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Rescuezilla for Cloning, Imaging, Backup & Restore

Posted 06-14-2024 at 06:41 AM by beachboy2
Updated 06-14-2024 at 04:01 PM by beachboy2

I normally use Clonezilla for making backup images.

See my earlier blog:

However on one occasion recently with a Ryzen 5 3400G cpu, a Clonezilla boot failed due to scrambled graphics and I therefore searched for an alternative.

I found Rescuezilla, which is basically the GUI version of Clonezilla,...
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Beware of the Acer BIOS lock bug!

Posted 05-04-2024 at 03:26 AM by beachboy2
Updated 05-05-2024 at 06:19 AM by beachboy2

For the attention of all Acer laptop users

NB Other makes of laptops are featured at BiosBug:

I am writing this as a result of recent personal experience with an Acer laptop on which I had installed MX Linux.

The laptop was donated to a local charity who then sold it. A few weeks later I was contacted by the charity and told that the laptop had a fault and that the buyer had returned it for a refund.

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Installing Puppy Linux on a separate, partitioned USB drive

Posted 02-09-2024 at 04:55 AM by beachboy2
Updated 02-11-2024 at 04:06 AM by beachboy2

NB Puppy Linux is not meant to be used as a primary OS installed on a hard disk drive:

It is designed to be used from a bootable USB drive.

Download FossaPup-9.5.iso from:

Burn the ISO image to a bootable USB drive:

(a) With a Windows computer, use Rufus:

(b) With a Linux computer,...
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Minimise Window problem-No indicator in bottom panel

Posted 02-09-2024 at 03:59 AM by beachboy2

Clicking on the Minimise button for a page window causes the whole page to disappear.

There is no Window indicator for that page in the bottom panel.

Solution on Linux Mint:
Right click on bottom panel > Add panel > Select Window List > Add > Close.
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A USB wifi adapter that works “out-of-the-box” (for Debian-based Linux distros)

Posted 01-05-2024 at 01:40 PM by beachboy2
Updated 04-04-2024 at 10:43 AM by beachboy2

One of the most common complaints on LQ Forums and other Linux forums is about wifi cards or adapters not being recognised in Linux.

Here are some typical lamented cries:

But it works perfectly in Windows. Why doesn’t it work in Linux?
How do I get my Ralink, Atheros, Broadcom, Realtek, Edimax etc wifi card working in Ubuntu/Mint/Debian etc?
Can anybody recommend a wifi card that works "out-of-the-box in Linux”?
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