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  1. Question Sticky Thread Sticky: Can I access drive on host system while booting from usb stick?

    Hi All-- I've Googled this six ways from Sunday, with no luck. Can I access the hard drive on my laptop while booting from a USB stick with a...

    Started by jazcap53, 03-06-2013
    • Replies: 3
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    03-07-2013 Go to last post
  1. [SOLVED] Help With WYSE 790D7 project

    I have a few questions about re-purposing a WYSE 790D7. I have seen a couple write ups on installing OS's on to the flash memory of a thin client....

    Started by njallday, 06-09-2016
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 357
    06-10-2016 Go to last post
  2. [SOLVED] "Unable to fork: Cannot allocate memory" even 10GB RAM free

    Hello, on a dedicated server i am using a bash script like this:...

    Started by postcd, 05-30-2016
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 506
    06-05-2016 Go to last post
  3. In which file are aliases stored?

    Hello, please kindly help me to find the file where are alias stored. I DO NOT wish to update the alias file using command: alias...

    Started by postcd, 04-11-2016
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 575
    05-29-2016 Go to last post
  4. Question graphic layout optimizer?

    i have a bunch of odd shape line drawings that i want to pack into an area (3ftx5ft) ive seen this kind of thing done with Circuit designs on...

    Started by fmayhew, 05-27-2016
    • Replies: 7
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    05-28-2016 Go to last post
  5. Endicia alternative

    My business requires me to use online postage. Currently I am using Endicia which only supports Macs and Windows. Whenever i Google it, I just get...

    Started by budman7, 05-17-2016
    • Replies: 0
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  6. please help! All photos in mounted hdd folder are GONE

    Hey everyone, I have my computer's old IDE Drive with all my old family photos on it, and was trying to recover them. I booted...

    Started by splitshot109, 05-10-2016
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 397
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  7. The Linux Lifestyle

    Hello Everyone! I'm new to the forum so please let me know if I should have posted this elsewhere. I have been an on and off linux user for the...

    Started by bdorman, 04-16-2016
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  8. Combining 2 distros (UI of one + guts of other?)

    Hey! I just started using a distro called PlayLinux, and I like it, but the UI is disgusting. I was wondering if it's possible to combine the guts,...

    Started by Ruv, 04-21-2016
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 326
    04-22-2016 Go to last post
  9. Help to decide what to erase in /var

    Hello, I was doing some checking and I found that the var dir is using nearly a quarter of gigabyte. So I decided to come here so people can give me...

    Started by colt, 04-17-2016
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 441
    04-20-2016 Go to last post
  10. Pls give me advice about difference between Linux 2.6 and Linux 3.10

    Hello, Now I'm developing Linux application software on Linux 2.6, but since my client begins to insist that the Linux kernel version should be...

    Started by dekochan, 04-19-2016
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 507
    04-20-2016 Go to last post
  11. Want to copy folder structure without contents (not command line?)

    Thanks in advance. Just installed a Linux distro - first time in years. Nice to be back! I have an ENORMOUS folder structure with 400+ GB of...

    Started by brjoon1021, 02-24-2016
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 516
    04-17-2016 Go to last post
  12. Linux command to discover high CPU Firefox extension?

    Hello, please which Linux command can help me discover which Firefox extension is eating most of the CPU? ps and top shows firefox processes,...

    Started by postcd, 03-22-2016
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 447
    04-10-2016 Go to last post
  13. [SOLVED] Which ampersand I need adding to the end of a command

    Hi all, Ubuntu 14.04 desktop Which ampersand I need adding to the end of a command not locking the terminal? Example: ⟫ VBoxHeadless -s...

    Started by satimis, 04-10-2016
    • Replies: 2
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    04-10-2016 Go to last post
  14. [SOLVED] How to archive (tar,zip..) only files with execute bit?

    Hi, on Linux i know i can use this command: find /path -type f -perm 700 -exec tar rvf file.tar {} \; But this will loose the directory...

    Started by postcd, 04-04-2016
    • Replies: 0
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  15. How to replace in an bash script variable?

    Hello, im having urlfile and each url in it contains $ip variable which i need to replace by actual IP that is actual for the present "while loop"...

    Started by postcd, 03-05-2016
    • Replies: 1
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    03-23-2016 Go to last post
  16. seeing site

    For some reason I can not get to LFDO except with my little LG pad. Neither laptop, one with W10 and one with various Linux distros. Linux Mint,...

    Started by budman7, 03-01-2016
    • Replies: 6
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  17. nscd is using 2GB RAM, any smart way to prevent it to use so much RAM?

    Hello, it seems when i do top command, nscd is using alot of ram (2GB). 25057 nscd 20 0 2367m 2776 1248 S 0.3 0.0 59:38.93...

    Started by postcd, 02-29-2016
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 557
    03-02-2016 Go to last post
  18. Bash script to output site status out of Google Safe Browsing page?

    Hello, i would like bash script to extract the site status message at ...

    Started by postcd, 03-01-2016
    • Replies: 0
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    03-01-2016 Go to last post
  19. groups $user / getent group

    Does anyone know what's the difference between them? groups doesn't return all groups from nsswitch when used with ldap backend.

    Started by chris2014, 02-28-2016
    • Replies: 0
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  20. How does one set up serial communications in QEMU?

    I am using qemu on a linux host (Fedora 19), with a linux guest (a RaspberryPi - arm1176 - running Wheezy Raspbian), and I'm wondering how an outside...

    Started by PipsTwiddles, 11-11-2013
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 7,625
    02-26-2016 Go to last post

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