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I posted complete instructions to unbrick an Acer C720 using John Lewis' coreboot and then install Debian. As a new contributor to StackExchange I can only post two links, so look here on Google groups: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/linuxusersgroup/-D9w9_m64zc. I used find/replace to remove all instances of "http" but the rest of the links are ...


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That's what God made rsync for. I clone my installs using rsync -avxt --delete-before, then I run lilo on them to make them independently bootable. Yeah, have to make sure your fstab doesn't use UUIDs though, or everything goes to hell. I use labels so that it doesn't matter what the disk order (sda, sdb, etc.) is.


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Original host (or another similar freshly installed distro): getfacl -R / > permissions.acl your host: setfacl --restore=permissions.acl from here


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Use rsync to re-copy the files. I think it will notice that only the permissions need to be copied, so it will fix them up while leaving the contents alone, so it should be relatively quick.


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Use tar to archive the files and then extract them. You p key when extract to keep original partitions


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There is no easy way I can think of. One way would be to reinstall each and every package you have in /var/cache/apt/archives as root (sudo su). cd /var/cache/apt/archives for i in *.deb do sudo dpkg -Gi $i done Next time, use the -p option of rsync/cp or equivalent of whatever you were using to copy the files.


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Is there a hard drive with more than 8GB? Any existing partitions (or a MBR/GPT) on it? Does it show up in sudo parted -l or sudo fdisk -l? Can you "+ / - / Change" anything on that last screen? Or is there an earlier screen where you can pick a different option like "Install alongside windows / Replace windows / Something else" where you can pick a ...


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I found this link: http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/ProxyAutoConfig I hope that's gonna help you.


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I'm making the assumption, based on Ohnana's suggestion, that the issue was a corrupted Bodhi image on my thumbdrive. I burned a fresh image of Bodhi (3.0 this time instead of 2.4) to another thumbdrive and was able to quickly and effortlessly install the OS without a hitch. Should anyone else run into a similar problem, I suggest first reburning the ISO ...


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I strongly recommend Puppet. It's largely used, well documented and supported.


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Slingshot is a script to automate the installation and configuration of Linux software packages. Slingshot has and uses a template/messaging system. http://www.dyncomp.net/what-is-slingshot/


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Generally, any "live" distribution will not make any changes to your computer (other hard disks/SSD's, etc) unless you explicitly tell them to. That's one of their biggest advantages, you can try them out and not worry about changing your currently installed OS. PS. I would search hard for an answer to why the PC gets too hot while running Kali... are the ...


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Off the top of my head: All user home directories. Nuke it. Clear the command history for root. Clean out /var/log. Any sensitive networking information. Any configuration files for programs on the box that contains personal information. Any paid programs, movies, or music. Any browser data. Edit: for servers specifically: Any httpd files that ...


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The first problem some windows pcs have is that they have secureboot enabled by default which makes booting up another os impossible.You need disable secureboot in the efi/bios(can't help you more with this problem because i use mac-hardware). 2.I like to know to which particular error you got in elementary os(the os i use),Did you try Luna or Freya?Did ...


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I was able to solve this issue. I downloaded and installed Multisystem USB Creator and once I created a liveUSB with this tool I was able to boot into the live media and do an install of Zorin OS. It seems as though the other live media creators for a USB we at fault in the creation of the media. I'm not technical enough to explain why this is the case ...


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Change the BIOS from UEFI to legacy. When I did that, the USB appeared in the boot menu when restarting my computer.


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you can burn your iso file directly to usb by the command dd sudo dd if=<Your iso file location> of=/dev/<Your usb drive>(usually=/dev/sdb) note:use sudo fdisk -l to see what is your usb device name Example : i connect my usb thumb drive ,then i type sudo fdisk -l to show my device name , its (/dev/sdb) so i will type : sudo dd ...


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In addition to disabling hibernation & fast boot, if you were to make enough free disk partition space in windows then you shouldn't need to modify your windows partition (sda2) to install Linux, you could just install to a new or empty partition you created from within windows. But if you have a Windows 8 &/or EFI/UEFI laptop, you should probably ...


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Yes, it is! Source: I just performed the instructions from the link referenced in another answer to a related question on my late 2013 MBP using the debian 7.7.0 amd64 DVD iso. Then I took the stick out, stuck it in my Windows gaming rig (no apple hardware what-so-ever), and it booted fine (and fast!).


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I solved my problem, i do not know if this will help anyone else though. I found booting any usb didn't work and without secureboot or legacy mode i determined it probably wasn't a software problem. I opened up my laptop and found that the RAM stick wasn't properly installed, it had taken a few falls and must have been displaced, took it out and put it ...


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I am a user of btrfs. In the past I used it for both the root and the home partitions. Now I'm using btrfs for the root and XFS for the home partition (because of openSUSE, as you pointed out). I cannot notice any differences, except one: with XFS, I can't snapshot my home anymore. Btrfs is fairly stable nowadays, however, you should always have backups ...


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What should I do? What did I do wrong? You created a unbootable iso. You should have read the README file which says: Boot from base1.img and follow the on-screen instructions to install the base system. That means you need to add a floppy controller to your VM and use the file named base1.img (actually "Base 01 (2.1a).img") as virtual medium instead ...


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For persistence to work you'll need the two parameters (persistent and casper-rw) that are indicated here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/168246/why-isnt-persistence-working-on-lubuntu-12-04-live-usb/568557#568557 As for the Data partition, if it comes second [1] you'll need to swap the partitions number for Windows to let you have access to it. A very ...


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You do not need a second hard drive. All you need is a second partition. The procedure in brief is as follows: BACKUP IMPORTANT DATA Create a new partition Install Windows in this new partition Reinstall Grub (the bootloader) BACKUP IMPORTANT DATA These are major operations and while they should not cause data loss, a power outage, a crash or human ...


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First of all Bodhi is fantastic, great, extremely nice i loved it from the first time , is exactly what i wanted. University gave free WIN 7 64-bit but i was trying for a week to install on HDD with many partitions, lost partition tables, couldn't boot etc but learned, and lost none of my files. Well as for the question i had the same problem for 3 days, ...


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I was trying with Rufus to create the bootable USB and had the same problem. I tried with Win32 Disk Imager and it worked for me. http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/?source=typ_redirect


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I was using Rufus to create the image and had the same error. I used Win32 Disk Imager and problem solved.. http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/?source=typ_redirect



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