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How install and boot Ubuntu 10.04 from an iSCSI target?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu 10.04 to an iSCSI target and boot from it? For example Etherboot allows to boot Windows 2003 Server from iSCSI: I'm thinking about a diskless computer, of course ...
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Setting a default CPU Frequency in Ubuntu?

How do I get Ubuntu to select a default cpufreq on boot? These are the frequencies my CPU has available: $ cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_frequencies 2300000 2200000 ...
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Better Ubuntu Fonts

I have been using Ubuntu for a while. I like it. I like it a lot. But once in a while, when I switch to Windows, I feel better because I really like the font. It feels really much pleasant to watch ...
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OpenVPN route missing

I can connect to an OpenVPN server from Windows without any problems. But when I try to connect from Ubuntu 12.04 (start OpenVPN) I receive the following: OpenVPN needs a gateway parameter for a ...
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Problems with MySQL [Minecraft Server]

I get an error with MySQL. My servers crash every day having something to do about Java. But this one was different. Error: http://pastebin.com/n2xLY50L Edit: I also have two values put in my ...
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Can't change permission for bash.bashrc file in Ubuntu

I'm trying to change the permission for my .bashrc file in Ubuntu but don't seem to have permission. I've tried following the example here: Open up publicity.html for reading and writing by anyone. ...
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How do I properly dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 on an UEFI system?

I have an HP Z210 with Windows 7, which is UEFI based. I'd like to dual boot it to Ubuntu 11.10 with GRUB2, but am having problems due to the UEFI. The install CD goes to the end, but then the ...
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Filesystem access in VirtualBox

I have Windows 8.1 installed on a VM using virtualbox. My host system is Ubuntu 13.04. I use windows for testing, and also for tortoiseSVN. For some reason, commiting on tortoise takes way too much ...
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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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Getting Kinect Serial on Ubuntu

I connected a new Kinect (XBOX 360) to my Ubuntu 12.04 Machine. Using lsusb I tried to find the serial number of the Kinect device. But I get the following output: iManufacturer 2 Microsoft ...
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Sound plays on headphones and speakers with Lenovo ThinkPad L512 + Ubuntu 10

The only thing really missing from this install is this issue with the sound. I've searched all over the forums and i found one thing where you get the model and codecs and write them to a file, ...
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Share USB 3G internet through a router but keep the local network access

I'm working on Ubuntu and I was able to share my USB dongle internet through a router by connecting my Ethernet output directly to the WAN port of the router and choosing in IPv4 Setting the Method ...
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How to count pages in multiple PDF files?

I just received a pdf textbook comprised of some 20 separate pdfs (by chapter) with quasi-regular names. Is there a way for counting the pages in th book w/o openning each file (or going through the ...
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Where ubuntu get the default hostname?

My newly installed ubuntu show lele-ThinkPad-X230 as its hostname, I download debian-installer and ubuntu-installer(ubiquity) to see the code, but found nothing useful about this. DHCP or some ...
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How to fix Truecrypt MBR using Command Prompt or Linux live USB?

I was playing with TrueCrypt and decided to make a fresh installation of Windows 7 from USB stick. Unfortunately Windows 7 installer: "setup was unable to create a new system partition" My entire ...
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Read DTH recorded video in laptop

I was confused where to ask this question, hence if not relevant please ignore I live in INDIA and use dth recorder for TV. I can record video from set top box in pen drive but pen drive is not ...
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DNS query only works for Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) but not short name

This is a Linux (Ubuntu 13.10) VM guest in the Windows host & environment. When doing DNS query, only the FQDN entries have returns while the short names are not (see below). Why is that? My ...
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Multi-monitor RDP client for Linux?

Perhaps what I'm after doesn't exist. Is there a good remote desktop client for Linux that properly supports multiple monitors? I'm not talking about VNC, but Windows-style RDP. I fired up Vinagre ...
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Linux VLAN as a true “wire equivalent” connection?

I need to pass data between two boxes outside my LAN (call them OUT1 and OUT2), that will connect to dedicated interfaces added to Linux boxes on my LAN (call them A and B). Let's say OUT1 connects ...
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3D plotting in Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed and need to plot 3D graphic. I have installed several free applications available in the repository, like QtiPlot and GNU Octave. I have found out and created the ...
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Sony Vaio Laptop not booting - black screen

I have a Sony Vaio laptop - not sure on exact model as I am not at home currently - can post later if required. I have it dual boot running Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)) and also ...
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Installed lubuntu on eeepc 1025c - now won't boot

I purchased an Asus EeePc 1025c. Dissapointed with its windows performance, I decided to install Ubuntu + LXDE, that is Lubuntu (lightweight, and 1025c only has 1GB RAM). The installation went fine, ...
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Graphics driver for Ubuntu on Dell Latitude XT

we have a Dell Latitude XT laptop in our company, and we would like to install Ubuntu on it. Windows 7 works fine out of the box, so the hardware is fine. Since this laptop has a touchscreen we just ...
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How to install Visual Python in Ubuntu 10.04?

I am trying to do a Physics problem in python. I need to install visual python because I get the error that it can't find the visual library when I type import visual from * The documentation on the ...
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Ubuntu sometimes immediately shuts down when power button is pressed (but only sometimes)

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on my Lenovo Y500 laptop, and I'm getting strange behavior surrounding the power button. The series of events goes something like this: I turn on my computer and enter ...
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Sync iPhone in Ubuntu 11.04

I want to sync music on my iPhone 4 (version 4.3.3) with Ubuntu 11.04. Is there any working way to do that? I've already tried Amarok, Banshee, and iTunes on wine. None of them work.
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How to do a bidirectional SSH connection on localhost?

I need to use a bidirectional SSH connection on localhost. I have a user called barman and other called postgres. As barman user, I created a RSA key, and copied its public key to the file ...
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How to enter interactive boot mode on ubuntu linux system

On Ubuntu 10.04, How to enter interactive mode at boot time? Can I choose which driver to be enabled? or which Service to be enabled? System blocked at boot time, and closed screen display -- no ...
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Permanent open GUI session on remote computer (Ubuntu Server 12.04)

I'm looking for this (using Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 and Ubuntu Server 12.04): I need 1 machine (A) with an nonstop open session, because it has several programs which I need to be running constantly. I ...
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How to start after installing OpenStack

I have installed OpenStack following the tutorial from here I want to know that how can I deploy simple PHP application using Apache Hadoop on OpenStack? Any reference?
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Can't disable hardware acceleration in Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.251 on Ubuntu

With the new release of Flash Player for Ubuntu I'm not even able to disable hardware acceleration to avoid that frustrating channel management that overlays a sort of blue pattern on each video. ...
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Screen doesn't turn on sometimes, after dual boot installation

I have Windows 8 and installed Ubuntu 13.10, as dual boot. After this installation, the screen doesn't turn on sometimes, even though the system loads normally in the background (I hear the welcoming ...
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Ubuntu black screen

I have a problem with my HP G72 laptop with Intel HD Graphics integrated GPU while running any Ubuntu-based Linux distro. It always boots with a black screen (if booting without nomodeset option). I ...
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Cannot get Ubuntu 13.10 to work with AMD Catalyst 13.12 - black screen

I have installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 13.10 x64 and AMD Catalyst 13.12. When booting up, I see the Ubuntu logo splash screen for a second, then it just goes to a black screen. I am using the R9 290x ...
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Install Windows 8.1 from Dreamspark download on Ubuntu

I managed to download Windows 8.1 from Dreamspark but I can't install it (since it is supposed to be used from older Windows versions I suppose). Is it possible to create a bootable USB or otherwise ...
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ASUS P8Z68-V occasionally black screen on startup

Sometimes when I start or reboot my computer the screen stays black and won't receive signal from the display adapter. Rebooting the machine once or twice makes it work again. The weird thing is ...
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Java command only working in command line not in sh files

I have recently attempted to install java on ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I wgetted the tar.gz file and extracted it to /opt/java and then added /opt/java/bin to the path variable. This all works ...
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Convert old videos to have smaller sizes

I have some videos from a few years ago,with various formats, such as avi, mpg, wmv, rm, rmvb, .... Their sizes are huge(more than 500 MB, and sometimes > 1GB). Given there may likely be some ...
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Shared Clipboard is not working

I have VirtualBox installed and shared-clipboard is enabled as bi-directional. But it does not work at all. How can I get it working?
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ubuntu server in a vm, can't connect to internet

I'm attemtping to host my own development web server in a virtual box guest, Ubuntu Server. I would like this virtual machine to be accessible from not only my home network, but outside the LAN as ...
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Running OLEDB VB6 Windows Progam Under Wine

I'm trying to install a VB6 Windows program that uses OLEDB to access VFP tables to run under Wine 1.0.1 on Ubuntu 9.10. Wine is configured to Windows version Windows XP. The program install ran okay, ...
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New SSH user with access to a specific directory

I created a fresh LAMP stack droplet (Ubuntu 12.04) in Digital Ocean service. Now I have to provide my co-worker with access to server web directory (/var/www) via SSH/SFTP. How could it be done right ...
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Sharing folders between vmware and windows?

I have a following scenario. 1.I have windows 8 on my machine. 2.I have installed vmware and am running ubuntu on it. Now I want some folders on my windows that I want to access from my vmware ...
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Windows DNS sometimes can't pick up my VM's hostname

RE: unresolved hostname / host not found / host unknown The VM is VirtualBox running Ubuntu under Win8, using the bridged networks. It almost always able to register itself to my company's Windows ...
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which unix or linux command is used to change root password of remote machine(Just an IP address) without using SSH Login

which unix or linux command is used to change root password of remote machine(Just an IP address)? Suppose I just have an IP address of the target machine which is on my network, But I do not know ...
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Creating additional Primary partition without wiping entire HDD

The current state of partitions on my 500gb HDD is as follows: I'm not really good when it comes to partitioning. I probably did something foolish to end up here. But the problem is I want to ...
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How to make a launch command set focus to an already running app instance in ubuntu / linux?

I'm using a program called easystroke to invoke commands from mouse gestures - typically to launch an application. 'gnome-terminal', for example. If I already have a gnome-terminal window open, and ...
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Replace a laptop hard drive (Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed)

I have Sony Vaio laptop. The laptop came pre-installed with Windows 7 OS. Later I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Grub. Now the hard is showing early signs of failure. How can I replace the hard disk ...
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Client config for private openvpn server

I installed openvpn server on a local Ubuntu server at home. I want to use this to connect to in situations where I have to use public wifi. The server setup is done. I followed the Ubuntu guide, and ...
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edited file not saved, while root, with mounted image

My problem is editing a file in the file system of and Android device. I have provided a short synopsis of how I got the file system off the Android device and mounted it on a Ubuntu PC - but the ...