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can't boot linux distro I made

I need some help, because when I boot my initramfs.img and my bzImage in qemu it boots normally. but then it just goes: [ 34.354852] dracut: FATAL: iscsiroot requested but kernel/initrd does not ...
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What minimum linux's root partition size for virtual machine

I wanna install multiple linux distro (Ubuntu, Fedora, Manjaro, Opensusue, etc) via virtual machine (qemu) with shared /home partition for testing purposes, which i'm not gonna install anything big or ...
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Checking the build of each executable, disassembling all the .o files. How to hunt down the xz kind of backdoor elsewhere in Linux distributions? [closed]

You might have read about the backdoor that was released with the xz command (versions 5.6.0 and 5.6.1). A malevolent committer gained the trust of his maintainer, and achieved to insert at build time ...
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is unix distro same as linux distro? or there is crucial difference?

i'm confused as to what is classified as Unix distro vs Linux distro. Or is it same? aka ubuntu is both Linux and Unix distro and there is no difference? Unix is much older than Linux , was created in ...
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Why was pidof and pgrep removed from OpenSuse 15.5?

In openSuse leap 15.5, there are no packages offering pidof? SysVinit-tools package were part of the OS bundle previosuly, but was removed in 15.5. So, is there any alternates without installing ...
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Which applications are bundled with the Zorin OS 17 Pro distro?

Zorin OS 17 Pro was just released. After going through their website and reading numerous articles about it, I don't see the details of a prominent marketing point documented anywhere, namely a list ...
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there is a performance gap between distros? [closed]

I am new to linux. Now i have tried a bunch of distros, like debian ubuntu fedora and arch. I was wondering which distro offers the best performance. For reference my machine is laptop(huawei matebook ...
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Can Linux be distributed with UNIX systems other than GNU?

If I made a Linux distribution, could I add Busybox or another UNIX system other than GNU? Or are Linux and GNU entirely dependent on each other?
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X Server implementation vs Linux distributions

Linux has a lot of distribution - here is the popularity ranking. Do all Linux distributions share the same X Server implementation ?
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Seeking Solutions for Rapid Battery Drain in RHEL Dual Boot Setup: Need Advice on Battery-Efficient Linux Distros

I recently purchased a new laptop and decided to set up a dual boot with RHEL. Having used Fedora for over 1.5 years and enjoying the experience, I thought of giving RHEL a try. However, upon starting ...
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Wireless multi-function printer setup problem on Feren OS

Trying out Feren OS 2023.04. It does not see my wireless printer. I was able to manually configure it & successfully print, but then it would not recognize the scanner function of the printer. ...
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Do GUIX and NixOS differ architecturally?

(This is not a "which distribution is better" question!) GNU GUIX and NixOS are two Linux distributions based on the NixOS package manager. I realize that GUIX seems to use Guile for ...
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Can Flatpak's apps installed in external drive and used on different Linux distribution?

I was thinking to create a workstation drive that contain all development apps and file and use it (plug & run) across many device with different Linux distribution. Is that possible?
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I want to add repositories to my linux distribution of another version

I am using the distribution of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my laptop, this version no longer works its repositories, I want to add the repositories of the version of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS that its repositories ...
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what are the potential benefits of using YOCTO for generating custom distro and rootfs over using the ones supplied by vendor [closed]

I read about comparisons between buildroot and YOCTO project (google) regarding building rootfs and wanted to ask a more general question: What are the potential benefits of building my own rootfs ...
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Change distro - Ubuntu 22.04 to Debian 12

I am running Ubuntu 22.04 on a somewhat updated 7 year-old HP Laptop. It has 16GB of ram and 500GB SSD storage; an HDMI output connected to a 32" flatscreen at 720p; a wireless keyboard and mouse;...
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Are there any Linux distros with a preconfigured user-friendly shell environment?

I see so many Linux distros all around, and they all come with different look & feels and their own set of pre-installed GUI tools for most standard tasks. The default shell environment, however, ...
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Setting up a LAN without configuration at all

Is there a Linux operating system that is designed to set up local area networks easily, that is, without any configuration at all? The main thing I'm trying to find out is if there is a dedicated ...
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Can I install linux apps on external drive and use it on different machines with different linux distro?

I was thinking to upgrade my laptop with 500GB nvme drive and I want to multiboot different linux distros (also windows and macOS for software testing) in it. So in order save space, can I install ...
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How do distributions of Linux adopt new targets

My understanding is that distributions like Ubuntu are built on top of the Linux kernel, and the kernel itself is just an interface to a platform's hardware. For example, the Linux source demands a ...
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Help me understand how CentOS Stream fits in the space between Fedora and RHEL

I am looking to redo my home(ish) server. I was running FreeBSD but have decided to jump back to Linux for several reasons out of the scope of this. I want to still run OpenZFS as that is what is ...
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How do I find a package providing a file (cross distro)

I want to check from script if a command exists and suggest installation of the corresponding package if necessary. On Debian systems I use dpgk to look for packages providing some specific file, e.g.:...
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How to get the most trusted and accurate linux distro stats?

I need the Linux distros usage statistics. I need this data to make a more informed decision for our future technology choices. However, I can't find the data. It seems that DistroWatch is a good ...
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I made a mess while reinstalling a distro, how can I FULLY and properly remove a distro from my computer?

(disclaimer: I am… a certified noob) I think I made a real mess while installing EndeavourOS (gonna call it EOS for short) and then trying to kind-of reinstall it… so I might need an advice of someone ...
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Are there any differences between bullseye and stable?

I was looking at directories in https://deb.debian.org/debian/dists/. By comparing timestamps I could easily tell that bullseye and stable are the same thing. So is there no difference in behavior ...
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Advice for best way to use old 32 bit machines

Most PCs at work are 64 bit by now, although we still old 32 bit ones. We are not in a position to just throw them away, but of course we don't want to drag down the entire workplace just to keep ...
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Is it possible to block redistribution of a linux or unix distribution? [closed]

Suppose I want to develop a Unix/Linux distribution, and I don't want that any other person or entity redistribute it. I.e., they will be able to see the source code but won't be able to redistribute ...
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How to easily find what variation of <common command> is used in my distribution?

When learning to use basic C functions and other commands (sed, awk and a lot more) in terminal, shell, etc. I realize that their behavior is slightly different depending on the OS. MacOS, Linux and ...
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Where I can get a new set of pictures to customize a little bit my "own" xubuntu distro?

I'm just trying to graphically customize my "own" linux distro based on xubuntu,but focused on the virtualization. My idea is to configure it with all the files stored on the right places to ...
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Can we convert a Linux distribution to another by simply copying the set of applications?

If Linux distributions differ by the set of applications, then is it possible to convert one Linux distribution to another by simply copying the apps of that distribution to the target distribution? ...
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Can not install Fedora OS 36

I'm trying to install Fedora 36 using DroidDrive, but I encounter errors: Partition table - mbr, there are no partitions on the disk, nvidia graphics card, the image is not damaged.
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how to know what non-running distros are on disks

Long time ago I have installed a few Linux distros on various drives / partitions. Now I need to know what a distro is on a specified drive / partition, without to have to boot it. I have mounted and ...
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What Unix distros are out there and what does a distro mean? [duplicate]

Ubuntu and Debian, which are based on Linux, are called Linux distros. OpenBSD, Solaris, and MacOS, which are based on Unix, are called Unix operating systems but not Unix distros. Why is this the ...
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Why do package managers require root priveleges?

The default package manager for mainstream Linux distros (deb/apt, yum/dnf, pacman, etc) do global-installation by default and require root. It seems better to install as user or group and not need ...
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I just fresh installed Void linux but I am stuck in login screen unable to login?

I just fresh installed Void linux but I am stuck in login screen unable to login through the GUI. Doesn't matter how many times I type in correct password it still returns me to login screen. I have ...
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How to find which kernel version has a certain package?

I am looking for a kernel that supports linux-tools-generic package with it's exact version for supporting usbip.Package sites do not let you search a package for a specific version and even if they ...
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Problem with logging into my virtual-machine Arch-linux?

I have problem to log in to my VirtualBox Black Arch distro for a first time. It just booting up normal but when it asks me for a login and password and I try to type it in (I didn't create any ...
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How do I see if the current distro is Arch-based, Debian-based, etc [duplicate]

I'm writing a shell script that should be able to be used with a variety of Linux distros. I want to see what base the distro is, without hardcoding everything (since there are hundreds of distros), ...
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Creating a bootable iso image from my current installation

We have an old physical machine with Ubuntu distro 20.04 and that physical machine has a total of 103GB /root partition and 10GB as swap memory. We have currently utilized up to 45GB. We want to ...
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How to tell which ubuntu-based distribution you're on?

I'm writing a script where I want different code to execute depending on the distribution. Specifically, this is a script for setting up new machines, and I would like to add the kubuntu backports ...
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Glitches on every Linux distros i boot /:

I'm not much fan of writing a preface, so I cut to the chase. Here's the problem, I've been installing several Linux distros (e.g. Ubuntu, Elementary OS etc.) on my PC but as soon as it starts up and ...
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I am not able to find antix base iso [closed]

I am only able to find the iso for full version but not base or even core. I searched on net but couldn't find any information more over the antix web site page is not of any help Also, can someone ...
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Is there a distribution that implements all of systemd?

Systemd has a lot of parts, including homedir management with homectl, locale management with localectl, bootloader with bootctl, a network resolver with resolvectl, and an oom manager with oomctl. Is ...
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How to find all possible locations for libraries and header files on any distro?

I found that the location of libraries and header files are very different on different distributions. For Example on Fedora you have /usr/lib64/libbfd.a while on Ubuntu you have /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-...
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How close are Leap 15.3 and SLE 15 SP3? Can I use one's rpms with the other?

Apologies if this is a stoopid question. With some effort I have managed to install openSUSE Leap 15.3 on my laptop. As you may know 15.3 is rather different to earlier releases in that it apparently &...
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Linux Distros with Path

Which Linux Distros have like do-release-upgrade like in Ubuntu where you can upgrade to a newer version without a new clean install with USB i have been checking Zorin OS and Elementary OS but they ...
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Virtualbox causes problems with inux OS, so I need a distro that is dependable on virtual machines

Host: Windows 10 64bit, Virtualbox v6.1 Mint didn't like being virtual. eg: Updater didn't work could not update Firefox. Video and audio glitches. Lubuntu didn't like being virtual. eg: Have to use ...
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How to find an apt-bsed distro that has the newest packages?

I would like to ask what apt-based distros have the most recent packages. However I know that the question will be closed because for some reason the idea that a distro that has five month old ...
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What is the maximum linux installation size?

Let's say that I install every package avaible for a given linux distribution, how big would it be? Obviously that size would depend on distribution and package choices, also there's no theorical ...
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Recommended CLI-only programming environment?

I wish to learn and program within a Unix-like OS without a GUI. I'm aware every distribution has a text-only version, but which one is more supportive of this use? Ideally this would involve ...
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