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how to stop “ERROR: wget failed to download http://people.debian.org/~bartm/flashplugin-nonfree/get-upstream-version.pl.gz.pgp”

I keep getting ERROR: wget failed to download http://people.debian.org/~bartm/flashplugin-nonfree/get-upstream-version.pl.gz.pgp when I try to install flashplugin-nonfree_3.2_i386.deb from ...
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How do I copy my Microsoft Outlook data without Microsoft Outlook?

My family member's computer stopped running Windows recently (Vista). It said something along the lines of NTLDR is missing. The family member took it to Best Buy and they said that the hard drive was ...
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What is KNOPPIX shell's start-up file?

I'm trying to install virtualenvwrapper and I got to change the settings of my shell's start-up file (like .bashrc, .zhrc, .profile, etc) to write this: export WORKON_HOME=$HOME/.virtualenvs export ...
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Knoppix only shows 2 out of 7 hdds

I'm trying to recover some data from a computer. The computer has 7 disks. When booting from the latest knoppix live cd I only see 2 hard drives. Why are the other ones not showing up? Anyone an ...
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trying to format old drive, got “ext2fs_mkdir: Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read while creating root dir”

I had what used to be an old NTFS hard drive. Something went wrong years ago with the drive, and it wouldn't boot into windows. I had an invalid windows key, all kinds of pirated software, and ...
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How do I change the font size in the root shell on Knoppix running LXDE?

The root shell's font is too small, and I have scoured Google looking for an answer. I can't find the settings for it, or a config file of some sort. I'm using the latest version of Knoppix with ...
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Persistence in KNOPPIX v7.0.4

I recently used the KNOPPIX DVD as a tool when re-installing my Windows desktop machine and it worked great so I've been doing some more reading to become familiar with it. I have the "KNOPPIX Hacks" ...
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PCMan increases file size dramatically on destination drive (data rescue attempt (win7 not booting after crash)

1TB hard drive does not fit onto 1TB external drive Over a week ago, my busy PC crashed whilst a number of applications were running. Since then, Windows has been suffering from dementia and ...
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Data Recovery on a Laptop

I am trying to recover data from HP laptop that is running Windows but does not start up anymore. I am able to start it up with Knoppix. $ fdisk /dev/sda Command (m for help): p Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 ...
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Rescue Data after Hard Drive Head Crash

I have a Western Digital WD20EARS Caviar Green 2TB. A long time ago, the HDD had a head crash. I have sought help from a company, they wanted to have for data recovery over 3000€. I switch the head ...
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Clone Image Without Empty Blocks

I've been using dd if/mnt/sda1/images/$1 of=/dev/$2 to clone some embedded images for compact flashes. I used to only be using one brand of CFs, but, now I have two of them (both 2g, but obviously ...