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Will formatting the FreeDOS partition make Windows 10 unbootable?

I bought a Lenovo Y700-17ISK and it came with FreeDOS on a separate partition in the beginning of the hard drive. It looked like that: FreeDOS 1 GB - unallocated space 931 GB Then, I installed ...
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How do i take full backup of my ubuntu machine including running applications that i can restore when the machine crashes?

I'm running a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS build and need to create a completely redundant backup.
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Razercfg freezes mouse for a tiny bit

Whenever I use razercfg on my Razer Deathadder Chroma, it freezes for like a quarter of a second. I'm trying to do visual feedback of how quickly I press my mouse by changing the color of the leds, ...
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VMware player shared folders on Linux host

I haven't been able to find any shared folder settings on my VMWare Workstation 12 player (non-commercial use only). I tried searching all the documentation online, and it makes so many references to ...
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How to control scroll bar behavior in Cinnamon?

I'm running a Debian 8 machine. I believe its running Cinnamon as the window manager: $ wmctrl -m Name: Mutter (Muffin) Class: N/A PID: N/A Window manager's "showing the desktop" mode: N/A When a ...
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Install a windows VM on my CentOS server

I have a dedicated server with a centOS installed. I need a windows environment. I just thought if it would be possible to install a Windows virtual machine and use remote desktop to connect to it. I ...
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Last background process ID ($!) not working in sudo bash command

Do shell variables work inside sudo executed commands? I'm trying to run, and later kill, a background process, as another user inside a script. However, I cannot capture the background process ID, ...
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How to install Debian package manager

I have a testing platform which has minimal Linux on it. It is so lightweight that it lacks all distribution-specific features. The goal is to install dpkg and apt-utils, which I did, by extracting ....
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How to disable bottom “show-on-drag” menu in Gnome?

I'm not quite sure what the menu is called, but when I drag my mouse against the bottom of the screen in Gnome (1:3.14+3), a new menu appears. I do this by accident a lot and find it very annoying. ...
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vsftpd on raspberry pi doesn't chroot users

I'm attempting to run an FTP server on a raspberry pi, and after a lot of struggle I finally made it work, however for some reason the server doesn't place users into a chroot jail, and everyone can ...
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What does “Current message level: 0x00000033 (51)” mean?

There is a similar question here What is the "Current message level"? Reference linked in the answer there doesn't mention this 0x00000033 (51) value. Here is the complete output of ...
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rsyslog logs into the wrong file

I'm trying to log events from my router on my Raspberry Pi using rsyslog. Everything works fine: the logs are logged on the Pi, but in the wrong file. Everything is logged in /var/log/syslog instead ...
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What is wrong with this Terminal command? (fusermount -u /directory)

What is wrong with this Terminal command? (fusermount -u /directory) I am trying to unmount an encfs folder but I get this error message: entry for /directory../ not found in /etc/mtab Why and how ...
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How to use separate proxy settings for incognito mode under Linux?

According to this reported issue Chromium supports separate proxy settings for incognito. However, when I try to edit the proxy settings, I get a page that says this: When running Chromium under a ...
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What do I need to look at to when getting a wifi adaptor to get my ubuntu desktop on wifi? [migrated]

I have a ubuntu desktop that has always connected to the network via ethernet. It's simple - eth0 is there in ifconfig, I run dhclient eth0, and I'm good to go. It's been this way for ages. Due to ...
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Not able to ssh RHEL linux host

I'm trying to ssh to one of the linux host but not able to do it. It shows operation timed out. ssh: connect to host ****.****.****.**** port 22: Operation timed out I tried to do ping also, It ...
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Should I reformat from MBR to GPT?

I bought a Lenovo Y700 with FreeDOS on a 1 GB partition with 932 GB of unallocated space on the second partition. I wanted to be able to boot 3 systems on it - Windows 7/10, Debian/Xubuntu and ...
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OpenVPN multiple IPv4

I have got OpenVPN running & listening on all IPs on port 1194: # netstat -tunlp | grep 1194 udp 0 0 0.0.0.0:1194 0.0.0.0:* 1629/openvpn But I ...
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How to kill a daemon in Linux?

Note: Before you mark this question as duplicate, please note that I've tried all the solutions that I could get online, but still I'm unable to resolve the problem. I ran daemon through the ...
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WiFi hard-blocked on GNOME

Every once in a while I try out a new linux distro. And the same problem occurs over and over again when I install a distribution using GNOME: my Wifi is hard-blocked. I try unblocking it with rfkill, ...
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How to `cut` (extract a subset of columns) a CSV file that contains quoted strings`

I have a CSV file and want to discard a couple of columns. So let's say this is a sample file: column a, column b, column c value a, value b, value c value a, "quoted, b", value c And now let's ...
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How to sandbox code in chroot for multiple users?

What am I trying to do? I'm writing a code evaluator using chroot and python and went to hackerrank for some inspiration. What I think is happening at Hackerrank? Hackerrank creates run-...
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Why does /dev/random on ubuntu generate data slower than on debian?

During test of a copy function I've copied data from /dev/random to /dev/null and measured the throughput. On my Debian testing machine, I'm getting about 200 kb/s consistently. On Ubuntu 14.04, ...
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Force initialization of network interface even when not connected?

I have a minboard with two network interfaces (Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5), and I would like to use the PC as (part-time) router and firewall for my laptop running Windows. The PC is running a systemd-...
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List all regex matches, one per line of output

I know that I can find regex matches using egrep. My need is a bit more esoteric: I need to list all regex matches, one per line of output. So, assume a file containing the following: This is just ...
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Windows Ctrl + V equivalent for Linux terminal [duplicate]

In windows I can paste the clipboard content using the key combination Ctrl + V However if I try to achieve the same in Linux terminal using the same Ctrl + V key combination, I get the output: ^V ...
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Configure a DD-WRT router as a FTP server

Router Model Buffalo WZR-1750DHP Firmware Version DD-WRT v3.0-r29968M std (06/17/16) Kernel Version Linux 4.4.13 #950 SMP 2016 armv7l Disk Info /dev/sda1 Block device, size 3.639 TiB (4000785104896 ...
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How to control Port Indicator on USB Hub

some background-story: Some days ago i had to copy a pdf file to multiple usb sticks for customers. in this process i wished i could write a script that blinks the port led of a port where the copying ...
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How to break a running program out of an infinite loop? [on hold]

I don't know much about machine code that programs execute as they run, but from various (dis)assembly code snippets that I've seen, I am pretty sure I remember loops are implemented using jump-ifs (...
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Directory content sizes integrated into `ls`?

ls lists directory contents. du lists directory content size. Is there some way to get a ls-like listing but with directories showing content size?
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EliteBook 8460p - Custom Boot Logo with Arch Linux

I know that my EliteBook 8460p supports a custom boot logo (not the HP one). I read these two posts on how to do so ( 1. HP ProBook custom boot logo, 2. HP Elitebook 8570w custom boot logo) - further ...
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How to get the current MAC address and pass it to a variable in the Linux terminal

I found a command from another post on Super User that’s helped me, but I don’t know how to pass the output to a variable and print it. This is the command I've used: ip addr show $(awk 'NR==3{print ...
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bash xargs: same command gives different output

When I run ls -1 *.a | xargs -I{} echo {} | sed 's/.a//' The output is 1 2 3 When I run ls -1 *.a | xargs -I{} bash -c "echo {} $(echo {} | sed 's/.a//')" and the output is 1.a 1.a 2.a 2.a 3....
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Iptables - Remove filtered ports and close them

Here's the result of nmap command on my dedicated server from my home linux pc : Not shown: 980 closed ports PORT STATE SERVICE 20/tcp filtered ftp-data 21/tcp filtered ftp 22/tcp ...
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ddrescue from drive intermittantly cutting out - way to minimize initialization or other reads?

Have a Windows/NTFS drive that's on its way to the dustbin, able to intermittently read on another PC via USB-to-IDE cable, a Knoppix 7.2 LiveUSB, ddrescue and ddrutitliy to pull what I can onto ...
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Internet speed much faster than over LAN between PC's

I’m stuck and can't figure out how to get my speeds any faster, or figure out why my transfer speed is so slow between PC’s compared to from the Internet. Please be aware when reading this that ...
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Arch/Grub - Disable booting message

I just installed Arch Linux for the first time. I'd like to achieve just a black screen when booting until I'm asked for the login. I'm using grub as a boot loader. And added the line: ...
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Linux alternative to Microsoft Continuum (Android/Debian vs. Ubuntu) [closed]

There are two systems in the "opensource-world" to 'replace'/fit Microsofts Continuum (use of a handheld device as phone/desktop at the same time). MaruOS (currently available as CustomRom for mainly ...
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Not getting gigabit on my office ethernet

I've got a new fiber based internet connection and new gigabit router (ZyXEL Wireless VDSL2 Gateway) whereas my old router was only 100Mb/s. My desktop computer is in my office in a 4 years old ...
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Turn off videocard output on disconnecting monitor

My current setup is Arch, with Awesome WM and Xorg-server 1.17 (amd dependency). What I would like to automate is the following. When I disconnect an external monitor, for instance HDMI1, I have to ...
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Run multiple Synergy servers

Currently I have a Windows PC & Linux workstation running Synergy. One is the client and the other is the server with the physical keyboard and mouse. I was wondering if it is possible to add ...
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parallel install ncurses-6 & ncurses-5 on fedora 24

I just upgraded from fedora 23 to 24, and it broke some binaries I have on my system that were not installed from fedora's repositories, due to the ncurses upgrade from version 5 to version 6: error ...
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Passing variables into ssh sessions (Session has to stay alive)

is it possible to start a ssh remote session and pass a variable to the remote host, which is usable in the opened session. For Example: Client: testvar="this is my text" Open ssh session (ssh user@...
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Internet Accessible Private Cloud

I am attempting to setup a private cloud server (using a Debian VM) that is accessible to myself and a few friends over the internet. I have a domain name, however I do not have a public IP or access ...
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Kali Linux on Virtual Box

Kali Linux booted but stuck on cursor (login) with the black screen. What should I do? I have already reinstalled Virtual Box & Kali Linux.
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Shell script fails when executed by systemd service

So I have a systemd service called startup.service: [Unit] Description=startup scripts [Service] Type=oneshot ExecStart=/home/user/Documents/Tools/Scripts/startup.sh [Install] WantedBy=multi-user....
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I can not open XMGRACE

I can't open xmgrace although I have installed everything correctly. The errors I encounter are: Warning: Widget must be a VendorShell. Warning: translation table syntax error: Unknown event type : ...
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Difficulty getting /etc/rc.d/init.d tomcat startup script working

I have the following startup script that on reboot does not bring up tomcat: #!/bin/bash # # description: Apache Tomcat init script # processname: tomcat # chkconfig: 234 20 80 # ### BEGIN INIT INFO #...
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Ubuntu 16.04 VM Guest - Boot on TTY

On my VM guest Ubuntu 16.04 (host Win10), X server seems to fail start. The tricky thing is that installation + 1st reboot are OK, it's only on the next ones that I always fallback on TTY and console ...
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Yum RPM database corrupted on Red Hat OpenShift

Yum is not working on Red Hat OpenShift, meaning I can't install anything to demonise my node.js app, and I don't have permission to rectify it. Can I install screen from source? Error: error: ...