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How do I find out my SCSI hard disk RPM speed from a Linux shell prompt without opening my server case? How do I find out hard disk model and serial number from a shell prompt?

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I would like to only download the packages via yum and not install/update them. How do I download a RPM package using yum command under CentOS Enterprise Linux server 5.x or RHEL 5.x systems?

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Q. What is my root password for MySQL under CentOS Linux 5.0 server?

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How do I find out what package provides a file called /bin/ls? I use the rpm -qf /bin/ls command under Red Hat Enterprise Linux to find out package name. Can you tell me equivalent command for the same under Debian or Ubuntu Linux?

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Q. How can I know what packages are available for binary update under Fedora / RHEL / CentOS Linux version 5 server? How do I list all outdated packages? How do I apply update / patches to system?

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Q. How do I know what packages are available to be updated on my Debian / Ubuntu Linux system? A. You can use standard command line utility called apt-get or GUI tool called Synaptic Update-Manager. List all packages which could be updated To list outdated package use apt-get command has following two options: => -u […]

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Q. I’m using CentOS on 64 bit Linux. How do I find out rpm package architecture before installation such as i386 or x86_64 bit? A. Almost each rpm package has i386 or x86_64 added to file extension. However some time you may see filename such as file-version.rpm. You can list all installed rpm packages with […]

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