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You can use some recovery distribution, try to choose from this link for example. I'm personally using SystemRescueCD, but I have install it on the USB stick. I think, that other distros can be installed on USB stick, too. Please check it on the projects' websites.


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If your openSUSE boots to a blank screen with cursor, you may still be able to login to tty1 (CTRL+ALT+F1) and copy data with command line tools.


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pacman -S os-prober grub-install /dev/sdX (do not use partition number) grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg And then you should be all set to go, as long as os-prober is installed, it will let grub detect and preserve the windows boot partition. Note this is NOT for EFI motherboards.


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Just find another theme with a bigger close button here http://box-look.org/?xcontentmode=7402 If you intend to keep the current theme, you must replace those three icons by hand, enlarge it. You should find your current theme in ~/.themes/NAME/openbox/ The rc.xml is irreverent from this.


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Oops! I needed to specify the port 5901 like so:


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You could use the Cygwin developer tools and the gcc-linux cross-compiler to cross-compile on Windows for Linux.


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If you create the printer, either through the web ui or via lpadmin with a URL with the special characters % encoded like this: lpadmin -p fake -v smb://bob:pass%20word@rice/BLAH -P /tmp/foo.ppd then the password will be stored in the /etc/cups/printers.conf file (which is readable only by root) and will not be displayed in the web UI. Be careful though ...


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Save a backup of your all your grub configuration files. There are two methods I have used in the past: 1) Install ntfs-3g (which should allow your installation to see the windows partition automatically) using your package manager. It was available in the EPEL repo for me, but you'll have to find a different repo for it on Arch. Then sudo grub2-mkconfig. ...


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I of course can't give you the answer to your situation, but I wan't to try and give you some ideas on it. First of all: use SSDs! I understood that you can't affort them yet, but you will definitely love them once you have them. And I assume it is a better idea to do this whole setup once and for all, not now and in a few month you have to do it all over ...


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Another suggestion: You can also just buy a second hand brand name workstation (or build a custom one but I think it's not worth it) with 32/64gigs of ram and 2 x 8 core Xeon E5-2670s for instance (+hyperthreading, thus having 32 CPU threads), with 3 drives in RAID5 and install an OS as a hypervisor and have your 3 OS's in virtual machines. This way you can ...



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