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windows upgrade with a linux partition

My computer is dual booting Windows Vista and Ubuntu. I have gotten a Windows 7 upgrade disc and want to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7. Will the upgrade have any effect on the Linux side of the partition or will it just change the Windows side of the partition from Vista to 7 leaving Ubuntu unscathed? What happens with GRUB?
posted by moorooka on Jun 23, 2011 - 7 answers

Linux sysadmin -> DevOps

CareerFilter: Early thirties, 10+ years of Linux admin experience, how do I break into something different? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me perform forensics on a Linux botnet member.

Please share your resources and tips for analyzing a compromised Linux system for information about the attack. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on May 25, 2011 - 20 answers

Laptop goes black after BIOS. Was working minutes ago. What happened?

Was fiddling with the eject settings on my laptop (didn't solve my problem, cd is still stuck in the drive no matter what i do), when I decided to reboot out of ubuntu and disable the drive altogether in the BIOS. Now almost as soon as the BIOS appear, everything goes black, though the computer is still clearly on. Help! [more inside]
posted by parkbench on May 18, 2011 - 4 answers

How can I build a cloud based file server for Adobe's InCopy?

How can I build a cloud based file server for Adobe's InCopy? [more inside]
posted by ezekieldas on May 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Can I use an old laptop without a harddisk as a seedbox?

I was using an old laptop as a low wattage seedbox at home and the internal HD just died. I was wondering if I could get it running without having to replace the drive, using a linux live disk, or something of the kind. [more inside]
posted by Siberian Mist on May 12, 2011 - 5 answers

How to get my Dell Ubuntu server to boot from a different drive?

I have an Ubuntu server. It's a Dell PowerEdge with a PERC 6 RAID controller. I'm trying to get it to boot to a different drive, and grub doesn't seem to be cooperating - it appears to attempt to boot to the correct volume and partition and then bonks out when mounting /proc - what gives? [more inside]
posted by migurski on Apr 28, 2011 - 21 answers

Doesn't seem all that jaunty to me.

I'm trying to copy some windows files to an external USB drive so I can wipe the disk. I am doing this under Ubuntu Jaunty because it won't stay up in XP due to malware (not even long enough to scan the drive, but I'm don't need to repair the system. I just want to get some files off it.) [more inside]
posted by Obscure Reference on Apr 23, 2011 - 13 answers

Help Ubuntu blindness!

How do I get Ubuntu Linux to recognize my plugin USB DVD/RW drive? [more inside]
posted by ackptui on Apr 23, 2011 - 4 answers

What do I do with an incredibly old laptop?

I have a Thinkpad 755c, dating from 1995 or so. Is there anything remotely useful/interesting I can do with it? [more inside]
posted by hoyland on Apr 22, 2011 - 13 answers

Linux flavor for old laptop

I have an old IBM Thinkpad T30-2366-21U 1.6 Ghz 256 Mb ram, came with Windows 2000 Pro SP4 which MS no longer supports. I wonder which Linux distro would be a good fit for this machine to get a little more useful life out of it. Thanks for your opinion.
posted by ackptui on Apr 15, 2011 - 11 answers

How to access other drive's contents on startup in Ubuntu?

How to access other drive's contents on startup in Ubuntu? [more inside]
posted by quaisi on Apr 10, 2011 - 13 answers

NVIDIA black screen in Ubuntu Linux -- software or hardware?

I have a Linux laptop with an nvidia graphics card that is giving me headaches. Help me figure out what the deal is! [more inside]
posted by circular on Apr 8, 2011 - 7 answers

Does installing a new Linux OS erase the hard drive?

Will installing a Linux Operating System onto an old Windows laptop fully erase the contents of the hard drive? [more inside]
posted by ElisaOS on Apr 8, 2011 - 17 answers

Suggestions for music server software with smart playlists and unified playcount

I have multiple Ubuntu PCs in multiple rooms, each connected to individual HiFis. I want to be able to listen to my 150GB music collection from any of the PCs. BUT, I want to have a unified record of playcount, so, from each PC, I can access a "Not Recently Played" smart playlist that has been updated from all PCs. I'd also like to sync this Not Recenlty Played playlist with my Android phone. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by prupert on Apr 4, 2011 - 9 answers

Ubuntu on netbooks

Asking for a friend: "Netbook-ubuntu-linux-dual boot-newbie question: recently purchased a Toshiba NB310 netbook. Please recommend me a version of ubuntu to install." [more inside]
posted by oracle bone on Mar 31, 2011 - 13 answers

Help me resuscitate an ageing G4 Power Macintosh with a linux distribution

Can I rehabilitate an elderly Power Mac G4 for study? [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Mar 27, 2011 - 12 answers

Need terminal syntax for scheduling a unix program

Need help scheduling a unix task under Mac OS. Probably an easy question for those who understand such things. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Mar 23, 2011 - 16 answers

Best practices for reinstalling Home folder when upgrading to latest Linux (Ubuntu 10.10)?

Linux filter: I'm backing up my Home folder and preparing to upgrade to the latest Ubuntu flavor, 10.10. Presently running 10.04. I want to keep my settings for apps and reinstall my extra PPAs. Do I simply copy my old Home folder back in or do I have to do something special so I don't destroy the new install? [more inside]
posted by artof.mulata on Mar 11, 2011 - 13 answers

non-interactive full disk encryption

I'm tasked with attempting to build a secure virtual appliance. Problem is, I'm trying to stop people from gaining root access to the appliance via single user mode. This leads to a need for disk encryption, any ideas on how to create encrypted disk that wouldn't require someone to put in a password (plug in usb, interact with the boot process) to boot and still be relatively secure?
posted by snuffaluffagus on Mar 9, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me find a sub $700 ubuntu friendly laptop

Ubuntu-filter: Sub $700 laptop works with Ubuntu 10.x out of the box [more inside]
posted by rampy on Mar 7, 2011 - 10 answers

Moving against the technology tide

Migration from Linux to Windows. What do I need to know in order to make this bumpy transition smoother? [more inside]
posted by jaymzjulian on Feb 13, 2011 - 17 answers

What hourly rate for a 10+ year UNIX (Linux) admin in Bay Area?

What hourly rate for a 10+ year UNIX (Linux) admin in Bay Area? This is for maybe 2-3 visits a month, each 3-4 hours in duration. [more inside]
posted by uhom on Feb 9, 2011 - 6 answers

I need book learning for Ubuntu LTSP

I have searched the web, the AskMe mind, and asked a couple of local LTSP experts about a good, printed resource that will take me step by step through setting up an Ubuntu server and eight to ten clients. I know where to find most if not all the install info online, which is where most experts have pointed me, but my mind works better if can can see it in a book. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by beelzbubba on Feb 3, 2011 - 3 answers

Tunes in The Cloud

How can I listen to my music, anywhere? [more inside]
posted by bkudria on Feb 2, 2011 - 12 answers

Daisy... Daisy...

Need help recovering data on a dying Macbook from Ubuntu [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Feb 1, 2011 - 9 answers

Bizarre Apache/PHP issue.

I have a really weird Apache/PHP problem. Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server, fairly typical webhosting setup. One of our sites returns 404s randomly through the day, typically late at night, but sometimes in the morning. It'll do this for an hour or two and then start working all on it's own. The other sites are fine. [more inside]
posted by signalnine on Jan 29, 2011 - 9 answers

Laptop recommendation request n+1

Looking for a laptop that will run Linux & Windows 7 without driver hassles. Budget ~$1k and under. Used would be ok. Must be able to install an SSD drive in it. Not a heavy gamer, but if it could run minecraft passably that would be a big bonus. Additional conditions and... [more inside]
posted by de void on Jan 27, 2011 - 10 answers

How can I put .m4v video files onto my ipod without using iTunes?

How can I put .m4v video files onto my ipod without using iTunes? [more inside]
posted by sarastro on Jan 23, 2011 - 3 answers

I am Linux in a Microsoft world.

I am an Ubuntu newbie in a mixed environment. I need to print from Ubuntu 10.10 to a Dell 1700 printer attached to an XP Pro PC. I've read reams of tips, tricks, forums, Google searches & past AskMes. I consider myself of above average user intelligence. Am I educated stupid? [more inside]
posted by beelzbubba on Jan 21, 2011 - 8 answers

lubuntu? xubuntu? opensuse? aargh

Linuxfilter: I need to run a linux distro -- any one -- via vmware player on an ancient laptop running XP. Please recommend! [more inside]
posted by swimmingly on Jan 6, 2011 - 13 answers

Mluvíte česky?

How do I print Eastern European characters via card printer on a non-Windows server? [more inside]
posted by jillithd on Jan 5, 2011 - 9 answers

Ubuntu Users' Groups in NYC?

I have been looking for an Ubuntu users group in New York, N.Y. Does anyone know of such a thing? That is - a group of users (with a few enlightened and charismatic geeks among them), for mutual support, learning, and troubleshooting. (I'm not talking about learning Linux, now - just making the best of Ubuntu!) Ubuntu is a beautiful thing, and when it 'just works', it just works. But often it...well, doesn't, and you have to find a workaround. The online Ubuntu community is great, but it would be nice to tear my hair out (and exult in my occasional success) among flesh-and-blood people.
posted by ferkit on Jan 3, 2011 - 9 answers

eReader that is friends with Linux

I want is an eBook reader that will allow me to get books from my county's library system (via Overdrive), download them to my Linux machine, and send them over to said eBook reader. [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Dec 27, 2010 - 5 answers

How to use GRUB to install a second OS on an existing second partition?

Have an existing install of REDHAT on a first partition, I have created a second partition and am trying to use GRUB to install a second OS (happens to be another version of redhat). Please help, or ask for more details if needed. From the GRUB command line how do I make it install on a selected partition.
posted by samuel1613 on Dec 17, 2010 - 7 answers

Will I be punished for my inability to choose?

Linux Question: KDE, Gnome, keeping things seperate, the future etc. (Ubuntu/Fedora). [more inside]
posted by rosswald on Dec 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Deep end is deep

Help me install numpy (the python numerical computing module) on an Amazon EC2 instance! [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Dec 15, 2010 - 9 answers

What are some of the best sites on the web you can recommend to help me learn Linux so I can finally ditch Windows?

Linux Filter: What are some of the best sites on the web you can recommend to help me learn Linux? [more inside]
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere on Dec 15, 2010 - 27 answers

Ubuntu > Hotel router

Hotel WiFi - Why is Ubuntu getting much better bandwidth than Windows? [more inside]
posted by Esefa on Dec 5, 2010 - 30 answers

How to reduce gnome-terminal chrome?

How do you change the appearance of the in-window chrome on gnome-terminal? Specifically, when you have multiple tabs open, there are a few extra pixels around the edge that I'd like to do away with. Is this thing configurable? Is there a different xterm app I could use on Easy Peasy 1.6 (based on Ubuntu Lucid) that has less chrome but still offers tabs? [more inside]
posted by Mars Saxman on Dec 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Linux troubleshooting

Linux i/o bottleneck troubleshooting issue: [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Dec 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Help my find a Smartphone for my Linux addicted dad?

Can you help me find a smartphone to give my dad for Christmas? All his colleagues seem to have gotten iPhones. He is somewhat of a Linux geek tough, so I'm thinking a phone more in that spirit. [more inside]
posted by CelebrenIthil on Dec 2, 2010 - 17 answers

Dell Vostro 3700 nVidia graphics not working under linux

I just purchased a Dell Vostro 3700, and the nVidia card won't work under linux. [more inside]
posted by chundo on Dec 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me install Ubuntu Linux 10.04 on an old laptop that's long in the tooth but generally functional. Some challenges within.

Help me install Ubuntu Linux 10.04 on an old laptop that's long in the tooth but generally functional. Some challenges within. [more inside]
posted by intermod on Nov 28, 2010 - 14 answers

How to fix streaming video in Peppermint Linux, or next best thing?

Linux and streaming video- I'm on Peppermint One OS, and I can't get full screen streaming video without it getting all stutter-y and stupid. Help me out with a workaround or recommend another Linux OS. [more inside]
posted by yeloson on Nov 24, 2010 - 28 answers

Advice and encouragement, please, on jumping the rest of the way into Linux

Advice and encouragement, please, on jumping the rest of the way into Linux. Several specific issues inside, but the gist is that I got fed up with Windows and started dual-booting Ubuntu 10.10 on several machines. Now I think I'm ready to make Ubuntu my permanent all-the-time OS. What are considerations and best practices I should consider? What am I not thinking of? [more inside]
posted by Mngo on Nov 22, 2010 - 16 answers

Can iptables redirect traffic to localhost?

How can I make iptables redirect a tcp port to a server listening only to localhost (127.0.0.1)? [more inside]
posted by cowmix on Nov 21, 2010 - 8 answers

869/9500 = 1?

I'm seeing "No space left on device" errors on a Ubuntu (standard LAMP stack) Virtual Private Server, to which I have root access via SSH. df -i reports no shortage of iNodes, but df -h reports Size = 9.5G, Used = 869M, Avail = 0, Use% = 100%. I'm not so good at math, but those numbers don't seem to add up. I've found no reports of such errors with similar disk space reports on Google, and my usual avenues of online support have not been helpful.
posted by The Confessor on Nov 12, 2010 - 18 answers

Cheap Durable Refurbished Laptop of DOOM!

Looking for a cheap, durable, cheap, reliable, CHEAP laptop (prefer NOT netbook). Thinking Refurbished or Re-certified??? details inside. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Nov 9, 2010 - 18 answers

Stopping music from slipping through the cracks

I listen to a lot of music. I also just have a lot of music that I have laying around on my computer waiting to be listened to that never does. There's also a lot of music that I want to have that I never really get around to buying/downloading. How can I organize my listening to make sure all my music gets some love? [more inside]
posted by azarbayejani on Nov 4, 2010 - 22 answers

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