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Old 07-26-2017, 10:52 AM   #1
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I wanna get win back or atleast help me install torrent

installed steam os didnt like it
i have borrowed a win7 bootable usb and when i called him he said that he is in holiday on greece

i always thought that linux debian w/e has some kind of rufus or poweriso but surprise got stuck with steam os AND NO MOVIES

i spent last night and i managed to install wine and then rufus but surprise again it dosent see the drive

Can i make a bootable usb drive using debian ?

or help me get a torrent client till my guy gets back after 2 weeks

comands in order and clear please
Old 07-26-2017, 01:02 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ.

You need to be more clear with your questions, but also realize that LQ members are not here to provide you with exact command guides where you have no idea as to whether or not these will really help you.

Your other question already asks how to install a torrent client.

It might be helpful for you to describe what you want out of a system besides a torrent client.
Old 07-26-2017, 02:01 PM   #3
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if you actually have Debian working and an iso and an USB stick and some different Linux Distro then.... wait for it ... plug in your usb stick you are going to use, and unplug everything else from USB Ports.
1. sudo blkid (gets you address where USB Stick is plugged in)
sudo dd if=/slackware64-14.2-install-dvd.iso of=/dev/sdx && sync
replace name of that iso with whatever you have, windows iso not work like that. You obviously have internet to download a new OS even and you have time to install a different Linux he is gone for 2 weeks. plenty of time to switch to a OS that is not giving you grief with apt-get ..

be in the same directory as the iso is, then run that dd command - it will distroy everything that is on it and put that OS onto it. so be sure you can spare that USB Stick to use.

let it run until finished.

if a live OS you can boot it, if it has some type of movie player ie mplayer or vlc etc then you can hopefully know how to get to your movies if in files to watch them or use it to get to internet viewing seeings how your apt-get is screwed up?

userx%slackwhere ⚡ ~ ⚡> sudo blkid
/dev/sda1: LABEL="System Reserved" UUID="7E88DA2288D9D8AB" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="0f3f3740-01"
/dev/sda2: UUID="01D285E8BED961F0" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="0f3f3740-02"
/dev/sda3: UUID="FC9AF6529AF608C2" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="0f3f3740-03"
/dev/sda5: UUID="8874f530-39a7-4bba-b71c-cc3270cdd826" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="0f3f3740-05"
/dev/sda6: UUID="d6786828-a438-4859-8d34-6b1e1b39995a" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="0f3f3740-06"
/dev/sda7: LABEL="home" UUID="06c24029-5acf-4981-aeda-b998cdff7a07" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="0f3f3740-07"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="649ba476-b2cd-4f01-aecf-a0bdfb07600b" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="fce413b9-39d4-47e2-9874-9de06ca449b4"
/dev/sdb2: UUID="4f92ff72-fb4c-42da-ab2a-33e83c7afbb7" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="e8bc5245-f3dc-4bc5-b139-9421dc60e6ad"
/dev/sdb3: LABEL="mirror" UUID="6be32a12-8c17-4d62-8104-521d831605d2" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="3f2569f7-d0ec-41d5-9da1-1494b5b9ee20"
/dev/sdb4: LABEL="data" UUID="c09cf9d3-5a6b-449f-b002-39afac8d5ee1" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="dd666f38-c964-4ab4-b15a-63e114186687"
/dev/sdb5: LABEL="ntfs" UUID="4338B0E25081A74A" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="8658f29b-cecf-472d-aef1-10878475f46e"
/dev/mmcblk0p1: UUID="f61998c9-4354-49c2-a87f-3a1e63a4c598" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="0002a713-01"
/dev/sdc1: LABEL="3TB-External" UUID="66bccf31-5f4d-48c1-8283-21be4449e987" TYPE="ext4" PARTLABEL="3TB" PARTUUID="841d1e19-986e-447f-a7aa-ca6dffa8ce58"
/dev/mmcblk0: PTUUID="0002a713" PTTYPE="dos"
userx%slackwhere ⚡ ~ ⚡>
where the USB Port is /dev/sdc1 remove the number and just /dev/sdc

where x=c in that command above.

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Old 07-27-2017, 08:42 AM   #4
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You could try qbittorrent. I don't know if debian has a package for it but the linux version works very well and the interface will be familiar to anyone having used utorrent.
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correct - deluge was just more of a suggestion, took too much upon myself that OP could figure that out.
reexamining header "question"

get Windows back or get a torrent client. He got stuck with steam os AND NO MOVIES.

he could use that Debian (guessing) install and just burn a different Distro and install that one, because apt-get is giving him issues in another post with results of it being some kind of Debian bug - to just side track that issue and fast track that to get OP up and running again (quickly)

I'd suggest just downloading a different iso for a different OS, mint Linux even or whatever he wants that works for him, and then it'd get rid of stream OS by formatting then installing that other Linux OS that would give him (OP) the ability to install whatever torrent client he wants then off to happy land watching movies, again.
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Some time ago I have also experienced some troubles with installing deluge but haven't had any problems with it in a while. Anyhow you can manually download deluge for YOUR CURRENT RELEASE from here (this is for debian for other distros:
So after you download the .deb file you can navigate to the Downloads directory (or whereever your donwloads are) like this:
cd Downloads/
from there you want to find the deluge-installer.deb file like this:
and install it like so:
sudo dpkg -i deluge-installer.deb
also do a:
sudo apt-get update
before the whole thing and
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
after the whole thing.
From there deluge is pretty much the same as any popular windows torrentClient.
You would also probably want to install vlc or some alternative to watch movies. Good luck!

Last edited by iaskaboutlinux; 07-27-2017 at 10:49 AM.


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