Unable to boot into Windows Vista, gets into grub prompt

I have the following scenario: I had a dual boot option on my laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium and Red Hat Linux Enterprise Edition 5.0. In order to install Ubuntu on the partition having RHEL, I deleted that partition using windows disk management. Then I installed Ubuntu using Wubi on a drive other than … Read more

SVN help:: svn: invalid option: –trust-server-cert

I want to bypass certificate checking. I tried using svn –trust-server-cert update, but I get an error, svn: invalid option: –trust-server-cert. I am on ubuntu and the svn version is 1.5.4. Is there any other way to bypass the certificate? Ubuntu won’t automatically update my svn to 1.6.xx, which I think has this option. (In … Read more

Ubuntu 9.04 and VMWare Server 2 – VMs won’t boot after restart

After applying the latest security updates to my Ubuntu 9.04 machine, none of the VMs will boot, giving a (seemingly endless) error message about testAutomation-fd – which is bizarre because I don’t have any VMs which have a “virtual FD” device. In the UI, the only error message provided is “A general system error occurred: … Read more

Ubuntu: unable to install libapache2-svn

I get the following error when installing libapache2-svn on ubuntu 9.04. root@….:~/install_scripts# apt-get install libapache2-svn Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done E: Couldn’t find package libapache2-svn root@……:~/install_scripts# This is my /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates universe deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates universe deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy … Read more

How do I make my server pingable?

I have a dedicated server running Ubuntu 9.04. I have sites running fine on the server and are accessible from anywhere. However, pinging the server’s IP address always results in timeouts. I did some Googling and saw information that said to basically put 0 in the file /proc/sys/net/ipv4/icmp_echo_ignore_all. I checked and that was already the … Read more

ubuntu-9.04 compiz

i screwed up with compiz and tried to enable the “blur windows effect” my computer auto logs onto my name so I never see the login screen itself. because of the blur windows effect, my desktop looks all pretty until i try to do anything. Then it just turns black. so my question is this: … Read more

kvm virtualization and external access to guest OS on ubuntu 9.04

I want to access my guest OS by ssh and not by ugly GUI that’s provided by virt-manager. How do I enable guest OS to be accessible externally ? All I found was to configure bridge interface and did some tweaks in config files. There are two probles: It seems that I already have bridge … Read more

Linux: Chilispot or FreeRadius

Has anybody installed Chilispot or FreeRadius on Ubuntu? If yes, where are the traps? How is your experience? Peace Ice Answer I have not done so on Ubuntu, but I did run our original wireless implementation on a CentOS box running chillispot/freeradius/dd-wrt. It wasn’t horribly difficult to setup and management was fairly reasonable. While it … Read more