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/dev/sda2 is an extended partition. /dev/sda5 is an logical partition which is placed inside the extended partition. Originally there could be only 4 partitions on a hard disk. To circumvent this, the extended partition was invented and further partitions, so called logical partitions, could be created inside the extended partition. The partitions 1-4 are ...


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Increase your virtual hard disk space to 12 GB or more. I faced similar issue and the above resolved my issue.


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It depends on which boot-loader was installed. If its a standard Debian install it should be GRUB2. Boot the computer with all disks containing bootable installations attached and powered. you need to open Root Terminal application to open a terminal as root. then enter this commands. apt-get update apt-get install os-prober if os-prober package is ...


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Yes, you can accomplish this by adding a menu entry to the GRUB boot loader menu. You can add a custom GRUB menu entry by editing /etc/grub.d/40_custom, Example of custom menuentry: exec tail -n +3 $0 # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the # menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change #...


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The Wheezy changelog lists all the package updates in each point release. This shows that Debian 7.7 was released with 3.2.63-2, while Debian 7.8 was released with version 3.2.65-1. So you won't find an installer image with the exact version you're looking for. But you can find the relevant kernel packages in the snapshots; this will allow you to install ...


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Unix System V is from 1983. There is a pretty good chance that the disk image you have is not even for Intel x86 architectures and won't work at all on your system or emulator, let alone other hardware driver incompatibilities. Maybe if you used one of the alternate qemu architectures. But most likely you'd need to get your hands on compatible hardware that ...


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As far as I know, installing on a headless computer is something which can be done using a variety of tricks. The first of the following suggestions uses accessibility features to compensate for the lack of screen. The second one is the easy way to pretend you know the exact sequence of keys to press. The third and fourth are one of many possibilities for ...


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The netinst liveUSB does not include any GUI. As far as I know, you have two options: (1) install the current core system, and install a graphical user manager afterwards, or (2) install another version of debian which contains a GUI on the USB. (1) - Install the core system and install a graphical environment - this could be: Gnome, KDE, Xfce or ay other. ...


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INSTALLING UBUNTU ALONGSIDE WINDOWS 10 Installing Linux is easy, requires no BIOS reconfig/secure boot nonsense. I've tested tested with both 14.04 LTS and 15.10. First build an Ubuntu install disk on a USB thumb drive (either 15.10 or 14.04 LTS). Boot into windows, use Disk Management utility to shrink Windows partition, reboot and boot from USB by ...


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You could: start the computer with both disks attached, boot into (your currently only choice) Debian run update-grub It should detect Windows on the first Disk, and add an entry to the boot-loader choices. And you could then optionally install grub also to the other disk boot sector by running grub-install /dev/sdb sdb is what I assume to be the ...


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Yum will do that by default in Live mode; anything you install whilst running off a live optical disc is installed to RAM because you are running off of RAM as it is. If you want to do it explicitly, though, you can create a RAM disk: mkdir foo mount -t tmpfs -o size=4096M bar /foo where: mount is the command. -t tmpfs specifies the type of filesystem. ...


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Correct, there's an option in the installer. Once you select "Desktop environment", you can choose which one you'd like. For reference also see here: https://wiki.debian.org/Xfce#How_to_install_Xfce In the text installer, it looks like this (if you select "Desktop environment" you get the choice), don't have a screenshot of the GUI installer at hand...


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I do not think Debian Jessie comes with xfce by default anymore. My recommendation would be to download a minimal Debian and then install xfce4 with apt. apt-get install xfce4


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You should download the archlinux-2015.08.01-dual.iso, or better yet, the archlinux-2015.08.01-dual.iso.torrent file and download Arch Linux via a P2P application. The 'dual' says that the ISO file is compatible for both x86_64 and i686 architecture computers. The bootstrap image in the mirror is used for installing Arch Linux on an existing Linux ...


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You are confusing a couple different concepts here. base is a package group. It's what many consider to be the “default” package set for an Arch Linux install (and many of the rest of Arch will assume that you have all of the packages in base installed—so this isn't really an incorrect assertion). On the other hand, core, extra and community are ...


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I was able to boot to USB on XServe G4. I was using the "memstick" bootable image I obtained from FreeBSD ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/powerpc/powerpc/ISO-IMAGES/10.2/ I inserted my USB stick into the first usb port (in OF, it is known as "usb0") Note, this has to be done directly for some reason; you can't insert the USB stick into a hub. ...


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This worked better for me as it gives me specific information about the manufacturer and the product name. dmidecode -t system|grep 'Manufacturer\|Product' Output on Dell server: Manufacturer: Dell Inc. Product Name: PowerEdge C5220 Output on Virtualbox VM: Manufacturer: innotek GmbH Product Name: VirtualBox Output on KVM/QEMU: Manufacturer: QEMU ...


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Yes, you should be able to "just shrink the Ubuntu drive, and overwrite with linux Mint with no Grub issues" if you are using the GPT partition table format and if your partitions are addressed using the partition GUIDs (maybe have a look at /boot/grub/grub.cfg just to be clear). Otherwise you might have to refresh the grub configuration (run a grub ...


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You can do that if you will put all necessary for overwriting programs into tmpfs and execute them from there. Risky, and you should have backup handy if something wents wrong.


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The Linux kernel is able to load almost every driver it needs at runtime. Distros like Debian typically build modules for every piece of hardware that might be encountered so if you just install Linux on the HDD and plug it into the laptop it will probably work. The only issue I've had doing something similar recently was for a computer that had an old ...


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From #debian-boot on OFTC: 06:47 <musca> faheem: yes, the dvd series is much bigger, but only the first three images are available as http downloads. 06:50 <musca> for stretch the number of DVD images is 15 http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/weekly-builds/amd64/jigdo-dvd/ 06:55 <musca> faheem: let me point out: you really don't need ...


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You could build a PXE Boot server. You can do this using several operating systems, including Debian. PC2 is configured as a PXE Boot server, potentially using resources from the ISO image. PC1 is then configured in the BIOS to boot from those resources. There's a lot of stuff required on PC2 to support this, and PC1 needs to support network booting from ...


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Here is what worked for me, using Debian jessie (stable). I basically took the instructions from this wiki post, and stripped out all the steps about dual-booting with Windows, since those didn't apply to my case. In the BIOS, set "UEFI only" boot. Using Gparted, create a FAT32 partition at the beginning of the disk with the boot and esp flags. (The Debian ...


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To get the smallest possible system, follow the instructions you linked to, but specify --variant=minbase on the debootstrap command line. This will install only apt, essential packages and their dependencies. You will always end up with packages not flagged as "Essential": some of the dependencies of essential packages aren't themselves "Essential" (they ...


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Try this in login window: Username: root Password: password the "root" is exactly word "root", means root user the "password" is the password you created during installation. From: https://forums.kali.org/showthread.php?18428-Username-PW-login-failure-to-Kali-Linux


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Yes, it is possible, but quite complicated. However, your question does not supply enough information on the hardware used to be able to answer it completely. Especially since modern computers can be quite a pain in the neck when it comes to booting and partitioning (for instance, with UEFI). Essentially, using the different fdisk commands, create ...


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Fixed this along time ago, thought I posted it on here. All I needed to do was to install the OS as one partition, some reason it formatted the other directors the wrong size.


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I'm not quite sure if you know that there can only be 1 operating system on a machine at at time (except for virtualization, but that's not important). The image of the operating system can be written to the hard disk so that it's loaded onto the CPU at boot, but that doesn't mean that multiple OS's can occupy the same CPU simultaneously. That would cause ...


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This is a tough question to answer appropriately when I don't know how much experience you have with FreeBSD, so I will give you a high level answer and you can ask for clarification in the comments. Almost everything you need to know is in the quite good FreeBSD documentation, in particular the FreeBSD Handbook and the man pages for 6.1. The steps to clone ...


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You can find a complete tutorial of how installing AT&T System V/386 (SYSVR4 v 2.1) in Bochs on the www.linuxquestions.org forum. Some paticipants of the forum claim to run it under qemu, VirtualBox and even on an bare bone Pentium 3. Even if studying System V is a form of computer archeology, it could still have some historical and technical interest.



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