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Tag: Ubuntu

  • Clearing space on Linux /boot partition

    This is kind of a “101” lesson, but it’s an issue that can really baffle Linux newbies. Ubuntu Linux, when configured to auto-update itself, will update its own kernel. That’s all fine, but the problem is that it retains the old kernel data, which can quickly build up in the standard /boot partition – a…

  • Upgrading from Ubuntu Svr 11.04

    I’ve been rehabilitating some of our older servers recently and came across an issue I’ve been banging my head on for a few days – namely, the inability to upgrade from Ubuntu Server 11.04. Basically, apt-get couldn’t retrieve any update files, no matter what I did (do-release-upgrade didn’t work, adding the ‘-d’ flag didn’t work,…

  • Adding GUI to Ubuntu Server

    sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop (optionally, “sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop” to exclude common desktop apps)