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Ubuntu server boots, then shows blinking cursor

My Ubuntu server boots but then shows a blinking cursor. It passes GRUB and I get the boot log output and all seems fine, however I get no shell after booting. I can boot into recovery just fine ...
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How do I setup a fine grained preseed with tasksel set to manual?

I am trying to preseed a netboot install of Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) x64. Work Setup My preseed configuration works fine as long as tasksel is not set to manual. For example: [...] d-i ...
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Trouble with local server, URL not found errors with some, but not all local sites

I am setting up my Ubuntu laptop for my new job and I am having a strange issue. They have a crazy environment setup that I got working on my local Ubuntu 12.10 machine with Apache and PHP 5.3 (had to ...
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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 get HAVP(HTTP Anti Virus Proxy) working?

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 server with HAVP(HTTP Anti Virus Proxy) with ClamAV and AVG. My dhcp server is a OpenBSD 5.2 router. If I connect manually to my Ubuntu server its works great, but when I'm ...
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Installing 12.04LTS Server on a Fake RAID10

Scenario Install Ubuntu 12.04LTS Server on a RAID10 with boot on a RAID1. 4 - 2Tb SATA Hard Drives 3 Partitions (/boot, /, and swap) boot (256Mb from each disk) setup in RAID1 /dev/md0 partition ...
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Server setup for multi-site development web server with multiple contractors logging in?

While I've been using Linux for many years as a desktop OS I'm still a novice at the more serious server admin stuff. Basically I'm looking for a best practices that covers: Hosting many domains (I'm ...
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Server 12.04 machine does not respond to arp broadcasts

I just ssh'd into my old netbook (running as a CUPS server) running ubuntu server 12.04 and did a dist-upgrade (haven't done one in a while). Upon rebooting the machine, I can now no longer access it ...
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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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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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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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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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audio through ssh/get raw audio from pulseaudio

How to carry audio over SSH? was closed with a reference to pulsaudio, which is not what i am asking. How do I tunnel sound through ssh? I distinctly want a solution using ssh which would work on a ...
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Copying backups from remote server to local machine with a cronjob?

I have two remote servers, one running Apache and MySQL, and another Apache and Postgresql. Using these (https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Automated_Backup_on_Linux) scripts as reference, I've created ...
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Creating a shared folder between unprivileged users

This may be a repeat question, but I wasn't able to answer this specific question anywhere else. My school uses Ubuntu to run their server. My friends and I have accounts on the server, but aren't ...
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How to start VPN on Ubuntu server that is remotely controlled by VNC-viewer?

How to start VPN on Ubuntu server (in order to change server IP address) that is remotely controlled by VNC-viewer? I use Expressvpn and this guide: ...
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landscape registration

I am trying to use landscape for small environment consists of 5 vm ubuntu servers. I tried following How do I install Landscape for personal use? It lets me register on browser ...
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What does dpkg --auto-deconfigure actually do?

I'm trying to replace Nginx with a version that has the PageSpeed module compiled in, and I've made my own .deb file for this. The first step is to uninstall the old nginx. However, when I try apt-get ...
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Samba share stopped working for me a few weeks ago

A few weeks ago I believe there was some updates to samba on my 14.04 server. Ever since then, when trying to connect from my windows machines I can get to the point of seeing the folders, but when I ...
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How do I install Ubuntu server?

So I purchased a server recently, and I want to install Ubuntu server onto it, as I am following this guide, (How do I install Ubuntu Server (step-by-step)), it's explaining to set the BIOS to boot ...
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Mail and dhcp server in a closed network

Here is my needs; I need a mailserver (with one account) that can receive mails from several other systems on a closed network (no internet access after installation) and two network interfaces. ...
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How do I fix/undo sudo aptitude safe-upgrade

So I'm fighting with NodeBB -- and found that nginx was advised. However I thought I needed the most updated version (when in fact 1.4.x is recommended). I couldn't get the rerouting working on 1.8 ...
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Samba authentication fails

I have been endlessly searching for what went wrong, and can't figure it out. There is a lot that I still don't understand about working with samba on Ubuntu, so if something looks noobish, I am ...
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I can not save data to MySQL when is tomcat running

I have tomcat 7 and mysql 5.5.46. On my tomcat is running simple application which reads data from mysql. I have another java program that stores data in to mysql. When running tomcat and java ...
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How to recompile linux kernel and make an iso installation for ubuntu

I want to install Ubuntu server 14.04.3 on a my server which has an intel PCI-E 10 Gigabit* network card. The installation wizard does not detect this network since the firmware is not available on ...
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trying to connect ubuntu with windows xp using samba server

I am facing the following problems when I am using samba server to share folders between Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows XP. First, I create two folders in Ubuntu then share it to a local network by using ...
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What might cause a network to fail to ping at first, then succeed

Every time I start up my server, no matter how long I leave it to "come online", the first few pings seem to fail to the machine (as does SSH, etc). Example: josh@homeserv:/var/www/html/amp$ ping ...
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Ubuntu not compatible with my custom built desktop

I custom built a desktop PC today, and I'd like to run ubuntu 15.10 on it. It boots up, then right when I start to see unity desktop, I get a white, unresponsive screen (no mouse showing or anything). ...
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Allowing sshd on local network without access to internet

I have setup sshd on my server and can access it fine from both my local network and remotely from other networks. I set up port forwarding using a different port than port 22. Port forwarding is ...
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Ubuntu Server joining an Active Directory Windows Domain

The gist of what I want to do is add some Ubuntu Server hosts to my Windows Active Directory (2008r2 level), limit access to each server via a group, then further limit the sudo permissions on the ...
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Ubuntu Dual NIC

I recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu. It was working in Windows with exact configuration. One NIC(enp2s0) is connected to LAN and other NIC(enp1s0) is connected to router with internet access. ...
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Teamviewer 11 can't find network on ubuntu server

So i've set up an ubuntu server that has tightvncserver installed. so i connect with a vnc client and I tried to install teamviewer so i could remotely manage the server(yes I know I could just port ...
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How to create a log of an rsync transfer on the remote server?

I have a lovely functional bash script, which uses rsync to create a backup on a remote server, utilising key-based authentication. It uses a standalone rsync command, rather than having to set up ...
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Issue with MAAS commissioning in lab. Internet not working?

The setup. Stock Ubuntu 14.03 LTS install with MAAS from the CD installed in a kvm virtual machine. I selected the MAAS install on the boot prompt. Then ran update and upgrade. The MAAS server as 4G ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS Server not seeing a RAID1 setup by AMD-RAID

I am attempting to install Ubuntu Server on a RAID 1 array I setup through my AMD-RAID. This is the legacy RAID that comes with my MSI motherboard which is configured in the BIOS. I have setup the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.5 server VM [Stopping Mount filesystem on boot]

I am running a Ubuntu 12.04.5 server as a web server, I am using LAMP stack packages to preform my web application requirements. I had the web application hanging, so I restarted my LAMP stack ...
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Override default 'HOSTALIASES' behaviour

I followed the method of creating my own custom hosts file as suggested here in this answer. It works fine. But the problem is it expects your public and private keys to be in the ~/.ssh folder with ...
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VPN PPTP inacceptably slow

I have a VPN speed problem in Ubuntu. I use PPTP to connect to my company's server. First I connect to a Mikrotik RB750 router. Then a NAS server (NTFS) is available and I can see, open, edit or ...
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How to set up a transparent proxy on my home network

So I'm still a beginner in terms of setting up servers, and I have some questions regarding the way that the server gets hit. So my current network architecture looks like this: [internet] <-> ...
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Installing ubuntu server on USB - confused about disk partitioning - need help

I am a Linux newbie with a computer with Windows 7, an 80-GB SSD "C" drive with my OS and program files on it, and a 1-TB "D" drive with my Windows 7 data. I am trying to install ...