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Mi HP 15 Notebook PC se congela aleatoriemente con Linux / M...

Q: Mi HP 15 Notebook PC se congela aleatoriemente con Linux / M...

Hola, desde que me he comprado mi notebook HP 15 Notebook PC no he podido utilizar ningun sistema Linux. Resulta que tras instalar algunas de las distribuciones Linux mientras me encuentro trabajando de una manera aleatoria la computadora se congela y no responde el sistema (dejan de funcionar tanto el mouse como el teclado). He buscado por mas de 2 mese en la web y aun no consigo solucionar el problema. Agradeceria la ayuda. Hello, since I bought my HP notebook PC 15 Notebook I could not use any Linux system. It turns out that after installing some Linux distributions while I am working in a computer randomly freezes and does not respond the system (stop working both the mouse and keyboard). I searched for more than 2 months on the web and still not solve the problem with it. Appreciate the help ..

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Preferred Solution: Mi HP 15 Notebook PC se congela aleatoriemente con Linux / M...

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Hi. I have wondered is my (quite) new laptop suitable for any linux? I did dualboot win10 and ubuntu 16.04 LTS but i have no idea why everything isnt working really well (I never had dualboot before, used only ubuntu). I might even want to have only linux in my computer but I dont know how to fix if something goes wrong, I have no experience in these things. I have tried to find imformation of what I should do, but I have no idea. I dont want to use only windows. If someone knows something or have a little time to help me, or to guide me in right forum or something, I thank you.  

A:HP pavilion notebook 15-ab150no and linux?

What part of Ubuntu is not working well? You have an AMD processor and AMD integrated video which is a bit challenging in Linux but can be made to work. Is wifi working?  I also prefer to have Linux available and on my latest laptop it was problematic to get it installed in a dual boot arrangement so I installed it in a Virtual Machine installation and that is generally enough Linux for my needs. 

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Hello. I bought an HP Notebook (Product key: P6L84PA#ACJ) last month. It is  a free-DOS system and I installed Ubuntu version 16.04LTS in it. Everything works fine except the wifi. The keeps on connecting and disconnecting continuously, making it impossible for me to use wifi on it, and I use the net via USB Tethering. A friend has the same laptop, and the same issue, but she has a dual-booted system where wifi works perfectly fine with windows. Please help me as I have no option other than installing Ubuntu/Fedora. Also please guide if Fedora-24 is compatible with my laptop?

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I apologize for being a bit of a newbie on the subject, but I'll try my best to explain. I'm trying to get my Beats Audio to work on Linux.  I found a way that has worked for some people which involves remapping certain audio pins, but I don't know what pins to map to what.  Here are the pins that show up for me: 0x120x130x140x150x160x170x180x190x1a0x1b0x1d0x1e

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Goal: Dual boot Windows 7 and Linux and have an NTFS partition for both OS.

Problem: When creating Logical Partitions with any Linux partition tool(Gparted, cfdisk) the Linux swap and ext 4 partitions shows up on Windows 7 as primary partitions outside of the Extended partition while the NTFS partition shows up inside the Extended partition as logical drive. Disk management shows 5 primary partitions and 1 logical drive inside an extended partition.(As seen in Disk1.jpg attachment) I'm using MBR.(not UEFI)

I can create the partitions in Windows 7 disk management and choose not to format the two logical partitions used for Linux. I can then use the mkswap and mkfs.ext4 command to format the partitions.(See Disk2.jpg attachment)

Questions:
Why is Windows 7 disk management not showing my partitions correctly when I use a Linux tool to partition the disk? Will this cause any problems with Windows 7? I'm afraid of making Windows 7 unbootable.(although it booted just fine I do plan on using EasyBCD to add an entry to load the grub bootloader for Linux)

If I partition my disk with Windows 7 disk management(as seen in Disk2.jpg) will that cause any problems for Linux?

What is the recommended way to handle this? What are the downsides to each way?

Note: I'm a bit of a linux noob.

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Hello.

Devices powered by Linux are increasing day by day, and most of these devices are positioned at the entry or key points of any organization?s network. Misconfigurations and easy to exploit vulnerabilities are commonly leveraged by bad actors. Many of these attacks can be studied by configuring low-interactive Honeypots.

Low-interactive Honeypots can capture the malware scripts and binaries, however analyzing these malware samples are also important. Further, keeping such analysis openly available helps independent researchers to search information of their interest and make useful conclusions.

Detux aims at automating the analysis of Linux samples, by supporting multiple CPU architectures (ARM, MIPS, MIPSEL, x86 and x86-64), and making its result openly available for researchers.

detux - The Linux Sandbox


 

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OK,
My config is HP G6 1075 SA with W7 Home Premium 64 bit pre-installed. It was working well until last week when I decided to install Debian Linux. I am no N00B to Linux and have installed it probably 100s of times. Debian installed and booted well but Windows BSODed with an error 0x0000225 cannot access drive. I formatted C and attempted to reinstall Windows 7 but it is unable to detect the HDD. I accept terms of license and move on to the point of choosing disks but nothing shows up. (There is an option to choose drivers. Where do I locate them? The HP website isn't helpful and I can't even find my product let aside the drivers)

I have already tried :
1. Partitioning an NTFS file system in Debian. Doesnt show.
2. Deleting a partition in Debian and attempt to see the free space in W7 Installer. Didn't work.
3. Try to do the BIOS setting thing (Change SATA option from AHCI to compatible or something). I could find no such setting in BIOS. The BIOS was severely limited with only option of switching on fan.

What do I do ?
The chipset is Intel HM55 if that helps and harddrive is SATA 5400 rpm 500GB.

A:W7 installer doesn't detect SATA after Linux, Linux works smoothly

All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.

Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.
1) Boot DVD & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
DISKPART : At PC Startup
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup
(for command prompt)

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT





SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Scientific Linux 6.7 Officially Released, Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7
Based on the freely distributed source code of the recently announced Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.7 operating system from Red Hat Inc., Scientific Linux 6.7 is here to update its base to the upstream OS, add some tweaks, update many of its core components, and address some of the most annoying bugs.

Prominent features of Scientific Linux 6.7 include the addition of the IceWM window manager, updated the OpenAFS package to version 1.6.14, updated the epel-release package to version 6.8, built the glusterfs-server package from the TUV sources provided for the GlusterFS client.
 

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Hi all,

where to locate DHCP code, which my Linux machine(red hat linux-2.4) is using?i tried to f ind it in /usr/src/linux-2.4.20.8, but no result.
 

A:where to locate DHCP code, which my Linux machine(red hat linux-2.4) is using.

I moved you over to development, maybe someone here will be familiar with the layout of the source files.
 

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Hi there

I usually run a LINUX HOST for testing Windows VM's - but I need to test some new releases of various Linux distros so I've created some VM's --easy enough and running them on a Windows Host.

However I can't attach a USB drive with a Linux file system (XFS) to the VM as the Windows HOST rejects the HDD wanting me to format it !!. There's 2.7 TB of media files on it - I want to test running media server in a VM.

Anybody know how to bypass the Windows nag prompt about the HDD and be able to attach it direct to the VM.

(The other way round is no problem -- never a problem loading NTFS HDD's on to Linux machines -- however the NTFS file system is SLOW compared with XFS -- on USB3 device on Native windows transfer rate of 1 TB of files from fast NTFS HDD to NTFS USB3 device is max 82 Mib/s - average for whole transfer. On same machine with Native Linux and XFS to XFS (using same HDD's and USB 3 port avg speed is 350 mib/s !! -- HUGE difference !!!).

Note I have to have a Windows Host for this --I know I could run Linux VM's from a Linux Host but in this case I do have to use a Windows Host as that will be the destination system at the end of testing.

BTW I'm running VMWARE workstation 12.1 on W10 Pro Host.

Cheers
jimbo

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Ok, I have a Toshiba PCX 2200 series and this is the modem that Road Runner uses(well one of them anyway) and also I use the USB cable not the NIC. Is linux refusing the USB and prefers NIC?
 

A:I tried on the linux boards so now I'm here, about cable modem on linux...

Most of the times yes... it depends of the distro version that you use...
In any case you're better off with a nic card ( and this applies for Micro$oft OS as well...)
 

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I have SUSE 9.3 Installed on a 19GB partition of a 40GB hard drive. I heard that it is possible to dual boot with Windows with Linux being the first installed OS, but it's complicated. Can anyone tell me if I can pull this off without having to make Windows the first installed OS? Here is how I have my partitions:
hda1=1GB [swap]
hda2=17.8 / [root]
 

A:Linux/Windows dualboot machine with Linux first?

The easiest way: Make hda1 bigger and install Windows there.

You will have to restore GRUB later using the SuSE CD and also create the GRUB menu entry for WIndows..
 

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I AM CLEARING AND REWORKING MY NT4 AND WAS WONDERING ABOUT A LINUX OS TO WORK ALONG WITH IT IN A PARTITION.
COULD ANYONE RECOMEND A GREAT BROTHER?
I HEARD THAT CORELS LINUX IS SUCH A PLAYER WITH NT4. ANY OTHER LINUX OS THAT MAY BE BETTER? I AM A VERY NEWBIE AT THIS POINT>

THANKS------------OKOKOPO

 

A:{Moved to Linux Forum} - NT-4 AND LINUX ?

Greetings

OK, I have never worked with Corel's Linux, but I have been told that it is a nice version to learn the Linux GUI.

Other good version's to learn on are Mandrake and Red Hat. But, if you want to get more power out of your linux installation, you need to use distributions like Slackware, or Debian.

And... I am sure that another Linux fan will have a completely different point of view. Oh well... If you want, I can move this thread to the Linux forum, and you can see what their reaction is.

My best solution for you, is to buy a "Linux for Dummies" type of book, which should come with a free CD with a Linux distribution on it. That way, you get a beginner's Guide to Linux, plus a pressed bootable CD.

What I can give you, are specific instructions to installing linux as a dual boot system with NT.

If you go to www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot I have specific instructions on how to dual boot your system with NT.

Hope this helps

------------------
Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...
 

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Hello i have a couple of questions i want to try a different os for my windows 7 computer but im pretty confused on which one too use. theres this one ubuntu Ubuntu online tour and then linux New features in Linux Mint 13 - Linux Mint which one should i try out and is it user friendly? and how many other os are there for windows 7 im pretty confused... and before i download it should i backup my pc before i install it. any input would be helpful. thanks

A:want to try unbuntu and linux or linux mint

Linux mint is comparatively easier to use, as it's GUI is similar to Windows. On the other hand, Ubuntu or Fedora look a bit different, but the functions are basically the same.

It will be a good idea to take a backup before installation.

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Hi,

I need to read windows files on linux for Red Hat Linux 9.x.
Can some one tell me the way, how this can be done or some setting which enable to read files from windows on linux.


regards
ratan
 

A:windows files on linux for Red Hat Linux

If you need to read an NTFS mounted drive in that machine then you'll need to add kernel support for NTFS. Try looking http://www.linux-ntfs.org/ for that info. If you just want to hit shares then just mount them via smb.
 

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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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Ars reports from the Linux Security Summit?and finds much work that needs to be done.

The Linux kernel today faces an unprecedented safety crisis. Much like when Ralph Nader famously told the American public that their cars were "unsafe at any speed" back in 1965, numerous security developers told the 2016 Linux Security Summit in Toronto that the operating system needs a total rethink to keep it fit for purpose.

No longer the niche concern of years past, Linux today underpins the server farms that run the cloud, more than a billion Android phones, and not to mention the coming tsunami of grossly insecure devices that will be hitched to the Internet of Things. Today's world runs on Linux, and the security of its kernel is a single point of failure that will affect the safety and well-being of almost every human being on the planet in one way or another.

"Cars were designed to run but not to fail," Kees Cook, head of the Linux Kernel Self Protection Project, and a Google employee working on the future of IoT security, said at the summit. "Very comfortable while you're going down the road, but as soon as you crashed, everybody died."

Continue Reading - http://arstechnica.co.uk/security/2016/09/linux-kernel-security-needs-fixing/

Share your thoughts and opinions below.
 

A:Linux kernel security needs a rethink, Linux Security Summit

Same thing that has been argued time and again about Windows OS over the years...
 

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A problem has recently developed with my Envy notebook.   About 2 weeks ago my entire wireless network began slowing down when on it.   Noticeable on all devices.    When my provider came out, checked and tweaked some issues it appeared to be ok.   I went on with my daughers HP laptop and was drawing 20-24 mbps all over the house. When I reconnected mine to the system I was only pulling 6, 3, 5, up and down.   It doesn't start right away but after a few minutes.   So I put my duaghers right next ot mine and low and behold, when I ran her's it pulled 3 - 6 also.   So I turned my wi-fi off and hers' popped right back up.   I have also tried this with an old XP mini, my i-pads etc.   As soon as mine gets on the network the speed crashes.    This also happens with no one else home and no other devies conncted. I have downloaded the latest up to date Intel driver for this network adapter and it hasn't changed anything. Any ideas?

A:ENVY Notebook - m7-k111dx w/intel 7260 - notebook sucks dow...

Bill_Ving Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about wireless networking poor performance and wanted to help. My immediate guess is that you might have mixed-mode networking going on.  This happens when you have two different PCs networking in two different modes -- one using "G", the other using "N".  The wireless router (or access point) can optimize performance for either mode, but not for both.  So, the "G" mode drags down the performance of the "N" mode PC, but even worse, with the router set for mixed modes, it performs more slowly than with either PC connected by itself.Here are some other troubleshooting steps you can try: HP PCs - Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet (Windows 8) | HP® Customer SupportGood Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------Please click "Accept As Solution" on the post that solves your issue to help others find the solution.Please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on the left of the Reply button to say thanks fopr my help.========================================================================

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I made a Google notebook to keep the minutes of a meeting my business partners and I held last weekend. I made them all collaborators on the notebook so they could all make any changes or annotations they felt necessary. However, when they go to access this notebook they are prompted for a password.

There is nowhere (at least that I can find) to even choose to password protect the notebook let alone change the password. I'm pretty confused as to what password the notebook could be. The only thing I can think of is that it's asking for the password to my gmail account, which I don't really want to be handing out. Any ideas on this one gang?

Stink
 

A:Why do Google notebook collaborators need a password to access the notebook?

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The hinge on my much-loved Notebook has become 'loose'. Can I find repair help locally? Baltimore,  MD area. What is the correct term(s) to use to describe the problem? 

A:TouchSmart Notebook TV notebook swivel hinge repair?

https://www.google.co.in/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=hp%20service%20center... You can tell them that the hinges are loose 




Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.

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I've been cosidering giving linux a shot, but am unsure which to try, there are so many, and all have there following.
I want it to be fairly simple to install, and I want it to ideally recognize all my hardware the 1st time.

It'll be on a 1.8ghz p4, 512mb ram, 60gb(or more) hd., intel integrated 845gl graphics, and integrated stereo sound.

I've been looking at Ubuntu, and it looks ok, but I know nothing about linux, so I may be way off track.

Any help?
 

A:What Linux to try for a Linux noob?

I've yet to get to grips with Linux but as far as installing. If you wish to pay (this will give you some hand holding, but Tech sopt can supply this) SUSE went on withotu problems. For a free one (2.6GB download) Fedora core was also trouble free for me.
Spike has installed Fedora Core 4 I believe and I think this went well for him.

In your own words Spike.
 

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My wife has a two-year-old Samsung notebook. Recently when she unplugged it the machine cut off, even though the battery said 79% charged (it wouldn't charge any further). I figured that the battery was bad so I bought another one from Amazon.

This one charges to 100% percent and does exactly the same thing. I'm perplexed but think there's something going on with the motherboard that won't let it use battery juice, even if Windows 8.1 says it's 100% charged.

I've tried the hold the power button down for 1 min with the battery out trick to no avail.

Any ideas? I'm stumped and think I might need to get her another notebook.

Thanks, Robert
 

A:Samsung Notebook Battery Won't Power Notebook

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My own notebook (Asus EEE PC S101), running Windows XP service pack 3) was twice redirected to an unknown website when I wanted to visit the Guardian newspaper website. I was using IE version 8. Then the notebook froze. When this happened, I had to switch it off without using Cleanup, which I have used safely for a long time. When I had switched it on again, I used Firefox to go to the Techsupport Forum. I followed the instructions to download dds.scr and began running it. Then the notebook froze again. It still tells me "Two logs shall be created on your desktop" Now the cursor does not move any more either. I write this from another notebook, but I cannot create a logfile,m as everything is frozen on my own notebook. Help, please,

Bienh

A:Malware freezes Notebook (posting from other notebook)

Hi and Welcome!!

My name is Jeff. I would be more than happy to take a look at your malware results logs and help you with solving any malware problems you might have. Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient and know that I am working hard to get you a clean and functional system back in your hands. I'd be grateful if you would note the following:
The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for the issues on this machine.
It's often worth reading through these instructions and printing them for ease of reference.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask!! It's better to be sure and safe than sorry.
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.
If you happen to have a flash drive/thumb drive please have that ready in the event that we need to use it.
Please be sure to subscribe to the topic if you have not already done so.
IMPORTANT NOTE : Please do not delete, download or install anything unless instructed to do so.
DO NOT use any TOOLS such as Combofix or HijackThis fixes without supervision. Doing so could make your system inoperable and could require a full reinstall of your operating system and losing all your programs and data.

Having said that.... Let's get going!!
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Are you able to boot to Safe Mode at all? If you are, try to run DDS from there and when the logs are made please post them.

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New here and so I hope that I am posting in the correct place.
My new notebook an M50-MX5 was in the warranty depot as we thought it had a dvd burning problem, however that was not the case; it was the media.

Anyway before it was sent into the toshiba warranty depot the level 2 tech phone support said to get the computer to be like it was when I unboxed it 2 days earlier, this was last month.
And so to my frustration all of my programs were removed, however before doing this the software techie at the office Ghosted it to my Western Digital Storage Unit and then sent it off to the Warranty Depot.

While it was in the shop I used my 3 yr old toshiba satellite 2410 which I am now typing on at this moment.
I was finally able to get the software tech from the office to reGhost my new toshiba M50 on this past Saturday and left it with him for a couple of hrs and then returned to pick it up as there was not much in the way of programs on it and so it wouldn't take long to Ghost the Images back.

Well, in my Western Digital Storage unit are Ghosts of this 3 year old satellite that I am presently using.
After the techie got my Restore Disk installed and tried to reGhost the image onto the New M50, it crashed.

He was using the wrong Ghost, he was using the one that was from this unit???
I was not happy, especially after he claimed that he now had it Ghosted with the proper Image and I tried it out and it was very sloooooow to Boot. He said it was my Norton 2006.
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A:new notebook Ghosted with old notebook ghost and now problems??

Something you might want to try (it's a pita) is a repair of windows - this may fix some of the slowness issues you're seeing. The install program he's talking about is probably the U3 component of many larger USB pen drives. I think it's on most of Sandisk's newer large drives. A repair of windows might also take care of this. I seriously doubt that putting the wrong image on the machine and then putting another image on could do any damage to the machine itself - the folks here at my job do it all the time.
 

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We've got a desktop hooked into a linksys B router, and a notebook that accesses the internet wirelessly thru that router. lately we havent been able to get a decent connection with the notebook, and if we've gotten any at all, it gets dropped soon. is the desktop getting the majority of the bandwidth, which is eliminating the notebook from getting enough? if so, is there anyway to limit the amount that the desktop is getting?
 

A:Two computers, desktop and notebook, notebook not getting int. connection

What changed from when it was working to now?
 

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I have two hard disks, hda = 120gb and hdb = 40gb. I want to install two LINUX operating systems. I would like to have the option of booting into the operating system of my choice at boot time. I am currently running Fedora Core release 3 (Heidelberg)
Linux 2.6.9-1.681_FC3 on hda. When I try to install the 2nd system on hdb the boot loader overwrites the MBR on hda. I am lost as to how to get around this. I am not currently nor do I plan to run Windows. I am reading info pages on Grub and Parted, but I feel a little overwhelmed and could use a little guidence. I would appreciate any help to get me pointed in the right direction. Thanks,
stanch
 

A:2nd linux install overwrites MBR of 1st linux install

What version are you installing as the second Linux?

All Linux installs ask you where to install the bootloader. You may have to choose some advanced install method if it doesn't for you.

Just tell it not to install a bootloader at all or don't put in the hda MBR. It usually gives you a choice between the MBR and the Linux parition IIRC. Just put the second instance onto the new Linux partition.

After that edit the original bootloader's configuration so you can boot the second Linux instance.

You could also use a common boot partition for both of your Linux installs but that would take some more tinkering.
 

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Hi Folks,

I'm looking to install Linux on my laptop in conjunction with Windows XP Pro. Installing it won't be a problem: I have GParted Live and a separate partition for Linux already set up. I don't know which distribution of Linux would be good to get, however, as I've never used Linux before and am looking to learn.

I can't install Ubuntu, because my laptop has an ATI Radeon Mobility X1300 graphics card and the latest release of Ubuntu chokes when it encounters these cards. (Does an older version work with ATI?)

I have an install CD for Debian 4.0, and am downloading Freespire 1.0.13.

Also, if anyone could recommend me any good tutorial sites or books for Linux, it'd be greatly appreciated. The reason I want to learn Linux is more as an alternative OS to Windows rather than server administration or the like.

Thanks,

-'Mage
 

A:A New Guy to Linux

You could try Suse. I've ran that a few times on several hardware platforms (Old PPC G3, Athlon Thunderbird, Athlon 64, Intel Core2Duo). It is a friendly OS and has a decent amount of tutorials and information online for when you get stuck.
 

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Q: Linux

Can I run Linux on this machine??

A:Linux

@twager?, welcome to the forum. When requesting help you should always include the make/model (i.e. p6-xxxx) of the computer and/or monitor. This information is necessary for us to review the specifications of them.

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I just got reading that gargantuan 81 reply post about Linux...

Now my question is, should I install Linux?

I've heard so much about it, and so many possibilities exist, but should I or shouldn't I?
Plus there's the whole Red Hat, Mandrake, SuSE, Caldera, Turbolinux, Gnome, Lycoris, Debian and Slackware versions....Ugh! Which one?

What are it's advantages over Windows? (I'm running ME right now.)

I have 2 hard drives, one is 20 GB and the other is 10. I can install Linux on the 10 GB.

Also, how big is the download? I have dial up :dead:

I was thinking of dual booting w/ Windows and Linux, and playing all my games in Windows and everything else in Linux.

I'm really curious. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I regularly visit the 3DSpotlight IRC channel, so you could meet me there.
 

A:To Linux or not to Linux

To take your questions one by one:






Originally posted by Vehementi
I just got reading that gargantuan 81 reply post about Linux...

Now my question is, should I install Linux?Click to expand...

I recommend that anyone interested in how computers work install Linux. Its a Hacker's operating system (Hacker in the sense of a techie who likes to take things part, not break into other people's computers which is cracking....) and as such you will learn a lot about programming, kernels, scripts, compiling, how operating systems and programs are made up, etc, when you install Linux. Its a lot easier to install these days than it used to be.






I've heard so much about it, and so many possibilities exist, but should I or shouldn't I?
Plus there's the whole Red Hat, Mandrake, SuSE, Caldera, Turbolinux, Gnome, Lycoris, Debian and Slackware versions....Ugh! Which one?
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Well, all Linux heads tend to have their favourate (mine being Red Hat) but the best thing I can say generally is just pick one and get started. Probably that one will wind up being your fav. The industry standards are probably closer to Red Hat and Mandrake. My posted instructions ( http://www.3dspotlight.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=214 ) refer to Red Hat install, but could be adapted for others as well.








What are it's advantages over Windows? (I'm running ME right now.)Click to expand...

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I am not sure wether or not this goes here or in Games, but it's software related (Linux) and not an actual game so I was unsure.
I am running Linux for PS2 (that I obtained as part of a dev kit from Sony) and would like to know if anyone on here has it so that I can obtain help for getting a GUI and setting up my HDD with some sort of visual OS. Thanks.
 

A:Linux for PS2 help

best place to post this might be the UNIX/Linux forum I would think you will get better guidance there
 

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just bought a laptop from someone and it has linux on it. If left alone, the computer boots up and starts "back track".

I am trying to install XP on the laptop and take off linux. I can not get the XP disk to run on start up. I have changed the boot order to cd. The disk starts up and then does nothing. Any ideas? Someone suggested deleting data in the mbr file. I cant get to that file. I have also tried the delpart.exe from ".microsoft.com/bussys/winnt/winnt-public/reskit/nt31/i386/reskit.exe"

this does not run either.

ANY IDEAS??? Please help. Thank you
 

A:Linux Help

This is not a Linux issue, see your other thread and try not to double post.
 

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Can Someone please tell me how i can get a copy the linux Os.
I have been trying for a while now to find one, but my efforts have been proven to be futile.
 

A:Linux OS.

http://www.google.com/search?client=opera&rls=en&q=download+linux&sourceid=sngx's_awesome_browser&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

How were you messing that up? In any case, first result on that page is worth taking a look at. The 4th link, Ubuntu, is probably where you'd want to begin your linux endeavour.
 

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Hi, I am looking for a Linux distro which is similar to windows,
comments appreciated.

A:Linux with W7

Have a look at Zorin OS. Zorin OS - Home

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Hi,

I'm writing a small program to get my computer IP on LAN (e.g. 192.168.x.x, it's not 127.0.x.x). In Windows, it's simple, but I can't do it in Linux (code is quite similar). If you know about it, could you show me please?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Linux - How to get my IP in C/C++

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first off, I don't know much about linux, however I am beginning to search for alternative to the windows operating systems...what are some of the main differences in how linux works vs. windows 9x/ME/XP/etc. also, can programs made for windows (games, AIM, etc) work on linux - is some sort of windows emulator required? how about using my ISP on linux? is the set-up for internet access/email etc much different? keep in mind that I've never worked with linux before, so some of the questions may not be relevent.....also, could anyone maybe grab a sceenshot of their comp running linux and post it for me? thanks
 

A:new to linux

One of the main differences between Linux and Windows is that Linux is open source. The kernel code is free for anybody to modify, which allows for you to compile compatibility into the kernel (for things like NTFS). Also, they use different file-systems. Linux uses ext2 or ext3, where Windows uses FAT32 or NTFS. Linux has partial NTFS support, but it can read and write Fat32.

Linux, of course, is free, which is always nice. Most software for Linux is also freeware, or is cheaper then Windows software (e.g. Red Hat 9 comes with OpenOffice, for free, while Microsoft Office, which has the same features, cost a fairly hefty price).

You will need a Windows emulator like WINE to run Linux programs under Linux, but even then, you won't be able to use directX (I think). I had a really hard time using WINE. You also might consider using software like Bochs, which will emulate an entire computer, which you can install Windows onto for gaming + such.

I have cable internet and have never encountered a problem using my network cards (both wireless and wired). Unless you have some crappy WinModem, Linux should be capable of using Dial-Up.
 

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Q: Linux

I wish to download Linux and eradicate windows from my gateway pc. I want to get it from Dream Linux

http://www.dreamlinux.com.br/english/index.html

It has a multimedia function. Can you tell me do I have to buy the CD's if i live in the USA, or can i download from site. I need this program or a distro exactly like it. Please help.
William Ratliff
[email protected]
 

A:Linux

Checked out the site just go to Download and select an english mirror
 

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Anyone got any good articles or advice on making a linux box?
 

A:Linux Box?

I have a little expirience in Linux (Unix Admin classes a while back). What do you want it to do?
 

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I setup a small network with 2 PC's. XP Home Edition is on one and 98SE on the other. I have a hard drive with Linux vs 7.0. If I remove the 98SE hard drive with the Linux one and run it with XP will they communicate with each other like XP and 98SE do?
 

A:XP and Linux

Not sure if I understood correctly, but you can network XP and Linux on the same network using Samba and Lin-Neighborhood to configure the linux machine and they'll communicate just fine.
 

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Does anyone know where I can get A free version of linux to burn on a disc. I need one that I can download to my hardisk because my windows xp disc is scratched and I need an operating system.
 

A:Linux Help

God Evening pentmasturjr, I suggest you give this Puppy Linux a try it is available free here
http://www.goosee.com/puppy/
Hit the download button at the top and try the Ibiblio site or whichever you prefer, the file you want is
puppy-1.0.7-mozilla.iso
This is a 60 meg download. It needs to be burnt as an iso (different burning procedure) to produce a bootable CD.

When booting select option 4 on the first boot screen and follow you nose, it is pretty easy, use the vesa video if you are not sure.
One click mouse control, either left or right.
Everything loads to RAM and you can remove the CD when the system is up.
Drives can be mounted easily (start > utilities > drive mounter.
If you have a flash drive it easily detects and mounts it. Ensure you unmount before shutdown.

In that you will have an entire ramdisk system, if you follow your nose Start > setup > install to hard-drive you should have it load as a hard drive system.
Use the grub boot loader and place the thing in the MBR section of the hard drive when asked.
It is pretty simple right through the entire process.

You will find the wizard-wazard will see you on the net and assist with other matters very rapidly.
I don't know why, but the burner program appears to hava a hic-cup on some machines I have tried this version on.
I use an earlier version.
Any help required is available on the Puppy site forum, they are incredibly helpful.

This system operates differently to most others.
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Hi, I just bought an acer aspire one aoa150 off of a friend and I want to change the os from Linux Ubuntu to windows xp which was the original os. I have windows xp on my desktop and the serial key, could someone tell me how to do this. Thank You very much

A:linux to xp

You will need another legit XP disk you can't use your old disk on a different machine, frankly I would load 7 on it.  I have 7 on the same machine, I did up the ram to 2g it runs decent a bit slow loading but fine once up.  Due to its size it is my preferred tote around, my regular LT i a pain lugging around. 

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I'm running windows XP and I have been reading a lot about Linux. I'm somewhat happy with XP, but have a lot of problems with it. The one thing that bothers me is the total control it has. and the numerous errors that constantly pop up. I'm no computer wizard, so that's why I'm asking this. Does anyone prefer one over the other? If I bought linux would it run better than xp? also, I have 2 hard drives both with xp on it. is it possible to have linux on one and xp on the other without any conflicts?

thanks for any info.
 

A:Win XP or Linux?

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ive heard a lot about linux over the years and a lot of people recommend it. however ive also heard that it is not as user friendly nor is it compatible with a lot of programs. has any of that changed? is it worth switching for the security? where can i find out more about linux? thanks to anyone who can help.
 

A:Is linux better than xp?

I answered you on your 7th thread (in one day) here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?p=735981#post735981
 

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Q: linux

I would like to try Linux but can't find much on installing it on HP laptops. Where would I find info?

A:linux

Garf001 wrote:I would like to try Linux but can't find much on installing it on HP laptops. Where would I find info?You need to go to a Linux forum to ask them there and most likely you will get your answer there.

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Hi can i keep my W7 on my 750Gig Hdd and use my 2nd 250 Gig Hdd for linux mint ( 2 Os on 2 Hdds ) in my laptop ??
I am downloading the mint now
How would i go about this at the monent my 2nd hdd has been cleaned with disk part and initialized

A:linux & W7 ?

Hi.

Unplug the HDD with Windows. Install Linux as normal. Once installed, reconnect the Windows HDD. When you boot, use the BIOS to select which HDD (and OS) to boot from.

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Hello Everyone,

I wondering if anyone would be able to offer me any advice on setting up a connection between a linux server, and a windows client using a couple of 56k modems and a phone line. I would like the linux server to sit on an internal network, and upon a certain shell script to be run I would like the linux computer to dial the other modem (preset number) and the computer on the other end to answer.
The idea is to achieve a VPN-like connection between the two computers.
A key fact to emphasise is that the server is going to be calling the client.
Can anyone offer me any advice as to whether this is possible, and if it is what sort of software I should be using on both ends to get it working?

Thanks in advance!
Josh
 

A:Linux VPN

Forget about the VPN word.. This is something completely different and can only work on top of an existing dialup connection.

What you need to do: set up RAS on the Windows machine. Not sure if it can be done on XP Professional. Works with any Windows Sever OS for sure.

Set up the Linux machine as usual for any dialup connection. (There may be some quirks since you are dialling to a Windows machine).

Once you get it working, you have two virtual network adapters on both machines and a connection between them. You can set up routing/ICS on the Windows machine to provide LAN access to the Linux thing.

Only now, if you are really paranoid, you can set up some sort of a VPN on top of that dialup connection.
 

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