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    Re: determine if sdhc card is defective

    You can use the dd command to wipe the MBR and partition table. After that you should be able to partition and format. Use your favorite search engine :) Result e.g....
  2. [all variants] Re: How do I get rid of a linux system without losing the boot for the others?

    My approach would be to boot into Xubuntu and run the command below.

    sudo update-grub

    This will update grub with the information from the Xubuntu install; it will still pick up the edubuntu...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to enable lower_case_file_system

    You can't. The file system in Linux IS case sensitive.
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    Re: MySQL not working

    No, the socket file is created by the mysql daemon when the mysql deamon is started. If it fails to start (or when you stop the service), the socket file is removed again.

    The log can be found in...
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    Re: MySQL not working

    indicates that the server is not started. So you will not be able to connect anyway. Check the mysql error logs to find pointers as to why the service does not start.
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    [ubuntu] Re: start x help

    The command is startx, not start x ;) Question is why you need it on a server?

    To get the LAMP part going

    sudo apt-get install lamp-server^

    I haven't used mail servers so can't help with...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Hardy shutdown halts but doesn't power off

    Without knowing the environment, you can NOT say that. This might well be a stand-alone setup.

    We're still using RH6.x machines as well as networked DOS systems. But they're not connected to the...
  8. Re: Mounted drive fine, but strange UUID in file list

    Temporary mount is still true ;) But I overlooked the internal disks that are not mounted by default; my bad :(

    It's not clear from your last post if this is solved or not. If it is, please mark...
  9. Re: Mounted drive fine, but strange UUID in file list

    Maybe the use of /media and the same UUID that is usually used by automounting confuses the system?

    For my internal third HD (ext3 formatted, dedicated to photos), I use the following line in...
  10. Re: Formated a drive but it went way too fast

    What was the command that you used?

    I used this a while ago (for ext3)

    mkfs.ext3 -c /dev/sdb1

    The -c option specifies the check for bad blocks. On a 1TB disk, it took two to three hours.
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Low disk space irrespective of space available!

    Start a terminal in Ubuntu and post the output of

    df -h

    It will look similar to the below (command in red bold)

    wim@webserver:~/backup$ df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use%...
  12. [all variants] Re: GParted shows whole disk "Unallocated"

    Your first command (dd) wiped the partition table of /dev/sdc. The last 64 bytes of the 512 bytes that you wiped is the partition table; see e.g.

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    [ubuntu] Re: Lost password to su command

    su will prompt your for the root password (if no username is specified); in ubuntu (and a number of other distros), the root account as such is disabled so you can't log in as root. You need to use...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Separate disk partitioning

    I have a 1TB hard disk for photos. I've mounted it on /mnt/photos (using a line in /etc/fstab). And I've placed a shortcut on my desktop for it (or you can use SlugSlug's suggestion to mount it...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Setting up a web app on production server

    No, that's not necessary. Unless you have 100 lines of comments for each line of php code ;)
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    Re: How to change from 12.10 to 12.04 ?

    The best way to chance is by doing a clean install; there is no easy way to 'downgrade'.

    If you want to get rid of Windows, don't use the wubi installer but do a normal install.

    You can use a...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Defending Ubuntu Server from RedHats? College competition.

    Either reading is not your strong point or explaining is not mine. There is NO need for a MySql root user to connect to the MySql server from outside the local host.

    Restoring databases is the...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Defending Ubuntu Server from RedHats? College competition.

    I'm not the specialist on the security subject. Regarding MySql however I would suggest that the MySql root user can only gain access via localhost and not via any other means (so throw away...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: No Space Left on Device - %100 usage but that's not true !!!

    Stop de command with <ctrl>C . Those files are big so you have to analyze them manually; scrolling text on a screen does not help ;)

    Use less instead of cat and you can scroll trough the pages

  20. [ubuntu] Re: Cannot login after 10.04 to 12.04 upgrade

    Assuming we're talking graphical login, I'm a bit confused. In 12.04 you select the username and only have to type the password. Am I missing something?
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    [ubuntu] Re: WiFi unable to conn

    No answer to the question

    So you like to live at the edge ;) No security patches and bug fixes, so somewhere along the line you need to let your beloved 10.10 go. And maybe you should let Ubuntu...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Internal error; how to enable again

    Time for a kick :)
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    [ubuntu] Re: Download suggestions for a newbie?

    You install what you need, not what others install and you don't need ;)

    One thing I would unistall / disable is the Amazon search.
  24. Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    It's not so much that it's created on your Sony, but that you downloaded the X64 version.

    Download the i386 desktop iso from e.g. Direct...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Shift screen horizontally with xorg.conf?

    Yep, it should be possible. I don't have the time to research it but I've done it long ago (with Ubuntu 6.06 or 8.04) where adjusting the monitor itself was not an option as Windows used slightly...
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