I've got a computer with 512 MB of RAM, and a 50 GB hard disk. Question: will I have any problems if I install an old version of Ubuntu, Knoppix, or any other distro? For example: may I have any ...
I'm trying to figure out which version of sed that I've got on BusyBox 1.18.3. The --version output is cryptic. $ sed --version This is not GNU sed version 4.0 The following code is from the ...
I have recently had to have our dedicated server rebuilt as core system files were deleted. But that's another story... Before the rebuild, we were merging, branching, and committing changes to a ...
What is the convention for numbering the linux kernels? AFAIK, the numbers never seem to decrease. However, i think I've seen three kinds of schemes 2.6.32-29 2.6.32-29.58 220.127.116.11 Can anybody ...
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 ...
lsattr -v gives me the "version number" of given file(s). What does this mean? On Redhat 7.3, I could've sworn all the version numbers were 1 except those I changed with chattr -v. On Fedora 11, ...
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 ...
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?