Live CD/DVD Linux Download

Live CD/DVD Linux Download

In this article, we’ll cover and compare some of the most popular Linux distributions to use for a live CD/DVD. Furthermore, you’ll be given the information you need to make a decision about which one to use, as well as the links to the official Linux downloads pages for each Linux distribution.

Many Linux distributions offer an environment that you can boot your computer into without having to install anything to a hard drive. For some Linux distros, this is actually their main purpose. This is called a “live file system” and it allows you to boot into Linux like normal from a CD, DVD, or USB drive.

With a live file system, changes you make normally aren’t saved after a reboot. When you boot to a live CD/DVD/USB, system files and everything else are stored temporarily in RAM, and RAM is always cleared when a system shuts down or reboots.

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How to recover deleted files with foremost on Linux

In this article we will talk about foremost, a very useful open source forensic utility which is able to recover deleted files using the technique called data carving. The utility was originally developed by the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations, and is able to recover several file types (support for specific file types can be added by the user, via the configuration file). The program can also work on partition images produced by dd or similar tools.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install foremost
  • How to use foremost to recover deleted files
  • How to add support for a specific file type

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Hard drive shredding on Linux

When we delete a file from a filesystem, the data is not physically removed: the operating system simply marks the area previously occupied by the file, as free and makes it available to store new information. The only way to make sure data is actually removed from a device is to override it with other data. We may want to perform such operation for privacy reasons (maybe we plan to sell the device and we want to be sure the new owner cannot access our data), or maybe to prepare a device for encryption. In this tutorial we will see some tools we can use to completely wipe data on a device

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to shred data using dd
  • How to secure-erase files and devices using the shred utility
  • How to overwrite data using badblocks

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Google Drive Ubuntu 18.04 - Launch Online Accounts

Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Objective

The objective is to seamlessly provide access to Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04. Firstly, we will access Google Drive via Gnome build-in feature Online Accounts.

Later, as an alternative, this tutorial will explain how to install google drive tool: google-drive-ocamlfuse via PPA and mount Google Drive remotely directly to user’s home directory.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: – Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Requirements

Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required.

Conventions

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Install AWS CLI on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Objective

The objective is to install AWS CLI on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux.

This article will describe a procedure on how to install AWS CLI on Ubuntu 18.04 from a standard Ubuntu repository using the apt command as well as how to install AWS CLI using the snap package.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: – Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Requirements

Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required.

Conventions

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Extend LEDE/OpenWRT system storage with USB

How to Extend LEDE/OpenWRT System Storage with an USB Device

LEDE/OpenWRT is a Linux-based operating system which can be used as an alternative to proprietary firmwares on a wide range of routers.

Installing it provides increased security, let us tweak our router and give us a wide range of software packages to install from the system repositories.

Installing packages is
very easy, thanks to the opkg package manager, but often the available
space on common routers is quite limited. In this tutorial we will see how to
extend the available system space using an USB device.

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How to install Fedora/RHEL/CentOS via kickstart on an existing LUKS device

How to install Fedora/RHEL/CentOS via kickstart on an existing LUKS device

Kickstart installations let us easily script and replicate unattended or semi-unattended installations of Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS. The instructions needed to install the operating system are specified, with a dedicated syntax, inside a Kickstart file which is passed to the Anaconda installer. In this tutorial we will see how to reuse an already existing LUKS (Linux Unified Keys Setup) container when performing a Kickstart installation: this is something that cannot be achieved just with Kickstart instructions and requires some extra steps.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to use an existing LUKS container when performing a Kickstart installation of Fedora, RHEL or CentOS
  • How to create and use an updates.img file to be used with the Anaconda installer.

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Apt proxy configuration on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

Apt proxy configuration on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

You are reading a quick tutorial on how to configure apt proxy server and client on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install and configure apt proxy server
  • How to start apt proxy server
  • How to open firewall port for apt proxy incoming traffic
  • How to configure apt proxy client

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Linux Home Directory With Symlinks

How to Save Space with Symlinks and Mount Points

When you’re stuck with limited storage space, there’s always the option of purchasing more storage, but what if you can’t. Devices like Chromebooks and some laptops are fairly limited. Thankfully, Linux has a few tricks to help to make your Linux system administration job easier. Because Unix-like systems treat everything as a file, you can easily use symbolic links and mounted partitions to maximize space.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Use Symbolic Links at /home
  • How to Use Symlinks Elsewhere
  • How to Extend Your Storage with Mount Points
  • How to Make Effective Use of Networked Drives

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