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    RE: Mount LVM partition
    I do not use lvm any more or know what distro you use. However it sounds like your initrd image does not include the modules or pounter to the new lvm partition, I recommend checking out the slackware lvm guide at ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/README_LVM.TXT as a base guide to see if any steps were missed during your setup.
    Link to this post 06 Nov 13

    I do not use lvm any more or know what distro you use. However it sounds like your initrd image does not include the modules or pounter to the new lvm partition, I recommend checking out the slackware lvm guide at ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/README_LVM.TXT as a base guide to see if any steps were missed during your setup.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Installing a Brother Printer
    It looks like your printer is one of the few that is not supported out of the box, but the manufacturer does have the drivers for *buntu at http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/as/as_ot/en/dlf/download_top.html?reg=as&c=as_ot&lang=en&prod=mfc8460n_all&SRC= just look for the deb download.
    Link to this post 06 Nov 13

    It looks like your printer is one of the few that is not supported out of the box, but the manufacturer does have the drivers for *buntu at http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/as/as_ot/en/dlf/download_top.html?reg=as&c=as_ot&lang=en&prod=mfc8460n_all&SRC= just look for the deb download.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Linux or Windows?
    Instead of using MS office you can use things like calligra, libreoffice, goffice or even google drive from browser. playonlinux has a database that you can use to search the operational status of games, but the steam games that are incompatible will not be downloaded. Yes you can download the drivers to usb and install manually or get an external wifi card that supports linux and use that. Before you go looking for the alternate options I recommend doing a test installation and seeing what does and does not work, there is a chance that the wired could work out of the box. As you are a gamer and looking at using steam I recommend checking out ubuntu since that is the distro that steam is officially supporting and testing on. To start off you need to download the ubuntu ISO image and write it to disk, this will not be a data write, but you need to make the disk by using the write image to disk option in your cd/DVD writer program. Once it is on disk you will need to shrink the primary windows partition to make installation space, reboot the computer with the distro disk in the drive, then choose the install option and choose to install along-side windows.
    Link to this post 03 Nov 13

    Instead of using MS office you can use things like calligra, libreoffice, goffice or even google drive from browser.

    playonlinux has a database that you can use to search the operational status of games, but the steam games that are incompatible will not be downloaded.

    Yes you can download the drivers to usb and install manually or get an external wifi card that supports linux and use that. Before you go looking for the alternate options I recommend doing a test installation and seeing what does and does not work, there is a chance that the wired could work out of the box.

    As you are a gamer and looking at using steam I recommend checking out ubuntu since that is the distro that steam is officially supporting and testing on.

    To start off you need to download the ubuntu ISO image and write it to disk, this will not be a data write, but you need to make the disk by using the write image to disk option in your cd/DVD writer program. Once it is on disk you will need to shrink the primary windows partition to make installation space, reboot the computer with the distro disk in the drive, then choose the install option and choose to install along-side windows.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Linux or Windows?
    I would verture to say that not all of your games currently work on Linux but with the Steam Machine coming out soon many of them may soon be supported. You cannot natively run ms based software like office without a compatibility layer app like wine and even then they still may not work correctly, however there are many open source and web based alternatives to office and other popular apps that run on Linux based systems. As for your hardware, it looks like it is using broadcom ethernet and wifi, both are possible to run but you will have to get the drivers after the installation (due to licensing issues with broadcom) which can be hard without internet access. In most cases the hardware will work out of the box, the major exceptions are broadcom networking, realtek networking and cheap printers. For your specific uses at this time windows looks like your best option, but if you have a free disk space consider installing a Linux based distro along side of windows as a dual boot system and trying it out for yourself.
    Link to this post 03 Nov 13

    I would verture to say that not all of your games currently work on Linux but with the Steam Machine coming out soon many of them may soon be supported. You cannot natively run ms based software like office without a compatibility layer app like wine and even then they still may not work correctly, however there are many open source and web based alternatives to office and other popular apps that run on Linux based systems.

    As for your hardware, it looks like it is using broadcom ethernet and wifi, both are possible to run but you will have to get the drivers after the installation (due to licensing issues with broadcom) which can be hard without internet access. In most cases the hardware will work out of the box, the major exceptions are broadcom networking, realtek networking and cheap printers.

    For your specific uses at this time windows looks like your best option, but if you have a free disk space consider installing a Linux based distro along side of windows as a dual boot system and trying it out for yourself.

  • mfillpot
    RE: callenge Linux 1997: boot windows/linux partition
    You will have to change the default option in /etc/lilo.conf and re-write the lilo bootloader with the lilo command.
    Link to this post 03 Nov 13

    You will have to change the default option in /etc/lilo.conf and re-write the lilo bootloader with the lilo command.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Monitoring (W)LAN
    [quote]Hello fellow Ubuntu users, I am running 32-bit Xubuntu 12.10 and I am curious how to monitor my home network. I have few questions: 1. How can I see all the devices currently connected to my Wi-Fi? (And can I? Since I am using computer that is connected over ethernet cord) 2. How can I shut them off the my network? 3. Is there any way to protect myself from possible MITM attacks? 4. Does any GUI-based app for full network monitoring exists? [/quote] ===================================================================================== 1. As you are trying to track connected computers, it may be possible with port scanners but a good firewall will always return negative results as my computers are invisible to nmap and other tools. The easiest and best solution is to monitor the router and dhcp tables on the router(s) which will show all wired and wireless connections. 2. On most routers you can set an mac exclusion list that will prevent the listed devices from connecting to your router, you can also setup an approved mac list that will block all others and offer better protection. The only thing to remember is that mac addresses can eb faked, so and allow list is offers better control than an exclusion list but is not a perfect solution. 3. Encrypted network protocols are the best protection from MITM attacks and it is hard to decrypt, modify and encrypt traffic in real-time without a noticeable lag. 4. Full network traffic monitoring can be established by changing the architecture of your network and adding an IDS such as snort between the routing devices and the hosts. What you are attempting to accomplish is a general lab in most computer security classes and is not that difficult to accomplish if you have the correct resources. I regularly perform these steps on my personal network. One of the best things you can do to maintain logging and control is to have separate servers for the network services such as a dns server, a dhcp server and a routing server. Things can be enabled such as tracking for new routes then sending e-mails to the admin to notify of the new connections for real-time tracking.
    Link to this post 03 Nov 13

    Hello fellow Ubuntu users, I am running 32-bit Xubuntu 12.10 and I am curious how to monitor my home network.
    I have few questions:
    1. How can I see all the devices currently connected to my Wi-Fi? (And can I? Since I am using computer that is connected over ethernet cord)
    2. How can I shut them off the my network?
    3. Is there any way to protect myself from possible MITM attacks?
    4. Does any GUI-based app for full network monitoring exists?

    =====================================================================================

    1. As you are trying to track connected computers, it may be possible with port scanners but a good firewall will always return negative results as my computers are invisible to nmap and other tools. The easiest and best solution is to monitor the router and dhcp tables on the router(s) which will show all wired and wireless connections.

    2. On most routers you can set an mac exclusion list that will prevent the listed devices from connecting to your router, you can also setup an approved mac list that will block all others and offer better protection. The only thing to remember is that mac addresses can eb faked, so and allow list is offers better control than an exclusion list but is not a perfect solution.

    3. Encrypted network protocols are the best protection from MITM attacks and it is hard to decrypt, modify and encrypt traffic in real-time without a noticeable lag.

    4. Full network traffic monitoring can be established by changing the architecture of your network and adding an IDS such as snort between the routing devices and the hosts.

    What you are attempting to accomplish is a general lab in most computer security classes and is not that difficult to accomplish if you have the correct resources. I regularly perform these steps on my personal network.

    One of the best things you can do to maintain logging and control is to have separate servers for the network services such as a dns server, a dhcp server and a routing server. Things can be enabled such as tracking for new routes then sending e-mails to the admin to notify of the new connections for real-time tracking.

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