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Keeping USB backup drive from sleeping while mounted?

Once every few days, seemingly at random, our backup to an external USB hard disk fails on our hp DL380 G5 server running CentOS 6.4 64-bit. If I cd /mnt/backup and run ls it complains ls: reading ...
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Kickstart based installation of RHEL 6.4 from USB

I want to setup some brand new servers with RHEL 6.4. Servers do not have DVD, so, I have to use USB for the installation. I already have a custom ISO with a kickstart file that I use on servers with ...
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USB stick unmounts itself, becomes unavailable ?!

On Centos 6, I am trying to copy some files from a Fat32 stick. I do a "fdisk -l" then take that name and mount it with this command: mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb I see the files there (I didnt count ...
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Dell Poweredge 1550 boot from USB or CDRom

I am trying to get a dell power edge 1550 to boot off cd or USB so I can install CentOs. I created a CD with a CentOs ISO on it but the system won't recognize it. Even when I set the settings to only ...
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USB drive only for Linux backups: To partition or not to partition?

I have a 2TB USB drive plugged into CentOS 5.5 that will be formatted with ext3 and will only be used for file-level backups. I've always partitioned my drives but a while ago when I had setup Amazon ...
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Booting from hard drive fails after installing Centos from USB Stick

I created a Centos Live 5.4 Bootable USB drive. I used this to install Centos on a HP Netbook. When the system goes to write the Grub boot loader to disk, it wants to write the boot loader to the ...
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How to disable hiddev96 in linux (or tell it to ignore a specific device)

I'm having problems with a CentOS 5.0 system when using a certain USB device. The problem is that the device advertises itself as a HID device and linux is happy to try to provide support for it: In ...