Debian Gnu / Linux is the Linux distribution upon which Ubuntu is based. Ubuntu uses the same packaging system as Debian. These questions should be about how Ubuntu and Debian work together from a workflow perspective.

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How to Install Ubuntu without USB or a disc

Is there a way to install Lubuntu 14.04 on a laptop with no boot from usb capability, a broken disc drive and running Debian right now and the only way of transferring data to it being usb flash ...
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How to set up a Debian Private Proxy Server on a vps [on hold]

I have no a Debian 6.0 64 bits vps with 29 IP's, this is my first time using this system and I need a little help. First of all, what software do I need, and how can I setup a private proxy server on ...
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SSH Write Failed: Broken Pipe [migrated]

I used to be able to connect via ssh (terminal) with the user I have created but now I keep getting: "Write Failed: Broken Pipe" and I can only connect as root In the ssh auth.log I get the following: ...
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Creating and signing local repository (debian) [closed]

At all, what and how should I download? i386 and amd64 together or only which will fit my architecture? And how to sign? There are 3 folders: mirror, skel, var. Which of those should I sign? ...
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Upgrade (files AND applications) from Ubuntu to Debian [closed]

I can't give further explanation to my question: is it possible to backup EVERYTHING from Ubuntu to Debian? In case you need to know the versions of Ubuntu and Debian, I am at some point confused ...
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Debian installation help! [closed]

Hello i am muhammad ahmad mujtaba and i am new to debian (pure) although i am using linux mint debian edition & Ubuntu 13.10 right now! [actually i have found LMDE very powerful and stable ...
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Cron is not working as expected - Debian [closed]

Hello guys i am having a little problem with the Cron. I want it to fetch some email every minute in application. Application is under /opt/redmine and command that fetches emails is bundle exec ...
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How to restore a system? [migrated]

I have a disk image from Acronis True Image 2011. My original disk, of 40gbs, had 2 partitions, 1 for FS and 1 for swap, but it started to fail. I've tried to make a backup, which finished with some ...
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Create ISO of system

I want to create an ISO from a system. I have looked into using live-build and I can create an image but I want to be able to install that image and to have the same users, passwords and packages. Is ...
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Which Ubuntu version is equivalent to Debian Squeeze?

I have some software packages customised for Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10 and 12.10, but now I have to install them on Debian Squeeze. I have been unable to Google for a mapping between specific Ubuntu and ...
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MYSQL redump from a log.sql all or nothing

MYSQL re dump from a log.sql all or nothing mysql -h "$databaseHost" -u "$username" --password="$password" "$databaseName" < /path/to/project/log.sql if this log.sql file contains an error in ...
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fullscreen keyboard controls in browser games [closed]

I would like to know how to get my chat to work in full screen mode. I play browser based games and when I type it goes to full screen. I haven't tried any solutions yet so feel free to give me ...
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How to download other different deb files with apt-get in Ubuntu?

Is there any way how to download another version of deb files with apt-get in Ubuntu 12.04? In Ubuntu 12.04, the default version is precise, and when we use the sudo apt-get install ** command to ...
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make custom iso image after I've made customizations [duplicate]

I wanted to know how to make a custom iso image so others can just burn it on a disc or run from USB or something. So I would have all the packages install, software and other scripts already ...
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Working way on creating a root ftp user

There are many work arounds for this. One of those I've done: adduser username chown -R username /directory/ chmod -R 755 /directory/ I'm using FlashFXP on Windows which ends to [R] USER xxx [R] ...
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Conky not removing the old frame

My conky will just stack up the frames and not remove the old one's, this will cause the conky to be unreadable after a few seconds. Example: And after a few minutes: Is there a setting i'm ...
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Cannot start mysql server [closed]

I'm tring to run a website from my server, so I installed php, apache and mysql. I'm having problems with mysql. After installation, it failed to restart. This is the output: ...
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debian and ubuntu on the same machine

How can I install debian and ubuntu on the same machine, I mean multi-boot, i've tried to install debian after ubuntu and there were grub problems, also I don't know can two "different" linux systems ...
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Grub rescue mode - Installed Debian on USB, and original Ubuntu 13.10 system doesn't work anymore

Ubuntu community! I have been using ubuntu 13.10 for the past year or so, and everything was fine until I decided to try out Debian. I attempted to install the standard version (command line) of ...
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Installing a light table(editor) in debian [duplicate]

I want to install lighttable programming editor in kali Linux(debian).I have downloaded the tar.gz version from here. But I am unable to install the light table .Please help in regarding this.
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Lirc as IR blaster - problem with repeated commands

I have succesfully setup LIRC to work as an IR Blaster for my NAD amplifier, which uses NEC codes. However I have a problem with repeating codes, e.g. sending volume up 20 times. I know my remote ...
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Why do I get 'error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64' when I run Mercury? [closed]

Using native OpenGL /home/software/Mercury_3.3/c_linux/bin/mercury.x: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
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What is the equivalent of locales-all from Debian?

On Debian, I can have a package depend on locales-all to ensure that all locales are installed/available. There is no such package in Ubuntu. It used to have belocs-locales-* which appeared to do the ...
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How to get a sid pbuilder in ubuntu

Before releasing packages to Debian (and later sync them to Ubuntu) I need to test them in a sid chroot, but I get this error on a clean 14.04 system: $ sudo DIST=sid ARCH=i386 pbuilder create [sudo] ...
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May I install Ubuntu and Debian sharing the same swap memory? [duplicate]

I want to install Debian and Ubuntu in the same disk with different partitions. I also have a windows partition. The question is if I could install Ubuntu and Debian sharing the same swap memory or ...
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FGLRX logout issue

I've installed fglrx driver from debian repo. Everything worked perfect before I got a system update a few weeks ago. There were some xorg and fglrx updates. At this moment I can't watch video via VLC ...
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How to install a custom Ubuntu Touch Kernel on the Nexus 10

I've just installed the latest version of Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 10 tablet,but it does not fit my needs. Instead of it,I would like to install a minimal version of Ubuntu or Debian running with the ...
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Getting + installing gcc/g++ 4.9 on Ubuntu?

How do I install the latest version of gcc and g++? I am using a variety of C++11 and C++1y features; which is why I need this.
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Ubuntu install broken after adding a “Jessie” Debian repository

I was trying to build pfff to use scheck and a requirement for the compiler is version 4+ of OCaml. The versions available to my apt-get seem to indicate 3.12.1 and the build wasn't working. Now I ...
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Why does my month old Ubuntu Server 10.04 machine suddenly boot to Debian?

I have a machine running Ubuntu Server 10.04. I boot it when I need to run a task, then shut it down when the task is finished. I've been doing this for a month. I left it on all night last night ...
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Charge network manager

I have an 3G modem and it on Ubuntu doesn't work for my operator, the default settings doesn't exist and if I set it manually it doesn't connect. I have tried Debian and if I make some actions(step by ...
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boot-repair Does not add Widnows 7 to the grub menu

I have a laptop with Debian 7, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04. I have decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10, and installed the Ubuntu partition afresh. After the re-installation, Windows 7 disappeared from ...
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run FileZilla package [closed]

I'm new on Debian and Linux, I installed FileZilla but I don't know how to run it. whene I execute : dpkg -l | grep -i "filezilla" I get ii filezilla-common 3.7.3-1 ...
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Why does Ubuntu make larger compiled kernel file (.deb) than Debian does?

When I compile a kernel in Ubuntu, it is 40% bigger than in Debian (with the same .config). Why? Is it because of little different versions? 40% seems too much to me. Both are up to date, Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Dual boot with SteamOS, how to handle /home and accounts

My offspring is bullying me to install SteamOS (and I'm curious). We have and existing Ubuntu 13.10 and free space for the SteamOS root. /home lives on its own partition. What I wonder: - can I use ...
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Architecture specific debian package

I have created debian package XYZ. It has control file which look's like Package: XYZ Version: 1.0 Section: kernel Priority: optional Architecture: i386 Depends: Installed-Size: 1024 I just ...
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unable to confige debian package using debconf

I refered How to configure debian package for creating debconf dependent debian package but its throwing errors on installation /var/lib/dpkg/info/lswhelloworld.postinst: 2:  : not found ...
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How to restore Windows 8 after Debian then Ubuntu installs

I have lost the ability to boot into Windows 8 on my new computer. Here is the sequence of events that led to this: I installed the newest version of Debian by resizing the main partition and ...
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Lost bass in headphones and music sounds like in bathroom

My headphone don't have bass and also music sounds like in bathroom)). When I'm using my headphone it's not giving bass on my laptop with win7 and on PC with Debian. But it's okay on my PC with win7. ...
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What does “${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}” do in my terminal prompt?

In my terminal prompt definition in my .bashrc file, among other things, I have this snippet of code: ${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)} What does this do, and do I need it?
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How to install the newest Mono?

I want to install the newest version of Mono on my Ubuntu 13.10 installation, but obviously it requires me to download a lot of packages from the Debian website, which is not ideal as it is hard to ...
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TRy ubuntu just for a week and after that bring it back to its earlier state. Is it possible?

So, My dad is not at home and i want to try ubuntu. IS this possible to use ubuntu for a week and after that, bring everything normal. {remove the grub, remove the partiton done, etc.} I know that we ...
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How to make ubuntu as the second Operating System

So, I installed Debian (my dad installed it, i dont know, i am just 13), 2 months ago and after that installed Ubuntu (I installed it!!!) alongside debian by re-sizing the partition. Now, the Ubuntu ...
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Reserved UIDs/GIDs and semi-reserverd UIDs/GIDs

When installing a new system, depending on selected packages, some uids for some packages aren't always the same. eg: 'sshd' may be UID 102, sometimes another value. On the other hand, 'www-data' is ...
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How do i make a COMPLETE BOOTABLE iso of my system?

Exactly as the title posts. I want to make a completely bootable iso of my system incase something breaks. Not just the files but the whole system!
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What is --user =

I found the following statement from mysql doc: scripts/mysql_install_db --user=mysql I'm wondering what is '--user=mysql' from the above? The statement has no command at all, so I'm confused. ...
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How to avoid installing custom packages twice on Ubuntu 12.04

I have created a custom packages using dpkg --build . In the DEBIAN dir I have placed all the required files for package installation namely control,preinst,postinst,prerm etc. When I try to ...
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How to install the Ubuntu SDK on Debian?

Is it possible to get the Ubuntu SDK on Debian? These PPA things look like links.. and definitely don't work on a Debian system. Any thoughts on that? Or is this a crappy idea? I just want to play ...
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Can't boot on Windows 8 because of GRUB

So here I am again for another question. My ASUS SonicMaster has a little problem: I can't boot to Windows 8 because it shows my this following error message: "error efidisk read error. Minimal ...
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How to share files between two machines in a network with a router?

I have a notebook with ubuntu 13.04 and a desktop with Debian 7.1.0 and I want to know how can I share files between the two machines, I'm using a router and the notebook is connected to the wireless ...