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Why won't my Ubuntu 12.04 Preseed file work with LVM

Here is my preseed file: d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sda d-i partman-auto/method string lvm d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm boolean true d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm_span boolean true ...
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Mailman ignore mm_cfg.py

I installed mailman on a debian server with apache on it. I followed instructions to configure the URL of the admin pannel of mailman. So I made the modifications I had to do in ...
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KVM bridge network initial setup - 2 public IPs

I have actually two problems with my server. The setup is like this: server in a data center connected directly to the internet one network card / two public IPs (one IP the server gets over DHCP, ...
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Ctrl + Alt + F1 blank screen in IBM server model x3650

I have 3 IBM sever, model x3650. I have installed the Debian squeeze OS. After successful OS installation , if I press Ctrl + Alt + F1 I am getting blank screen only. But If I gives username and ...
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Debian - Persistent tape binding

I have a problem, whenever the library is rebooted, a cartdrige is mounted, or any operation, Linux is changing path for library, making it unavailable to automate backup procesing, it is even worst ...
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How does fastCGI PHP alter a file and escape detection by auditd?

The other day I set up a little shell script on a Debian server to send me an email when files change; it looks like this: #!/bin/sh items=`find /var/www/vhosts -regex ".*/httpdocs/.*" -newer ...
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Configuring Debian as a gateway for two networks

Having a debian server with multiple NICs (eth0 and eth1) acting as a gateway. How would I be able to configure these NICs, so they can route the traffic from one to another. Network layout: ...
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Is there a way to disable SFTP access without changing the user password?

We have a web app that allows our users to set up vendor SFTP accounts. We want our users to be able to manage the vendor accounts that can access their server in a reversible fashion, ie, without ...
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Samba 3.6.6 doesn't allow force user

I was using debian squeeze and yesterday I did an upgrade to debian wheezy. Everything but samba is working fine. When I connect to samba and login with the known users I do not have the rights to ...
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Debian Wheezy - apt-get upgrade fault

Today I want to upgrade a server, but it lag on java 8 upgrade, I use Ctrl + C and stop upgrade, now when I want to upgrade, I have this problem: Can anybody help me? root@mg1:/home/system# apt-get ...
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Courier generic subaddressing

I have a Courier MTA that picks up the mail for all the virtual users. Now I would like to implement sub addressing. Unfortunately, the documentation didn't help me that much, because at the points ...
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How do I add a new driver to the debian installer in Debian Squeeze?

I am using a 10GB Broadcom NetExtreme II card in a supermicro system. As it turns out the Wheezy version of this driver has a nasty bug in it that has a race condition that causes the driver to panic ...
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Lighttpd init script doesn't work on Debian Wheezy

[EDIT] I have found why it did not work, I just had to add the directive server.pid-file = "/var/run/lighttpd.pid" to the lighttpd.conf file. I can't figure out why the lighttpd ...
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nwfilter: Generated firewall rules don't make any sense

I'm trying to configure nwfilter for KVM, but so far I haven't managed to figure out a working configuration. Network setup: The dom0 (Debian 7.1, kernel 3.2.46-1, libvirt 0.9.12) is connected via ...
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Postfix - SASLAuthentication Problems Cram-MD5 with StartTLS

Recently I configured my mail server which uses Postfix and Courier. Everything works except for the authentication when sending mail via my Postfix server(running on port 587) which has StartTLS ...
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iptables 1.4 and passive FTP on custom port

after the upgrade from debian squeeze to wheezy I've got a problem with passive FTP connection. I could narrow it to be iptables related, as I could connect via FTP w/o problems after adding my IP to ...
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xen + debian network after upgrade squeeze to wheeze

I've got a Debian + Xen server. After a system upgrade to the stable version the network doesn't come up after boot. Every time after reboot I need to bring it up manually. The network configuration ...
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OpenLDAP Chain not found

When trying to add a Chain overlay to OpenLDAP 2.4.31 on Ubuntu or Debian, I get a 'overlay "chain" not found' in the syslog. Furthermore, the schemas required to configure the Chain overlay don't ...
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PHP Error / Mk-livestatus in Nagvis

I have Nagios and Nagvis installed via Debian packages, but when I run Nagvis and try to get into the "General Configuration" menu I get this error Error: (0) Array to string conversion ...
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SendMail .forward file doesn't deliver messages to subfolders

I'm using SendMail and Exim4 on a Debian box to deliver mail, been running for a while without hiccups. I've been experimenting with using a .forward file to deliver e-mail to subfolders of my inbox, ...
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tftpd-hpa inside VMware server fails to deliver files for PXEBoot

I've a PXE server for network installation. Everything was working fine until we virtualized the server using VMware ESXi 5.1. When we try to boot a machine through the network, it got an IP from the ...
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Samba + LDAP: user authentication works for one but not another server

I have a very frustrating problem I'm trying to solve for a few days now, maybe one of you can help me. I have two (standalone) samba servers which should authenticate the users using an LDAP server. ...
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Samba server - files created as user root instead of normal user

I have a Debian Wheezy with a Samba (3.6) server installed with a /share folder, and I don't know why but files get created as user root instead of user (uid=1000), here is my conf: [global] ...
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Debian Squeeze not detecting Highpoint RR2710 Raid SAS Card during install

I have an HP DL120 G7 and have a Rocketraid Highpoint 2710 Raid SAS card with 4 drives. Have built a RAID 5 with those at the Raid Card Bios, and have tried to install Debian squeeze v6. The Raid card ...
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How to install Oracle Java on Debian Wheezy with make-jpkg and fakeroot without errors?

How to install Oracle Java on Debian Wheezy with make-jpkg and fakeroot? the manual for installing oracle java on debian wheezy is quite clear and understandable: http://wiki.debian.org/JavaPackage ...
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Apache2 Configuration for Multiple Name Based Virtual Server on 1 IP

I have been trying to configure virtual servers to my websites without any luck. I'm running on Debian 2.6.32 on a VPS. I have configured the virtual servers with many configurations and have left it ...
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Can't start ejabberd after hostname change

When I try start ejabberd service it always crashes. Starting jabber server: ejabberd Crash dump was written to: /var/log/ejabberd/erl_crash.dump Kernel pid terminated (application_controller) ...
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CPU Usage vs load average [duplicate]

I'm running debian iostat -x Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (server56856.uk2net.com) 27/04/13 _x86_64_ (4 CPU) avg-cpu: %user %nice %system %iowait %steal %idle 4.59 0.01 ...
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Intel ESRT2 RAID array is not recognized by Debian

We have a new server here with an Intel Server Board S1200BTL and I'm trying to set up a RAID 1 for data storage. I have Debian 6 installed on an SSD, and two 2TB hard drives that are supposed to be ...
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debian KVM - network bonding fails with vlan and bridge

i have a Debian 6 system configured with 2 NICs these NICs are used on a bond (bond0) which is used by bridge that require to use VLAN. i can get connection between guests running on VLAN10 but it ...
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How do I reboot over SSH, so that fsck can be run, on a read-only file system without sudo (or root)?

I have a server in a remote location, which I think is suffering disk issues and has remounted / as read-only. My Debian (Squeeze) installation does not have a root user. I have been using sudo to ...
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DNS Server with dnsmasq

I'm trying to set up dnsmasq as a dns server on a virtual machine running Debian. I can successfully run nslookup from another computer: nslookup facebook.com 10.0.11.2 and the answer I get is: ...
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Traffic shaping - Controlling burst time and rate - on Debian server

I run a busy website on a Debian server that utilises Shorewall for most of the traffic management. I need to work out a way to shape excess traffic so that all users can burst up to a maximum speed ...
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Java 7 on a V-Server: “Could not reserve enough space for object heap”

I've just installed Java 7 & Jenkins on a V-Server with 1Gb of RAM # java -version Error occurred during initialization of VM Could not reserve enough space for object heap Error: Could not ...
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Cronjob not working properly on debian

I'm trying to run a PHP script everyday at midnight, so my cron has the following entry @daily /usr/bin/php /websites/xxz/misc/wU5HaFre.php /websites/xxz/misc/wU5HaFre.php has 755 rights, so it's ...
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Group permission inheritance and umask

Edit: in my case virtual_use_local_privs=TRUE did the trick. i'm trying to force newly created files and directories inside foo/ directory to be owned by nginx user and to set the right permissions ...
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Missing lxc administration tools

Do you know how to backup and/or clone a lxc container ? I'm under Debian 6, and there is no lxc-clone, lxc-backup commands !? Lxc administration seems pretty tough...
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How can I report bandwidth usage over x days, broken down by port and protocol?

I need to generate reports showing bandwidth usage broken down by port and protocol, based on all data sent/received over the last x days, in a fairly simple and secure way. Storing full traffic ...
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Bind9 getting out-of-zone warning on forward address

I've searched for hours after hours finding similar errors in almost all relevant forum sites on the web and none have helped me resolve my problem. At the moment I'm running Debian 6.0.6 with Bind ...
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Blank PHP pages when using php-fpm and nginx on a Debian VPS

I keep receiving a blank page whenever I try to access a PHP page on my nginx webserver on a Debian VPS. nginx is working fine; I can access any normal HTML page. PHP-FPM is at least running, as I can ...
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Automatically Start PPP USB Modem

I have a Verizon USB 3G modem that I want the connection to automatically start with on boot. In my Debian based system in /etc/network/interfaces I have the following: auto ppp0 iface ppp0 inet ppp ...
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redmine-gitolite plugin post recieve hook

I have redmine installed with around 12 projects and most of them are websites/web apps. Their code is maintained on the same server using redmine-gitolite-plugin by eric ...
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Logging into mail server works through telnet but fails though imap(s) (Dovecot+MySQL)

I have followed the ISPMail tutorial on how to set up a Debian mail server. I can log into the dovecot server through telnet like this: [root@{hostname}: /home/{user}]# telnet {hostname}.{TLD} 143 ...
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Cannot connect to SSH or FTP through VPN connection to network

Ok so this may be something really obvious that I am missing out but hopefully somebody will be able to spot what I have done wrong or suggest some further steps. I am running a debian squeeze server ...
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KVM USB Passthrough and Zydas usb wireless adapter: device or resource busy

i'm tring to setup a kernel testing virtualmachine for a 80211 module. i start my machine with this command: kvm -m 512 -net nic -net vde -usb -usbdevice host:0ace:1215 ktesting.img i set up a ...
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Named virtual host on Debian Squeeze only serves the default host

I am trying to setup my own virtual host on Debian Squeeze and I think I have done the setup as per the documentation and have gone through a number of questions and answers. Everything seems to ...
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Setting up VPN with wired and wireless connection

I have a VPN working for the wired connection but it doesn't seem to work for the wireless connection. I'm trying to get a VPN set up with both a wired and wireless connection. So to do so, after ...
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Linux FTP to Windows Share [closed]

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server setup with DFS to another Windows server. I created a namespace called Linux with a folder called ClientFTP. Files added to the folder sync with both servers. Great. I ...
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How to log OpenVPN bandwidth used?

I have an OpenVPN server and I want it to log each users bandwidth. I'm looking to log the bytes_send and bytes_received. This is stored in the OpenVPN status file, but I can't easily read that file ...
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How to change memory for DomU runtime

I have a xen server with xen-4.1.3, linux-image-3.2.0-3-amd64, debian squeeze and 16Gb of RAM. The domain-0 has 1Gb of ram, the rest of memory belongs to the hypervisor. I want to start a guest domain ...