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When aptitude removes the kernel and you accidentally reboot

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it's not necessary to panic.

Installing any small distro on a USB or CD will solve the problem, providing it is of comparable age to your current system.

Once you boot in the rescue distribution, mount --bind all the volatile and living data like /dev /proc and /sys (perhaps even some subdirs
from var, although i got away without this) to corresponding directories of the non-functioning system, then chroot /mnt/kernelessdistropath
and install the kernel, or any other fundamental building block of a Unix system which made it inaccessible.

How To Upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) To 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) (Desktop & Server)

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Debian Installer 7.0 Beta3 release

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The Debian Installer team[1] is pleased to announce the third beta release of the installer for Debian 7.0 "Wheezy".


* Full IPv6 support during the installation process.
* UEFI support (see "hardware changes" below).
* Most of Gnome fits onto CD#1 again (network-less installation).
* LXDE and Xfce now live on separate images.

Using ATA Over Ethernet (AoE) On Ubuntu 12.04 (Initiator And Target)

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This guide explains how you can set up an AoE target and an AoE initiator (client), both running Ubuntu 12.04. AoE stands for "ATA over Ethernet" and is a storage area network (SAN) protocol which allows AoE initiators to use storage devices on the (remote) AoE target using normal ethernet cabling. "Remote" in this case means "inside the same LAN" because AoE is not routable outside a LAN (this is a major difference compared to iSCSI). To the AoE initiator, the remote storage looks like a normal, locally-attached hard drive.

How To Monitor Hard Drive Usage In Ubuntu Server Using The Visual Philesight CGI Script

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This process will add a nice visual representation of the hardrive usage on your Ubuntu server which you can acces over your local network. It's based on "philesight" which is a nice clone of philelight.


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