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Is this for testing/developments puposes or a production system? How many HD do you have? Are they the same? If it is for non production, than you can give Oracle one partition from each HD. If you can spare some disks you can create a few Gigabytes of TMP partition on another HD. If not, then it's OK as well. No real need to assign a specific partition to ...


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You can use a software (rufus, uui etc) for starters. This software will "burn" the iso file on the disk creating some sort of simulation to an actual OS CD. Then, you restart the computer and press a key to take you to booting options. On the menu there, you change the preferences to boot from the disk containing the iso file and continue the booting ...


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If by work you mean “does it erase the disk”, then yes, sure, it erases the disk, that's exactly what it's for. It isn't the best way to erase a disk. DBAN writes multiple passes of random data, which is unnecessarily slow and causes unnecessary wear on the disk (that's mostly relevant for SSD). Multiple passes of random data is the paranoid overkill option,...


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debsums can help you out quite a bit. The oft-quoted debsums -ce will list configuration files which have been changed, from the pool of tracked configuration files; so it's not a complete solution. Instead, you should run debsums -e, and ignore any file which is marked "OK". Anything else — which includes files listed by debsums as "FAILED", and files not ...


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Installing an Ubuntu-System on a separate partition via a booted Ubu-Live-System is (usually) done with ubiquity, the installer. The usual way to run ubiquity is to double-klick on the icon on the Live-Desktop (an XDG-Starter). But ubiquity has some cmd-line-opts, and to make use of them, you must either edit-and-save that XDG-Starter, change the line: ...


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The Debian-Update.iso isn't bootable you need to download a bootable image from here. What are the update CDs/DVDs? Note that update CDs/DVDs are not meant to boot, they just contain the packages needed to upgrade an existing installation. If you don't have that existing installation, then you'll need to use the normal installation CDs/DVDs. After the ...


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The ping output shows that the network connection actually works, and that it's just DNS, and that's not surprising given the content of /etc/resolv.conf. Now that says that's it's generated by resolvconf, I've tried to use that, but never got to terms with it, so I'm probably not the best to give advice. The right thing to do is to figure out what should ...


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See this answer. Since it was posted KMS drivers are available (inteldrm(4) and radeondrm(4)) on OpenBSD so changing machdep became unnecessary on some platforms and for some chipsets, thus rendering the installer question also unnecessary.


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If you are using the official ISO to install (found here), than you should be asked if "you expect to run the X Window System". In fact, the default option is Yes, so as long as you have the newest, official version of OpenBSD, you will have the X Window System installed unless you explicitly say otherwise.



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