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detux - Multiplatform Linux Sandbox Analyze linux malwares on x86, x86-64, ARM, MIPS and MIPSEL cpu

Q: detux - Multiplatform Linux Sandbox Analyze linux malwares on x86, x86-64, ARM, MIPS and MIPSEL cpu


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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Preferred Solution: detux - Multiplatform Linux Sandbox Analyze linux malwares on x86, x86-64, ARM, MIPS and MIPSEL cpu

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)


The assortment of modern malicious programs for devices that run on Linux is extremely wide. One of the most widespread Trojans for this OS is Linux.Hajime, several loaders of which are detected only by the Dr.Web Anti-virus.

Virus analysts have been familiar with Trojans of the Linux.Hajime family since 2016. These are network worms for Linux distributed over the Telnet protocol. After obtaining a password via a brute-force attack and logging on to a device successfully, a malicious module saves a loader written in the Assembler language. Then, the malicious program connects the infected device to a decentralized P2P botnet. Linux.Hajime can infect devices with the ARM, MIPS, and MIPSEL architectures. The Trojan loaders, written in the Assembler language, are not detected by modern anti-viruses, except for the loader for ARM devices, which was described in detail by one anti-virus company in a research report.

In addition to the loader for ARM devices, similar modules for devices with the MIPS and MIPSEL architectures have been distributed ?in the wild? for over six months already. The first of them is Linux.DownLoader.506 and the second is Linux.DownLoader.356. At the moment this article was being written, only Dr.Web products were able to detect both these worms. Moreover, Doctor Web virus analysts have found that, in addition to using Trojan loaders, cybercriminals are infecting devices using standard utilities?for example, they are downloading Linux.Hajime via w... Read more

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To start things off I would like to I love SBIE and have been a huge supporter of it for over three years now but recently an enterprise company has acquired the rights to SBIE and quite a bit people are understandably concerned for obvious reasons although I still remain somewhat neutrally optimistic and believe that SBIE users should try to give Ronen Tzur and Invincea the benefit of the doubt.  Now just in-case and or if somebodies looking for some good alternatives to SBIE what would you recommend I found something which looks very promising 'Cuckoo' and I heard GeSwall free & paid is a pretty good Windows isolation program, so please share your thought and experience with sandbox/isolation apps.

A:Alternative Sandbox protection programs for Windows, Linux or OSX

Starting with version 6, avast! Antivirus offered several new protection features to include the AutoSandbox. avast! Free Antivirus 6 does not include the full Sandbox module or its enhancements. avast! 7 extends virtualization “sandbox”. For more information about this feature, how it works and how it differs from avast! Pro and avast! Internet Security, please refer to:What is the avast! Sandbox (avast! Process Virtualization)?Using the AutoSandboxAutoSandbox – why are you annoying me?

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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
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


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:

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:
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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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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Q: Linux

Can I run Linux on this machine??


@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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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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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.


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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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.



A:Trying Linux out

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


...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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Q: Linux

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


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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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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I have a very old Compaq Presario 2800 that I need to get up and running just as an internet terminal. Specs: Intel 1.4Ghz Celeron, 512 MB Ram, ATI Mobility 7500 Video, 20 Gig HD. I have installed Ubuntu 9.10 on it and I need several tips. First it is very sluggish. Should I try another distro or can I optimize this one to work better? Where do I go to to check that I have drivers for all the sub-systems (graphics, wireless, sound, etc)? I have to manually install the wireless drivers everytime I start the system, how do I get these to autoload (see this article on how I did it).

A:Need Linux help

ubuntu is not known for being particularly lightweight. you may want to try another distro on a computer like that. there are so many, it becomes hard to choose. have a look at puppy linux. or arch linux for super lightweights. or even TinyMe. drivers etc can be a headache...

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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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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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Hello world,

So I am some what of a network administrator at my job. Our network is comprised of windows computers and Macs, but no Linux machines at all. They want me to setup a phone server for there VOIP service we get from our ISP but I have no clue how to use linux at all. Any recommendation on destros for a beginner trying to do advance things. But I would also like to learn Linux in the process.

Thanks in advance.

A:First Linux OS

Well given that you need to learn I would recommend you stick close to the distro that will support your works new VOIP service.

If you just want to learn Linux I would recommend something like Linux Mint, or Ubuntu. That said, it depends on what you'll be using at work. If it's going to be RHEL then I strongly recommend you download centOS or Fedora and learn to use that instead as package management and general administration is slightly different on rpm-based distros compared with debian-based distros like Ubuntu and Mint.

So the next step would be to establish what distro of Linux is suitable for running the new service, and then choose the closest distro from there. So what Linux does it need to use?

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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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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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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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So UAC is supposed to work in a similar way to Linux's security model right? As in, when actions require root access, it will prompt for a password to elevate the program's privileges.

So in theory, if malware were to add itself to the startup programs list on Windows, it would have to prompt a UAC alert, right? Then why is it that malware is able to bypass UAC's security measures on Windows and not on Linux?

On a related note, although Linux malware is far fewer in number, if one were to regularly use the Linux root account, will it be likely for the user to be infected?

A:UAC and Linux

There is user-specific start up and system start up, user-specific start up does not require administrative power because it is controlled by the user. Second, UAC is not a security boundary, it is a convenience. Designed to let you run under a low-privileged account and elevate when needed.

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I have an odd disk structure as follows...

Primaray IDE;

Master - 9.54 GB ( C: ) NTFS (disk 0)
Slave - 6.38 GB ( D: ) NTFS, 6.34 GB (unallocated), 25.55 GB ( E: ) NTFS.

I want to dual boot with linux for experimental reasons. That is to say, I want to know a little about it.

I Have XP Pro installed on drive D:, and XP has it's documents folders on C:. Drive d: has been imaged to be reinstalled easily, and with my docs on drive C: I don't loose data when I do it.

This leaves me with a 25.55 GB partition in NTFS to install linux to.

I would very much like to retain the ntfs structure, as I would like both O/s's to have access to each others files. (like I said, it's an experiment).

Could somebody tell me, what is my best course of action? In other words, which linux best suits (if any), do I need a boot manager (any one in particular?) and is there anything special I need to do to get this running?

But more importantly, Can it be done???

A:Which linux to use? I'm new at this OS...

You want to download probably Mandrake 9.2.

(But Fedora Core 1, or even SUSE would be fine!)

Download Mandrake from here:


Read this thread:


Which contains a lot of information. There's an install guide from me (which is a little out of date, but will give you the general idea) and covers dual booting with another OS, also posts from other members trying to get this to work and asking questions, getting answers, etc.

Good luck.

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I am not a linux user but i am keen to know about the linux.

recently, i installed a redhat linux 7.0 on my laptop.
the problem which i am facing is with the XCONFIGURATION. i am not able to configure the monitor for my laptop.

But i skip the XCONFIGURATION process now i am working in command console.
can you pls tell me how to change the XCONFIGURATION through the Command shell.

and what configuration should i put for my monitor.
pls help in explain what is vertical and horizontal SYnc.

I am using Compaq V4118.
pls also tell me the monitor setting for this laptop.

Thanx in advance.....

A:Red Hat Linux 7.0

Wow, RH7 is ancient. I really recommend you try something newer. Unless you have a really good reason not to, you should always install the latest version of your distribution. Not to mention, that everything has become a lot more functional and user friendly since the RH7 days. Try the latest from any of: Fedora Core, SuSE, Ubuntu, Mandriva. XUbuntu if the laptop is really old.

But if you insist.. You can use the XF86config (I'm not that sure of capitalisation) program or edit the /etc/X11/XF86config file.

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I would class myself as an 'expert' or 'technical' user that I know Linux is aimed for at the moment until it becomes more 'home user' friendly.

Call me dumb but why should I try it out?

In layman's terms, does Linux run you computer faster or just 10x more reliably than Windows does or both?

Would I still get the full benefits of running Linux on its own partition or do i need a Linux only system?

Is it good for games?

Lastly, if linux is open-source which distribution of it would you recommend I try and where can i download?

I'm probably ready for Linux but don't know when to give it a go, advise me

A:Why Linux?

Many years ago the great British explorer George Mallory, who was to die on Mount Everest, was asked why did he want to climb it, and he said, "Because it is there."
If you've never used Unix-based OS before, I recommend trying. Just because it's there, installable .
Linux doesn't necessarily "run faster" than Windows (hey, I didn't use $). Not necessarily slower, either. They're so different it's not justified to compare them like that, IMHO. Linux is said to be more reliable than Windows, but that's after you've set it up to fit your computer perfectly - which is something Windows won't allow you to do. I've done this by installing Linux from scratch and using Pentium 4 optimizations whenever possible.
Many people here seem to use Mandrake. I've never used it but I'm quite familiar with Red Hat Linux. I think those two are the most common ones.

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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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Hi, I'm very angry at this moment. 1. I bought ThinkPad P50 with i7 6700HQ, 256SSH, IPS FHD Display, about half year ago and my laptop was in service twice, it had a bad display that was changed twice and problem wasn't fixed fully. I have a white light on left-bottom side of laptop display. 2. Microphone on Linux produces a very unconfortable noise, you can see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWEiEI_6LS4 3. Today I booted on windows then returned to linux, after this I can't use anymore my external display, I tried to HDMI and DP. Restored default BIOS settings,  Updated BIOS to last version, reinstaled Linux. Nothing works. I think that FN+F7 doesn't work anymore. I think that this laptop is too expensive related to quality. Lenovo support, please help fixing my problems with Extern Display, Microphone and Laptop display.I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. 

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Linux OS?

I have a friend w/ almost no money to spend on a computer.

There is a computer in the Fry's flyer that uses the Linux OS system.

He has used Win98 in the past.

How much different would it to be for him to use Linux and can he play his football games on Linux?

A:Linux OS?

It will probably be extremely difficult for him, but don't worry. Get the machine anyway if its a good price and then format the HDD and install Windows. We can help you to do that.

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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
*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


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

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Hello,  I am unable to install any Linux OS, whenever I install something like Ubuntu on my HP desktop it opens the live installer "Try Ubuntu without installing" but whenever it tells me to eject the instalation media and restart my HP says there is no OS found. I've checked on all my Hard drives with the f9 key and still nothing as well as trying a few other Linux OS, none work apart from Windows... Does HP even support Linux operating systems? Or am I missing something..? Thank you.

A:Can't run Linux on Hp..? HELP!

@User_76564, welcome to the forum. Ubuntu should run fine on your computer.  If you are trying to run it without installing it, you have to leave the disk in the drive for it to run.  If you have it installed, when you reboot GRUB should allow you to choose which OS you want to use.  I suggest going to www.ubuntuforums.org for help.  They are the experts on Ubuntu.  They were always able to help me solve any problems that I had with it. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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Anybody using Linux on either the X1c or X1 Yoga? I'm currently running Fedora 25 on a Yoga 3 Pro and performance is great. What I cannot stand on the Y3P is the tiny right-side shift key. The X1 series looks perfect for me, and the idea of 16GB of RAM seals it. I want one. But I don't do Windows anymore. ThinkPads always had a rich history of top-notch Linux support. More and more though it seems Linux support is hit-or-miss depending on the model. Before I pull the trigger on a new X1 I'd appreciate some guidance on Linux from some actual end-users on the Carbon models.

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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!

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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