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If it's a case of tail not working at all, then it could be because your liveCD is using the overlayfs filesystem, which has a bug regarding notifications of modified files. You could try to move the log to another filesystem, such as /tmp if the application creating the log has an option to do so. You could also carry out your test in /tmp instead of your ...


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Full disk encryption is usually done using the dm-crypt Device Mapper target, with a nested LVM (Logical Volume Manager) inside. So to reset your password you'll have to Unlock/open the crypto container; this is done using cryptsetup Activate the logical volumes; vgchange is used for this. Usually you won't need to care about this. Just let the initrd ...


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Yes it is. Either by using the CD as a repository, or by booting into the live session and downloading the package manually and then installing from your normal OS or even by setting up a chroot environment. IN the examples below, I am using apt-get xfce as the command you will want to run but dpkg-reconfigure or whatever else would work as well. 1. Use the ...


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If an attacker can boot a live CD in your environment, your environment is not secure. This is one of the reasons why physical security is so important. As a general rule, physical access to the machine is all that's ever needed to compromise it. Unix permissions are enforced by the kernel. If you run a live CD and are root, there's no real difference than ...


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This isn't a serious security breach, this is how Unix & Unix filesystems work. When you booted this live DVD and provided the password to sudo that was the password of the live distro, and not your own. Unless you're using whole drive encryption like TrueCrypt or dm-crypt, anyone can mount your system's hard drive and see any files they want on it, ...


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Have you looked at The All In One Boot Floppy? It can boot a CD with a few menu selections. It using Smart Boot Manager underneath so you can look at that to make something without (or with less) interaction.


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I would try Knoppix. I've had good luck with it running on older hardware in the past, especially when booting it as a LiveCD. Also I might try using Unetbootin to install an ISO onto a USB thumbdrive and boot the system using that instead.              


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An better alternative to all in one boot floppy is probably to use BCDL. The bootable CD loader automaticaly boots the first CDROM. The problem is that its CD driver is no longer up to date, so you need to upgrade VIDE-CDD.SYS on the floppy with e.g. XCDROM.SYS taken from here. (Only tried with a virtual machine, not with a real FDD).


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I had a similar situation (laptop with Windows 8 preinstalled which I did not want to bury yet, and Linux installed but not wanting to boot), and I solved it using the following steps: I set the BIOS to Legacy mode, with secure boot option disabled, and booted into the live USB which I had been able to install Linux with: Backbox 3.09, which is based in ...


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Partitioning took place before the error happened so whenever you run the LiveCD on the partitioned virtual hard drive, it is still partitioned. The LiveCD just read what it perceived as a partitioned hard disk. In order to wipe everything clean, you could either delete the current virtual machine and create a new one, or use the disk tools(cfdisk, fdisk, ...


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If your partitions are mounted depends on the Live CD, the ones I used until now did not automount harddisk partitions. In general, fsck should not be run on filesystems, which are mounted writeable. To be sure, you can use the -M switch for fsck, which causes an error if the filesystem is mounted. Also, you can use -n to only check, without attempting ...


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I can confirm that the official ISO you can download from the website are indeed Live-DVD iso (except for the minimal ones, which only allow installing). If you aren't satisfied, the official documentation covers how to build your own customized image By the way they also suggest beginner linux users against using kali, which is supposed to be targeted at ...


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I am not familiar with this tool but from looking at the source for the livecd-iso-to-disk.sh script here, I think you've got this backwards. You still need to provide a single source (not a directory) because this tool can only do one ISO at a time, so you need to run it once for every ISO you want to add. Meanwhile, --livedir is supposed to be the name for ...


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Just Download a Live-Distro of your choice (with wpa_supplicant) with the same arch (32/64 bit) you'll choose for gentoo later, too Create a bootable USB-Stick from it Boot from the USB-Stick Most of the upcomping steps require root privileges, so you could do a su in your Live-Distro and go on as root. Create your partitions (/boot,/home/,/) e.g. with ...


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Boot from your Windows DVD. If you bought Windows separately from your computer, then this is the DVD you bought. If Windows was preinstalled on your computer, then the DVD most likely came in the box. If it did not, contact your manufacturer to see if they will give you one. Once you have booted the DVD, find the option that says something like "repair ...


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For Tails pass the argument findiso to kernel as findiso=/path/to/ISO boot=live config live-media=removable nopersistent noprompt quiet timezone=Etc/UTC block.events_dfl_poll_msecs=1000 splash nox11autologin module=Tails quiet update If you extract the content of ISO's to respective folders then they can be booted with the boot argument ...


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Sounds like you're missing the video driver and X is defaulting to a generic video driver. For example, if your video card is an AMD, you need the radeon XF86 video drivers, and if you're running inside a virtual machine you need the vmware or virtualbox drivers. These drivers are part of X, and to put an example, in Debian they appear on the package manager ...


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This problem occurs because portions of your partition table remain. There are superblocks for each Linux partition that you create at various offsets in the filesystem depending on the specific implementation. These are markers that the kernel reads when interpreting a physical block device because when you partition a device you rarely zero it - instead ...


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Yes, any ~700MB CD should install a desktop environment without downloading anything from the repositories. Keep in mind a livecd is not always the same as the "Install CD", e.g. there is a Debian Live CD and a Debian Install CD.


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Installing multiple DE's and such shouldn't alter the system in a way that affects any of the others much -- e.g., installing GNOME will not step on KDE's toes. Installing multiple display managers (the GUI login: KDM, GDM, XDM, etc.) may create a hassle, but I don't think you need to install GDM in order to install GNOME, and so on. They probably don't ...


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The original code in Linux for NTFS partitions could change an NTFS partition, but required you to do a disk check after rebooting into Windows NT. I am not sure when this was, it might have been those in last millenium with SuSE 4. And not working from a live CD, but from a dual boot machine. That changed with NTFS3G, where this is no longer necessary ...


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I've not attempted this myself but I would start with the advice given in this AskUbuntu Q&A titled: Using SquashFS to edit a Live CD?. Specifically there is a Linux Journal article referenced in the Q&A, a 3 part Paranoid Penguin series titled: Customizing Linux Live CDs. Also Ubuntu has some very good/detailed directions on doing this too: ...


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You need to use mkisofs to make the ISO mkisofs -o youriso.iso -b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c isolinux/boot.cat -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -J -R -V youriso-live ~/isodistro/iso -o is the output file -b is the boot image that it boots -c is the boot catalog and ~/isodistro/iso is the path of the files You can find the details on the ...


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Never synch the database without updating your packages. Always use pacman -Syu, otherwise you may experience the sort of breakage you are seeing. Essentially, you have told pacman to refresh it's local database listing for a specific package, and not updated any of the other packages (that may share libraries) at the same time. This is why partial upgrades ...



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