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5answers
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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 ...
2
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1answer
27 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
40 views

Split & burn ISO of more than 20 gb to multiple DVDs

I have customized a CentOS distro with custom packages but now I have issues related to its distribution since its size is around 24GB! i.e.: I want to split my large ISO in multiple small ISOs so ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
46 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
34 views

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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1answer
64 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
36 views

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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1answer
52 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
207 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
91 views

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 ...
1
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0answers
967 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
18 views

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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1answer
65 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
408 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
401 views

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?
4
votes
2answers
269 views

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, ...
3
votes
1answer
107 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
339 views

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 ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
581 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
234 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
128 views

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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votes
1answer
503 views

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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votes
2answers
217 views

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 ...
5
votes
4answers
8k views

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 ...
1
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1answer
296 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
360 views

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 ...
0
votes
4answers
123 views

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? ...
2
votes
0answers
4k views

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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votes
1answer
749 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
483 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
312 views

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 ...
7
votes
7answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
4k views

Error Number 5: Input/Output Error while installing Linux

I have an emachines PC (model T5226) that I am attempting to install Linux on. I have tried multiple distros, namely Sabayon, Linux Mint, and SUSE, but at some point during the copying files phase of ...
1
vote
1answer
188 views

How to install a Linux distro from within Mac OS X

I want to install a Linux distro on my Mac from within Mac OS X (that is, without first rebooting into a separate installer environment). Just like Ubuntu's Wubi installer allows you to install ...
3
votes
1answer
5k views

Where can I find the Linux kernel file?

Is there any common directory to find kernel file in all Linux distributions?if yes please tell me how to browse to the directory? Where can I find the Linux file in Ubuntu & RedHat operating ...
1
vote
0answers
213 views

My username and password dont work on SHH Trixbox

I have a Trixbox Linux instaled (based on Asterisk distribution). I can acces the console normally with my root account. Its very simple, restart my machine, type login: root and password ***** and ...
4
votes
4answers
343 views

What are the risks (if any) of installing an older version of Linux

My machine has limited RAM capacity. Newer Linux distributions seem to require more memory (often 1 GB or more) and seem to consume more than 500 MB on itself. Is it safe to use an older version of ...
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votes
2answers
347 views

What is the suitable linux version for Developers? [closed]

I am a novice application developer. I wanna to use Linux and try it out. But I've no idea of Linux distributions and what they are capable of. I've heard about Ubuntu, Linux mint, fedora. But what ...
0
votes
1answer
471 views

Using VMware Player to run Linux Distros via Flash Drive

I want to easily move multiple linux distros between my machines (Mac & Windows) via flash drive. Each machine will have VMware player installed to boot the OS rather than booting directly from ...
1
vote
6answers
660 views

Good Linux Distro for Disconnected Netbook

I'm deployed to Afghanistan with the Army and I have a friend who's netbook had his hard drive take a dump on him. He ordered a new hard drive and I was able to download and burn a copy of Ubuntu to ...
0
votes
2answers
369 views

Dual boot Windows XP and Linux-based OS

I have a PC with Windows XP SP3, a 250GB HD (C,D,E,F drives) and 1GB RAM. XP got corrupted while working on the internet (happened 3 times this week), so I am going for a dual boot. If I install ...
2
votes
2answers
205 views

Custom Linux: advice for maintenance, best practices, general

Context: We have custom versions of GCC, Kernel, utilities ...etc., we'd like to integrate easily into a installable easily maintainable Linux Distro ...package-management etc.. This is for a ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How to install Debian Testing

I would like to install debian testing. I mean that I want to follow the "Testing" distribution. I have tried the installer included in unetbootin "Ubuntu_Testing_Netinst". Once it installed, it was ...
10
votes
3answers
6k views

Is it possible to alias a username on Linux?

I'm not sure if this has a practical application at all (aside from the fact that I am lazy. you know "christopher" has 11 characters, and I want to type 1), but is it possible to alias a username on ...
-1
votes
2answers
779 views

Which Linux OS Dist is most python friendly? [closed]

I am a mid-level python developer interested primarily in creating WSGI-based web apps. I have a working knowledge of *nix but not of sysadmin. I will be working from command line. Which Linux OS ...
3
votes
1answer
348 views

What is the difference between the Linux distros?

What is the difference between the several GNU/Linux distros like Ubuntu and Fedora? Before brickbats fly for asking an oft repeated question, I am talking of differences related to the internal ...