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Currently living in Japan, Aaron is interested in programming and IT. Aaron is comfortable using a number of different operating systems, and runs Debian testing on his netbook, Mac OS on a laptop and Windows 7 on his HT/gaming PC.

Aaron has had an interest in Free Software and GNU/Linux for a number of years, and has been running and administering various Linux and UNIX systems in both a personal and professional capacity for a number of years.


Feb
16
comment sudo useradd: cannot lock /etc/passwd; try again later (no lock files)
This sometimes can happen when your disk is full as well. What does df -i show with regards to inode usage on the / filesystem?
Feb
16
comment spoofed mac address changes when trying to connect to network
Does your networking hardware support MAC address spoofing?
Feb
16
comment Ethernet connection not working
Usually, more recent versions of Ubuntu have moved away from using hard -coded networking information in /etc/network/interfaces to using NetworkManager (or an alternative). Have you tried configuring it through the GUI?
Feb
16
comment Unable to download using sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade
Also please paste the output of the command cat /etc/apt/sources.list
Feb
15
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Feb
6
answered Select only the first lines that contain a repeated string
Jan
11
comment I tried to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 but it shows that “no operation systems are detected”?
Can you still boot Windows after performing the repartition? You might try restoring the Master Boot Record using the Windows installation media before trying to install Ubuntu again.
Jan
7
comment Why did this .tar.gz fail to install?
You don't have a C++ compiler installed. Install one with sudo apt-get install build-essential and run configure again.
Jan
7
revised How to add user from apache user group in linux
corrected spelling, new tag
Jan
7
suggested approved edit on How to add user from apache user group in linux
Jan
7
comment How to add user from apache user group in linux
If it's the latter, you need to provide sudo access to the www-data user on a non-TTY login, which is very dangerous as it opens a security hole for an attacker to compromise your system remotely by exploiting a bug in your CGI code. However, the information to do it is here.
Jan
7
comment How to add user from apache user group in linux
Your question is ambiguously phrased. Do you mean adding a user with permission to access www-data's files, or (as I suspect), giving www-data the permission to create and add new users to the system (e.g. a web signup form that creates a system user and mailbox etc.)?
Jan
7
comment No longer a part of sudoers list after adding docker
Setting a root password is unnecessary and could be a security risk. If you are going to reboot using the recovery cd, you might as well just edit the group file and add yourself there, as per my answer.
Jan
7
answered No longer a part of sudoers list after adding docker
Jan
7
comment Vim: Supertab not working
This question might be a better fit for Superuser.com as it's not specific to only Ubuntu.
Jan
7
answered Vim: Supertab not working
Jan
7
comment Why is installing a software difficult in Ubuntu than in Windows?
possible duplicate of How do I install applications in Ubuntu?
Dec
30
comment SSH keys from USB Stick
Yes, it's possible. Bear in mind that PuTTY private key files (PPK) are in a different format to OpenSSH. They can contain the same key, but will need to be different files. Then just tell each machine to read from the USB key (using symlinks on Linux, and configuring Pageant on Windows appropriately). In fact, there's no need to use USB - if your key is passphrase protected, just copy it to each machine.
Dec
30
comment Reinstall Windows
Before reinstalling, you need to back up your data. Get another USB external drive and back up your data first. Then you can use your Windows installation media to reinstall (it will wipe away Ubuntu completely).
Dec
30
answered Merging fat32 partition on external hard drive connected to ubuntu 12.04 LTS