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  1. jglen490

    Linux Newbie - Can't boot from USB

    Looks like a good place to start. I would start with a least disruptive setting. If you can set Security Chips to "inactive", I would start there, then Save the BIOS changes and reboot with the USB device attached. The Clear Security Chip may be the end game, but I don't know if there may be...
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    Getting Past Secure Boot

    What tool did you use on Windows 10 to burn the .iso file to the USB device?
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    Getting Past Secure Boot

    To pile on arochester's guidance, did your verify the downloaded .iso file? Or did you burn your own CD, or is this a CD you got from someone or somewhere else?
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    Simple guy, simple backup needs. Hopefully simple backup problem to fix

    Yep, rsync will work in almost any situation where you can address the location of the target drive. I understand your concern about natural disasters, and if you choose the cloud, then I hope it works out for you!
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    USB KEY on ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Trusty version.

    I'm not sure, unless it has something to do with the the number of nested directories.
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    Guidance for new Linux users

    What we do tell you is this very honest story: Linux is not Windows Windows is not Linux Assuming they are the same is a fool's journey. Windows programs are not compiled to run in Linux, some Windows programs, libraries, and utilities can be made to run in a Linux environment with...
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    Low disk space on “Filesystem root”

    When something is deleted via a GUI, it goes to a trashcan app. That means it's marked for deletion, and is unavailable, but it is still taking up space. I would look for a trashcan in your GUI and empty it immediately. Then I would go into a terminal and enter these commands: sudo apt...
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    USB KEY on ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Trusty version.

    It's clean, and should mount.
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    Simple guy, simple backup needs. Hopefully simple backup problem to fix

    Any particular reason for cloud backup? Personally, I avoid cloud applications as much as possible. I'd rather keep my data closer to home. But, I do use rsync and a rotating set of external USB hard drives for my backup soluiton.
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    Unable to install anyversion of anydesk on ubuntu 18.10.

    It looks like you need to upgrade the libpango version and that repo is giving an error. That makes perfect sense since Ubuntu 18.10 (cosmic cuttlefish) is no longer supported. It was released in October 2018 with 9 months of support. So therefore no further updates are possible for 18.10...
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    MBR to GPT in LINUX on windows pc

    Yes, if you change the partition table on a physical hard drive, data will be gone. If Windows exists on one physical hard drive and Linux exists on another physical hard drive, and you convert the physical hard drive that has Linux installed from MBR to GPT, then only that one physical hard...
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    Script to transfer backup from Hosting server to my synology server one account at a time.

    Is the hosting server a Linux system? If you have proper permissions you could initiate the Linux script from anywhere, so the "from" location should not have to be your local machine. As I said, by rsync application is much simpler, but as I read the man page the from and to locations should...
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    USB KEY on ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Trusty version.

    Now while it is still unmounted, run sudo fsck /dev/sdb1 again to make certain the file system is good.
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    Linux Newbie - Can't boot from USB

    If you go into the Security option in the BIOS screen, is there anything in the Security Chip option? Try to select it and see what it brings up.
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    Need help installing

    So the PureOS .iso file was NOT downloaded? That should have been the first step. Then you use Etcher to write the .iso contents to the USB device from the downloaded file.
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    Unable to install anyversion of anydesk on ubuntu 18.10.

    Are these the instructions you followed? If not what did you try?
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    Substitute For VM

    You don't always have to have a stack of old PCs or laptops, you could have one not so old machine and a stack of hard drives. In may cases, hard drive replacement in a laptop is a little less painful than a desktop, but it's another way.
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    USB KEY on ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Trusty version.

    Before doing the fsck again, let's make sure the partition is unmounted. sudo umount /dev/sdb1 then enter sudo fsck -a /dev/sdb1
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    Multi Boot problem in msi laptop

    Agree. Android is great on a phone or tablet, but a completely different architecture from a desktop or laptop PC. I think you will be much happier with one of the more mainline Linux distros, especially in a dual boot situation.
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    No wifi networks available.

    What distro are you using?
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