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How to resize the disk of a Fedora guest VM in VMWare ESXi

How do I resize (specifically increase) the disk size of a Fedora guest VM running under VMWare ESXi 4.1? I have a Fedora 16 VM with an lvm2 formatted disk, and I've increased its disk size using the ...
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Headless linux install

How do you do a headless install of linux? No monitor, no keyboard. Machine has floopy and cd drive. Can I configure a live cd to run sshd with a preconfigured pass or something similar and manage it ...
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How to enable iptables (instead of firewalld) services on RHEL 7 and Fedora 18?

The newest fedora has firewalld as new firewall aplication. I liked old iptables services. I want them back but have no idea how to do that. I have tried : systemctl disable firewalld.service ...
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Record everything on command line centos /fedora/ ubuntu

we are 100% Linux user across the network and we do work round clock, what happens shift change next admin come to his shift on that time what all issues comes he get resolve the issues but they just ...
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How to resize root LVM partition in Fedora without LiveCD or Rebooting

I have a virtual machine that recently had its disk image increased from 20GB to 50GB, and fdisk -l verifies that the VM can see this new size. Now I need to resize my root LVM partition to fill the ...
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nginx: no permission to bind port 8090 but it binds to 80 and 8080

I'm struggling with some strange permission related behavior: when I configure nginx to listen to port 8080 everything works as expected, but when I use any other port I get something like 2014/01/10 ...
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Fedora 17 ifconfig eth0 returns an error message, why did linux change eth0 to em1?

I have a fresh install of Fedora 17 installed, 64 bit. Everything works flawlessly, It connects to the internet automatically when I plug in the internet cable. So I'm kind of confused when I ...
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Fedora Core 13 and VSFTPD issues

I am running Fedora Core 13 and I have vsftpd (vsftpd-2.2.2-7.fc13.x86_64) up and running, and I can login, but it keeps hanging: $ ftp xxx.local Connected to xxx.local. 220 (vsFTPd 2.2.2) Name ...
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Complete restore of linux system

I am familiar with using rsync to back up various files from my system but what is the best way to completely restore a machine. What I have tried in the past is: Do a basic format/reinstall from ...
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What is the problem with using Fedora for servers?

I have used Fedora for hosting servers a lot of times. I have never faced any problem. Still all the new users come and tell Fedora is not secure. We should use Ubuntu / CentOS or some other ...
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Why do I have .rpmnew file after an update?

I use yum to update my Fedora. After a huge update, I got many .rpmnew and .rpmsave files. I could understand if I had modified these files. But I'm sure that I didn't edit these files. What should I ...
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Why wget doesn't verify SSL certificates?

I have a problem with my Fedora 8 installation. It looks that wget doesn't know how to verify SSL certificates any more. It's strange because I have another Fedora 8 box which I believe has the same ...
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Installing Fedora RPMs in CentOS

How safe is it to install Fedora RPMs in CentOS 5? Does it depend on the version of the Fedora RPM or is it generally better to steer clear?
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Correctly setting the hostname - Fedora 20 on Amazon EC2

Context I have a Fedora 20 cloud image running on Amazon EC2 (henceforth called the "instance"). And I have some uncertainty about persistently setting its hostname. Goal In this case, let's say I ...
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Rebuild Fedora 19 ISO adding Kickstart for USB install

I am attempting to edit a Fedora 19 DVD ISO to add a kickstart file. I then need this ISO burnt to a USB stick for instillation. The error I get when booting is Warning: Could not boot. Warning: ...
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Limiting Failed SSH Logins

I would like to limit failure retries on my Fedora machine to 5. I think I can accomplish it with PAM. But was unable to to do this. I have referred to this article to do this ...
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Is it wise to still use Fedora 8 on a server?

I'm planning to rent a virtual server which besides some other Linux distributions only provides Fedora 8. (I know Fedora and I don't want to go with openSUSE or Debian unless I have to) Fedora 8 is ...
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Fedora Core 6 - upgrade or re-install

I am having a look at an old server that is running Fedora Core 6. Is it possible to upgrade it to the latest Fedora? Should we do that? I see instructions going from 6 to 7, 7 to 8, etc... but it ...
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Downgrade PHP to 5.3 on Fedora 17

I'm trying to downgrade PHP to 5.3 on Fedora 17. Using yum downgrade I can only get as low as 5.4.1 (instead of 5.4.3). How can I install 5.3 using yum? I'm following the details at ...
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Boot configuration error: Fedora 15

I have a Fedora 15 installation on VirtualBox. When I added another virtual hd it erased all the grub.conf. Now I'm trying to manually add the CD-LIVE correct command in grub.conf, but is giving ...
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FC19 FirewallD debugging help requested: ports not forwarding

New Fedora Core 19 system refuses to forward port from external to internal zone, no logging data found. The Scenario is simply that I've got a system that serves as a firewall / gateway, has an ...
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3gp file streaming server in Fedora

I want to set up a streaming server to stream 3gp videos on-demand. I've tried using ffmpeg, but it seems ffmpeg doesn't support 3gp streaming. It gives an error saying Codec for stream 0 does not ...
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FTP -> VSFTPD -> allow uploading folders

I have a Fedora FTP server that uses VSFTPD. I wanted to know how I could allow the users to upload directories and make directories. Thanks in advance.
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Only receiving one document at a time from new web server

We're trying to move our internal ticketing system from a Microsoft Small Business Server in the server closet to a Rackspace Cloud Server. The install is Fedora 11 LAMP, and should be default out of ...
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Running TFTP Server on specified port

I have a tftp server running in fedora platform. And from tftp client i tried to connect to the tftp-server on port:69 and tried to get a file from server. After read request from client the server ...
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Fedora Email Forwarding (Postfix)

I would like to forward all email sent to non-existant users on my fedora server to my gmail account. Is there a simple way to do this? How would I forward all email?
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Configuring a network interface as a IO port on Linux Fedora [closed]

I was wondering if it is possible to configure a network interface port to be used as a I/O Serial port in Fedora 13 Linux. If so does anyone have any advice on how to achieve this or point me in the ...
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How to stress test an apache server running on a linux box

There seems to be something taking our server off-line and we are having trouble tracing the cause, if it is down to load of a particular site or a script. It does seem to be Apache related. Does ...
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How do you validate fstab without rebooting?

I modified /etc/fstab. I verified the new devices and I can mount them with the mount command. How may I validate the modifications made to /etc/fstab ?
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Find (un)used packages on CentOS/Fedora?

In short: From all the (rpm) packages installed I would like to identify the ones unused (for example since the last 6 months). In long: I have number of machines with a respectable service record. ...
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What is the relation between NetworkManager and network service in Fedora/RHEL/Centos?

Hi I am new to Fedora/Centos/RHEL. I am confused about NetworkManager and network service in these Linux OS. May I know what is the relation between NetworkManager and network service? If I am using ...
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Systemd dependencies and boot order

I need to specify a boot order for processes to start. I have 389 Directory Server and Samba running on Fedora 18. How can I have the network services boot, then 389 DS, then Samba? Is there a GUI to ...
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Linux (Ubuntu vs CentOS) LDAP Client for 389-ds - password policy

389-ds on Ubuntu 12.04 server up and running. Enabled Fine-grained password policies and User must change password after reset for the whole tree. Created test user afterwards. Login from CentOS ...
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How do you implement a warning banner in Fedora?

Related to this question, how do I go about implementing said warning banner on a gnome based Fedora 11 or Fedora 12 installation? I only care about the graphical login. I used the NSA guide to ...
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Editing .bash_profile file not taking effect

I need to put export PATH=$PATH:/opt/lampp/bin to my ~/.bash_profile file so that mysql from command line works on my system. Please check mysql command line not working for further details on that. ...
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Auto mounting samba windows share in Fedora Core 15

I have a server that runs centos 6.2 with a samba share. What i am trying to achieve is to have the samba share automatically mounted on my PC running Fedora 15. In /etc/fstab I have ...
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What DBus signal is sent on system suspend?

I need to detect when a machine is going to sleep in Ubuntu 9.10 and Fedora 13. Both use UPower, so I've been looking on the "org.freedesktop.UPower" DBus bus for such signals. I've been listening ...
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How can I completely remove X-Windows from Fedora?

A while ago I installed my first Linux server using Fedora 10. I then upgraded to Fedora 11 and realized that I never use X-Windows on the machine, and during each update downloading a huge amount of ...
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How to enable sshd on Fedora 11?

I have just installed Fedora 11 on my desktop system and would like to have sshd work. These are the steps I have done: Enabled sshd as a trusted service using system-config-firewall Restarted sshd ...
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Upgrading Fedora distribution with yum distro-sync fails with Error: Protected multilib versions

Using these instructions we are carrying out a yum upgrade on a Slicehost slice (NB. this is not a Rackspace vhost, if it was we could probably just do a standard install of the latest Fedora distro) ...
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install mysql client and mysql-server with default charset utf8 to fedora 11

I only have utf8 characters to put into my db so like everything in the db is utf8. I tried 'yum install mysql mysql-server -with-charset=utf8' but it is not right. if i install using ''yum ...
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Configuring firewallD in Fedora 18/19

I am new to firewallD and have been going through the documentation but I thought maybe I can discuss some things here with everyone. So I see that firewalld has now replaced the iptables service as ...
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Force Linux servers to automatically try to get an IP address if they lose it

We use static DHCP leases for our Linux servers on our small business network. Recently something bad happened to the DHCP server and all the linux servers ended up losing their IP addresses since ...
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Is Fedora a bad choice for a server?

I'm taking over IT responsibilities at a small company. Most of the servers appear to be running various releases of Fedora (file servers, backup servers, oracle servers, etc). I don't have much ...
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Fedora 21: Firewalld (firewall-cmd) won't PERMANENTLY assign interfaces to zones?

I installed Fedora on this one machine which is EXCLUSIVELY a gateway / firewall system. Following installation, I ran 'yum upgrade', and so it should be up to the very latest Fedora 21 - I'm a ...
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block all but a few ips with firewalld

On a linux networked machine, i would like to restrict the set of addresses on the "public" zone (firewalld concept), that are allowed to reach it. So the end result would be no other machine can ...
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Using Firewall-cmd to create address specific restrictions in centos 7

How do I create a firewall rule using firewall-cmd tool (new firewalld) such that I will limit specific network to access only one service and allow all on all service in one zone. For example: I ...
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Rsync failing with “file too large”

I am writing what should be a simple backup script to copy all of my media files to an external USB drive. There seems to be one file that it chokes on and I'm not sure why. Just trying to copy that ...
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Fedora 14 Repository List

I've got a machine running FC14 and trying to set up yum on it without much luck. I'm aware that the FC14 repo's have all gone archive though it's not possible to upgrade this box as it's an appliance ...
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selinux disabled, but still enforcing?

I have some systems where, for various reasons, we want to completely disable selinux. To date, this has worked like a champ, with always using selinux=0 in the kickstarts and ensuring that ...