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  1. krelidas_34

    [SOLVED] What are some good Linux distros for surfing the Deep Web?

    From what I know, Tails OS is a good system. Unfortunately, the operating system does not directly boot on hard drives or SSDs- you need a USB. But I wonder if there's any secure Linux distro that directly boots from HDD/SDD drives. I know one OS called Qube OS. Anything other than that, I don't...
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    Question Mint Linux bootable USB won't start

    When I try to start my bootable USB drive it just shows this code. BusyBox v1.30.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.30.1-4ubuntu6.3) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. (initramfs) Begin: Running /scripts/casper-premount ... done. done. mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on...
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    Question PC will boot from removable USB, but not from internal HDD or CD ? (SOLVED)

    [Moderator edit: Moving post from Systems to Open Source. More applicable.] This is a computer I got from an estate sale a few months ago. It's an old Acer Aspire, I think it's from 2014. Motherboard is factory, processor is Intel Pentium J2900 with integrated graphics. Hard drive is 1TB...
  4. TheFlash1300

    Question Can Rufus create a USB media installation for Linux?

    Can i use Rufus to burn the .iso file of Linux Mint to a USB drive, then connect the USB drive to a computer, load the system, open the Linux installation (the disc icon on the desktop), and install the full version of Linux Mint on the computer? Can I do this using Rufus, or do I must use...
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    Question System freeze crash even in bios mode

    In four months back i build pc Last few day my system was freeze or random color screen or display turn off something even bios mode also I check ram using windows memory diagnosing tool but no error My system spec Mobo: asrock steel legend b450m Ram: team valcunz 8x2 3200mhz SMPS ...
  6. stevhave

    [SOLVED] New System Will Not Boot Into Windows 10/11

    I am building a mid-range system to play some games. However, the system isn't booting into Windows 10 or 11 or Ubuntu even after multiple attempts of re-installing and troubleshooting. System Specs (All parts are brand new): CPU: Intel i3-10100f GPU: MSI RX 6600 RAM: XPG Z1 DDR4 16 GB (2x8...
  7. TheFlash1300

    Question Anti-virus program for Linux Mint?

    Can someone tell me what are some good anti-virus programs for Linux Mint? According to some articles i have read, i don't need anti-virus programs for Linux. However, i don't think this is the case. If my computer gets viruses, and there is no scanning program to show me a notification there...
  8. VA_Vern

    Question Windows vs Linux: Pros/Cons To Online Marketplaces As A Seller

    Ive always been a Windows user and would be considered a noob in terms of what I know of Linux. I sell fulltime online across a couple different marketplaces and Ive been debating on experimenting with a Linux Distro just to play around with. For futuristic purposes, Id like some opinions and...
  9. mdevellis

    Question Burning MP4 to bluray disc ?

    I'm having lots of trouble burning some MP4's to a Bluray for use in a Bluray player. Every software I use seems to just burn the files to the disc without formatting them OR just fails to burn the files at all. Could anyone with experience in creating bluray player ready blurays discs tell me...
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    Question System freezing, crashing, and rebooting if graphics drivers are installed.

    I've a system with the bellow mentioned components. CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 Mobo: Asrock B450M Pro4-F R2.0 RAM: PNY XLR8 8GBx2 HDD: WD blue 1TB SSD: Lexar 256 GB PSU: Corsair CV 450W OR Thermaltake Litepower 450W GPU: Amd Radeon RX 550 4GB OR Nvidia GTX 960 2GB I bought the system in February 2021...
  11. TheFlash1300

    Question Can the main system get infected, if the OS on virtual machine or on the USB flash drive gets infected?

    Hi. So, if i install Linux Mint on a USB flash drive, connect the USB flash drive to my Windows 10 laptop, start surfing dangerous websites and Linux Mint gets infected with a virus, could Linux pass the virus to Windows through the USB port? If yes, what component will get infected, the BIOS or...
  12. Jam Butter

    [SOLVED] Processor utilization limits to 46%

    Guys I have a T430 with 8GB RAM and i5-3320M 2.6Ghz cpu. Battery’s dead and there’s a newer BIOS version but I can’t update it without battery. It was very slow and stuck every time I run a heavy software like visual studio. It is having windows 10 pro and I recently noticed that it limits the...
  13. alfredjoejr

    Question How do I install packages in multiple Linux computers ?

    I've installed a very large sized package through "sudo apt-get install ...... " on my primary computer but I need to install those packages on my other computers too. I don't want to re-download the files as they're extremely large. Also, It's irritating to do "sudo apt-get update " in every...
  14. krelidas_34

    [SOLVED] Do NVIDIA graphics cards work better on Windows than Linux?

    A couple of years ago, Linus Torvalds starting grilling NVIDIA about the chips screwing up Android phones. He said, "NVIDIA, **** you!" and stuck out his middle finger. This made me conclude that NVIDIA just sucks for Linux and other Unix-based products. But as for Windows, NVIDIA's still...
  15. ramjithunder24

    [SOLVED] Alternatives to the Raspberry Pi ?

    Anyone know any good x86 SBC alternatives to the RPI? I'm mainly gonna use it for tinkering and testing some of my own software with Linux but don't wanna have to deal with ARM, as that means I will have to recompile some of my code. I would highly prefer if it has a GPIO pin header with...
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    Question AM4 mobo for IOMMU/GPU passthrough on linux ?

    I'm looking into a gaming pc build with 5600X & 6600XT, but I'm not sure which motherboard would be best for GPU passthrough to a VM under linux. I have a spare old card I'll use for the main OS. I heard you want to look into IOMMU groups and some motherboards say they support it, but don't...
  17. alfredjoejr

    Question Wifi Keeps dropping

    Recently, I updated my Kali Linux to the latest version along with the microcodes. Ever since then, the Wifi seems to be dropping and requesting a DHCP request in the time interval. Also, the speed seems to be throttled due to the dropping. However, I checked the adaptor by booting into Windows...
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    Question How I can enable USB Boot Support on laptop without integrated keyboard ?

    Hi! I have an Asus G551JM laptop. I accidentally turned off USB BOOT SUPPORT in the BIOS. My Integrated Keyboard does not work. I only have a USB on my laptop and I can't navigate in the bios since I turned off this menu. I managed to install a Linux Mint 20.2 (UMA) boot and it works perfectly...
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    Question Random hard system freezes

    I could really use some help with this. It's been driving me crazy, not to mention interfering with my activities, for quite some time. I'm not even sure where to post this, as I'm not sure just where the root cause is. There are two systems here. Both are similarly set up and have Gentoo Linux...
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    [SOLVED] Does Kali Linux support two different frequency RAMs ?

    Does Kali Linux support 2 x 4GB RAM sticks of different frequencies, and also other OS like Android ? Like Windows runs on different frequency. Like 1st - 4gb 1333HZ Frequency 2nd - 4gb 1600HZ Frequency
  21. RootTest

    [SOLVED] Should I Go With Dual Boot Then?

    Actually, I want to test some Windows software, they could be malicious. Currently, I'm using MX Linux. I tried virtualization with every software out there, but it makes my system lag. My system is not that superior. So, should I go with a dual boot then?
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    Question Horizontal Lines On Screen

    Hi, I'm using dual boot windows and Linux recently I have installed kali Linux but while using kali I'm get horizontal black bars screen and system crashing (like mouse and keyboard light getting off). sometime this issue gets while login. i tried some boot parameter method but not working. i...
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    [SOLVED] I think I killed my SSD...Please Help

    Hello All! Today I purchased a Crucial BX500 1TB SSD and threw it in my older laptop to use for practice. I was learning how to use linux terminal to partition and format and manipulate drives and storage devices. Essentially I was trying to set up a rather complicated dual booting scenario...
  24. Kevin0x1

    Question what is the best laptop for linux in 2022?

    As the title suggests, which laptop model supports linux better? pls leave a comment below if u know. btw i am thinking to buy a used thinkpad t470. what are your opinions?
  25. shadowcat777

    [SOLVED] RTX 3070 driver doesn't work on Linux ?

    When I tried Linux Mint i had xserver-xorg driver and it worked ok but ofc you cannot play games with it So i updated the drivers and after this i get black screen after entering into the system I then tried Xubuntu and it also became black when entering the system (No login, etc.) I am using...
  26. Jaymz2000

    Question Is it possible to create a bootable USB with a FULL install of Linux

    I'm trying something new, I'm familiar with Linux (ish) I'm not one of the people who's gonna preach about switching to Linux, to be honest I really don't care lol, I just wanna try something new until Win11 is a little more improved. Anyways... I'm trying to create a bootable USB, NOT a live...
  27. mmzf

    [SOLVED] How to tweak Windows 10 efficiency ?

    I have Dell Precision M6400, with an 5400rpm hdd, and Core 2 Extreme QX9300 processor, due to some drivers support and issues i cannot move to linux, i was experiencing many issues so have to go back to Windows and windows 10. I use win 10 debloater from Christitustech from github, by which i...
  28. blue_rays

    [SOLVED] What's the last partition on my SSD?

    Hey there, My (mx500) SDD is fully partitioned by Windows 10. Recently, I noticed that there is a 509MB partition at the end of my drive. What's that? Can I merge it to the last partition? image: View: https://imgur.com/dG7r5Xo My other question is about the free space remaining on my C...
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    Question Problem with dual boot

    I recently dual booted my windows 10 Installention with linux mint. Today i cleaned installed windows 10 but without touching the linux partition (in the windows install menu i deleted all partitions except the linux one and i installed windows 10 on the same partition). I confrmed that i didnt...
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    Powerful but sleek Laptop with good Linux compatibility needed!

    Hi, I want a laptop with good CPU power, build quality and linux compatiblity (it doesnt have to have official linux support) in the 13" to 15" range! Minimum specs: 16GB RAM, i7/Ryzen 5 Of course, I already had a look at the obvious options: Dell XPS 13 (dev edition): I had one running Arch...
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    [SOLVED] Installing windows over linux

    Hello There, I am a tech enthusiast and have Ubuntu 21.10 installed on my only driver of 500 Gb. My PC specs are as follows, H/W path Device Class Description ========================================================= system Vostro...
  32. ZombieLogan7468

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 giving me half black and blue screen when booting

    So I built my first gaming pc recently and it was working for the first couple months. Then suddenly, it froze while I was playing Destiny 2 and I was never able to boot it up again. It kept looping the failed automatic repair screen. I’ve tried stuff like wiping my SSD and booting windows 10 on...
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    [SOLVED] Can I run docker and windows 64 OS on Pentium 4 511 proccesor?

    I have old single core Pentium 4 511 processor yet, on Windows 7 in recent years, indeed it was frequently overheated above 70 grades. https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/27453/intel-pentium-4-processor-511-1m-cache-2-80a-ghz-533-mhz-fsb.html I have read user reviews and ones...
  34. krelidas_34

    [SOLVED] Are old computers good for hacking when they use Linux?

    NOTE: I don't like hacking. If I am going to hack, it's for ethical purposes. I am a Computer Science major, so educating myself on computers is IMPORTANT!!! I have an older computer (besides my gaming laptop which I'm typing on) that is about 7- 8 years old. It's a 2014 Samsung Ativ with...
  35. alfredjoejr

    Question Defrag NTFS in linux

    I've got an NTFS partition on my computer. My operating system is Kali Linux and I figured out that it doesn't support NTFS defragmentation. How do I defrag that partition within Linux without having to boot into Windows ? I tried e4defrag but no use.
  36. [SOLVED] Can't open USB drive after flashing Linux

    I flashed my USB drive with a Linux ISO today to run it from the flash drive and see how the OS looks like. When I finished and came back to Windows, the drive was showing only 2.8 GB space (ISO size), while it's a 64 GB model. I unplugged and plugged it again, but it wasn't showing up in File...
  37. alfredjoejr

    Question File system error check on root partition

    How do I check for file system errors in a Debian based Linux system? I'm running Kali Linux and the problem is I'm unable to run the fsck tool in the root partition.
  38. alfredjoejr

    [SOLVED] How is downloading done?

    While a file is being downloaded, where is it stored first? (I mean, while its still downloading) Because, I've observed that the download speed is usually higher at times, and I just wanted to know where those bits of data are stored while being downloaded and flushed to the destination directory.
  39. Noobiness_Unlimited

    Question Low FPS in csgo on windows 10

    System specifications: Laptop: Acer Aspire 7 A715-75g cpu: i5 9300h 4c/8t ram: 8gb DDR4 2666mhz gpu: 1650ti 4gb gddr6 storage: 512gb nvme (80gb space free) around 8-9 months old The problem: this issue has been troubling me for a long time, which is performance issues with csgo on windows 10...
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    [SOLVED] Recovering data from a faulty HDD & choosing a replacement solution (+ what's the longest a drive has lasted you?)

    Hi folks, I have a few questions around a specific hardware situation. In short: (1) I have an old HDD suspected to be dead and whose data I'm looking to recover if possible, and (2) I'm trying to decide on a storage solution with which to replace it. To preface, I've read the pinned threads in...