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Questions tagged [ubuntu]

Ubuntu Linux is a Debian derivative that aims to bring Linux mainstream. Questions on this site should generally refer to Ubuntu Server. Note that http://askubuntu.com is specifically dedicated to Ubuntu questions.

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Are PERC 5/i RAID controller drivers available and easily installed on Ubuntu 9.04?

We are looking to migrate a Dell PowerEdge 1950 with PERC 5/i RAID controller from an aging Windows 2000 Server installation to a modern Linux distro, probably Ubuntu 9.04. I have come across some ...
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Installing Subversion on OpenSuse or Ubuntu for Linux newbie

I currently sell a program to admin the Subversion server on Windows. I had several customers ask me, if my program could admin a Linux box through a mapped Samba drive. I need to setup a test server ...
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ubuntu 9 index corrupted

I upgraded to Ubuntu 9 and I am now getting this error: Tracker applet There was an error while performing indexing Index corrupted. I've tried re-indexing, but the problem still shows up. Does ...
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What virus scanner on a Linux fileserver?

We have an Ubuntu file server in a small network that is serving about 8 Windows clients. First, is it necessary to have a virus scanner on the server, or just rely on the clients (currently using ...
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rsyncing a bootable backup

jwz mentions PSA: Backups a backup system that's fairly clever. Your backup method is to essentially restore to the replacement drive. This seems to work simply on OSX. What all do I need to do to ...
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how to merge two ext3 partitions on ubuntu from command line?

I have a partition /dev/sdb1 and a partition /dev/sdb2 They are both in /etc/fstab with proper UUIDs and mounted as /opt and /home I'd like to merge them without losing any files Can this be done ...
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Running a Xen Dapper dom0 with a Hardy domU

Is it possible to set up a Hardy domU on an existing Xen dom0 running Dapper? I have found many postings talking about the reverse (Dapper domU on a Hardy dom0), but I have the existing server set up ...
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What is the most effective way to setup a linux web server for manual failover

I currently administer a small web server running ubuntu linux with apache, mysql, and ssh. I'm backing it up using rsync to another server, but I'm backing it up to a /backup directory. I'd like to ...
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Ubuntu, how to setup a new machine like an existing one

I have one machine setup with the apps I need, and I'd like to install the same on a new Ubuntu box. Is there a script that will list all the installed apps, so that I can diff between the boxes and ...
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Why does redhat seem to be so popular in the enterprise world? [closed]

Title says it all. For personal usage, I tend to prefer Debian/Ubuntu over Redhat. It's not necessarily that I dislike Redhat (or more specifically CentOS or Fedora) so much as it is that I like ...
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How can I configure unattended installation of Ubuntu?

I'd like to configure an installer for Ubuntu which runs in 'unattended' mode and answers all the questions with defaults or pre-configured settings. Ideally it should run and reboot on it's own, ...
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How to setup simple firewall on Ubuntu?

Could somebody give some simple steps with configuration example how to setup simple firewall on Ubuntu (using console only)? Only ssh, http and https access should be allowed.
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Setting up a user without a password

I'd like to be able to su to another user to run a script with reduced permissions. Unfortunately I have to type the password in every time, is there a way to create a user without needing the ...
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Setting up an Email Server on Ubuntu

What are some of the Dos and Don't to setting up an email server on Ubuntu? Are there any gotcha's?
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Securing a fresh Ubuntu server [closed]

Say I've got a fresh install of Ubuntu, what steps should I take to secure it for use as a Rails application server?
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(Soft) RAID 6 on Ubuntu 7.10, should I migrate to 8.10?

My System is a Ubuntu 7.10. I have a (soft) RAID 6 with 5 disks (Samsung 500GB SATA disks), formatted with jfs. Should I upgrade to 8.10 or isn't it worth the hassle? What are the chances that ...
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Ubuntu LTS vs regular release

I was wondering, what is the difference between the LTS (Long Term Support) and the regular versions of Ubuntu? I know, the LTS releases are supported 3 and 5 years (desktop and server), but what ...
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Freeing up memory (RAM) on Ubuntu 8.04 Server [duplicate]

I run an Ubuntu 8.04 on a Slicehost virtual server with some lightweight server apps - apache22, svnserve, mysql, and proftpd. The only serious service limitation is RAM - 256MB is what I'm paying for....
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ubuntu servers - what do i need to do to keep it uptodate

I am setting up an ubuntu server and want to know what I should be doing on it regularly. apt-get update/upgrade seems obvious. Is there a glsa check for example? Anything else I should be running? ...