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On Ubuntu Server 12.04, how do I make a shell script that replaces underscores with spaces recursively?

So far I have: for file in *\_* do file_clean="${file//_/ }" mv --verbose "$file" "$file_clean" done However, it only renames files in the root directory of the folder. How do I make it rename the ...
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Installation doen't modify HDD

This is very strange, but I can run the Ububtu Server 12.04 64bit from the live CD to permanently install it on the HD, but when I reboot it reverts back to whatever OS was on the HD prior to the ...
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Old laptop for Ubuntu home server: powerful enough?

It's main use will be: Torrents and other downloads Storing files (everything, from jpgs to big ISOs) from multiple Ubuntu, Android and Windows systems (more than 7) Streaming 1080p video files ...
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How do I rerun Ubuntu Software Selection after installation is complete

I installed Ubuntu from the minimal CD (mini.iso). During the install, I was presented this feature ("Software Selection"): How do I launch it after install?
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How to migrate from RAIDZ1 to RAIDZ2 using ZFS-native? [closed]

Last night I created a raidz1 array, however later in the evening I realised I needed to create a raidz2 (RAID5), is it possible to change the raid level of my array from raidz1 to raidz2 without ...
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How to disable Postfix SPF from rejecting mail?

I am having an issue with Postfix and SPF that I can't seem to figure out. I have installed SPF for Postfix using the guide on this link (postfix-policyd-spf-perl). However, I don't want Postfix or ...
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How can I solve my RAID installation problems?

Trying to install Ubuntu Server 12.10 64-bit (also tried 12.04.1 64-bit LTS) with a RAID5 array but machine does not boot grub (I get the black screen with the blinking cursor), and I have tried ...
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How to choose LVM mapping mode when installing Ubuntu server 12.04?

I would like to create a volume group with striped mode on top of 2 RAID-1 devices. The issue here is I cannot choose striped when configuring LVM at installation stage. It's always be linear.
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Help with /etc/fstab

I am trying to set up a nginx server on Ubuntu server 12.10 following this tutorial and there is a section(16) about "/etc/fstab" that says: Edit /etc/fstab. Mine looks like this (I added ...
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Can't connect to wireless on Ubuntu Server

I'm having some trouble connecting to a wireless network on Ubuntu Server 12.10. I have the driver installed with ndiswrapper, I can scan with iwlist wlan0 scan, and I'm trying to use wpa_supplicant ...
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Can you run Ubuntu Server from a Desktop computer?

I dont have an actual server, am i able to run Ubuntu server 12.10 on a desktop computer?
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I want to extend my partition

I am currently dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10. I have 500GB with 300GB free space on my Windows, and have a 100GB on my Ubuntu. I want to move 200GB from my Windows partition to my Ubuntu ...
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Install Dropbox and set my www folder as the synced folder on the server

I want to sync my WWW folder with dropbox. How can I do that ? I am using Ubuntu server 12.xx something. This for development purpose only. I goggled it but I was unsuccessful
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Can Ubuntu Server 10.04.4 LTS be upgraded to NON-LTS?

I have a server running Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS. Can I upgrade this distribution to precise LTS, then from there, convert to non-LTS releases?
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Configure ubuntu with two network adapters and a switch

After 4 hours of trying to configure this I'm getting mad. I've the next setup: eth0: is the on board lan adapter and this one connect directly to a switch. eth1: is the lan adapter (pci card) that ...
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Accessing web resources on a remote server from a local computer

I have installed Ubuntu server on my pc, and I want connect via the web browser on a remote computer but I don't know how to do that. For example, I installed MediaWiki and to login from the local ...
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How to boot as root without password on a headless Ubuntu 11.04?

I'm using a Pandaboard as a closed system (no Ethernet, wireless, or display) which runs ubuntu 11.04 server edition. I have a external power switch and I would like to boot up the system with this ...
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Reverse SSH Tunnel Issue

I'm working on setting up an unattended Ubuntu PC with Ubuntu Server 12.04 Minimal, and since this PC will be placed in a remote location with no keyboard or screen (unattended), I need to have a ...
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Why do I get “connection refused” errors connecting to a server via SSH?

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS on it with the LAMP stack. I can ping it but when I try to connect to it the server can't be found. When I try to connect with WinSCP I get the error Network error: ...
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How to create and export a vmware image using vmbuilder

I've been using vmbuilder to build kvm images as such: vmbuilder kvm ubuntu \ -v \ --suite=precise \ --libvirt=qemu:///system \ --arch=amd64 \ --cpus=2 \ --mem=1024 \ ...
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Ubuntu server with desktop or desktop with xampp?

I'm building a render farm and wanted to use it like a little server for my home. The main question is: What is better? Install ubuntu server and then install the desktop from apt-get to get an ...
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Setup with BIOS but GPT partition table (due to 3 TB disk)?

How can I use a disk with GPT partition table on a system with a BIOS but no (U)EFI? I have a system with a 3 TB drive (no other drives and since this is a remote machine I have no choices here) and ...
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Starting LEMP server at startup

Based on this blog post I've installed LEMP server. Is there any easy way to add this web server: PHP-FPM, Nginx, MySQL into startup applications list?
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ATI R7850 w. OpenCL support on 12.04+

Preface I have downloaded the latest AMD/ATI drivers for my Radeon HD 7850 and I am having a difficult time getting it to work with ATI Stream SDK 2.1. I have tried purging fglrx and installing from ...
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How do I install 64-bit Ubuntu Server on MacBook?

Apparently, Macs have trouble booting the standard Ubuntu iso images (see ref). [Macs] apparently can't cope with multi-catalog CDs, and simply refuse to boot them... [Colin Watson] therefore ...
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sharing canon all in one over network

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on an old computer I want to use as a file and printer server in a small office. I have samba sharing set up for file sharing and I've been able to get all the computers ...
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Daily server reboot cron?

I want to create a cron job which executes daiy at assigned time and it restart the ubuntu server. I try to add reboot only in cron, but it is not working, whereas it works when I try to execute it ...
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TFTP server not working [closed]

I'm trying to set up a TFTP server using xinetd but I haven't had any luck so far. I have installed the following packages: xinetd, tftpd, tftp. After that I changed the /etc/xinetd.d/tftp so that ...
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how to solve random crash issues (12.10 server) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I tried to set up a server running ubuntu (currently 12.10 x86_64 but already tried with 10.04-12.04 some with x86 too, all did the ...
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AWStats icons are not showing / Error 404

Edit: This is the solution should anyone have the same problem After installing and configuring AWStats from the repository, and following instructions from here ...
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Samba doesn't work upon boot until restart of service

I've installed a Samba server using Ubuntu Server as the OS. When the computer starts, smbd and nmbd both start correctly. However, if I go to a client and type: $ smbclient -L feynman I get: ...
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How to open a new tab in the server command line?

What are the keyboard shortcuts to manipulate tabs (open new tab, navigate between tabs ...) in the command line of ubuntu server 12.04?
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Tons of general protection faults

I recently upgraded my home server from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04.1. It runs the linux-image-server kernel, x86_64 arch. There's nothing particularly unusual running, I think -- a deluge daemon, apache2, ...
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Will reinstalling ubuntu wipe /var/www?

I have a testing server set up in /var/www, and a mySQL database somewhere, and I recently have been having problems where X won't load. The only suggestion so far is to reinstall. Normally, that ...
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How to install 32-bit Ubuntu server alongside 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04

I need to avoid the graphical user interface of Ubuntu 12.04. Kindly advise if this can be achieved by installation of the Ubuntu-12.10-server along side the existing installation of Ubuntu 12.04 on ...
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How to access Ubuntu server 12.10 via hostname,

I had it working, but then installed LAMP and a few other things to set up a webserver, now PUTTY only allows connection via IP, which works, and Webmin worked with hostname as well, until now... I ...
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KVM - Guest does not recognize second NIC

I have a server running Proxmox (a virtualization platform), and created a KVM virtual machine with Ubuntu Server 12.10. After configuring the network, everything works fine, but if I add a second ...
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Why does IPv6 kill my network in Ubuntu 12.04?

Ok, so I have nice Ubuntu 12.04 headless server running. It's very happy. It's my router/firewall/DNS/etc. eth0 is WAN, eth1 is LAN. I can easily get my IPv6 Hurricane Electric tunnel connected, ...
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Best way to put sensitive files on web server and keep them fro being accessible?

I need to put a private key on my web server for use with a php script, so I need the web server to be able to access the file in php script, but not allow users from the outside to be able to access ...
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For installing directadmin, is ubnutu server needed?

I have Ubuntu 12.10, and it is not a Ubuntu server version. for installing Directadmin, Do i need Ubuntu server or i can install it on my own Ubuntu?
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How can I stop unattended-upgrades from rebooting the machine?

I just had a look at my Amazon EC2 instance and noticed I had 20 minutes exactly of downtime. I didn't know what caused it so I logged in to SSH and tried upgrading my packages, and saw that the ...
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when installing /boot inside a lvm group, where do I install the boot loader?

I am setting a personal file/cloud server based on ubuntu server 12.04 and owncloud but there are certain things about the partitioning that I can't get my head around... Let's say for example I want ...
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Server logs are filling my hard disk, how do I fix this?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 which serves my web application (20 MB) on apache httpd. Here is my partitions table: $ sudo parted -l Disk /dev/sda: 500GB Partition Table: gpt Number|Start|End|Size|File ...
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apt-get upgrade says sudo needs to be upgraded, is this correct?

I have a Ubuntu Server running 10.04 - to be precise, Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS according to lsb_release -a. I just ran sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade and got this output: Reading package ...
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How to access my virtual machine server via hostname?

I created a Ubuntu 12.10 virtual machine in VMware which runs an Apache server. The VMware machine is on a bridged network adapter, so it's using the physical network connected on my host. For now I ...
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Installing Repos and DEBs from CD

I'm a Ubuntu User from 2009 and I have loved every bit of it. If it wasn't for Dreamweaver and Photoshop, I'd only use Ubuntu! I have an Ubuntu Desktop which I want to make a DNS, DHCP, Webserver ...
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Copying a Running Physical Server to Virtual Box

I have a server running Ubuntu 10.04. As I want to test some maintenance work, such as upgrading to 12.04, I thought I should create a VM copy of the server using Virtual Box. I don't have a physical ...
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The /boot partition in my server is full, how can I re-size it without re-installing the whole system?

I'm having some troubles because the partition in which /boot is allocated in my server is full, so I can install neither new linux images nor upgrades. Here is the server's file system usage ...
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How do I connect to password protected servers in nautilus 3.6?

I am trying to manage my android device with DavDrive Lite, which hosts a local file server. The "Connect to server" dialog box in nautilus 3.6 doesn't have the option to type a username and password. ...
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apt-get upgrade stuck on postgresql dependency

I ran sudo apt-get upgrade on my 12.04 server, and I have become stuck with a PostgreSQL dependency. The console output (of sudo apt-get -f install) is below: dpkg: dependency problems prevent ...