General :: Delete A Distro Off The Front End Of The Drive?

Jun 15, 2010

Just an enquiry is it possible to delete a distro off the front end of the drive, as I have 2 in no. and repartition the the whole drive with gparted and just leaving 1 distro on it.

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General :: Delete The Partition Of The Distro That Installed GRUB

Sep 29, 2009

I have two distros and windows installed. I only want one distro (I have decided on Ubuntu) and windows. But, the other distro, the one that I want to eradicate is the last one installed and it is its GRUB in the MBR.

I know what happens from experience if I just delete that partition with a liveCD - GRUB won't boot anything on reboot.

What do I need to do from within Ubuntu or the other Linux before deleting the partition of the second distro so that I have a working GRUB when I reboot ?

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General :: Fatal Server Error: No Screens Found Running Distro From Usb Drive?

Apr 3, 2010

I'm trying to run backtrack from a usb drive on my netbook. Upon loading it, i get "Fatal server error: no screens found".

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General :: Need To Delete Old Files To Make Room On Drive

May 7, 2010

I have a Dell Netbook which came with Ubuntu Linux 8.3 (I think) in 2008. The drive is a SSD 3gb unit and the drive was nearly full when I received it. There was only 758mb free on the drive and I wondered why they would sell a computer with so little free space on it. When the updates was installed the drive was full. Is there a way to retrieve some space on the drive without deleting programs which came with the computer? I have tried ordering a new drive online without getting one, including Dell itself. In Windows you can delete old files which will free up some space and is wondering if the same thing is possible under Linux?

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General :: Hard Drive Full - What To Delete For Clearing Up Space

Nov 13, 2010

Found what takes space but not sure what to delete here is the output of df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 9.2G 157M 8.6G 2% /
/dev/sda5 9.4G 9.4G 20K 100% /usr
/dev/sda6 213G 213G 20K 100% /var
none 1.0G 12K 1.0G 1% /tmp
tmpfs 2.0G 0 2.0G 0% /usr/local/psa/handlers/before-local
How to identify what to delete to clear up space?

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General :: Distro - Nominate A Disastrous Distro From Past Or Present

Jan 9, 2010

nominate a disastrous distro from past or present that was simply AWFUL and what exactly was so bad about it?

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General :: Format Another Drive To "accept" Delete/erase Windows?

Feb 2, 2011

How do I format another drive to "accept" Linux and delete/erase Windows?

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General :: Use Startx To Get Into Front Desktop?

Aug 2, 2010

I use startx to get into my front desktop.

What command should I use to restart my desktop?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Partition The Drive For Another Distro?

Jul 14, 2011

I have mint installed on my 80gb drive and want to install another distro alongside it! So far none of the distros I have tried have been able to do this themselves.How can I partition the drive for another distro? I have gparted installed and on cd.Please walk me thru the steps,

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General :: Bring To Front A Process Started With &?

Feb 19, 2010

Consider I am logged on a machine via SSH.I execute a process having "&" at the end from a shell - I run the process in background.Then I log off from the machine.I am just wondering if it is possible to bring that process to front after I log onto the machine again?I would like to check the output of my running process.Or is there any different approach to have a process running in background and to be able to view its output (i.e. printf)

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General :: Build Front End Using Visual Basics?

Jun 12, 2011

I want to built front end for my database project by using visual basics.

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General :: TWM - Bring Xterm To Front On Clicking Anywhere In Window

Jan 12, 2011

What should I put in my .twmrc, so that an xterm window is brought to front (raised) when I click anywhere in the window. Currently, I have to click on the title bar to bring it to front. Presently, I don't have any .twmrc in my Home folder.

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General :: JavaScript Desktop Application With HTML Based UI Front-end?

May 20, 2010

I have created which uses Gnome Seed which is in the Ubuntu repositories (although the newest version needs to checked out from Git to allow it to work) and SeedKit which unfortunately isn't in synaptic but needs to be downloaded. The links to get the source for both projects are as follows:


The proof of concept is a JavaScript/HTML based frontend of Gnome's Log Viewer. It doesn't replicate 100% of Log Viewers functionality but it produces the basics of it which is to display the contents of Linux log files. The tutorial and link to download the source files are as follows:


For more information about SeedKit and HTML based User Interfaces are in my blog, link for that post is as follows:


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General :: Graphical Front End For Xrandr That Saves Settings On Reboot?

Nov 2, 2009

Is there a graphical front end for xrandr that also allows you to save your setup so that it automatically sets up the X configuration at boot time thereby simplifying this process. For example, at the moment if i want to use an external monitor on my laptop i have to manually set it up after booting as it defaults to the laptop resolution which is not a big deal but would still be nice to have this happen automatically. I tried putting a script into rc.local to do this but didnt work.I have tried programs such as lxrandr, grandr, arandr which are all good but dont allow you to save your choices so that they are automatically applied at the next boot of the X system.

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Fedora :: Can't Delete Certain Files From A Mac Drive?

Jan 27, 2010

I am using FC11 and have an external USB drive attached which was originally formatted and used with OS X. I'm pretty sure it's an HFS+ filesystem, but fdisk-l simply reports "unknown". I moved a ton of files to it from an older OS X drive, including a bunch of backups that were done with Time Machine in OS X.

Now I've moved them all back to where I want them (onto an EXT2 formatted drive) and I'm trying to clear those Time Machine files off the HFS+. The drive will ultimately be used with a Mac, so I don't want to wipe the whole disk (aside from the fact I have a ton of other stuff on there that I don't want to move).

The problem is that I cannot get FC11 to delete the Time Machine files. When I try to delete the top level folder ('rm -rf topfolder'), the command looks like it's running (and goes load crazy on the CPU), but I left it running all night, then cancelled it this morning, no files were deleted. It just sits there. When I try to delete folders a little lower in the tree using 'rm -rf myfolder' I get an error telling me the folder is not empty. When I go down to the lowest level folder, I can only find DS_Store and .localized files in it. The properties are rather odd... output of ls -als is this:


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General :: Best LXDE Based Distro/distro That Supports LXDE?

Dec 15, 2010

Lubuntu is nice - but it seems the LXDE version is not as up to date as Fedora LXDE Spin or even Debian squeeze with LXDE installed. I do like Chromium on Lubuntu though... its faster and a nice touch. I am looking for a lightweight 64-bit distribution for my main laptop (it is by no means "old" or "low spec" but I like that Lubuntu starts up in like 2 secs).

LXDE version seems not to be recent (esp in 10.04 version which seems to work more stably for me - with Nvidia drivers etc)64 bit install is currently a pain - requires first install of minimal CD or alternate CD both of which required wired Ethernet, then install of lubuntu from PPA. Native 64-bit support would be nice. Linux Mint LXDE, for example, is also only 32-bit.

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Flash Drive Won't Delete

Jun 23, 2011

When i open dolphin and go to my flash drive, the files wont delete. When i delete them it keeps coming back. I already checked permissions as well.

I had it in during installation but didn't install it to there. Is that the issue?
If so how will I delete the folders?

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Delete Trash From Mounted Drive?

Aug 24, 2010

I have deleted alot from it (moved to trash) but I have not reclaimed the space that the items can i delete the trash / recycled items off the drive

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Ubuntu :: Cannot Delete Files From Flash Drive Without Reformatting

Nov 7, 2010

When I try to delete files form my flash drive, the file picture goes away, but the actual data does not. Lets say I put a 900mb file on my 4gb flash drive, then I delete it. It will still ll me that only 3100MB are left in free space. If I try to add more than that it tells me the drive is full. I keep reformatting and reformatting into all different types on file systems but nothing works.

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Ubuntu :: Delete The Smart Self-test Logs Of A Drive Using Smartmontools?

Jan 13, 2010

I was wondering if it was possible to delete the smart self-test logs of a drive using smartmontools.

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Ubuntu :: File Wont Delete On Separate Hard Drive?

Feb 15, 2010

I have a file on a separate hard drive and it wont allow me to delete I navigate to it in the terminal so I can remove directory there? I plug my usb lead in and go /hoome/boo/Iomega_HDD (name of the hard drive)but I cant get there,it doesnt show up as a directory.

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Ubuntu :: Delete The Windows Partition Without Formatting The Whole Hard Drive

Sep 27, 2010

I didn't know how to Make a cd image out of the Ubuntu iso so I made a seperate partition in my drive.Now I'm wondering how to delete the windows partition without formatting the whole hard to create a bootable cd image

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Ubuntu :: Is It Safe To Delete Trash-1000 Folder On FAT Pen Drive?

Mar 12, 2011

I formatted an old pen drive and noticed that when I deleted files, the free space was not going down. Then I hit Ctrl+h and saw a folder named .Trash-1000. Is this only needed if someone if using Windows or can it be safely deleted?

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Ubuntu :: Accidently Delete Files In Windows System Drive?

Sep 1, 2011

I have dual boot ubuntu 10.10 and Windows XP and Accidently, Some files in XP system drive files got deleted and now canot boot into Win XP,These are the files left and nothing happend to folder....



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Hardware :: Won't Accept CTRL-ALT-Delete With The Installation Disk In The Drive Either

Dec 24, 2010

I just bought an Asus P50IJ-X3 NoteBook which came with Win7 pre-installed. On booting it up, it is taking me through a Win7 setup routine and won't let me get to the BIOS so that I can run my Ubuntu installation disk. It won't accept CTRL-ALT-Delete with the installation disk in the drive either.

Is there any way to get to the BIOS so that I can change the boot order and install Ubuntu WITHOUT setting up WIN7? At this point, I havn't done anything with the machine so aside from return shipping and the re-stocking fee, I should be able to return it. I'm afraid that if I go through the whole setup routine and write stuff to the disk, the vendor (Newegg) may not be willing to take it back.

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Hardware :: Why Does Gparted Give The Option To Delete Drive Space

Feb 12, 2011

I get this option if I right click on /dev/sda1. And why is there a triangle icon with an exclamation mark next to it.

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Unable To Delete Files From Kingston 'ur Drive' 4gb Usb Stick

Apr 5, 2011

i have a 4gb kingston 'ur drive' usb stick but i am unable to delete files from it. i have another usb stick a PNY 8gb stick whick works ok, but not the 4gb.

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Server :: RHEL Auto Delete Files With Full Hard Drive

Jul 13, 2010

I experienced a full hard drive yesterday due to a massive error_log. We took care of the errors, but later found out we were missing files, including a MySQL database table. Having a shopping cart and ecommerce stuff on the site, we found that some of those files were missing, too.Does RHEL 5 have some sort of feature for automatically deleting files when the partition is full? If it does, I want to turn it off.

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Networking :: Why Doesn't Distro 9.0 Setup Work For 13.1 Distro?

Sep 6, 2010

I have a linux box set up as a multi-purpose server for my home with three Windows client PC's. The linux box is based on a slightly modified Slackware 9.0 distribution using Linux 2.4.20 and an unfortinately old, slow AMD processor with a miserable 512Kb RAM. The linux box serves the CIFS file system to the Windows boxes, runs the SQUID HTTP proxy, the Apache web server, a print server, does masquerading, mail serving and a very effective firewall using iptables.

This system, although slow, has run perfectly for several years.Let me say that again - This system works perfectly.I had decided that now is the time to upgrade the hardware, so I bought a Gigabyte LGA775 motherboard which has two 1Gb network interfaces on it, an ASUS 256Mb PCI-E display card, 2Gb of DDR3 RAM, an Intel Core2-Quad processor and a bunch of 500Gb SATA drives to set up a RAID5 array (but I intend that the system boot off one of several 40Gb PATA drives I have).I set up the processor, motherboard, display card, RAM, a SATA DVD Drive and a 40Gb PATA hard disk in a "breadboard" layout and installed distro 13.1, being careful to set up the static IP for the local network, dhcpcd to get an IP address from the cable modem (my internet connection) and to enable ip_forward in the network configuration.

Then I installed a script invoked by /etc/rc.d/rc.local which installed all the SAME iptables rules as my old Linux box. There was one minor glitch when I had to change 8 occurrences of "-d ! $LOCAL_NET to" "! --destination $LOCAL_NET" but that was no problem. I also set up /etc/resolv.conf, /etc/hosts , the BIND server files etc. etc. exactly as in the old box.

I am able to ping (this is at the heart of Australia's internet hub network - if it's down the whole bloody thing is down) and have the system find the correct IP from the designated nameservers and contact that server with a return trip time of 35ms. I am able to run a telnet session from one of the Windows boxes and edit files on the Linux server. So both network interfaces work and I've got them the right way around.I am able to run FTP on one of the Windows boxes and connect through to, although it seems to hang when I try a DIR (but then so does the old linux system).

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General :: Turn "Mic Front Input" Option On For Alsamixer From Cmd Line?

Feb 27, 2011

turn "Mic Front Input" option on for alsamixer from cmd line?

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