Tag Archives: apt-get

Solve /boot getting 100% full issue on Ubuntu Servers

This is an issue affecting many Ubuntu servers. It basically happens when you enable automated security updates, multiple kernel packages get installed automatically, without removing the old ones, which gets /boot 100% full and the package manager is no longer … Continue reading

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How to manually upgrade your Ubuntu/LinuxMint installation in one command

Haven’t blogged for a long time, so here is a little treat for those control freaks who want to do everything themselves. For you to upgrade your Ubuntu-based Linux distro, you have to do 2 steps: Refresh the software repositories … Continue reading

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How to Upgrade your Ubuntu Server Release, The Recommended Way

It’s done using a command line utility called “do-release-upgrade”, it’s part of the update-manager-core package, so all you have to do is the following: “sudo apt-get install update-manager-core” “sudo do-release-upgrade” That’s it, simply! Source: https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/serverguide/installing-upgrading.html

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How to make apt-get work through proxy in Ubuntu Precise

since changing the http_proxy, https_proxy and ftp_proxy environment variables didn’t work out with me, I had to search and find another way, and it worked flawlessly: 1- Add a new file with name “80proxy” to “/etc/apt/apt.conf.d”, e.g. “vi /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/80proxy” 2- … Continue reading

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How to allow 32-bit Ubuntu Desktop to use more than 3 GB of RAM

This is enabled by a feature called Physical Address Extension (PAE), there is a kernel version in Ubuntu 32-bit that supports PAE, there is a meta package that does this for you, i.e. grabs the latest kernel version and allows … Continue reading

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At last, permanent solution to the problem of Ubuntu Lucid Network Manager – sometimes – not able to recognize 3G modem

At last, and after a long wait and suffering each time I need to use my 3G modem (plug in, plug out, use another USB port, switch two modems …etc), and the worst was that I didn’t know why it … Continue reading

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