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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #68, December 1999 Our experts answer your technical questions. Partitioning I am installing and have a 3GB hard drive. I am not sure of the best way to partition it. Any suggestions? —Jes, jes2@mindspring.com You do not say what you plan to do with the disk, or what the host machine is (server? workstation?). ...

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SIS Drivers Problem

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #67, November 1999 Our experts answer your technical questions. Synchronizing Clocks I would like to know how best to synchronize the clocks of the various Linux boxes (various kernels and distributions) on my LAN. —John Morley, jmorley@grafton.demon.co.uk You should try NTP: www.eecis.udel.edu/~ntp. NTP software is included in common Linux distributions such as Red Hat. ...

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Memory Error, Parallel Computing

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #66, October 1999 Our experts answer your technical questions. Modem Question Can I get two nearby modems to talk over a short connecting line without going through the telco, i.e., going from the phone line connector of one modem to the other with a twisted pair (reversed)? It seems this should work and I ...

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Difficulty adding users on Red Hat 5.1.

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #65, September 1999 Our experts answer your technical questions. Adding New Users I am having extreme difficulty adding users on Red Hat 5.1. I’ve used various methods to add them to my system via the adduser command and through various X control-panel programs. When I add them, everything seems to go well, and they ...

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Linux Support – Problem Upgrading the Kernel

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #64, August 1999 Our experts answer your technical questions. Problem Upgrading the Kernel I’m trying to upgrade to kernel 2.2.5. When I type mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.2.5.img 2.2.5, the system returns: mount: the kernel does not recognize /dev/loop0 as a block device Can't get a loopback device What should I do? What has gone wrong? —Mun ...

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Linux Support – Error when Booting

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #63, July 1999 Our experts answer your technical questions. Linux General Question I am new to the Linux world and have what I think is a fairly simple question. I would like to know how to get information from a CD using the X Window System. Can you help me with this? —Anthony, DrexelDG@aol.com ...

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Linux Support – Errors in Hard Drive

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #62, June 1999 Our experts answer your technical questions. Correction I was reading the BTS column in the April issue, and noticed that for the “Wrong Date” question from Bilal Iqbal, you edited my answer, changing the meaning. In fact, you reversed the arguments to the ln command. The link should be ln -sf ...

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Linux Support – Cross-Platform E-mail

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #61, May 1999 Our experts answer your technical questions. TELNET Permissions How do you disable users from using TELNET to log in to a specific machine (i.e., server)? And is it possible to allow some users to TELNET to a specific machine and some not? —Ethan Bambock, ebambock@hotmail.com You can disable TELNET in the ...

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Linux Support – Upgrading an Old Kernel

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #60, April 1999 Our experts answer your technical questions. Accessing /dev/fd0 I successfully installed Red Hat v5.1 with X as the GUI. I have O’Reilly’s book Learning Linux, which is a good reference. The only problem I have is that I cannot access /dev/fd0. When I type this command in an xterm, a message ...

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Linux Support – Internet Connection Broken

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #59, March 1999 Our experts answer your technical questions. Modem Compatibility Can I use an internal PCI modem with Linux? I have been looking all over the web and have found no documents about this. —Luis David Cardenas, luisdav@liza.net.mx The answer will depend upon which kind of modem you have (Plug-n-Play, winmodem etc.). If ...

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