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Yes. During installation, on the Desktop Selection page, choose Other, then Minimal Server Selection (Text Mode).


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Use Win32 Disk Imager on Windows or dd to write the ISO to the USB stick on Linux/OSX. dd if=CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-NetInstall.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=8m I've recently used the first and it booted fine after doing that.


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the pages at https://tails.boum.org/download/index.en.html#index3h1 explain the process of verifying that the image you download has the expected checksum, the process of verifying that the checksum you read on the website is signed by the distributor, the process of have reasonable evidence that the key you downloaded is indeed not a malicious one. To be ...


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Debian provides MD5 checksums to all image files which you can then compare with your downloaded file to make sure it is the same file.


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Some distributions' installers don't eject the installation media when they're finished, so when you reboot you're booting from the installation media again. I've gotten into the habit of always disconnecting the installation media from the VM's virtual CD drive after the first reboot after installation, because the next step is to install the guest ...


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As the comment above states (from cnst), UDRW appears to be Apple/mac/OSX proprietary. I had to convert to "UDTO - DVD/CD-R master for export" to make the USB bootable on other machines. When dd is finished in this case OSX (Mavericks) complains that it cannot read the disk/USB in this format which kinda confirms it. Also, unetbootin for OSX does not work ...


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How do you download Debian securely and make sure 110% that it is an unaltered copy you're getting? Download Debian installation media. Download the accompanying SHA256SUMS and SHA256SUMS.sign files. Import the keys from the Debian keyring or a PGP key server and check their fingerprints on the Debian website accessed over HTTPS. $ gpg --recv-key ...


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Yes they do, it is easily available through the desktop selection page, as Mark Plotnick said; however, if you want to completely customize your iso you might want to check out SuSE Studio.


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There isn't any big difference on selecting YES or NO for installing the GRUB in the MBR. But if you are new to linux or dual booting there is a greater chance that you'll break your linux installation. If you went with installing the GRUB in the MBR and you break your linux installation you won't be able to boot into windows too so you'll stuck here. And ...


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The official documentation describes how to set up a Kali/Windows dual boot system. The steps are more or less what you describe; for steps 1–2, the documentation shows how to use Kali as a live system (some distributions have it integrated into their installer, but Kali is less targeted at beginners). If you want guided partitioning, then select guided ...


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RE step 6. There is nothing wrong with letting the installer take care of the partitioning for you. But remember not all distro's will set-up partitions in the same way. Some may create a separate root, /home and swap. Others may only create root and swap, bundling your root and home on the same partition. It is generally considered best practice to have ...


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Try again and at the point where you are about to choose Boot Linux Mint press the e key Use the cursor keys to move up and down and find the line that begins linux /vmlinux... Append nomodeset to the end of the line and press Ctl+X to start with this new option. When (If?) you manage to boot, you'll need to figure out what video card your Macbook uses ...


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If you use your desktop and the relevant application regularly, then use find <dir in question> -atime -90 -ls. If that outputs something, then you know that some file has been used. Caveat 1: that doesn't work if your home partition is mounted with noatime. Caveat 2: If find outputs some files, it does not mean that those are really important. ...


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First, there are two rather different versions of Grub. The older version can be referred to as "Grub" or "Grub legacy". The newer version is Grub2. In the places where a user typically wants to make changes they work very differently (Grub legacy is simpler, Grub2 offers finer control). When booting, execution jumps from BIOS to the first boot device. On a ...


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The debconf question partman-partitioning/default_label should set the partition table type. You also need to set the boolean question partman-partitioning/confirm_write_new_label to true or partman will not overrite an existing partition table. So you should put in your pressed file : d-i partman-partitioning/default_label select msdos d-i ...



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