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


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So my suggestion would be to copy the file to your local computer using scp instead. If you have ssh working then you should have the possibility to connect with scp. Try using a program called winscp


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


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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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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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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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Over simple SSH, you will not see Fedora desktop. If you want to operate on desktop, probably only reasonable solution is VNC. Not having static IP is not a disaster. You might use reverse port forwarding, if you have shell access to some other server with static IP (for example university). There is also tool called autossh which monitors this connection ...


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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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