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How do I disable DVD drive auto-probing in SLES 11 SP2?

I'm preparing a SLES 11 SP2 VM for use in Azure. One of the steps they require is disabling auto-probing for DVD drives. How do I determine if auto-probing is on? In the SLES documentation ...
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How to limit a UNIX user to only a given script?

How can I limit a UNIX user (BESIDES sudo!) to only allow it to run a script as root?
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Why are new cronjobs ignored unless crond is restarted in SLES?

I added a new cronjob with a user (SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9.4): # su - XXX $ crontab -e and this is what I added: * * * * * echo `date` >> /home/XXX/a.txt but the a.txt isn't ...
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Linux disk I/O performance issue — what config options to look at?

We discovered an I/O related performance problem when using the default SLES11 SP2 kernel. Our same application on the same hardware had no issue with (the admittedly ancient SLES9 SP3). We had a ...
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Persistent blockdev setra read ahead setting

I've got some SSDs mounted up on /dev/sda1 and /dev/sdb1 on a SLES 11 SP2 server, and I was able to tweak the read ahead setting with blockdev --setra: sudo blockdev --setra 4096 /dev/sda sudo ...
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When will the support end for SLES 9.4? [closed]

I just can't find any description when will the support end for SLES 9.4? QUESTION: can someone point me to an URL/anything that says that SLES 9.4 support will end on XXXX.XX.XX?
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initrd or ramfs for SLES as /

i would like to boot a SLES and run it out of a ramdisk. I would like to setup machines so that they start PXE boot and as part of the PXE boot process they pull across an image that is the root ...
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pdsh command failed with connection refused

I'm able to remote login the target host with ssh. But when I execute a command through pdsh, it fails with connection refused. Both systems are sles11. I found a description of the error on this ...
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rc_status always returns “failed”

One of our developers has a service that needs to be started on boot. This script needs to be fired: /app/bt/preview/apache-tomcat-5.5.27/bin/startup.sh Here is the startup script I'm working ...
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compile software with older version of gcc and linux kernel

Distributor ID: SUSE LINUX Description: openSUSE 11.4 (x86_64) Release: 11.4 Codename: Celadon gcc (SUSE Linux) 4.5.1 Linux linux-14ay 2.6.37.6-0.20-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2011-12-19 ...
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How to modify ulimit for open files on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.4 permanently?

SERVER:/etc # ulimit -a core file size (blocks, -c) 0 data seg size (kbytes, -d) unlimited file size (blocks, -f) unlimited pending signals (-i) 96069 ...
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Adding RPM's to SLES installation DVD

For a custom installation, I need to add a few rpms from the SDK dvd that comes with the main SLES dvd, onto the main SLES installation dvd. This is because my superiors want 1 single dvd to install ...
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Bond slave link up is too slow

On one of my servers I set up a bond-device consisting of an onboard network-card and an PCIe network card. (eth1 and eth5) I set up the configugration according to man ifcfg-bonding - i.e. eth1 and ...
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How to install/upgrade svn on SLE?

My SUSE (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86_64)) got installed old svn. I want to upgrade it but if I download package for Packages for SLE 11 and try to install it via zypper install ...
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What is resume= used for in my grub boot settings?

I've always noticed the resume=/dev/foo entry in /boot/grub/menu.lst, and that it corresponds to the swap partition, but I've never questioned its use. title SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 - ...
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Equivalent of nfsstat -m on older kernel

On my SLES 10, SLES 11, and CentOS 6 servers, I'm able to list information about each NFS mount via nfsstat -m, e.g.: /usr/local from nfssrv1:/vol/foo Flags: ...
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odd output from df command on a SLES

I know I'm not very good at math...but check out this output: SERVER:~ # df -h /ORACLE/LOGS/b Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/LOGSdatavg-LOGSb_lv 96G ...
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How do I know that a /dev/dm-XX device isn't used by anything on SLES 10.4 (64bit)?

I have a device that I can see in the output of fdisk -l: /dev/dm-XX (XX is a number.) How do I know that I can use this /dev/dm-XX to add it to a RAID1 array? How can I be 100% sure that nothing ...
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How to detect SLES version?

What patchlevel does this SLES machine has? 10.2 or 10.4? SERVER:~ # cat /etc/issue SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10.2 Kernel \r (\m), \l SERVER:~ # SERVER:~ # cat /etc/SuSE-release SUSE Linux ...
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Restore /etc/hosts on SuSE

I have lost my /etc/hosts file on SuSE Enterprise 11.3 64 bit. Is there any way to get the original file back?
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Proper management of ld.so.conf and shared libraries

I'm curious as to how other Linux admins manage /etc/ld.so.conf and in general, shared libraries across multiple Linux servers. We have about 30-40 Linux servers running SLES 11. Since they are ...
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Load module from the boot menu

Is there a way to insert/load a module at the boot menu in Suse? I'm referring to the menu in the screenshot below (this isn't from my machine, just a similar screenshot I took from the web). I ...
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I can't start nfs in SLES 11

I'm trying to start nfs service in my SLES. I have my /etc/exports like this: /var/share/testbed *(ro) When I run service nfs start, it says: Not starting NFS client services - no NFS found in ...