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Which kernel to use for server VM running on ESX

We run several ubuntu virtual machines on ESX server. In ubuntu, there are various kernels available: linux-generic-pae linux-generic linux-server linux-virtual Which one is the best choise for ...
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Is there any known problems with PCI-E based SSD disks?

I'm going to add SSD disk to my Ubuntu computer. Is there any known problems with PCI-E based SSD disks in Ubuntu (this, for instance)? Or should I prefer SSD disk with SATA interface to achieve ...
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Windows 7 Virtualized on Ubuntu Server

I have an issue, we are moving to a production build server now. I need a virtual machine up and running on my Ubuntu 10.10 server edition. I have to setup and install various tool and plugins, on ...
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Nagios3 crashes with SIGSEGV

I installed nagios3 on ubuntu server 10.04.1. It was working fine. Today, I found it stopped and when I tried to start it using sudo /etc/init.d/nagios3 start, it did not start. I found this in the ...
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Can I log to a non-default shell?

I love fish. I have a nice Ubuntu 8.04 Server running some services. So I edited the /etc/passwd file, as I did in the past, to change my default shell from bash to fish. And ,yes, I made I typo (BTW: ...
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What information can be extracted from this system crash trace

My ubuntu (jaunty) system crashed recently with this trace. What information can I deduce from this trace? I was logged in via ssh, and was trying to connect to a wifi network. ath_tx_start sounds ...
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How to setup dhcp3-server to advertise the DNS server the server itself has got from DHCP? [closed]

The Ubuntu 10.04 server has eth0 Internet interface configured by means of an ISP's DHCP. At the same time the server has static eth0 LAN interface to which it provides masquerading (NAT) and ...
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Is the copy speed from ext4 to NTFS the same as from NTFS to NTFS?

I've created a file sharing server with Ubuntu server and samba, the drive for sharing is on ext4, but all the users are on windows 7/XP Would the copy speed be faster if the drive would be on NTFS?
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How to move a LAMP setup to a new Ubuntu server?

I have an old Ubuntu LAMP server. I'd like to move the webpage over to a newer Ubuntu server and I'm wondering what the easiest way to backup and restore the webpage would be? Or just the easiest way ...
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How do I upgrade MySQL to 5.5, am I best off waiting for it to be available through apt-get?

How would I go about upgrading MySQL to version 5.5 on Ubuntu Server 9.10? Would I be better off waiting for it to be an easy $ sudo apt-get install mysql-server job? I'm also unsure as to which ...
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How can I share this local site to not use a sub directory?

I'm working on a site locally that's just sitting in a folder: localhost/tempplace How can I route, with Apache2, that to be like: tempplace:8890 Or just something so it's not a sub ...
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What are the differences between Desktop, Server, and Alternate Installs?

I am trying to figure out what the exact difference is between the 3 different install Disks. Like what packages are different and such. For Example: - The server disk doesn't install gnome by ...
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Restrict access to specific folder on samba

I have network server on ubuntu server with Samba. I want to set a password to a specific folder. Does anybody know how to do this?
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Open source terminal server to replace MS Terminal Server

Does anybody know an alternative MS Terminal Server for Ubuntu which can be used for connection of Windows thin clients? It is a big advantage if there are no limitation for a number of connected thin ...
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What's a simple/standard way to set up a secondary ubuntu server on the same machine?

I manage several ubuntu servers remotely, and occasionally, there will be a need to run fsck on the root partition. From what I've read, the best way to achieve this without physical access to the ...
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Remote install of Ubuntu Server

I have a machine located 500 miles away that's running Ubuntu 8.04. I figure it's just about time that I upgrade to the latest LTS. However, there's a software raid (md_raid) in there, and I'm ...
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Unconfigured package error: Package apache2.2-common is not configured yet

While executing apt-get install python-setuptools or apt-get upgrade, there are about a dozen of dependency errors, the top three are: apt-get install python-setuptools Reading package lists... ...
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TestDrive equivalent for Ubuntu Server

Every now and then I'd like to play with a fresh minimal install of Ubuntu (to test sysadminish scripts, application install instructions, package dependency lists etc.). I'd like to have a tool as ...
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How do I temporarily run an FTP server?

In the world of Ubuntu, it seems you either always run an FTP server or you never do. Perhaps I'm the first network analyst who's needed to flash a Cisco, Checkpoint or Nokia image using Ubuntu... I ...
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Dynamic /etc/resolv.conf file?

I have several Ubuntu servers. Two of them are working as DNS servers. One of my name servers (let's call it DNS1) went down for maintenance. I sill had another DNS server running (DNS2). All other ...
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How do I install 9.04 in VMWare?

I am about to install Ubuntu on VMWare (my host PC is Windows 7). Are there any tutorials (Step - by - Step) that I can look into.
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How to remove the Sendmail Mail Server from webmin?

I mean to remove the Sendmail Mail Server on webmin, any idea how to remove it? Thanks.
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By default, what system messages get mailed to root?

I recently installed ssmtp on my server to enable e-mail notifications for a redmine install. While I was verifying everything was setup correctly I got an e-mail notification about a failed cron ...
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SSH tunnel logging?

I have a computer running SSH that I would like to give my friends access to, but I do not want them to use my internet connection through SSH tunnelling (although I'd like to do so myself). Is there ...
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apache2 tomcat6 virtual hosting

I've apache2 and tomcat6 running on port 80 on ubuntu server 9.10. I've a registered domain name and I'll access the jsp index page navigating to http://abc.mydomain.com. The page is under ...
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Install Ubuntu 10.10 server from USB (with GRUB4DOS)

I have had no problem installing Ubuntu desktop when I boot off a live USB, but the server version has given me some trouble. I think it has to do with the way GRUB handles drivers. When the server ...
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Connecting to a wireless network [duplicate]

I have a machine that I just installed Ubuntu Server on. The only problem is that I do not know how to connect it to a wireless network, and I cannot use a network cable to connect it to my router. ...
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Create a new SSH user on Ubuntu Server

Just created a new virtual Ubuntu server and I'm in the process of hardening it for production use. I currently have a root account. I want to do the following: Create a new user (let's call them ...
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How to restrict the number of processes a user can start?

We tried /etc/security/limits.conf, but that seems to have no effect. The used line for limits.conf looks as follows: myuser hard nproc 6 That is configuration for a server. I want to limit the ...
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Roll-your-own mysql-server (.deb) files and MySQL root password

I know I can make my own .deb files of an installation. However, during a normal mysql-server install, the root password gets asked for and we need to do a 1-click rollout without ANY interaction. It ...
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debootstrap or virt-install Ubuntu Server Maverick fails

Oki so running any kind of variation of debootsrap i get the following error I: Extracting zlib1g... W: Failure trying to run: chroot /lxc/iso/dodo mount -t proc proc /proc debootstrap.log : ...
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Remotely run a command on a ssh-server with a script

I want to run a command on a ssh-server, but this command is determined by a script on my local machine. How do I do that? An example for clarity: I want to write a script here (foo.sh) that takes an ...
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Switch to a targeted initrd after setup?

During the Ubuntu Server setup, I was given a choice to install a 'targeted' initrd with only the modules my computer needs. I chose the other option, 'generic'. How can I install a 'targeted' initrd ...
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Updating a mysql production server without having problems

I have a mysql server, ubuntu server 10.04. It works great and we're really happy about it. Time for updates has come and I am sincerely scared: can I do a sudo apt-get dist-upgrade with light heart? ...
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Whats eating my memory? [closed]

I often face the problem that something is eating away on my memory, but I can't put my finger on what it is. I have redis, mysql, ruby, php and apache running on the same server, it's been running ...
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Deploying war files in tomcat6

I am using tomcat5.5 for a long on Ubuntu servers 8.10 and 9.10 and /usr/share/tomcat/webapps/ is the path where I place my .war files and access them on the browser over network. On a sytem I've ...
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Are the any commercially available, easy to use, media servers running Ubuntu?

This thing is one of the be-all-end-all solutions to people wanting to access their multimedia files around their house, but it runs Windows Home Server. Is there any similar device out there running ...
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Where is libapache2-mod-qos?

I wish to install mod_qos in Ubuntu Server 10.10. Reading on-line it would seem the package is called libapache2-mod-qos and is in the Universe repository. Having enabled Universe and performing a ...
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haproxy doesn't start

Installed a new Ubuntu 10.04 server and logging in as root I installed haproxy using apt-get. I can run haproxy directly as a daemon but when I do /etc/init.d/haproxy start nothing happens.. not even ...
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Do we need Swap partition on a LAMP server?

Do we need actually swap partition on the ubuntu-server with LAMP? I think I don't need it, but better to know for sure if it will not cause some unpredicted behaviour. Actually my thoughts were: ...
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Debian Stable vs Ubuntu LTS for Server?

Which is a better platform for a professional use server? Debian Stable or Ubuntu LTS? The third party software we plan to use, works on both. Which one is better on it own merits? Take into ...
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Cloud server stuck on dpkg --configure -a

I have an amazon micro instance which runs one or two things for me. The config is minimal, it mainly acts as a host for a java application and couchdb. I tried to install curl today and got this ...
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Why won't Samba let me delete a file

I'm not an expert at Linux--I'd say 6 on a scale of 1-10 I just set up Samba on my linux ubuntu server (no GUI, cli only). I created the smb account and connected from my mac and mounted my home ...
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MySQL server Upstart script not working on boot

For some reason the Upstart script for the MySQL server isn't working when I boot my server, however it does work once the server has booted and I execute sudo start mysql manually. I'm running an ...
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unable to install gnome

Hey! I have ubuntu server 10.10. I am trying to install gui. I have installed these packages: xserver-xorg xinit I tried installing gnome but I always get this error: The following packages have ...
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What is the minimum size of the LAMP server?

I installed server 10.10 with LAMP+OpenSSH. It is about 1.1GB. Can I reduce the total size of the server? AFTER SOME EXPERIMENTS The full LAMP server is under 1.0gb /dev/sda1 7.5G 914M ...
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How do I setup a local NTP server?

I installed NTP server on Ubuntu Server 10.04 using: sudo apt-get install ntp The NTP daemon seems working and listening on the 123 port. However, I was not able to get the time from another ...
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apt-get upgrade segfault!

I installed ubuntu server 10.04 and booted as normal. Some time later, I booted the server and tried to install a new package/upgrade the existing packages using: sudo apt-get upgrade sudo aptitude ...
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Installing or faking a x11 session

I have a headless Ubuntu-server running at work, and I connect to it from my home Windows machine through Putty. I've logged in with putty, and I need to run a program back at the server (a java ...
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How do I blacklist certain directories in Samba?

I am exporting a directory via Samba to my home theater PC. Unfortunately XBMC is also displaying some working directories that I happen to be sharing inside that directory. I would like to find a ...