I want to back up my Linux installation---everything EXCEPT my /home partition. Soup to nuts, what's my process? I am running the final release of Crunchbang, a Debian-based distro. [more inside]
What kind of power supply (and cooling system) should I get for a tower with an 8-core processor? [more inside]
RAID 1 Partition Filter: Physical capacity increased. How do we increase the partition size to match on a production machine? Details within. [more inside]
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]
I have a Toshiba laptop that seems to no longer like booting various linux os's. Ideas for how to fix it? [more inside]
My Linux machine has no monitor, which is fine, except I forgot to install SSHD. Help! [more inside]
As a moderately experienced Ubuntu user, what should I know before giving Debian a try? [more inside]
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]
I have Ubuntu installed in a chroot. [How] can I boot into it? [more inside]
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]
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?
How can I play audio from one computer through another computer's sound card? [more inside]
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]
AVR Programming Hell: I've built my own Atmel programmer for my ATmega32 and it doesn't work a lick. [more inside]
Why is my (debian/linux) computer so sluggish? [more inside]
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]
Debian won't find my hard drive! Please help! I have details so there's [more inside]
My Debian package database is a mess! How can I reset its state? [more inside]
I know about MythTV and Freevo. My question to the hive mind is [more inside]
Debian's giving me grief when I go to install php5. Is apt-get dist-upgrade still scary and broken? [more inside]
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.
Lords of Linux! Demigods of Debian! I beseech thee. I inadvertently apt-get installed etherconf, and it nuked my ethernet interface! [more inside]
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.
Linux / XFree86 question: Where is the actual resolution that X selects by default defined? [more inside] [more inside]