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Cannot mount external hard drive after using Clonezilla

Linux Mint 17 Qiana 64-bit. Cinnamon. Yesterday I tried to back up my internal (where Linux resides) hard drive's image to my external USB hard drive using Clonezilla. Last month this operation went ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 does not recognize USB drive

Using Ubuntu 13.04 (with Gnome 3), my new USB stick (details see dmesg/lsusb) doesn't show up automatically. Situation: The drive does not show up at fdisk -l The drive does appear when running ...
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Start script on boot up?

I want to run a script when the system starts. The script is: #!/bin/bash gnome-terminal --tab -t "MyPC" -e "sh -c 'nohup firefox & nohup gedit & bash'" --tab -t "MYPC2" -e "sh -c 'ls -al;ls; ...
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Permissions when creating a simple Python package for pip

I'm trying to package a simple app I wrote, so that it can be installed on a system using python setup.py install and (later) using pip install awesomeapp. The app consists of two files in the same ...
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How can I resolve the initramfs issue during installation of Ubuntu 14.10 with an ISO file?

My system specs are: HP Probook 4445s, Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit, 4GB RAM, AMD A8-4500 APU I want to have both Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my laptop. I am installing Ubuntu 14.10 from an ISO file. I would ...
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What is the fastest way to create a list of directories specified in a file?

I have a text file, "foo.txt", that specifies a directory in each line: data/bar/foo data/bar/foo/chum data/bar/chum/foo ... There could be millions of directories and subdirectories What is the ...
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Read-only file system error while accessing the files on Ubuntu

I have a Ubuntu machine. I am connected to it remotely and getting the following errer: mkdir: cannot create directory `/testFolder': Read-only file system LIKE WINDOWS, REBOOTING the machine ...
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Unable to change ulimit setting

I edited /etc/security/limits.conf to have root hard nofile 20000 root soft nofile 10000 And added session required pam_limits.so to /etc/pam.d/common-session and ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 init scripts: where to find shell function “clean_all”?

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 . One of the things that I prefer in my desktop is to not clear out /tmp . I'm trying to do the same in 14.10: to prevent the /tmp from being cleared at boot. In one of ...
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Linux Mint will not allow traffic from one specific PC on LAN

I was editing /etc/network/interfaces, and then decided to change my settings over VNC instead. This halted my SSH session and also my VNC. I'm not sure if this locked me out or not, but I set cron up ...
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How can I modify client SSH settings?

I am logged in a system as student. How can I modify client SSH settings so that when I write the following command ssh 123.4.5.67 , SSH client authentificates me as another user?
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How to turn off/speed up desktop switching in Ubuntu 13.10?

In my standard Ubuntu desktop I defined four workspaces. When I switch between them (e.g. use a key shortcut), I see the new workspace move in while the old workspace moves out of the screen. So far ...
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Change Owner From “root” in VMware's Shared Folder

I'm running a Xubuntu from a Windows 8 host. I can't change the owner of shared files from xubuntu by any sudo chown ... command. Is there any other way I can change the owner from the root to the ...
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Unable to access bugzilla url

Actually I installed bugzilla in one vm. It is using mod_perl and Email configured. Everything working fine. In browser i access the url http://MY_server_IP/bugzilla working fine. In another vm, I ...
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Internet disappears regularly

About a month ago I installed the newest version of Linux Mint (14). I use Linux the whole day on my laptop but every 1-2 hours my internet connection (Wi-Fi) magically disappears for about 10 ...
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Linux user in group can't cd into directory with executable permission

(Ok, originally asked this on StackOverflow, got it downvoted with a suggestion to post on SuperUser, where I got a hint (but no luck) with using FUSE to mount media. As serverfault seems to have the ...
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get kernel source code

I need a specific kernel version to compile it with some additional modules. When I typing: uname -r I get 3.8.0-29-generic I need this one. uname -a Linux "..." 3.8.0-29-generic ...
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How to monitor bunch of machines for CPU usage from another machine?

I have couple of machines as shown below which are running Ubuntu 12.04 and I need to find out the process name along with its pid whose CPU usage is greater than 70%. Below are the machines as an ...
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Does Linux support the ThinkPad Helix 2?

I'm holding out for the ThinkPad Helix 2, which has a detachable tablet as a screen. It comes out later this month. I've heard that installing Linux on bleeding edge technology can be problematic ...
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Tons of unknown connections in nethogs

I am seeing hundreds of different connections to the same ip and port scrolling by when running nethogs. Occasionally the foreign IP and port will change (not always 80, but sometimes). I've noticed ...
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Dpkg env variable DPKG_HOOK_ACTION is not set in hook script

According to man dpkg I can use DPKG_HOOK_ACTION to get the current dpkg action being run in my dpkg hook script --pre-invoke=command --post-invoke=command Set an invoke hook command to be run ...
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Are RAID formats compatible across distributions?

I'm planning a NAS/home media server build, probably with a HP Proliant Microserver. It will probably have two HDDs in RAID 1, while the OS while run from a USB drive. Question is: once I've set up ...
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Error to install svn on ubuntu 14.04

I tried to install SVN on ubuntu 14.04 and got the following error: $ sudo apt-get install subversion apache2 libapache2-svn apache2-utils * udev requires hotplug support, not started ... fail! E: ...
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Linux and Android apps on ARM vs x86

There are a plethora of low-cost ARM-based mini-devices coming out (Cotton Candy, etc). Some of these are Android-only, some Linux-only, and some allow both operating systems to run. The only issue ...
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Mount proc filesystem in a docker container

i want to install gitlab vcs in a docker container with ubuntu base image on it. But when i run gitlab-ctl recofigure, it can't write to a file on proc fs. How to mount or run docker to provide rw ...
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x2go unable to locate package x2goserver

I'm trying to install x2go on my test server following this: http://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php/doc:installation:x2goserver (ubuntu) The repo seems to add fine and gives details on how to use it and what ...
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Sound not working in my Ubuntu desktop after the sudden power cut

i googled in many articles but does't fix this problem i tried this but does't help me sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio sudo apt-get install alsa-base ...
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cgroups: blkio.weight doesn't seem to have the expected effect

I've got 2 LXC containers with these cgroup settings: lxc.cgroup.blkio.weight = 200 lxc.cgroup.cpu.shares = 200 and lxc.cgroup.blkio.weight = 800 lxc.cgroup.cpu.shares = 800 I have verified in ...
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Minimal install of Ubuntu

I'm fairly new to linux but I want to install it on my chromebook with crouton. Is there a way to install something like lubuntu or xubuntu without any of the software normally bundled? For example, I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1, 14.10 base distros take 30min+ to get to splash screen

Update: I've found a temporary workaround, but I would still like to find a more permanent solution. Workaround: I startout the boot process with the laptops battery removed. If I do this it boots ...
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`rvm list remote` not showing binaries for Ubuntu 14.04 box

I'm trying to provision a dev box with rvm on Ubuntu 14.04 (via Vagrant and Ansible). I've installed rvm: gpg --keyserver hkp://keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys D39DC0E3 \curl -sSL https://get.rvm.io | ...
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Can't locate Cairo.pm in @INC

I am running prinseq for trimming my data but got this error: Can't locate Cairo.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /home/A/software/vcftools_0.1.11/perl How do I install this?
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Cannot find -lgcc

I'm trying to compile my next basic c program after hello-world. This contains two supporting modules. I have Ubuntu running in a VM through VirtualBox on a mac. Everything is up to date but I ...
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Low PPPoE speed in Linux (Ubuntu)

We have 2 PC with Ubuntu 12.04 and connect with 1000M/bit cable. We then start iperf on both PCs and get 900m/bit speed using the iftop tool. However, when we setup PPPoE server on the 1st PC, and ...
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Linux with VM Windows guests in kiosk mode

We have a bunch of computers in our school, which are used by many students and some of them are really having fun in messing around with the system. However it's not possible to restrict access to ...
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deleting admin directory after deleting an admin user

I am creating Admin accounts using this command, sudo useradd *new-admin-username* -s /bin/bash -g sudo -m It creates the admin's directory in the /home/.. Moreover, since these are admin, I can ...
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OpenVPN on Ubuntu VM

I am trying to create a VLAN Network from my home network for a web-dev platform. I am running Ubuntu servers in VirtualBox on a Windows 7 machine. I am running an Ubuntu DHCP/OpenVPN/Shorewall ...
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Can I install other distro and use /home from previous one?

I want to install CrunchBang, and I have been using Ubuntu 12.10. Should I format /home, or do I need to only format / and install #! there?
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trying to limit FTP users in proftpd

Have proftpd installed in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS It is running fine, and I have ProFTPD listening on two different ports for both unsecured ftp connections and sftp connections authenticated with private ...
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HP SmartArray RAID5 recovery on linux

This is a long time in the making, and I've finally got it working so I thought I'd share this with as many people as I can in case they're in a similar situation. Long story short - HP SmartArray ...
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Use VirtualBox to access site on host from guest? the host and guest is linux

I'm running VirtualBox on a Ubuntu (host), the VM I’m using is fedora (guest). VirtualBox is setup to use the NAT network adapter, and I'm able to get to the internet. I use Port Forwarding to access ...
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Shell: How to uninstall all related packages to a specific one? / Ubuntu

Recently I asked to my hosting provider to reload the OS to Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit minimal assuming minimal would have the minimum required packages installed, but I realized that mysql was installed so, ...
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Shutdown so fast on iMac

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on iMac 27 in dual boot with OSX via rEFInd. It works nice but when I click to shutdown the Ubuntu it is so quickly and the screen becomes black in 1 or 2 seconds. So I can ...
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mount.nfs: access denied by server while mounting on Ubuntu machines?

I am a linux newbie and I have a very basic question. I have three machines in production - machineA 10.66.136.129 machineB 10.66.138.181 machineC 10.66.138.183 and all those machines ...
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How to clean /tmp?

In general, how can we clean /tmp for freeing up the space taken by non-needed files? Note that I once made a mistake by deleting everything under /tmp, and then after rebooting, my Ubuntu was ...
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Why can't I change the hostname of my server using sudo? [duplicate]

From a user that is part of the sudoers group, I can normally run any command by doing sudo <command> But the following command fails stating "Permission denied" sudo echo "myhostname" > ...
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A window asking me to enter my ssh passphrase is popping up randomly. Why?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. For a few weeks now a small window keeps popping up randomly, grabbing my keyboard and asking me to enter the passphrase for my ssh key. The Window's title says "OpenSSH", and it ...
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Cannot write to sector - boot Ubuntu

So I was in an airport working and I closed my laptop. When I brought it back up again, my screen was black so I kill switched. Now when I boot, I get "cannot write to sector". Anyone got any ideas? ...
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How to properly mount new hdd, to free up the old one

I installed a new hdd /dev/sdb1, and mounted to /home/ubuntu/new1, and moved some files there to free up the old hdd, but when I do du -h new1 is still takes space in the old hdd, below are my fstab ...
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/etc/rc.d vs /etc/init.d

Is ubuntu's /etc/init.d directory exactly equivalent (functionally) to what I presume to be the more standard /etc/rc.d/ (at least on arch)? Is there any particular reason canonical used init.d ...