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how to disable unattended-upgrades during autoinstall (user-data, cloud-config)

Is there an option to suppress (or forward) the automatic unattended packages upgrade during autoinstall session? I do not want to download the huge data from internet site for each client when we ...
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Cloud-init Empty User-data

Problem I have been trying (and failing) to get Ubuntu 20.04 to autoinstall. It keeps going through most of the process, but when I try to access the SeedFile s=http://myip:port/file it will ...
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How to Make Ubuntu Autoinstall ISO with Cloud-init in Ubuntu 21.10

I have working 20.04 process where able to create the ISO file. Reference: https://gist.github.com/s3rj1k/55b10cd20f31542046018fcce32f103e But if I an trying the same with ubuntu 21.10, few files are ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu and Windows

I want to dual boot Windows 10 with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I currently have Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and now I want to install Windows 10 on my machine without loosing Ubuntu's Data and Programs. I have already ...
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UBUNTU 20.04.2 : Unable to run the scripts post installation as a late command

I have been trying to run the script (setup-proxy.sh) using late-commands. I have tried various methods to make it run but unable to run the script. It fails with the exit status 1. My late-commands ...
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Set root password during autoinstall

Is it possible to set up the root password using Ubuntu autoinstall (i.e. user-data)? I tried: user-data: disable_root: false chpasswd: list: | root:$6$AYtLXyyVZAea2aLJ$...
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How to lock a partition with Ubuntu so that it won't be accidentally wiped during an OS installation?

I want to install Arch. I have no use CLI-installer. So I am scared that I delete my important data in a partition. Can I lock the partition for saving data? I use ubuntu. Can I do it in ubuntu? Or is ...
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Fetch autoinstall based on MAC

Short: I am looking for a way to PXE boot Ubuntu 20.04, and use new autoinstall for a completely unattended installation. But I would like for user-data YAML to be modified server-side based on MAC of ...
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How to know the social networking websites security level

Is there some app to monitor the social networking websites' (Facebook, YouTube, etc.) security level? I'm talking about how to know if there are some people trying to take our place and/or steal our ...
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How can I prevent a third party software to gather data from my device?

For work purposes I have to use a not open source software that collects and sends to the producer MAC address, other device IDs and other hardware datas (from its privacy policy, which is not very ...
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Why is my system connected to an Amazon AWS server?

From a fresh reboot I entered netstat -an | more in a terminal shell and located a foreign ip address 99.86.32.24 from netstat's output connected to my system over port 443. I've opted out of sending ...
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Can I transfer my Windows 10 over to Ubuntu?

I have been thinking of trading windows for Linux for a long time now. What stops me is being a hoarder. I don't want to lose all the stuff on my windows. Can Ubuntu transfer everything in my user ...
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Small data activity when plug USB drive

First of all I am not very advance linux user. Here is the situation : When I plug any USB flash drive then it sends about 156 - 300 bytes of data which I have seen at System Monitor. It also happens ...
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Is there a deep freeze type of software for newer versions of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am trying to figure out how to go about having a user log into a Ubuntu machine, use it to their heart's content, and when they log off delete all of the user data from that account. All of the ...
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How do I select 3,000 out of 10,000 files in file manager?

I want to select the first 3,000 files in a folder which contains 10,000 files. How do I select only the first 3,000? And if possible, how can I subsequently select the next 3,000 and then 3,000 after ...
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ZFS, Ubuntu 18.04 - Loss of recently written data

I have some audio files that are copied to a ZFS filesystem, but after opening most them with VLC for a few minutes, Files and VLC crashed, and I am left with none of the audio files in the directory. ...
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Tool for interactive numerical data visualization [closed]

What is the best Ubuntu application for interactively visualizing simple XY data? It needs to be able to do ONLY this: Plot XY data (around 1M data points). Use mouse to draw box around the plot to ...
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Date of install regular programs while installing system

I need to know how to find date of install program which was pre-installed in system. For example: How to find date of pre-installed firefox? I need to see the date it was installed on my system.
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How to set up a separate drive for documents/users?

I am going to make a dual boot install of Ubuntu. I have two drives, 1 ssd and 1 hard drive. I will install /root, /home and swap on the ssd as people say that will be faster. Then for documents they ...
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Data randomly disapeared

Background: Last night i stayed up until 4am installing the jdk as well as discord and skype. This morning i was playing some games and everything was fine until i packed up my computer to go home. ...
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Google Chrome personal data loss after every reboot

After every reboot Chrome asks me to login again. Besides chrome asking me to login, I also have to enter Facebook 2-way code again (As if every time were my first time logging in from this Computer). ...
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Home directory on external drive

I have two (K)Ubuntu-computers in two different homes. I want them to share the user directory, however. The optimum would be to have a local user profile on my hard drive and one on my external ...
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Moving home folder to new installation of Ubuntu

Is it possible to move the home folder to a new installation of Ubuntu to keep all settings and tweaks made to the user to that computer? Like if I create a new user on the new installation of Ubuntu ...
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boot filename not found with windows 7 ultimate+ recently upgraded ubuntu14.4 LTS dual boot+strange ticking sound

I had windows 7 and ubuntu 12.4 LTS installed for months.. have important data in both sections especially under root account of ubuntu... and D and G drives in windows partition.. not much in the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server installation

Hi I'm trying to upgrade an old version of ubuntu server to ubuntu-server-14.04. However there is a large amount of data under /home (1.4 TB) which I do not want to lose. Nor do I prefer to make a ...
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Will I lose my data if I turned the pc off, while using Ubuntu on Live USB?

Hi now I'm using Ubuntu using flash memory without install it , And I installed some program & downloaded some files. If I turn the PC off will I lose my data or if I install the system now ...
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Recovery of data on iPhone with Ubuntu

I have lost the data on my iPhone. Unfortunately I don't have a backup. Can I use Ubuntu to recover it? SMS-es, photos, etc? If this is possible, then how can I do this?
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How to upgrade Ubuntu and keep Steam game data?

I wanted to know how I could keep my data from Steam if I were to upgrade my Ubuntu version in the future. I have a very great amount of experience of Linux and I have installed Ubuntu before. I know ...
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What are all the places(folders) that the Ubuntu system uses to store Application data?

I have installed and uninstalled several applications over several months. So if i could know the specific folders that are used to store app data, registry data etc, i could clear the unwanted ones. ...
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Is there any linux in built application or any method to find the network usage(data usage) of the internet connection?

Is there any linux in built application or any method to find the network usage(data usage) of the internet connection? I know there are many softwares that can be installed into os for this purpose. ...
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Files automatically deleted

Hi all i am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Everything was right yesterday night. When i open my laptop today morning all my desktop files are deleted automatically. I searched in trash and peek into hidden ...
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Cloning my Hard drive.

2 weeks ago I installed ubuntu and after my back-up hard drive failing I moved all my data onto the hard drive too. I have a Mac laptop and now my replacement hard drive has arrived. I was wondering ...
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Move data from others user accounts in my user account

I had problems with compiz setting and I make multiple accounts, now I want to transfer my information from all deleted users in my current account, some data I can not copy because I am not right to ...
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What's the best way to add native-looking links to my NTFS data partition?

I have many documents, backups, movies, photos which I have in a Windows data partition (D: drive) that is on the same box as my Ubuntu installation. I want to be able to use this from Ubuntu, with ...
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transfer Thunderbird (17) Profile on Win7 to Ubuntu 12.04

I want to transfer Thunderbird Profile on Win7 to Thunderbird (17) on Ubuntu 12.04. I have already copied the profile folder from Windows to Ubuntu and modified profile.ini on the ubuntu machine to ...
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I need some data on the distribution of Ubuntu users

I'm a research scholar in JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi). Now I'm doing a paper in International Political Economy of Windows and Ubuntu. These are two similar products that use ...
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Evolution has lost all email data after upgrade to 11.04, is there a way to recover the data?

Evolution seems to have deleted all my emails after an upgrade to natty, is there a way I can recover this data? Is there some mystical folder somewhere that stores this data or should I just forgive ...
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How to migrate user settings and data to new machine?

I'm new to Ubuntu and recently started using it on my PC. I'm going to replace that PC with a new machine. I want to transfer my data and settings to the nettop. What aspects should I consider? ...
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Is it safe to rename special user folders?

I'd like to know if it's safe to rename user folders such as Desktop, Documents, Music (I want them to start lowercase). Are there any programs in a default installation of Ubuntu (10.10/11.04) that ...
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Where does Zeitgeist store its data?

I want to move Zeitgeist data for a user from one computer to another. He uses Gnome Activity Journal, and it would be nice to move his history.
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What happens to LDAP user authentication and NFS home directory shares when away from the network?

At present I have several machines on the home network which are a mixture of static desktops and laptops. Its getting unmanageable for me and impractical for all of them to have local home ...
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Where do applications typically store data?

I was wondering if there was a standard location for storing user level application data. What I mean by that is stuff like Firefox bookmarks, Skype message history/password, etc. I'm asking because I ...
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Keeping multiple workstations in sync

I work with multiple computers for various reasons. I want to keep those computers in sync configuration wise. I already have a VCS based setup that allows me to manually update configurations on ...
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