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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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How to VNC into an existing X session?

Would like to be able to connect to an existing X display, so can access my work environment and everything I left open from home. I vaguely remember something about using x11vnc in the past. But the ...
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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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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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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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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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Bare minimum Fedora installation?

I am looking for the bare minimum packages that I need to install for a fedora Linux machine. I do not need the X Window System or anything else. The machine will be used as a server and managed ...
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Managing iptables rules in Linux

I have a lot of rules for my iptables setup (routing, ssh bans etc) I also picked up a list of IP's to ban from here http://blacklist.linuxadmin.org and now its getting really complicated. My ...
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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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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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Why does my ssh timeout vary with network location?

When I'm ssh'ed into one of our office servers (which run Fedora 10) from home, my session times out after a fairly short period of activity (5 minutes or so). I've tried using TcpKeepAlive on the ...
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p2v v2v v2p tool from open source? [closed]

we have centos, fedora, ubuntu server and desktop we are looking for good open source tool for p2v v2v v2p and we are not using vmware here only we use xen or kvm. Same of the server shifted to new ...
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How to find what is using linux swap or what is in the swap?

I have virtual linux (Fedora 17) server with 28GB RAM and 2GB swap. The server is running mysql db that is set up to use most of the RAM. After some time running the server starts to use swap to swap ...
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How To Disable Responses To PING

I feel like this should be a really simple thing to do, but googling and checking SF I didn't see anything. I'm trying to make my Fedora server not respond to ping, how do I do that?
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Is there any decent repositories for CentOS or Fedora?

I'm known as a hater of RPM/Yum based OS, just because i think their lacking of decent package repositories (at least for recent software). While in Debian/Ubuntu, there are a lot of good ...
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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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What is rootfs?

I'm a longtime Fedora user and I've just installed FC15. The new partition layout is confusing to me, as I'm used to the "plain vanilla" partitions that previous versions used. [root@localhost ~]# df ...
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How can I mirror a yum repository but download only the newest versions of each package?

I would like to mirror the following Yum/RPM repositories at http://yum.puppetlabs.com/ : http://yum.puppetlabs.com/el/6/products/ http://yum.puppetlabs.com/el/6/dependencies/ ...
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Why should I use CentOS instead of Fedora

I am a happy user of Fedora but most SCADA systems I know use CentOS. I am going to provide a SCADA solution in Linux. Should I convert to CentOS or stay with my friend Fedora?
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RHEL 6: View boot messages “behind” the splash screen

I know there was a way to do the above in Fedora. I cannot for the life of me remember what the key was; nor can I find documentation via a web search.
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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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Fail to install Fedora 18 from flash drive (Warning: /dev/root does not exist) [closed]

I'm trying to install Fedora 18 on an HP DL 180 G6 with no luck so far. Please don't suggest installing/using Centos as we have a requirement to use Fedora 18. I have tried using two different USB ...
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How to allow writing to a mounted NFS partition

How do you allow a specific user permission to write to an NFS partition? I've mounted an NFS share on my localhost (a Fedora install), and I can read and write as root, but I'm unable to write as ...
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balanced (currentness vs. stability) linux server distribution

I am a long-time user of Gentoo, both on the desktop and server. As a software engineer, I love its flexibility and customizability (as well as the fact that it is bleeding edge and a rolling ...
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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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NIC is receiving, but not transmitting at all?

I'm trying to fix a very strange problem remotely on a machine at a customer site. The machine is a Dell PowerEdge 1950. The machine's NIC is a dual-port on-board Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5708 Gigabit ...
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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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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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What is the equivalent for “service servicename start” that Fedora/RHEL/CentOS uses for Debian/Ubuntu?

What is the equivalent for "service servicename start" that Fedora/RHEL/CentOS uses for Debian/Ubuntu? I've just read on some question here on serverfoault that using /etc/init.d/service is obsolete, ...
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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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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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Where is the script that creates home folders in linux?

I want to added public_html and private_html folders for users of my web server (Fedora 8 or 10 or something). Where is the script that will create those folders for them when they log on? Is there ...
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creating a linux user that can do “reboot” command only without sudo

Do you know if it is possible to create a user in linux that can only do "reboot" command without sudo? the reason is, i need to automate the rebooting of my production server(s) without having to ...
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Could someone point me at some basic “setting up linux at home type” docs?

I've spent a fair amount of time using various *nix systems, but don't have a lot of experience in setting them up from scratch (unlike Windows, which I can more or less do in my sleep at this point, ...
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Bad byte in one RAM module / Block area of RAM from being used

I have four 512 MB RAM modules in one server. The fourth RAM is showing error for only one bit when I use memtest86+ to test the RAMs. Even when I swap the RAM in fourth slot with some other RAM I ...
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Fedora 16: “Permission denied: file permissions deny server access”

I'm working with a fresh Fedora 16 install and I'm trying to get Apache up and running. I'm very familiar with Linux and somewhat with CentOS, but I have very little experience with Fedora and SELinux ...
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Broken BIOS detected, complain to your hardware vendor. WTF?

This is what I found in dmesg on my new Fedora 16 instalation on new HP ProLiant DL320 G6 [ 0.130963] Performance Events: PEBS fmt1+, Westmere events, Broken BIOS detected, complain to ...
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Listing available smb shares on a network through the command line in linux

I was wondering if there is a way of listing all the smb servers on a local network (like looking at a network neighborhood in windows) via the command line in fedora.
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ssh: Connection refused when access remotely

I recently installed ssh server openssh-server in my fedora 16. I added my friend user account to my sshuser list. When my friend tried to connect my server computer via ssh using following command ...
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What happens if a linux kernel argument is passed twice with different values?

As the question states, what if I pass kernel /vmlinuz audit=1 audit=0 Will auditing enabled or disabled? Or will the kernel just freak out? Or is it undefined and will depend on the build of the ...
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How to get given users “Desktop Path”

How can i get the path to the given users desktop? I used this: echo $(awk "NR==$(awk 'BEGIN {FS=":"} {print $3}' /etc/passwd | awk "/^$(id -u USERSNAMEHERE)$/ {print NR}")" /etc/passwd | awk ...
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How do I prevent yum from updating a particular RPM?

For certain reasons I have to keep a slightly older version of a particular RPM installed on my box (Fedora 11). The problem is that every time I do a package update yum (or one of its GUI ...
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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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How can I setup Postfix to deliver a mail to multiple local users as a copy?

Is it possible for Postfix (on FC7) to recieve an email at a@example.com and automatically forward a copy to b@example.com and c@example.com and d@example.com? I can't use .forward files because this ...
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Make kernel modules available that have been deactivated on Fedora

I need some kernel modules which are available in the Linux source but deactivated on Fedora 20 and I wonder what's the easiest and most forward way to do make them available. (namely then net/CAN ...
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Installing Fedora 16 guest OS on VMware ESXi 5. What type OS should I choose?

Im trying to install Fedora 16(64bit) as guest OS on my VMware ESXi 5 host... But when configuring new vm, in tab Guest Operating System there is no Fedora 16. I can choose between RedHat 6, CentOS ...
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Yum install in chroot directory

I'm trying to install the Base group on a mounted volume. Here's the custom yum.conf that I'm using: [main] cachedir=/var/cache/yum/ debuglevel=2 logfile=/var/log/yum.log exclude=*-debuginfo ...
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yum update works but yum --security update fails to work in Fedora 12

I had already installed the yum-security before. And I was going to do an update by entering the following command: [root@localhost /]# yum update Loaded plugins: presto, priorities, ...
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Install postgresql on fedora 16 for use with Rails3

I'm trying to install posgresql on F16 to work with my rails installation. Using this guide http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/YUM_Installation#Initialize But when I run service postgresql initdb I ...
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Linux Port 80 to redirect to a Windows box

I have 2 servers here at work. One is a Windows 2008 Server R2 (for safety's sake, lets use 192.168.1.100) and the other is a Fedora 14 (192.168.1.101). Currently when you hit our subdomain, ...