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How should I search for packages to install on CentOS 5.5?

Backstory: Recently, it was explained to me that to upgrade any package via terminal on a linux machine, I will need to use the distributions package management system to install or upgrade the ...
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HP Laptop refused to boot Arch or Fedora CDs but boots Debian based fine

My Laptop a HP Probook 4510s refuses to boot Fedora or Arch Linux CD'S, But will boot and install Debian based stuff ie Debian, Ubuntu. If it put a fedora or arch CD in it will just stick on BIOS ...
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apt-get has unmet dependencies, but apt-get -f install doesn't solve problem

I've tried to install emacs on Ubuntu server 64bit 11.04, but it's complaining about emacs23-common. If I do: sudo apt-get -f install I still see the same problem: Errors were encountered while ...
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Prevent a package from being installed?

I installed Python 2.7 from source. A dependency of some packages is python. Is there a way I can prevent the install of a lesser version of Python, or let apt know it's already been fulfilled?
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Which FreeBSD version or ISO for Dell R310?

When I try to install FreeBSD I always get confused as to which iso is the correct one for Rack mounted servers. In their download choices, there are too many versions of FreeBSD Which one is the ...
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arch linux installation, “could not create filesystems”

im installing arch linux, the x86-64 net install. during the part where the hard drive is being processed/erased, i get: "Warning: Could not create all needed filesystems. Either the underlying ...
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Why is my Fedora 14 install failing?

While trying to install Amahi and Fedora 14 from 5 discs, I get this error: It says: A fatal error occurred when installing the module-init-tools package. This could indicate errors when ...
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Can I install Mint to another hard drive without booting from it?

Is there an easy way, given an ISO image for Linux Mint, to install it to an empty hard drive from within my existing Ubuntu installation? I don't have any CDs or appropriate USB devices at hand, so ...
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Install virtual machine as non-root?

Is it possible to install any virtual machine software as non-root user and run it ? Which VM's are possible to be installed with out need of root access ? If it is not possible what would be the ...
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Why does 'apt-get install' suggest packages that I already have?

On Ubuntu Desktop 10.04.1, I have just run apt-get install to install a package. Amongst the list of suggested packages is ssh. I'm confused, because I am sure that I already have ssh installed: # ...
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GCC installation prefix under Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where should I put software I compile myself? Following this qustion, is there a recommended prefix for GCC installation under Linux? I am not trying to achieve anything ...
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I can't figure out how to install Firestarter Fedora

I am feeling stupid. I have been searching for 3 hours with no success. I installed Fedora 14 and tried to do yum install firestarter but the package was not found. I also tried from a GUI and found ...
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Install MySQL workbench on ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 9.10 - the Karmic Koala - released in October 2009 I downloaded mysql-workbench-gpl-5.2.33b-1ubu1004-i386.deb from here But when I run this package it show me following error: ...
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Why does installing Debian from DVD download many packages?

I know Debian is general purpose, so a Debian install could just as easily be a server as a desktop. It seems, however, that even with a DVD of disk1 from Debian, it is downloading a tremendous number ...
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Can't install uwsgi on ubuntu

root@ip-10-194-97-94:~# apt-get install uwsgi Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that ...
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Debian Lenny on Asus sabertooth X58 won't detect hard drive

I have been trying to install Debian Lenny on my new machine, alongside Windows 7 64-bit. When I get to the part where it detects my disks, it can't find any. I have a 1GB FAT32 flash drive that it ...
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Installing Fedora along side Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 by specifying "Use the entire disk" during installation. Now, I would like to install Fedora alongside Ubuntu. I would like to know whether it's possible or not. If it's ...
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How do I execute a script later?

I need to compile gcc45 on my computer and that's a lengthy and resource-intensive process for my computer, so I'd prefer to have it do it while I sleep (at night). What's the closest thing to: $ ...
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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 make PKG_CONFIG_PATH variable to refer an installed library?

I am in the process of installing the required libraries for FireFox 3.6 in the redhat linux nash 4.x system. I already have successfully installed the glib2.12.0 library...but When i ./configure ...
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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 ...