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How can I full install multiple Linux distros on a USB hard drive? [on hold]

So, I bought a 4TB hard drive for Linux (don't judge man) and downloaded a bunch of live CD's. That worked okay, but not good. Then, I realized my big problem. Since I am somewhat new to Linux I ...
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Which Audio Oriented Distribution also has CUDA support? [closed]

I render using Blender's ability to render using nVidia's CUDA. Can someone recommend an audio oriented (music making and recording software) distribution that would also satisfy this 3D animation ...
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How does the new KDE Neon compare with Kubuntu and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each

I noticed that there is a new distro called KDE Neon, but to me, it sounds just like Kubuntu, I don't know what the differences between it and Kubuntu are and whether one has any ...
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Why is the rename utility on Debian/Ubuntu different than the one on other distributions, like CentOS?

On CentOS, the rename command uses two simple strings, from and to. rename from to file... while on Debian/Ubuntu it uses a perl-style regular expression. rename [ -v ] [ -n ] [ -f ] perlexpr [ ...
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Package name translation across different distros

I'm trying to write a general purpose script which at one point attempts to install certain packages on Linux systems. To handle the different package managers across various distros, I am using ...
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Is the power management on different linux distributions the same?

I was wondering if the power management is the same across all linux distros? If no, what are the specific differences? I.e. can changing the distro possibly solve power management issues? ...
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What questions should I ask myself when choosing a Linux distribution? [closed]

So many Linux distros out there, over 200. What questions should I ask myself to help decipher which distribution to use. At the moment I have: What Desktop Environment? (Xfce, KDE etc) Do I want ...
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Linux distros Usage share vs time graph?

Here is a graph for windows usage. Is there something comparable for Linux Distros? Where all the major linux distros show up instead of one line for all linux. I would be happy with the last 10 ...
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Can't check OS distribution on godaddy server

I´m making an article on how to check OS distributions so i´m testing commands in 2 servers which I got access. My test VPS is displaying OS release withcat /etc/lsb-release and cat /etc/os-release. ...
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What is the most resource hungry Linux distribution? [closed]

Trying to find the Linux distribution with the highest system requirements? What is the most demanding of all the Linux OS according to the published minimum specifications of each distro? Based on ...
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What is the differences between distributions, the OS and code names (stable, testing) in linux and what order is that listed in /etc/*release?

Overall, I'm trying to understand the differences between distributions, Operating systems and release code names (stable, experimental, testing) for Linux and how can those are listed in release ...
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How do different distributions modify the locations of config files for programs?

A lot of Linux programs state that the config file(s) location is distribution dependent. I was wondering how the different distributions do this. Do they actually modify the source code? Is there ...
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Redistribution of Linux Distribution?

If a Linux Distribution is under GPL, and I would redistribute it, is it correct that I only need to be able to give the sources? For example, say I build a 4-in-1 multi distribution DVD (I got sick ...
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How to make an iso of my installed system

I'm re-posting this here because it's off topic on Askubuntu. I installed Linux Mint 17.3, customized the theme, removed and added packages, made many changes to the file manager etc. I want to know ...
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Which linux distro is more suitable for me [closed]

I am new in Linux environment. I am currently using the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but it's not running as i expected, because my PC don't have high configuration. Here's my system configuration Memory : 2.9 ...
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What is this distro? [closed]

What is this distro, I was just googling and there was this mysterious screenshot.
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How to create a custom Debian Linux with own logos and software pre-installed [duplicate]

I know that this question has been asked too many times on the internet however I have not find a clean straightforward answer. I need to create a customized linux distro which is based on Debian ...
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How to run Unix?

I always wanted to try Unix but I can't seem to find an ISO file or somewhere to buy it. Is Unix published for the whole wide world to use or is it a special OS only for high-class servers, mainframes ...
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Setting up a netbook for a visually impaired senior

I'm trying to set up my old netbook to help my visually impaired grandmother keep her mind engaged. My grandfather passed away last year, and my grandmother moved into an assisted living home. She is ...
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Do I need to have a sublicence from LMI for this?

Sorry for not asking the question properly, but, do I need a sublicence from LMI in order to make a Linux distro? I am not going to use the "Linux" name, but it will use the Linux kernel, and in its ...
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Does the fact that MacOS runs on a BSD core mean that it is a better choice for that hardware? [closed]

Of the different distributions of Unix/Linux available for my Mac hardware, does BSD have an advantage because it's what is run under the GUI for MacOS, or does the Mach kernel abstraction keep any ...
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Debian - My Own Distro? [closed]

So I want to make my own Distro by installing completely "Naked" Debian in VM by selecting "standard system utilities", configure it & install necessary packages etc. Then when I finish doing ...
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Are any upcoming distros offering PHP 7 by default? [closed]

I am wondering if anyone is aware of any upcoming *nix distro which will be including PHP 7 as the default version without using any 3rd party repository?
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How to rebuild a Centos base application iso?

I have a centos6.5 based application iso file which I want to change one of the RPM file and change some configuration in post kickstart file (there is a post kickstart file is in separate folder)and ...
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HP Omen 15 and Linux

This is a simple question: Is there anyone out there who has installed any Linux distro on a HP Omen 15 laptop and have it work to satisfaction. I couldn't find it amongst the certified units on ...
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Change distro, keep software AND ppas

Continuation of my other question. Besides the software, can I save the PPAs in a file?
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Change distro, keeps software

I would like to know if it is possible to change the distro but keep the programs you installed. I know this is a terrible idea across distros (unless they run on the same base -> ubuntu, xubuntu, ...
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Customized distro to live-USB

Need to run lubuntu in several workstations, but can't replace the existing distro. Also need to have Octave running, but it's not included in lubuntu. I would need to install Octave and the scripts ...
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What challenges do people normally face using Arch Linux? [closed]

I'm setting up my Raspberry Pi 2 and deciding what linux distro to use. I'm leaning towards Raspbian and Arch Linux. Although Raspbian is definitely the safest option... Arch Linux seems like a more ...
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What Linux Distro to use for Raspberry Pi 2 [closed]

I'm currently setting up my raspberry pi 2 but not too sure what Linux distro to put on it. I know there's lots of factors to be considered such as what you will be doing... but overall what's the ...
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Small Footprint Linux for VM

I apologize if this is already answered somewhere. But here is the issue. I am running Arch as my host. I want to run a small footprint VM on this machine, which I can do the following with : ...
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are there any other shells than bash/dash which are used used as default in GNU/Linux distros?

Debian/Ubuntu use bash/dash and while you can use and have access to other shells, they don't work well with the kernel, so for booting up purposes, you have to have bash/dash. Are there any other ...
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Permanently update linux distro .iso file in pen

I have a kali 2.0 (last released version) on a pen and run it on a virtual machine with allocated memory on my hard drive. However, even though this kali distribution is the last version available I ...
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How can produce an “Universal installer” in Linux?

I have a source code and I want to produce an installer for all OS's (Windows, Linux) for non-confirmed users (Simple App user). My app is in C programming Language. I'm using Red Hat Enterprise Linux ...
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Embedded board - Install a distro

I've this freescale board: http://www.mect.it/en/products/control-and-automation/operator-panels-with-embedded-input-and-output-and-plc/tpac1007/ I need it to run python scripts, but it mount linux ...
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Linux debian based new distro development [closed]

I try to make debian based distro but confused because the size of debian is already 12 gb then how can i make it small ( i.e lesss than 2 gb ). If possible plz tell me steps what further i should ...
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How to find out what distros are using particular Linux version?

Given a distribution and its version, I can find which version of kernel it uses, e.g. for Ubuntu they are listed here, and for currently supported versions of Fedora they are here. In general, ...
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Is there a plain GNU/Linux OS?

I'm currently looking at all the different Linux distros and can't seem to find the original GNU/Linux OS. Apparently there is a GNU System which combined the GNU project with the Linux kernel. How do ...
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Example of a package that has the same name in two different distros but refers to unrelated upstream projects for each?

I'm thinking about organization of open source packages across different distributions, and one of the issues that might arise is that different distributions decide to assign a different package name ...
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how to use rpmbuild for el5 on el6 system

Do any of you have a idea how to build a spec file using rpmbuild for a el5 system while running on el6 host? spec is a simple packaging of py script. Difference between el5 and el6 rpm should by ...
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Linux Debian codenames

I've got a few, quite silly, non-technical questions about giving codenames to Debian releases. Each Debian release has its unique codename, which is (so far) a characters' name from Toy Story movies ...
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Dependency hell: Why not create portable applications [closed]

Back in time to the ages when I was using Windows, applications were installed in an independent way. This left a lot of freedom to the end user/sysadmin to decide what and where to upgrade, what to ...
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Which distro to switch to (laptop) [closed]

I switched to Linux Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows 8.1 about a month ago because I wanted to get more out of my laptop (Lenovo Flex 2). I have been trying to either solve or ignore some issues that I have ...
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Installing Linux on a tablet

I would like to install Linux on my tablet. It has Cortex A9 processor (RockChip RK2928), 512MB RAM and 4GB internal memory. My question is: is there any Linux distro that would work on it? I tried to ...
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Official resources about disc management on linux / distributions [closed]

My question is about official linux and common distributions (e.g. fedora/debian) on learning disk management in practice on linux / linux distributions. The layout, may be including the file system, ...
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Ubuntu 15 vs Mint 17 vs Zorin 9 vs Elementary OS (newbie) [closed]

I have always used windows but my computer is always overheating and i think i should try something new. I am going to clean it with compressed air and i am thinking of installing a linux distro as ...
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How bug fixing exactly works in a distro ? upstream vs downstream

I'd like to know how bug fixing exactly works in Linux distributions. I mean, after all a distro is made of opensource software made by external developers, and then packaged by the distro's ...
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Which Linux distribution places all applications in /opt?

I read on DistroWatch quite a while back that there's a Linux distribution that installs all application files in /opt directory. However, I do not remember the name of this distribution. Anyone ...
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Linux distribution for a beginner Windows 7 user with good compatibility [closed]

A few days ago a friend asked me if I could install a good Linux distribution on his old PC (actually not very old: Intel Core 2, 2 GB of RAM). He's a Windows 7 user and a lawyer who uses the PC ...
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How should can I set up a machine dedicated only to running ZynAddSubFx syntheziser?

I'd like to set up a Linux machine dedicated only to run the soft synth ZynAddSubFx or Yoshimi (and receive midi data for ditto). The synth should start automatically when I switch on the power. I'd ...