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A warning for X1C6 Linux users: Don't upgrade ME firmware to 11.8.65.3590

Q: A warning for X1C6 Linux users: Don't upgrade ME firmware to 11.8.65.3590

A warning for X1C6 users on Linux. With the latest Intel Management Engine Firmware update, versioned 11.8.65.3590, S3 sleep is broken. The system will drain a fully charged battery in a matter of hours under the new firmware, and it is impossible to downgrade the firmware. This is with the "Linux" sleep state option enabled in BIOS, and everything was working correctly before the upgrade. Lenovo, please address this issue and ensure proper QA for your Linux user base going forward - this is unacceptable.

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Preferred Solution: A warning for X1C6 Linux users: Don't upgrade ME firmware to 11.8.65.3590

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Hello,

I'm running CentOS 7 on E7470, and a few of the devices aren't working, like smart card reader, fingerprint reader, etc. According to some sources, deploying the latest ControlVault firmware/drivers package may fix some of those.
The native installer is built for Windows, and I was wondering if it'd be possible to do the upgrade by either booting a Windows portable/live version and running the upgrade, or, copying the installer to a USB and doing an upgrade in the way it's done with BIOS upgrades on Linux?
Perhaps LVFS? (Although compiling that on CentOS 7 is not really straight forward)
Regards,Milos.

A:E7470 firmware upgrade on Linux

Here's another (risky?) idea: There's a Windows 10 VM running on top of libvirt/KVM, and I can do USB passthru of Broadcom 5880. Driver isn't applied by default, so I'm tempted to try how wrong might things go if I were to install ControlVault2 firmware and drivers for these devices as they're passed thru to the VM.
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.

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Hi, I'm trying (unsuccesfully) to apply the latest firmware upgrade (1.18) to my T470p laptop, using the only OS I have: Ubuntu 18.04. I tried downloading the CD ISO (r0fuj18wd.iso), flashing it to a USB pen, but the laptop refuses to reboot from there.Further notes:-) from BIOS: I restored defaults, and I also secure boot; my current firmware is 1.17-) I tried both flashing the .iso directly to the USB flash (that shows up as /dev/sda), using dd or other USB flashing tools (even unetbootin from a Windows laptop), and also to create a FAT32 or FAT16 partition, then flash into /dev/sda1, setting also the bootable flag on the partition with fdiskThe result has consistently been the same: when I reboot, after selecting boot menu and temporary boot device, I choose the USB drive, but it doesn't boot anything from there. On a related note, when I insert the USB disk, I see an empty disk labelled "R0FET44U".Is there anyone who succesfully managed to install such a firmware upgrade from Linux and might have a useful hint ? Thanks!

A:T470p firmware upgrade from Linux Ubuntu 18.04

From what I have read, some USB / thumb drives just don't work properly.(sounds stupid I know ... but ........................) So my suggestion would be to write the image to several other "diverse" thumb drives and try them.........

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Hi,
Is there any way to read out version of firmware on wd15 docking station from linux?
Is there any way to update firmware of the wd15 docking station from linux or bios?
Does instruction https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN171755/updating-the-dell-bios-in-linux-and-ubuntu-environments?lang=EN
work for wd15 firmwares or is that only for laptop bios?
if instruction works do I need to use seperate wd15 firmware
    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/4/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=84W5N
or one bundled with windows driver package
   www.dell.com/.../drivers

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Hello, maybe someone can help me out with the problem I have upgrading the firmware of my T470s. The installed version is 1.11 (from June 2017, I think.). It runs archlinux and is no dual boot system i.e. there is no windows version on it anymore. I have learned that one of the usual ways to update is using the tool fwupdmgr. When I run the tool with "fwupdmgr update", the output is "No releases found for device: Not compatible with firmware version 0.1.11, requires >= 0.1.14" Maybe it is possible to install the current system firmware (which is 1.33) directly with "fwupdmgr install <xyz>.cab", but I don't dare to do so because I don't want to brick the hardware. So my question is: Can this be done savely and if not, is there any other way to upgrade the firmware without using windows? Thanks and kind regards

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There is a new firmware release (FWNV15) for the NVMe SSD of the X1 Carbon 5th. I'm wondering if there is a way to perform the upgrade on a machine with no Windows installed on the internal SSD?
 
I've installed Ubuntu on the NVMe SSD and have a external USB Drive with Windows 10.
 
I tried to run the Firmware Update Utility on the "external" Windows 10 but no luck so far. Windows reboots and after it's up again the utility just shows some generic error message.
 
Also, there doesn't seem to be a booteable ISO.
 
Any recommendations on how to upgrade the firmware with my setup?
 
Moderator Note: Edited subject to match content.

A:Upgrade NVMe SSD firmware to FWNV15 (X1 Carbon 5th Gen) on Linux

The upgrade utility sometimes fails before it reboots windows with a message like "can't initializie linux system". So I investigated further and found that the updater in fact is an ELF binary  $ file fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff
fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, interpreter /lib/ld-linux.so.2, for GNU/Linux 3.8.13, not stripped Which also seems to be pretty easy to use: $ ./fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff
PROGRESS --- start firmware update.
Usage ./fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff <Model> <Serial> <Firmware> [Option]
Model : Drive Model Name.(Mandatory)
Serial : Drive Serial Number.(Mandatory)
Firmware : Firmware Image file path.(Mandatory)
Option : Additional Option string starts with `-'.(Optional)
PROGRESS --- completed with status(8). And the necessary info which firmware to use is in a file called fwwinsd.pro: $ cat fwwinsd.pro
"THNSF5512GPUK TO","5KLA5102","5KLA5104","TINYCORE","fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff","5KLA5104_NVME.sig","L","TOSHIBA"
"THNSF5512GPUK TO","5KLA5103","5KLA5104","TINYCORE","fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff","5KLA5104_NVME.sig","L","TOSHIBA" However, I'm not absolutely convinced I'm brave enough to run this utility  Is anyone from Lenovo in this forum who is willing to confirm my findings?

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Christmas holidays are coming and I guess a lot of lucky members will get a PSP.

Also, it is not recommanded to upgrade the firmware of your PSP to version 3.1 using the WIFI facility of your console because you can't be sure about the site from where the upgrade is downloaded.
To make sure the upgrade is coming from a Sony official website, it is better to download the upgrade on your computer in a first time and then you may transfer the upgrade via the USB port of your console.

Recently, one of my colleagues got caught with a junk version of upgrade downloaded via the WIFI of his PSP, after installation, the console was unable to restart.
 

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I am trying to upgrade my current BIOS (1.21) on my p51s running ubuntu 18.04.2.  to the current 1.38  (n1vet48w.cab).  When I follow the instructions in the readme here https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1vet48w.txt  of using fwupdmgr install n1vet48w.cab I get "No supported devices found"or if I try fwupdate -lfrom insided the extraced cab file, it returns noting. What am I missing?  How do I upgrade the firmware on my laptop?  

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I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon 6th generation. I can not seem to be able to get the USB-C port to output video to my HP S14 portable USB-C monitor. It worked initialy, but as soon as I restarted the laptop it stopped working. The strange part is that it does, however, work great with Linux (Ubuntu 18.04). Can anyone help me get this working with Windows 10? Thanks!

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Hi, since a couple of weeks, system update prompts me to update my NVMe disk firmware. It downloads and runs Lenovo Storage Device Firmware Update Utility, but it always fails with the same error: Update Failed: Firmware update FAILED! RC=0x1 Stopped by a device reason.  This happens to me with the last version of the firmware update toot (FWNV29), but also has happened to me with previous versions. Also, downloading FWNV29 and running it independently from system update leads to the same error. Can someone help? Thanks. The log from fwwinsd.exe (fwwinsd.log) shows the following:[2019/03/27 07:47:09]: CFWWinDlg::OnInitDialog - IN
[2019/03/27 07:47:09]: CFWWinDlg::OnInitDialog - OS : Windows 6.2 Build 9200
[2019/03/27 07:47:09]: CFWWinDlg::OnInitDialog - Current path : C:\Users\fpiris\Desktop\FWNV29
[2019/03/27 07:47:09]: CFWWinDlg::openProfile - IN - fwwinsd.pro
[2019/03/27 07:47:09]: CFWWinDlg::OnInitDialog - Profile verified to exist
[2019/03/27 07:47:09]: CFWWinDlg::disableAutoODDPowerOffFeature - IN
[2019/03/27 07:47:09]: CFWWinDlg::disableAutoODDPowerOffFeature - Open registry key : Software\Lenovo\PWRMGRV\Data
[2019/03/27 07:47:09]: CFWWinDlg::displayDrives - IN
[2019/03/27 07:47:09]: CATADrivesScanner::scan - IN
[2019/03/27 07:47:09]: CATADrivesScanner::cleanUp - IN
[2019/03/27 07:47:09]: CATADrivesScanner::enumerateDevice - IN : GUID=0x53f56307
[2019/03/27 07:47:09]: CATADrivesScanner::enumerateDevice - Device info se... Read more

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If you are a legal registered owner of WinZip 9.0 and decide to upgrade to WinZip 10.0 Beta, it will convert it to an evaluation version and will NOT accept your previously-purchased registration code. The www.winzip.com site will E-mail you a temporary registration code to use, but it will only work for as long as WinZip is in beta release. Once the final release of WinZip 10.0 is released, the temporary registration code will no longer work and will convert it back to an evaluation version.

Be aware of this before you make the decision to make the upgrade. I found out the hard way.

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Everything seems to be running fine.  Temps between 50 and 70 C, both standalone and docked to TB3 Dock.  Anything in 1.25 that would suggest I should update? Thanks, 





. . . . . Zeke . . . . . X1 Carbon G6 (current), P50, Win10x64 (2 yrs) . . .T510, Win7x64 (previous 6 yrs).

A:Upgrade X1C6 BIOS from 1.22 or don't poke the bear?

Entirely up to you.  The README is your friend.
 
https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n23uj08w.txt
 
 
[Important updates]
Nothing.

[New functions or enhancements]
Nothing.

[Problem fixes]
- Fixed an issue where BIOS POST might display the error message "Boot Manager recover
from an error."
- Fixed an issue where BIOS POST might display the error message "1802: Unauthorized
network card is plugged in - Power off and remove the network card (8086/7360/0000/0000)."
- Fixed an issue where ThinkPad surface temperature is higher than designed.
- Fixed an issue where Lenovo USB-C Travel HUB might not work in Windows 10 ver 1703
or older.
 
 Z.

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Dear ALLHow I could install the firmware sp64611.exe, in a COMPAC-Presario-CQ57-421SS, with LinuxMInt installed?Best regards

A:install firmware in Linux

@efueyo Basically, you can't -- which is why many of us retain dual-boot systems -- because most, if not all, of the system utilities provided by manufacturers run ONLY in Windows. HP distributes their utilities as compressed archives -- and the only tool I know of personally that can extract the components is 7-ZIP -- another Windows utility. If you CAN extract the components, you can see what they are, but most likely, the only executable parts are going to be MS Windows only.

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I'm running a T440s with two type A02 Ultra Docks. My OS is Linux Mint (currently 18.3, shortly to be 19.3). I have one dock (manufactured 14/06) with out of date firmware that I'd like to update to see if it resolves a problem (flickering display when laptop reconnects -- I've been using a KVM switch with two laptops). The newer dock is a replacement which hasn't exhibited the problem. It may be a hardware fault but would like to try a firmware upgrade. How can I do this? (ie., without re-installing Windows just to run this) My laptop doesn't undock properly -- I get a blank screen on both laptop and monitor. I know of but haven't tried the dockd solution available from github; I'll wait until I've tried a newer Linux kernel first. It would be helpful to know from now on what minimum kernel release is required for docking station functionality to work.

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Does anyone have any infomation regarding Lenovo's plans for extending their support of LVFS to ThinkCentre machines? ThinkPads and ThinkStations are becoming well-represented but it seems as if Lenovo is intentionally choosing to ignore Linux users who choose ThinkCentre.

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Hi there

Linux Mint (17) QIANA now released

I Am trying this in a VM now before testing on a REAL machine. I'm looking for good things with this release --it's a LTS (Long Term support) release which will be supported until 2019.

This is the sort of things I've been looking for -- I tend to use Linux as an everyday desktop and like the idea of Long term release support -- one of the main reasons I chose OPENSUSE over a lot of other ones - but I do prefer a debian based system over an RPM based one like SUSE even though I haven't had too many complaints with it.

(I recommend you use the LEGAL torrent in their links - it's a lot faster than some of the servers until the mirrors get loaded up with the new release).

The Linux Mint Blog ? Blog Archive ? Linux Mint 17 ?Qiana? Cinnamon RC released!

Cheers
jimbo

A:Linux users - Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" releaed

Originally Posted by jimbo45


Hi there

Linux Mint (17) QIANA now released

I Am trying this in a VM now before testing on a REAL machine. I'm looking for good things with this release --it's a LTS (Long Term support) release which will be supported until 2019.

This is the sort of things I've been looking for -- I tend to use Linux as an everyday desktop and like the idea of Long term release support -- one of the main reasons I chose OPENSUSE over a lot of other ones - but I do prefer a debian based system over an RPM based one like SUSE even though I haven't had too many complaints with it.

(I recommend you use the LEGAL torrent in their links - it's a lot faster than some of the servers until the mirrors get loaded up with the new release).

The Linux Mint Blog ? Blog Archive ? Linux Mint 17 ?Qiana? Cinnamon RC released!

Cheers
jimbo



Yup... great news...Just to emphasise - Qiana is RC at the moment...

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I am running Ubuntu 19.10 on a recently-purchased X1 Extreme gen 2. The installed BIOS version is 1.26. I looked in the Drivers & Software page and I see that 1.27 was released on 29 October. However, running `fwupdmgr --get-updates` says "No upgrades for 20QVCTO1WW System Firmware, current is 0.1.26: 0.1.23=older, 0.1.23=older". How long does it usually take for firmware updates to be available via fwupdmgr? Should I manually update? I downloaded the BIOS Update Utility for Linux and the README. The directions in the README are clear, but nowhere do I see the 20QVCTO1WW ID mentioned above and want to make sure that I have the correct files. The BIOS Update Utility download is called `n2oul06w.zip` and contains 3 CAB files: N2OET40P.cab, N2OET40W.cab and N2OHT32W.cab. Is this the right file? Which one should I apply? Thanks in advance,-Mario.

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Hello, I received the mail from Lenovo about the Thunderbolt Software and Firmware updates but from the documentation[1], I see the software update is only available for Windows 10. Is Linux affected? Should I update only the firmware? [1] https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/it/en/solutions/ht508988

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I own a S440 and I like to upgrade the firmware for the Seagate SHDD ( http://support.lenovo.com/de/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-S-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-S44...) There is no bootable iso or anything I can use directly. At least I need the correlation between the extracted *.LOD files and the compatibles HDD. Seagte does not have any further information about this firmware upgrade. (https://apps1.seagate.com/downloads/request.html  , Part Number: 1EJ162-073) I guess some OEM restrictions.FreeDOS did not work. with this guide you could at least try to flash the firmware under *nix:https://github.com/jandelgado/general/wiki/Firmware-update-of-Seagate-harddisk-using-Linux Which firmware file do I need? (ST500LM000-SSHD-8GB)Why lenovo do not release at least a bootable WinPE for flashing firmwares?




Thinkpad T500 2082-52gHDD changed into SAMSUNG HM500LIMicrosoft Windows 6.1 Built 7600 - Windows 7

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January 26, 2009 (Computerworld) Last week, Seagate Technology LLC tried to appease users who for the past two months have swarmed its online support forum to complain that desktop hard drives have been freezing up during data transfers or failing altogether.

Seagate late last week released the second of two fixes for the firmware bug that caused the problem, and it offered affected users free data recovery services from its i365 business unit.

The company first tried to fix the bug on Jan. 16, but new firmware it released that day had flaws of its own.

use the link above for the original article
 

A:Warning: Seagate HD Firmware issues

I've been following this for the past couple of weeks now, I think the point the article is trying to make is that the 1st firmware revision released on the 16th also bricked drives, but the 2nd firmware fix is OK... at least the drive I applied the 2nd firmware to is fine.

I've got 5 more to try.
 

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I would make a statement with good confidence that either the P70/Xeon EFI firmware or Intel's RST Matrix driver (md raid) is broken. It is not possible to run 2 Nvme drives in RAID on Linux on the P70. None of the Linux distributions I tried (Redhat, CentOS, Arch) seems to be able to see the the disk array. RST & Nvme modules and Nvme-CLI are loaded, but mdadm and nvme-cli are unable to see the array. Everything seems to work, as long as the SATA controller is NOT put into RAID mode. Bummer. Hardware:P70/Xeon(EFI 2.12) + 2x Intel 6000p Nvme (FW1.0) 

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Anybody any clue as to how to perform the update under [email protected]: please bear in mind that not all your customers run Microsoft... support for Linux systems would be much appreciated! https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/nl/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-X-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-...

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I installed firmware update N25TF08W via the utility. After doing so only one of my thunderbolt ports will actually charge the computer. The other recognizes that the power supply is plugged in but fails to start charging. I don't know the underlying issue yet, but a PSA...

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The linux version of the latest BIOS/ECP firmware (1.44/1.18) for the X1 Carbon 4th gen (type 20FB and 20FC) and X1 Yoga 1st gen (types 20FQ, 20FR) was released Aug 2 (n1ful37w.zip) https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/de/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-... Direct link: https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1ful37w.zip That .zip file contains two .cab files, N1FET70W.cab and N1FHT35W.cab, for the BIOS and ECP respectively. Updating the BIOS in linux for my X1 Carbon 20FB worked fine for me with fwupdmgr, but failed for the ECP. This was because the metadata for the ECP update has a typo. Inside the N1FHT35W.cab file is a firmware.metainfo.xml, with a GUID of: 4c2e5b5c-6467-43af-afeb7bc72d96b9c3 This is incorrect. It's missing a dash, and should read: 4c2e5b5c-6467-43af-afeb-7bc72d96b9c3 Modifying this file within the .cab (or extracting it and generating a new .cab) and then flashing that with fwupdmgr fixed the problem. I've attached the modified .cab file (nested in a .zip file for upload). You can check yourself that the only thing that's changed is the GUID line in the .xml file. This typo should be fixed in the source by Lenovo and reuploaded as perhaps a rev 2 for n1ful37w.zip . Hopefully this hasn't happened for any other firmware update files.

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All of sudden, my scanner is not powering up. The power cable seems to be ok; I checked for power to be ok.
Is there any internal fuse?
 

A:Epson perfection 3590 is not powering up.

There's a fuse in the plug - have you checked or changed that?
 

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Hi there

I know many people on this Forum run Linux either native or as a VM.

OPENSUSE 13.2 is NOW available as a full released version - and IMO it's the best yet --everything I've tried works straight out of the box.

Cheers
jimbo

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http://www.linuxdoc.org
I think it's a great place for general information. FAQs, HOWTOs, man pages, longer guides, all there.
 

A:Information for Linux users

I'm also fond of:

www.linuxgazette.com

www.slashdot.com

www.freshmeat.net
 

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My Epson Perfection 3590 Photo Scanner which has been working without any problem when suddenly it would not open instead this appears: "escndv.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. Sorry for the...etc." I uninstalled then reinstalled the the scanner but still the same problem. I then went to the web and installed Epson Scan utility and Twain Driver 2.75A and still the same problem. Now what do I do? OS is Windows XP SP 2. Thanks for any help. Port2
 

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Specification: Lenovo T430 (bought used on ebay about 3 years ago). Right after update of "Intel management engine firmware" to version 8.1 (suggested by Lenovo Vantage) got warning "incorrect ac adapter is attached". Before this update, it has been worked great for about 3 years with no problem at all. Now I have the wrong ac adapter and this is 'nice'. So the laptop switched to the battery and does not want to charge and work from the power supply.But! When I remove the battery happens miracle! It starts works from ac adapter which is meant that the adapter is fine. But when insert back the battery then get the same problem.There was no problem and now I have to spend my time on this stupid issue. Question: How to fix this stupid problem?Another question: How I can rollback to old firmware which is obviously worked better than a new one? 

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Hi,

Did anyone already test Linux on this machine?

I foresee the following problems:
- layout of the two screens;
- the keyboards and the tactile feedback: is this implemented in ROM, or in Windows 7 software?
- similar for the mousepad;
- the two keys (keyboard and home).

Anyone?

Regards,
Wim.

A:Libretto W100 - any Linux users out there?

I think this machine is definitely not designed for Linux so I believe you will not be able to get it work properly.
Have you checked some Linux forums if anyone there had the same idea to play with Linux on this small ?toy??

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Hi there

Just wondering if there are any Linux users here running a Windows VM with the KVM virtualisation module in Linux.

Cheers
jimbo

A:Any Linux users running Windows using KVM

Hi jimbo,I run Windows 7 as KVM guest on Linux.Ivan.

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I am a complete newbie - I know zero about Linux.

What does this mean - it is complete nonsense:





Quote:
3. Now we need to tell the computer to reinstall grub2 to the Linux Mint partition we just mounted. To do this copy and paste this line of code into the terminal sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sdX
Again you will need to change this line of code to match your Linux Mint partition. Change the "X" at the end to match your mint partiton. My partition is dev/sda6 so i will change the the line of code to - sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sda

It is IMPORTANT that you do not enter any number just the letters of the partitions.



First it says change X to the partition number - then it says do not enter any numbers.

I would hazard a guess you enter the number to mount the partition - but you don't enter the number to install grub to it?
No wonder the general public won't go near it.

A:Grub question for any Linux users.

They're a bit confusing there in talking about partitions but with the intentions of installing grub to the root of the drive, regardless of partitions. In the example where they talk about "/dev/sda6", the take home point is that they are identifying that the Mint partition (/dev/sda6, since the number 6 denotes which partition it is on the drive) is on the drive mounted as /dev/sda. What matters here is that you are installing grub to the root of the drive with the Mint partition on it. Thus, the drive containing the Mint partition in this case is /dev/sda. That's all you really care about and that's the identifier you would use, as noted above in "--root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sda". If there was a second drive, it would be called /dev/sdb, and so forth. They are just trying to make sure you install Grub on the drive where you have Mint installed. If you only have one drive in the system, you don't need to identify which partition Mint is installed onto.

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Update: A document written by the hackers has clarified what they did and what privacy and security risks they believe the PlayStation 3 poses. The PS3's connection to PSN is protected by SSL. As is common to SSL implementations, the identity of the remote server is verified using a list of certificates stored on each PS3. The credit card and other information is sent over this SSL connection. So far so good; this is all safe, and your web browser depends on the same mechanisms for online purchases.
The concern raised by the hackers is that custom firmwares could subvert this system. A custom firmware can include custom certificates in its trusted list. It can also use custom DNS servers. This raises the prospect of a malicious entity operating his own proxies to snaffle sensitive data. He would distribute a custom firmware that had a certificate corresponding to his proxy, and that used a DNS server that directed PSN connections to the proxy. His proxy would decrypt the data sent to it, and then re-encrypt it and forward it to the real PSN servers.
Read more at:
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/...ing-stunning-lack-of-credit-card-security.ars
 

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Hi there
doesn't happen often but if you are a Linux user (either as HOST or VM) check and install any BASH updates - you must have read about the BASH security threat on the Net.

What is the Bash Bug computer virus and should you be worried? | cleveland.com

Opensuse users - there's already an update - other distros DO CHECK and apply.

Cheers
jimbo

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Hi all
Although a W7 Forum there are a lot of people here running Linux
I just want to point out to users that it's very easy to get carried away thinking that Linux is fairly safe compared with Windows as far as viruses are concerned.

While the OS is itself of course safer in that regard -- drive by code executed by browsers and rogue sites for example trying to fool people into giving away passwords and bank codes STILL work with Linux. (HTML code / browser operation etc is common to both Windows and Linux).

So dangers STILL exist for Linux users too -- always be on your guard when using the web WHATEVER OS you are using.

Your OS won't be infected so often or even at all but your Bank account can still get emptied or worse.

Don't be lulled into a false sense of security because you are using Linux or even a Mac.

Cheers
jimbo

A:Linux users -- Browsers / Malware still EASILY possible

Great advice, especially with the Ubuntu 10.10 Thanks!

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In README, new firmware version is "W887904". But my SSD current firmware is "3887904"."W887904" and "3887904" are not same. But is it correct that "No new firmware found."? Or Levono utility program can't find firmware file? "No new firmware found." is too hard to understand. I think better, "No need to update firmware...".... Levono utility program can't find firmware file? "Solid State Drive Firmware Update Utility for Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), 8 (64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad FWSD48 19 Oct 2018" is not easy to use. 

A:X1 Carbon SSD Current Firmware 3887904, New Firmware is "None", "No new firmware found." is normal?

Welcome to the CommunityWhat's the laptop MTM code?What's the SSD p/n as well its FRU code on the drive sticker?Could you provide the SSD sticker photo?

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Today!

McAfee update causes havoc among PC users
Posted on : Tue, 14 Mar 2006 10:12:00 GMT | Author : Roland Waite
News Category : Technology
NEW YORK: Anti-virus programme maker McAfee Inc. has admitted that its update for a number of virus-scanning products caused havoc Friday in corporate and consumer systems using the virus protection products when a virus definition file triggered the quarantine or deletion function for several executable files, including Microsoft's Excel.

The problem occurred when the company released its DAT file -- or virus definition file -- No 4715 as part of a daily updating routine and intended to refine McAfee anti-virus products' capability to catch the W95/CTX virus. In a matter of minutes, the company's customers started seeing an unusual number of files being quarantined or deleted by scans using the newly-released update.

While excel.exe was the most affected, the list of exe files released by McAfee as having affected by the update was of seven pages. Users complained that the anti-virus programme tried to remove files including Perl, Sysinternals' PcTools suite, various Oracle binaries, Dell OpenManage, Google Toolbar installer and programs that run Macromedia Flash Player, Sun's Java application and Adobe update manager.

The system either deleted the concerned files or removed them into a separate folder as per settings decided by the user. McAfee claimed the files were moved or deleted during scheduled ... Read more

A:Warning McAfee users!

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For those who tweet and haven't seen the warning yet; The 'porn star name game' on Twitter asks you a series of questions to find your porn star name. Take a look at the questions and think where else asks you those same questions?

computerweekly.com/Articles/2009/05/12/235999/dont-use-porn-star- names-on-twitter-users-warned.htm
 

A:A warning for Twitter users

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If you use Vista or 7, and you have a Nvidia Geforce card in your machine as a primary, SET THE UPDATES TO MANUAL! This means for windows as well! DO NOT install the new security update, if you do so you will get BSOD at restart\cold boot. I hope I saved many people lots of frustration.

A:A warning to all Vista\7 users!

Do you have a source for this info? not not believing but would like to see more about it.

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Do NOT install the Windows 811493 and 330909 updates. These updates change the version of the Ntkrnlpa.exe and Ntoskrnl.exe files from version 5.1.2600.1106 to 5.1.2600.1133 or 5.1.2600.1150 or higher.

Many XP users, including myself, have suffered severe performance degradation after installing either of these updates. If you are having this problem, it is highly recommended that you uninstall these updates from the Add/Remove Programs list in the Control Panel.

If you have installed these updates and have deleted their $$NtUninstall$$ files from the C:\WINDOWS folder, you will not be able to uninstall them. I made the mistake of doing this and was able to recover only be restarting in safe mode with a command prompt and copying version 5.1.2600.1106 of these 2 files from the C:\WINDOWS\SERVICEPACKFILES\I386 folder to the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 and C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE folders.

Microsoft alleges that the updates conflict with certain antivirus programs and recommends disabling some of their protection features to prevent this from happening. Personally, I cannot see reducing the effectiveness of my antivirus program. Microsoft promises to deal with the problem and release a bug-free update at a later date. I guess we will all wait and see if the forthcoming Windows XP SP2 upgrade will solve the problem.
Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips
 

A:Warning To Windows XP Users

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Microsoft has announced that it is ending support for XP users who are still using SP1 and have not yet upgraded to SP2. Support for SP1 will supposedly cease on October 10, 2006.

I have observed several members in this forum still using SP1(which is almost 4 years old), and some members are even still using the original version of XP(which is almost 5 years old). A lot of security-related problems would be avoided if you were using SP2.

Note: Before making the upgrade to SP2, make sure to confirm that your computer is clean of spyware, viruses, and other "nasties".

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A:Warning To XP Users Who Have Not Upgraded To SP2

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