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To create a bootable USB, you can follow the steps below: STEP 1 Go to the website of the OS you wish to install, and find an iso image to download. In your case, since you want to run a Debian OS, here is a link to its iso options: https://www.debian.org/distrib/netinst Choose an iso image from the options, and click on it. This should automatically ...


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Of course the primary goal is not to have the need to use swap in the first place... The main thing is to create the swap LVM volume when the system is still quite fresh, the same as when you create a swap file, as swap space performs best when it is contiguous, or enforce that with lvcreate -C option. You don't want to actual disk blocks that make up the ...


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Yes! This is a big deal, and incredibly common. And there are two basic approaches. One way is simply with scripted installs, as for example used in Fedora, RHEL, or CentOS's kickstart. Check this out in the Fedora install guide: Kickstart Installations. For your simple case, this may be sufficient. (Take this as an example; there are similar systems for ...


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There is no point in doing multiple passes. Once is enough. Filling a to-be-encrypted drive with random data mainly has two uses: get rid of old, unencrypted data make free space indistuingishable from encrypted data Usually if you encrypt you don't want anyone to see your data. So chances are, if you had old, unencrypted data on this drive, you want to ...


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On Linux you can use the command virt-what [root@myhost]# virt-what vmware Example Output for a linux on Windows HyperV [root@linuxvm11~] # virt-what hyperv


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Increase your virtual hard disk space to 12 GB or more. I faced similar issue and the above resolved my issue.


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From grub-rescue type set then hit the Tab , it will help you to set the first parameters , e,g.: set prefix=(hd0,gpt2)/boot/grub set root=(hd0,gpt2) insmod normal normal you need to load kernel first To load the kernel forward with the following commands: insmod linux linux /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda2 initrd /initrd.img boot Change /dev/sda2 with your ...


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It is very unlikely that you will need any additional device drivers other than those that already come with most popular Linux distributions, specially on non brand new laptops. The only exception regards GPU devices used for games, such as NVidia and AMD Radeon GPUs. In such cases, some manufacturers sometimes provide their own device drivers but, even ...


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tune2fs You can use the command tune2fs to find out when the filesystem was created. $ tune2fs -l /dev/main/partition |grep 'Filesystem created' Example $ sudo tune2fs -l /dev/dm-1 |grep 'Filesystem created' Filesystem created: Sat Dec 7 20:42:03 2013 which disk to use? If you don't have /dev/dm-1 you can use the command blkid to determine ...


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Well, as a proof of concept, I'm writing this answer on my trusty Dell Inspiron 15R N5110, running Debian 10 Buster amd64! Everything works fine, including 3D graphics support, wifi, keys for brightness, sound, wifi switch etc. On Debian, after installing the OS you need to add non-free repos in /etc/apt/sources.list. Then you can plug an ethernet cable to ...


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This worked better for me as it gives me specific information about the manufacturer and the product name. dmidecode -t system|grep 'Manufacturer\|Product' Output on Dell server: Manufacturer: Dell Inc. Product Name: PowerEdge C5220 Output on Virtualbox VM: Manufacturer: innotek GmbH Product Name: VirtualBox Output on KVM/QEMU: Manufacturer: QEMU ...


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I found the answer. Put Arch DVD or Flash Drive and boot it again. Retry following commands : mount /dev/sda1 /mnt #sda1 is `boot` partition mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/home #sda3 is `home` partition arch-chroot /mnt pacman -S os-prober grub-install /dev/sda grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg exit reboot Cheers...


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Is this not how to set up a swap file? I think you missed a step in between chmod and swapon: mkswap /mnt/sda2/swapfile As for the oxymoromic error... swapon: /mnt/sda2/swapfile: read swap header failed: Success What this literally means is there's a bug in the swapon code, but not necessarily one related to its primary functioning. C library ...


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"Does Debian 8 provide a choice to perform an fsck before installing the base system? If so, where is it? If not, then what is the process?" As an alternative, first download and burn a GPartEd CD (or write to a thumb drive). Before running the installer, boot GPartEd and partition the disk to your liking and run fsck or just run badblocks at length. When ...


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While not strictly necessary, you might want to do these steps in single user ("recovery") mode to avoid accidental data loss. We'll create the layout we want in the default subvolume: mkdir /subvolumes btrfs subvolume snapshot / /subvolumes/root mkdir /snapshots /subvolumes/root will be our new root filesystem, so don't make any changes to the ...


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Try adding --root-directory=/mnt to the grub-install command. It seems to be undocumented, but I saw it mentioned on some forum, and it worked for me.


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What you're looking for is probably PXE: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Preboot_Execution_Environment http://jensd.be/533/linux/create-a-pxe-bootserver-to-server-multiple-linux-distributions https://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu_pxe_install_server In case your LAN is too slow, you could use Kickstart for Fedora/CentOS/RHEL: https://docs.fedoraproject.org/...


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Although, via msconfig I couldn't find the "continue with the installation" partition in my disk as a start up thread, nor with disk management, the solution is really simple: Open command prompt: cmd Type bcdedit (as Marcos suggested) You will find the booting partitions (this term doesn't really exist) Spot the partition that says "Continue with ...


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Quite simple. 8GB of disk isn't enough for this version of Kali Linux. Use VBoxManage to resize the virtual disk, and GParted to expand the filesystem.


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I had the same problem, and I have fixed it by increasing the space for the hard drive. By default you have 8 GB, increase it to 30 GB or more. And continue with the installation.


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Dell lists Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux and Ubuntu as supported for your model. This means any popular Linux distribution should work. Missing drivers (if any) can be installed during the installation process, later through your package manager or manually. You don't need to download any drivers now. If you're looking to install Ubuntu, please read ...


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On Red Hat based distributions (e.g. CentOS, Scientific, Oracle etc) you can use: rpm -qi basesystem Name : basesystem Version : 10.0 Release : 7.el7 Architecture: noarch Install Date: Mon 02 May 2016 19:20:58 BST Group : System Environment/Base Size : 0 License : Public Domain Signature : RSA/SHA256, Tue 01 Apr 2014 14:23:...


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I'm one of the Anaconda authors/maintainers. I could go into way too much detail about how the installer boots, but I'll try to be brief. (Note that this only applies to RHEL/CentOS 6.x or Fedora 14 and earlier; the installer was almost completely rewritten between Fedora 15, 16, and 17, so things are very different now.) How does Anaconda get called? ...


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Yes, you can accomplish this by adding a menu entry to the GRUB boot loader menu. You can add a custom GRUB menu entry by editing /etc/grub.d/40_custom, Example of custom menuentry: exec tail -n +3 $0 # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the # menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change #...


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Yes, you can do this at least with Arch Linux. After you build the microSD flash card filesystem on some other computer, you can boot the RasPi with that microSD card and an ethernet cable plugged in. Arch Linux will boot, acquire an IP address with DHCP. You log in as either root, or a plain user over ethernet, so you have to figure out what IP address the ...


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You have to Convert the ISO to UDRW format using: hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o destination_file.img source_file.iso for Further steps and reference click this link, go with the steps: Create bootable USB stick from ISO in Mac OS X


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/dev/sda2 is an extended partition. /dev/sda5 is an logical partition which is placed inside the extended partition. Originally there could be only 4 partitions on a hard disk. To circumvent this, the extended partition was invented and further partitions, so called logical partitions, could be created inside the extended partition. The partitions 1-4 are ...


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Here is what worked for me, using Debian jessie (stable). I basically took the instructions from this wiki post, and stripped out all the steps about dual-booting with Windows, since those didn't apply to my case. In the BIOS, set "UEFI only" boot. Using Gparted, create a FAT32 partition at the beginning of the disk with the boot and esp flags. (The Debian ...


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You can distribute a Linux installation across the network via multicast using udpcast: Prepare a Linux installation on one "source" PC. Boot a live Linux on all PCs via any method you like. Invoke udp-sender /dev/sda on the source PC. Invoke udp-receiver /dev/sda on all target PCs. Initiate transfer at the source PC. Go have a tea. After the ...


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Modify your kernel boot parameter by setting the root=/dev/sdaX option. sdaX would be your / or root partition. Upon booting the next time, you will see that your initramfs tries to mount the partition before trying to access /etc/fstab and mounting the file systems. See question "Does initramfs use /etc/fstab?" for more details.


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