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

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

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?

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

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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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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)

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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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

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.


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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-, 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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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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Any hint on booting from the USB or SD card slots into Linux Mint??  ref: Yoga 11e Chromebook 20DU 0008US. Inpossible to use this for any serious work.  Maybe Mint is the cure?

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modem problem

no its not that, my modem actually works in linux. my problem is it only connects while i'm in linuxconf (i'm using mandrake). if i use kppp or one of the smaller programs, it says it connects but when i try and use it, it dosen't recognize the connection. do i need to change some files or something? i really don't want to log in and out of root just to get my modem to connect properly. thanks.

A:Linux & modem problem

Could you be a bit more specific about the error (doesn't recognize the connection)? What have you changed in Linuxconf (if any)? Check /var/log/ files for ppp error messages and report if there are any strange things.
Sorry that I can't be more specific now, I just haven't used Mandrake Linux. It probably has graphical control panel to set up Internet connections?

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simple question

i have 2 computers 1 windows (fast gaming) and 1 linux (testing linux and gettin used to it)

i want internet on both, i have a usb broadband modem and no router, i have a ethernet network with these 2 just need to kno shall i run the modem on the linux or windows computer? or no difference?

both will be on most of time

A:Linux or Windows usb modem on?

ICS will be a bit trickier to set up on the Linux box (no pretty wizards) and you have to pray that your modem is actually supported by Linux.

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How would you disable the internal modem within Linux? Just wondering.

A:How to disable internal modem in linux.

Post moved to it`s own thread.

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i just did a brand new fresh install of windows xp. updated to SP2 and installed my motherboard drivers. all is good except windows refuses to believe that i have my Ethernet cable plugged in. i can access the internet on my linux partition so everything is good with my hardware. ive uninstalled and reinstalled and tried a few different drivers and restarted my computer a million times with no results.

i have a wired connection into a router if that helps any.

pls help this is extremely frustrating!!

A:'Network cable unplugged' but works with linux

i couldnt edit my post, but i fixed the problem by unplugging my power supply and then plugging it back in.

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I'm using a PCTel modem (HSP56 - unfortunately a winmodem) within Suse Linux 8.0 (kernel 2.4.16). Using the new compiled pctel-0.9.6-driver I can get a successful connection with the net. However, if the modem is disconnected, it will cause a fatal system crash during new dialing.

I use kppp, kinternet or wvdial for connection, but everytime the same mess occur. The dial-up within a terminal could also not help. The log-file /var/log/messages contains usually nothing about the crash after the system restart. But one time i found the following lines therein:

Nov 29 20:09:47 bubamara wvdial[1576]: Modem initialized.
Nov 29 20:09:47 bubamara wvdial[1576]: Sending: ATDT019002903319716060
Nov 29 20:09:47 bubamara wvdial[1576]: Waiting for carrier.
Nov 29 20:09:47 bubamara wvdial[1576]: ATDT019002903319716060
... (ziemlich viele null-bytes)
AAE... Read more

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Nothing much, just need a new modem. The one I have now (Aureal Software Modem) doesn't work with either Linux or Windows XP.
All I really need is a make/model of some of your Linux modems.

A:Reliable, cheap, Linux-compatible V.92 modem

Hmm I dunno if this modem supports linux but its Very good. Hayes Accura 56k v92 Modem. I get a 120 ping on Counterstrike.

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hi, i have Linux Slackware 10.1, and i can't find driver for AGERE SYSTEMS PCI SOFT MODEM...

can anyone try to find some place where i can download it?


if someone finds this for me, i will jump through the roof :bounce:

A:Linux & Agere Systems PCI Soft Modem

Identify the chipset of the modem using lspci then lspci -n. Chances are the chipset on your modem is supported by Pavel Macek's ltmodem driver.

Also have a look at http://linmodems.org. All you ever wanted to know about losemodems and much, much more.

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I purchased the Huawei EC325 modem from BSNL WLL which uses a USB cable to connect to the PC. My inital reaction was since it was a USB connection and was using a custom software to connect to the net, it would not be possible to connect to the net in Linux using this modem.What can i do?

A:how to connect Huawei EC325 usb modem with Linux

Looks like it's possible, guide here:


With my Huawei, in current version Ubuntu though I just plugged it in & it worked with no configuration needed.


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My computer a hp pavilion ze4900 will not start up, just today it started giving me errors. I am no computer genius but I know that I need help. I am in Thailand right now and that computer is my life-line home so I would really appreciate any help I can get to fix it, or even if it is possible to get my pictures off it. I saw that someone else on here had the same problem, but they had windows...which makes a difference?

Here is exactly what comes up on the screen. I have Linux, I forget the version (my brother put it on) but I will get that information for you.

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 082)Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
For Realtek RTL8139(x)/8130/810x PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.

Thank you so much,

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Dear all,

my mum has Asus F5RL series notebook and she uses a LAN router connected to the internet. I borrowed the PC when I needed to connect to the wireless internet during one lecture. When I got back the system reported that "The Network Cable is Unplugged". The led light indicating "PC" connection on the router was blank.

I seemed strange so I booted up Linux Mint LXDE from the USD stick ON THE SAME PC. After it booted the LAN connection worked flawlessly and the led light indicating PC connetcion was nicely green.

Please could you help me with this? I have already tried to disable wireless adapter, to disable IPv6, I ve tried various full/half duplex regimes, wake up on/off, reinstalling drives etc. Nothing worked.

Kind Regards,


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I just installed Mandrake Linux 9, and have a Alcatel Speedtouch USB modem with Bellsouth DSL. I also have a regular 56k US Robotics external modem that I can use for dialup.

I've been doing some reading on how to get the Alcatel Speedtouch USB modem working in Linux, but I think I am going to need some help. I have very limited knowledge in Linux (only what I learned in college from a basic Linux class and even though I was the top student in that class my knowledge is still very limited).

If anyone has any direct knowledge on how to do this and can point me in the right direction I would very much appreciate it.

Also, if you can at least get me going with some dialup using my 56K US Robotics external that would be at least something. Not DSL but hey it would get me started. I work for the ISP who I am going to be connecting to. We have never had anyone connect with Linux so I will be the first and really have no idea how to do it. I've setup a dialup connection and have connected but Linux sits at "Logging into network".

Thanks for any help.

A:Mandrake Linux 9, need to install DSL with Alcatel Speedtouch USB DSL modem!

The alcatel site has some good info. http://www.speedtouch.co.uk/

Basically it isn't as hard as you think if you are using Mandrake, since it has it all set up for the Speedtouch.
You can select it in MandrakeControl center in the network bit via the connection wizard.
Basically all you need to do is copy the .so file into the location specified.

All the stuff is here (docs/drivers etc).


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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.


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


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 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!


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!


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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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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Hi All,
I have Laptop Toshiba Satellite L775, windows 7. I used cable modem Motorola SURFboard SBG6580 and it was working fine. Then I changed my ISP to Century Link and used their DSL modem and still everything worked just fine. Now I moved to another city and used same cable modem (SBG6580) and connected my business PC thru ethernet and it is working fine. The problem is with my laptop which I tried to connect wirelessly but coudn't so I tried to connect it thru ethernet but it does not even recognizes it. Funny thing is my hard wired computer has picked up same network name thru modem and is working fine both thru ethernet and wifi (this computer I am using first time with this modem).
My laptop find available networks and when I select my network with password, some time it says connected with limited access and some time "windows was unable to connect" message. I tried most of the solutions by calling Suddenlink and Motorola but no luck. I am wordering if it has to do anything with centurylink's DSL modem being used on this laptop before and somehow blocking cable modem?
Any help?

A:Solved: Cable modem to DSL back to cable modem-now my laptop can't connect to interne

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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,

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?

Hi everyone im having a problem with my dads laptop.
Im going over my friends house but i want to take my dads laptop with me so me and my friwnd can go on multiplayer. But my dads laptop is locked by his work so it cant go on the internet. But i found a way around this..... Linux on a USB!!!!

Well it worked on my desktop pc but every time i select boot from usb it loads up gives me the options to install or run from usb so i click run from usb but all i get is black screen but i still hear the startup jingle?

Can someone please tell me how to make the screen work on the laptop!!!! Before 12.00pm

its UBUNTU LINUX 9.10 DESKTOP EDITION and the laptop is a LENOVO B560 WINDOWS 7

I need someone to reply before 11.00am if possible


Have a word with your dad's company’s IT administrator.

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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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Will any linux OS run BF2? Very upset right now as I reformat my "gamer" PC. Started BF2, joined server, game froze, I do cont/alt/del and restart. Get "error loading system" and XP doesn't load. Insert XP cd, try to "repair existing" and get bad file path message. Can't start in safe mode, loose patience, reformatting and must re-install all the usual stuff...aggghhhh!

Sorry. just venting I guess....

A:BF2 on linux?

Windows is very unstable but is sometimes compatible with games
Linux is stable but isn't compatible with any games.
There is a program called wine that might work if you know every cryptic computer programing and coding language and have gone to school 12+ years studing computers 40+ hours a week. But if you are like me and have but limited c+ experience, or no programming experience whatsoever, getting games to run on linux (with or without wine) is practically impossible.

I would love to bite my tounge and be proven wrong however.


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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 loader]
[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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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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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
Hit the download button at the top and try the Ibiblio site or whichever you prefer, the file you want is
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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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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Which Linux do you use?

A:Which Linux?

Mostly RedHat & a dab of LFS.

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Q: Linux

I'm not sure if i am even in the right forum, but here goes. I recently purchased a used laptop that needs installation of an operating system. I bought a disk to install linux. Now, all i am concerned about is A- is Dell D800 compatible with Linux. im told it is, and also, how do i install and get it working properly. I am also purchasing the USB wireless stick Edimax 54 mbps. i am told that it is usable with Linux as well. I want to know how to install everything properly or if it pretty much explains itself.


You didn't say what version of Linux you have. I would reccomend Ubuntu Linux because it is one of the more popular versions and is extremely easy to install from the "Live CD". You can download it here: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download for free.

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I had vista on my computer, And it crashed, SO i got ubuntu. But i need ICS and active sync. So I went and got Xp , but when I try to install it it says " hard drive not found, please connect a hard disk" or something like that. any help? I would like to keep Ubuntu as a dual boot.

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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


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]


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

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Can someone tell me if there is a way to install UO:LBR on the linux operating system.

I just purchased the Mandrake 9.0 PowerPack Edition

If this is possible would anyone be able or willing to give me some quick steps or overview of what it will take?


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I'm installing linux for ps3. I'm new at computing but i'm catching on quick. Linux is pretty complicated i hear. Anyway i'm gonna try it. The benifits is too high not to do it. I'm formating my hard drive now to allow 10% for linux and 90% for the ps3. I have read many tutorials and watched alot of youtube videos to get familiar with the process. I do not have a DVD burner on my win xp so I'm gonna have to either get someone to burn it ( yellow dog linux) for me or see if I can use a flash drive To down load the mirror. Do you know if i can do this? I have attached some of the tutorial info i got off the web. Any help would be much appreciatedUpdated Appendix 12-7


Okay, so you are one of the lucky few who got their grubby little hands on a PS3…good for you! You’ve played all the games, watched Talladega Nights on Blu Ray, and even viewed pictures of your latest trip to the zoo (to visit your mother in law) on your HD TV. Having done all of this, you are only left with one monstrous question…what the hell am I going to do until Heavenly Sword comes out? Well, if you are a tech geek like me, one of the most interesting things that you heard when they were announcing features for the PS3 was that it was going to be fully capable of running other operating systems, namely Linux. Well, with the release of Yellow Dog Linux 5.0, the Playstation 3 has taken its first steps on fulfilling this promise. This guide will help you install the open ... Read more

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Q: Linux

Hi does original halo work in linux

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I wanted to pose this question, perhaps more for Mictlantecuhtli than anyone else....

If you are playing DVDs in Linux, and its working well, could you guide the others here through the process.... from start to finish if possible..... what software, how to install, what problems encountered, etc.....

I am using xine with limited success. The tragedy is a DID have it working perfectly but now there are problems....

Anyone with valuable info would be welcomed.

A:DVD under Linux

Phantasm, here is the FAQ that I used to improve my dvd playback quality with Xine. I found that enabling DMA helped alot.

5.1.1 I have a lot of dropped frames - what can I do?

Your hardware is too slow for xine. Make sure you turn on all
speed optimizing options. A few things you should check:

- use a recent kernel optimized for your hardware

- use the latest gas/gcc

- close other applications (use a tool like "top" to find out
what applications are using up CPU power)

- if you are not using Xv, make sure your display is set up
to 16bpp, not 24 or higher (reduces memory bandwith)

- make sure the hard drive which supplies the video data
is in DMA mode (if supported)

Under linux, you can use hdparm to check this.

hdparm /dev/hda

using_dma = 1 (on)

You can enable DMA mode with the following command:

hdparm -d1 device_of_your_drive_that_supplies_video_data

More information about this may be found here:
=> http://oreilly.linux.com/pub/a/linux/2000/06/29/hdparm.html

- xine needs high speed memory access which depends on your chip set.
Make sure you enable all speed-improving options.

Especially the via apollo pro chipset is known to be quite weird,
(most of all on my gigabyte board). If ... Read more

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i downloaded lunix because i had no money for windows big big mistake i will never do that again but then i found a 90day trial for windows 7 and i wanted to try it out but no ive worked out thay my cd drive has gone down bummer so basicly i wanna download windows7 trial but is there any way of putting it onto a memory stick to install like that

A:i need help get me away from linux

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Be sure to use Custom>Drive Tools to delete fully the other OS, create a New Partition, and format before install.

Clean Install Windows 7

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