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FSCK to the rescue – Duplicate of bad block in use!

This morning my Ubuntu OS was running really slowly, and eventually Firefox become unresponsive. I was forced to hit the power switch to reboot, but the reboot failed, due to a “bad block” and duplicates. All a bit worrying. This morning I could get nothing to work, and the instructions onscreen were a bit of…

Installing JAlbum on Ubuntu Linux

As I use JAlbum to generate web albums, I need to install it onto my Linux machine. To do so I had to upgrade my Java Virtual Machine to Sun’s latest version. I decided to use the Synaptic Package Manager for this, as I was not entirely sure which packages I needed to install. With…

FTP finally set up on Ubuntu, using Proftpd

I have almost got my server set up. Today I managed to get the FTP server set up, using ProFTPD. Installing it was a breeze with Linux, as usual, but configuring it was much trickier for me. More steep learning curves. I have managed to set up users with FTP access to their home directories,…

Good Tuition Makes Fast Progress with Linux

Got lots of help and advice this evening from my mate who is a bit of a wizard with computers. This evening I learnt these handy commands: (find . -type f -name ‘*.htm*’); do (to find all files within a directory that end in .htm or .hmtl or .htmanything) tar cvzf ~/mybackup.tar . (to back…

Linux, Apache, PHP Success. Next MySQL…

Well, everything seems to be going exceptionally smoothly so far. Time for bed now, but next time I will be installing MySQL. Then once that is set up I should in theory have a test environment to test database driven websites such as Drupal and WordPress. And this will help me on my journey to…

Installing Apache

OK, this post will seem very strange to most readers. I am in the process of installing Apache onto my Ubuntu distribution, and I want to record everything that happens. So I am simply copying to this blog the terminal output. To most people this will seem like a crazy thing to do, but if…