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comment Is LILO still usable on modern PC?
@mikeserv Ok, that explained a lot :).
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comment Is LILO still usable on modern PC?
welp lilo is dead (and uboot deprecated) so yeah. What's the problem you had in mind? People aren't using FAT for /boot yet... BootLoaderSpec is a good project but not really there yet... and there's good reason for that (evil patents, FLOSS compatible license granted only for EFI interop).
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comment Is LILO still usable on modern PC?
@mikeserv I know, but loading a filesystem driver struck me as somewhat obscure for most cases. You'd even need to install some sort of EFI script (terminology?) to load the driver & then the kernel. Oh, & I bet no-one has MS secure boot signatures for these drivers so that's another wormcan :p.
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comment Is LILO still usable on modern PC?
-1 The (deb/ubuntu) kernel package will not update EFI. (EFI won't read fs that support symlinks, so you can't just use my answer). +1 for EXTLINUX as a newer alternative to LILO. Your link shows it supports several other filesystems which is a good sign. EFI support looks a bit new though, where that's necessary.
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comment Low level system call
You can't, because it's not part of the C standard :p. IOW it depends on the cpu architecture, e.g. x86 or ARM, and has to be written in assembly language. Ref syscall(2)
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comment How do I enable IPv6 inbound traffic to get forwarded to my machine?
Heh, that rant of mine was begging to get out for a while. It sounded at least like you weren't 100% confident about what was happening & why. (Of course it's right not to be 100% if you're not yet comfortable with the code). I have difficulty with answers that could be "here's the exact code, maybe I have no idea why and just copied+pasted it". Tho for someone in your position my answer was probably just as bad in that respect :).
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comment Capture web traffic grouped by individual TCP streams
(in Wireshark presumably using right click -> "follow tcp stream")
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comment How do I enable IPv6 inbound traffic to get forwarded to my machine?
If you're note sure which rule causes the drops, iptables --list --numeric --verbose might help - it shows counters for each rule.
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comment How do I enable IPv6 inbound traffic to get forwarded to my machine?
I don't think you've said what your system is (distribution name, version, machine type). Maybe the distro is implied by the name of that config file, but it would be best to be explicit :).
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answered How can I reinstall Network Manager after uninstalling it?