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Virtualbox - Installed Ubuntu to raw partition, but won't boot up in virtualbox

I have managed to install the latest version of Ubuntu to raw partitions in VirtualBox. But now when i try to boot it up in VirtualBox it's giving me: error: Unknown filesystem. grub rescue> _ ...
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How do I install Maven 3?

I am using Ubuntu and need to upgrade to Maven 3 from Maven 2. Can someone please help me install Maven 3?
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I'm not able to connect to MySql server after changes in the network settings?

I have been using MySql on a Ubuntu machine. I recently needed to connect this machine to a windows network to access a shared drive on the network. The networking guy at our office set up the ...
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FTP from bash script running from cron not working

I have a script that is run by cron to create backup of a MySQL database and some files. After creating a tar ball and encrypting it with openSSH I have to put it on a remote ftp server. Following is ...
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How to install curl on ubuntu

System: ibook G4 / linux ubuntu 2.6.28-6-powerpc OS : ubuntu 9.04(jaunty) PHP ver : 5.2.6-3ubuntu4.6 Please let me know how to install curl on my system. Synaptic Package Manager tells me to ...
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Move window to another monitor in Ubuntu using keyboard

In Windows 7, you can press Shift++←/→ to instantly move the current window to the next/previous monitor. Is there an equivalent feature in Ubuntu 11.04? I poked around the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog ...
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Are there any real advantages to assigning more “cores” to VirtualBox?

I have an 2.8 quad core i7 with a VirtualBox. I have the option of assigning up to 4 cores to a guest machine, but I have only been doing two. What are the advantages/disadvantages of assigning more ...
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VirtualBox - How easy is it to export Ubuntu VDI to raw partitions

I would like to ask how easy is it to export an Ubuntu VDI in VirtualBox to raw partitions and make them boot natively with the boot menu?
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Virtualbox - ubuntu installing to partition

Hi I would like to install a fresh copy of Ubuntu on separate partitions to the host in VirtualBox, which is also Ubuntu. I have managed to create VMDK files to point to the raw partition. But I need ...
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dual booting(Windows 7/Ubuntu 10.10/11.04) not seeing any of the OSes

I've run into a problem on my HP laptop G32-301TX with i5 Intel processor and ATI Radeon graphics. I have a dual booting with Windows 7 and at first Ubuntu 10.10 every thing runs fine till I ...
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What improvements can be done in a small network in regards to shares?

Short of setting up an Active Directory; What improvements can be done in a small network in regards to windows shares/device discovery? I have a small network. ADSL Modem/Router/WiFi (gateway, ...
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How to Repair Ubuntu boot

I have hard disk contain Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11 so I cloned it to new one but when I replaced it no OS working just dell mark appearing then restart by itself. In the past started up by Ubuntu menu ...
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Change permission to mount disk with rdesktop on Ubuntu

I installed rdesktop 1.7 on Ubuntu 10.4 and ran the following commands: sudo umount /media/Tal sudo mount -t ntfs-3g -o uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=0000 /dev/sdb1 /media/Tal rdesktop -0 -r sound:local -f ...
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Uninstall MySQL in Ubuntu

I just tried to remove the MySQL client by using apt-get remove mysql-client-5.1 but an error comes out: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Lexmark 3600-4600 driver install w/o USB cable (Kubuntu 11.04)

The driver package for this model is actually just an annoying wizard that requires you to connect the printer to the computer via USB cable; great for if you have a laptop, not if you're using a ...
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How to make GNOME/Ubuntu app switcher behave like OS X wrt applications vs. windows?

I started doing most of my development on my Mac OS X notebook, and I got really used to the keyboard setup. Anyway, specifically, I'd like alt (or super) + tab to switch between apps, not windows, ...
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Firefox on Ubuntu can't connect to local virtualhost when network is unplugged

I'm using Firefox (3.6.17) on my Ubuntu Lucid (rel. 10.04) and noticed that if the network cable is plugged everything is fine and I'm able to browse my local virtualhost configured in Apache2. But ...
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How to append to the path in ubuntu?

I have a file at "/downloads/some.file", and I want that added to my path. How is this accomplished in ubuntu?
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VirtualBox on Mac: getting a network connection?

I've installed VirtualBox on a Macbook with Mac OS 10.6 and it's running great. Inside the VirtualBox I'm running Ubuntu 10.04. Really impressive setup and install process. However, there's one ...
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Windows 7 fails to connect connect to samba

I have a local workgroup network. It has one ubuntu 10 LTS machine, two XP boxes and a Windows 7. I everything works great eccept for the Widnows 7 box. I can see it and access it from the other ...
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PuTTY broken characters…(using Ubuntu Desktop 11.04)

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop version on the host computer. Is the below a problem with PuTTY, Ubuntu, or my client laptop? (which is...'ancient') Additionally, is there any way to fix this ...
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Is it possible to set machine dual boot with MAC OS? [closed]

I have an ACER E732Z machine i want to install secondary OS as MAC is it possible ?if possible which version of MAC is adopted?
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Can ipmasq and ufw be used together?

If both ufw and ipmasq manipulate iptables, can I use ipmasq for a quick easy setup and then use ufw afterwards to add security or will the two just trample all over the iptables "stuff"? I'm playing ...
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Fixing DNS on Ubuntu server

I've got a server that is currently running as servername, but I need it to be servername.domain.com (the IP already resolves to servername.domain.com), and I currently have: 0.0.0.0 ...
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Wine desktop clipping to fit the screen - how do I turn it off?

I have a Windows program I run in Wine, requiring a desktop slightly taller then the vertical workspace of my netbook's screen. When I create the desktop, Wine clips it to fit the screen. I have to ...
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Printing from Windows to Ubuntu Shared Printer

I have two printers, a Dell V715w and a HP LaserJet P2015, connected by USB to a computer running Ubuntu for sharing to all of the laptops in my house with CUPS. I installed both printers locally on ...
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Ubuntu restoring applications and settings

I frequently encounter the situation where i change laptop/desktop and when i install Ubuntu i have to install all my applications and restore settings. Off-late i have been trying to write a bash ...
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Start server with GUI (kde/gnome) to terminal by default

I've set up home server, which doesn't have to be as powerful as other servers, so I decided to install GUI because of applications that are alternatives to classical GUI applications in headless ...
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CouchDB on Ubuntu 10.04

I've been trying to install couchdb on Ubuntu 10.04. $ sudo apt-get install couchdb (everything looks fine - server starts) $ couchdb Segmentation fault The server is not accessible through curl or ...
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how to install vmware tools on Ubuntu 11.04?

I had installed the newest VMware server on Windows 7. I am running a VM with the newest Ubuntu 11.04. The version of VMware Remote Console is 2.5.0 build-122581 (I guess it's the newest at the moment ...
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Installing Windows 7 on an XP/Ubuntu dual boot machine

My machine has Windows XP and Ubuntu installed. I now want to install Windows 7 by removing Windows XP. Is it possible to do this without affecting my Ubuntu installation?
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Accidentally deleted .bashrc file in Ubuntu 11.04

I just installed Ubuntu and accidentally deleted .bashrc file in Ubuntu 11.04 Is there a way to recover it or a default one?
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What is the best way to deal with `rm`?

my situation is quite unique: I am using a macbookpro and running VMFusion for Ubuntu I am sharing a particular folder between ubuntu and mac via "Shared Folders" As you all know, this means that ...
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What is the best VNC tool to connect Ubuntu and MacOSX? [closed]

I need to help someone with installing some development packages and everything. I am running Ubuntu and the person I want to help is running MacOSX 10.5. What is the most easiest way to do this? ...
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network interface card has no ip

After a distro upgrade to lucid lynx (v 10.4) I can't seem to connect to the internet (or rather any net) anymore. The 'nm-applet' does not appear anymore, even though the notification-area is in the ...
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Ubuntu in silent mode

I have made a custom distribution of Ubuntu. I totally changed the installation process (the user feedback mostly) but what I want is always start in silent mode. I mean, the default installation mode ...
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set brightness and other attributes for laptop using ati radeon driver from ubuntu 11.04 repository

I am using ubuntu 11.04 on dell studio laptop with ati 5470 card. I have set the brightness to a level say 47%. But Each time I login brightness has already become maximum and I have to adjust using ...
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Problem with grub loder after updating to Ubuntu 10.10 from 10.04

I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 from Windows using the Windows Installer provided by Ubuntu. Then I tried to update to 10.10 and installed the GRUB loader that came with 10.10. Now I can't see either ...
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How do I upgrade Emacs to the current version on Ubuntu

I'm an Ubuntu Linux user looking to upgrade my Emacs from version 23.1.1 to the current version (23.3 I think). I have tried all of the suggested methods of upgrading on this thread, but none of them ...
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Make Image of real Ubuntu hard drive from PC and run in VirtualBox on Mac

I want create a image of my PC Laptop and run the image as a virtual machine on Mac OS. I have already VirtualBox installed. What can I do now?
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Installing Linux to external hard drive without burning a CD

Question I'm at a loss for where my USB sticks/CDs are. I want to install Linux on an external hard drive connected via USB without burning a CD/finding a flash drive. This seems like it would be ...
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How to remove a Linux partition a multi-boot machine

I have 4 OSes installed: Windows XP on sda1 Backtrack on sda5-6 Ubuntu 11.04 on sda7-8 Ubuntu 10.10 on sda9-10 I want to remove Ubuntu 11.04 (partitions sda7-8). I tried using GParted from Ubuntu ...
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nx-client issue - no mouse or keyboard input

I am using nxserver & nxclient and have run into an issue. Everything connects well and I can see the gnome screen when using nx client. The screen also refreshes as I see new windows pop-up such ...
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Linux regex file move

Im trying to move files into subfolders based on a regular expression. For example im trying to move tv shows into the correct show and season folder. All files follow the pattern "Show ...
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How to synchronize two instances of a virtual machine to be used in different computers?

I've been using VirtualBox on my desktop for quite a while. Having recently bought a notebook, I want to be able to take my Ubuntu virtual machine with me, and have the changes I do on the notebook ...
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How do you get an add-on to run in Firefox 4?

I have an add-on called Flash-Aid in Firefox 4 on my Ubuntu build, but ever since Mozilla came up with their new UI, I haven't been able to figure out how to get add-ons to actually run within ...
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How to access old partitions after installing Ubuntu?

This might be a really silly question, but I installed Ubuntu yesterday (which is awesome) but I can't seem to locate any of the other drives that I had hooked up. It's as if the partition with the ...
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Steps to get Mono working on Ubuntu like SharpDevelop on Windows

I'm new to Ubuntu and want to try Mono on Ubuntu. I'm having problem with installations like WHAT to install, WHERE to find them, WHICH has to be installed first and HOW to install them. I prefer ...
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select copy and paste in terminal mac or ubuntu without using mouse

Is there a way to move the cursor up into text output region, visually select text, copy and paste it, all without using the mouse. I guess this is my scenario: I would do a "find . -iname ...
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What Subversion authorization scenario

I need to setup & maintain easily many Subversion repositories and make each of them accessible for strictly specified list of users only. No anyonymous checkout (no read access). What ...