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It's a function of the BIOS on whatever sort of hardware you are attempting to boot with. If the BIOS supports it, an obvious option is to burn a DVD and use a USB based DVD device. If your BIOS doesn't support it, no level of boot record magic will fix that. Bottom line is to spend some time sussing your BIOS and perhaps flashing it to the latest/greatest ...


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Try plugging the phone into the usb? This bypasses the built in network adaptor, and also keeps it charged up. I have a Samsung galaxy-s2 (android). It is connected to my laptop running Gnu+Linux Debian 7 with kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.60-1+deb7u3 x86_64 GNU/Linux


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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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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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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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This is called "Text mode installation Program". Anaconda also have a text-base installation apart of the graphical installation. If one of the following situation occurs the installation will use text-mode. The installation system fails to identify the display hardware on your computer. You choose the text mode installation from the boot menu. I didn't ...


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Select "Use Free Space". I hope you have free space on your HDD. I mean free space not on Drives, but on HDD. If not, you have to create some free space on your HDD, by resizing your partition.


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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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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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I downloaded CentOS 7, CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-Everything.iso. I created a VM under VMware ESXi 5.5 using this ISO. I then tried making a custom ISO and booting from that. It failed. The error message that eventually appeared was, /dev/root does not exist. I figured it was something I was doing wrong in my customizations. So, I did the following inside ...


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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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Windows needs to have a primary partition for some system files. It can use logical partitions, but only as a second partition for extra data. So you'll need to shrink the extended partition to make room. Fortunately, the partition you want to reuse is the last one in disk order. So Delete the last logical partition /dev/sda8. Shrink the extended ...


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


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Do you throw away parts from your car when you don't know what they do? No? Then don't do the same thing with your filesystem. The cost of a file that isn't used is usually negligible, especially compared with the cost of losing a file that's needed. Only consider deleting potentially superfluous files if there is a large number of them (hundreds isn't a ...


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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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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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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 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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