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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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Hello I've recently bought a HP630 Notebook PC which came with  Windows 7 Professional installed from the shop, I mostly used it for personal use, at my faculty I work on Linux Ubuntu to be more precise, but recently I have to use my laptop for work also but since I work with software platforms which need Linux I tried to install Ubuntu on this laptop for the first time.I'm sorry if I'm quick to blame the hardware but  I've tried to install  Ubuntu 12.04 11.10, 12.04 a few version of Kubuntu, which is what I originally wanted to install, and even tried the newest version of OpenSuse, as the laptop came with a Suse Linux  sticker on it, and none of these distros managed to install and workI've tried with both 64bit and 32bit versions for all of them.They all present the same behavior the initial menu appears but when I try to install the screen freezes, I've tried from a pendrive the same result, the exception is Ubuntu 11.10 from a very old CD it manages to install but it freezes when it needs to enter Ubuntu.I've tried the wubi installer from inside Windows it installs it successfully but when I try to run it the screen again freezes to black I was able to catch a glimpse of a "wrong prefixes error" at least.I'm thinking this has to be a hardware issue, because this is the first time installing Ubuntu on this machine, I had to reinstall Windows lately but the BIOS is up to date going by HP's website, and I've never had so many distro's and versions fail o... Read more

A:HP630 Notebook PC Can't install Linux distributions

Will any of the distros run as Live versions from CD or USB thumbdrive?

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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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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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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 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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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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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'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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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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Hi, I would like to use HP Spectre 13 x360-w001nc with docking stationi-tec USB C Flathttps://www.i-tec.cz/?t=3&v=437 to use in combination with 4k TV LCD and therefore I dont wont to have my HP SPECTRE WITH OPEN LID,but in a case I switch the notebook off, and the notebook is connected to i-tec usb c flat docking stationthe notebook power button on the side doesnt work  then, so I cannot switch the power on , until I open the lid of thehp spectre. (it work only when the comp is in sleeping mode - the button blink) Please help me where can I change this func to be able to push the power button on the hp spectre on , regardlessthe lid is open or closed. Is there any soft to change the setting so I will be able to see everythink on the second monitor (TV LCD ) and the hp spectre lid will be black ? not on also ? somethink like automatic change monitor (not both) or it is not possible and the hp spectre lid will be always on  regardless I use another extrernal lcd ? Thanks for help and tips      

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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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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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Q: LINUX

how can i unstall ubuntu in HP ENVY Notebook - 15t-q400 CTO?? i have installed a version but my laptop don't found the ububntu OS.i t defaultly log in to windows 10.

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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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Hi again

right i'm on abit of an OS spree atm and i'm looking at alternatives to windows because im bored tbh

anyway ive got an old socket A computer

athlon 3200xp
2gb ram
160gb
*cant remember the gfx card*

but anyway the motherboard broke on my so im waiting for a new one to arrive.
anyway i thought i may as well take the opportunity the try out a new OS..

so Linux seems the obvious choice ... ive been looking around on the net and it seems very confusing

i stupidly thought it was just a straight fwd .... Linux .. but clearly im wrong lol

anyways yea when lookin for my next OS what do you guys recommend?

i would ideally like a version with a good user base and with plenty of compatibility as its gonna end up being a server

thanks
 

A:Linux... what do I need to know?

Linux Environments / Kernels

what kind of server; eg webserver, file sever, email, LDAP ....

for fun without the need to install, I like Knoppix which will boot straight from the CD.
This is the CLIENT system however, not a server edition. In addition, there are no
packages for adding any server components (Redhat,Suse,Fedoria use RPM packages).

comments on Linux Desktop Systems

Server components include
Apache, php, mysql, perl, sendmail, ldap, ssl, DNS, DHCP ​
It is important to watch the level of the kernel used in your Linux, as that
predicts the services and support you may expect.
(insist upon 2.4 or later)


Fedoria Has server components or can be downloaded
Knoppix
Mandrake (Mandriva) Linux kernel 2.6.12-12mdk
Suse Has server components or can be downloaded
Ubuntu
 

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am new to DNS so please be paitent.

I have Redhat 9.0 with Bind 9.xxx installed. And I am confused as to how to use it!

I would like to setup this box as a name server. As ns1.mgwebsites.com and put all of my virtual host under this domain.

I have ns1.mgwebsites.com pointing to The Redhat box as 67.42.40.157

Can anyone start me in the right direction? Is there a GUI available for Bind?

Thanks

Paul
 

A:DNS Linux

This would be better off in the Linux forums, but as far as I know, you are not allowed to run your own name servers on the internet unless you have two Static IP addresses and two name servers running. Then they have to be registered with InterNic I believe. If someone else is doing your DNS for you right now, I believe you can be a slave DNS server. You would need to check with your DNS provider if you have one doing DNS for you right now.
 

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I have been using windows ever since I have ever used a computer...and one of my friends uses Linux and I was thining about switching but I just don't know the differences and pros and cons with Linux compared to Windows...any comments?
 

A:LINUX Yes or no?

Its good for some things that windows is not. And vice versa.

I would dual boot. I am taking my career down a linux/UNIX path, and believe me, I still dual boot.

Linux differs from Windows in many ways, and its is a very different world to get used to. However, there are many rewards in being a part of this world. There is some extremely interesting computing stuff going on in linux, that covers just about every part of computing. And just about everything you get will be free, and will be supported by computer enthusiasts and experts - just because they want to help you. Its a great community.

A linux system comes out of the box with all you need to get into some really good programming (OO, scripting, all sorts), databases, networking and much more. When you install programs, you will get the source code to those programs, which you can use or examine yourself.

In terms of playing games, listening to mp3s, office applications, internet surfing, it has no additional benefits. Windows is probably much better at these things.
 

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I want to get rid of linux but i dont know how. I did a dual boot with windows xp and linux ubuntu. I use grub loader. and i partioned one single drive in half and put linux on one half and windows xp on the other... how can i get linux off so windows will boot on its own....?

A:I want to get rid of linux.........

You may try to remove it then format it as suggested in this MS article ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314458 ) however it is a risky operation. I would make a disk image of your windows partition just in case you may face with a disaster.

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Q: Linux

Just bought a brand new acer es14 then meet linpus Linux.. Help me have windows 7

A:Linux

I'm curious why somebody with a Linux laptop would come to a Windows 8 forum for advice on installing Windows 7

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hey, I have two 80 gig HDD's, i had linux installed on my slave, I wanted to get rid of it so I deleted some partitions, partition magic then went to restart, I got an GRUB Error 17 error when trying to boot back up, i put in my XP cd, somehow go back into windows by fluke

I know if I restart my computer again it will give me the same problem, so how I can reset my MBR to boot into windows correctly.

I am running SP2 Pro.
Any help would be greatly appreaciated, thanks a lot!

Let me know if i need anymore details! thanks !
 

A:Had Linux, Got rid of it... MBR help please!

Set the BIOS settings to make your WinXP hdd first in HDD boot order. Then boot your WinXP CD. Get into the recovery console and type the "fixmbr" command. Reboot your comp without the XP CD and you should go straight into Windows.
 

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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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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.
If you have any... Read more

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Ok, not sure if this is in the right topic but anyway.

Using Windows XP Professional SP2 + All updates

1. Windows XP installed 100% of drive taken up by partition
2. Partition magic used to resize XP
3. Linux ext3 and Linux swap partitions created in space made
4. Auditor installed
5. Windows XP resized again
6. Suse Linux 9.3 installed (instructed to use space made by second resize)

Those are the steps I followed, my problem now is that whenever I attempt to use the '/KERNEL=' bootup extra (which I use for custom boot screens), I recieve a BSOD with the following message

*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005,0xF2BF0B52,0xF7970400,0xF79700FC)

This even happens when the kernel to be used is an exact copy of the default one.

I have tried reinstalling windows but the problem is not fixed.

boot.ini:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional (bootscreen)" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /KERNEL=kernel1.exe
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

(See attached screenshot for partitioning)

A:XP + 2 Linux's, too much for XP?

when resizing a partition it is best to defrag and scandisk prior to resize. if you install windows over the current windows patition you will need to install linux again as windows overwrites the MBR because it is selfish and does not like sharing the MBR with other OSes when it is installed.

best thing to do. completely wipe the drive clean. delete all partitions install windows on a new partition that you create and specify what size to use there.

this is what i would do:

pop in windows, follow thru like you are installing, it will load drivers, hit enter. hit F8 to agree, esc to skip repair. delete all partitions on disk. once this is complete.
hit C to create a new windows partition, and specify [in MB] how large you want the install to be. install and then when this is complete install linux as you normally would only this time specify the size of partitions you want while installing.

resizing partitions is tricky as HDDs store data all over different sectors of the HDD. be careful and i hope this works for you.

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I tried Red Hat Linux four years ago and never did figure out my way around it and then dumped it. I would like to try it out again and see what happens. Any recommendation on which Linux I should try out. Keep in mind I know next to nothing about Linux.

Thanks

Larry
 

A:Trying Linux out

Red Hat is probably the market leader and is my favourate distro. My extensive installation instructions here:

http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=214

...were written with Red Hat in mind. There's plenty of info there on installing and on guiding you through some of your initial hurdles that you will probably find, as we built the thread up with several members installing Red Hat and posting in with any problems that they found. AFAIK there were no unresolved problems.

Red Hat has come a LONG way in the last 4 years. I remember installing Red Hat 4 years ago and its nothing like it is now. You will find that a lot of the installation is done for you just like Windows 2000 type of thing. You will of course require some unpartitioned HDD space before beginning but the thread tells you all about that.

I really think that if you are curious, you should give it a go. Its really another world and there is a lot to learn about computing from installing and using Linux.

Post back here with any problems, but it might be better if you posted to the thread http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=214 instead of here to avoid any duplication. Its best to keep all of people's first experiences and first problem solving in one thread and as to provide a resource for future users. I also attached a .txt file which as a far as I remember was printer friendly which contained all of the instructions, you will f... Read more

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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 have an AMD palimino core based computer, and am trying to get it to run linux. I seems to refuse to boot knoppix from a live CD, but the cd will not run linux. the cd opens and displays files, but I cannot get it to boot off of the cd. If it helps my primary driv has been broken for some time, so I use my secondary DVD drive. Is this the problem, or is there another solution to test before I start rebuilding my computer. This is for Windows XP Home
 

A:Cannot Run Linux

Have you tried Knoppix disk from another computer to see if it boots correctly?
 

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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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Q: Linux

I am tired of virus and malware issues with Windows Xp and 7. Which is a good Linux operating system to use. I mostly use it for business and E-mail applications. Thank you.

Joe Achak

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4095 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5670, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 294049 MB; E: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 210253 MB; H: Total - 99 MB, Free - 69 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M4A78T-E
Antivirus: Webroot SecureAnywhere, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Linux

Linux Mint works well on most machines.
You can burn a "Linux Mint Live DVD" and boot your PC with it to see what it looks like and how it works.
Your own machine won't be altered by having a look.

A tutorial is here:
http://www.abctrick.net/2011/06/tutorial-to-install-linux-mint-from.html

The .iso file downloads to burn to disk are here.
You will need DVD burning software like Roxio or Nero or IMGBURN and a blank DVD-R or DVD+R disk for each:
http://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=18
The different downloads have different styles of desktops
You may have to try more than one to see which you like best.
 

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