location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 23, 2012
Iím new to NFS and I used the Ubuntu help page to set one up. I just took the "basic" options without any optional things. Now I read some sites and I found out, that I can improve the security by using idmapd (?). In order to use it, the user on the server needs to have the same uid and gid as on the client which I also need to specify in the mount option. (Right so far?)
Now the question is, I also want to use PXE later on, but than there is no real user available to identify on the server, or is it possible to use the uid/gid authentication for specific exports?
Two boxes on university network: NFS Questions
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 28, 2003
I have two Mandrake 9.1 boxes connected directly to the network at my University. They aren't sharing a connection; each taps directly into the network through 10baseT cables.
I want these boxes to be networked together so i can read/write my papers and play mp3s no matter which box I'm using.
Question--do I need to set up a LAN to do this?
I've been reading up on NFS, but it seems that it is 'dangerous' to share over the internet. I am unsure whether this applies to me; my computers aren't wired to each other, but they are wired into the university network. These computers have priveleged access to all sorts of resources, so am I essentially already part of one big LAN? Or are my computers as much of strangers to each other as any other two boxes on the net?
I'm assuming I'll just export/import directories using Webmin and NFS. Is this wrong?
Ubuntu vs. Xubuntu Questions
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 27, 2006
so i like ubuntu, but i feel like it's a little bloated. then i checked out xubuntu's site, and i noticed that it can increase system performance because of the lighter desktop environment, but i had some questions.
- will it really be a significant performance jump going from ubuntu to xubuntu on new-ish hardware? (i can run ubuntu comfortably, but i'd like my linux to perform it's best)
- is it possible to change ubuntu to xubuntu without losing your setting and installed packages etc.?
- is there any difference in the complete-ness of xubuntu vs. ubuntu? or is it just as filled out with a more streamlined environment?
Ubuntu for Android Questions and Download help
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 9, 2013
Hi so I am currently running ubuntu on my PC and like it so much I want it on my new phone it is a G'zone Commander (1.5ghz processor 1gb of ram) how would I go about getting linux on the phone ? Where can I get a version to use on my phone it isn't the same version people use for their desktops is it ? Also how do I go about installing ubuntu on my phone I have heard that there are different ways to install it if my phone is rooted or unrooted (whatever that means)I don't have to partion the hard drive like a true dual boot do I ? So many questions on the actual process of the installation thanks to anyone who can help !
a few quick questions .
location: linux.com - date: January 28, 2012
Hello everyone, I'm new to linux and I just had a few questions. I've been doing some of my own research and I was wondering about the pros and cons of dual booting versus a virtual machine and I'm kinda stuck on if I want ubuntu, fedora or mint. I'm running windows seven right now so I was also wondering what linux distro works best with that.
Questions about Arch linux..
location: linux.com - date: October 25, 2011
So after discovering the latest Ubuntu release, I've decided to change linux distros. Ubuntu decided to go the user-friendly path with it's new update. I've always gone for somewhere in between user friendly and complex, and I should probably choose one or the other, so I'm interested in Arch Linux, and I have a few questions about it.
Is it a command line installer? I've heard you'll need to check out the wiki guide on installing, problem is can I view it while installing? otherwise I'm gonna have to print it out, which is a pain (since I don't have a separate laptop). I've heard Gentoo is the most confusing linux OS out there, and Arch looks pretty complex as well, so how confusing it in comparison?
Also, what desktop environment does it use?
I have no more blank cd's at the moment, so I'm going to install Linux Mint for now, but I would like to move onto something else at some point.
Dualbooting Ubuntu and Backtrack 5 Questions
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 15, 2011
Okay, so heres the deal. Ive messed around with this before but dont wanna get into it without knowledge again. I have ubuntu 10.10 and backtrack 5 dualbooting together. Lets say that I eventually get sick of backtrack and want to solely run Ubuntu. How would I delete backtrack 5 along with its bootloader so that once I turn on my computer it will go straight to Ubuntu as if it were running alone. Get me? My questions pertain to removing the bootloader if I were to uninstall Backtrack 5.
Centos 6.3 NFS 'slower' than Ubuntu
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 7, 2013
I tried using centOS 6 instead of ubuntu for my nfs media server (Tired of the server stating that it wants to reboot due to automatic security updates every other day). I believe I had set it up the same with the same /etc/exports file and same drive being shared, but noticed that it was noticeably 'slower' than when it was a Ubuntu machine.
- Much slower to be mounted
- would 'time out'
- generally slower to access/brose the folders.
I am not referring to file transfers themselves.
I thought perhaps I was just being 'nutty' and just installed ubuntu back on the machine again and it is much smoother again (Very noticeable). Has anyone noticed this or have any ideas what is causing this? I am sharing a 3TB drive which has about 2.5TB of media on the folder being shared.
Cannot copy files > 2 GB to NFS mount on Ubuntu 12.04 server
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 30, 2013
My "server" is really just an overgrown hard drive used for backup. It has 3 x 1 TB and 1 x 2 TB individual drives - no RAID. All are accessible via NFS, Samba and SSH.
The machine has run Ubuntu 8.04 and 10.04 just fine for many years. Recently I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 (yes I know I should reinstall rather than upgrade but I may be doing that or decommissioning in near future so I said what the heck). The upgrade seemed to work fine.
Today I noticed that I could not copy a file > 2 GTB to the sever via NFS. I get the message "Error writing file: File too large." I observed this in Gnome Commander and Nautilus on my CentOS 6 workstation. Here are some of the key configuration files.
fstab on the Ubuntu server
Ubuntu vs. Debian Questions
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 11, 2009
Whats up everyone, Im kind of new to Linux, been using LinuxMint for about 6 months now and testing and trying out as many other distros as possible.
Just wondering if anyone can help me in figuring out what distro to end up with in the long run. Since I am fairly well versed in Ubuntu/Debian based distros this is were Im most comfortable. However, I have read that using distros like Gentoo give you the most performance as they are built around your system itself upon installation. Is this true and why is it that other distros like Ubuntu dont do this???
Do you have to compile everything from scratch when installing Gentoo or something? Also what are pros and cons of both RPM and DEB based distros?
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