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How can I install Windows 7 without burning a DVD or using a USB Drive? [on hold]

I downloaded the .iso of Windows 7 and would now like to install it as my main OS. However I can't because I don't have a DVD Burner, a 2+ GB USB Drive, or a external HDD (or extra HDD). So how can I ...
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How to copy directories using debugfs?

The debugfs manpage gives the impression that the command 'rdump . .' will recursively copy all files found on the specified filesystem from the debugfs cwd to the native filesystem's cwd. Instead I ...
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Using USB HDD with Arcserve / Brightstor

I am having an issue configuring a standard USB HDD for use with CA Arcserve Brightstor 11.5 SP2 : Under the device list it shows a USB device category but none of my USB drives are listed ...
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rsync from linux host to fat32

i like to backup my linux based NAS (small files like picutres) to an attached USB Disk with FAT32. For this i like to use rsync. I know, that this will not work correct per default. rsync will sync ...
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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 limit usb 2.0 port to work as usb 1.1 in ubuntu?

Ive got problem with kvm usb forwarding and printing (windows xp guest goes BSOD when i try to print something). Ive been adviced to change usb to 1.1 version. That only kvm works with 1.1 not 2.0 ...
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Pass an USB hub from a KVM host to a guest with libvirt

I have the following USB devices on a Linux server: # lsusb -t /: Bus 02.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=ehci_hcd/2p, 480M |__ Port 1: Dev 2, If 0, Class=hub, Driver=hub/6p, 480M ...
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Force libvirt to pass always the same device number to the guest on USB device reconnection

I have a HP plotter connected with a USB cable to a debian server through a USB hub. On the server there is a virtualized Windows XP. Everytime I reboot the plotter a different device number is ...
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How to make Windows 7 USB flash install media from Linux?

I have: ISO image of Windows 7 install media 4 GB USB flash drive no DVD drive Linux installed
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CentOS /dev/bus/usb structure

On my Ubuntu 12.04 when I plug in usb device, under dev directory tree usb device is added like this: /dev/bus/usb/001/001 On my CentOS 5 added like below: /dev/bus/usb/devices/2-1.4/ lsusb ...
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Disable all USB devices but keyboard/mouse/flash-drive

For security reasons, I would like to make sure no USB device can be connected to my servers running RHEL3 except keyboards, mice and flash drives. To sum up : What should work : Mouse Keyboard USB ...
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Not Able to Mount USB HDD in Linux

I'm having a problem with a server that I just installed kernel 2.6.18-371.el5 on. It's an old kernel for Red Hat 5, I know, but due to certain "restrictions" I am forced into using that for the time ...
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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 ...
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Kickstart installation from USB — Kickstart location

After managing to get a Fedora ISO to rebuild successfully (for a USB stick) after adding a kickstart file (http://serverfault.com/questions/548405/), I now have an issue with locating the kickstart ...
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Resetting factory defaults - HP Proliant DL360 gen8

I have an HP Proliant DL360 gen8 server that seems to have USB turned off in the BIOS. I would like to enable it again. With the USB turned off, I cannot intervene during POST - the USB keyboard does ...
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ESXi 5.5 Configuration Not Saved After Reboot

I just installed a new copy of ESXi 5.5 onto a USB (32GB) stick and am trying to set up the configuration. However, when I reboot the server the cahnges I made to configuration like Ip's SSH settings ...
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HP DL360 G5 and using 3.5" sata drives OR USB [closed]

I have a HP DL360 G5 (1x 4core CPU, 4gb Ram, 4x 36gb SAS Hdd's) I am looking for some advice. This server is just for home use to run some VM's with ESXI 5.1 for my home network and some testing of ...
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Can you use a USB hard drive in ESXI?

I know that you can install ESXi 4.0 on a thumbdrive, but I was wondering if you could plug in an external harddrive to give extra storage to one of your VMs? We run a fileserver inside of ESXi that ...
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How to get USB Devices to AutoMount in Ubuntu 12.04 Server

In Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop, USB devices can be plugged in, and they just work for the most part. In Ubuntu 12.04 Server, when I plug in a USB device it does nothing. How can I setup server do act like ...
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how to boot and install opensolaris using USB drive

I have a server that does not have a CD/DVD drive.. How can opensolaris be installed using USB interface? specifically what tools/steps that need to be performed to prepare USB flash drive as install ...
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USB drive not detected in Intel EFI shell

I must update an Intel S3420GPLC board. BIOS, BMC, FRU / SDR, the whole thing. Everything is pretty much automated in the Intel download. You're supposed to boot to the integrated EFI shell, mount ...
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4TB USB3 disk compatilibity

We recently bought a USB3 Verbatim Store 'n' Save 4 TB hard disk for offline backups of our backups. It didn't work on the (Linux) server I wanted to use it on and also didn't get it to work on a ...
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USB having periodic connection issues over <15 foot cable run - EMI or?

I hope this is an appropriate topic for this stack exchange. I have a cable run just shy of 15 feet that connects a few monitors (3) and usb 3.0 devices (a USB 3.0 hub) to one of the servers on the ...
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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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Booting XenServer Installer on USB

I'm trying to install XenServer on a system that has no CD-ROM drive (it only has a USB) I'm able to successfully boot the server using a bootable USB that boots up Linux (specifically, the GRML ...
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Why can't a GPT partitioned disk on SATA be read on USB?

If I GPT partition a 4TB disk when it is connected to SATA, then it works fine. If I take the disk and put in the an USB3 enclosure, then I get [root@localhost liveuser]# sfdisk /dev/sdb sfdisk: ...
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Which port is the High-speed USB 2.0 port on a PowerEdge R900

I want to connect a relatively low-speed SSD to a PowerEdge R900 because I need something with a decent read/write speed (nothing over 35-40MB/s) and I was having trouble identifying which USB 2.0 ...
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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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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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Why is RJ45 DB9 console cable still used, when all the latest computer do not have serial port? [closed]

I still see quite often that RJ45 DB9 console cable is attached with some devices, when I do not even have a computer with old serial port. So I need to either get the USB - DB9 adapter or USB - ...
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Creating bootable Fedora USB with persistent storage

I am attempting to burn the full Fedora 19 x86_64 DVD iso to a USB drive and have a separate partition on it for a kickstart file / other media that will be installed in the kickstart process. With ...
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ncq not supported on an SATA3.0 HDD in an usb 3.0 casing

is there a well known reason why a SATA3.0 HDD supporting NCQ does not have NCQ queue depth configured when mounted from an usb 3.0 case ? output for hdparm -iI /dev/sda shows NCQ is supported output ...
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ASA's USB ports

I have three USB ports on my Cisco ASA 5505. All Cisco documentation that I've found says that they're for 'future use'. Anyone know if this has been updated? Or if it will be?
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Mount a folder as a removable drive on Windows

I'm using some compression software that requires a USB dongle to operate. There's nothing special about the dongle, it's just a usb drive with files on it. We're attempting to move the operation into ...
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Best file system for external (USB) hard drives/USB memory media

Almost all external USB hard drive and USB memory media/sticks come today preformatted with FAT32. As far as I know the only advantage of the file system is the compatibility among OSes and devices. ...
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Which file system to use for portable hard drive shared among different operating systems?

Something similar has been asked already but my criteria is a little different. I need to share a portable hard drive (USB/Firewire) between Mac OSX, Linux and Windows XP systems where the files being ...
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Is an Ethernet point to point connection without a switch real time capable?

In automation and control, it is commonly stated that ethernet can't be used as a bus because it is not real time capable due to packet collisions. If important control packets collide, they often ...
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Leveraging rsync for a local copy between two slow drives, benefits without a daemon

I am confused by the benefits of rsync (3.1.1) if there is no daemon running remotely, e.g. copying from a drive mounted via SMB2 (via a VPN) to an external HDD (USB 2.0, sadly). Both connections are ...
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FreeRDP USB Redirection Not Working on Hyper-V?

I have compiled FreeRDP from the tip of the Master branch on (and for), an ARM v7 processor, (see cmake command line below). It all seems to build correctly and the basic xfreerdp client works for a ...
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ESX Unix guest & AnywhereUSB [closed]

We got a Nagios (FAN) VM within an ESXi little cluster (4 servers). I have to configure SMS alerts with Nagios, so I have to plug a phone via usb. Problem : I want my usb to be seen even if my VM ...
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External drive switching from /dev/sda to /dev/sdb

We have a small box with external drives attached for backing up configuration sets. I found out the problem is simply that on reboot or whatever unknown event the drive switches from /dev/sda1 to ...
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USB over IP supporting Linux

I am running several virtual servers with Linux and need to connect usb devices. I am using XenServer for virtualization, therefore there is no native usb-pass-through available. How can I connect ...
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IBM x3650 will not boot from USB

Hello serverfault community, and thank you in advance for your time. Summary: I have an IBM x3650, which I bought secondhand (eBay). I am trying to install and run VMWare ESXi 5.5 on it via a USB ...
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HP ProLiant DL320e G8 v2 - USB2.0 during POST

Initially my USB2.0 ports were working during POST (and boot). However, now they appear not to be. I first noticed this when I could not access the RBSU by pressing F9 during POST. Then found that I ...
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Connect USM hard disk to USB

Yesterday I bought Seagate 2Bay 4 TB NAS business storage: http://m.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/network-storage/business/business-storage-2-bay-nas/ Seller included Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB USM ...
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Dell PowerEdge SC1425 - Boot Error from USB

I'm new to hosting, and I got my first server a couple of days ago, and am having troubles. I'm trying to boot Ubuntu Server 12.04 from a USB Device I have, and when I attempt to boot, I get "Boot ...
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Windows Server 2003 not automatically assigning drive letter to external drives

My newly rebuilt Windows Server 2003 doesn't automatically assign drive letters to external usb devices. I have to manually open the Disk Management Console and assign it a drive letter every time. ...
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How to Login to Windows XP/7 Using a USB stick for authentication

Is there a way to log into Windows using a USB stick? (on Windows XP/7) I have student workers whom I would like to give admin rights for maintenance, but I would like to refrain from giving out a ...
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Configuring Backup Exec 2012 using USB hard drives as media

I have found some information on this but have not found the exact answers to these questions. Background I have installed backup exec 2012 (with agents for databases) I have configured a storage ...
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Server USB hard drive not listed in /dev, but it appears in lsusb

I have a few servers that use 2TB Seagate GoFlex external drives for basic cPanel backups, but one of them is having trouble, and the drive is not listed as a device in /dev, even though it appears in ...