My Windows machine crashed, and I am at the mercy of my Ubuntu live-CD to solve all of my problems. I am backing up my data as I write this post. I was wondering two things: 1.) Is there a way to scan my Windows partition for viruses through the Ubuntu live-CD? I don't care much about repairing the partition, I just want to know what happened.
2.) And a few non-linux question: If I back up an infected file to an external hard disk, is it possible to infect another computer by merely connecting the disk to it? Is it possible that multiple, or all of my files have been infected? Is there a way I can open files safely on another (Windows) machine without (or at least minimalizing) fear of crashing it?
I've been struggling with the problem of scanning an external drive that is used to store the backup from a Windows 7 machine. The Windows 7 machine was infected but the user continued to backup to the external drive. He has since formatted his machine and reinstalled Windows 7, but now he would like restore whatever he can from the backup on the external drive. I've been attempting to scan the external drive for viruses using ClamTK by connecting it to my laptop running Ubuntu 10.04, but it has not worked. There is supposed to be about 10 gigs of backed up data, but I haven't seen any. I don't know why it is not mounted.
I am having trouble sharing files between Ubu and Win boxes. We have seval boxes hooked up to the same router. XP and Vista boxes are part of the same workgroup (lets call it FOO). No domain. It is a simple home network. Each Win box has its own name. Win boxes can see each other (by clicking Network icon from control panel). Shared resources can be accessed by providing user name and password. Now I need to make Maverick box a part of the the same workgroup. All group members should be able to access Maverick's shared recourse by providing user name and password and vice versa.
I installed samba (is that what I need?), but couldn't get things working yet. Official docs aren't very clear. What is the server name and domain? Win boxes don't need any of that. I can just click network icon and go into any computer I want. What are the steps to setup Ubu box similarly? Samba docs say edit smb.conf file. I have 2 in my box :
Which one is for editing. Where do I put FOO (our work-group name)? How to set permissions?
Is there a way to stop Grub from scanning the optical drive for boot media before getting to the boot menu? Or to skip this step? (I have the drive excluded from the BIOS's boot menu but then Grub still checks it anyway)
I've been trying to fix this problem for over a month, on irc chats and searching google for forum threads, all leading me in different directions all bringing me nowhere. In trying to connect from my Windows machine I get the following error:Quote: Windows cannot access \ubuntu
Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve the network problems, click Diagnose. Well, clicking "Diagnose" is a huge waste of time.I've paste binned by /etc/samba/smb.conf file and it can be found below -[URL]... Also, when I am on the Ubuntu machine attempting to browse the machines on the network and go to Places >> Network >> Windows Network I get the following error: Quote: Unable to mount location Failed to retreive share list from server
When I turn on my computer running Ubuntu 10, everything works fine except there are no fonts displayed anywhere, and instead i see boxes (like when a character is missing). If i go into a terminal, i see that i have plenty of fonts installed. I noticed a pango error earlier, but I can't reproduce it right now because I am not near that computer. I tried reinstalling libpango to no avail. I have never heard of something like this, can anyone shed some light, or offer some suggestions on what could be wrong?
I noticed tonight when I go to Places, Network, it will bring up an icon for Windows Network, and I can drill down to my Windows box. But I can't see the other Linux box (a laptop running Kubuntu), and the same behavior occurs on the laptop when trying to view the Linux desktop. The laptop is connected wirelessly, if that makes a difference. Each box can ping the others, but I don't yet know how to browse one Linux box from the other Linux box.
I have ubuntu server 9.04 installed on my computer and I am trying to make a Domain Server. I have made sure that there are no problems in the configuration file. When I go to join the domain in windows 7 it tells me that it cannot find the Active Directory server.
how to setup an Active/Active Load Balanced and High Available (If one of the nodes is down the system still runs) MySQL cluster. I have found quite a few howto's but I have some things unclear in my mind. I found a few solutions like this one: [URL] or this: [URK] Those are using two or four MySQL nodes, two Load Balancers to avoid a single point of failure but only one MySQL cluster management server. What happens if the MySQL cluster management fails?
I have also found a "MySQL Master-Master Circular Replication" technique but from what I read, with this option there is a chance that conflicts will arise if node A and node B both insert an auto-incrementing key on the same table.
I need to setup windows Active Directory system and want to use our existing ubuntu server as Primary Domain Controller (samba). What I'd like to know is if its possible to setup a machine running standard Ubuntu as the PDC, or if I would need to install Ubuntu server.
The scenario is I have a Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller which runs ADUC. I have created some security groups which I would like to apply to my network shares. The problem is, the majority of my network shares are based on Open Suse machines which, although are part of the domain, when trying to configure the shares using SMB, do not allow me to select the Active Directory groups. Any solution which will allow me to use ADUC security groups?
I've been looking for alternatives to Active Directory with Centos mainly SAMBA and OpenLDAP. I have worked with SAMBA and I know I can create a PDC and make clients join a domain but how about enforcing Group Policy?... is this possible with SAMBA or OpenLDAP/LDAP?
I just replaced my RAM, and searched for the best way to do a memory test in Ubuntu. I ran across this page:
Turn On or Restart the system Hold down Shift to bring up the GRUB menu. Use the arrow keys to move to the entry labeled Ubuntu, memtest86+ Press Enter. The test will run automatically, and continue until you end it by pressing the Escape key Allow the test to run for at least one full pass
So I did exactly that. The GRUB menu appeared, but I had no keyboard control, and thus couldn't select anything. I've tried rebooting several times with different keyboards, and they all show 3 green lights at the very beginning of boot, but become unavailable by the time GRUB appears.
So I booted to a Live CD and the keyboard worked just fine inside that session. But it's still gone during boot. When I'm booting without a CD in the drive (booting to the internal HD as usual), it goes straight to the GRUB list, with no keyboard control, and I'm stuck indefinitely.
how to either bypass this stuck GRUB screen, or somehow restore normal keyboard functionality during early boot?
We have a couple of Windows file servers that just share files. It is all they do. We'd like to use Ubuntu on two replacement servers allowing Windows XP and Windows 7 clients to access the files. Our network is active directory based due to Exchange and homegrown .NET apps, so it is important that active directory is used to authenticate the clients. Samba doesn't need to be a pdc or bdc, but provide pass through authentication.I understand that Samba can communicate with active directory through security-ads and security-domain.
Here are my questions to see if I should proceed:1) Folder permissions:If we move all our files to the Ubuntu server how do we set folder permissions and will we see the active directory accounts when we do this?2) Skipping ubuntu accounts: I know the domain and ads allow you to skip creating ubuntu accounts, right? If not, how do you keep the passwords synchronized?3) Easiest way? Is there a very easy way to pull this off that I've missed? My goal is to eliminate the Windows based file servers while ensuring the admin part of it is as easy as possible.To date I've been able to get the sharing to work with an ubuntu account mirroring the active directory account. I've been able to get Samba to talk to the pdc, but not successfully through domain security. ADS security was a complete cluster with winbindd
A few days ago my Laptop wouldn't hibernate in Windows 7, I managed to fix this problem by going into Windows' Disk Management tool and setting the C:/ Partition as the active partition, this fixed my hibernation issue, however I have just noticed that now when I boot my laptop my GRUB menu no longer appears, instead it just loads Windows straight away as if it was the only OS on my laptop.
I've confirmed it's something to do with my recent Disk Management change as I booted up GParted, removed the boot flag from Windows and when a rebooted my GRUB menu reappeared.
Not sure on how I can both have Windows as the active partition while being able to keep GRUB working also.
My Partition Setup is as follows:
/dev/sda1 C:/ Windows 7 (NTFS) (Boot Flag Set) /dev/sda2 D:/ DATA (Documents and stuff) (NTFS) Unallocated 1 MB /dev/sda3 Extended 146.49 GB (LBA Flag Set) /dev/sda5 Linux Swap 2.01 GB /dev/sda6 ext4 20.00 GB /dev/sda7 ext4 124.46 GB Unallocated 10.00 MB
I set up rsyslog for the first time on my sole Linux server (Debian Lenny), and I am using one PC to test it over the next few days. I currently have the Windows syslog daemon disabled so only the client is active.Before I recommend using it to collect logs from our production servers, has anyone heard of or had any problems with Syslog for Windows (URL...) running on XP/2003/etc? From what I've read is that since it sends the data over the network using UDP instead of TCP or an NFS mount, there should be no potential for problems.
I want to use LDAP on SUSE 10 to authorize the use of certain objects within IBM's MQ Series via the setmqaut command. I do not want to authenticate these users to the Linux server itself via LDAP. Users that actually log onto the Linux server will be authenticated through a product from Quest formly known as VAS. My question is, does LDAP require the use of PAM or can I utilize the facilities within LDAP to communicate with a Windows Active Directory so that I can authorize the use of MQ Series objects and not authenticate actual users that would log onto the server.
We have a small group of linux servers, currently with local logins. I want to eliminate the local logins and authenticate against the corporate AD. I've been looking at PAM - but winbind requires each machine to be added to the AD. This becomes a pain if we create new virtual or physical servers. Is it possible to have one server authenticate directly with AD, and the other servers authenticate against this server, which defers to the one server that is registered in AD?
Most of my experience configuring network settings has been through various GUI tools available in GNOME and KDE. I have some older hardware that will not run KDE or GNOME and I am trying to configure the NIC. I have installed Webmin to try to configure the interface, and it does fine for setting a static address or DHCP address, but the interface (eth0) is not active at boot.
As soon as I run ifup eth0, it will use the assigned IP or pull DHCP based on settings, but I can't seem to get it to automatically activate at boot. And yes, /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 does have ONBOOT=yes set. I need two things...
1 - are there any good cli tools, ncurses or such like netcfg I can install to manage the interface (I have tried the network manager cli tools, maybe I just don't get it, but that isn't working so good for me)
After a long time, I hit the wall. I upgraded my server from Fedora Core 9 to 10 through yum. The first 2 days it worked happily but the 3rd day I started getting the feeling of being doomed. Bad Magic Block started haunting me and due to several services being failed, I had to restart the server. That was the last time I saw it alive.
During boot, my 34 LVM partitions are active but its not able to mount /dev/root. I did the checked the grub and its fine. I tried rescue CD but still can't utilize most of the lvm, vgscan, vgchange commands as it gives me same 'bad magic block' error. My /proc/partition and /sys/block shows me that only 3 out of 5 HDD are active. how to resurrect the OS?
I just did an apt upgrade and for the most part everything is looking good. However when I boot up I have no network connection. Here is the result of trying to ping google: connect: Network is unreachable
I can fix it easily with a simple sudo dhclient eth0 but I was hoping someone would be able to suggest a more correct and less annoying solution. I have uninstalled network manager. This is a desktop computer with an ethernet connection and DHCP. I do not need anything fancy.
I am trying to sort out some issues following an upgrade from F12.
I have eth0 as the connection I want to use. Prior to the upgrade, this connection was enabled and active at boot.
Now, for some reason after the upgrade it has to be manually enabled at every boot - even though when I go the Network tool, Ethernet Device > General tab - "Activate device when computer starts" is checked.
At every boot time it is inactive.
In all the ifcft-eth0 files, the ONBOOT parameter is set to "yes".