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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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Squid or DansGuardian: Which should pass content to an antivirus product for scanning?

I have an Ubuntu Server12.04 installation acting as a proxy server using Squid 3.1.19. Squid has been configured to pass content to SquidClamAV 6.10 to check for viruses (using icap): icap_service ...
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VLC 2.0.3.. can't enable http interface

I'm new to linux world, and happy with my ubuntu 12.04 64-bit server. I am working in a re-streaming project and got stuck around access the stream in the server. Already fixed quite issues, except ...
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What is an appropriate way to install Lustre on a ubuntu 12.10 cluster

I have a 24-nodes cluster installed with Ubuntu 12.10. What is the suggested way to install a relatively new Lustre version on such a cluster?
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dhcp server configured in ubuntu on vmware

How can I test a dhcp server running on Ubuntu in vmware? My dhcp configuration is: ddns: update-style none; default-lease-time 600; max-lease-time 7200; subnet 192.168.56.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 { ...
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ubuntu server 12.10 get input signal out of range on HP DL380 G4

After installed ubuntu 12.10 server on HP DL380 G4, I can't boot into it. And the LCD got message "Input signal out of range, recommened settings is 1280x1024". I can't see the terminal and tried ...
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unable to install Ubuntu Cloud setup on VMWare

I guess this is trivial and most commonly asked question, but I'd reiterate it again here as I'm not able to find a correct solution. I'm trying to install Ubuntu Cloud setup on VMWare using the ...
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Can't capture video from usb-webcam with ffmpeg

i have a hama usb webcam which works fine with the fswebcam command to capture single frames but when i try to capture a video with ffmpeg i get an error: sudo ffmpeg -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 ...
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command line mount helper for Ubuntu server?

Under Ubuntu there are several mount helpers to support easy mounting of encrypted (cryptsetup/luks) removable media such as USB drives. Under Gnome/Unity/XFCE a requester is opened, just enter the ...
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Create a HotSpot which requires a username and password

I wish to set up a wireless access point which requires a username and password in order for clients to use the internet. The network setup will be internet modem connected to an Ubuntu Server (2 ...
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Ubuntu Server Edition won't boot with second hard drive plugged in

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu server edition running on my home server. I cannot (for the life of me) get it to boot with a second hard drive plugged in. I have checked boot priority and made sure ...
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is there a unified management console for Ubuntu 12?

is there something similar to the management console in Windows for example GUI based Device Manager In windows server there is a server management console through which we can manage all system ...
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OpenVPN not listening on port

I just set up an OpenVPN server on a VPS but sadly I can't connect to it. When I made a portscan I found that my custom 11940 port where openvpn should listen is closed. The default 1194 port is also ...
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How I can run Android 4.0.4 in chroot on Ubuntu 12.04 on the Pandaboard ES?

I want to run fully functional Android 4.0.4 on my Ubuntu 12.04 installation on the Pandaboard ES with the LXC containers.
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Is it good practice to backport source packages from newer Ubuntu releases?

My plan is like this: Say I'm running 12.04 LTS, life is good, but its packages guadually become old. Then 12.10 is out, I add a deb-src line in my sources.list, and backport (download source, build, ...
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MaaS distributes new ip on every reboot

I have a working installation of MaaS in Version 1.5 on Trusty. I've deployed a juju bootstrap node already through it and have some 15 other physical machines in ready state. I've successfully ...
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apt-get update tries to download uncompressed Packages file

I am using a physical server right now. I have installed MAAS and cannot use the apt-get function at all. When I type sudo apt-get update I get a long string with some things updating and most things ...
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Permissions to move files and folders

Good day Peeps, I have two user accounts to my samba server - dpuser & dpuser1. Dpuser1 should have the highest level of access in this case, and dpuser should have limited directory access. ...
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How to perform a CPU/disk intensive operation without drastically affecting other processes?

I am running a Minecraft server on Ubuntu 12.04. The operation I'm trying to perform is a git clone, as part of a new backup system I'm implementing. I would like to be able to do things like this ...
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Corrupt PostFix Installv [SOLVED]

I accidently removed some files that postfix needs and now it will not install or uninstall have tried: sudo apt-get purge postfix sudo apt-get remove postfix sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get ...
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Why is XBMC failing to play audio from my HDMI port?

I have the following setup: Ubuntu 14.04 Server Latest Nvidia video drivers ALSA installed PulseAudio NOT installed XBMC 13.1 Gotham installed The problem: running speaker-test -c2 -D plughw:1,7 ...
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server time drift not fixed by ntp.conf

This question was asked a lot in the past, but since ntpdate has been depricated, I'm having issues finding answers that work via ntp.conf. I've read a lot about setting a cron job for ntpdate is a ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server on a SONY VAIO with NO hardware-virtualization

Is there a version of UBUNTU server that can be installed on a laptop (SONY VAIO) with the hardware-virtualization disabled? It is not possible to enable hardware-virtualization in some VAIO laptops. ...
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Getting an Error Connection Refused for Openxenmanager

I am trying to logon to a server with my Ubuntu laptop with Openxenmanager and I am getting Connection Refused. Why can I not get Openxenmanager up and running?
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Ubuntu Server with ubuntu desktop does not have boot record, but it did when it was just basic server

The title says it all. I started by installing "server" with the ubuntu desktop package, and when it finished and rebooted: nothing. It completed full installation, rebooted, and there was no boot ...
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IPv6 network is unreachable. until reboot

I've setup IPv6 on my Ubuntu 14.04 server. Everything is working.. until all of a sudden (haven't found the trigger) a ping6 2001:4860:4860::8888 (google nameserver 8.8.8.8) returns network ...
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Extremely slow ACPI Event Propagation

A follow up to my previous question here: Run a Script when Power Button is Pushed So I am able to detect ACPI events and I intercept the power button press appropriately, however there is an ...
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Installing and Configuring Mumble Server

I'm looking to setup a Mumble Server. I will be running it from an Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) powered VPS provided by DigitalOcean. Setup of the server seems easy, install the murmur package, however it is ...
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Server Upgrade an 'end-of-life' Server from ISO over SSH

I have read that it is possible to upgrade ubuntu from an ISO image, but would the same be possible from a remote location over SSH? After mounting the ISO, what command would I use to upgrade? I ask ...
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Why my apache service does not work correctly?

I am just a newbie using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. In the beginning, I just want to install mcrypt, I followed this solution: cd /etc/php5/mods-available ln -sf ../conf.d/mcrypt.ini . php5enmod mcrypt ...
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Ubuntu EC2 compatible kernels

I am trying to create an Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit AMI with the paravirtual type of virtualization. I have not had problems with the hvm virtualization. I can't figure out what kernel I need to use. For the ...
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Increase the Number of TCP Connections Allowed

For a Ubuntu 14.04 web server providing a web service via a TCP port, clients query the server at an interval. However when the server restarts, a huge number of connections hit the server at the same ...
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Upload a new Firebird version into the repository. How?

We use 25 Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS servers at our company with Firebird databases. In this release Firebird 2.5.1 is the latest version. Is there any chance somebody will update it to 2.5.2? We need this ...
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SCTP tunable parameters for load testing

I am using sctp on ubuntu 10.04,with multicore cpu. I want to test load on one sctp port.Tried to change params sctp_rmem, sctp_wmem and sctp_mem. But not able to receive maximum call/sec. With ...
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Weird problem: can not connect network until a terminal is opened in Live system

Live system based on ubuntu server 12.04.2 with manual installed X and openbox. startx is in a shell script which is called in /etc/rc.local with su -l root -c /scriptsFolder/script.sh A program is ...
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Ubuntu RAID failure [get a warning]

Okay I might sound paranoid, but every day I think that my harddrives in both my servers failed for some reason and I am going to lose all my data. I have a server with a RAID 5 installation with ...
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No mod-mono.so or mod_mono.conf after Install

On Ubuntu 12.04, I have webmin and apache2. With webmin, I did apt-get install mono-complete and everything appeared to install fine. I put the line "MonoAutoApplication enabled" in httpd.conf and ...
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How I do server path www?

I have server Ubuntu 14.04 and installed LAMP. I like to making root of www.marinadev.com now this marinadev.com. I do know where config of server. sudo cp ...
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No login possible with postfix/dovecot and mysql under IMAP

I did the following installation of my own mailserver with dovecot/postfix and MySQL: https://thomas-leister.de/internet/mailserver-ubuntu-server-dovecot-postfix-mysql/ If you see the section of ...
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cannot use visual mode GUI through ssh -XY <ip_address>

I am using ubuntu 12.04, and I am trying to ssh to log into a remote server which is also running ubuntu 12.04. I am using "ssh -X ". I can log into the remote server smoothly, but cannot use the ...
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Trying to install a headless xbmc to Ubuntu 12.04

I was trying to follow this guide. I have a vm running Ubuntu 12.04 and it currently houses Sab+, Nzbdrone, CouchPotato and MariaDB. I'm trying to install a headless XBMC so it will be running 24x7 ...
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Ubuntu MAAS DHCP working DNS Not working

I setup Ubuntu 14.04 MAAS on one server. I setup interface to manage DHCP and DNS via the Cluster interface. DHCP is working. But, DNS is not! When I try to add another node, it is doing PXE boot, ...
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Moved a VBox guest to a physical host; network is up, but OpenSSH is not. Why?

I've come a cross an issue I really don't understand. I wanted to install Ubuntu Server on a headless box I have. The desktop sits right next to it, and adding and removing disks are very easy, so I ...
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How to install Dropbox on Ubuntu 14 Server [GUI-less]?

I followed the steps in this link from Dropbox website: https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx But when I run the ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd nothing happens... I don't see the message... I also ...
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Ubuntu Randomly Rejecting Hosts

currently I am facing a very strange problem: my Ubuntu is randomly resetting connections and I have no clue why. /etc/hosts.deny is empty (resp. just the default file with comments only, that comes ...
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MAAS Create Iso and Add Node

(1) How can I add existing Ubuntu 14.04 server or desktop to Ubuntu 14.04 MAAS? (2) Is there way to build MAAS ISO similar to Cobbler ISO? ...
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compare package list between servers

i know on desktop there's a graphical way to sync package list between pc. on servers i've always been doing dpkg --get-selection >pkg_list scp pkg_list username@server: dpkg --set-selction ...
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Yet another hibernate problem: save to disk work, but cannot wake up

for the past 3 weeks I've been working on setting up an old hp pavillon a1540n with ubuntu server 14.04. Main problem is the hibernate/suspend process. I've done a lot of reading and made great ...
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Software & Updates : server changes automatically to “Custom servers”

I set "Server for India" In Software & Updates as following: But It randomly (after some days) & automatically sets to "Custom servers" as following: How to stop changing this? Because ...
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Ubuntu Server (14.04 LTS) System-Wide Socks5 Auth Proxy

I have recently switched to the server version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and am not aware of a way to apply a system-wide authentication socks5 proxy so that all traffic on that computer goes through the ...