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Reddit: How can I boot into Linux Live

Monday 18th of July 2016 08:15:09 AM

Hi guys,

I've made a big mistake and accidentally deleted all of my files, off of my 3 hard drives. I used dBan to do this but it only took 6 minutes and "finished with non fatal errors"

This didn't sound right because my 3 hard drives were almost at full capacity and all together approx 2.5tb.

I'm praying that something screwed up and my files or at least part of them are still there and recoverable.

I've tried a bunch of different live USBs and CDs with no luck.

My closest was yesterday where I loaded up Runtime Live onto a CD and got it to the flashing penguin screen. The Penguin would flash on and off for 20+ hours.

I isolated the problem and believe that it was a faulty CD drive (it was scratching into the disk).

I've replaced the CD Drive and made a new version of Runtime Live CD on both USB and CD.

The USB won't run at all. The old CD (scratched) with the old CD reader as well as the new CD and new CD reader get stuck at "Searching for Runtime Live in: /dev/sdb"

It was able to make it past this yesterday, the first time I ran the Live CD but now it seems to keep getting stuck at this.

The first time I ran the LiveCD, it took about 15 minutes to get to the flashing penguin screen.

I've left it at the current error for 3 hours at longest and nothing happens.

Picture of screen I see:

Any ideas on what I could try?

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TuxMachines: Linux Lite 3.0

Monday 18th of July 2016 08:14:19 AM

Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Linux Lite 3.0 is a lightweight distribution with the Xfce 4.12 desktop. In addition to being lightweight, it is also aimed at providing a familiar user experience for users transitioning from Microsoft Windows. In the wide array of Ubuntu derived distributions, Linux Lite has a lot of competition, so what sets Linux Lite apart from the other options? I downloaded the 955MB 64-bit install media to find out and below I share my experience with this very nice, polished distribution.

Booting and installing the distribution is a very familiar experience for anyone who has used Ubuntu or any distribution based on Ubuntu. The standard Ubiquity installer walks the user through the install experience providing guidance and making the experience pretty straight forward. In this regard, Linux Lite 3.0 is almost identical to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Because Linux Lite 3.0 is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, it features version 4.4 of the Linux kernel and supports a wide variety of hardware out of the box using open source drivers. If the user needs proprietary drivers, all the drivers that are available for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS can be installed. Unfortunately users who need to use the proprietary ATI Catalyst drivers will run into problems because Linux Lite 3.0, just like Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, does not support the Catalyst drivers. One other hardware related issue to note is that the Linux Lite documentation recommends switching the computer's BIOS to Legacy mode instead of using UEFI mode and Secure Boot. The documentation states that "Linux Lite does not support or advocate the use of Secure Boot" and it notes that the distribution can be made to work with UEFI booting, but "The solution requires intermediate knowledge of Linux" and provides a link to a YouTube video which provides instructions.

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TuxMachines: Security News

Monday 18th of July 2016 08:11:59 AM
  • Ubuntu user forums hack leaks millions of user details [Ed: Canonical continued using proprietary software that had already been breached, now gives GNU/Linux a bad name again. Many journalists out there cannot tell the difference between operating system and forums software, never mind proprietary and Free software. How many so-called "technology" journalists still say "commercial" software instead of proprietary software, as if FOSS is non-commercial?]

    Attacker took advantage of unpatched software.

    Canonical, the parent company of popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, has disclosed that its user web forums have suffered a major data breach.

    Over the weekend, Canonical said that it had come across claims that a third party had a copy of the Ubuntu Forums database.

    The company was able to verify that a breach had taken place, with a database containing details of two million Ubuntu Forums users being leaked.

  • As Open Source Code Spreads, So Do Components with Security Flaws[Ef: Catalin Cimpanu's headline would have us believe that proprietary software has no "Security Flaws", only FOSS]

    The company that provides hosting services for the Maven Central Repository says that one in sixteen downloads is for a Java component that contains a known security flaw.

  • OpenSSH has user enumeration bug

    A bug in OpenSSH allows an attacker to check whether user names are valid on a 'net-facing server - because the Blowfish algorithm runs faster than SHA256/SHA512.

    The bug hasn't been fixed yet, but in his post to Full Disclosure, Verint developer Eddie Harari says OpenSSH developer Darren Tucker knows about the issue and is working to address it.

    If you send a user ID to an OpenSSH server with a long (but wrong) password – 10 kilobytes is what Harari mentions in his post – then the server will respond quickly for fake users, but slower for real users.

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LXer: Linux Kernel 4.6.4 Lands in the Stable Arch Linux Repositories, Update Now

Monday 18th of July 2016 07:37:30 AM
The Linux kernel maintainers have managed to upgrade the operating system's stable kernel to the recently released Linux 4.6.4 version.

TuxMachines: Intel's SGX tiptoes towards Linux

Monday 18th of July 2016 07:35:23 AM

Intel has fulfilled a promise made in April to open-source a Linux driver for its SGX technology.

SGX – Software Guard Extensions – first landed in 2013, and gives programmers lock up code and data inside containers enforced by the CPU. The idea is to create an environment to assure people clouding their enterprise systems that not even admins in the data centre can spy on what's going on.

Back in April, Chipzilla promised an SGX SDK for Linux, and a few weeks ago – with so little fuss we overlooked it – it made good over at GitHub.

The current implementation is very Alpha-looking, with just one distribution anointed to run SGX – Ubuntu 14.04-LTS 64bits. The hardware requirement is a Skylake system configured with SGX enabled.

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Reddit: What does it take to port APT/YUM to Android?

Monday 18th of July 2016 07:21:42 AM

Its been almost a decade since the release of AOSP, a variant of linux developed for smart phones and tablets, but I'm surprised that none of the popular packaging systems such as apt, yum or even pacman have been ported to android!

Even more surprising is that nobody has taken the time to even develop an inferior substitute or workaround. Though my knowledge of linux is limited, I know that given a rooted phone (which should be a given amongst us linux folks!), it shouldn't be that difficult. The only major difference in android linux is that /system/bin and /system/xbin are the places to store binaries instead of /bin and /usr/bin, and then its only a matter of pulling the files to /system/bin/ and /etc.

Granted that an init system is lacking (maybe there are AOSP specifications, but don't think there is an easy way like systemd), but the least a packaging manager can do is copy the package files in the proper places and verify that the package is properly signed/authentic.

At least on larger devices like tablets, I know there are lots of power users who use the command line using terminal emulation apps, so CLI apps like say nano, vim, git, nmap, python, gcc, etc. can be made available provided they could be ported to AOSP. I know some of these tools are available using busybox, but busybox is just a hack and contains only a small subset of the entire CLI universe of linux.

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Reddit: GPD WIN (8550 version)run Left4Dead

Monday 18th of July 2016 05:59:19 AM

LXer: Fresh Guide for Arch Linux Post Installation

Monday 18th of July 2016 05:43:08 AM
We know Arch Linux Comes without GUI & No additional software’s so we have to install everything manually also We have to tweak & adjust some settings to make your Desktop easier as well as better performance for more user friendly.

Reddit: Anyone using a 4K@60Hz TV as a monitor with an AMD graphics card?

Monday 18th of July 2016 05:14:36 AM

So I bought a Vizio D40u-D1 TV about a month ago to use as a desktop monitor. So far it's pretty awesome (after a lot of tuning, of course), but I have one pretty major issue - I'm stuck at 30 Hz on Linux.

I thought it was an easy fix; just get a graphics card with HDMI 2.0 support (TVs basically never have DisplayPort...). So I got the bare minimum Nvidia card (960 GTX), which works fine on Windows at 60 Hz, but does not want to go passed 30 Hz under nouveau nor the official Nvidia driver. Getting someone who actually works at Nvidia to respond to a thread on their Linux dev forums is pretty difficult, and people have been having the issue for over a year now, meaning a fix probably isn't coming any time soon.

So my question is, has anyone done something similar with ATI cards? If everything's working in regard to HDMI 2.0 and 4K at 60 Hz with their stuff, I'm gonna just return this 960 GTX and go for something like an 480 RX.

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Reddit: Advice on move to Arch

Monday 18th of July 2016 03:50:25 AM

Hello, I've been using debian testing exclusively for about 4-5 years now and i am looking to move to arch because it seems better organized and was wondering if anyone had any advice? I heard that running arch requires one to know a lot of low level linux / kernel stuff which i don't know yet and also i am not the best when debugging h/w issues (sound, etc).

If anyone has any advice for me, i would appreciate it!

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LXer: Toyota throws weight behind Linux patent protection group

Monday 18th of July 2016 03:48:46 AM
Toyota and other car companies have joined the Open Invention Network patent non-aggression community.

Reddit: Is there a way to move a dock away from the sceen edge ?

Monday 18th of July 2016 03:01:18 AM

Hey all! First off, if this isn't the correct place to post this, I'm sorry.

Anyways, is there a dock that doesn't obligatorily snap to a screen edge, or is there a way to make a dock float in the center of my desktop ? I've spent a long time on the first page of google researching this and haven't found many people looking for or providing anything similar

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LXer: Microsoft and Its Patent Minions at Nokia Still Have Patent Stacking Ambitions Against Android/Linux OEMs

Monday 18th of July 2016 01:54:24 AM
Weaponisation of European companies for the sake of artificial elevation of prices (patent taxes) a growing issue for Free/Open Source software (FOSS) and those behind it are circulating money among themselves not for betterment of products but for the crippling of FOSS contenders

LinuxToday: Storing large binary files in git repositories

Monday 18th of July 2016 01:00:00 AM

 Linuxaria: Storing large binary files in Git repositories seems to be a bottleneck for many Git users.

Reddit: OpenSSH has user enumeration bug

Monday 18th of July 2016 12:17:25 AM

Reddit: Review of Linux Lite 3.0

Monday 18th of July 2016 12:05:18 AM

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