Category Archives: Ubuntu Configuration

Troubleshooting your Samba configuration

If the Samba server doesn’t show up, check the following: If you configured Samba to use plain text passwords, did you alter the registry in the Windows machines so that they’ll send plain text passwords instead of encrypted passwords?If you … Continue reading

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Basic configuration when install an Ubuntu Server

1. Enable root account. 2. Edit /etc/network/interfaces to configure network; then   ifdown eth0 & ifup eth0 to restart network. an example of interfaces file: # The loopback interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface … Continue reading

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Ubuntu: Change the Computer Name

Open a terminal window vi /etc/hostname the current computer name is in the file. Replace the current computer name with the desired new computer name. save file. restart your system. After the computer has restarted, it will have the new … Continue reading

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A gdisk Walkthrough

by Rod Smith, rodsmith@rodsbooks.com Last Web page update: 9/10/2011, referencing GPT fdisk version 0.7.2 Note: This page is part of the documentation for my GPT fdisk program. GPT fdisk consists of three programs: gdisk—An interactive text-mode program similar to fdisk sgdisk—A command-line program intended for … Continue reading

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Clean Up the New Ubuntu Grub2 Boot Menu

Abstract: you must change the files located in /etc/grub.d. Change mod to  non-executable: sudo chmod –x 20_memtest86+ Note: If you don’t run update-grub, the boot menu options will not change! So run upgrade-grub: sudo update-grub Remove Any Option by Editing … Continue reading

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vsftpd on Ubuntu Server – 530 Login incorrect

I got “530 Login incorrect” even after I was sure that I used correct password and reinstalled vsftpd I solved the problem by using the following method found on the website: modify the line in the /etc/vsftpd.conf file: pam_service_name=vsftp to … Continue reading

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Ubuntu: Setup Firewall by using UFW

A new Ubuntu Server install (as of 10.04) contains a firewall (iptables) that is not enabled. Ubuntu.com has a great tutorial that explains thatufw is the default configuration tool for iptables. After I set up my server, I used ufw to close all … Continue reading

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