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Old 12-12-2015, 05:38 PM   #16
ButterflyMelissa
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The problem is that most people (and now some distributions) configure it to provide root authority for EVERYTHING; that is what is insecure.
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Old 12-14-2015, 01:01 AM   #17
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Yes, that's exactly what it's called. In case you wonder, a Linux system "chops" the disk in several pieces, each with its own purpose...

AMD64 is basically a 64 bit system for a 64 bit processor, an i386...well, that is grandma's PC...and i686 is basically the run-off-the-mill 32 bit PC...slowly oozing out of focus...

Yes...it's called the repo. Every distro has one. Stay in there and you're safe. Chances are you'll get online anyhow...with a more generic driver...
Of course, I had an exotic OS once, only the most common driver. Since I have the Lenovo, needless to say that a straight connect was not given to me. I plugged in a USB network adaptor and got to work
Of course, I have changed OS since then, one that DOES have the required drivers

Yes, but, since you stay INSIDE the catalogue of the repo, you're safe. Besides, anything that comes in, has to pass the root password (and...you ARE using the non-root password, I hope) to "install"...

Sorry, you got me on a blank there...I never encrypt the drives...makes recovery much easier in case something dies...
Melissa
Ok, so would it be correct to call partitioning disks as "dividing the disk" so that you can keep differing things separate? Easier for the computer to organize and find things.

Okay, thank you for making that clear for me

Repo as in repository? The Debian repository is therefore found at www.Debian.org it seems as.

Actually I am only using the root account to install software. Can this be an issue somehow? I don't really see the point in using my normal account since I have admin privileges on my root account (I probably have missed something crucial here :P).

Ok, after doing some research, the LUKS and the LVM encryption are not the same things, but using both does make it safer I have some confidential files on my computer that I want to keep to myself and therefore security is of a high priority.

In conclusion, all of my problems which were the reason that I started the thread (Establishing an internet connection via Ethernet cable and downloading and installing a desktop environment) are all solved. Maybe some moderator/administrator can put [SOLVED] in the thread title?

Sincerely
 
Old 12-14-2015, 05:23 PM   #18
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As wpeckham mentioned: a fine tuned SUDO is an asse t a system opposed to a 'free range" SUDO

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Ok, so would it be correct to call partitioning disks as "dividing the disk" so that you can keep differing things separate? Easier for the computer to organize and find things.
It is correct to cal it that. In fact, it is part of the security...
Consider a scenario with everything in one lump...you (in your folder) keep downloading LEGAL MP3 music :P ad it grows, in the mean time, you keep installing that yummy free stuff...something will give...ad the OS will choke.
Now, in a partitioned disk, your OS is in a partition that cannot be influenced by user data. So, keep on filling up with stuff, the only limit you'll face is your folder, the OS will keep enough space...

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Repo as in repository? The Debian repository is therefore found at www.Debian.org it seems as.
Nope...the OS has several setings where the locations are available, nothing to worry about, it's set fine...

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Actually I am only using the root account to install software. Can this be an issue somehow? I don't really see the point in using my normal account since I have admin privileges on my root account (I probably have missed something crucial here :P).
Umm, yes you have missed something. The ROOT account is ONLY there to add/remove/update software, update the OS, do some maintenance, otherwise, you do NOT do day to day stuff (surfing, reading mail, listening to music and such) in that account. What happens is this: as soon as you become Root, you effectively are in a different folder...and a different partition.
Wanna try that? Okay. Install Midnight commander:
Code:
su -
(provide root pass here)
apt-get install mc
now, once in root, start it up and look at the reported disk size
now issue an exit, you'll end up in your password, now fire up mc, and check the disk size...
no bug, different partition.
Once in root, ou are on the partition of the OS...mess that up and bamm, locate the DVD and re-install

A lot to take in, but, in a few weeks, this is your biotope

Melissa

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