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How to show Windows System Reserved partition using Ubuntu live dvd?

All questions in this site ask how to "hide"! I want to fix my boot (fix mrb wont work, I have GPT Disk) by changing some files at Windows System Reserved. GParted shows the following partitions (but ...
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how to set owner and permission to a cryptsetup made device?

I have an encrypted loopback volume. I need to mount and umount the volume manually, so I use cryptsetup luksOpen and cryptsetup luksClose . However, under all sessions (gnome/xfce/kde/unity), when I ...
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How can I distribute mandatory settings (system and LibreOffice settings)?

I'm a Linux sysadmin and I maintain 100 Ubuntu desktops. We're about to upgrade to 12.04, but before we can do that we have to make Ubuntu PCI complaint. Meaning we have to lock some mandatory ...
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How can I install Ubuntu in BlackBerry Playbook?

I have a Blackberry Playbook. I loved the Blackberry OS at first, but now I feel constrained by the lack of applications and functions. I assume that, by installing Ubuntu on my tablet, will give me ...
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Ubuntu window randomly stop drawing

After using Ubuntu for a while, application windows will begin to stop drawing. The application will continue to run (if I'm using keyboard shortcuts, the application exhibits normal behavior, like ...
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System files lockdown

I'm thinking of reinstalling Lubuntu and want to make sure that system changes are not made permanently until I choose to dump it to disk. This is so I never have to reinstall and can try programs to ...
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My Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS freezes entire system occasionally except for mouse. What to do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? System freezes and even seconds in clock stop. Keyboard no responds only mouse pointer moves but no left nor right click. How to ...
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Installed Ubuntu with WUBI, how can I completely remove Windows Vista?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 yesterday, and I'm happy with how it's working. I think I installed it as a dual system though, because Ubuntu and Vista shows up when the system boots up. I ...
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Got problem with installation. “No root file system is defined.”

I'm very new with Ubuntu and generally with linux. I saw ubuntu and it seems like this OS is really good and stable, and so I decided to install it alongside my windows 7 OS. I have a few problems ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 can't use mouse and internet

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 for a while on my Acer Aspire One-722. It was ok, but then, after some updates, the next time i started it, an window "the system is running in low-graphics mode" ...
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Generate a proper 404 page for blocked sites via /etc/hosts instead of redirect to localhost

I have blocked some websites by editing /etc/hosts and adding several newline-entries in the following manner: 0.0.0.0 www.domain.com And it works. The only thing is: when a website is visited which ...
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how to automatically clean dhcpd.leases?

I'm using isc-dhcpd under Ubuntu and I'm looking for a clean and secure way to "purge" the leases that are expired. Is there a way with dhcpd.conf ? or with a script ? Is there any risks to do that ...
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What package (helper app) does recoll need to index images?

The File->Show_missing_helpers menu item in the recoll GUI mentions the following missing helper (among others): Perl::Image::ExifTool (image/gif image/jpeg image/png image/tiff image/x-xcf) Per ...
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Can you tell me if Ubuntu 12.04 LTS will work with my system? [closed]

My computer's specification is: 5 GB Ram DDR1 Video card is ATI Radeon 1 gb The CPU is Intel Pentium 4 Dual Core 3,0GHZ The operating system is Windows 7 ultimate 32bit Can you tell me if this will ...
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Tried results that I searched but was not successful :( “error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue>” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem I looked up several threads but wasn't successful with the proposed solution. I always seem to get error in like Step 2 or ...
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Error while updating ubuntu 12.04 using update manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed in a sony vaio VPCEH38FN. I have internet connection ...
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Whats the difference between Unix, Linux and Ubuntu?

What is Unix, Linux, Ubuntu? Are they the same thing or different versions or completely different stuff? This has always made me confused, any explanation would be great.
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Should I install 32- bit operation system or 64-bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit and which should I choose? I am going to use a computer with quadcore 1,5ghz cpu, 6gb ram, Radeon HD 6520G + 7450M ...
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Curious about how fast Ubuntu copies files

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 using the normal installer. Things having been working fine, but a few minutes ago I copied a 14Gb file and it said it had copied the file very quickly--so quickly I don't ...
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Don't want RAID to autostart

I have software RAID in my system, and I would REALLY like it NOT to automatically start at system boot. Ubuntu system is installed on a partition not on a RAID (no need whatsoever to start raid for ...
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Unable to find a medium containing a live file system

All of the suggestions in the forums here is using 10.10 on a USB boot drive. Mine is from a cd that I burned. What should I do. It runs the install and then tells me to take the disc out and it ...
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Upstart System Services manager /etc/init NOT /etc/init.d [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the recommended way to enable / disable services? How can I manage new Ubuntu System Services? The ones located in /etc/init/ and not in /etc/init.d/ I want ...
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What makes Ubuntu harder for viruses to infect [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the Ubuntu “built in virus protection”? One question I get asked a lot is why there are no viruses on Ubuntu (Linux in general). Even though it is ...
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How heavy is wine on my system?

I am looking to use a good download manager on ubuntu 12.04 I have tried some such as MultiGet etc but really none of the in my view compare up to Orbit Downloader which works perfectly under wine. I ...
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How to properly modify the sudoers file to create a launcher in order to shutdown the system?

I did it adding the following line, but doesn't work (at least in my case): username ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:/sbin/shutdown -h now then making a launcher in the desktop with the following instruction: ...
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“System Program Problem Detected” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable or disable Apport? I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and it started showing "System Program Problem detected". I think it could be because my Windows is corrupt ...
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Advanced Settings not opening in Gnome 3.2

I'm trying to change my Gnome 3.2 theme, but whenever I try opening Advanced Settings it refuses. It shows at the top of the menu that it's loading but it never shows up. It opens up perfectly in ...
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Proper way to execute a script on system startup?

As of Ubuntu 12.04, what is the proper/clean way to make the system execute a script upon boot? (not upon user login) e.g. running a daemon.
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Selecting ubuntu 12.04 restarts my HP 540 laptop

Every time I select Ubuntu 12.04 when booting my HP 540 laptop, the machine restarts. How can I fix this, so I can successfully boot my Ubuntu system?
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ubuntu 12.04 system error/macchanger issue?

specifics: Ubuntu 12.04 gateway LT2800 series 1gb ram Intel GMA 3150 I just started getting a system error. I don't know if it's related to my issue with macchanger. But this is the issue I'm most ...
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12.04 call trace - system crash? [closed]

Last night my screen suddenly turned black (black screen like when my laptop is turned off) while I was extracting a RAR file, and I was unable to restart my laptop after. Assuming it was a dead ...
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Get client system information in LTSP

I'm trying to get the system information of clients booted via LTSP to a Ubuntu 10.04 server. Any time I try any system info commands (example lspci | grep VGA) it returns back the server information, ...
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What are “/run/lock” and “/run/shm” used for?

I just want to know where and how /run/lock and /run/shm can help our PC . $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 56G 13G 41G 24% / udev ...
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Question regarding power outages affect on ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How resilient is Ubuntu to repeated “power-off” shutdowns? Due to some reasons, sudden power outages are common at my place so my current operating system ...
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Java wait() and sleep() not behaving correctly on a pariticular Ubuntu machine [closed]

I have a very strange Java issue which occurs only on a particular computer running Ubuntu. When I call the wait(timeout) function it always waits exactly 1000ms less than the time out amount I ...
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Appropriate size for / root partition

I'm about to re-install my system. I like to keep a separate /home and / root partitions. I've been using (K)Ubuntu for around a year now and my / partition (almost 36Gb) never climbed over ~13Gb of ...
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How should I change My Computer Name? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the computer name? When I open my terminal it shows gaurav@Lin:~$ Out of this I want to change "Lin" which is current name of My computer, how I can do ...
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System Program Problem Detected

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully up-to-date. I'm new to Ubuntu. Whenever I start my system I face "System Program Problem Detected." Why is this happening? I ran sudo rm /var/crash/* but it again ...
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How do I change system-wide font settings in Kubuntu?

How do I change the font/size for the icon captions, Dolphin text, and window decoration text? They all went from 12 point to 10 point after I installed KDE updates on Kubuntu 12.04.
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Does VirtualBox permanently affect performance?

I would like to install VirtualBox as an Ubuntu testing environment. Must I permanently sacrifice system resources such as RAM? Or only when the environment is running?
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Why do important system processes exhibit lower valued priorities?

I'm still learning about Linux. As a Linux distro, Ubuntu is blessed with the ability to multi-task, the concurrent execution of programs. And these programs have processes, taking up their chunk of ...
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How to perform full system restore on Ubuntu 12.04 removing all software footprints

How to go about performing system restore in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) so that it also remove all software footprints as well. My system has only Ubuntu and is 64 bit.
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Is there a way to reset Windows XP administrator password? [closed]

Can I reset a Windows XP administrator password? How would I do it?
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Adding Play Framework directory to my system path on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I am very new to the Ubuntu OS and I would need help with it. I am trying to install this open source platform called Play Framework, to install it I need to add ...
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How to set global System Settings that can apply to all new added users.

To say specifically, I mean preferences that can be configured in System Settings. How to make them apply to each new user account I create?
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Running 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1545 having random system lockups

I just reinstalled a fresh 12.04 because I couldn't even get booted on my previous installation anymore. I just installed 8GB of ram on this laptop, but the problem happened even before this, and all ...
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Lost 'System Settings' on Ubuntu Precise Pangolin x86_64

I am new here. I was facing issues with emacs-snapshot sourced from a PPA, so I tried following these instructions (blindly =/), and sudo apt-get remove `apt-cache search emacs | awk '{print $1}'` ...
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Dropbox error - 'echo 100000 | sudo tee / proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches'

Dropbox gives me an error that mentions echo tee 100000 but then it disappears. How to fix or remove msg?
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system problem! ubuntu 12.4

when I was upgrading to ubuntu 12.4 I had to leave and accidentally turned off the laptop in half update. When lit it not entered the system, it put the screen in black and looked just the mouse. I ...
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How to hide certain icons from unity app lens

Ok, so unity is great and all, but something that annoys me that the various systems settings apps show up in the app lens, I don't need them there because there's the system settings menu. Is there ...