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What is the preferred way to setup resolvconf on Ubuntu in ec2?

I had been using Ubuntu 10.04.3 or 11.04. In either of these versions, hostnames like ec2-123-45-6-7.compute-1.amazonaws.com would resolve to a private in the 10.0.0.0/8 range. After upgrading to ...
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How to change phpmyadmin username from root to something else?

I can't seem to find a resource in the internet that explains how to do this from the command line or phpmyadmin. I'm using Ubuntu Server 13.04 in Amazon EC2.
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Ubuntu not enough space on AWS EC2

I have 25GB volume on EC2. OS is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I can connect to it, but cannot even write 1KB. I tried to delete some files and write again - the same result - not enough space. I tried to check ...
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JFS support missing on EC2 instance?

I just launched new EC2 instances with the Ubuntu precise and saucy AMIs. I installed jfsutils, but I am unable to mount a JFS volume: $ sudo mount -a mount: unknown filesystem type 'jfs' Looking ...
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Set fully qualified domain name on EC2 instance

I am trying to set a fully qualified domain name on EC2 instance. I have set CNAME entry in Route53, so when I go to sync1.staging1.mycompany.net, it resolves to the correct instance. What I have ...
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How to update to 3.12 kernel on EC2?

Updating kernels on EC2 seems a nightmare. I'm on saucy, currently on kernel 3.11.0-14-generic according to uname -a. There's a fix in 3.12 that I need, how can I get it? I tried the instructions ...
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Terminal freezes on running apt-get or vim

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop. I ssh to my EC2 instance which is running Ubuntu 12.04.3 and every time I run sudo apt-get update, it prints some lines and then the terminal freezes. ...
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installing pptpd on ubuntu ec2

I am running this line in ubuntu: sudo apt-get install pptpd and here's the output I get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following ...
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Login to webmin with user has no password (SSH)

I have an simple Ubuntu 12.04 instance running on AWS EC2 I have webmin installed and accessable, but am presented with a login requiring username and password. As part of the AWS install, you don't ...
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Install java on a wine in a linux terminal server

I have a Windows terminal process (which requires Java). I need to run this in a Linux terminal server (it's an Amazon EC2 instance). I installed Wine, but now I need to install Java. When I try to ...
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Mail Server: system requirements

I want to create a mail server for personal use. It will be used mainly by me and possibly some family members. The system load will be in the order of 5-10 IMAP mailboxes, all for "human" use: no ...
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Unable to connect FileZilla to ubuntu ec2

I have a micro ubuntu instance on ec2. I have done a passwd to set it to simple password. I have installed vsftpd on the ec2 instance. And imported the ec2 pem file via FileZilla-Settings-SFTP, and ...
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Getting WebGL to run on an Amazon EC2 server

I'm trying to get WebGL to work on my Amazon EC2 server (migrating from an office-bound Mac Mini, that has a lot of hiccups). Worked some days to get this running, but I'll try to start from where i ...
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EC2 instance suddenly refused our key pair

I've been connecting to my AWS EC2 instance without any problem using the .ppk file provided by Amazon. The security group was set up properly enabling port 22, etc., etc., and everything worked just ...
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How to access Amazon EC2 instance from Ubuntu 13.10?

I have an Amazon EC2 (Windows) instance which has been created for me and I have public DNS, public IP and the public key. I would like to RDP to this instance from Ubuntu 13.10. I have recently ...
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How to ssh tunnel to ec2 for running a local python script

I can create a tunnel for FF using the below on Ubuntu. Machine is 12.04 in a VBox on a mac host. -i ~/.ec2/aws_development_oregon.pem -C2qTnN -D 8080 ubuntu@test.com But..what I need is for my ...
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Ubuntu with unremovable device on Amazon

We are using a 10.04 canonical ubuntu instance image on an Amazon instance store. We recently unmounted a device and detached it from the instance. The problem is that the device still shows up in ...
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How to create AMI instanse store from ubuntu disk image?

There are good images on ubuntu website: http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/saucy/current/ When I try to make my own AMI: ec2-bundle-image -i saucy-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk1.img ec2-upload-bundle -b ...
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Synchronise clocks on ubuntu running in EC2?

I've got three servers running on AWS EC2 using official Ubuntu AMIs using paravirtualisation. I have noticed their clocks are out of sync by about a minute. NTP is not installed by default in the ...
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Securing Amazon EC2 Ubuntu server

I'm about to launch a product I'm working on into alpha phase but before that I'd like to ask a bit about securing my Ubuntu server 64bit which is hosted at Amazon AWS EC2. The problem is my software ...
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Permission denied creating file on Ubuntu Server (Amazon EC2 instance)

sudo has been working fine for installing applications and running scripts, but when I try and create a file I am getting a "Permission Denied". I have tried: sudo cat > file.conf and sudo echo ...
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How can I monitor cloud-init for errors, and trigger a script when it fails?

I'm using cloud-init to provision servers in AWS, and would like my servers to send an email when they're done (whether they fail or succeed). For successful cloud-init runs, the solution is trivial. ...
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Any Ideas on a Better Browser Enabled Cloud Desktop using Ubuntu 12.04, Gnome and Amazon Web Services?

I am currently using NoMachine's NX Web Companion free product using java as well as FreeNX to access a Gnome GUI Ubuntu 12.04 instance running on Amazon Web Services Free Tier ec2. What I have ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 failed mysql installation

I have deployed Ubuntu 12.04 on the Amazon Cloud and I am trying to install Nagios and Nconf, while following this guide. When I install the prerequisites, I get this error on installing mysql: ...
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Connections to ubuntu server running on EC2

I have a ubuntu EC2 with its default settings. I'm using it for a web application that receives request from iPhone apps. I was trying to do a stress test to see how many connections could be handled ...
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When uninstalling all GRUB packages for EC2 AMI build script, how do I bypass prompting?

When I try to uninstall all GRUB packages from the cloud-image version of Ubuntu I use in AWS EC2, I get an interactive prompt. I need put this all in a script under automation, so prompts need to be ...
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How to reinstall mysql without damaging data?

http://stuffthatspins.com/2011/01/08/ubuntu-10-x-completely-remove-and-clean-mysql-installation/ shows how to reinstall everything. I want to do something like this without reinstalling data. ...
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GUI access to EC2 Ubuntu Instance Terminates Within a Minute

I finally was able to get GUI access to a Ubuntu instance I created on AWS. I did this by installing Ubuntu-desktop and also installing and configuring vnc4server (TightVNC?) on it. Now I can connect ...
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Aceessing a webserver on aws EC2 instance with custom nameservers?

I tried to run a web server on amazon's ec2 instance . When I quired it through ELASTIC-IP of instance it resolved perfectly , but whenver I am tried to do a nslookup or try to access via custom ...
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Ubuntu EC2 memory usage issue-High disk usage by log files.

I am new to ubuntu and I had deployed my application code(Ruby on Rails) on Amazon Ec2 instance which is 32 bit medium instance a couple of months ago. Now I have installed Nginx and thin server on ...
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Thin server not working on Production mode(live) on Amazon Ec2

I am new to Ubuntu and I have put my Rails code on Amazon EC2 machine.. I am having issues that the thin server I have put on the server seems to crash.I have put this question on stackoverflow ...
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unable to send email

I'm getting an error message: mail: cannot send message: Process exited with a non-zero status Command date | mail -s "test" -r some@myemail.com some@myemail.com mailutils install via this ...
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How to choose the VGA when setting up the X Server?

I have 2 options of VGA: lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Cirrus Logic GD 5446 00:03.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK104GL [GRID K520] (rev a1) It's an instance ...
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How do you load USC Image in VirtualBox for Mac?

I'm attempting to set up my Ubuntu Server Cloud image before porting it to an Amazon AMI. Realizing that I can't load an .img as a disk to a VM in VirtualBox (4.3.8) I've tried a few ways of ...
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AWS Elastic Beanstalk Command Line Tool setup

I have the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Command Line Tool running on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Virtual Machine but I can only get it to work if i set the location of EB to the exact website folder I am going to ...
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AWS Marketplace Ubuntu AMI are not compatible with m3 instances

Amazon AWS has recently released 2 types of instances : m3.medium and m3.large, which seem to be the "new generation" after m1.medium and m1.large. We wanted to upgrade our instance, based on a AWS ...
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Installing Java on EC2 Instance — Unzip error

I've been trying to install java for a while now on my EC2 instance and I'm having no luck. I keep getting the error: sudo tar xf jdk-7u51-linux-x64.tar.gz gzip: stdin: not in gzip format ...
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Ejabber admin web interface connectivity issue from amazon ec2 AMI on local machine

i setup a amazon ec2 linux image ( AMI ) and installed ejabber server on it .As it(AMI) does not support admin web interface of ejabber on AMI so i want to connect to ejabber server using local ...
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How to connect to Amazon EC2 desktop AMI instance

I have started an EC2 instance from Raring Desktop AMI image. However i am not able to do the standard ssh -i ubuntu@host type login on this machine. I get the following error: Permission denied ...
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XRDP Very slow in AWS EC2 instances when ubuntu-desktop isn't pre-installed

I have tried the standard canonical Ubuntu LTS images in EC2 for both Lucid & Precise (64-bit) When I first ssh into the server, I run: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop ...
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Google Chrome segfaults with newer kernels on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS on Amazon EC2

I have Ubuntu 12.04.3 32bit running on Amazon EC2, upgrading kernel from 3.2* to 3.8.* (or any kernel other than 3.2) makes chrome segfault on startup. Using newer version of google-chrome (beta or ...
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NFS mounting hangs on EC2

I am trying to build a ubuntu 13.10 cluster on EC2 dynamically. In this cluster, one instance acts as the central NFS server. I use boto and fabric to manage the cluster. For each run, it ssh into the ...
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Online Accounts and Amazon EC2 Issues

land. I have discovered that I am unable to log on to the Amazon EC2 Console website with my Online Accounts running. I had two gmail-based online accounts setup, and I love the way they integrate ...
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Installing and configuring Snort, Barnyard2 on ubuntu 13.10 in AWS EC2 VPC

I need you help after searching a whole lot and asking AWS my problem is not getting resolved, so I have come here for your help. I have a AWS VPC setup with all ubuntu servers I have a NAT server ...
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How to hibernate an ubuntu in AWS?

I am trying to hibernate an ubuntu 12.04 in a vm stored in AWS EC2 but the hibernation process is not working. The hibernation process seems to be done correctly but I get an error when the vm tries ...
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Can't reliably create a directory on startup after ec2 instance mounts it's ephemeral drives

This particular instance type mounts two ephemeral drives, in /dev/ and /mnt/. I have to create working directories for one of my services in these paths at startup or the services won't launch. ...
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How to Connect to an AWS EC2 Instance via Virt-Manager

I've been searching Google and dabbling with this on and off for the last day, so I figured I'd throw this out there in case anyone has a better idea. I'm trying to use virt-manager to connect to my ...
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Why tomcat take so much CPU usage on each 4:00

I have a EC2 server,Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS x64 and with tomcat 7.0.40 installed.It works fine in the past two months,but it sends a CPUUtilization alarm email on UTC 04:00:00 everyday.I found the tomcat ...
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getting the latest hadoop image from ec2

When I run: ec2-describe-images -x all | grep hadoop-images AWS returns a cool list of hadoop images that I can use. I am running Hadoop 1.0.4 (the latest stable release). How do I know which ...
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where are the ec2 / aws variables in hadoop?

I am reading a book that has a tutorial on how to setup hadoop on linux, and it says: You must configure the single initialization script at src/contrib/ec2/bin/hadoopec2-env.sh. Inside that ...