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    Posted Yesterday at 07:57 AM by Skaperen Skaperen is offline
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    unetbootin is the worst!

    i always dd hybrids

    i have my own tool i really use instead of dd (a wee bit faster and simpler to use) and way back a script that made working hybrids from non-hybrid Ubuntu ISOs.
    Posted 08-24-2015 at 07:14 AM by Skaperen Skaperen is offline
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    Awk line to convert [HH]:MM:SS to seconds

    so what if the input does not have seconds?
    Posted 08-24-2015 at 07:01 AM by Skaperen Skaperen is offline
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    unetbootin is the worst!

    Quote:
    Even then, when I tried creating a bootable usb with the latest Debian live 8.1, it will not run the live gui, only the graphical install.
    If that is the only "problem", then there is nothing to complain about. The only difference between the graphical and GUI installers is the latter uses the mouse. Although I have read reports from many people having unbootable systems after using Unetbootin. Hence why most people recommend not using it. Face it, not all tools are of high quality.
    Posted 08-23-2015 at 10:55 PM by Randicus Draco Albus Randicus Draco Albus is online now
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    Debian live nonfree boots to console login? Why?!

    Maybe I like to complain, you don't have to read it.
    Posted 08-23-2015 at 10:45 PM by WestCoastSunset WestCoastSunset is offline
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    Debian live nonfree boots to console login? Why?!

    If you actually want help, post a question on the forum. Bitching on a blog will not solve your problem.
    Posted 08-20-2015 at 06:06 AM by Randicus Draco Albus Randicus Draco Albus is online now
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    Debian live nonfree boots to console login? Why?!

    Debian uses all free software and leaves the proprietary installs up to the individual user.

    Not a pissing contest. It is what it is.
    Posted 08-19-2015 at 07:53 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
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    unetbootin is the worst!

    I've had the opposite luck as I never use Windows except to tune motorcycles. But I have mtools and p7zip-full installed.

    I dd hybrid isos with no problemo also.

    Oh Well. I guess YMMV from mine.
    Posted 08-19-2015 at 07:50 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
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    unetbootin is the worst!

    I've been pxe-booting isos for years now because of frustrations like this.
    Posted 08-18-2015 at 11:14 AM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    unetbootin is the worst!

    No linux tool has ever worked for me when trying to create a bootable usb drive. That is 2 versions of debian, one or two versions of redhat, 2 different laptops and 3 different desktops.

    The same tool usually works when I use the windows version.

    I just can't stand it when all these websites tell you that it will, until you realize they were just looking for clicks on their page.

    Annoying, like really!
    Posted 08-18-2015 at 01:07 AM by WestCoastSunset WestCoastSunset is offline
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    Debian live nonfree boots to console login? Why?!

    The install went with a few hickups, but X starts OK. Probably has to do with the fact that my vid card is an nvidia nvs 3100m. It seems to me that Debian is in a pissing contest with all people that don't agree with them.
    Posted 08-18-2015 at 12:56 AM by WestCoastSunset WestCoastSunset is offline
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    Debian live nonfree boots to console login? Why?!

    It seems likely that this KDE version simply is failing to run for some reason, not "on purpose".

    You have better odds of having some help with that on the actual forums. But start by trying to look for error messages and Xorg-related log files, that's probably what anyone would ask to start with, unless it happens to be some well-known bug.
    Posted 08-17-2015 at 08:01 PM by the dsc the dsc is offline
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    Posted 08-17-2015 at 12:01 PM by Habitual Habitual is online now
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    unetbootin is the worst!

    I'm not really interested in trying to argue in defense of it, but the only problem I recall having had was that for some reason, some of the default distro options wouldn't work, I'd need to download the iso. I've only used the Debian version, usually from Debian testing, but at different releases of testing.

    That and that in a given laptop I seldom could boot anything from an USB stick written on it, but I really didn't compare with other alternatives and it's probably at least partly fault of the laptop as well, if not exclusively.

    But it wasn't like I really used it that regularly anyway.

    And now that I think better I think a few times it would give me some grub menu options that would end up in just a blinking CLI cursor, but I guess it was related with particular distro choice(s).



    I didn't even know of these alternatives, thanks, I'm going to check them out.
    Posted 08-16-2015 at 11:58 AM by the dsc the dsc is offline
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    ATX Bench power supply build

    It's ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And the short-circuit protection works like a *charm* (don't ask, just...don't ask).
    Posted 08-14-2015 at 01:17 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Another Pointless Endeavour

    I would not want to ride a bicycle here: 100F and very humid. Peddling a bicycle would be most uncomfortable. Riding the scooter is nice though. Wonderful breeze!

    You should have told her Windows 10 is a pointless endeavour and pretended to be drunk.
    Posted 08-14-2015 at 04:14 AM by Randicus Draco Albus Randicus Draco Albus is online now
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    Another Pointless Endeavour

    Geeks are fun for this rough and tumble user to hang around and learn new things in his limited way.

    Would sure like to teleport to http://hackaday.com/2015/08/11/chaos...p-2015-teaser/

    Quote:
    Its time to break out the tent and go camping
    Need some cooler bicycling weather.

    Code:
    $ inxi -W  79772
    Weather:   Conditions: 100 F (38 C) - Clear Time: August 13, 7:48 PM CDT
    oh, the arch bsd thing? I am stuck on a gig of updates on my Wifes Windows 7 laptop with all her work gear on it. Actually more than a gig. 587MB and only 39 percent complete. She had updates turned off and asked if I could try and get Windows 10 on her laptop.

    I'm headed to the dog house and sleeping on the ground if I screw the pooch on this update. All her work files are on this rig and there is no backup or reinstall media or recovery section that I know of.

    I'm screwed. Now there is a pointless endeavor for ya.
    Posted 08-13-2015 at 07:53 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
    Updated 08-13-2015 at 07:58 PM by rokytnji
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    John 8:12

    Just one thing the God of Islam Allah is not the same as the God of Christianity and Judaism.

    The Christian God is a Triune God Father/Son and the Holy Spirit and the Islamic God is Singular and the Beliefs of the Koran make their God totally different from the God I follow.

    Otherwise thank you for your post.
    Posted 08-13-2015 at 04:06 PM by darry1966 darry1966 is offline
    Updated 08-13-2015 at 04:12 PM by darry1966
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    New Computer Ubunting Away

    Shortly before this was written, I broke up with my fiancee, and have been female-free since.
    Posted 08-11-2015 at 12:01 AM by zaivala zaivala is offline
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    Another Pointless Endeavour

    "Folders" is one of those Windowisms that have become infused in the minds of the masses. Another one is "document". Unfortunately, most people who use Windows terminology do so, because they move from Windows to "beginner" Linux systems without "bothering" to learn anything about their new systems. They believe Windows terminology is computer terminology. But those are the people Linux caters to, so no surprise.

    Quote:
    I understood these were being referred as OSs/not-distros in the preceding quotation.
    It is possible the person meant neither a distribution nor an OS, but then what is it?
    Posted 08-10-2015 at 02:19 AM by Randicus Draco Albus Randicus Draco Albus is online now

  



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