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How do I setup large capacity SSD to be my OS and Data Backup?

I have a large capacity SSD drive that I want to utilize as follows. I want: A Linux Distro installed to run on any (reasonably new) PC hardware. An exFAT partition for data storage and backup. ...
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Configure traffic class to bringup DCB in back-to-back setup on linux

OS :- CentOS 7.2 kernel 3.10.0-327.el7.x86_64 lldpad:- lldpad v0.9.46 dcbtool:- v0.9.46 ixgbe :- ixgbe-4.3.15 steps followed:- modporbe ixgbe service lldpad start Redirecting to /bin/systemctl ...
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Develop from Windows, run on a command-line Linux virtual machine [closed]

I've always developed web apps on my Windows pc in a Linux virtual machine (programs and frameworks not always have full compatibility with Windows, but I find Windows handy for other reasons, so that'...
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Yocto changes from 1.7 to 1.8?

Can someone point me to something that describes the changes in Yocto from 1.7 Dizzy to 1.8 Fido ? Bitbake recipe syntax, etc. ? I'm trying to port a Freescale NXP SDK setup from 1.8 (uses Yocto 1.7) ...
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Lightweight linux OS for hadoop installation

Can anybody tell which is the best linux lightweight Os for hadoop installation. I want to install hadoop only for performing lab practicals. As my machine (2gb ram , intel centrino duo processor, ...
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Linux mint - Yellowish tint to the display

I am using Windows 10 and the screen display looks perfect. But I wanted to try few Linux OS. So when I tried Linux mint, white color looks like it has some yellowish tint. This didn't happen with ...
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How do I forward/NAT all traffic to one interface to give internet acess for clients in ap?

I am trying to set up a router in my debian vbox virtual machine using an usb wireless adapter in at0, and a bridged adapter in eth0, I'm using airbase-ng and isc-dhcp for leasing IPs. The point is ...
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KDE - When switching between apps (Alt + tab), bring all windows of that app to the front

I'm on Plasma 5 on KDE. I checked the KWin settings but to no avail. I normally have a few Firefox windows open (for debugging). On OSX, when I cmd-tab to an app, all windows of that app are brought ...
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Linux (Ubuntu) Distribution to Development Build

Why or why not would I want to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 from Ubuntu 15.10 or any Linux release to development build. What are the up and down sides of upgrading to 16.04. I have tried out a daily build ...
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Should installation of Linux on Macbook Air (2015) be avoided for any reason?

I bought a Macbook Air (2015), it's on it's way. What I want to do is to install a Linux distro on the computer. Before I do this I just want to make sure that this won't break my computer. Should ...
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Is there a Linux that can run inside Windows 10 which does not require Virtualbox or any other Virtual Machine

Is there a Linux that can run inside Windows 10 which does not require Virtualbox or any other Virtual Machine? That I can install in a folder or in one of my hard drive partitions? That can run ...
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How to format my pendrive?ade it bootable by power iso

I made my pendrive bootable by poweriso and loaded centos on it. But now my pendrive cant be formatted. First it was showing the in this pc but when i tried to format it there was an error and now i ...
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looking for a linux distro that will load a website and do nothing else [closed]

Not sure if this is the right stack for this question: Basically this is going to be running a security camera feed 24/7 and nothing else, where the feed is accessed via a specific website with a ...
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How do I use image.squashfs file in Gentoo

I have downloaded gentoo live DVD of 2.7Gb. It contains image.squash.fs file. How to use it so that I do not need to connect to internet for installing gentoo.As now whn I install gentoo it is ...
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How to get mac address of a device using linux without using automatic tools?

I want to know if there is a method to obtain mac address of a protected(wpa 2 ) wifi hotspot or network without using aircrack -ng , airdump-ng,etc. But rather by some basic command.
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openSUSE: Switch from Tumbleweed to standard distribution?

Is there a way to go back to the standard openSUSE distribution from Tumbleweed (the rolling release)? If so, how? I am using openSUSE Tumbleweed, and I am pretty pleased with it. But because of ...
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How to downgrade kernel of samsung device SM-T230

I am facing a weird problem. My client reported that our game(which is based on cocos-2dx 2.2.6) displays black screen after focus change on one device namely Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T230 the Log ...
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Best looking unix distros available freely [closed]

I wanted to install a new unix based OS on my old machine Pentium 4 processor I was trying to find a better looking distros other than ubuntu. Any recommendations?
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How does one identify the linux distro in use?

What I normally do to at least get some idea of what branch we're talking about, I try to run apt-get, pacman, yum and all other common package managers that I can remember off the top of my head, but ...
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What makes Kali Linux different from other Linux distros for it to be used exclusively for hacking and penetration testing?

I have been asked to first start using Kali Linux and get used to the bash before doing anything in hacking. I was wondering what is so special in Kali Linux that I cannot do on Ubuntu or any other ...
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Ubuntu as a separate OS v/s Wubi

Due to some hardware problem, I am unable to use both my DVD drive and the bootable USB stick to install Ubuntu as a separate OS alongside Windows 7. I came across WUBI. I was wondering if there would ...
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Can't install grub on MBR, encountered an error “Unable to install GRUB in /dev/sda”

I want to install a linux distribution on my computer. I have a SSD and an HDD. The SSD has Windows 8.1 and I partitioned 200 gigs from my 1 TB HDD to install linux. The linux installation was going ...
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What GNOME/Xfce based distros work out of the box with Nvidia cards?

I'm trying out linux distros. My desktop has an Nvidia GTX 460 card. Does any one have recommendations for 64 bit linux distros - derived from either Debian/Ubuntu or Redhat- which have 3d hardware ...
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How to change default language in Knoppix ISO?

Is it possible to modify the default language in the Knoppix ISO file instead of manually changing it during boot? Distro in question: KNOPPIX_V7.2.0CD-2013-06-16-EN.iso Note: Latest versions are ...
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how do I copy a (bootable) linux distribution across devices?

how do I copy a (bootable) linux distribution across devices? this is useful, e.g., if I have a bootable partition running linux (possibly but not necessarily running), and I now want to copy it to a ...
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installing software repository error message

I am trying to install Team Viewer locally from USB drive. I downloaded it from the Web (teamviewer_linux.rpm). I am getting following error message: [Errno 14] Could not open/read file:///mnt/usb/...
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accessing bitlocker volumes in redhat linux

I have a laptop running windows 7 ultimate. I have encrypted my drives using bitlocker. Now I have also installed redhat linux 6.0 along with windows. But my encrypted drives are not visible in linux. ...
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How to get original library/package version from rpm package version?

I use Centos 7 and I need to know what is my version of Xdmx. rpm -qa and yum list installed return version of rpm package which, I think, is different from original Xdmx version. $yum list ...
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Is there any only-terminal linux live usb distro? [closed]

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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Running native applications on the Linux Kernel

When the Linux kernel has loaded it loads the distro or OS to take over, how can I make the kernel load some native application (written in c) instead? I don't need a GUI or anything, Instead I want ...
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How to spilt a bootable linux distro iso file onto multiple dvds or cds?

I have customized a centOS distro , by including some packages such as VLC,eclipse etc. but now the size of distro exceeds 7.42 gb. I want to : split the large distro iso into multiple small iso ...
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Metasploitable_2 (Cannot issue apt-get to update or install any packages)?

I just setup Metasploitable 2 on VMware Fusion. I downloaded the image from here. I've booted it up and everything and can navigate around but would like to run a apt-get install update and possible ...
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Small bootable package to enable ssh client?

I've been trying to find the smallest possible package to put on a cd/thumbdrive that will allow me to use an ssh client on a wired networked computer. I'm talking about really barebones stuff, no ...
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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 (http://www.tenable.com/blog/...
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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 ...