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    Re: the most private VPN

    I agree here. I check a few of these boxes myself. I haven’t wrestled with using an outbound VPN yet because it seems I’m raveled up in some of this. My wife and I do not do social media thank...
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    Re: Guest user on host machine KVM

    Great, just what I was looking for. Thanks @TheFu. Now I have a project this weekend.
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    Guest user on host machine KVM

    At home I want re-purpose a desktop computer to be the host machine for VM‘s. The host OS would be MATE. Currently on this computer is our home ubuntu desktop that my wife and I both use. I’d like...
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    Re: the most private VPN

    So, what might one look for/at to verify a commercial VPN company isn’t straying from its original, marketed commitment. When would you pull the plug on a VPN?
  5. VM host - hardware - QEMU/Virt Manager - approach

    I have a i5 - quad core with 24 gigs of Ram. I'd like some recommendations on which version of Ubuntu to serve as host for virtualization. While at it, I'm thinking may need to switch the hardware...
  6. [SOLVED] Re: 18.04.04: Raise Network Interfaces on boot, Problems with LAN driver

    Also if you see Intel Boot Agent in your EFI boot sequence you can disable that, and you can also disable PXE Network boot if that is enabled. Anything that is not a boot device in your boot...
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    Re: Word association

    palm
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    [SOLVED] Re: i messed up my patitions

    So you have 3 OS's installed?
    sda6 is your MATE root? (7.9 Gigs)

    Attempting to resize partitions is tricky and can result in data loss. I recommend backing up all your data before doing...
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    [SOLVED] Re: i messed up my patitions

    This info to start, post in code tags the result of: lsblk

    Is this a fresh install?
    Do you have your data backed up?
    Are these LVM partitions or regular ext4 partitions?
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    Re: Word association

    sad
  11. Re: unmounting storage device in bash script

    Commands you run in a script should use their absolute path. i.e. /bin/mount vs. mount and /bin/umount vs. umount

    To find the path to a command, simply use "whereis". whereis mount or ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: rdiff-backup remote permission issues

    After testing a /home directory rdiff-backup, I saw that the file permissions were the same. However, the user:group names on the backup server was not the same as the source user:group.

    The...
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    [SOLVED] Re: rdiff-backup remote permission issues

    I did a side by side comparison (ls -al) of source & destination and they appear the same. root:root and the permissions look the same. Now this was done on /etc. I should test this on the /Home...
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    [SOLVED] Re: rdiff-backup remote permission issues

    Sorry for late reply. I've been painting our house & getting it ready to sell/move. Thanks for this help here..

    I got remote rdiff-backup working without any "premission denied" issues and...
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    Re: Installing Ubuntu in windows 10

    I think the topic is about the Ubuntu environment app that can run on Windows subsystem.

    https://ubuntu.com/wsl

    To your question about “what next”...I think what you are seeing is the command...
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    [SOLVED] rdiff-backup remote permission issues

    I am running this command to pull remote Desktop data to my backup storage. I got 49 errors, all permission errors accessing certain places at source including /root, and certain places under /etc....
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    Re: Tug of war - Community vs Mods - to 200 (or -200)

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  18. [ubuntu] Re: Multiple Virtual Machines within one Ubuntu Server

    I've wondered about the OP topic from the standpoint of host machine hardware. VMs can be taxing on hardware. Is it better to use a cluster of machines to host VMs vs. having say one 16 core ryzen...
  19. Re: How to connect Ubuntu 16 (as client) to a Fortinet VPN?

    No way, as just said. Your employer will need to provide the setup & credentials needed. Call IT support.
  20. [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu "live" Server 20.04 - How to create custom partition /boot + LVM ???

    This installer is crap. Hopefully this is not another "false positive" O:) if so my apologies.

    I used GParted to start over & created my Fat32 /EFI partition. Then I used the live installer on...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu 20.4 boot time is slow (2.5 min)

    I had this issue in 18.04. What fixed it for me along with checking UEFI settings like @oldfred said. But also disable all boot “things” showing in your boot priority list except your OS. Mine was...
  22. [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu "live" Server 20.04 - How to create custom partition /boot + LVM ???

    I was able to successfully install 20.04 Server with /boot in separate ext2 partition and LVs for root, home, usr, & var. Mine is not a VM installation, it's on bare metal. I used Gparted to wipe a...
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    Re: Script - check if mounted

    True...I didn't think of that. Simple. Thx again !
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    Re: Script - check if mounted

    Thanks for the tips all..

    however, my case is not to test the mount of a network share, instead I want to test if a logical partition on a separate storage drive (same machine) is mounted before...
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    Script - check if mounted

    Curious if this line in a bash script will work, or if there is a cleaner way to do it.
    Basically want to check if the mount exists and if not, mount it, and if the mount fails write to the log...
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