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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.

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

A:linux to xp

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

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Hi Folks,

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

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

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

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



A:A New Guy to Linux

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

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Anyone know anything about Linux?
I have one of these little 8" netbooks which worked well on a holiday last year. On digging it out recently I found the browser didn't work. Click on the icon and it appears to load but then nothing happens - no error message at all. The email works OK.
First problem - I have no idea what version of Linux it is as I don't know how to get at the OS. I am ashamed to admit this, so bear with me.
Second problem - even if I knew how to get at the guts of the thing, I have no idea how to check and fix a broken app in linux.
Third problem - there must be a command prompt equivalent somewhere but I cannot find it!
Could some friendly soul tell me what to do?

A:Anyone know anything about Linux?

Have a look at these links.



It's going to be quite a task mastering any of the distros, and weird bugs will always bug you.

Documentation is there, but support is rather poor.

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

A:Linux with W7

Have a look at Zorin OS. Zorin OS - Home

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Which Linux do you use?

A:Which Linux?

Mostly RedHat & a dab of LFS.

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I have installed Linux Mint 13 as a dual boot on my Lenovo desktop but it doesn't seem to want to go on my Lenovo W8 laptop. Everything seems the same and I am using the Linux Windows installer. I run a W7 emulator (Start8) on the laptop so I don't have to deals with the tiles.

A:Linux on 7 but not 8

Can you give system specs? Also "it doesn't seem to want to go on" is a bit vague.

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

A:new to linux

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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Q: Linux

What's the deal with Linux ? Just get it on CD and use it whenever without actually installing it. Everything will work as long as Windows has drivers installed? Or the computer?
I'm wanting more security for banking & shopping but I wasn't smart enough for Ubuntu 5 or 6 years ago.


Linux is a Unix based operating system. You can find collections of OS's and Open Source software together in what is called a distribution. Each distribution is just a bit different and built to meet a specific need. Some are built to include all of the bells and whistles, others are built to run extremely lean and mean for older hardware, some are built for enterprises...so they stay on tried and true versions of software and only update for security purposes, some are bleeding edge distros that include the absolute latest and greatest...and some of it might not even be working yet.

Many linux distros come in a "Live" version. This means that they can run directly from the CD/DVD without having to be installed on your computer. The system doesn't use or care about the Windows drivers for your hardware, it has it's own drivers built in. In fact, you could boot from a Live linux distro on a computer with a blank hard drive and it would boot up and worth the same.

Linux is a very different OS. It's based on Unix. With all of the different distros, desktop environments and such there is a lack of consistency. This can make internet documentation hard for people to follow when it's not written for the distribution that they use. At a high level it is all the same, but the actual implementation can vary radically.

My suggestion for anybody interested in Linux is to run it in a virtual machine to get your feet wet. Try a few different distros. Linux... Read more

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

Thanks in advance.

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

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I have Ubuntu 12.04 running great on my laptop. I now want it on my desktop (see specs below) and i am curious as to whether or not Ubuntu's WUBI feature works with windows 8.

A:Linux Use

Interesting information on the topic here:
wubi - Can I install 12.04 inside Windows? - Ask Ubuntu

I think the short answer is "Not at this time".

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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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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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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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