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    Installing Linux on a Windows Laptop

    Hi, I have an Asus X551M Laptop that came preinstalled with Windows 8.1. Since then, I have uninstalled Windows and am now trying to install Kali Linux onto it. However, I think the partitions are locked, as there are four partitions named "System", "MSR Reserved" and two Primary" partitions...
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    Wierd laptop display issues. Works only on Linux. [Dell, Inspiron 15, N5010] [Radeon HD 5650/5470/4200/550v]

    SPECS: The laptop is a DELL, Inspiron 15, N5010. The graphic card is AMD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650/5470/4200/550v. I installed two OS, Manjaro KDE and Windows 7. THE PROBLEM: When I turn on the laptop nothing displays. Usually the boot menu is displayed giving me a choice between the OS...
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    how to install kali linux correctly

    i searched everywhere but i cannot find any solution reading installation problem fix of kali linux 1.i face mount cd rom issue 2.i face firmware not installed issue 3 i face system not installed issue plz help
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    USB Boot Problem

    Hello, I am having trouble with booting from usb. My pc sees the usb drive and boots from it but then it fails to load the operating system. I've tried "slax linux", "parted magic", "puppy linux" but all fail to load. I tried my usb stick with different computers and it worked flawlessly...
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    Looking for CD burner for Redhat Linux 7.2

    I cannot find a way to burn some data to a cd - I just have one small file. brasero is no longer on the distro I have. Other ones like k3b are not in my repo either. cdcreator burn, etc.. I can't find any of them. So far I don't see cdrecord.
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    Recover windows 7 after deleting Ubuntu partition, but bootable device is returning to splash screen only

    Hello, i've ubuntu and windows on my laptop.By mistake i've deleted the linux partition. And on restarting it is showing error: unknown file system Grub Rescue error.. it is not recognizing the bootable pd for Windows 7... On setting boot option to usb, it shows press any key to restart, and on...
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    High-End Linux Laptop For CS PhD, Distributed Computing Focus

    I'm going to grad school for a PhD in CS and I need a laptop for software development. Linux compatibility is the most important issue. I need a very large amount of RAM (~20-~30 GB) as my research is on distributed computing and I'll often need to simultaneously run a mini compute cluster, an...
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    Solved! Laptop randomly disconnects from wifi, even on different operating systems

    Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 17" 5758 running Windows 10 and Ubuntu Linux 16 (came with windows 8). I got it a few years ago, and for the past year or so I've been experiencing issues where it would randomly disconnect from wifi. On windows 10, I would be using my internet connection, then...
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    Installing Kali on VirtualBox

    I am trying to install kali on virtualbox, but whenever I try to select my kali .iso as the virtual optical drive, it says Failed to open the disk image file E:\kali-linux-2017.1-amd64.iso. Could not get the storage format of the medium 'E:\kali-linux-2017.1-amd64.iso' (VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED)...
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    wifi disconnecting in lenovo ideapad 110

    I have lenovo ideapad 110.And I have windows 10 and kali linux dual boot.In both my systems there is a wifi disconnecting problem.In windows after 30min to 1 hour the wifi is disconnecting automaticly and in kali linux after 5 to 15 mins the wifi is disconnecting.In my both system network...
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    Going to school for IT

    I'm going back to school and I need some guidance on a laptop to purchase. I know I need it capable of handling Linux and virtual machines. Budget is max at $600.
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    How to make force use a general chipset driver for a vendor-modded USB Wlan adapter?

    Hello. I have a Buffalo WLI-UC-GNHP adapter, which use a Ralink RT3070 chipset ( But this adapter cannot work out-of-box on Windows and Linux, and it don't even accept new driver from Mediatek, instead, it can only use the driver from Buffalo. (A...
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    Which Chromebook to pick

    Hey, I am planning to get a chromebook. It has to be x86 because I will be installing Linux algonside ChomeOS with Crouton. I am a developer so Linux is a must here. Hence, I want to have 64gb storage at least. It has to be at max 14 inches, as light as possible to take to college. Which one...
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    small linux netbook advice

    hello. Does anyone know of a cheap(100gbp) linux netbooks. Does it even exist? All i need from it is 2 gb of ram, an okay cpu, a screen which is at least 720p and over 100gb of storage. it would also be helpful if anyone knows of a online tool to find laptops. finally, i am uk based so...
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    Dell Vostro 1540 - Problem with USB booting

    Hello, I have problem with my Dell Vostro 1540. This laptop at the moment have a Windows 10 Education, but I prefer Linux OS and I download xubuntu 17.04 iso 64 bit from xubuntu page and record iso in my USB Flash Drive 8gb. I try all system files and all parition table, but my dell cant boot...
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    Laptop gets stuck while loading OS

    My Lenovo thinkPad started to get stuck and started lagging. I figured that I needed to install a new OS. I installed a nrew OS and the PC was good as new. The day ended and I sgut the thing down. the newxt time when I turned it on, it wouldn't go ahead from loading windows. i restarted 3 times...
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    Toshiba C650-152 (PSC12E-00L00DEN) - Unable to boot from USB or DVD Drive

    I'm trying to partition my Windows 7 Toshiba with 16.4 Ubuntu to learn the basics of linux required for running a Zcash/Ethuereum mining rig. I have created a bootable USB using Rufus, and a bootable DVD with the same iso - but the laptop will not boot from either the CD drive, or either USB...
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    Would Linux run on raspberry pi

    Would Linux run on raspberry pi? If so what edition?
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    Asus laptop cannot boot from USB

    Hi Guys. I have an out of action ASUS X205T which I would like to put a linux OS onto. I'm using a bootable USB (Transcend 8GB) with an ISO of ElementaryOS properly burned (I've tried successfully on another machine). I just can't seem to get it to boot from a USB. I've googled it a million...
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    Best OS for AMD A6-3400M Laptop

    Hi guys. I own an old laptop, an AMD A6-3400M APU with a Radeon HD 6520G and 4 GB RAM. I've bought this laptop with windows 7 included but then I've decided to upgrade it with Win 8 and now Win 10. I'm not happy with this last relase, my PC is really slow and the update are impossible to block...
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    Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-102 won't boot linux or windows

    i had this laptop for a while and had windows 8.1 on it i forgot my password so i ended up using ubuntu to regain access but i didn't like windows 8.1 so i deleted everything from the hard drive and installed linux (various diffrent distros like deepin,linuxmint and parrot).The problem was that...
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    How to install Linux Ubuntu 14.04 on the HP Spectre X360

    The HP Spectre X360 comes with Windows 10 installed as default but that doesn’t mean you cannot install something else if you want. You could easily install Linux Ubuntu 14.04 on the HP Spectre X360 or some other OS should you prefer. Here’s how. Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr is one of the most...
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    Laptop selection for linux and windows

    I heard most laptops wont support Linux, especially Ausus. I use both linux and windows. 1. Do all HP or dell laptops support linux? 2.Would you suggest me laptops that work efficiently with both windows and linux?
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    switching from win8.1 to Linux

    can i use Linux? Linux Lite Model: Satellite C55-A Model number: PSCF6U
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    Cannot boot Linux from SSD. Help!

    Hello there, fellow community users. I ran into a bit of a problem during my installation of Linux to my Aspire Switch 10 E, which is a pretty bad computer in general but I mainly use it for writing, etc. So, here's the thing. I tried installing Linux on the only hard drive the computer has...
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    Lenovo Ideapad 510s. Intel Hd Graphics 620 OR AMD R7 M460

    So I'm between these two laptops (80SV0056US, 80UV001BUS). Both have an i7, 8GB DDR4 and an SSD. The only difference is the graphics and the screen size. I'm going to use it with Linux (preferably Linux Mint, but I don't mind using Arch if I need to be on bleeding edge for better support). The...
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    Drive encryption for Win+Linux dualboot

    Hey guys, I'm in need of encryption for all my hard drives. Thing is I need this to work seamlessly under both Win7 Pro as well as *buntu Linux. Pretty sure neither of the native solutions of one OS works in the other. Also, the OSs and some of the data will be on an SSD drive, then there are...
  28. Josh1123

    Need a good os for Pentium M Laptop

    Not sure if this is on the right category but anyways here are the specs: Pentium M 770 @ 2.13Ghz 1.5gb ram intel 915 chipset and graphics I have tried Lubuntu but the looks are not very appealing to me. Linux Mint seemed ok and i might go with it. Also when i put Lubuntu on it i tried to play...
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    What OS is best to run from a USB drive?

    Hello all! Today I received a Panasonic Toughbook CF-45, the vintage 1999 or sometime around that version. So, the only downside, is that I just ran out of IDE hard drives. (the last one went to a customer) I already bought one, and it is shipping and has 8 days remaining, hence this post. I...
  30. Fancdew15

    Best Operating System and why?

    Hey, just curious. What OS do you think is best, and why?
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    Looking for budget Linux laptop

    Hey everyone. I'm a student looking to purchase a Linux laptop which will mainly be used for programming and Web developement. I prefer to use Ubuntu. I already have a high spec pc so I'm not looking for any killer laptops, I am mainly looking to get this for portability. I've set myself a...
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    Which is the best video editing software?

    I want to learn video editing (I am a beginner) but I am pretty confused because there are tons of softwares available for this purpose. Like AVS Video editor, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Elements, Sony Vegas Pro, Cyberlink PowerDirector Ultimate, lightworks...
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    How to install Linux Ubuntu 14.04 on the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1

    The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 comes stock with Windows 10 Home or Pro installed but there is absolutely nothing stopping you installing Linux. You can either dual boot both of them if you have the space or replace Windows 10 with Linux. As I regularly use Ubuntu, I’ll talk you through how to install...
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    New SSD issues

    System: ■Alienware 17r4 ■128 gb m.2 (sata) SSD OS ■1 tb HDD Storage ■1x m.2 2280 slot (with Samsung 950 Pro 256 gb) ■1x m.2 2242 slot ■i7 6700hq ■gtx 1070 Issue: After physically installing the 256 SSD, I tried to clone my OS drive, it was "successful", and I was able to boot from that drive...
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    Strange battery problem

    I got an Acer for more than 5 years now and for the last 2years(following a format of the Acer OS) the battery(AS10D51 Li-ion) is drained within 5minutes of idle use. Now the strange part is that i installed Linux a year back and it didn't show a faulty battery(like my win7 do) and it lasted...
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    Need Puppy Linux advise

    I have the following computers and no Linux or Puppy Linux nor any os experience. Kind of like God. I know they exist. . Hello, I have two computers that I would like to down load Puppy Linux on either DVD or Flash Drive (32 gig) The firs one is a Laptop. Came with Windows 8 upgraded to windows...
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    I'm looking for a cheap Laptop, around 300$ that I can install kali linux on it.

    I'm looking for a Cheap Laptop, around 300$ so that would be around 290 so Kali Linux on it. I'm leaning Penetrating-Testing. I used to know Pen-Testing ages ago but I wanted to learn more. I've checked Ebay, Amazon and so on but I can't find the perfect on so I could use a little help. Thanks.
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    VM: Windows guest, Linux host. Unity/Seamless mode is possible?

    Is there any way to run a windows guest in unity/seamless mode, on a linux host? Maybe with an older version of VMware or VirtualBox? Specifically, I would like to run a windows 10 x64 guest, on a linux mint x64 host.
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    HACKING-where to start????

    hello people,i am very much interested to know what hacking is and to learn it for i am a student i cant afford to learn any paid courses online or offline and i cant afford to loose the interest too.i have learned wifi hacking with kali linux(did not misuse it) and now i want to learn...
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    Gutting a laptop

    My Toshiba satellite C55t C5300 got wet. I didn't know it & sent it in on a warranty repair because it kept telling me NO BOOTABLE DRIVE PLEASE INSERT DISC. Not a warranty issue they want to charge $419 to fix. I figured since it's dead anyway I'd attempt to fix it. The motherboard seems to be...
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    Modify Ethernet/WiFi so only certain marked data packets can be uploaded..?

    I am using Linux. Is it possible to modify Ethernet/WiFi so only certain data packets can be uploaded...? Let's say that a computer gets hacked via web browser, but the WiFi/Ethernet only allows certain data packets to be uploaded. You can't predict what data might get downloaded to your...
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    I've got an Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11 AO1-131 that I installed Ubuntu Linux on and now need to reinstall Win10. I obtained

    Need help creating an active partition on Acer Cloudbook to reinstall Win10
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    samsung laptop keyboard only working inside linux

    hello i had an accident a couple of days ago as i spelled some coffee on my laptop's keyboard by mistake i cleaned it at once but did not shut the laptop down about an hour later found out that some keys stopped working, it remained so till today when the keys started working again but...
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    Restoring Linux Partitions under Macrium Reflect free edition.

    I really can't believe this is happening to me- I have been so careful! But basically I have been using Macrium Reflect for years and always found it has worked very well. In the past I have only used it to restore Windows partitions. Couple of days ago my SSD failed. So I've been trying to...
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    Which of these macbooks should I use for Penetration testing?

    Hi there I have 3 apple laptops with broken hard drives that I am going to replace with 2tb ones I would like to turn one of these laptop's into a mobile Penetration testing computer for wight hat hacking I will be using Kali Linux as my new operating system I was wondering which MacBook should...
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    Looking for lightweight OS for very crappy laptop

    My moms laptop is slow and old af,ofc no maintenance at all only browsing,face,shoping and shit there is no hope to clean it anymore so i decided to install some lightweight OS on it,curently it has windows 8 but i wanna lightweight as possible as this laptop is very crappy,its HP550 Intel...
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    laptop HP pavilion 2000 only boots with Damn Small Linux (live usb) or HirensBootCD (from usb)

    sorry for my bad english my laptop was working fine, then suddenly started to fail when booting now my laptop shuts down after 5-10 secs with every other linux distro and windows xp,7,8 and 10 I know that my laptop is very old (2007) , but why only boots with Damn small linux and Hirens Boot...
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    Deleted Linux Partition, Sent to Grub Rescue

    I have Windows 10 installed on my 250 GB SSD, and HAD Kali Linux installed on my 1TB Hard Drive. I deleted my Linux partition, and now I am sent to GRUB rescue after the BIOS. It says "error: no such device, entering rescue mode". I am in no way able to access Windows. I have tried running my...
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    I wan't to destroy windows in a virtual machine

    I plan to install windows in virtualbox and put a bunch of viruses on it. I have plans too keep my host pc from getting infected. I am going to do it in Linux, Make sure no windows pcs are connected to the network at the time, and do it on a computer that I don't use anymore. However, I want to...
  50. xaephod

    HP DV9000 & SATA SSD not being recognized in bios

    Hey folks, I have an HP DV9000 which had a working SATA 120GB HDD in it. I installed a 120GB SATA3 SSD and the bios does not see it. I tried to install Windows Vista and its not seen there either. The weird thing is, I put in a USB flash drive with Linux Mint on it and from within Mint I am...
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    Need Laptop For Linux

    Hey I need a laptop to run Linux for under 300 if possible. Used is ok. Only requirements are i7 cpu, 1080p display if possible and 4gb ram, but more would be better. I also would like it to be pretty compatible with Linux this way I don't have any issues especially with the laptop lagging or...
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    How to get data back from protected Micro SD card?

    I have created password for transcend 32 gb Microsd card in my HUAWEI P9 Lite. I formatted that mobile recently and tried to used above sd card with Huawei P6. I cant find microsd card neither in p6 nor in PC. I have important files and images in microsd. How can I make my microsd card to get...
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    looking for ubuntu

    hi dear, i have decided to buy Acer One 10 S1001-19p0 Intel Atom Quad core 2 in 1 Laptop. is it will support ubuntu os? i am very confused about it. please suggest me good for me. thank you .
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    is there any laptops/pc made for linux os only??

    is there any laptops/pc made for linux os only?? with this i mean,that installing windows to that computer would very hard nearly impossible.. is there any theys kind computers for consumers??
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    my laptop ASUS SonicMaster is not booting from a bootable USB

    I'd say I'm doing everything good in the BIOS -I've goot my bootable USB with parrot security 3.0 64 bites on my 64 bytes laptop -I've enabled "launch CSM" -I've changed the boot order priority to my Toshiba pen drive 16GB and I've also tryed whit a KingstonDT108 -I've tryed with the file...
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    I'm Looking for a New Laptop...

    So I'm looking for a new laptop. First I want at least 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD and an i7 Processor. My current 3 options are the Dell XPS 15, Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition and the MacBook Pro. I will be installing Linux on it alongside Windows / MacOS. I will be doing programming, Photoshop work...
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    Linux programming - Creation and displaying threads.

    Problem: 1.Create four threads. 2. Thread 1 should display - "Hi im thread 1" and go to sleep for 1 second. This should loop 100times. 3. After 100 times of looping, thread 2 should display,sleep and loop. 4. All four threads must do the same. Solutionn : I have tried writing a program and im...
  58. sheikhhridoy

    How to send messages by hitting "enter" in messenger for facebook app

    Hi I'm using Remix OS and in messenger, after writing my messages I have to click the send button with my mouse every time. Hitting "enter" key only makes another line. I would really like it if I could send the messages by hitting enter. Thanks.
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    Best OS for slow drive pc?

    Hi everyone, So I have a laptop i'd like to use, it's nothing extraordinary, but not such an under-powered laptop, it has a core i3 a little over 2 GHz, i don't remember exactly, 4Gb of ram and a little graphics card, but the hard drive is pretty slow. Everything took a few moments on windows 7...