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  1. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: All New Users Read This First!

    First of all, a very big welcome to you from all of us at LinuxForums.org! :) We are very happy that you've decided to become a part of our...

    Started by techieMoe, 03-28-2006
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  1. [SOLVED] vi multiple file's

    cmd : vi file1 file2 file3 the above command creates three files ie.file{1,2,3} but once inside the vi after writing text in the first file how do...

    Started by vickey_20, 05-10-2009
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  2. shutdown -k +2 system going down

    Hey I tried the above command on my pc. It broadcasts the message passed , but I noticed one thing that during this time( 2min) normal users are not...

    Started by vickey_20, 05-10-2009
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  3. Help me with some unix commands

    Got another command need help with once I get the information that I want how can I assign a variable name I can use with it?

    Started by Goddard, 05-10-2009
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  4. How to add a third OS?

    OK I ask this question because a while back I tried to add a third boot option and it took over the mbr/grub or something. Right now I have my PC...

    Started by oxf, 05-08-2009
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  5. [SOLVED] simple count command

    I am trying to count how many files and folders in a directory using the ls command. How would I accomplish this? wc? what does the command look...

    Started by Goddard, 05-10-2009
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  6. Compiling help

    I'm sure this has been asked before, but I didn't see anything to the effect of what I was looking for with the search function. I am new to Linux,...

    Started by Steve_F, 05-01-2009
    • Replies: 7
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  7. what are the advantage of getting in to single user mode or its purpose

    What good does getting into single user mode do? And what's the basic purpose of it , i.e is it maintaining purpose???

    Started by vickey_20, 05-10-2009
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  8. File Recovery

    Hello, I want to ask a question about that file recovery situation. I am making a assigment on linux kernel. That is why i removed the original...

    Started by cyilmaz10, 05-10-2009
    • Replies: 1
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  9. ulimit - how do I use it?

    In configuring 'opensim' I came across an instruction that reads: ""Using Physical Prim with the OpenDynamicsEngine on *nix, it's recommended that...

    Started by tarak, 05-08-2009
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  10. How to use a live cd to recover deleted folders/files of linux ?

    Hi, I have deleted my system folders while I was under root (all folders there, /bin, /home, etc.). I have loaded a live cd (of ubuntu), and I am...

    Started by gemm, 05-09-2009
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  11. Shrink INITRD?

    I wanted smaller boofiles on my USB stick so I cleverly did the following: --copied INITRD.GZ to a workspace --ungzipped it --mounted the...

    Started by harryw, 05-07-2009
    • Replies: 3
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  12. Newbie Servers

    Well don't want to pay out for a Windows server..never really used one. But I figured if I could get a linux based one set up..it be all good. ...

    Started by MonthOLDpickle, 05-07-2009
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  13. Serious problem: destroying linux

    Hi, I think I have destroyed my whole linux system. I wanted to mount a USB stick, and used the command: mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbkey However,...

    Started by gemm, 05-07-2009
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  14. Acer Aspire 5735Z with Linpus Linux - how to start with?

    Hello Everyone, I am a brand new newbie in Linux world.... I have just received an Acer Aspire 5735 Z laptop, it has Linpus Linux as OS. I have...

    Started by fabyen, 05-08-2009
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  15. [SOLVED] Linux Server

    Hi All, I'm here to get some advice really, at the company i work for we have decided to host our own intranet site. At the moment i have it...

    Started by lukekelly, 04-27-2009
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  16. [SOLVED] Cannot 'su'

    Hi When i type 'su' in single user mode, I get sh-3.2#user root does not exist And when i try to change the passwd in single user mode by...

    Started by veerloh, 05-04-2009
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  17. How can I tell how qmail is setup?

    Ok, I am a complete newbie on linux but I'm trying to learn! I am using a vps with a provided cent os 5 HIAB "hardend" image. This also has lxadmin...

    Started by mrdzone, 05-08-2009
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  18. Question creating dual boot

    Hello to everyone. I am a Linux newbie. I am building a new puter with: Windows XP (in one partition) Linux F10-i686-live (in another partition)...

    Started by pickj, 04-30-2009
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  19. Bypass MKINITRD?

    Is there _any_ way to modify in initial ram disk without using MKINITRD? I'm trying to modify initial ram disks from a variety of distros for the...

    Started by harryw, 05-07-2009
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  20. Can not run xinetd or Telnet from a client

    I am new to Linux, so this might seem like a simple question to some of you. I set up a new RedHat Linux server. I have this on my home network...

    Started by ksapeta, 03-06-2008
    • Replies: 6
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    05-07-2009 Go to last post

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