How do I successfully take an existing Windows 7 installation from HDD and put it into Virtualbox on Debian, on an SSD? Avalanche inside. [more inside]
posted by Juso No Thankyou
on Dec 5, 2012 -
RAID 1 Partition Filter: Physical capacity increased. How do we increase the partition size to match on a production machine? Details within. [more inside]
posted by even butter
on May 4, 2012 -
I run a couple of django-based websites/webapps. What OS should I use for my VPS? The most important thing is security and easy installation of packages (including dependencies). I also prefer a system that is easy to maintain. Security is more important, but if all else is equal I would specifically love something with easy to make init-scripts. I know I can install third party packages to do just about anything, but I prefer a batteries-included approach if it exists. [more inside]
posted by davar
on Nov 22, 2011 -
I have a Toshiba laptop that seems to no longer like booting various linux os's. Ideas for how to fix it? [more inside]
posted by mannequito
on Oct 12, 2011 -
My Linux machine has no monitor, which is fine, except I forgot to install SSHD. Help! [more inside]
posted by davejay
on Feb 4, 2010 -
Increasingly annoying problem installing Debian 5.0.0 'lenny' on an HP G60 with an Itanium (ia64) processor that is currently running Vista Home Premium. Specifically, the debian-installer consistently falls under the impression that I have an AMD 64-bit (amd64) processor. Why? [more inside]
posted by koeselitz
on Mar 28, 2009 -
I'm looking for an out-sourced Linux admin company to help us manage 4 dedicated Debian servers. We'd like to work with a small 24-hour on call company to support us with admin, tuning and trouble-shooting things when problems occur. Preferably with Debian experience.
posted by Dag Maggot
on Dec 2, 2008 -
I have a web service that generates errors. Currently, each time there's an error, it gets sent to an admin mailing list.
Is there an open-source tool that will summarize repeated duplicate errors, rather than generating a separate notification for each?
posted by zippy
on Sep 26, 2008 -
I am trying to teach myself asp.net. My hosting company is iPower
and apparently their server platform is Debian. Will asp.net run on this platform? The (really basic) aspx pages I've tried sort of work but not really, and I am copying code verbatim from Microsoft's site
so I'm sure I haven't fucked up the code. I'm fine with HTML and CSS but this stuff is a bit beyond me. [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Jul 10, 2008 -
What's the best way to back up a Debian Linux install? I have a virtual hosted Debian instance I use as a personal server, but right now I'm not doing anything to back it up. So what's the best way to do that? One thing I'd like to be able to do is take a snapshot of the entire installation, so that I could restore the entire system on another machine (or virtual machine) so that any software I'd installed would work and stay configured. [more inside]
posted by delmoi
on Jun 9, 2008 -
Okay I'm trying to set up rtorrent and wtorrent using Debian Etch and this guide
. Installs and updates the kernel fine, then I get "bash command not found" when trying to run through the rest of the tutorial. [more inside]
posted by geoff.
on May 23, 2008 -
Trying to set up a development environment on my Macbook (running latest Leopard). I have VMware fusion running Debian etch, set up perfectly with the requisite LAMP stack. The problem is, I'd like to have Debian's /var/www/ available to OSX for actual editing. I've tried setting up NFS, but to no avail (though I'm admittedly novice at this sysadmin stuff). [more inside]
posted by inkedmn
on Jan 23, 2008 -
Is it possible to create a virtual Windows machine on a Debian box without X, then access the virtual machine remotely?
Basically, I want to have a headless Debian server running virtual machines. I'm sure it's possible, and I've done similar things inside of X, but how would I go about doing it without X? Qemu? VMWare? Virtualbox?
posted by cdmwebs
on Oct 8, 2007 -
I need to buy a server for around $800 ($1000 as an absolute maximum). It will be hosting a website with a (PostGres) database that will start at around 4GB and grow slowly (so would like at least 2GB of RAM). It must
be able run Linux, preferably Ubuntu or Debian. [more inside]
posted by phrontist
on May 10, 2007 -
AVR Programming Hell:
I've built my own Atmel programmer for my ATmega32 and it doesn't work a lick. [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza
on Feb 25, 2007 -
Help me make my choice from one of the three options below:
1) Fix Windows so that it boots without messing up my Ubuntu.
2) Remove Windows completely. I don't need it anyways.
3) Shrink Windows to the bare minimum and reclaim the space with Ubuntu. [more inside]
posted by furtive
on Aug 28, 2006 -
I'm having crazy issues with my Debian DNS server, and I don't know how to troubleshoot them. Why would I not even see the DNS requests coming in? [more inside]
posted by pornucopia
on Aug 7, 2006 -
Debian's giving me grief when I go to install php5. Is apt-get dist-upgrade still scary and broken? [more inside]
posted by pornucopia
on Jun 4, 2006 -
How do I recover Windows XP Pro boot record (MBR)?
Partitioned HD for Linux, Rebooted in XP ok, Reboot, install Linux and grub, reboot no Grub or XP.
Ran XP Disc - Recovery Console (see extended explaination) [more inside]
posted by bloodniece
on Jun 1, 2006 -
Help me deal with email: I have a couple domain names, and I get obscene amounts of spam and garbage email. I'd like to setup a system to help deal with all of it, but I'm not very familiar with server-side email setup beyond the basics. [more inside]
posted by delmoi
on Feb 24, 2006 -
How do I add a foreign language (Hebrew) input to X, and how do I switch keyboard layouts? This was easy to set up in Gnome and KDE, but I've since left those for Fluxbox, which doesn't (seem to) have a proprietary configurator. I'm running Debian/Testing, xorg 6.8.2dfsg.
posted by ori
on Jan 29, 2006 -
Lords of Linux! Demigods of Debian! I beseech thee. I inadvertently apt-get installed etherconf, and it nuked my ethernet interface! [more inside]
posted by jojopizza
on May 6, 2005 -
What would be a good way to do an absolutely minimal installation of Debian Linux (or a distro based on it) and then install what I need as I need it using apt-get? The system would need to have decent hardware support (ie. work with my cable modem) but, apart from that, contain the minimum required to boot the system and run apt-get.
posted by reklaw
on Jul 7, 2004 -
Linux / XFree86 question: Where is the actual resolution that X selects by default defined? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Jimbob
on Jan 28, 2004 -