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How to create bootable USB stick with GRUB with data partition, Win rescue disk and System Rescue CD

This is my motivation: I have a USB stick I always carry with me. And there are always problems with computers not booting. So I want to make the drive a little more useful. It has to: Contain a ...
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Backup computers boot information/files under Linux

Basically the same question as the unanswered one of How to backup the boot information of a PC's Hard Disk?, but from a different angle because that one was seeking Windows based solution ...
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How can I create a CD or USB key that fully restores a Linux install? (a la the CDs that come with Windows boxen)

Whenever I assemble and configure a Linux PC for someone, I always run into the problem of what happens if they want to restore their system back to the way it was when they got it. Either they ...
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Fedora 19: system snapshot

Today I've made an update for my Fedora 18 and get 19th version. On previous versions I had troubles with nvidia drivers (I have a laptop). Neither nvidia drivers from package nor from nvidia site ...
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How to downgrade Linux kernel

I have a Linux machine running RHEL3.8 with kernel release 2.4.21-66.ELsmp. How can I downgrade the Linux kernel to 2.4.21-47.ELsmp? Second: About the last kernel upgrade, can we find logs somewhere ...
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Accidentally changed the owner of /bin and other directories

I recently made something very, very stupid. Instead of typing: chown adam ./* I wrote: chown adam /* (I forgot about the very important dot). Now I have some files with owner adam instead of... hmm I ...
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Can files be recovered from an encrypted linux disk, if it gets formatted to ntfs?

I sent in my laptop to gateway for a LCD repair, with instructions not to format the hard drive. They saw that I had ubuntu installed and formatted it, installing windows 7. My hard drive was ...
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Upgrading hard drive while saving existing system data, and allowing for a dual OS boot

I know this has been asked in individual parts, but I'm looking for a way to do this with the fewest steps and least pain. I have a laptop with Windows 7, and I want to make a move to a larger hard ...
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How do I save a “restore point” in Linux?

I have some program that I want to run but I am not sure if it is going to do anything malicious. I have an old ubuntu pc which I am using to run it. I know in Windows you have save a restore point ...
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Backing up Windows 7 programs

I want to do a clean re-install of Windows 7 but there are files and installed programs which need to be backed up and restored. I tried using the Windows 7 backup utility to do a full backup to an ...
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Is there a “restore point” in Linux (Debian/Ubuntu) like Windows?

I'm working directly in an Ubuntu Virtual Machine (VM). Some updates (like kernel) were available at the update manager. If I weren't using a VM, I wouldn't update it since it's a risk to break ...
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bootmgr missing after restoring with sysresccd

I backed up my laptop months ago. Today i repartition the drive and used sysresccd with partimage to restore the HDD. I got a success msg after restoring however when booting i get a bootmgr missing ...
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Want to restore Windows 7 from Linux Ubuntu

I want to recover Windows 7 from Linux and I don't have the Windows 7 CD or any previous back up files. Please tell me if there is a way to recover Windows 7 from Linux because I do not want to boot ...