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Install newer version of GCC in Knoppix

I have Knoppix 7.30 installed on a USB with a persistent file. It comes with GCC 4.7.2. I would like to install GCC 4.9.x or 4.8.x. Being that Knopppix is based on Debian I would normally do ...
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How to move linux distros without losing data

If I have these locations all on separate partitions: /usr /usr/local /opt /home How can I remove Ubuntu (for example) and install Mint and lose no data? How would I preserve installed packages ...
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Is there anything else required to make a copy of whole OS boot?

I have just installed Lubuntu onto usb(using unetbootin).Now I want to copy all the files on that usb onto a new usb to make it boot Lubuntu too. Will this work or is there anything else required to ...
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Minimal OS with less background process [closed]

I am currently doing experiments on L1/L2/L3 cache. Measurement of L1/L2/L3 cache access time fully depends on where is my current data present, and that also depends on background process of OS ...
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How to setup a LAN network in Wireless? [closed]

I know the way to give a IP and make a network in wired system. But having no idea, How to make a network in Wireless system. I would like to do a home network with 4 laptop. One laptop is wifi ...
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Kali Linux and base distribution?

I need to setup a VM for Kali Linux. I've looked around Kali's website, but I can't determine what the base distro is. Does anyone know what distro its based upon?
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Linux distro in Windows LAN [closed]

For a destop PC to be used in a Windows network, e.g. DHCP/DNS server runing Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server running the same OS, all other clients runing xp, which would be the most convinient ...
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Linux distribution detection with Nmap

When I run Nmap with OS detection it delivers the kernel version of the Linux host instead of the name of the Distribution. Nessus does Os detection based on banners ...
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wget input/output error (on linux CentOS / VMware)

I have booted a Linux OS (CentOS-6.5-x86_64-LiveCD.ISO), in VMWare Workstation (host windows Home). When i type this command i get the error as follows: $ wget input/output error I wonder if it is ...
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Accidentally xkilled desktop and taskbar on linux

I was on CentOS with KDE, and I accidentally pressed Ctrl+Alt+Esc, and then clicked the desktop, and the taskbar. Only the mouse pointer worked now. My short research showed that this is xkill, and it ...
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How can I find out what distro I am running? [duplicate]

I have been assigned to do a job on a server but am unsure what dist is running. /proc/version tells me: Linux version 2.6.18-194.26.1.el5.028stab079.2 (root@rhel5-build-x64) (gcc version 4.1.2 ...
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Need advice with making a customized linux distribution (From scratch or pre-existing distro?)

I'm working on an application on a bootable USB drive that runs at startup (doesn't give the user access to anything but this program). I figured I'd utilize an existing distribution, strip it of ...
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Browser only linux distribution

I had set up moodle server for teaching students at my department. We have 2 computer rooms that are used by students for accessing this server and completing quizzes. Currently all computers have ...
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How can I see what version of Linux I'm running? [duplicate]

What's the Linux command that outputs the OS version? Like Winver.exe on Windows.
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Linux on SUA. Any active projects?

I would like to know whether besides the following attempt http://www.debian-interix.net/ to port the entire set of tools which come with the most popular Linux systems to Windows systems with SUA ...
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User install package generates email

I wanted to know that is there any mechanism that when user install/uninstall any package by sudo. Its generates email and send it to the root's email address. I am using centos 6.4 and usually ...
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Show hidden folders and files on Fedora 19

I'm in the middle of a migration from Ubuntu to Fedora. How do I make Nautilis in Fedora show the hidden files and folders (those with a dot)? It's Nautilus 3.8.2, if I go to Preferences and choose ...
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Is possible to RemasterCentos 6?

I have fully configured machine running Centos 6 for my own software development. I want to replicate the configuration of this machine to another machine without needing to set up everything again ...
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Is there a thumbstick Linux image for checking hardware?

Is there a thumbstick Linux image for checking hardware? Ideally I'd like to take it with me to a second hand shop, boot it up and run a quick round of diagnostics on hardware. It must have both ...
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run a bash script at logoff, shutdown, and restart on Linux

I need to run a bash script each time a Debian-esque thick client logs off, shuts down, or restarts. Outside of that, it can be any distro, desktop environment, window manager, or otherwise ...
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How do I install multiple OSes on a USB flash drive?

I would like to try out different Linux distros on the go using a USB flash drive. Is it possible to install multiple Linux OSes on a single USB drive?
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Why Ubuntu has a so large number of available packages if compared to other Linux distros? [closed]

According to the Wikipedia comparison tables, Ubuntu has ~47K available packages, while other major distros, under this particular aspect, have a smaller number. I.E. openSUSE has ~40K, Debian ~37K, ...
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What are the differences between “enterprise” and “home” Linux distributions?

Simply as the title says, what are the main differences between these two kind of distributions? Being Linux basically suited to be tailored to each own preferences and fully customizable in every ...
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Gentoo Upgrading

I have times were my PC catches dust (i.e. for months it sits in the corner, unplugged). Traditionally I have a gentoo installed and I like it very much in general. The only problem is, that once I do ...
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How to choose the best Linux distro depending on your hardware [closed]

I have a centrino 1.7 GHz with 512 RAM. It is an old computer. I tried to google for something that could ease my chose for a good linux distro that would run smooth on that computer and still being ...
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Recommended replacement for Fuduntu (a discontinued Linux distro) [closed]

I have a laptop which gets very hot. And as we know, heat is bad for the Lithium battery. So I wanted to install a distro which was lightweight and kept my laptop cool. I came to know about this ...
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yaourt asking “please run yaourt as a non-privileged user”

This is a newbie question: why does yaourt in Arch Linux always warn you to "please run yaourt as a non-privileged user"? I am running the following: $ sudo yaourt <package-name> ... to ...
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Where can I find a comprehensive explanation of hard drive partitioning? [closed]

I have been messing around with linux distros and have been asked to create partitions. I generally just click through the standard options without really knowing what I am doing. Since this kind of ...
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How to find the right Linux Distribution? [duplicate]

I am going to be getingt a new laptop soon. I have been using Windows till now but have had some experience with Linux too. Now I want to completely shift towards Linux and for that purpose I was ...
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Files with write permission for all in /proc directory on CentOS 6.4

While searching for files writable by others, I'm coming across many files available in subdirectories of /proc. I'm not much aware of the usage of these files, but curious to know whether if someone ...
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Linux and java development [closed]

Which of the following flavor of linux is suitable for Java development? Ubuntu Fedora Debian I am planning for web development and eclipse RCP application development using java on Linux ...
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Linux live-CD Distribution with partition resizing

I would like to install Linux besides my Windows 98 partition on an old laptop, but unfortunately the laptop is formatted with only one large partition. win98 doesen't offer to resize the partition ...
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A Windows ISO image from Linux to a USB stick

I've got Windows in an ISO image and want to put it on a USB stick so I can then install window. I want to do this from Linux.
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How to safely install GNU/Linux distro on a Samsung UEFI enabled laptop

I have already bricked and replaced my Samsung Chronos Series 7 NP700Z3C laptop. I have discussed it in the following question: Why does my Samsung Chronos 7 not boot anymore after installing Ubuntu? ...
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Is there a command for ubuntu,mint-like systems to open n-terminals, automatically name these, connect and cd on a remote server?

Every morning I have to open a lot of remote sessions at work on a linux distribution, label the session-Windows, type ssh user@server and cd to a directory on that server. I want to save time and do ...
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Which linux distributions offer seamless support for UEFI and an LVM root out of the box?

My new ultrabook (an Asus UX32VD) requires UEFI in order to boot from the internal harddisk. I use an LVM partition which contains my root fs and dual-boot Windows 8. I somehow managed to get this ...
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How can I remaster a text-based linux distro?

So I have a Ubuntu minimal install, it is exactly the way I want it when I want to have a fresh install, with the included settings, packages, etc. It has no desktop, it is completely CLI. What is ...
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How to enable Flash in Firefox on Bodhi Linux?

I've installed Bodhi Linux 2.1.0 on an old Micron PC. Following the instructions, I've used the Midori browser to visit the App Center to install both Firefox and the 32-bit Flash package. ...
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How to install another Linux distro?

I started with a clean HDD. Partitioned as follows...4GB for Swap, 1 10GB EXT4 partition mounted as /, another 50GB EXT4 partition mounted as /home. Installed Mint. Now I am curious to try Mageia ...
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Trying to make a custom Arch-based Linux distro with larch

I'm all set up with a spiffy Arch installation in a virtual machine, and now I want to turn it into a live ISO. When I heard about larch, I thought it would be the perfect tool to turn my existing ...
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Partitioning a Linux based system

I am using Linux Mandriva OS. During installation my friend suggested 2GB for the swap partition and the remainder as the root partition. What is the use of providing a separate space for root? ...
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Choosing a Linux distribution

Dangerous territory with this question so please try to be impartial and instead focus on what to look for when choosing a Linux distribution. I'm completely new to Linux. I thought it'd never happen ...
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Apple Magic Mouse stops working when I switch OS

Every time I switch between OSs (WinXP and Xubuntu) the Magic Mouse stops working, so I have to unpair the device and add it back, which is pretty annoying since I have to keep a backup mouse. When I ...
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What's the best Linux USB live distro to test laptops at a store? [closed]

Have to replace the trusty eeepc-1000. Plan to go to a physical store, find a few machines with a keyboard that I like, and test a live distro with plenty of hardware support (but ideally no many ...
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ubuntu 12.04 server and tftp access violation issue on put command

I installed tftp as per this document: http://icesquare.com/wordpress/solvedtftp-error-code-2-access-violation/ I followed this to the letter 3 times and every time I put a file I get: ...
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How to dual boot existing windows 7 laptop with linux (slackware destribution)?

I have a dell laptop loaded with windows 7. The partitions I see looking at the disk manager are the following : One ΟΕΜ partition 39mb, one ntfs partition 218,20gb (boot, pagefile, primary), and one ...
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Are there any modern Linux distributions that still support /dev/audio?

I'm in the process of trying to debug a program that uses the legacy OSS /dev/audio interface to play sounds. However, Ubuntu and others no longer include a /dev/audio interface. Are there any ...
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Using Linux Live to download/burn Windows?

So I'm fairly certain my SSD failed as it seems to have in the past. In two computers the BIOS won't recognize it as a boot option. I RMA'd the same model before and getting a new one worked for a ...
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Is the safety of Linux binary packages guaranteed? [closed]

Most Linux distros are "binary", i.e. users install binary, pre-built packages. But is it guaranteed that packages are built from as-is source packages? How do you know distro's building process is ...
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Is there a Linux distro that will easily run “embedded style” on a Raspberry Pi? [closed]

I need a Linux distro that will give me the following: Run on a Raspberry Pi Can reliably survive power loss (like via a read-only filesystem) I've been able to hunt down some documentation on how ...