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Jan
22
comment Can't format disc after attempted to install dual boot system
The command you quoted wiped from the beginning only. If you also want to wipe the end then we need to seek further into the disk and start writing just before the end. This post on SU describes a nice way to do that: superuser.com/questions/128860/…
Jan
22
comment Can't format disc after attempted to install dual boot system
To add details: dd to wipe the beginning and the end of the disk. GPT keeps a backup at the end of the disk and I have no idea how windows [installer] acts when it only finds one copy. Also to installl windows on a disk with GPT partitioning you need to boot windows in EFI mode. And to install windows on an old style MBR partitioned disk you need to boot it in legacy CSM mode. Whatever partitioning style you choose will be used for all operating systems. So eiher use MBR and install both Windows and Ubuntu the old way. Or use GPT and install both that way.
Dec
26
comment how to find a file and ftp from ubuntu server?
Usually you can simply find a file with locate. After that start your FTP client and just upload it. If you want to do that daily and script it then please add more details on what you are trying to do.
Dec
26
comment How to send the DHCP server a different hostname?(connecting to wifi with a fake computer name)
I guess writing your own DHCP client is an option.
Dec
14
revised Why does Ubuntu start up with the PXE rom?
Rewrote for clarity.
Dec
14
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Dec
14
answered Why does Ubuntu start up with the PXE rom?
Dec
14
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Dec
8
comment Server w/ 2 nics/subnets. Only 1 accessible at once. broadcast and ssh needed on different nics
Do you really need both NICs to be one the same network? If not, why not use two different networks, one per NIC?
Dec
6
comment Where should I create custom folders?
Aye. Hence the local part in the name. If the OP uses multiple VMs and all share the same custom folder with eachother then this is indeed not the right place. I read the question as 'I have one host and one guest, and I want to share between these'. But the other interpretation is equally valid.
Dec
5
answered Where should I create custom folders?
Nov
18
revised mount HD with “special rights”
Removed thanks. Remove name (hint, it is already show below the post). Some typos fixed.
Nov
18
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Nov
18
comment mount HD with “special rights”
Practical solution #1: Do not change the mountpoint put put all data one level deeper.
Nov
17
revised No free space in / directory
If the disk is full then you get a disk space error, not a memory error.
Nov
17
comment No free space in / directory
Last comment: (Sorry for the semi abuse of comments) What is the precise error. Does it mention inodes?
Nov
17
comment No free space in / directory
0) Reboot. If disk space mysteriously drops and you might have open (and in use) but already deleted files. Not uncommon with logfiles. 1) Reboot and put the output of mount (or /etc/fstab) in your post. 2) Clean /tmp (assuming it is a real filesystem and not a ramdisk).
Nov
17
comment No free space in / directory
clearing the trash, clears out the space from the home folder but doesn't effect the other one. Then it is likely that you do have /home on a different partition rather than as part of /. Which means something else is taking up space on /. The du commands from other will show the still existing largest files, which may help. If those do not then please try the following:
Nov
17
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Nov
17
revised Reboot and select proper boot device?
Removed fluff.