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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
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.
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
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
comment Reboot and select proper boot device?
Do you have an active partition? Did you install two OS's. One in EFI mode and one in legacy mode? Did you chage the boot order after installing?
Nov
16
comment How to kill X server using a key combination?
Yup. Considered some other posts as duplicate. If the OP know about the key combo then it would have been one. As it is I added a link to a similar answer in my post. I could understand a VTC dup though.
Nov
16
comment How to kill X server using a key combination?
Or just issue it from an x-term. :)
Nov
2
comment Radeon dual-card multiple-monitors setup
I lack any experience in using corssfire under linux. I just know that the cards are able of being used independantly and that you should be able (hardware wise) to connect several DP ports to each of them. When people try this in windows then enabling crossfire is usually the problem. Both because it means only the outputs on one card are active, and because it halfs (or worse) the amount of useable memory). These basic are independant of the OS. As for the rest: No real linux experience here since FreeBSD 5...
Nov
2
comment Radeon dual-card multiple-monitors setup
VRAM does 'stack up', unless you use SLI or Crossfire. Then each card has its own copy of the same data. So two cards would both contain the same data and even though two identical cards would mean twice the amouth of physical memory, it would not present more usable memory. Without SLI/crossfire you should be able to use all video memory.
Nov
2
comment Win apps on Ubuntu
I am not sure if you can get any 'app' to work via wine. Applications (programs, not changed phone style apps) should mostly work though. But skipping that: what did you try? Which error(s) do you get?
Sep
29
comment What is the proper chmod for a file
htaccess adds a webserver to the mix. (with all its advantages and disadvantages). I see nothing about webservers or PHP in the post and I did not write the answer with that in mind. You might want to edit your original post if this is for a webapplication. Otherwise it seems a solution which is needlessly complex.
Sep
20
comment How to dual boot with two drives
I suspect that the windows boot part if looking for a path on the first drive. With the mSATA drive added that now has become the second drive. Which means that you need to edit the BCDstore
Jul
6
comment Ubuntu system Does not see ram
Might it be that your SODIMMS might be laid out as 2x1GiB and 2x2GiB (rank 2 memory, or effectively two memory setups per DIMM). As for the 2.7... As Pilot already write: Check the BIOS first. If that sees the full 6GiB then check if you are running a normal 64 bit setup and not some 32bit-without-PEA.
Jul
6
comment Ethernet drivers for Dell R210 II - Ubuntu Server 14.04
According to dell.com/uk/business/p/poweredge-r210-2/pd the NICs are a dual port Broadcom BCM 5716. That uses the bce driver. (See manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/saucy/man4/bce.4freebsd.html). Is that driver loaded?