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NFS does not see underlying NTFS

I have an internet sharing server which is connected with a hdd with music I'd like to listen via wifi. I have tried creating a samba or ftp share, but they are so slow (or I just do not know how to ...
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Can i configure ubuntu to append a domain to the end of an ssh hostname request?

I have many servers and they all end with the same servers.company.net, so for example vded-xx-001.servers.company.net, and was wondering if it is possible to make it so i can just type the vded-xx-...
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Overwrite existing Ubuntu install with Server Installer

I'm trying to over-write my existing Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit installation. I take it I can't simply destroy the OS from within the OS, and the installer, when asked what disk I want to partition, will not ...
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how to create a user that has full rights under sftp in certain folder in ubuntu server

I just installed an Ubuntu 12.04 server in a dedicated box to host 2 sites I have, under one site there is a folder, lets call it /aaaaa and I want to create a user that have full rights under this ...
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Samba: how can I access a share on a Virtualbox guest (in NAT mode)

My OS: Windows 8 Virtualbox guest: Ubuntu 12.10 server I configured apache server on vbox guest and mapped http, https, ssh port successfully into ubuntu server. It works nice without any problem. ...
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How can I programmatically determine if a system is a desktop or a server?

Is there any way to distinguish between Ubuntu Server and Ubuntu Desktop? I have a Bash script (shameless plug) that I use to set up lightweight web servers, and I've noticed that when I run this ...
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How to prevent installation of Ruby Version Manager on 12.04 Server from failing? (works on Desktop)

Here is some weird error I'm experiencing trying to install Ruby version manager on a server running Ubuntu 12.04: the problem is that when I make some test on my pc, which is Running 12.04 "regular ...
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12.04-server update failure after full /boot, apt not working, unmet dependencies to non exiting linux-image kernel

Unattended upgrade failed after full /boot partition. Creating disk-space by deleting old kernels with the recommended command sudo apt-get purge linux-image-x.x.x-x-generic does not work and gives ...
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How to connect to internet in fresh installed ubuntu 12.04 server

I have installed fresh ubuntu server 12.04 LTS(only command line and GUI is not available) and want to connect to internet for some project work on snort please help me what to do next?
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directly deleted my windows patition directly and now without the bootloader the windows wont boot [duplicate]

I deleted my ubuntu partition directly and now as it can't boot so I tried a bootable windows usb to reinstall windows or repair Windows but can't because the hard drive has been locked or write ...
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How to get old options back in Nautilus's “Connect to server” window?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 with GNOME 3.6 Classic. When I try to use Places -> Connect to server, I get a window missing all the options I was used to in Ubuntu 11.10 (such as SSH). I can only ...
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Installing ubuntu server

I am currently in a networking class in high school. I'm trying to install Ubuntu server 12.10 on an actual server computer, but every time I try to boot into the hard drive, it just gives me a ...
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Can I configure a network interface (eth0, eth1, etc.) to be down by default, but still be available?

Can I configure a network interface (eth0, eth1, etc.) to be down by default, but still be available? I would like my eth0 interface to be "down" after a fresh boot. With the option of using ifup ...
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What is my login username and password?

Just loaded Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 and all went well. I rebooted the system and up came Ubuntu login: I tried everything I could think of and pressed Enter. 'Password' appears, but it won't let me ...
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How do install glassfish on ubuntu server 12.x?

Does anyone know hwo to install Glassfish on ubuntu server? is there some kind of command line that does it seeing as ubuntu server has no UI so to speak? For example, if i wish to install mysql i ...
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Fail to mount on boot

I have just created a Ubuntu server and all is working well however at boot I receive the following error message which is causing problems. I am running Ubuntu Server 12.04 Here is the error any ...
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Is it worth uninstalling the GUI to lower the attack surface of my Ubuntu server?

I note that there are similar questions on how to remove the GUI from an Ubuntu install, so I know the technique, I'm just wondering is it worth doing? To explain, I have a Ubuntu server hosting ...
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How do I copy files with SCP to /var/www?

I need to copy files from my computer to my server's folders in /var/www so they are uploaded to my cloud. Here's what I try to do: I open my computer's terminal and type: scp /media/user/Files/...
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I Recently Installed Ubuntu Desktop GUI Over My Ubuntu Server Install and I Broke Some Bash Commands

I have been running a virtualbox of Ubuntu Server for web development and have been getting along quite nicely. I decided to install Ubuntu Desktop via "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop" so I can ...
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Ubuntu server reporting difference disk capacity than Virtualbox

Need help figuring out why Ubuntu is mis-reporting disk capacity on a VM. Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 Server LTS 64 bit on a Virtualbox (version 4.2.10) virtual machine. I also installed the Ubuntu ...
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Is swap enabled on this server? should it be?

We have a sysadmin configure a couple of servers at digitalocean. To me, it looks like swap wasn't enabled on this but it's been a VERY long time since I've had to do things like this. It's a rails ...
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Need a simple, foolproof remote admin for Ubuntu Server

I'm running an Ubuntu server 12.10 box and need a foolproof remote admin for my wife/kids who have even less experience of linux than I. The box only runs as file server and our LAN Minecraft server. ...
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How to add keyboard shortcuts to Awesome WM

I've installed awesome3 wm on Ubuntu Server 10.04. I managed it to work properly now I could use some keyboard shortcuts to start programs like gmrun, firefox or whatever.
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How can I change the download server for updates? [duplicate]

I continuously failed to upgrade my Ubuntu from 11.04 to 12.04. I tried running these commands: sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get update do-release-upgrade But none of them work. The error they ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.2 server edition minimum specification?

I have an old PC that I was planning too setup as a NAS system and I'm not really up there on tech knowledge. I was wondering could someone please give me some guidance as to what the minimum ...
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Can Ubuntu Server be run through Ubuntu Desktop

I have both Ubuntu Server and Ubuntu Desktop on a hard drive. But I was wondering if there is a way to have the server running while I am on the Desktop version? Does this make sense?
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does installing ubuntu desktop modify existing installed packages?

I've setup an Ubuntu server using Virtualbox and Vagrant using these instructions: https://github.com/discourse/discourse/blob/master/docs/VAGRANT.md I played around with the OS using the command ...
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Ubuntu Server as Router, Static ip for macadr's

I have Ubuntu Server as Router. On it i have turned on DHCP Server, but i want to give static adresses to some devices (mac adresses) in my network, where I have to start? I tried to google it, and i ...
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DHCP server not starting

I'm trying to set a DHCP server on 12.04. I installed: sudo apt-get install isc-dhcp-server My configuration files look like this: /etc/default/isc-dhcp-server INTERFACES="eth0" /etc/network/...
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Use resources of high end servers to run lubuntu in low end hardware

In our home there is one high end computer with lots of RAM and other low end old computer running lubuntu , the lubuntu itself has become slow so we were thinking of making the lubuntu machine a ...
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How to setup a file sharing service from ubuntu server over the net?

I have Ubuntu server edition that I ssh form on my mac and windows computers. I would like to know if there is any service I can install on my server that allows me to save and access my files from ...
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Is it possible to install Gimp on Ubuntu Server and use it in command line from a php script?

I have a project where the users will be able to upload images from their browser. The project is coded with PHP. We need to process the uploaded images with some advanced filters and we need a good ...
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Ubuntu Deleted /var/logs

Is there a way to restore /var/log ? I don't really care about past logs I at least need the dir structure so programs can write to their logs. For example I went to start apache and it failed ...
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Cron job to restart Apache

Ubuntu Server 12.04. I use: sudo crontab -e * * * * * root /etc/init.d/apache2 restart > /dev/null 2>&1 sudo restart cron And it doesnt work. How to fix it? So many docs in google,I need ...
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How to set permissions for shared folders

I could use some help setting permissions for a series of shared folders. Say I have the following three folders: /xfer/joe /xfer/bob /xfer/sam Joe should be able to read, write and delete files ...
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how to efficiently enable/disable GUI in ubuntu server 12.04?

I am using Ubuntu Server 12.04 and I intend to use some graphical tools to administrate the server. That's why I installed ubuntu-desktop: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop And I enabled it with: ...
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How to determine if installing updates will require a reboot? [duplicate]

I have some Ubuntu Server machines which I'd like to keep up-to-date, but not always if it requires a reboot. Is there a way to tell if pending package updates require a reboot BEFORE installing the ...
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Timestamp appears to be wrong on some log files

When I use scp to remotely check my server logs, the "last changed" timestamp on some files appears to be set in the future. I've double checked the local time and timezone settings on both my server ...
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How to shutdown a server that's configured to use XRDP for Remote Desktop [Ubuntu 10.14]?

I've configured a server to use XRDP as my remote client, instead of VNC. My problem lies in the fact that I can not remotely shutdown or restart my server from within XRDP. Choosing the shutdown or ...
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Share Ubuntu between two computers and explore ubuntu

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 using the full hard disk in my laptop and a WUBI Ubuntu 12.04 using 30 GB in my desktop. Now I want to explore the networking features of Ubuntu. Like telnet and ssh. CLI etc etc ...
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Can't get the desired speed from the Main Server

I usually got 40-50 KB/s speed for downloading updates from Ubuntu Main Server. But for a while now, I'm not getting the desired speed. It's now came down to 4-5 KB/s. But when I switched to Server ...
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How can I find out how nginx was “./configure”d for Ubuntu?

nginx is my web server of choice. It doesn't provide loadable module support as of yest, therefore everything has to be compiled and linked into the final binary. How can I find out which ...
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Have set up a file server. How to make it accessible from anywhere? [duplicate]

I have installed xubuntu and made it a file server in my college using this guide. How to build your own file server Okay I am pretty new to these things, but I want to know a few things? 1) I ...
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Can I uninstall UFW completely?

I need to configure iptables manually and save and restore the rules using iptables-persistent package. so I don't want ufw anymore. I can simply disable it. but many chains are exists in iptables ...
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apt-get error: “Temporary failure resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com' ”

root@server1:~# apt-get update Err http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release.gpg Temporary failure resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com' 0% [Connecting to archive.ubuntu.com] I can't get it work, any ...
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virtual directory to ubuntu on windows?

Is it possible to create a virtual directory in windows that links to a directory on an Ubuntu 12.10 server? If so, how? I'd like to do it this way because it slows me down to constantly save & ...
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Create local repo for some applications [duplicate]

i have try to search over the internet but got nothing this is my situation, i have more than 30 vps running ubuntu server 12.04 i need to install openssh, webserver (apache + php) & database ...
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kvm error in syslog says cpu0 unhandled rdmsr

I have a server that hosts about 20 KVM guest machines. It's syslog is, at times, flooded with messages like these: 00:17:36 vhost-server kernel: [ 157.835078] kvm: 3138: cpu0 unhandled rdmsr: ...
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Forward [open] Ports 7777; 2106

Hi i am new to Ubuntu (12.10) x64 Trying to forward ports for gameserver on my pc (Lineage II) Ports are opened in UFW Ports are opened in my Router Even if i disable UFW others still cant login to ...
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Samba only works if logged in over ssh

I have a headless ubuntu server running samba. I have a windows 7 laptop, windows 8 desktop, a lubuntu desktop running xbmc, and a samsung note2 running android. Whenever any of these computers has a ...