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Booting into Ubuntu and then adding Ubuntu to Windows boot loader

I installed W7 Pro x64 and then I installed Ubuntu 10.04. During the Ubuntu install, I decided NOT to allow GRUB 2 to be the boot loader for both Ubuntu and Windows. I followed the advice of a ...
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How can I restrict applications on having Internet access?

How do I restrict programs from accessing the Internet in Ubuntu. Not by port, but by application.
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Deleted files recovery

I was working on my Ubuntu lab machine and unconsciously deleted the project files I was working on. I have been working on the project for the past 10 days. Is there a way to restore the files? I ...
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Start Terminal in Specific Folder in Ubuntu 10.10

I keep all of my web design work under /var/www/(application_name). Nine times out ten, when I open a terminal, I'm heading to the www folder - cd /var/www. I would love to make that my "home" folder ...
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Cannot connect to Wired ethernet on ubuntu 10.04

I have Ubuntu 10.04 on my DELL-LAPTOP. I am new to linux. I am not able to connect with the wired ethernet connection (it connects on Windows XP on the same machine). It was working fine before but ...
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How do I check for bad superblocks and fix them on a USB device in Ubuntu 10.04

I've found some instructions for this, but it seems the fsck options are outdated. Currently I am trying: mke2fs -n /dev/sdc4 then using the blocks listed in this: fsck -y -b 163840 ...
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On a CR-48 how do I remove ChromeOS and install Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What CR-48 firmware lets you install Linux? I am assume I would flash a custom firmware and boot from a live usb. Then? Do I errase all the partitions?
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What CR-48 firmware lets you install Linux?

This would be to remove Chrome OS and replace it with Ubuntu. Right now I am dual booting, but it uses CRos Kernel. Luigi seems to no longer be around.
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How do I install Ubuntu 10.04 with full disk encryption alongside other operating systems?

I always used the Full Disk Encryption option of the alternate installer, but now I need to keep another OS running in the first partition but that option seems only to be able to use the whole disk. ...
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Run rsync with root permission on remote machine

I want to sync a folder from my machine with a folder on a remote machine. The remote folder can only be manipulated by root. I have an account on the remote machine which can use sudo. How can I run ...
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Can I run 32 bit Ubuntu cloud image on a 64 bit Ubuntu server (with Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud 64 bit installed)?

I installed Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud on a 32 bit server. If I decide to later get a 64 bit machine and install Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud 64 bit can I still run the images I created on the 32 bit machine ...
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gedit, keyboard shortcut to switch to bottom pane (command prompt)

Im on Ubuntu, and using gedit for some minor programming stuff, and was wondering if anyone knows a keyboard shortcut to switch between the text area and the bottom pane (bottom pane = shell / command ...
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Why won't ubuntu install Firefox 4?

I'm using Ubuntu 10 at work, and Firefox. Even though I just did a sudo apt-get update and upgrade, I still have firefox 3.6.16. How come ? Are there steps to do in order to install the lastest ...
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trying to put computer back to factory settings

i have an hp pavilion all in one desktop and i have ubuntu and i am trying to recover my computer back to default settings but when i push f11 it doesnt take me to recovery manager i dont really know ...
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Can I access my desktop over VNC at a different screen size?

I've already installed x11vnc and have it running well on my laptop upstairs. I can access my existing desktop session with no real problems, it works great. The problem I'm running into is the fact ...
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Ubuntu programs' compatibility with Linux Mint

Are all of the programs that can be run on Ubuntu able to run on Linux Mint? I'm thinking of switching (Ubuntu to Mint), but there are a lot of programs (command line mostly) that I'd like to be able ...
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Ubuntu clipboard manager that pastes from popup without Ctrl+V?

I've just discovered Glipper. Is it possible to have it paste the entry from pop-up as soon as I hit enter? That is, get rid of the last step in the following sentence: Ctrl+Alt+C Navigate popup ...
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Force scaling when printing an alien paper size

Is there any way to automatically rescale a print job to a paper size supported by the printer even if the application printing has used a different paper size? I have lot of problems with different ...
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Multi-partition USB stick

In my freelance job as "the dude that fixes your computer" I have an extremely handy tool, a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu LiveCD that allows me to recover and investigate in a known, working ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 'Command not found' for python script

I have a python script 'monty.py' with #!/usr/bin/env python in the first line. When I run monty.py in the terminal, I get monty.py: command not found I am in the correct directory, and I also ...
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Over/underclock 5870 on linux without limits?

I want to downclock my Ati Radeon HD5870's memory to 300Mhz and overclock it's core frequency to 930Mhz. I can do this on windows using Ati Tray Tools. On linux, the only way to do this so far has ...
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ubuntu, issues using & on the command line

The issue Im having is when I use &. For example vncviewer 192.168.1.106 & This should run vncviewer in the background, allowing me to continue using terminal for other stuff. vncviewer on ...
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Is it possible to install Gentoo portage manager (emerge) on Ubuntu?

And vice versa? For example install apt-get on Gentoo and connect Ubuntu's repositories. And if it is possible how can I do it? (at least in general terms)
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WINXP - Synergy log - Debug

I'm trying to set up Synergy between Windows XP (server) and Ubuntu Linux. When I try and move my curser over the edge of the screen, the following appears in the logs: 2011-04-13T20:21:23 DEBUG2: ...
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How do I make all sound output mono instead of stereo on ubuntu?

My right speaker broke down and now only my left speaker works. How do I play all sound through only one speaker? The problem is if I play a song with stereo effect, I can't hear parts of it. If I ...
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How to automatically mount a LUKS-encrpyted iSCSI device at boot time

I have a Debian Lenny server and a client with Kubuntu 10.10. The server provides some iSCSI storage. One of the devices is the /home of the Kubuntu client. I know how to add devices to /etc/crypttab ...
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are there any drawback for using NTFS for linux?

I use linux for work (perform c++ calculations, latex) and I use windows for entertainment (dj software, tablet functionality). I'd like to access (read and write) to my linux partition from windows. ...
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I'd like to prevent maximize from covering one third of the screen

Using Ubuntu 10.10, gnome, and dual nvidia monitors. Gnome panels and docky are able to "reserve" part of the screen for themselves in such a way as to prevent maximized windows from covering them ...
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resolv.conf gets refreshed on every reboot

I am running Ubuntu 10.10, and my network is configured using the Network Manager. I have made some changes to /etc/resolv.conf but these changes are refreshed back to how they were before on each ...
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How can I install ubuntu with no cd drive or usb-bootup

I have a very old pc (Dell optiplex g150) with a floppy drive, a harddisk and some usb ports. Now the bios does not seem to support to boot from usb drive. I want to install ubuntu server. Is it ...
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Virtual box installations fails

I have a problem with VirtualBox installation: it shows an error, saying that the install conflicts with the installation package VirtualBox-ose.
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How do install Windows from a Ubuntu machine?

On my laptop, I have Ubuntu running. Now I want to switch back to Windows Vista. Therefore I inserted my install CD and try to boot from the DVD device, but it seems as if the install CD is not ...
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How to export contact information and/or photos out of my cellphone?

My cellphone is M300 by Samsung. I was wondering how to export contact information and/or photos from my cellphone to my laptop (Lenovo T400 Ubuntu 10.10) or a flash drive, on both hardware and ...
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Differences in nc (netcat) options on Ubuntu vs RedHat

nc -q -1 local host ${PORT} ${CMD} In Ubuntu, nc may be used as above, with the -q option. See manpage. -q after EOF on stdin, wait the specified number of seconds and then quit. If seconds is ...
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Should I upgrade to Grub2?

Right now I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 with Grub Legacy. Everything runs fine and I've heard the old adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it," but I'm truly interested if Grub2 brings anything new the ...
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Where are the PHP 5.2.4 Source Files?

I would like to get the source files for PHP 5.2.4. Where are they? I would think php.net but I could not find them on the web. I tried using Tortoise/SVN to connect to the php.net repository but ...
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What do I have to do before giving away my Ubuntu machine?

I have an old laptop that is running Ubuntu. Now I want to give away this laptop, but I want to remove all private data. So what should I remove? I don't want to format the whole system, because the ...
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How to set user picture on GDM?

I installed fluxbox on top of Ubuntu server, to get a minimal desktop installation. On the gdm login screen, I see a X instead of the user picture. How do I set this picture? What is the minimal ...
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How do we test if synergy actually going?

Intended server: Windows XP Intended client: Ubuntu Linux What happens - server/client is running. Server debug: 2011-04-12T01:40:06 DEBUG1: no neighbor right ..\lib\server\CServer.cpp,814 ...
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screen flicker problem (OS independent)

I am facing an annoying screen flicker problem... I did so many tests, still cant find the actual cause of this. All the components are in warranty.. Please help me to find the problematic component!! ...
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apt-get behind proxy on VirtualBox Ubuntu

how can I set apt-get to work behind proxy?
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Ruby/gem installation paths scattered all over, cause?

can you help me understand my ruby folder structure? I don't understand why my gems are scattered all over and why they aren't recognised commands. I'll explain how my installation looks like first: ...
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chmod 777 on local server not working

i have a ubuntu 10.10 box on my local network and sshing with my mac what i did is chmod 777 the www directory recursively so that i can use my fav ide to develop on it. i did this sudo chmod 777 ...
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How to execute a php file with crontab?

I have ubuntu setup with lamp and I was wondering what I would type to start a php page say at 2am everyday. I am still studying how crontab works so I can't test to see which one works. So if I ...
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What is the default terminal (shell) for Xubuntu?

What is the default terminal (shell) for Xubuntu? Does Xubuntu use the same shell as Ubuntu?
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difference between ubuntu and ubuntu server?

what is the difference between ubuntu and ubuntu server? aside from server being command line only are there services/software that exist on server that dont on the desktop edition?
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how to connect to wifi on ubuntu server 10.10

i will be installing ubuntu server and since its all through terminal how do i connect to wifi? what commands do i type in to connect and enter the passsword? thanks
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Is the new Ubuntu 11.04 stable enough to install on a macbook partition?

Is the new Ubuntu 11.04 stable enough to install on a macbook partition? Also, when i attempted to install it, it displayed alot of errors and wouldnt work. Anyone successfully installed it?
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I want find a good mysql Manager use on Ubuntu

On Windows, i use SQLyog. And I am new to Ubuntu. Is there any mysql manager programs as good as SQLyog?
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Facebook Connect only timeouts on Ubuntu

I recently switched ISPs. One site I visit regularly includes the Facebook Connect JS on it's site - http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1 However, the browser is not downloading the ...