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Jan
6
reviewed No Action Needed Installing drivers without internet connection (vs live distro)?
Jan
5
comment Boot is full (no prior solutions helped)
I think what you need is answered here: askubuntu.com/a/430944/47461
Dec
5
comment What is the safest way to clean up /boot partition?
You included the grep -v of the uname -r output on the end like above?
Dec
3
comment My mount script isn't working, why?
You can test scripts like this by typing them into a bash shell one by one. It may help determine what line you are dealing with.
Dec
1
comment What is apt-check and why does it run during boot?
turn off the motd script entirely and you'll save a few cycles. You could comment out the line in mounted-run or you could remove the scripts from /etc/update-motd.d/ or you could make them as not executable. Maybe there is a better way to do it, but those should all work.
Nov
30
revised Is Samba required if you don't share folders and don't have any printers?
Adding a clarification statement since what was intended to be said was vague.
Nov
30
suggested approved edit on Is Samba required if you don't share folders and don't have any printers?
Nov
18
accepted How do I rescan drives I've expanded?
Nov
11
comment How to successfully restart a network without reboot over SSH?
That bug report is quite a read! Sounds like there are a notable amount of cases not easily satisfied by this. Thanks
Nov
11
comment How to successfully restart a network without reboot over SSH?
Presence of network-manager depends on your install version. I believe the server version doesn't have it, but the desktop one does. They are very different approaches to network configuration.
Nov
11
comment How to successfully restart a network without reboot over SSH?
Why did they remove the ability to restart? I'd like to know that before reinstating it.
Nov
4
comment How do I install and run a TFTP server?
The default location for files with atftpd is now /src/tftp.
Oct
8
comment What is the safest way to clean up /boot partition?
I've seen situations where removing a single kernel was insufficient to clear this problem and when I have a list of 10 kernels, it doesn't add me much to remove 7 versus 2. Also, awk and grep are only used in my answer to display currently installed kernels or ones the system thinks are installed. When apt is fouled up, it may think it has things it doesn't. In other words, my answer comes from my experience having dealt with this many times being hung for slight variations on the same theme. My answer consistently works for me and doesn't require me to try options that may fail. YMMV
Oct
8
comment What is the safest way to clean up /boot partition?
+EvanK, nice way to accomplish automating this. Might be good to suggest to folks to set Unattended-Upgrade::Remove-Unused-Dependencies in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrades after they hit this problem. I've found this very useful, but does require some sanity to consider in case something is about to be removed that shouldn't be. That is rarely the case though.
Oct
8
comment APT wedged by kernel version mismatch
I wrote out a good bit more on this process here: askubuntu.com/a/430944/47461 As a contractor I run into this problem frequently.
Oct
7
comment mysql service do not launch
I was able to get it running with this command, 'mysqld --user=mysql --skip-grant-tables'. The datadir listed in the previous comment didn't exist. Now to backup my data. Thanks :-)
Sep
16
comment How do I setup OpenVPN to rotate logs?
Thanks, this will depend on what version of Ubuntu you are using. I believe it is valid for the latest LTS, but not previous unless you use a the rsyslog PPA. I do like the new syntax better.
Sep
11
accepted How do I setup OpenVPN to rotate logs?
Aug
11
comment Command-line to list DNS servers used by my system
I'm using 15.04 and 'nmcli dev show |grep DNS' works for me instead.