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Can I use clonezilla without overwritting my other image backups on the external drive?

I have an external HDD on which I store some files and my Windows 7 image (created by Windows itself). Now I'm trying to backup an image of my Ubuntu partition using Clonezilla on this HDD, but per ...
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Difference between shutting down and rebooting PC

I have windows (XP SP3 32-bit) and linux (Xubuntu TT 64-bit) both installed on my laptop (as a dualboot). Now each of the following behavior has been tested on my PC several times: When shutting ...
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Ubuntu nested bash shell

Thanks for any help. I'm helping configure a machine to log keystrokes using /usr/bin/script function. For each session, a log file is created that includes the POSIX time. $PS1 is changed to reflect ...
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Rsync and Windows 7

Can someone give me any tips on setting up some sort of Rsync server/client on Windows 7 to run rsync between both my web hosting server, and a backup server that I have running Ubuntu? I've tried ...
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Error only on VirtualBox - CDBOOT : Cannot boot from CD - code 5

Host OS : Ubuntu 14.04 LTS DVD : Windows 7 Virtualization software : Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager Problem Description: The DVD boots fine when I put it before the PC starts. However, it throws the ...
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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: Getting sudo access as guest

I installed Ubuntu Linux 12.04 a little while ago to try it out and play around with it (hence I have no idea what I'm doing). I tried changing my home directory by editing the /etc/passwd file, ...
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how to migrate a ubuntu vmware image to azure

i am pretty new to azure - so any help is appreciated. I have the vmware images of 2 (once physical) servers. I would like to put them into my azure count an run them from there - is that possible ? ...
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How can you satisfy Google's requirement to enforce SafeSearch at the network level?

I have kids that are old enough to start getting curious, and, while I don't think it's an active problem, I'd rather avoid the usual garbage that comes along the average Google search. Google's ...
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Find what package a file belongs to in Ubuntu/Debian?

I frequently find myself missing a program, man page, or other file when working on my Ubuntu 8.04 system. Is there any simple way to look up what package contains a given file (whether it is ...
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https redirect to virtual host directory and http not working

System configuration ubuntu14.04 (64bit) XAMPP 1.8.3-5 Apache/2.4.10 (Unix) OpenSSL/1.0.1i PHP/5.5.15 mod_perl/2.0.8-dev Perl/v5.16.3 I have read on new features of apache 2.4 ...
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Cannot ping a computer but can ssh, ftp, http, etc. to it

I have a small computer that I mainly use as a file server, web server, and just general purpose server computer. It is running Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS. This computer is at my parents' home while ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 has no Suspend or Hibernate Options

I have a Lenova Yoga 2 Pro, and I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed. I am having some issues setting the power functions. At the moment I can not suspend or hibernate the laptop. So from Gnome 3.10 I have ...
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ubuntu 14.04 cant connect to any development board through ethernet

i was trying to connect by intel galelio board to ubuntu 14.04 through ethernet but it is not getting connected. it shows "connecting" for some time (the networking symbol is blinking) and then it ...
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Any sound which is played from Google Chrome is very low pitch

Any sound which is played from Google Chrome is very low pitch, doesn't matter which website or source i.e. video from youtube, music from flash games and etc. However if I open same content in other ...
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Copy ubuntu from one PC to another

I have a very weird scenerio here, I have installed some softwares on my Ubuntu machine, Now I want to move everything (including windows)to another Machine B, notice Machine has no access to Internet ...
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Routing some request through VPN with Tinc

maybe you could help me. What I need is that some request to certain host are passed through the VPN that I've created with Tinc. By example: Server B request test1.mywebsite.com -> Request go ...
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RAID configurations are resetted after reboot-Ubuntu Server

I have configured software RAID 1 in Ubuntu Server. I have created RAID 1 and now one of the Disk fails so I removed it. I had attached a new disk. Created partitions as same like /sda from fdisk. ...
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Ubuntu server remote desktop blank screen

I have a server running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. Things were running fine until I removed (complete uninstall) OpenBox and Lightweight LXDE for trying other desktops. Now the server boots fine but shows ...
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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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Docker login via ssh always asks for password

I a trying to create an Ubuntu image with an "ubuntu" user who can log into the container via ssh without using a password. It asks for a password when I try to log in. Here's the Dockerfile FROM ...
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Moving one OS from a dual-boot setup inside a large HD to small SSD

In my current setup I have a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu on an HD of 640 GB. I want to move my Ubuntu to a new SSD of 240 GB and install Windows 8 from scratch, without transferring any files ...
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Cron won't run my root script

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 (using Digital Ocean) trying run a script as root. It's a script to check if a server is running and restart if it has crashed. The issue isn't the script, but crontab won't run ...
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How to Ban an IP address automatically in ubuntu 12.04 when it sends specific packet to server?

I run a game server and someone is attacking with fake players. I want to ban him automatically in Ubuntu V P S. Any IPtables command or program that can accomplish this task? If it's not possible ...
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Limit disk space in Ubuntu (VM)

I have installed an ubuntu VM on VMware Player and want to limit the usable diskspace to 10MB to test a particular project. I tried searching on the net but was not successful. Can anyone please help ...
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tunnel 6to4 via ssh [on hold]

We need help to resolve a 6to4 SSH tunnel issue; we want to access a couple of servers which are on an IPv4 network from an IPv6 network (we don't have any plan to move those IPv$ servers server to ...
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Unable to execute binary file. Exec format error

I recently heard about Breach, a Node.js based browser. I was following the instructions on http://codeforgeek.com/2014/08/download-install-breach-browser-ubuntu-14-04/ to install it but got the ...
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What's wrong with this GRUB setup?

I have two hard disks. The first one contains both Windows and Ubuntu installations, but the first MBR boots to Windows and the second MBR boots, in theory, to Ubuntu. This worked fine until recently. ...
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How to get <arrow key down> to focus on first google hit?

At my school on a linux (Ubuntu) machine, if I google something and then press arrow key down, a cursor will show next to the first hit. I can then navigate down or up to select the link I want and ...
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Why does Windows 7 has higher disk usage than Ubuntu? [on hold]

This is what I noticed from looking at the disk indicator light.
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how to setup openvpn services on servers behind firewall

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 server behind our department firewall, I could SSH login via domain name and port 8022, I tried setup openvpn services following guide: the Ubuntu 12.04 Server guide -- OpenVPN. ...
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Strange behavior when sudo -u

I'm trying to set up daily backups of my postgres database. To that end I've created a /home/backups directory, and inside it the /home/backups/postgres directory. The owner of /home/backups/postgres ...
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Ethernet works on Ubuntu, not on Windows 8.1

I have pretty strange problem. I have dual boot of windows 8.1 & ubuntu. The thing is that ethernet perfectly works on Ubuntu, but won't work on Windows 8.1. All it says in Win is that is ...
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Courting Disaster with fakeRAID10 (Dual Boot Win7,Ubuntu14.10)

Over the past several weeks (!), I have been trying to set up a dual boot with Windows 7 Enterprise and Ubuntu Desktop 14.10. The motherboard is a Sabertooth x79, and I wanted to install everything ...
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How can I dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit with Windows 8.1 in Legacy (BIOS) Mode?

I bought my laptop almost a year ago, came with a FreeDOS OS and I installed Windows 7. Later upgraded to Windows 8 & 8.1. When I installed Windows 8, I had done it in Legacy (BIOS) mode and ...
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How to not allow user outside of home directory with SFTP

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04. I have users' home directories set, but I want to restrict them to their home directory and its children when they are connecting via SFTP. In other words: not allowing ...
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Unicode Composition in Sublime Text

I'm not able to use unicode composition (The ctrl+shift+u method) to enter unicode characters in Sublime Text 2 (v2.0.1, Build 2217) on Ubuntu 12.04 (Unity). To reproduce, just open up a tab and do ...
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Options for daily non-RAID data mirroring?

I'm considering setting up a storage box with an SSD and I want resilience in the case of hardware failure of that SSD. (I expect the box to run Ubuntu 14.04.) I have three reasons to consider ...
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to have an homogeneous environment for python and tools like PIP

I have a learning group for pythong where people are coming with their machines but with differents OS (Windows, Mac Os, Linux). For Mac and Linux, it is quite easy as you can install programs like ...
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How to block network traffic on ubuntu gateway via arp table

I have a network with 80 PC and a ubuntu 12.04 as GW. For security reason I want to limit the Computers connected on this network using an ARP precompiled table. In other words I want a tool that ...
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Why do I sometimes type “the” as “teh”; is it because the response of keyboard is too slow? [closed]

Why do I sometimes type “the” as “teh” on my laptop? Note that I use left hand for “t” and “e” and right hand for “h”. Similar problems with other words. How can I avoid it? Does it mean that the ...
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MariaDB Galera on Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS trying to overwrite /usr/bin/mysqld

This morning I noticed that there was an available update for MariaDB, from 5.5.35 to 5.5.36. So I decided to upgrade one of the three nodes in our MariaDB cluster. However the update failed: ...
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How do I reset the factory capacity of harddisks on win7 or ubuntu

I have a 3TB Hitachi HD () which progressively 'lost' displayed capacity to currently just above 740 GB. Explorer, Installation-DVD and harddisk manager (win7) all agree on this size @ 1.5 billion ...
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Ubuntu is not detecting my Video Card (AMD)

I have an HP laptop with the following specs: CPU: AMD A10-5745M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics × 4 RAM: 8GB VGA: 8670M OS: Ubuntu 14.04 I have already installed the AMD Catalyst drivers but it ...
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Using Cygwin X as a screen/tmux-like fashion

I have the following environment: A laptop running Windows 7 that I connect/disconnect to my work network every day A desktop running Ubuntu 12.04 that's permanently connected to the work network ...
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Unable to launch “gnome-session --session=ubuntu” X session

Every time I get into my Linux VM (10.4, no choice in version, I know it is end of life), I get an error: : unable to launch "gnome-session --session=ubuntu" X session --- "gnome-session ...
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Virtualization enabled from host computer but disabled from guest virtualbox?

I have enabled virtualization on the BIOS and verified it by issuing this command from the host computer: I have ubuntu desktop 14.04 64 bit as host, virtualbox 4.3.10 and ubuntu server 14.04 64 bit ...
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ubuntu 14.04.1 installer doesnt detect any partitions, even after fixparts corrected partition table

Trying to install 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 7 I have four partitions (2 windows partitions), a ext4 for the ubuntu install, and a remaining ntfs data partition As a follow up to Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Add domain to VPS (DNS?) [migrated]

I have a VPS and some domains. I want to add one of my domains to the VPS. My VPS provider has send me his Nameservers like ns1.example.com and ns2.example.com and I changed these DNS records in my ...
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configure: error: Unable to locate gmp.h

Per http://stackoverflow.com/a/19894267/569976 I tried the following to no avail: ln -s /usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu/gmp.h /usr/include/gmp.h --with-gmp=/usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu Both of them ...