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Today's Topics:

1. Re: Intrepid botches (Avi Greenbury)
2. Re: Linux as a virtual machine on Windows (Derek Broughton)
3. Re: Stupid Ubuntu 8.10 (Derek Broughton)
4. Re: Mail announce in Thunderbird (Ubuntu 8.04) (tux)
5. Re: System Image (Bart Silverstrim)
6. Re: System Image (Bart Silverstrim)
7. Installing Intrepid from the Alternate CD (Tony Arnold)
8. Re: Intrepid botches (Bart Silverstrim)
9. Re: Installing Intrepid from the Alternate CD (Charlie Kravetz)
10. hello (Donny George)


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Message: 1
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 14:37:08 +0000
From: Avi Greenbury <avismailinglistaccount@googlemail.com>
Subject: Re: Intrepid botches
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
<ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
Message-ID: <49199894.7000500@gmail.com>
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Karl Larsen wrote:
> Well somewhere I read about ways to limit a user's space on a
> computer years ago maybe it was Windows?
>

Linux uses quota which is neither installed nor configured by default
under Ubuntu.

Is it mentioned in your /etc/fstab?


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Avi Greenbury http://aviswebsite.co.uk

http://aviswebsite.co.uk/asking-questions/



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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 10:34:56 -0400
From: Derek Broughton <news@pointerstop.ca>
Subject: Re: Linux as a virtual machine on Windows
To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
Message-ID: <2054649.LOTpymE3BU@cedar.serverforest.com>
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NoOp wrote:

> I reckon that the Sun legal folks might want to review and reconstruct
> the licenses.

I've written and requested a clarification. It turns out if I go this route, I'll probably use VMWare, anyway, because it's what the guy who'll be administering it knows how to do, and he has a number of other vmware servers, but it costs nothing to ask :-)
--
derek




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Message: 3
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 10:39:54 -0400
From: Derek Broughton <news@pointerstop.ca>
Subject: Re: Stupid Ubuntu 8.10
To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
Message-ID: <2701923.O8R9KG8bMK@cedar.serverforest.com>
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NoOp wrote:

> Further, I also see that the reason for changing from dot to colon is
> to avoid issues with the dot in user/group names; seems reasonable to
> me as the OP could have had a user/group name of
> 'vafa.vafa/vafa.mycomputer' and I wonder if the dot command would have
> worked in that case. Example:
>
> sudo chown -R vafa.vafa.vafa.mycomputer /MyDirectory

My reading of the page you cited was that that definitely wouldn't work.

> But I just tested and answered my own question as vafa.vafa (or
> test.test in my case) doesn't work on Ubuntu when adding a new user;

I'd wondered. I've never encountered a username with a dot in it - I guess, that's also POSIX, but what crazy standards committee permitted _that_?

Anyway, in future I _will_ try to use colons, but the man page is still, if not wrong, deficient.
--
derek




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Message: 4
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 10:04:52 -0500
From: tux <tux2@charter.net>
Subject: Re: Mail announce in Thunderbird (Ubuntu 8.04)
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
<ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
Message-ID: <49199F14.70006@charter.net>
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Larry Shields wrote:
> *Hello Tux,
>
> I just looked at what I have here with sound preferences, here they are:
> The top three are all Autodetect.
> Sound Capture is ALSA - Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
> The default Mixer tracks: Device Capture:ALSA PCM on front:0 (VIA 8237)
> via DMA (Pulse Audio)
> Then is shows MASTER below...
>
I put back/changed to above.
> As for your screen going dark, I think it is looking for the sound and
> can't find it, just a guess...
>
That's what I thought too.
> If you want I can send you a .wav file, for your to put say in your home
> dir., name it sounds, then go to thunderbird, where it shows the sound,
> click the brouse and go to your your home dir, for sounds, click on the
> .wav file...Then try it out...Send yourself a message to see if it works...
>
I already did that and the wave play
> Also in sound preferences, check PLAY SOUND EFFECTS...
>
> Larry
Did that too.

I locked up my computer twice messing with this. Thanks but I think I
will give up on this.




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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 10:10:12 -0500
From: Bart Silverstrim <bsilver@chrononomicon.com>
Subject: Re: System Image
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
<ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
Message-ID: <4919A054.3000307@chrononomicon.com>
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Chaman Singh Verma wrote:

> My two machines are not connected, so I was thinking if there is someway to
> create the
> image on some DVD. A great amount has gone in installing software that I
> need and many
> had to change that I dind't keep track.Therefore, I am looking for exact
> image.
>
> Your two suggestions are good, and i will look into them.

I would suggest finding a way to network or get a USB drive to store the
image and seeing if partimage will work (using a disk like Rescue Is
Possible, RIP) to create the image file...we use a procedure with RIP to
copy lab drives. SATA drive controllers can be iffy in whether Partimage
will see the drive, though.

DD is also an option, but the resulting image can be big unless you look
up coupling it with gzip.

And if you think you'll ever need to copy the data somewhere, makes sure
you get and check md5sums of the resulting datafile.



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Message: 6
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 10:11:49 -0500
From: Bart Silverstrim <bsilver@chrononomicon.com>
Subject: Re: System Image
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
<ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
Message-ID: <4919A0B5.3040202@chrononomicon.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed

Koh Choon Lin wrote:
>>> My two machines are not connected, so I was thinking if there is someway to
>>> create the
>>> image on some DVD. A great amount has gone in installing software that I
>>> need and many
>>> had to change that I dind't keep track.Therefore, I am looking for exact
>>> image.
>
> Using dd is the best if you require an exact image.

ddrescue, maybe? dd can have problems if there are bad spots on a drive,
and I thought I saw that if the bad spots are "marked" by the controller
it can still have problems but I'm not sure. I just know that ddrescue
was made to work like dd but has some intelligence in "rescanning"
certain spots.



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Message: 7
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 15:15:20 +0000
From: Tony Arnold <tony.arnold@manchester.ac.uk>
Subject: Installing Intrepid from the Alternate CD
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
<ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
Message-ID: <4919A188.9090709@manchester.ac.uk>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

I've just down loaded the alternate CD for Intrepid and tried to install
it on my Dell GX260. I'm using the alternate CD as I want to use the
logical volume manager.

It goes through the install process and then at some point asks me to
insert the release candidate disk into the CD-ROM drive. The dialogue
stays on the screen if I select continue or 'go back' and I am then stuck.

Any ideas?

Regards,
Tony.
--
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Message: 8
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 10:18:16 -0500
From: Bart Silverstrim <bsilver@chrononomicon.com>
Subject: Re: Intrepid botches
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
<ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
Message-ID: <4919A238.1090008@chrononomicon.com>
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Karl Larsen wrote:

> Well somewhere I read about ways to limit a user's space on a
> computer years ago maybe it was Windows?

Um...it's called a user quota. Windows has it now. Unix has had it
for...what,...forty years?

There are definitely ways to limit user disk usage.

Then again...users can do it by doing something like sticking their home
directory on a physical 20 gig drive and the system on a 120 gig drive
and wonder why their home is limited to 20 gig...that's kind of an easy
way to enforce a quota.

> Here is my lap-top Intrepid:
>
> karl@lap-top-linux:~$ df -h
> Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> /dev/sda3 15G 3.2G 11G 24% /
> tmpfs 979M 0 979M 0% /lib/init/rw
> varrun 979M 104K 979M 1% /var/run
> varlock 979M 0 979M 0% /var/lock
> udev 979M 2.8M 976M 1% /dev
> tmpfs 979M 308K 978M 1% /dev/shm
> lrm 979M 2.0M 977M 1%
> /lib/modules/2.6.27-7-generic/volatile
> karl@lap-top-linux:~$ df -h /home/karl/Desktop
> Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> /dev/sda3 15G 3.2G 11G 24% /

It looks like you have a 15 gig partition. Where were you getting the
700 meg home directory limit?



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Message: 9
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 08:26:08 -0700
From: Charlie Kravetz <cjk@teamcharliesangels.com>
Subject: Re: Installing Intrepid from the Alternate CD
To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
Message-ID: <20081111082608.0dfcb802@teamcharliesangels.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII

On Tue, 11 Nov 2008 15:15:20 +0000
Tony Arnold <tony.arnold@manchester.ac.uk> wrote:

> I've just down loaded the alternate CD for Intrepid and tried to
> install it on my Dell GX260. I'm using the alternate CD as I want to
> use the logical volume manager.
>
> It goes through the install process and then at some point asks me to
> insert the release candidate disk into the CD-ROM drive. The dialogue
> stays on the screen if I select continue or 'go back' and I am then
> stuck.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Regards,
> Tony.

Sounds like time to file a bug report in launchpad. If that is the
final version, it should never ask for the release candidate CD.

goos luck,

--
Charlie Kravetz
Linux Registered User Number 425914 [http://counter.li.org/]
Never let anyone steal your DREAM. [http://keepingdreams.com]



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Message: 10
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 16:35:33 +0100
From: "Donny George" <donny008@gmail.com>
Subject: hello
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
<ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
Message-ID:
<828ae29b0811110735q23279ceft61ecd2889f7ce032@mail .gmail.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

hello

i am running an ubuntu 8.04 with fluxbox. since installing lamp during the
installation of ubuntu returned an error i tried to install lamp with sudo
tasksel, but once i select the required software it returns just an error
which says tasksel:aptitude failed (100)

can somebody help me

don
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