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Re: Help choosing a secondary distro for a pc with slow internet?
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2016, 06:37:38 pm »
Did it, but virtualbox-5.0 apparently requires a dependency i can't install (Terminal said so, it exists but is not installable for some reason)
In a side note, i noticed every time i use sudo a thing like
sudo : was not possible to resolve machine elemeclxde (Current name i put on this Lubuntu-cp)

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Re: Help choosing a secondary distro for a pc with slow internet?
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2016, 07:01:24 pm »
What was the exact error message ?



RE: that error message, have you at any time changed the PC's hostname ?
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Re: Help choosing a secondary distro for a pc with slow internet?
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2016, 02:03:01 pm »
Okay, couldn't install the 5.0 one, but after doing the process and installing the normal virtual box (The same way i did before except with the processes you said there before installing it again) And now i got able to have peppermintos sinstalled here, hopefully it will work good ;D i'll keep testing em once i have time.

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Re: Help choosing a secondary distro for a pc with slow internet?
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2016, 05:35:43 pm »
Alright so far, i'm seeing 2 possibilities.
BunsenLabs
Peppermintos

And a bit on the bottom, Sparky Linux.
But, unetbootin has been a bit unreliable for me nowadays, is the dd command more functional? (BunsenLabs and some debian stuff don't work with it) And is there a way to explain me a bit how to do it? (I know about my pendrive being marked as /sdb1)

I'll test it on the "Test Subject" Old Laptop that has been rotting a bit in here, last linux distro i installed there was Xubuntu

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Re: Help choosing a secondary distro for a pc with slow internet?
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2016, 06:47:18 pm »
Alright so far, i'm seeing 2 possibilities.
BunsenLabs
Peppermintos

And a bit on the bottom, Sparky Linux.
But, unetbootin has been a bit unreliable for me nowadays, is the dd command more functional? (BunsenLabs and some debian stuff don't work with it) And is there a way to explain me a bit how to do it? (I know about my pendrive being marked as /sdb1)

I'll test it on the "Test Subject" Old Laptop that has been rotting a bit in here, last linux distro i installed there was Xubuntu
Okay, I'll walk you through the dd method.  The dd method of copying an image to a thumb drive or any USB storage device is very effective.  It's also very unforgiving.  Any error may have disastrous consequences.  Read the instructions from beginning to end.  Then read them two more times, before attempting to create the LiveUSB device.  Be warned, you must follow the instructions to the letter - dd can also stand for DataDestroyer.  It is advisable to umount and remove any unnecessary devices such as external hard drives.  It is best to have only the USB device you are going to dd attached to your machine.  It simply reduces the possibility of disasters.  This method will destroy any data you have on the usb device you are intending to use.  So BACKUP any data you have stored on it.  This will not only"Nuke 'n Pave" your USB, it will do it to anything you have attached if you are not meticulous!!  It is highly recommended that you perform a full system backup including any Windows partitions you may have before you start the dd process.  You have been advised if it goes wrong, I'll take no responsibility;)

Determine what device your USB is.  With your USB device plugged in run:

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sudo ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/*usb*
The output should look similar to this:
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andy@AMILO-Li3710 ~ $ sudo ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/*usb*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  9 jul  7 13:05 /dev/disk/by-id/usb-Generic-_Multi-Card_20071114173400000-0:0 -> ../../sdb
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  9 jul  7 13:03 /dev/disk/by-id/usb-Lexar_USB_Flash_Drive_36A74627E624350908CC-0:0 -> ../../sdc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 jul  7 13:03 /dev/disk/by-id/usb-Lexar_USB_Flash_Drive_36A74627E624350908CC-0:0-part1 -> ../../sdc1
andy@AMILO-Li3710 ~ $
In this example output, the USB device is: /sdc

Next is to unmount any partitions on the drive.  There is one partition on this example drive.  Using the example above as a reference, it would be entered into the command line as:
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sudo umount /dev/sdc1
This stage is precautionary, as the whole USB drive will be written to when the dd command is applied.

Adjust yours accordingly.

Next is to change directory to where you have your desired ISO saved.  The most likely place will be:
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cd ~/Downloads
Once you have changed to the required directory, you can enter the following command into the command line.  You must substitute, "<filename>.iso" for the ISO file name you are copying and "your-USB-device" for the USB being used.  Please Note, this is the point of no return.  Check everything thoroughly at least twice before hitting enter:
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sudo dd if=<filename>.iso of=/dev/your-USB-device bs=1M
When you are sure everything is as described in the tutorial  - hit enter.

For example: lets say the ISO file is called rubberduck-linux.iso and your USB device is sdb.  The command line entry would look like this:
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sudo dd if=rubberduck-linux.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=1M

NOTE - It is important there is NEVER a trailing number on the end of your /dev/sdx USB device.  If you are still unsure - ASK before you proceed.  I hope this helps.  Good luck  ;)!!

Alternatively and probably much easier to execute.  Launch Peppermint Six Live.  Download your desired ISO file.  Download it to a thumb drive if necessary.  Now use the USB Formatting Tool and the USB Image Writer that's preinstalled in Peppermint Six.  These tools are not UNetbootin.  They work very well and are much safer than dd.  Again, good luck and be very careful if you decide to use the dd command  ;).

Edit:  Your pendrive isn't /dev/sdb1.  That is the first partition on your pendrive.  Your pendrive is /dev/sdb.  This is not a fixed designation either.  This designation is dynamic and will most likely change if you add further devices to your system.  It is very important to always check your pendrive's designation before you do anything to it  ;).
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Re: Help choosing a secondary distro for a pc with slow internet?
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2016, 11:08:05 am »
What was the exact error message ?



RE: that error message, have you at any time changed the PC's hostname ?
Sorry didn't notice the small page buttons.
The error for installing virtualbox 5.0
These packages have dependencies that have not been found (Don't know the exact translation)
virtualbox-5.0 : Depends:  libvpx1 (>= 1.0.0) but is not installable

Around the error message "Can't resolve elemeclxde" No, i never changed the PC's hostname as far as i know

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Re: Help choosing a secondary distro for a pc with slow internet?
« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2016, 03:10:27 pm »
what's the output from:
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apt-cache search libvpx
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Re: Help choosing a secondary distro for a pc with slow internet?
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2016, 05:53:33 pm »
libvpx3 - VP8 and VP9 video codec (shared library)
libvpx-dev - VP8 and VP9 video codec (development files)
libvpx-doc - VP8 and VP9 video codec (API documentation)
libvpx3-dbg - VP8 and VP9 video codec (debugging symbols)
This is the result

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Re: Help choosing a secondary distro for a pc with slow internet?
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2016, 06:06:12 pm »
Erm you shouldn't have that version .. can you post the output from
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inxi -F
and
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uname -a
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Re: Help choosing a secondary distro for a pc with slow internet?
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2016, 09:05:14 am »
inxi -F
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System:    Host: elemeclxde Kernel: 4.4.0-24-generic i686 (32 bit)
           Desktop: LXDE (Openbox 3.6.1) Distro: Ubuntu 16.04 xenial
Machine:   Mobo: MSI model: MS-7309 v: 1.0
           Bios: American Megatrends v: V9.6 date: 08/14/2009
CPU:       Single core AMD Sempron 140 (-UP-) cache: 1024 KB
           speed: 2712 MHz (max)
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Park [Mobility Radeon HD 5430]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1360x768@60.02hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD CEDAR (DRM 2.43.0, LLVM 3.8.0)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA MCP61 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Cedar HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5400/6300 Series]
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-24-generic
Network:   Card-1: NVIDIA MCP61 Ethernet driver: forcedeth
           IF: enp0s7 state: down mac: 00:24:21:fd:a6:96
           Card-2: Atheros AR9271 802.11n driver: ath9k_htc
           IF: wlx6466b3224a51 state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (12.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_HD502IJ size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 457G used: 58G (14%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.14GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 53.5C mobo: N/A gpu: 56.5
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 166 Uptime: 53 min Memory: 654.8/2013.7MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

uname -a
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Linux elemeclxde 4.4.0-24-generic #43-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jun 8 19:25:16 UTC 2016 i686 athlon i686 GNU/Linux
cat /etc/lsb-release
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DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=16.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=xenial
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 16.04 LTS"
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Re: Help choosing a secondary distro for a pc with slow internet?
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2016, 09:15:37 am »
Okay you're not running Peppermint 6, you're running Ubuntu 16.04  :-\

How did you add the Virtualbox repo ?

What's the contents of
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gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
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Re: Help choosing a secondary distro for a pc with slow internet?
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Re: Help choosing a secondary distro for a pc with slow internet?
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Re: Help choosing a secondary distro for a pc with slow internet?
« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2016, 11:19:25 am »
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# deb cdrom:[Lubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release i386 (20160420.1)]/ xenial main multiverse restricted universe

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial main restricted
# deb-src http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates main restricted
# deb-src http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team.
deb http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial universe
# deb-src http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial universe
deb http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates universe
# deb-src http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial multiverse
# deb-src http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial multiverse
deb http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates multiverse
# deb-src http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
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## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
# deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial partner
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deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security main restricted
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# deb cdrom:[Lubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release i386 (20160420.1)]/ xenial main multiverse restricted universe

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial main restricted
# deb-src http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates main restricted
# deb-src http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team.
deb http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial universe
# deb-src http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial universe
deb http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates universe
# deb-src http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial multiverse
# deb-src http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial multiverse
deb http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates multiverse
# deb-src http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
# deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial partner

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security main restricted
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security universe
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security multiverse
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security multiverse
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian trusty contrib
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Re: Help choosing a secondary distro for a pc with slow internet?
« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2016, 12:23:51 pm »
Run:
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sudo leafpad /etc/apt/sources.list
and change the bottom line from:
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deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian trusty contrib
to
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deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian xenial contrib
SAVE the file and exit leafpad.

Now run:
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sudo apt-get update
then install virtualbox-5.0:
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sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.0
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