Ubuntu Security :: Where To Get Alternative Installation CD?

Aug 17, 2010

I keep hearing about this "alternative installation CD" so that I can encrypt my hard drive. But I can never seem to find it. I would like to use it and do a new install with an encrypted HD. Also, know I can google it, but I was hoping someone could point me to a how to on encrypting grub.

I would like to ask your thoughts of the security of a computer that has the bios password protected, grub password protected and the HD encrypted. I know it all seems excessive unless you are afraid of people who have physical access to your computer, which I am. I also know physical access = root access and that given physical access there is no way to secure the computer, however that does not mean I should not make it harder and more time consuming for the evil maid.

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Ubuntu Security :: Alternative Way For Website Encryption?

Jul 17, 2011

I don't care for domain 'authentication' by an "Authority". I don't trust no one, so CA's to me are as trustworthy as the gypsy in the park.

I can use a self-signed certificate, but the problem is most browsers makers are Fn idiots that say the connection is not secure, when it actually it, but because I did not folk out cash, it makes my website look bad.
I can understand the need for a 3rd party to verify the domain host to prevent man in the middle attacks, but I do not care for this.. and browser makers should take more responsibility and introduce different padlocks for types of authentication, rather than saying "this connection is encrypted, but not secure because its self-signed". What a load of horse s***!

How many times does people stop to read certificate authorities? I sure don't. I only care weather or not the connection has been encrypted.. so, I am looking for a way for simply providing encryption for my website.

From what I understand, when you submit a CSR to a CA, it includes the private key, meaning that the CA would be able to see the encrypt data, should they get hold of it. This is not acceptable for me.

Is there anything other way to use encryption other than the SSL model that is used typically amongst HTTPS browsers today?

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Ubuntu Security :: SFTP/SSH Alternative To Root Login?

Oct 20, 2010

On my Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS webserver I desperately want to disable the Root account. But at the moment I am unable because I prefer to use Nautilus/Dolphin on my home laptop for SFTP. The graphical interface also helps when comparing multiple config files at once, something that being limited to NANO or PICO would make extremely painful. The problem is that if I don't use ROOT I can't perform any SSH or SFTP actions with a graphical interface, because I can't use SUDO without the terminal. Does anyone else leave root enabled? I have a non-standard port, disabled password authentication in favor of ssh keys, and I have a tarpit configured

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Sep 23, 2010

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Nov 11, 2010

I want to install Ubuntu 10.04 using Alternative CD, but I didn't find an ISO file that is dedicated to netbook, how to deal with that?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Remastersys USB Alternative?

Jan 15, 2011

I wanna make a LiveUSB backup with installation usb. The problem with remastersys is the 4gb limit. I have a 32gb usb stick so that is why I wanna do it this way instead. SO, is this possible, or is CD with remastersys the only solution?

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Ubuntu Installation :: U10.10 Alternative To Usb Flash Drive?

Oct 9, 2010

When the new version of Ubuntu 10.10 32 bit Alternative comes out I'm going to download it so what I need to know is can I install it to the USB Flash Drive and run it like a live CD ? really I would like to install it to the USB without it asking me everytime I boot up would you like to try ubuntu I'm like yes that's why it's on here. If I don't use Alternative iso I get a keyboard.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Convert Normal 11.04 Iso To Alternative Iso?

May 20, 2011

Is it possible to convert Ubuntu 11.04 i386 iso to an alternate iso by any means?? Not that I have bandwidth restrictions, just our ISP doesn't want us to use over a certain amount.. Weirdest uncapped ever right.. So can I convert the normal iso to an alternate iso??

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installing 10.04 To A Laptop - Alternative Method?

May 16, 2010

Currently I've got Windows XP and Ubuntu 8.04 (I believe) on my laptop, with two separate partitions.I want to format the laptop and only have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on there, but since the CD drive is broken, I've just been trying to do it from USB. There must be something wrong with my laptop/booting from USB, because I've tried two different programs used to create Live USB installations (UNetbootin and Universal-USB-Installer). Both of them load the menu, let me select to install or run the Live CD, but neither of them get past the purple-ish Ubuntu loading screen. The screen just goes black (But stays lit), and nothing else happens.

So I'm wondering if there is different, easy-ish method for installing Ubuntu 10.04 to this laptop. It's got a working network adapter,

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Ubuntu Installation :: USB Flash Drive - Alternative USB Ports?

Aug 9, 2010

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 - I want it to sit on another partition along with my Windows XP installation. I don't have a blank CD handy, so I opted for the USB installation option.

I followed the very clear instructions for doing this from the Ubuntu download page [URl].. my PC skips straight over the USB drive and continues to boot into Windows XP. I tried an alternative bootable USB creator (unetbootin-windows-471.exe), but it has the same result.

I have verified that the flash drive is at the top of the boot list - I can also see the name of my flash drive flash past seconds before it boots into Windows, so the PC knows its there. I have also booted into a Live version of Linux using the same PC and pen drive before, so I know booting from it is possible - I suspect the ISO is bad? Or perhaps I'm missing something completely. I tried alternative USB ports too.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installing 10.04 Alternative - Editing Grub?

Oct 8, 2010

I am currently installing the Ubuntu 10.04 Alternative, as I am having problem with video card. What I know is that I need to edit the Grub file in /etc/default/grub and add i915.modeset=1 for my video card. What I don't know is how to do that in the command line, what application should I use and how to save it? Also, if everything works well, I want to boot to gnome automatically. What I am looking for is a step by step instructions (as I can get lost).

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Ubuntu Installation :: Finding The Alternative For Nebula Jrpcgen?

Dec 17, 2010

I'm looking for a Linux alternative for nebular


it is a IDL compiler for java. So I'm wondering whether there is a compiler for Linux. But there should be. I couldn't find a one.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Downloaded One Of The Alternative CDs And Installing It Both Ways?

Jan 11, 2011

I'm looking to run a dual boot on this laptop. I have Win7 currently installed, and I have my hard drive partitioned and ready to go for an Ubuntu install. I've downloaded the i386 CD from the website, burned it successfully. I rebooted with the disc in, and when I select install to hard drive, it shows a blinking cursor below the install screen and hangs there. I installed the ISO to a bootable USB drive and tried to install it that way, same thing. I even tried downloaded one of the alternative CDs and installing it both ways. Same problem. Ive installed Ubuntu on this laptop before and it's ran successfully. I believe it was 9.04.

Gateway ML3109
2GB of RAM
75GB HDD (65 for Win7, 10 for Ubuntu)
798MBs of Video RAM

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Ubuntu Installation :: Any Difference Between Normal Installer And Alternative?

Jan 22, 2011

I want to install ubuntu 10.10 on a desktop that will use my tv as a screen, the problem is that during installation I can not see the entire screen, the parts where I click to go to the next screen is not visible.I dont have a normal desktop screen, I use a laptop

I have tried changing the vga ratio on my tv but it dont make a difference.The only way to fix is is from ubuntu itself once its installedI read I can use a text based installer called Alternative installer.my question is : once its installed is there any difference between the normal installer and the alternative ?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Windows Installer And Alternative Downloaded Cd?

Feb 4, 2011

I have downloaded ubuntu cd from bit torrent. Unfortunately my dvd rom is not working now. So i have decided to use windows installer. Can you give me any idea how to link this ubuntu which i have already downloaded from bit torrent?

(ubuntu-10.10-alternate-amd64.iso) - downloaded

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Jan 7, 2011

I am new to Suse Linux. So please excuse me for this "funny" query. have read the threads: Configuring graphics cards in openSUSE 11.3

From here I went to this page: SDB:Configuring graphics cards - openSUSE Its mentioned on this page that: Upon installing openSUSE, the X system's automatic configuration may have failed to properly configure the graphics correctly. Typically this results in either a black screen upon reboot, or the wrong resolution being displayed on the monitor.

I have none of these problems. But after searching for inability of desktop effects to become activated, I found that nVIDIA graphic card drivers are must for these effects. After clicking "My computer" icon on desktop, I found Display Info as following:

Vendor: nVidia Corporation
Model: G98 [GeForce 8400 GS]
2D driver: nouveau
3D driver: nouveau Gallium (7.8.2)

Can anyone tell me 'Is nouveau an alternative for nVIDIA'? Is this the reason for no wrong resolution or black screen upon boot. That means my computer graphics are working correctly. Then why does Desktop Effects are not getting enabled.

After searching for Kaffeine media player extra codecs to play media files, I incidentally found the following options: I opened Yast Control Center @ linux-o26a Software> Add on Products > installed Add-On Products > Community Repositories > clicking Next, this opened a window with "List of Online repositories" where there is an option of "NVIDIA Repository". If I install it, will it enable the "Desktop effects"

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Jun 7, 2011

The default Firewall ufw is not enabled by default at the time of installation and it has to be enabled by the user.Isn't this a security risk or is the user whether ufw is enabled or not secured from external threats?I am not much knowledgeable about network security But I am trying to understand the Ubuntu mentality behind this default setting.

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May 22, 2011

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May 30, 2010

Is it possible to install security lab menu on a normal Fedora 13 installation? I don't want to use security spin.

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Ubuntu Installation :: No Sound - System Does Not Recognize The Existence Of The Sound Card And Insists On Using Alternative Audio Devices

Aug 22, 2010

New Ubuntu installation with a big problem: no sound.

OS: Ubuntu 10.4.1
Hardware: HP Pavilion Elite e9150t (64 bit)
Sound card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio

Preliminary checks of sound level settings and obvious dumb stuff but there is still no sound. The problem seems to be that the system does not recognize the existence of the sound card and insists on using alternative audio devices.


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Feb 4, 2010

I have used TurboTax online for several years to do my return....this year they are refusing Firefox running on a Linux OS!Anyone know of an alternative that is Linux friendly?

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Ubuntu :: Alternative To MS Publisher?

May 8, 2010

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Jun 23, 2010

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Ubuntu :: GTD App Alternative To OmniFocus?

Jul 24, 2010

i've been searching for GTD app alternative to OmniFocus but till now i couldn't find any REAL apps that's use the real methodology of GTD don't answer me with one of those apps 'cause i've tried them and they are either ugly or poor or both

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Ubuntu :: Need Alternative For Xterm

Nov 10, 2010

I'm using Lucid 10.04 and usually ssh to many unix server. I have created aliases with server name, that executes xterm command as below.

I'm getting frustrated by inability to copy and paste using keyboard shortcuts, always have to use middle button. Is there any alternative out there?

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Ubuntu :: An Alternative For DisplayFusion

Feb 18, 2011

I use dual monitors and it's extremely important to me to arrange them and keep 'em reliable. So I have been looking for an alternative for DisplayFusion on ubuntu since 1 year but I couldn't find any good result, if you know any sort of good drivers or programs to arrange the desktop and scale backgrounds perfectly.

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Mar 31, 2011

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Apr 12, 2011

Been playing around with the new Ubuntu 11.4 and really don't like it. The previous versions were much better. How long will Ubuntu 10.10 be supported and what would be a good alternative to eventually switch to?

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Ubuntu :: Alternative To Ssreenlets Available?

Jun 7, 2011

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Sep 1, 2011

I'm fairly new to the Ubuntu community, having dl'ed Ubuntu 11.04 little more than a couple of weeks ago, deleting my Windows completely. I'm sure this has been said before, but I'm trying to find a good VoIP I can use to call my Windows using girlfriend who is currently very far away. Skype for Linux just crashes for me after a minute or two, Ekiga only allows me to make a call to any contact ONCE, then I can never do it again, tried Faceflow and couldn't even see or hear her. I'm running out of options, it seems. Will I really have to go back to windows just to see her?

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