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Boot and Install Windows from a USB thumb drive

Installing Windows from a thumb drive is vastly superior to burning a copy to a DVD which will fill some landfill somewhere with toxic stuff. Not to mention it's about 50x faster to install Windows ...
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Scripted install of MySQL on Ubuntu

I need to write a script that will build my server from a fresh Ubuntu server install. Among things like Apache and PHP it needs to install MySQL. The only problem here is that when I install MySQL ...
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How do I install a cygwin package from the command line?

I can install a cygwin package when I first install cygwin, but is there something like: cyginstall git kind of like apt-get?
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How to remotely install Linux via SSH?

I need to remotely install Ubuntu Server 10.04 (x86) on a server currently running RHEL 3.4 (x86). I'll have to be very careful because no one can press the restart button for me if anything goes ...
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Where is a good permanent place to install custom bash scripts?

I'm about to install "leiningen" which is a bash script for the clojure programming language with a lot of usefulness... ...but I'm not sure where it is appropriate to -put- a executable script in ...
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How do you answer yes for yum install automatically

In centos how do you answer yes automatically for yum install so that it is an unassisted install?
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Tools to install after a minimal linux install

When you finished installation of your linux machine, what are the first packages that you install, and what are the tools that you get first ? In my Debian box, I get pv, screen, ccze, ... like this ...
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Why is Debian 6.0.1 asking for Install CD when installing stuff?

I've recently installed a Debian 6.0.1 and when i issue the simple apt-get, when finishing (99% says) ask for the install CD. Cambio de medio: Por favor, inserte el disco etiquetado como ...
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how to silently install .dmg in MacOS?

I have a .dmg MacOS package (with 'continue' buttons, EULA etc) that i need to install on multiple computers. Is it a way to do so silently via a bash/python/ruby/etc script just like silent MSI ...
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Install recent ImageMagick on CentOS 6.3

I'm having a terrible time trying to get a recent version of ImageMagick installed on a CentOS 6.3 x86_64 server. First, I downloaded the RPM from the ImageMagick site and tried to install it. That ...
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Can shims be used to change Windows version number?

I've an installer that complains about wrong Windows version numbers, preventing an upgrade to an application to be installed on Windows Server 2012: Unsupported operating system, major=6, ...
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PHP as CGI or Apache Module?

I've always believed that PHP works better installed as an Apache module, but recently, someone on a local forum pointed out that running PHP as CGI is better security-wise. I've done some googling ...
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Reimage several of the same model PC by copying the hard disk

I have several of the same machine (Dell Precision T3500) that originally came with Windows 7 Pro (there is a Windows 7 Pro OA product key sticker on top of each one). These were initially downgraded ...
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Repartitioning while disk is in use?

I've two closely related questions, so I'll keep them in one SF question: Question 1 I've a Linux (debian) server that must have minimal downtime. The disk has two partitions, one is / (ext3) and ...
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Windows 7 unattended install and disk/partition wiping

Im currently having a problem when trying to setup an unattended install of windows 7. When the hard drive has no partitions the install goes fine. However if the hard drive has any existing ...
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Installing a php extension (xdiff) from pecl on Linux

I was getting this error on my php script: Fatal error: Call to undefined function xdiff_file_diff() I realised that I didn't had the xdiff extension installed. When I tried to install it using the ...
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Preventing specific packages from getting installed in Debian

I've got several Debian servers, and I want to ensure that an X server never gets installed on them. Sometimes when I'm installing a package, it has dependencies that include X. Is there any good way ...
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Post-install steps for a new Linux instance, and how to automate them

What post-install steps do you find yourself taking every time you install a new Linux server or VM ? I'm interested in things that could apply regardless of what use the server is to be put to, ...
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How do you deploy your ESX servers?

There are a number of ways to deploy/install ESX; RDP/PXE, from CD, remote ISO boot etc. What's your favourite method and why?
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Program to snapshot changes made during an install?

Question Is there a decently-priced (free preferred) tool that will allow me to see all changes made to a system (disk, registry, etc.) during the process of an install? Background I would like to ...
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Jenkins Install, Service Start failure

Trying to install Jenkins as the sole administrator user on Windows 7, with UAC turned off, the following error appears: Nothing I have tried has been able to fix this, the system installed fine ...
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Red Hat server minimal install

In a farm of virtualized Red Hat servers, there's the need to install a minimal system for security reasons. Minimal installs have serveral advantages (even no security related): Lees exposure to ...
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How to Get a List of All Root / Main Installed Packages on Debian

Is there a way to get all "main" packages that were installed via aptitude in Debian? By "main" I mean the package names that were given to aptitude via the install command. The equivalent of a Gentoo ...
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Install Xvfb via yum - yum repository for Xvfb?

I am trying to install Xvfb on a RHEL 6.2 system using yum. However, all of the help that I've found says to type: yum install Xvfb or... yum install xorg-x11-server-Xvfb Which I'm sure ...
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Upgrading my debian server to Wheezy just to install mono

I'm looking to use mod-mono-server4 so that I can run .NET 4.0 apps on mono. I'm currently running a debian server with squeeze with this mono version: $ mono --version Mono JIT compiler version ...
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How to install package with yum without updating?

I want to install some packages from repository but always when I'm trying to yum install packagename yum updates db: Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit Determining ...
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CentOS 5.5 Install Customization

I'm having a frustrating time with customizing my initial CentOS 5.5 installation. I want to have a specific set of the packages installed (e.g. I want Java and httpd but not OpenOffice or NewsServer) ...
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Couldn't find package php5-fpm

I'm trying to set up nginx with PHP5 and MySQL on my production VPS. The reason I chose nginx over Apache was because the VPS isn't high spec. nginx is installed, and is successfully serving static ...
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Installing postfix on Ubuntu from a boot initialization script

I need to install Postfix on a fresh Ubuntu box on first boot, but the interactive configuration screen that the installer presents to you isn't scriptable. When my startup script attempts the ...
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How do I install U2 UniVerse on Ubuntu or Debian?

You can download a copy of a trial version of U2 UniVerse 10.3 page, but as implied in the file name it only works with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2. There are no instructions in the zip, just a bunch ...
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How to install php, mysql, apache and visual studio on same computer?

from 3 years, I am unable to find the solution for this thing, I want to use http://localhost/ for either for XAMPP for PHP testing, and something like http://localhost:32465/ default locations for ...
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Cannot install centos 6.4 with XFS

I would like install centos 6.4 and use XFS as filesystem for some partitions in my configuration. But Anaconda don't propose XFS in the filesystem choice. Then I try to install in text mode but in ...
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Installing Cruise Control on Windows XP

We have CruiseControl setup across various Linux boxes in our private network, and they are used to perform the various continuous integration tasks - builds, automated tests... Now I need to set up ...
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When was the operating system installed?

I'm getting ready to reinstall my OS, but I'm wondering how long it's been cranking along. Please list the OS and the best way to find out when it was born and for S&Gs how long yours has made it ...
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Silent Install of MSI

What is the command line to silently install an MSI file?
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Compressing Encrypted files

Is there a installer out there, such as InstallShield, Wise or any other, that lets me perform the compression (any format) on an encrypted file, if I give it the passphrase that I used when ...
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How to automatically install Windows XP on multiple computers?

i need to know if there is a way to automatically install windows xp on multiple computers (about 50). Something like creating a "bat" file or some sort of script file where I would write the ...
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Installer will not create a partition labeled D:\

I'm creating a new Windows Server 2003 server through VMWamre (VMWare 8, using VCentre 5.1). I have connected to an ISO that is on a local disc, and I've got the the setup step where I can create ...
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cant install fastcgi ubuntu server: Package libapache2-mod-fastcgi is not available

When i try to install fastcgi in ubuntu server 12.04 I get the following error: sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-fastcgi Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Remote reinstall of linux over ssh

I have a small linux server that I need to reinstall linux on (Debian stable 64 bit x86). I have physical access to the machine but it doesn't have any external devices such as a cdrom and does not ...
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Debian-Installation without keyboard?

i have to install debian lenny right now, but i can't find my keyboard for the server (just use a laptop). Is there a way to install lenny without a keyboard? thank you!
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Centos : Configure yum to install from another machine in the network that has an outgoing connection

Using Centos 5.4 here and I have two machines on the same network but only one has access to the outside world. I want to install software using yum on one machine, and rather than download the ...
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How can I VNC to a Mac which has booted from the Install DVD?

What steps do I follow to VNC into a Mac which has booted from the Install DVD? Have heard you can't do this with the Leopard Install DVD anymore - if so, instructions for the Tiger Install DVD would ...
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How to force CentOS yum to use a later version of a package dependency already installed (php-common as a dependency of php-xml)

It would appear that the version I have of php-common-5.2.10-1.el5.centos is newer than the one being asked for as a dependency of php-xml when I try to install php-xml using yum install php-xml. The ...
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Install RequestTracker (RT) on Windows Server?

Is it possible to install the latest RT on Windows Server? I've found some installers online for previous versions, but can't find any tutorials for the current version. Currently trying to do ...
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CentOS 5.3 Installed on INTEL all files show as AMD

Random possible issue I can't seem to find a quick answer too. I've installed CentOS 5.3 on an Intel Xeon system, however all installed binaries show AMD arch along with all custom source bins showing ...
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Faster Windows Install + Automatisation

I'm looking for a way to install Windows Faster and let it run automaticly. We do daily installations of Windows XP, Windows Vista and soon Windows 7. We are currently using the following procedure: ...
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Installing chrome in Centos 6.2 (Final)

I need to install chrome in a dedicated centos server where I only access via ssh, it doesn't have X or any windows graphical stuff. I need it to be able to pack extensions using google-chrome ...
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Network install all versions of windows for univeristy IT help desk

I work at the help desk for students, faculty and staff at a large university. As part of our daily operations we see ourselves installing every version of windows (xp, vista, 7; both 32 and 64 bit of ...
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vmware install on raid, no logical drive seen

Trying to install vmware esxi 5 on a fujitsu S100R5 server (two drive bays). I have the drives as a hardware RAID 1 array, but vmware is showing the two physical drives at install time. If i ...