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revised What is OpenStack and is it like Citrix XenServer?
deleted 1 character in body
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reviewed Looks OK ethernet stopped working on ubuntu 14.04, still works on windows
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comment Terminal wont respond ubuntu 14 LTS
possible duplicate of Nothing shows up in the terminal when I type my password
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awarded  Revival
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reviewed Edit WinFF (FFMPEG): Unknown encoder 'libvo_aacenc'
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revised WinFF (FFMPEG): Unknown encoder 'libvo_aacenc'
formatting
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reviewed Looks OK Ubuntu doesn't see harddrives
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reviewed No Action Needed Ubuntu 14.04 freezes after wake up
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reviewed Reviewed Installation Question
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comment Installation Question
possible duplicate of My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it?
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reviewed Reviewed Decrypt encrypted /username folder - Ubuntu 14.04
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reviewed Reviewed installing i8kutils stops loud fan noise
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revised installing i8kutils stops loud fan noise
formatting
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reviewed Reopen Greeter for lightDM not accepting changes
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reviewed Leave Closed “gzip: stdout: No space left on device” while upgrading the kernel
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comment Vostro 1500 wifi not working
possible duplicate of Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers
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answered Unable to delete file
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revised Unable to delete file
added missing backslashes before parentheses, which also have to be quoted
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comment Unable to delete file
Both backslashes and other forms of quotation are processed by the shell itself, not by the commands being run. (This is true even when passing quoted expressions to shell builtins--expansion of the quoted expression and quote removal is performed by the shell, and the action of the builtin is performed by the shell, but they are performed as separate steps, with the first carried out before the second begins.) So "some rare commands doesn’t accept quotations" doesn't really make sense. Sometimes backslashes are the easiest way to quote, but they're unlikely ever to be the only possible way.
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comment linux-generic error while install apt-get installation
Usually when update-initramfs run by apt-get outputs gzip: stdout: No space left on device, this means you've run out of space in /boot. df -h can check for sure, so you may want to edit the output of that into your question. This is probably a duplicate of How do I free up more space in /boot?. Space in /boot can be freed by uninstalling the packages providing some old kernels (or, if you don't have a separate /boot partition, then simply by freeing space on the disk where / is mounted).