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How to make USB debian squeeze disk for PPC?

I'm using a G4 1.5ghz PPC 32bit Powerbook I followed the instructions on this site. http://mintppc.org/content/installation-mintppc-92 But could never get my powerbook to boot up from the usb ...
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Install Ubuntu over Suse without affecting Windows

I have Windows XP and Linux Suse 11 installed on my laptop for some time. I want to replace my Suse installation with Ubuntu and would like to know if it is possible to do that without affecting the ...
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OpenBSD patch system

If I install OpenBSD from CD-ROM: http://www.openbsd.org/ftp.html with install48.iso then is it patched? All 10 patches from here are in the ISO file? If those are not included, how can I apply ...
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Reinstall Fedora, keep files?

Is it possible to reinstall Fedora (I have the DVD that I used to install it yesterday), and keep the files in my home directory? I seem to have messed up my system while trying to get my monitor ...
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How do I install mplayer from a terminal?

I need a command to run on Linux to install mplayer. I'm not finding the command anywhere, and when I try to use the zypper command to install mplayer it tells me I am not a sudoer. What should I do?
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Fixing debian installer

I have a VPS with Debian GNU/Linux on it. I'm trying to install a PHP file manager so that people could access it and download stuff into a directory. I don't have anything in my /bin about PHP so ...
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qmake looking for lib files named *.pc

I'm trying to compile some software (FocusWriter) on openSUSE 11.3, (linux 2.6.34.7-0.5-desktop). (I can't find an actual download link to the alleged openSUSE RPM...just lots of metadata about the ...
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What I can I do to make the transition to some new computer hardware safe and smooth?

I normally use machine A, and I make backups of A onto a fileserver B. Sooner or later, I will lose machine A for one reason or another. Its hard drive wears out, or it gets hit by lightening, or some ...
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How to do a binary install of Python 2.7 on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11?

My SLES11 box came with Python 2.6 installed. I would like to upgrade to 2.7. What is the easiest way to do this?
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Debian 6 installation DVD required

I just want to install the operating system and SSH printserver . I just burned the first DVD of the 8 avaible for the amd64 architecture. How many DVDs should i burn in order the operating system to ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 bad install…now Mac won't boot

I've been having a problem all day. It all started when I tried to partition my HD to install Ubuntu with bootcamp on my mac. The install froze and when I restarted the Apple logo was replaced with ...
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Swap root at runtime

I am developing an embedded Linux system. The system is usually installed by creating a ISO file which is written to a USB stick the board can boot from. To make the installation possible to do ...
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Installation date of Ubuntu

How can I determine when Ubuntu was installed in my computer? There was a different question posted here, but none of them is helpful.
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CentOS 5.5 Install Customization

I'm having a frustrating time with customizing my initial CentOS 5.5 installation. I want to have a specific set of the packages installed (e.g. I want Java and httpd but not OpenOffice or NewsServer) ...
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Keeping multiple root directories in a single partition

I'm working out a partition scheme for a new install. I'd like to keep the root filesystem fairly small and static, so that I can use LVM snapshots to do backups without having to allocate a ton of ...
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Add files to an iso image and auto run a script post installation

I'd like to add a tar archive in the standard Red Hat installation CD image and untar the same at a desired location using some post install scripts. Can you kindly suggest me how to proceed? In ...
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Am getting a blank screen during installation stage of Arch Linux

I used dd if=archlinux-2010.05-core-x86_64.iso of=/dev/sdb to create an installation image on a USB stick and I'm getting a blank screen soon after boot-up. The last message I saw is: Waiting for ...
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How to install from a Linux live CD that does not support installing?

I tried out the linuX-gamers live DVD and like it so much that I want to have it as the main operating system on my desktop. The FAQ says: Can I install or copy the medium to my hard disk? No, ...
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Install Git on CentOS 5.5

I have added EPEL repo and here goes... # yum install git-core Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * addons: mirror.team-cymru.org * base: yum.singlehop.com * ...
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Creating a completely offline installer using simple-cdd

I'm trying to create a custom CD using my own minimal debian installed setup. I just simply typed build-simple-cdd. The process was successful, but when I tested it on my virtualbox and disabling the ...
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How to install Debian from USB? (Using full size image not netinstall)

I learned of a way to install Debian from USB using the netinstall image, which is fine. However it means I have to spend hours and hours downloading packages to do the install. Is there a way I can ...
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mount root fs to /target

I am installing crunchbang linux (#!) to my eeePC and it is unable to start the disk partitioner. I traced the problem to partman and partman-lvm that states No volume groups found. So I have ...
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Stuck on “grub>” prompt when dual-booting Ubuntu

On the dual boot option screen I choose Ubuntu and only get: grub> I want to get into Ubuntu and start learning it a bit but am stuck. What would be the best way to fix my problem?
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What is the function/point of “config.sub”

I'm trying to install some software from the command line. There is a file called "config.sub". Am I supposed to use this for something? I haven't been able yet to find out by searching online ...
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Installing opensuse through an USB

Can anyone explain BRIEFLY as to how to install OpenSUSE through an USB?. I searched in lot of forums, but i couldn't find anything helpful. Moreover, there was something written about installing it ...
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When changing distro

I wonder if I have previously installed ubuntu with root, home, and swap partition. And now I want to change distro to arch linux. Is it so that I only need to wipe my root-partition and install arch ...
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Chakra project or netinstall — Arch Linux installation

My arch linux installation didn't go well (apparently I should have gone through netinstall instead of core). When I try again, should I use the Chakra project (which is supposedly easier), or should ...
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USB Ubuntu with whole-disk encryption

Is it possible to create a single-user USB installation (with persistence) of Ubuntu Linux such that the entire USB stick is encrypted and requires a passphrase at boot time? Is there an online ...
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How can I serve a Kickstart file over the network without a DHCP server?

I want to install CentOS 5.5 on two systems. I have a kickstart file. I would like to install CentOS on a system using this kickstart file. I'm reading the instructions provided by fedoraproject.org ...
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Xorg Server Failing to Startup

I am having difficulty starting up the Xorg server within my Gentoo installation. I set it up via The X Server Configuration HOWTO. When I get to the part where I startx, the screen flickers a bit, ...
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Single CD install of a RHEL-like distribution?

Can someone suggest a RHEL-like distribution that can install from a single CD? I am looking for a distribution where services are started from /etc/init.d, environment variables are set from scripts ...
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SME server install from USB crashes with “IOError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system”

I managed to make my 8.0GB USB flash drive boot the current SME Server 8 beta ISO image. The installation program starts when I boot from USB, and configuration of install options worked fine. After ...
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How can I install ncdu on Red Hat?

The answers provided to this question doesn't help. I'ved tried yum install ncdu But I'm getting No package ncdu available
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Are packages cryptographically signed in Fedora 14?

I am installing Fedora 14 and I am wondering if the Fedora packages are cryptographically signed package signatures are checked by the installer by default package signatures are checked by yum when ...
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Does the Fedora installer not include default URLs for installation mirrors?

I installed Fedora 14 using a slightly non-standard method, i.e. loading the install media vmlinuz/initrd.img files via an existing grub2 instance. (I fetched them from a mirror). The installer works ...
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Can I alter my Fedora LVM LV to install a new distro as a dual-boot?

My question is almost a duplicate of this question, but not quite because that one is about ext3 and I am already using LVM. I have an older HP Pavilion laptop running Fedora 11. I chose Fedora ...
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Step-by-step guide for installation of 2 different Linux OSs and Window OS - on the same computer

Is there any existing step by step guide instructing how to install 2 different Linux OSs (say, Red Hat and SUSE), and Windows OS on the same machine? (When tried it I entangled with the partitions ...
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Writing a makefile to install manual pages for a library

If I have a C library, let's say "apple", and "apple" contains functions "banana" and "carrot", how do I write the "install" line in the makefile so that "man banana" brings up the manual page for the ...
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What is the preferred way to install new versions of software?

I have installed Ubuntu Server 10.10 and now I want to install some software like PostgreSQL, Nginx and PHP. But what is the preferred way to get the latest stable version of the software? E.g I ...
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Concept of 'mount point' while installing LINUX

While installing Linux, it asks for a 'mount point' selection. I gave it /, but I don't know the exact meaning and aim of this. Also, now I want to create one more mount point, /home in my machine ...
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Preseeding Ubuntu 10.04

I need to preseed a dual boot installation of Ubuntu 10.04. I want partman to use all already existing Linux partitions and all free space (like the option when installing Fedora) what would that ...
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Installing new kernel (by commandline) as side of old kernel and effective configuration of ' menuconfig'

I need to install another kernel (2.6.34) into my fedora machine (x86) and i need to show the old and new boot up options in the boot menu (both new and old kernel) I have downloaded the new kernel ...
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Am I installing CentOS 5.5 right?

I'll probably be in here a bit over the next few months. The only exposure I've had to Linux is just some basic dabbling with Ubuntu and using Knoppix as a recovery DVD for when things go wrong. I ...
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Get list of required libraries when installing something from source

When installing something from source (say, Ruby 1.9.2), what command can I run to get a complete list of all the dependencies needed to install that application? Is this possible?
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Installing Ubuntu, how do I get it to recognize the Crucial RealSSD C300?

I'm building a new rig and got the RealSSD C300 for its supposedly stellar performance, but it is not recognized when I try to install Ubuntu 10.4LTS 64-bit. Is there anything that I can do to get ...
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How to install Linux on a Lenovo ThinkPad T400

I want to completely format my computer and replace my current OS with Linux. How should I go about doing this? Particularly, how do I handle finding all the device drivers I'll need? I'm using a ...
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GUI for adding Fedora software source

Is there a GUI for adding additional software sources in Fedora (FC 13). I have a software repository that works fine when added manually (as a .repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d/), but I'd like to have ...
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need help booting the machine using the Ubuntu 10.04 installer CD

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 on my machine which already has Windows Vista and Fedora installed. I use GRUB to get the boot menu. The GRUB screen looks something like this (has a fedora logo ...
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Fedora vs. Ubuntu installation

I am using Fedora 13, and it was my friend who did the installation for me. I have used Ubuntu also and I found it more easy to install than fedora. Ubuntu uses a WUBI installer (if I am correct) and ...
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Oldest Linux machine you still run

What is your oldest machine you ever installed Linux on and currently still run? What are the specs, kernel version or distro, and for what purpose?