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How to specify default Ubuntu 16.04 installation language in isolinux/lang?

I previously used this command to select english as the default language for my unattended Ubuntu installation in 14.04 and it worked perfectly: echo en >> isolinux/lang For Ubuntu 16.04 this ...
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Ubuntu unable to boot from clean install

Here's some background in case it will help: I've recently been having trouble booting my computer, as you might have guessed. For some background, it started when I tried to re-install some NVIDIA ...
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Ubuntu server virtual machine on a Mac Mini can’t ping servers on the Internet

I’m attemtping to host my own development web server in a VirtualBox guest virtual machine running Ubuntu Server. I would like this virtual machine to be accessible from not only my home network, but ...
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What's the difference between these Linux distros ? (Nov 09) [on hold]

So over the past couple of weeks, there have been new versions of : FreeBSD (v8) OpenSuse (v11.2) Ubuntu (v9.10) Fedora 12 and a new version of Redhat is due in January 2010.(apparently). What ...
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Ubuntu and web server permissions

I, I am going to ask a question that has already been posted many times but even though I have read many guides and posts, I still have doubts. I have a server with ubuntu 14.04 on which I have a ...
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Ubuntu unplanned shutdown

My Ubuntu machine (with XFCE desktop) should always be on because I use it as a backup server. It is an old HP desktop machine. During the weekend I couldn't reach it via SSH (OpenSSH). When I got a ...
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Snap windows to parts of the screen on Windows 8.1 using keyboard shortcuts like Ubuntu Unity

In Ubuntu, with the Unity desktop environment, one can move and resize applications by using the following keyboard shortcut: CTRL + ALT + 0-9 (on the Number Pad). Ctrl Alt 1 moves the current window ...
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Ubuntu purple terminal colors to iTerm2

I've been looking for a iTerm2 theme that resembles the default purple Ubuntu terminal but have had no success so far. Does a theme for the standard Ubuntu terminal exist for iTerm2 or will I have to ...
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Moving a RAID 1 between RAID Cards

I have an HP DL380 G6 with the 410i internal controller. I have an array configured with 2 drives as a RAID 1. This logical drive is my boot drive. I've recently installed a P800 raid card and want ...
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IDE HDD not showing up after installation of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Okay, so that title is really messy and non-linear, as least to me, and that's because I don't know how to properly title it, but I can describe it. Essentially I have 3 hard drives in my machine. ...
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Grouping application icons on cinnamon (with Ubuntu)

In cinnamon you can add applets to a panel. One of the applets is for showing application icons. However, this applet displays all icons next to each other. I would like to have an applet that shows ...
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Malware from TPB(piratebay) infected my pc. I need to transfer my data into external hdd before wiping my hard drive

OS: Windows (Primary), Ubuntu (secondary). Few days back I was using TPB(piratebay) obviously for educational purposes,even though I have ad-blocker at the time of browsing some advertisement did pop-...
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Slow performance using xfreerdp on Ubuntu 16.04

To connect to my virtual machine I use xfreerdp. Unfortunately, I feel too poor performance. For example, the machine has Windows 10, so when minimizing windows, you can see one frame of animation. I ...
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laptop's trackpad on a train: expected issues?

Is there a known issue with using a laptop's trackpad while on a moving train, i.e. is the EM field expected to interfere? I ask because everytime I use my Apple Macbook Air's trackpad (I'm running ...
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How do I move files between Kodibuntu and Ubuntu partitions on the same machine?

I’ve turned an old computer into a media centre with Kodibuntu, and also put Ubuntu on it. I’d like to be able to move files from Ubuntu and put them onto my Kodibuntu partition, but that’s not ...
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Add Windows boot entries after installing Ubuntu?

I have Windows 7 on its own bootable hard drive, Windows 8 on its own bootable hard drive and Ubuntu on its own bootable hard drive. I'm using the BIOS to manually select on which hard drive to boot. ...
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Nmap scanning Virtualbox Windows VM through static IP

I have a Windows 7 VM set up on a Ubuntu host with a static IP assigned to the VM (192.168.56.2) but when I tried scanning this IP with nmap I got strange results root@Host-PC:~# nmap 192.168.56.2 ...
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Intel Wireless Network Adapter won't allow mac spoofing on Windows but is possible in Linux, how? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 5558 laptop which consists of Intel Dual Band Wireless AC as the WLAN card and the corresponding WLAN driver is installed. I was trying to spoof my address using Windows 10. ...
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Using the Apple keyboard on Ubuntu with the same MacOSX mappings

I am currently working on an Ubuntu 12.10 workstation, and as a Mac user I would like to use the big Apple keyboard (with numeric keypad) on Ubuntu with the same key mappings that I have on MacOSX. ...
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NTFS volume in an FAT32 partition?

I've just formatted my new external HDD from FAT32 to NTFS in Ubuntu, but then I noticed that the "partition type" shows as W95 FAT32 (LBA) (0x0c) while the volume shows (correctly) as an NTFS ...
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connect two consecutive proxy servers

According to this question: How to use two consecutive proxies? I can configure a proxy server(A) to route the requests into a second proxy server(B) only if proxy server(A) lets me to do this. I ...
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unable to ping google or smb personal server

I am unable to ping google or my personal server. I suspect this is also why I have issues connecting to my server using smb. Here is the output: [~]$ ping http://google.com ping: cannot ...
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Force ubuntu to access internet through proxy

I've set up a squid forward proxy to cache all internet requests. I have a public ip and opened port 3128. Now I just need to set my ubuntu server to force all internet connections to pass through ...
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Cut off sides AND crop video on Ubuntu? [on hold]

Here is the thing, I have a video that needs a few edits: first I need to cut off the sides, the sides are not black, I just want the focus on the central part of the video. Also, the video has to ...
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Authentication with ssh and scp works but not WinSCP

I have a Ubuntu server with 3 user accounts (root, user1, user2). user1 has access via WinSCP, scp and ssh. No problems here. Then I've created another user2 but with this user I can't access the ...
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Alternative to Windows Explorer for long path names

Update: I found that not only Windows Explorer but also other software suffers from too long path names. For example, in Firefox, when I save a webpage into a directory, I still cannot do it if its ...
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Installing ubuntu do I really need a boot parition?

I will be installing Ubuntu 9.10. However, when I go to the advanced options for making the partitions. I have decided that I will create a swap file x2 size of RAM / (root) partition. I have ...
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No internet on Ubuntu 16.04, using PPPoE

I wrote this out from my Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit terminal scrolling backwards when it started acting the same as my Linux Mint. At first I set up the internet with sudo pppoeconf then I didn't know how ...
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Execute script/program when file changes

Is there a way to set something like a trigger on a file, so that everytime the file is changed a script or program will be executed? I only found a mechanism for this within a shell script but would ...
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Rsync strangely gets auto killed and then binary is broken

I got a strange situation with Rsync on my remote Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (Trusty Tahir) instance. Whenever I execute it, it runs for a while (not completed) then seems get auto killed. After that it's ...
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How to autostart OpenVPN (client) on Ubuntu 12.04 CLI?

I have an *.ovpn file that works if I type in: sudo openvpn filename.ovpn. Now I would like to start up OpenVPN when I boot the computer. It's a headless version of Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit if that ...
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ZFS hot spare not working

I have the fallowing ZFS test pool setup in my vm: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM pool DEGRADED 0 0 0 mirror-0 DEGRADED 0 0 0 sdb ...
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Having dual boot working, is it possible to boot an OS or another based on date/time?

First of all, this is my first question here. I took a look but didn't find a similar question. Also I don't know if this is the right place. Correct me if anything is wrong. My question is a "how-to-...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Chrome Audio Muted

Updated from Ubuntu 12.04->12.10->13.04. Everything went smooth except for Chrome. Chrome has no audio, period, from Youtube or anything. If I open up Pulse Audio volume controller I can see ...
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Live Migration without shared storage

I am new to Ubuntu and virtualization and I have been working on live migration of KVM machines without a shared storage. I have followed all the steps as described in the following link everything ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 HOST - Windows 10 GUEST - VirtualBox Resolution Issue

Running Ubuntu 14.04 as the host. Got version 5.0.26 of VirtualBox and I'm running a Windows 10 as the guest os. Like all of the other threads, the resolution will not go above a certain setting. I'...
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Dual booting windows 8 and Kali Linux 1.0.8

I'm trying to install kali linux along with windows 8 The latest Kali version (1.0.8) supports booting alongside windows 8 I installed Kali Linux from a LiveCD, rebooted and it went straight to ...
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Ubuntu : loss of sound

I suddenly lost sound in my computer. Sound card is recognized but no sound output
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VirtualBox shows only 32-bit options - tried all solns referenced

I have the following Win 10 installed as 64-bit Hyper-V is unchecked BIOS setting enables Intel Virtualization Is there a way to diagnose this 'common' problem beyond the suggestions? The PC is ...
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Failing to dual boot Ubuntu and OSX

Let me preface this by saying that 1) I have little experience with EFI systems and 2) I have little experience with Apple systems. System specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011) OSX El Capitan (...
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Ubuntu title bar application name shortened

I am running ubuntu 16.04 and have enabled the "menu always displayed" option. However, the menu covers half of the original application name ("Firefox" instead of "Firefox Web Browser"). Is there ...
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XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set in the environment

I open a terminal and use sudo -s -u mysql. Now when i try to open a file, whose owner is mysql using gedit xyz.err, I get the error : No protocol specified ** (gedit:23076): WARNING **: Could not ...
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Share Windows WiFi with Ubuntu PC through wired LAN

How to setup this? WiFi Internet connection <> Windows Laptop <> Wired LAN <> Ubuntu PC
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Windows Bash vs Ubuntu in VM and the SSH

i have been looking around for some time, but i have not been able find out what the difference is between the new Bash For Windows 10 and a ssh into a Ubuntu running in a VM (With the windows drives ...
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BitTorrent sync file permissions (Ubuntu)

I started using BitTorrent sync last night, as a do-it-yourself Dropbox project, and it works amazing, except for one thing... On my Ubuntu 13.10 laptop, all the file permissions are messed up, and ...
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Can SSH out, but not in to a docker container: network unreachable

Real docker noob here, trying to get an ubuntu container that can be accessed via SSH. I'm using an image using this dockerfile and building & running it with "docker build -t sshable ~/PATH/" ...
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Connect to remote failed: couldn't open socket: connection refused (::comm::comm tcl)

I am using a piece of software with a lot of tcl support. I call everything as root. I attempted to put everything in the same directory. The relevant scripts are all executable. When I call this ...
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Magic mouse in ubuntu

I have installed ubuntu on my mac. I have a magic mouse as well and I am trying to use it. The bluetooth detects it and it moves and everything but there is this acceleration problem. On googling I ...
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Command+Tab not working on MacOSX Client with Synergy

I have an Ubuntu 11.10 laptop paired with an Apple Wireless Keyboard. I'm using the answer on this question to swap the Command and Option keys so that they are mapped like a regular keyboard. This ...
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Running Windows 7 Virtualbox on Ubuntu command Line

Is it possible to run a windows virtualbox and possibly control it using nothing but a command line from ubuntu? I will also need to access regedit.