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Jan
14
comment Have separate bootloaders for Windows and Linux on a single hard disk?
Creative answer! But since I'd still prefer it to be on the hard disk rather than a USB stick/drive, perhaps I could add to your creativity by suggesting that a kind of a partition emulator could be created which would imitate the MBR section, so that when Windows is installed, it'd think it is overwriting the MBR, but it actually isn't.
Dec
9
comment What sizes should you allocate to the /, /boot, /home and swap
Related, but different from the answers given on SuperUser: askubuntu.com/questions/21719/…. Also, the necessity of swap to be 2 times the RAM, had got outdated in 1992. Now it's just a myth: superuser.com/questions/187695/…
Dec
6
comment Have separate bootloaders for Windows and Linux on a single hard disk?
Is there nothing available? Shucks, please point me to the right person, and I'd like to collaborate with them to modify an existing open source bootloader to be able to handle what I've mentioned in my question.
Oct
20
comment multiway desktop screen sharing app for linux
Works! I was able to connect to a CentOS PC via Windows and via Linux using TigerVNC. Thanks! :-)
Aug
27
comment Telnet: Could not open connection to the host on port 23 : connect failed
Problem is solved anyway. It was a firewall problem.
Aug
27
comment Telnet: Could not open connection to the host on port 23 : connect failed
A firewall problem it was. Solved. Thanks! :) And sorry, the IP was 192.18.212.124. I had earlier temporarily connected to the 209 subnet for testing.
Aug
27
comment Telnet: Could not open connection to the host on port 23 : connect failed
Sorry, it's actually 192.18.212.124. I got it confused after I had connected it to 209, for trying out a different possibility. When trying telnet 192.18.209.124 22, the command prompt just shows SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_5.3 and remains stuck at that
Aug
27
comment Telnet: Could not open connection to the host on port 23 : connect failed
I had even connected the RHEL system to the 209 subnet, where it got a different IP of 192.18.209.17 but I still wasn't able to connect to it using Telnet, but ssh worked as usual.
Aug
27
comment Telnet: Could not open connection to the host on port 23 : connect failed
I agree, but note that the Windows system is 212 and still isn't able to connect. I was able to connect from RHEL to a switch at 192.18.209.111 because in the switch configuration I changed the security setting to allow the RHEL telnet client to connect to the switch. Is there any way to tell the RHEL telnet server to allow other systems to connect to it? I'm able to connect to localhost on the RHEL system.
Aug
27
comment Telnet: Could not open connection to the host on port 23 : connect failed
@Nicolas: updated my question with the dump info
Aug
26
comment Telnet: Could not open connection to the host on port 23 : connect failed
but I'm able to connect using ssh
Jul
18
comment can't add folder in git
In case anyone else ends up on this page with the problem I faced: I wasn't able to add files in a sub-folder to Git. Later I found that that sub-folder had its own .git repository and files were getting added to that repository instead of the repository in the main folder. Even in the Git GUI, that sub-folder appeared as a file instead of as a folder.
Jan
15
comment Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit
To disable packagekit: in terminal run gpk-prefs and select "Check for updates: Never ".
Sep
26
comment Working from home: ensuring file security?
I had intended to mention either using Truecrypt or a password protected RAR. As of now, I'm considering Truecrypt as a better option than RAR. So the question still is, as per my above comment: will Truecrypt ensure that the data is not stored temporarily anywhere else other than in the RAM (Windows and Linux)?
Sep
26
comment Working from home: ensuring file security?
I wasn't actually talking of compression in Truecrypt. I was asking if I access a Word file or maybe source code in a Truecrypt volume using Netbeans on my system, isn't there a possibility that Netbeans or Word would store temporary files in the temp folder? Or does all information being decrypted by Truecrypt stay only in the RAM and nothing goes into any temporary folder? Will there be any security difference in temporary file creation of this type if I'm working on Windows or Linux?
Sep
26
comment Working from home: ensuring file security?
For 1, isn't it possible to access those files from Linux if you access the filesystem when on a dual boot machine? For 2, I think it's possible to crack those passwords by brute force. For 3, not all antiviruses can find all malicious programs. Need a more generic solution, but thanks :)
Sep
26
comment Working from home: ensuring file security?
@Michael: I'm talking of a situation where I cannot be sure of whether a person using a document at a PC at home is aware/ignorant that their system has been compromised by spyware/malware/rootkit or maybe (if possible) a person who can remotely access their filesystem without their knowledge (maybe while they're not at their system). I'm considering any threat model, except packet sniffing. And yes, since you asked, I'm considering the possibility of someone having physical access to the system (being able to view temp files)
Sep
26
comment Working from home: ensuring file security?
Ok, but I'm considering a situation where the file is on the home disk as a Truecrypt container or a password protected RAR. What would be a secure way of using the file in such a situation? Let's say VNC or VPN can't be used because of poor network connectivity (I really wouldn't want to bring in use of files across a network into this question, as that's not really the question I'm asking)
Aug
28
comment Utility to optimally distribute files onto multiple DVDs?
Just felt that this was a good page for anyone searching: howtogeek.com/76264/…
Aug
8
comment Secondary Monitor won't Display at Full Resolution with Primary Display Disconnected
@laramie: You should've posted your edit as an answer