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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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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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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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/dev/root is missing. This can often be caused by a mismatched label or /dev/sdXx root device when booting from USB. When the dracut shell becomes available, create a directory: mkdir /mnt/ Mount different block devices until you have found the one that contains the USB installer(this typically doesn't happen on true/Virt CDROM mounts). Once you find ...


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That's a bug in debian-installer-launcher; it stores the wrong values for the distribution name and version. The live CD does contain Jessie, and that's what will be installed (even though the icon and menu entry say "Install Debian sid"). You can verify this by checking the following in a terminal started from the live CD: cat /etc/debian_version ...


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You should boot into Windows and resize one of the partitions. The tool is at Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management and there under Storage -> Disk Management. After this you can install Linux Mint into the empty space.


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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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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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I might unfortunately decide to use Windows as the host operating system so that my non-Unixy colleagues would not be at a disadvantage - being able to leverage their existing knowledge - and to use the Windows application as needed without waiting for the Linux operations to cease. I would install Linux (RHEL probably, given the choices) in a virtual ...


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It is also possible to setup a Proxy DHCP service for PXE. Thus, the existing DHCP server does not need to be changed. A normal Linux system (e.g. a workstation) can then be used to host the preboot execution environment (PXE). Following steps are necessary to setup a PXE for net-booting a Fedora network install image (assuming also a Fedora host): Verify ...


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The three block devices are logical volumes in an LVM volume group, fedora. swap is used for swap (spill-over for RAM), home is used to store all your personal data, and root is used for everything else (programs, system configuration, system logs...). There are good reasons for these three devices to be separate: swap works better as a separate block ...


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If you want to be supported by any contingent of the Arch Linux community, there are only two guides you can use to install Arch: The Beginners' Guide and The Official Installation Guide. Any other guide/script/tutorial used is not supported and never will be. Now then, that is not to say that you cannot use those scripts, but if you do, you are ...


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The main requirement for files provided by a distribution is that they allow users to boot a computer using the distribution (either as a live system or an installation system, or both). On PCs, it's commonly understood that to allow booting a single image on as many systems as possible, the best approach is a combined El Torito/EFI image; this can be ...


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I managed to solve my problem with debootstrap, here is a quick run-down of the process I followed. unmount usb Partition the USB (4GB) Zap out GPT with gdisk, as my board didn't want to boot GPT. Created just one linux partition, nothing else. I had lots of problems getting a usb drive bootable on my embedded system. mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb1 mount ...


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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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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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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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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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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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.xz First, the last extension .xz is a lossless data compression program and file format which incorporates the LZMA/LZMA2 compression algorithms, say Wikipedia. Developed by The Tukaani Project. For use on Mac OS X, Apple’s Archive Utility.app cannot handle this format (as of Yosemite). The XZ project page suggests using the XZ Utils library and ...


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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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Overview It’s probably easier to just reinstall. I know you want to avoid that, but it’s the only way to be sure that you don’t delete the wrong files. What follows below will mainly just show you how error-prone and time-intensive it is to try deleting everything otherwise. Ways to try making it work The steps below are just an idea. Don’t go deleting ...


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You may want to check Easy2Boot. It's the most versatile and probably also best-documented tool for multiboot things. Specifically, it supports in particular Boot multiple linux ISOs each with separate persistence files [in addition, the author is also pretty helpful and really responsive even for in-depth questions] You could misuse that to reference ...


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Sure you can shrink the partition size of preinstalled windows and install linux debian or ubuntu as your wish side by side with the windows. Grub bootloader will help you to boot OS properly. For some persons, installing VM is NOT THE answer, it is depend on the Need. I personally have been using linux for about 8 years, 6 years on gentoo and last two years ...


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I'm not sure what release you're using, but I'm assuming 10.1, currently the latest. The installation process is described in the 10.1-RELEASE errata: Create a /dist directory and mount the DVD. # mkdir -p /dist # mount -t cd9660 /dev/cd0 /dist Make sure REPOS_DIR is correctly pointing to your local repository. # export REPOS_DIR=/dist/packages/repos ...


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I recently tried just about every "Arch-based" distribution, feeling the same way you did. I wasted about as much time on each one of them as I would have setting up "the arch way." Save yourself the troubles that get installed by them and follow the guide. It'll be faster, leaner, and cleaner, especially since you've already done it before.


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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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