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GRUB error 2

Ubuntu 6.06 is installed on Dell Dimension with 2 HDs : Win XP/SP2 on primary & Ubuntu 6.06 on secondary drive. Frequently during bootup err msg "GRUB error 2, plz wait" appears. Only recovery is to re-install Ubuntu. A bug report has been filed but no action taken.

(1) how do i learn what various GRUB errs mean ?
(2) how do i uninstall 6.06 so that Win XP is only OS running ?

Newbie Bob

How To Compile A Kernel - Debian Etch

Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel on a Debian Etch system. It describes how to build a custom kernel using the latest unmodified kernel sources from kernel.org (vanilla kernel) so that you are independent from the kernels supplied by your distribution. It also shows how to patch the kernel sources if you need features that are not in there. http://www.howtoforge.com/kernel_compilation_debian_etch

SMPlayer - Nice Frontend for MPlayer

SMPlayer intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer, from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more.

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Xubuntu 7.04(Feisty Fawn) Screenshots Tour

Xubuntu is a complete GNU/Linux based operating system with an Ubuntu base. It is lighter on system requirements and tends to be more efficient than Ubuntu with GNOME or KDE, since it uses the Xfce Desktop environment, which makes it ideal for old or low-end machines, thin-client networks, or for those who would like to get more performance out of their hardware.

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Installing And Working With eyeOS Under Debian 4.0

This tutorial shows how you can install eyeOS on a standard Linux system. EyeOS is a kind of operating system which works online, i.e. it manages files on the server and enables the user to upload, download and edit files.


no network after upgrade to feisty

Has the the boot process in Feisty been changed? I did a KUBUNTU upgrade to Feisty, and now after booting my computer does not get a network connection  from my router. If I then  do sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart, I get a network connection. Never had this problem in 5.05, 6.06 and 6.10.  System settings > system services says runlevel 2 : networking Start at boot: Yes

Ubuntu 7 problem

Hi guys , as you can see i am very new in this forum and also very new in linux so i have some questions regarding the installation of Ubuntu 7. I insert the installation cd into the drive and boot from it in order to install ubuntu. When it loads the installation i get 20 -30 lines of errors most of them are the same but i will give them to you now :

  1.  Unable to read fragment cache block [26a10aa4]
  2.  Unable to read page, block 26a10aa4, size 4bc1
  3. sb_bread failed reading  block 0x9a855
  4. Buffer  I/O  error  on device  sr0 ,  logical block
  5. ...
  6.  ...

 and then i get this :

  • BusyBox v1.1.3(Debian 1:1.1.3-3ubuntu3) Bult-in shell (ash)
  • Enter 'help'  for list  of built in commands .
  • /bin/sh :can't access  tty; job control turned off
  • (initramfs) ''blinking cursor''

nvidia installation problem

i am using the ubuntu ultimate 1.3 my system is amd athlon 64 3000+  1.8GHz 512 mb ram asus a8n vm mother board i want to install the nvidia driver for my on board nvidia geforce 6100whaen i tried to install it (using sh command in terminal)an error message is comming as nvidia insaller must run as rootwhat should i do pls help me

Introducing Remo - An Easy Way to Secure an Insecure Online Application with ModSecurity

Say you have a nasty application on your Apache webserver that has been installed by some people from the marketing department and you can neither remove nor patch it. Maybe it is a time problem, a lack of know-how, a lack of source-code, or possibly even political reasons. Consequently you need to protect it without touching it. There is ModSecurity, but they say this is only for experts. A straightforward alternative is Remo, a graphical rule editor for ModSecurity that comes with a whitelist approach. It has all you need to lock down the application. http://www.howtoforge.com/remo_modsecurity_apache

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Debian Etch)

This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I will also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses. http://www.howtoforge.com/virtual_users_and_domains_with_postfix_debian_etch

How To Block Spam Before It Enters The Server (Postfix)

The last few weeks have seen a dramatic increase in spam (once again). Estimates say that spam makes now up for 80 - 90% of all emails, and many mail servers have difficulties in managing the additional load caused by the latest spam, and spam filters such as SpamAssassin do not recognize large parts of that spam as they did before. Fortunately, we can block a big amount of that spam at the MTA level, for example by using blacklists, running tests on the sender and recipient domains, etc. An additional benefit of doing this is that it lowers the load on the mail servers because the (resource-hungry) spamfilters have to look at less emails. http://www.howtoforge.com/block_spam_at_mta_level_postfix

The Perfect Xen 3.1.0 Setup For Debian Etch (i386)

This tutorial describes how to install Xen 3.1.0 on a Debian Etch system (i386). Xen lets you create guest operating systems (*nix operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD), so called virtual machines or domUs, under a host operating system (dom0). Using Xen you can separate your applications into different virtual machines that are totally independent from each other (e.g. a virtual machine for a mail server, a virtual machine for a high-traffic web site, another virtual machine that serves your customers' web sites, a virtual machine for DNS, etc.), but still use the same hardware. http://www.howtoforge.com/debian_etch_xen_3.1

Azureus - A Nice Java BitTorrent Client

Azureus implements the BitTorrent protocol using java language and comes bundled with many invaluable features for both beginners and advanced users.Azureus offers multiple torrent downloads, queuing/priority systems (on torrents and files), start/stop seeding options and instant access to numerous pieces of information about your torrents. Azureus now features an embedded tracker easily set up and ready to use.

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Web,Streaming,ftp or mail server Logs analyzer Using Awstats

AWStats is a free powerful and featureful tool that generates advanced web, streaming, ftp or mail server statistics,graphically. This log analyzer works as a CGI or from command line and shows you all possible information your log contains, in few graphical web pages. It uses a partial information file to be able to process large log files, often and quickly. It can analyze log files from all major server tools like Apache log files (NCSA
combined/XLF/ELF log format or common/CLF log format), WebStar, IIS (W3C log format) and a lot of other web, proxy,wap, streaming servers,mail servers and some ftp servers.

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Login loses first character

I have a new install of Kubuntu and a minor problem with the login screen. My user name is displayed by default when the screen appears. The cursor is blinking in the password field. When I begin to type the first character is not recorded. In order for the login to work I have to first type a space or type the first character twice. Is this unusual? I have been using various Linux distros since Red Hat 8 and this is the first time I have encountered this sort of problem. I hope this is not a "feature" because it is annoying.