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ESXi 5 Hypervisor fatal boot error

For over 2 years now I've been running ESXi 5 just fine from a pen drive. I recently had to move the server to a new location and started seeing an issue. Once the system starts to boot, I get: ...
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How can I test for BadUSB vulnerability?

There are news that an unpatchable and unfixable USB firmware exploit is "out there". This could seem unrelated to servers but since the affected hardware from Phison is not disclosed there is a ...
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how to set linux hostname based on flashdisk volume label [closed]

i'am running live linux, which run from FAT32 flashdisk since i run a lot of pc using this flashdisk, its difficult to identify which IP for its hostname, since its ip need to be dynamically ...
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How to install ClearOS community edition 6.5.0 from USB drive?

Due to the fact that pfSense 2.1 wouldn't detect our Thunderbolt Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57762 gigabit ethernet adapter, we are having a look at ClearOS. For ClearOS 6.5.0 community edition we couldn't ...
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Bootable USB backup

I would like to create a copy of my running Linux installation onto a USB 16 GB pen drive. The current system is a basic ATX PC used as a headless server on a remote location. I would like to have a ...
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How can I disable USB removable devices except mouse and keyboard [closed]

I am the owner of a small company (4 employees) and I have Win 7 Ultimate on my machine. My other PCs are connected via LAN and they too have Windows 7 on their machine. My question is, is there any ...
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Disable USB mass storage via group policy based on the time of day?

I would like to disable USB mass storage for a group of users during specific hours of the day (lets say, 9AM to 5PM). I know that with Windows Server 2008, there is a group policy that will disable ...
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Cannot initialize disk in PowerShell : Initialize-Disk throws “The disk has already been initialized”

I'm trying to change the flash drive's partition style to GPT using PowerShell, but the cmdlet throws "The disk has already been initialized" (even though I've cleaned the drive): PS ...
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Live USB to load small app to see system specs

I have a bunch of servers in storage. But i dont know the specs for each one. Most of which dont have hard drives. I want to load a small app, to scan and tell me the specs of the comp. CPU, Chipset, ...
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Using a local USB storage pen on a remote Windows server via Remote Desktop

Using the mstsc.exe client shipped by default with recent versions of Windows (i.e. Windows 7) is it possible to access local USB storage on a remote server (assume Windows Server 2008). For example, ...
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Pros and cons of installing ESXi on a SSD vs USB flash drive?

I'm debating on doing an ESXi 4.1/5.0 installation on a USB stick or a pair of 32GB SATA II SSDs (RAID1 mirror). According to VMWare's documentation, when ESXi is booting it looks for a 4GB space for ...
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Disabling USBSTOR.SYS doesn't block USB

In my company, we have a policy to disable USB Storage by disabling the USBSTOR.SYS via GPO. Strangely, some computers (not all) seem to be immune from this GPO, even though GP Modeling and GP ...
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Two Debian live in one usb flash drive

Requires 2 Debian live (with different file systems and kernels) on a flash drive. Thus there are two sets of boot files (filesystem.packages, filesystem.squashfs, initrd.img, vmlinuz). The first set ...
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Windows Server Backup “Reading Data; please wait…”

On windows Server 2008 R2 I have recently added the windows server backup (WSB) feature. Opening WSB I get the message "Reading Data; please wait...". This message fails to go away, even after ...
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How do I permanently delete a USB storage drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Zeroing SSD drives I have an external flash drive that I want to get rid off. I've deleted & formatted it from within Windows but I want to make sure no one can get ...
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What is a useful “transfer large things” method/medium? [closed]

Other than through the network, what does everyone use for transferring things like system images or very large files? For example, external case+hard drive like a myBook. Or, extremely large ...
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USB Image Mounting Executable [closed]

So I've used Daemon tools before to mount ISO images but I was wondering if anyone knows of a lightweight IOS mounter executable that I can put on a thumbdrive and run from any windows device without ...
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New standalone ESXi 5 deployments - USB versus SD card?

Now that the old full VMWare ESX with service console is no longer, I'm redeploying some standalone ESXi servers. I'm using HP ProLiant ML and DL G6 and G7 servers. Does it make more sense to utilize ...
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Transporting files over direct mail [closed]

Our company is in need of some good methods on transporting confidential files over the mail (UPS/Fedex ect). I was thinking about a password protected jump drive but what do you guys feel is the ...
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How to write ISO image to usb memory stick from linux command-line?

I'm having trouble figuring out how I would write an ISO disk image to a USB flash memory device from the command line in Ubuntu. I have the Startup Disk Creator utility, but I need to be able to ...
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Linux (CentOS): Confirm that a disk device is a USB pen drive without logs

We have a USB pen drive connected to our server. It was connected months ago so we the log of the initial connection have since been rotated out. I know you could obtain the make and model of a ...
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Disk encryption without cooperation from system

I have a small embedded system that supports fat32. It does not have any encryption options for the files that it saves to a external usb connected disk. Modifying the source to support encryption is ...
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Should I use USB drive for Solaris 11 Express

Debating on if I should use a 16gb USB drive for my Solaris 11 Express SAN server. I intend to use Deduplication which I believe may be IO intensive for the DB. Though I can't be sure. The SAN ...
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SBS2003 won't acknowledge any USB ports

I've uninstalled/reinstalled/updated the latest drivers for all usb ports. Also, the removable storage service won't stay on.
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How to get fixed USB device names in Linux

I have a relatively short question concerning USB device handling: How is it possible to map a USB device to a fixed device. I know there are ways using udev rules, but I want complete instructions ...
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Disabling USB/removable devices in software

How can I truly disable USB/removable drive support purely with software? On Windows for example I know I could disable the relevant hardware in device manager, and users would not be able to ...
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How to make USB thumbdrive space visible as a datastore to ESXi 4.1 U1? [closed]

I'm trying to create an All-in-one box which consists of ESXi running from an USB stick. Inside of ESXi there will be a vm which has been given direct access to a RAID controller for sharing it's ...
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Recover a USB flash driver reporting 0 bytes

I'm not sure it's the right section to be asking this question, sorry if it's not. Last night I used openSUSE ImageWriter to create a USB bootable flash driver, however the drive is completely ...
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Updating kernel modules in initrd for ubuntu-server usb install

I'm wondering how I can update the kernel modules properly in the hd-media initrd file for Ubuntu: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/installer-amd64/current/images/hd-media/ Using ...
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Enabling USB access on HP Terminal client

I have an HP terminal client (t5550 Thin) connected via network to an ubuntu server. However, the terminal doesn't seem to support USB access to the server (as simple way to upload files, for ...
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Wyse Simple Imager. Unable to Create Product Directory

I am trying to submit a post on www.technicalhelp.de, but I receive an error: Invalid Session. Please resubmit the form. This happens if I delete temporary internet files and log out and back ...
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Backup Exec ~> Using Removal media to move to another server?

We have an old application that requires a Backup Exec 9. I have this backing up straight to tape currently. We are looking at doing a Disaster Recovery plan that would allow us to have a second site ...
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How to install debian from a usb thumb drive

So far I have been following the directions here http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/ch04s03.html.en I downloaded boot.img.gz to my windows machine, and copied it to my empty usb key. At this ...
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How to use USB Key in Xen 5.6 Environment?

I am looking for a way to use USB key on a guest OS running on a 5.6 Xen Server environment. The catch is that I need to actually detect in the Guest OS (Win2003 Server) like an actual USB Key. ...
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Disable thumb drives, but allow other mass storage USB devices on Linux

I have a requirement to disable USB thumb drives, while still allowing other USB devices such as a portable hard drive. Is there a way to do this in Linux? I know the Windows side has some ...
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How can I start a program when a specific USB flash drive connects to my mac?

I'm currently writing my thesis at a big company, with an even bigger corporate firewall. So I've to save my work on an USB flash drive. Now I'm searching for a backup solution for that flash drive ...
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Removable media blocking strategy for Windows XP networks

Windows Vista upwards have a group policy setting to block removable media such as USB flash drives and USB mobile phones. Windows XP however lacks such a setting (or I can't find it) so I need an ...
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How to remount unmounted USB drive in Windows?

How to remount USB drive in Windows after it was unmounted, without unplugging and replugging again?
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Migrate Windows Server 2008 to a new hard disk

I have a machine with Windows Server 2008. I want to change the hard disk drive, but keep everything else. I don't have a cd/dvd drive and don't want to buy it. My first idea was to make a ...
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How to clone a USB flash drive using dd?

Using 'dd' to clone a USB drive -cfdisk: resized the destination partition to be of same size made the partition bootable same 'type' ext3 ran 'mkfs.ext3' after exit cfdisk then dd ...
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fsck: FILE SYSTEM WAS MODIFIED after each check with -c, why?

I use a script to partition and format CF cards (connected with a USB card writer) in an automated way. After the main process I check the card again with fsck. To check bad blocks I also tried the ...
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Refresh devices - reconnect CF card drive by script (unplug-plug equivalent)

I plug a completely clean CF-card into my USB card-writer. Then I dd a mbr block of 512 bytes size to the device, which contains the partition table and the definition of one partition. Problem: ...
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Disable USB Storage in General But Include Exceptions for Specific Devices

There are several questions here about disabling USB storage in general via GPO but I can find no information on whether it is possible to add exceptions for specific devices. Put another way, can USB ...
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In FreeBSD 8 how can I recover a deleted slice/partition on a flash disk?

I accidentally deleted the primary partition on my USB flash disk. Is there a way of undoing that? I can't even seem to see the drive anymore in windows? It's not available in the disk utility. If ...
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Running Trac from USB stick (Windows)

I am looking for some way to run Trac on Windows from a USB stick (usb flash drive). User wants to carry a small USB drive, which will contain everything to be able to run Trac on his or some other ...
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Would running Linux off a USB memory drive cause BIND to perform badly?

This may also apply to any other applications similar to BIND. Currently my home server's Linux install is located on a USB flash drive (for fun), which is fairly slow compared to a SATA drive for ...
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Recommend a USB Flash copier (Software or Hardware based) for Keep-it-simple-stupid bitwise copy

Intro I'm looking around for a no-frills USB flash media copier that is brain-dead simple and copies a source to a destination, bit for bit, when the drives are approximately the same size. ...
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Drawbacks of installing linux on usb stick?

I am setting up a router/nas/http/whatever server based on an ION mini-ITX board. I've installed Ubuntu Server on an old 160 GB drive, but it generates a lot more heat and vibrates more than my other ...
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USB Flash Drives As Boot Drives In File Server

I'm designing a file server based around ZFS and I'm considering using USB flash drives in RAID 1 as boot devices. It seems that few people do this, and I'm wondering why. From what I see, using USB ...
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Flashing the Firmware on a 3ware 9650SE RAID controller

I've downloaded the required files to flash the firmware on my RAID controller I have also read the KB article:http://www.3ware.com/KB/article.aspx?id=10058 However it is not particularly clear - I ...