Ubuntu Installation :: Migrate To 10 Beta From Gentoo?

Apr 1, 2010

I'm just trying to migrate to Ubuntu 10 Beta from Gentoo. One option in the installer intrigued me. It said something like (from memory) "Use password to log in and decrypt my home directory".

What happens behind the scenes when I choose this? (How) can I enable this later on? (I didn't activate it because I wanted to migrate my Gentoo user's home as painless as possible.)

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrading From 10.04 Beta 1 To Beta 2?

Apr 4, 2010

So here's the schedule for 10.04:

April 8th, 2010 - Beta 2 release;
April 22nd, 2010 - Release Candidate;
April 29th, 2010 - Final release of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

If I have 10.04 beta 1, could I just continue to update and not have to burn another disk to install? Or do I have to burn the beta 2 and reinstall if I want it?

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Apr 8, 2010

I'm having trouble getting GRUB2 to pick it up in the boot menu. to clarify: Does every OS need a copy of grub? My impression was that you have one copy, and it takes care of all the OSes you have. I got to the point in my Gentoo install where it asked me to install grub, but I didn't want to mess up my boot record or anything (which there is the potential for as I'm in unfamiliar territory). I switched over to ubuntu and tried


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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.4 Won't Boot In Presence Of Gentoo Drive

Nov 10, 2010

I've taken the plunge and embarked on my very first install/congifuration of Ubuntu. I've successfully installed 10.04 from the LiveCD onto a brand-new 500 GB hard drive. It boots fine. At least, it did until I reconnected another hard drive that contains a Gentoo system. (I had unplugged the Gentoo drive during the installation so as not risk mucking it up).In the presence of the Gentoo drive, the Ubuntu system starts to boot, but then fails with an a error that it's unable to mount /var.Investigation (df -k) indicates that it's mounted one of the parititions on the Gentoo drive. If I unplug the Gentoo hard drive, the Ubuntu system agains boots properly.

I have no idea why the 10.04 system even sees the other drive, much less mounts one of its partitions.My intent, once migrating to Ubuntu, was to copy needed user files and data from the old Gentoo system, then repartition the drive and use it for additional Ubuntu storage. Seems I can't get there from here.Is there some feature in Ubuntu that causes it to go looking for any other drives accessible on a system and then go about mounting random partitions?

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Nov 27, 2010

I am trying to use Skype beta on my acer aspire one with ubuntu 10.10. The video runs brilliantly and i can also here my wife from the other end but she cannot hear me. Apparently something is fishy with my mic input. I tried alsamixer and everything is in unmute. My alsa version is 1.0.23. The only think she hears is a loud hissing noise which is normally my bat voice but she doesnt need to know that. I can record my voice in the sound recorder but nothing comes out in Skype!

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Migrate To Kubuntu

Jun 3, 2010

I have recently tried to migrate to kubuntu. I am reading manuals and studying the matter right now, trying to find help via googling and stuff, but for some (i suppose, trivial) matters i just cannot seem to get help and reading manuals leads me nowhere.I am sorry if my questions seem trivial or are answered in manpages or on this forum, i tried searching and didnt found...

1) how to correctly install something, for which a "Stable Source Release" is provided. Especially when options are to be set

2) how to get knowledge about what version of something (in this case, ntfs-3g) is installed in my system, and what kind of options were set when it was installed

3) what exactly happens when i type "make" withing a folder i just extracted my "stable source release" gzip to?

4) what exactly happens when i type "make install", how does it know where to put what files, make changes to my system etc...

5) how to undo what it (make install) has done (because i had already corrupted one installation of kubuntu by simply doing an unsuccessfull make install of an x-fi driver package and then an alsa package)

6) when i install something with "apt-get install <packagename>" does the downloading of "source stable" happens and "make install" is ran for me, or something else?

7) Do gui package managers just do the "apt-get install <package name> " for me when i check to install something or do they do something extra aside from that? Like synaptic?

8) when i install something with the same name, but different version, what happens? like if i do an "apt-get install XYZ" of version 2.0 when i already have XYZ of version 1.0 installed, will 1.0 get overwritten by 2.0 or will i have both installed in my system?

9) how do i know which "options" are used when i do apt-get install of a package? for example, if package says "build with this option to achieve this result" how do i know if this option is on or off or can i control it when i apt-get install this package?

10) if i installed something with "make install" - can i later uninstal if with apt-get uninstall package or i have to somehow manually remove files? what is the common procedure?

11) if i installed something with "make install" - can i later upgrade it with "apt-get"?

12) why i read in books, like for example here (http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz), that i should partition my disk in multiple partitions:

- one for swap
- one for / file system
- one for /usr
- one for /tmp
- one for /var
- remaining space goes for /home

because then if one gets overflown, full or broken, it wont affect the others, and you can afford to loose some and it eases the recovery of system in case of a fault
but then, kubuntu installs itself just in two partitions, swap and the rest? Is multiple partitions scheme outdated or?

13) Why if i ctrl-alt-f1 out of my KDE and run kate (any gui program), it says "cannot connect to X server" while xserver is indeed running on my pc (otherwise how would kde work?)

14) what is under ctrl-alt-f12, f11 etc, it is a blank screen with a cursor in top-left

15) is there a way to set the vga mode for tty's that are accessible with ctrl+alt+f(1-6) to 80x50 (i prefer that over the 80x25 that is set by default there)
i've read that you could do that in lilo config files you just do vga=extended
but now kubuntu uses grub so... how do i do that?

16) i've read that "linux is good because you can shut down an app that hangs your pc by going to terminal and sending a kill signal, something you cannot do in windows because windows has no way to escape a frozen gui"

But when i had a way to test that in practice (today i tried some decoration scheme for my KDE and it froze my desktop) i found out i have a freaking lot of processes running (with ps -A) and.... well, what should i have done to unfreeze my desktop? And how do i know what exactly hangs my PC in order to terminate it? (like in windows - you very frequently have a nearly dead non-responding pc, but doing CtRL-ALT-DEL shows that "system idle" has about 3/4 of your processor time and there is no problem with memory consumtion either, yet system barely can respond to your input")

17) i've heard and read about "linux needs no reboot" but in practice, installing nvidia drivers requires reboot, for example. So, is it really true or there is a way to make those drivers go without rebooting, they just tell me to reboot because i'm considered a newbie who doesnt know that "linux does not need reboot"?

18) KDE is very annoyingly preventing me from doing anything in "LEAVE" menu without a 30second-confirmation box (shutting down in 30 s...)... and i dont seem to see any settings for that in the gui... same goes for asking me to close my tty's - can it do it by itself? what config file should i edit?

19) As i read, linux filesystem philosophy is that settings go into /etc and that everything is a file, so, in order to change anything in my system it boils down to editing a file. Now, why do the files are so scattered? For example, why does alsa config file live as a hidden file (starts with .) in my home, and a file to set up mounting behavior lies in /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/10-vendor.d/com.ubuntu.desktop.pkla or /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.freedesktop.udisks.policy.

Do only system apps like mount use /etc for their configs, and how do i generally know where to look if i want to change something (like in windows, i'd go look in the application path, in my user folder's corresponding folders - my documents, application data etc and in registry).

20) As i read, linux ideology is about program scattering istelf all over the file system. Countrary to windows where program occupies a folder in which it nests its own folder tree (like data, sound, themes), a linux is said to put binaries into /bin, configs into /etc and so on. What happens if programs are called the same or use same files? For example, if two people make a program with a same name or use same file (for example, alot of windows programs used to use settings.ini to store user settings, if that would be in a same folder...?) or make a same short name for their program (like a long program name abbreviated to three letters for simplicity, but what if two programs have same abbreviations?).

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Jul 10, 2010

All of the guides I could find online were from 2004 and they no longer work. someone create a step by step guide? I have Apache working, but PHP does not work.

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Jul 22, 2011

I downloaded Gentoo and burnt it on CD.I did boot the livecd and the system passed starting stage and it recognised my hardware. After that, there islivecd login prompt, and obviously I tried to use root and no password but it says login incorrect. This is what I did:

livecd login: root
Password: [hit enter here]


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Jan 20, 2010

I'm trying to migrate my emails and (at least) account settings from Thunderbird 2 that is installed on my main machine here, and move them to another Windows-based installation of Thunderbird.

I tried searching here and Mozilla.org, but can find no answer. Since the source Thunderbird installation is the one installed on my Ubuntu machine, I thought I'd start here. (plus, I get better answers here)

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Apr 16, 2011

I am currently running 10.10 Merekat as 11.04 will use the horrid unity enviroment i am looking into ways to have the next version work how iI want not how cannonical want therefore i ask the following What is the best way to 'migrate' to 11.04 xubuntu from 10.10 ubuntu? Is it just a case of re-pointing the repo's towards xubuntu.org & then removing Gnome?

I know this is probably an odd question but i seriously cannot live with unity as my desktop & just do not want it installed even if i wont use it! If this change is too big then i may move away from ubuntu altogether but as i have used it since warty warthog i am obviously reluctant

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Jun 23, 2011

How do I migrate my user list to a new server installation? I thought that just copying /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow would be enough. I recently tried upgrading a lightweight bazaar server to 11.04, and the upgrade crashed. I had to perform a new installation of Ubuntu to recover operation of the system. I installed on a different hard drive. I had a dozen other people with user logins, so that they can get or modify bazaar repositories.

The new installation is running, and I can read all of the files on my old system's / drive. I tried copying the /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow files onto my new /etc -- but that did not seem to work. (When I looked using the System->Administration->Users-and-Groups GUI tool, there were no users visible, so I restored the old files.) What I intended to do was to clone the /etc and /home trees over to the new system. What am I missing?

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Jul 30, 2011

I am working on a light version of linux for no particular reason other than to see how small I could make it. I was wondering if INIT was necessary, or if I could perform all of the INIT-related tasks (fsck, unmounting, etc) by hand/bash scripts?

I do not need multi-user functionality (Or much of anything for that matter). I started off with a Gentoo base 2.0.2 Install with kernel 2.6.38.

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Jun 23, 2010

I was using a Sony laptop with Ubuntu 10.04 installed on the machine. I have just bought a Mac and I will be using Ubuntu 10.04 as my primary development OS by virtualizing it using VirtualBox.Now, my requirement is, I had a near perfect development environment setup on my Ubuntu box and I don't want to install the packages, apps, setting etc again on my VirtualBox VM.

I know there are ways to export apps, setting etc, but is there some app which will actually create a VDI disk for my VirtualBox which, when I plug in to my VirtualBox, I will get the old Ubuntu on my VM.

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Ubuntu Installation :: RAID / LVM Cmds To Migrate To Larger Drives?

Sep 27, 2010

how to migrate my whole server to larger hard drives (i.e. I'd like to replace my four 1TB's with four 2TB's, for a new total of 4TB instead of 2TB)... I'll post the output from everything (relevant) that I can think of in code tags below.

I'd like to end up with much larger /home and /public partitions. When I first set up raid and then LVM it seemed like it wouldn't be too hard once this day arrived, but I've had little luck finding help online for upgrades and resizing versus simply rebuilding from a failure. Specifically, I figure I have to mirror the data over to the new drives one at a time, but I can't figure out how to build the raid partitions on the new disks in order to have more space (yet mirror with the old drive that has a smaller partition)... don't the raid partitions have to be the same size to mirror?

Ubuntu Server (karmic) 2.6.31-22-server #65-Ubuntu SMP; fully updated

cat /proc/mdstat
Personalities : [linear] [multipath] [raid0] [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] [raid10]
md5 : active raid1 sdd5[1] sdc5[0]
968952320 blocks [2/2] [UU]


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Mar 29, 2011

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Feb 13, 2011

I want to do an apparently simple task but since I migrated to Opensuse I found no way to do it. I have an enhanced install of Opensuse 11.3, where I added softwares from different sources according to my needs. Now that it's working fine I would like to make the same kind of install for two friends of mine and for a virtual machine on Virtualbox. In Ubuntu I used remastersys and in few minutes it created a live DVD with all the content of my system, and all of this offline, without downloading anything else. In Opensuse the only resources that most resemble that are Kiwi and Suse Studio.

But it seems that in both the softwares must be downloaded from repositories online. That would not work for me because it would take a very long time to find out all the packages I installed, from what repositories and my internet connection is very slow so I could not do it all at once. I tried Clonezilla but I was not able to restore the content of my Opensuse partition to a different machine. It gave me error messages, didn't make the restore and I didn't find a solution anywhere online. How can I transfer the content of my Opensuse installation to another computer without having to use online resources?

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Jan 13, 2010

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package virtualbox-ose removed but not purged, insserv: warning: script 'K20acpi-support' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'usplash' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'hwclock-save' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'acpid' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'gdm' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'failsafe-x' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'acpi-support' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'udevmonitor' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'hwclock' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'rsyslog-kmsg' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: script virtualbox-ose: service vboxdrv already provided!, insserv: script virtualbox-ose: service virtualbox-ose already provided!, insserv: warning: script 'dmesg' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'procps' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'atd' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'avahi-daemon' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'udevtrigger' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'apport' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'udev' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'ufw' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'rsyslog' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'anacron' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'network-manager' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'dbus' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'udev-finish' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'module-init-tools' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'hal' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'cron' missing LSB tags and overrides,

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Here's the screenshots. I'm trying to install on the free space.

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Sep 12, 2010

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Oct 4, 2010

Code: Could not calculate the upgrade

An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade: E:Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be
caused by held packages.

This can be caused by:

* Upgrading to a pre-release version of Ubuntu

* Running the current pre-release version of Ubuntu

* Unofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu

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Apr 5, 2010

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