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Is Firmware OS Independent? [closed]

Normally when I buy a PC laptop the first thing I do is update the BIOS via default Windows install, and then blow away Windows with a fresh Linux (Fedora) install. That's the case now, just bought a ...
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What would be the best method to provide my server environment as a software package to be installed on a different server?

I have some software running on my AWS cloud and I would like to be able to offer this software package as an on-premise solution so that anyone can configure it on their own servers. What would be ...
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Updating to Windows Server 2012

I am currently running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition. A few weeks back I got the new server OS on a disk. I'm planning to upgrade the server by doing a full install, not an update. Well, ...
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numa and taskset

I am trying to use taskset to assign some processes to specific CPU's. When I run taskset, it appears that the command has worked as I get a reply stating what the new affinity of the process is set. ...
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how do OS deal with dirty page if there is no swap space [closed]

As in text books OS will move dirty pages to swap space based on LRU algorithm and make space for new process in RAM. But how do OS do this if there is no swap.
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How to upgrade a single instance's size without downtime

I'm afraid there may not be a way to do this since we're not load balancing, but I'd like to know if there is any way to upgrade an EC2 EBS backed instance to a larger size without downtime. First of ...
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Mountain Lion Server 10.8.2 Ports

We're setting up a public facing server for Profile Manager use only. Profile Manager uses the following ports: 2195, 2196 TCP Used by Profile Manager to send push notifications 5223 TCP ...
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Problem with Minimum Certificate Key Length and WinXP

The problem all started when Mircosoft updated the security of systems by requiring a minimum key length of 1024. Please refer to Microsoft Security Advisory (2661254). In the past, we were using the ...
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Good reasons to keep 32-bit Microsoft Windows desktop OSes

Server software has been 64-bit only for a while now (Since Server 2008 R2 for Windows, even earlier for Exchange and Sharepoint) and even Ubuntu are pushing you away from 32-bit versions for their ...
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Deploy Apple OSX images from a Windows Server?

We are mostly a Windows shop but more and more Macs are being used. Is there any software that would run on Windows Server 2008 R2 that could be used to image Apple computers?
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What is the difference between Sever and Consumer OS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is Windows Server different from regular Windows? What is the difference between server and consumer operating systems - the examples I have in mind being Windows 7 and ...
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/etc/*release files examples

Where can I find a list of different /etc/*release files of various Linux/Unix/MacOS distributions and versions? Same goes to uname -a command outputs.
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Upgrading Dell Optiplex 380 with 8GB DDR3 RAM [closed]

I've Dell optiplex 380 machine and I've 32bit Windows 7 ultimate OS on it with DDR3 2*2GB RAM on it. I want to upgrade my machine to use 8GB RAM with 64bit windows 7 ultimate OS and want to install ...
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RHEL optimization for write-intensive disk operations

What configuration optimizations e.g. disk scheduling algorithms are suggested for a very write intensive setup ?
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Upgrading Debian from 4.0, but apt mirrors give 404 [closed]

I have an old Buffalo HS-DH500GL NAS. I bought it years ago (2007 I think) when I heard it could be upgraded to run Debian 4.0. I followed some random tutorial (long forgotten where I found it) to ...
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how to resize partition on server 2003

Yesterday, my system partition ran out of space (my OS is Windows Server 2003), and I need to resize it, how could I do this? Buy a new larger disk to replace it? I have searched GOOGLE, and found ...
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FreeBSD vs. Illumos [closed]

I am using FreeBSD since some years now for server use and archlinux for desktop. I really use many features of FreeBSD (ports, zfs, jails, pf, ...) now I read about Illumos an OpenSolaris derivate. ...
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MemCache-repcached compile error

I'm trying to install [memcached-1.2.8-repcached-2.2.1]( http://sourceforge.net/projects/repcached/files/latest/download?source=files) And I have the following error after running the make command: ...
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Recommended MySQL monitoring tool [closed]

I am looking for a good all-in-one monitoring tool for a single MySQL server and underlying Linux OS. I need something that gives me a quick graphical view of what is going on right now and that ...
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Which server OS to use for intensive computations and high incoming HTTP traffic on desktop PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my capacity planning? I'm writing a highly computationally-intensive system that crawls Web-pages, processes them and dumps results into MongoDB. I'd ...
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VMware: OS choice on VM creation:

I'm using the vSphere client. When I create a new Virtual Machine I have a selection drop-down to choose the OS version. Except 32bit and 64bit version which I understand (because it's hardware ...
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IIS differences on different OS

Background: I'm trying to use WCAT to pound my web application and test out the performance. However, I'm not sure I'm testing on the right combination of IIS & OS. Question What are the ...
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Converting a workstation to be server which os? [closed]

Firstly why im going to use a workstation as a server: im broke and the choice was between a totally done/crap ancient server or a half decent hp workstation i chose the hp workstation with xeon(...
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How to do Virtual IP Setup in Mac OS X?

I have two Apache Load Balancer setup on two different systems, for example 127.0.0.1 and 127.0.0.2 IP addresses. Now I want to configure Virtual IP in another system (127.0.0.3) and all the requests ...
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which free linux distribution is supported on IBM X3200 M3

can anyone let me know which free linux distribution is supported on IBM X3200 M3 server? UPDATE: The issue was with mounting 2 hard disks. So I removed one hard disk and installed Cent OS 5.6 which ...
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Broken folder behavior in OS X 10.6.7 Finder

We're running into a problem with certain files and folders on our Windows 2003 R2 file share. The problem only affects OS X 10.6 clients. Certain files and folders on the share seem to lose their ...
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How to install Thinstation to local flash drive to the thinclient (i.e without cd rom)

We have a diskless thin client (it has it's local flash drive though) Fujitsu Futro S-100. I was able to boot from external USB flash drive and it's working just great. How can I install Thinstation ...
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Is there a Perl/PHP/Ruby/Other webtop-like filemangager platform?

EDIT: Is there a web based file manager / Workspace similar to EyeOS but uses Unix authentication and allows them to edit their files? If that makes sense? Thanks. It'd be awesome if something like ...
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(How) can an operating system be installed purely from a wireless network?

The title really says it. I was wondering how if at all, an OS installer (?) can be launched from a wireless network.
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OS X (10.6) Apache Sudden Death, Nginx not working either

I turned on my computer today and apache wasn't working. This is weird as its been working for the last 6 months without issue. The only thing I did which may of caused a problem, is I uninstalled a ...
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kernel stack inpage error with blue screen death

I recently had the kernal stack inpage error and my system crashed. I read a few suggestions and tried a check disk. But no effect on that. Now, I even can not boot with any OS cds, the result is ...
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MAMP PRO - “Network Error (dns_server_failure)” when setting up VHosts

I'm trying to set up a virtual host locally on MAMP PRO; I've done this before on other machines and it worked like a charm. This time, however, when I try to point my browser to the path defined in ...
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Mac/Linux for system administration tasks

I've been using GNU/Linux for my daily life and my work for the last 8 years. A couple days ago, my desktop computer died. I thought about the possibility of making a change and getting a Mac. Is any ...
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check what os your servers running? [closed]

How can I check what OS my servers are running?
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OS X Server NetBoot from NetRestore Image hangs at 0% progress

I've setup an OS X 10.6.5 machine with all of the user accounts and software that I'd like on all of the clients. I used the SIU on our 10.6.5 OS X Server to create a NetRestore image from that ...
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Unable to Modify Files on Windows Share from OS X on Domain User Account

A few of my end users use Macs. One of them is currently unable to save files to a our Windows file server running Windows Server 2003. The file permissions for his user account are setup properly, ...
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What Command(s) List a User's System Permissions in Linux?

QUESTION: What Command(s) List a User's System Permissions in Linux? CURRENT_OS: CentOS-5.X MORE_INFO/QUESTIONS: Looking for commands that will NOT be seen as aggressive or change the system, ...
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Nginx and PHP-FPM on OS X

I've been wanting to try out Nginx with PHP-FPM. I installed Nginx via Macports. I read that PHP 5.3.3 includes PHP-FPM, however, the PHP 5.3.3 configuration on Macports does not enable it. Can ...
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Operating system for optimal performance on x86 (virtualized)

What operating system would achieve the best performance on x86 from within Qemu or Virtualbox? I only need to use a handful of programs regularly: tmux, vi(m), curl, a package manager (mainly to ...
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Server OS: put it on a separate drive? Yes, no, or depends on the situation?

I would like opinions, or facts, both preferably, on whether it's ok to install a server's OS on the RAID array or not. I would predict installation on separate drives is the best but I'm interested ...
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OS for Virtual Private Server (VPS)

I'm new to VPS managing and I need to chose which OS to install on my VPS. I have the following alternatives: CentOS 5.2 Ubuntu 9.10 Ubuntu Server edition 8.10 Debian 5.0 Lenny Debian 4.0 Etch ...
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renaming vmdk files in ESX4i

I am using a standalone ESX4i server and I have the VMware CLI tools installed. I have copied a base build VMDK file which has the OS installed and configured and I need to rename the vmdk file to ...
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Is there any windows equivalent of Original Linux Magic-SysRQ Key?

Is there any way to debug/gather some diagnostic information in case a windows machine hangs/freezes to get some clue about what caused the hang/freeze., just like linux has Magic_SysRq key Is ...
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Solid State Drive for SQL/OS

I'm looking at using SSD to improve DB performance in a large data warehouse. In our instance we know in advance that most of the data is write once, read many - especially as it's reference data. ...
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Windows 7 MBR problem

I've been in a trouble last days. I have a 500gb HD with 3 partitions. The bigger one (300GB) is for persistent data (college files, music, etc). In the second I've installed an Ubuntu system I use ...
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Is it possible that the OS / some other app can cause my driver to hang for more than 1 second?

I have a driver that for one reason or an other it hanged for more than 1 second and crashed my app. What possible causes do you know that can make a driver hang for more than one second inside an OS?...
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What is the best setup to have around 5 VMs running simultaneously?

I am trying to run a bunch of VMs to have a dedicated web testing environment for a massive corporate type project. I will need VMs for xp, vista, 7, ubuntu, and maybe hackintosh otherwise 2000. The ...
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Network Operating System

From where can I get the comparison among different Network Operating Systems(NOSs)? I mean can anyone provide me any useful link for the same? Can Windows 2000 and later be considered as NOSs? I ...
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what is the difference between linux and solaris OS? [closed]

What is the basic difference between Linux and Solaris? As both the OS are derived from UNIX so where lies the difference between Linux and Solaris? Are they because of creation by different ...
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What factors are taken into consideration when purchasing a windows server OS?

I am looking to develop and host my own website. On top of this, my server will also be running internal software that take care of some processes. The website is going to be developed using ASP.NET ...