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Back Up Linux And Windows Systems With BackupPC

This tutorial shows how you can back up Linux and Windows systems with BackupPC. BackupPC acts as a server and is installed on a Linux system, and from there it can connect to all Linux and Windows systems in your local network to back them up and restore them without interfering with the user's work on that system. On the clients minimal to no configuration is needed. BackupPC supports full and incremental backups, and it comes with a neat web frontend for the administrator and normal user so that backups and recoveries can be managed through a web browser. It should be noted, however, that BackupPC does file-based backups, not bit-wise backups like Ghost4Linux, for example, so it is not made for disk/partition imaging. http://www.howtoforge.com/linux_backuppc

GRUB error

On bootup I get the following message: "GRUB Loading stage1.5.  GRUB Loading, please wait...  Error 21"  (So, what now?)

Troubles to find my partitioned disk

Hi, I'm very excited since last night I said good bye Windows, good bye Microsoft, and hello Linux!!. I installed ubuntu, and it has worked perfectly!! Well, I should said it had worked perfectly.After a while of usage, I decided to make a partition of my hard drive using Gparted, in order to put in that disk all my documents, and files, and in the root partition, all the system files. I made the partition 15 GB to system and 25 to my stuff (Q: is that enough for system files and software?)It took me a while, but I could do it. Proud of myself!!. However, I don't know how to take my files  and put them in the new partition. First of all, I dont have this tool that its supposed that I should have: System -> Administration -> Disks. (How do I make it appear??)When I do in the terminal: sudo fdisk -lI getDisk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40007761920 bytes255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4864 cylindersUnits = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Setting Up A News-Voting Website With Pligg

This article shows how to set up your own news-voting website with Pligg. Pligg is a content-management system published under the Affero General Public License, and it is written in PHP and uses a MySQL database for storing its data. With a little work you can create your own community and let users vote news to the front page. http://www.howtoforge.com/news_voting_with_pligg

Nvidia dirver woes

Hallo.I have been using linux for a few years now, but haven't taken on ubunu yet.  I installed 6.06 without a problem, on a rather oldish pc. (Graphics card Geforce 4)  Then I wanted to install the nvidia driver.  I just jumped in by compiling the official nvidia drivers, from there website (only to later read that this is not the "recomended" method of installing drivers.)I had some problems: the GLX and nvidia driver (module) did not want to load, and X only started up with the "nv" driver.  I did some reading, and saw that I had to remove the linux-restricted-common package.  I did so, along with the nvidia-kernel package. (I never had nvidia-glx on my system.)I tried to reinstall the nvidia package, and saw that GLX still did not want to load.  I looked at xorg's log a little more closely, and saw that glx wanted to load GLCore.  Which seems a little strange, as the nvidia README clearly says that I should remove any references to GLCore, in the xorg.conf file.  I uninstalled the nvidia driver, looked for any (remaining) glx.so and moved the only one that I could find.  Perhaps X was stil using an old GLX library.

ubuntu is the freedom for FREE

ubuntu's networking is made easy virtually every thing is Automated.or any time you can swich your network from DHCP to static IP depending to the types of network avilable at work place or home.Updates are great ther's a little icon at the pannel notifys of updates and list of avilable applications updates it self when the add remove option selected by user.Ubuntu platform is capable of emulating the other operating systems and switching the OS dosn't requier rebooting.hardware installation was a pice of cake no drivers required to be downloded or installed all are in ubuntu even cameras and scanners and printers and PCI and external devices all use ubuntu's drivers and function great.Get raid of your unregisterd windows and run ubuntu free of worries.hey after all is the first thing came to my door for free why support the capitalists dump their costly tools and get UBUNU. this is the end for Bill Gates. work, surf, entertain, syncronize with your mobile devices, communicate voip video text, only thing it can't do is cooking and cleaning.go ubuntu today!!!!:)  

X Server problem during Install

Hey Guys, I'm attempting to install Ubuntu 6.10 as I'm writing this. Machine:  AMD Athlon X2 3800+, ATI Radeon X800XL 256 GDDR3 PCI-e, 20.1inch wide LG LCD (I'm using the analog conection to my monitor).  Installing on a new HD. Installing Ubuntu 6.10 Desktop Amd64, from a Live CD.  It boots, gives me the install menu, i Choose "start or install ubuntu," or "install in safe graphics mode" (i tried both) After loading for a little bit, it gives me the following blue screen: "Failed to start the X server (your graphical interface).  It is likely that it is not set up correctly.  Would you like to view the X server output to diagnose the problem?" I choose yes, it reads among other things: (==) using conig file: "/etc/x11/xorg/conf" (EE) no devices detected. Fatal server error: no screens found. I press ok, it asks me to view the detailed report.  That reads:

Modify Your Partitions With GParted Without Losing Data

This article shows how you can modify the partitioning of your Linux system with GParted (Gnome Partition Editor) without losing data. This includes resizing partitions (enlarging and shrinking), moving partitions on the hard drive, creating and deleting partitions, and even modifying filesystem types. GParted is a free partition editor available as a desktop program and also as a Live-CD. It supports the following filesystems: ext2, ext3, fat16, fat32, hfs, hfs+, jfs, linux-swap, reiserfs, reiser4, ufs, xfs, and even ntfs (Windows). http://www.howtoforge.com/partitioning_with_gparted


ubuntu-6.10-desktop-i386 how do i too my 80gig hard drive.i see card reader drives but not my c drive. plz help i love this OS its the bomb !!! using the cd live not install on to hard drive. if that helps. it run great other wize.

i686 or AMD64 ??

Hi :)
Wondering of what is the best solution for my hardware setup, that is:
asus m2n-mx motherboard
amd64 3500+ CPU
1024 RAM (geil) dual 512
onboard vga (geforce 6150)

And then, what is the best to run with
i686 of AMD64 ??

Thnks vey much for contibutions

Create and Manage Virtual Machines Using VirtualBox in Ubuntu

VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.

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Backup and Restore Linux Partitions Using Partimage

Partition Image is a Linux/UNIX utility which saves partitions in many formats (see below) to an image file. The image file can be compressed in the GZIP/BZIP2 formats to save disk space, and split into multiple files to be copied on removable floppies (ZIP for example), … Partitions can be saved across the network since version 0.6.0.When using Partimage, the partitions must be unmounted. Full Story


Hi every body it is great to see a big helper like UBUNTU is out there for the pc users in all the world. It is free and shipped right to the front door. I installed my free version and I got more than what I wished for networking is easy and it setup by it self and even connected me to my ISP and don't forget about the great load of free applications and updates. This OS is so smart that I am relaxing since I switched from windows to UBUNTU and no more system crashes nor viruses nor spyware. thanks to the commumity wich has done such a great production to improove our way of working and communicating together. for the folks that they want to install ubuntu on an older pc ( and they cannot boot from their CD ROM Drive) visit the link below there is a great boot disk wich alows you to do so. http://en.opensuse.org/Install_on_PC_that_can't_boot_from_CD have fun with UBUNTU Bahram Khodapanahandeh

Using XenExpress To Virtualize Your Server

This guide covers the installation of XenExpress and the creation of virtual machines with the XenServer Administrator Console. XenExpress is the free virtualization platform from XenSource, the company behind the well known Xen virtualization engine. XenExpress makes it easy to create, run and manage Xen virtual machines with the XenServer Administrator Console. XenExpress can run up to 4 virtual machines at the same time with a max. total amount of 4GB RAM. The XenExpress installation CD contains a full Linux distribution which is customized to run XenExpress. http://www.howtoforge.com/virtualization_with_xenexpress

Installing The Native Linux Flash Player 9 On Ubuntu

This article describes how to install the new native Linux Flash Player 9 from Adobe on an Ubuntu Edgy Eft desktop so that it can be used within Firefox. The procedure works for other Ubuntu versions and Debian as well. http://www.howtoforge.com/native_linux_flash_player9_in_ubuntu