapter Set static IP Guest connects to Internet, host connects to guest @ 192.168.1.xxx ...
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Customizing Ubuntu Server Startup Message

I have an Ubuntu server (15.04) that I am using for testing in a group. Is there a way I can customize the startup message (probably not the correct terminology) to include the IP address. So ...
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Snort Failing to start on Ubuntu 9.04

EDIT: Hey! To anyone stumbling across this question who followed this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SnortIDS It's too old and WILL NOT work! Find a different one! I'm trying to get Snort ...
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How can I find why a port is used in Ubuntu Server? [duplicate]

I recently installed Kamailio 4.0.4 on Ubuntu Server 14.04. After first run. 0(5400) ERROR: <core> [tcp_main.c:2932]: tcp_init(): ERROR: tcp_init: bind(a, 0x7fb5b0783344, 16) on 127.0.0.1:5060 ...
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cant configure network on ubuntu server using drac

I have installed Ubuntu 14 server on my server using DRAC of dell. I have got all the info from my server company like: IP Addresses, Gateway, Netmask and so on. I have tried to configure the network ...
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How can I mount a NTFS disk under Ubuntu Server 12.04?

I am looking to access a second HDD in my PC, it is formatted as NTFS and I the data on the second HDD cannot be replaced so I need a method that will not delete the data on the HDD. fdisk -l command ...
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How to add “role” after initial installation of Ubuntu Server 14.04

During Ubuntu Server 14.04 installation, I'm prompted to select a number of metapackages to install (which seems similar to the Windows Server notion of roles). Is there an easy way to install one of ...
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SSH Tunnel doesn't work

I use following command to make a ssh tunnel to my ubuntu server: ssh -fNg -L 8888:127.0.0.1:22 -p 1000 username@server-address -v Then I set OSX http and https proxy to 127.0.0.1:8888 And I got ...
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Exporting list of users and passwords securely in ubuntu server?

I have a project in which I'm creating users with random passwords for a class of students, and I want to give this list to the teacher so he can distribute the user:pass to each student. What is the ...
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Very high write latency with Intel 530 180GB SSD and Ubuntu Server 15.04

I just put together a new "server" with an Intel NUC5i5MYHE, an Intel 530-series 180GB m.2 SSD, and 16GB RAM. I am having a rather severe problem with writes to the SSD having very high latency. The ...
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How can my home server accept and reply to connections from the Internet when OpenVPN client is running?

I have a headless home server running Ubuntu Server 12.04. A 3rd party website (to which I'm subscribed) periodically sends commands to a daemon on my home server which in turn responds to the 3rd ...
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Ubuntu server kernel panic after running a package upgrade script

Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS x86_AMD64 running on a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 with an LVM encrypted hard disk. I run this script every week or so to upgrade packages: sudo apt-get update -ymu sudo apt-get ...
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cannot ping domain name, ping IP's work

but if I ping IP of domain name it's works this my /etc/resolv.conf nameserver 8.8.8.8 ping google.com ping: unknown host google.com ping 8.8.8.8 64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=1 ttl=57 ...
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Tomcat Site available through internet

I have a desktop running a tomcat site (jira). When I go to 192.168.1.108:8080 from a device on my network I can see the site. I now want to be able to access it through internet. For that purpose I ...
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Where to store cronjob script?

I'd prefer to not keep it in my /home/myusername directory. Is there a best practice of where to store your shell scripts for cronjobs? At the root level? I'm running ubuntu server 12.04 right now.
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Is it a good idea to remove Firefox, when it also removes “gnome-core”?

I thought I should remove Firefox since I don't use it, but if I run apt-get purge firefox it says that it will remove gnome-core which seems like it could be needed by other apps on my VNC server. ...
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ISPConfig3: No PHP MySQL function available

This message is given when I configure ISPC3 with php -q install.php The ISPC3 output: ISPConfig3: No PHP MySQL function available. Please ensure the module is loaded. I've tried to install the ...
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What kind of server can be accessed at \\SERVERNAME in Windows

I want to have Ubuntu running a server that I can access from my Windows machine using \SERVERNAME\LOCATION. What kind of server do I need?