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comment How do I increase the hard disk size of the virtual machine?
@begueradj Sure, put a \ (backslash) character before any spaces in the path, like this: /PATH/HARD\ DISK.vdi.
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reviewed Looks OK how to delete line numbers in a code block?
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reviewed Close Clear history of words typed in the dialog run (ALT + F2)?
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reviewed Close Acces denied with copy.com
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comment How can I configure a second SSH key + user for a single server?
Well I feel stupid for not trying this earlier, but I appreciate the detailed explanation. I temporarily allowed password authentication and it worked right away. Thanks.
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accepted How can I configure a second SSH key + user for a single server?
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asked How can I configure a second SSH key + user for a single server?
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comment How to mass add file extension?
Okay, I won't tell you to use spaces, but if you change your mind later try find /PATH/TO/FOLDER -depth -name "* *" -execdir rename 's/ /_/g' "{}" \; (source) which will replace all spaces in files & folders & subfolders for you.
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accepted What causes SSH problems after rebooting a 14.04 server?
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comment What causes SSH problems after rebooting a 14.04 server?
Thanks for this most interesting answer! I'm going to test all this now as I am on a dedicated server (not a VPS) but I had the issue on both types - so long as it was 14.04 and not 12.04. sudo reboot now works perfectly in 12.04 and uptime corresponds to the last time I do it. Very interesting change for 14.04 though.
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revised What causes SSH problems after rebooting a 14.04 server?
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comment What causes SSH problems after rebooting a 14.04 server?
@Jo-ErlendSchinstad I spent 2 hours today testing this with AWS, DigitalOcean and OVH servers and can reproduce it 100% of the time. 12.04 = ok, 14.04 = no SSH after rebooting. If this were a bug I expect we'd be hearing from many others locked out of their servers! Hope I'm overlooking something but with a fresh install + single SSH login to reboot, there's not much room for human error here. Just tested it now from my 14.04 laptop (in case this was a 12.04 thing) and no change, same result. Really hope to figure this out soon...
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on virtualgl tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on apache-ant tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Looks OK System doesn't boot anymore. Error: file initrd.img-3.11.0-20-generic not found