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Please how can I install a 3rd operating system, I already have Windows 8 and Linux Mint? [duplicate]

How can I install a 3rd operating system and have option from bootup to choose which one of the 3 OS? I already have Windows 8 and Linux Mint. I want to start over and achieve the ff in order: Main ...
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Is the below list complete for installing Debian?

Is the below list complete for installing Debian? I just pick them from long list. debian-live-7.6.0-i386-kde-desktop.iso debian-live-7.6.0-i386-kde-desktop.iso.contents ...
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what is `ssh-agent bin/bash` and why I have to `ssh-add` everytime

I have to run the following commands each time I restart: ssh-agent /bin/bash ssh-add ~/.ssh/key_rsa First question is why is /bin/bash necessary and what it is used for? Second, Is it ok I run ...
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Create a group for users and sets the permission

I would like to create group for some user addgroup name After that I would like to add some user to group sudo adduser username groupname And set the permission for each group. There will ...
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Check if Logged In via ssh or su

Let's say I'm called to a workstation and I face a console and I want to know if the current user logged in via ssh or su. How can I check that?
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Higher overlay modes on Freescale i.MX 6 Dual

I am playing 1080p video on Freescale i.MX 6's IPU 0 Display 0 Background DI (/dev/video16) and want to overlay it with Qt application via Overlay DI (/dev/fb1). It works really great, but only in ...
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How to turn my Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty (unity) to look like GNOME Ubuntu?

I am a beginner to Linux environment. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 (unity) alongside windows. I would like to make my Ubuntu look like GNOME version of Ubuntu. What should i do to turn it look like ...
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Open a new terminal from within the terminal

when I work I usually have a terminal with many tabs open. For example, the first tab is for my web server, the second for the console, the third for the models etc. Every time I have to manually ...
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How to browse a local disk directly using terminal in Ubuntu?

I am a beginner for Linux. I use Ubuntu 14.04 OS. I am trying to browse into a local disk which is not in my home directory. It is not mounted in my Home directory. It is a separate partition. How do ...
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Different iw list for the same USB Wifi device on Raspberry pi and ubuntu

I have a TP-Link WN721N USB Wifi adapter. I plan to setup two virtual interfaces, one for station and one for AP, on my rpi. The problem is iw list on rpi shows my adapter does not support interface ...
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Can't set up ad-hoc network (raspberry pi)

I am trying to create a wireless mesh network using some raspberry pi devices; http://www.open-mesh.org/projects/batman-adv/wiki/Quick-start-guide. It wouldn't work and whilst troubleshooting the ...
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How do i connect my Windows 8.1 machine to a VPN configured with OpenVPN on OpenSUSE

I have followed this tutorial: http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:OpenVPN_Installation_and_Setup and I've got the server fully configured. Everything seems like it's good to go on the openSuse server. Now ...
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KSM RAM De-duplication - All Memory

I understand that Android KitKat uses KSM to reduce memory usage for low-ram phones and tablets. Depending on uses I can see KSM benefiting other Linux devices. Is there a way to enable KSM (or ksmd) ...
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./install_bam.sh and i get an error stating "cannot execute binary file

I am trying to install a software thought putty. When I try to execute the chmod +x ./install_bam.sh command to obtain the permission to run the ./install_bam.sh and i get an error stating cannot ...
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How can I install a 3rd operating system, I already have Windows 8 and Linux Mint [on hold]

How can I install a 3rd operating system and have option from bootup to choose which one of the 3 OS? I already have Windows 8 and Linux Mint. I want to start over and achieve the ff: Main OS: ...
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Have a HP 8470w, Ubuntu, dual monitors

I have a HP 8470W with a docking station. trying to get dual monitors working in Ubuntu. Any ideas? Currently only the VGA side works.
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Simultaneously moving and renaming files in Red Hat

I'm running Red Hat Release 6.5 (Santiago). The problem I'm facing is that I have a bunch of files in the following directory structure: temp2 ├── ABC │   └── temp2 │      └── temp2.txt └── DEF    ...
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How can I unblock a hardblock in Arch Linux without rfkill?

I went into my BIOS the other day, didn't change anything, and rebooted. After this, my wifi was hardblocked. I looked online for solutions, and learned of the rfkill command. But I get rfkill: ...
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login issue with pppoeconf ubuntu

I used pppoeconf command for setup a pppoe connection over the wireless in xubuntu 14.4 and follow all the steps based on ubuntu pppoe wiki but after run pon dsl-provider i cant connect to internet it ...
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ALSA stopped working with default device

I had working sound on my Linux with 3 sound cards. I had some old Sound Blaster which was working, an on-board sound card which a few months ago was not supported (so I turned it off in BIOS) and ...
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GNU/Linux is booting slow

Lately, my gnu/linux desktop machine is booting slowly. Would you guess what's happening based on the following logs? This is the output of running $ dmesg -d | cut -d "<" -f2 | sort -nr | head ...
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Disable open ssh server without root elevation

Is there a way to stop an ssh server without root elevation? Or just make others unable to connect to my computer.
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Can I do a clean install of Windows 10 preview

I'm currently running Linux mint on my laptop, I wanted to try out the Windows 10 preview. I see the following message on preview.windows.com Windows Technical Preview isn't available Thank you ...
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Linux VM for Web Development on Windows Machine [on hold]

I currently do all my web development work in Windows using XAMPP. I am now looking to move this over to Linux because I'm finding it's more difficult to install / get hold of the correct tools for ...
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Firefox opens directories with kdesvn

When I open the containing folder for a download in Firefox it launches kdesvn (which then fails). This isn't listed in the Applications tab in the Preferences window, and grepping kdesvn in ...
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Is there any only-terminal linux live usb distro?

I was looking for distro with not GUI that I could use in a live USB. The idea is that when I turn the computer on and choose to boot from the USB I could get only a terminal from which I could ...
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Set different locale in terminals and KDE

My environment I'm using ArchLinux with KDE. What I'd like to do What I would like is to have KDE in my language (fr_FR) but all the terminals and tty in en_US (for debugging and having the same ...
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order of KEYSYM in Xmodmap config file

I try to make some changes in my keyboard configuration with xmodmap. However, when I look at the output of xmodmap -pke I see that some keycodes are binded to 12 KEYSYM, for example, with my ...
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How to transverse to a long path using terminal easily using keyboard shortcuts?

Well i am a beginner to Linux environment and trying to learn some Linux commands . I find a difficulty to set my path to a particular path. When the path goes too big , I cannot type the whole path ...
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How do I make the Linux and Windows versions of a game share save files?

I recently obtained a new computer. I also got a 1 TB hard drive. I want to partition it so I can use both Linux and Windows. This is mainly used for gaming. More games are available for Windows, so I ...
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what are the names of folders that we can not open them in linux? [on hold]

I want to ask what are the names of the folders that we can not open them in all of the OS and why we can not open them? what are these names stand for? thank you
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How to ssh from Linux client to OS X host without error message “ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host”?

My LAN comprises a desktop computer running Linux (Debian Wheezy), a MacBook with OS X Mavericks, and a modem-router; ssh with Linux host and OS X client functions well - no problems connecting from ...
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Recover semi overwritten partition, with output from fdisk

Okay so I was trying to dd a Ubuntu disk to a USB pendrive from a Debian laptop, when I got my disk names messed up and managed to overwrite my external hdd that has all my backups on it, not the ...
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Bash / exit status is 0, while expected is 255

Have a code I've used for the tests hola="cd /var && ssh localhost.error" $hola echo $? Executing just cd /var && ssh localhost.error will return code 255. But executing ...
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List folders by modification time of children in linux?

I have a folder, we'll call it /scripts/, that contains subfolders for a number of different scripts (let's say /scripts/file_export, /scripts/record_ingest, /scripts/stats). Inside these folders are ...
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Download Server Versions of Linux Systems for use on Vmware benchmarking

I am trying to download the iso of server versions of Linux systems such as Centos and Mint to benchmark on Vmware player. I have already installed ubuntu server and upgraded to the desktop as well on ...
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CentOS 6.3 and GNOME 3 (gnome-shell) installation from repository

Is there any possibility to install GNOME 3 (gnome-shell) from repository on CentOS 6.3, e.g. does some extra repository with GNOME 3 exist? I've read the thread about installing GNOME 3 on CentOS ...
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Select exits with EINTR return value with unknown signal

Select exits with EINTR error which comes when signal receives to process. But in my application get signal from unknown source and select came out with EINTR error. I am using SIGINT and SIGTERM ...
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Lenovo t420 recovery from Linux [on hold]

Recently windows 7 on my Lenovo t420 lap top have been crushed so I can even to run Lenovo recovery mode because during the loading I obtain error from windows boot manager- that windows could not ...
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I can't install skype in fedora 20-64bit

I am newbiew in the world of Linux. I have fedora 20 (64 bit) installed in my system. I am trying to install skype in my system. However it throws an error /opt/skype/skype: error while loading ...
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64GB SDHC (_not_ SDXC) — how to get this to work with my computer?

I have here a 64GB Micro SDHC card. It is not labelled as SDXC, its manufacturer has quite clearly labelled it as SDHC. While this is not my supplier, the image at ...
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My Linux Mint 11(64-bit) does NOT let me install Adobe Flash Player (Flash Player 11.2)

I am using a Linux Mint 11 to play games. 99.99% of my games require the hellish FLASH PLAYER. I installed Adobe Flash Player on my Linux. Now, the problem is that it apparently requires some files ...
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How can I check which computers I am logged onto on my school network?

At some point in the last week, I forgot to log out of a computer somewhere in my school and now I cannot open firefox because it is already open on that computer. Is there a shell command for me to ...
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Is there any way to open a program on a specific tty?

I have a PC with no mouse or keyboard, but it is connected to a monitor. I was wondering if is it possible to open a program remotely (like via SSH) in a specific tty (like tty1) so I would able to ...
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How to Share openvpn connection over ethernet?

I'm trying to share my openvpn connection on linux to my pc. My wan connection comes through on wlan0 and my vpn is on tun0. Eth0 is my cat5 cable plugged into my laptop. I can't bridge tun0 so I ...
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Prevent windows from “sleep saving” and overwriting shared partition

Is there a way to disable Windows to overwrite my shared partition with it's old memory version? Sometimes the juice runs out, and on reboot, I forget that Windows was last and boot into Linux. A ...
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Determining what port is associated with a network interface

I have a computer with 4 ethernet ports in the back. How can I tell what network interface (eth0, eth1, ...) is associated with each port?
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Error assigning wpa.conf to port using wpa_supplicant?

I am very new to this sort of linux work and openwrt so any help would be good. So far I have a TL-WDR3600 router which is running open-wrt (openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wdr3600-v1-squashfs-factory). ...
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Add a file to /etc/yum.repos.d to install Oracle JDK 1.6.0-45 from yum?

I have a fresh RedHat 6.5 virtual machine on Amazon Web Services (EC2), its repos look like this currently: [root@ip-172-31-11-112 tmp]# ls -1 /etc/yum.repos.d/ redhat-rhui-client-config.repo ...
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How can I disable/enable my touchpad using a keyboard shortcut under Linux?

In Windows 8, pressing Fn+F6 disables my Lenovo B590's touchpad. I would like to emulate this shortcut in Lubuntu 14.04.1. I created this little script: #!/bin/bash state=$(synclient -l | grep -P ...