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    I need help setting up grub

    Debian 10.4.0. I just haven't been able to try much of anything. Our air conditioner has been out for about a week, and during the hottest part of the year. I've been so tired all the time. I can't think straight with this excessive heat. It gets to around 32℃ indoors during the day without...
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    I need help setting up grub

    They do look a little old. What's interesting is that Windows can read the DVD I made with genisoimage and wodim, but Linux can't.
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    I need help setting up grub

    These proved to be informative: https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/grub.html https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/grub-2.html
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    I need help setting up grub

    I need some step by step advice to get grub set up the correct way. 1) I need to install grub on /dev/sda so it only boots Windows, /dev/sda2, regardless of whatever other devices may or may not be connected. I cannot use fdisk.exe /mbr because I don't have it and can't get it. Windows is...
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    Which packages should I actually install?

    Only running cli for now. I need to get all the basics set up before even considering exploring X.
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    Which packages should I actually install?

    I removed contrib, but that didn't make any real difference. Why should I not download source files? I'll just have to go get them later. buster-updates was removed since it does not exist. (The last two lines)
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    Which packages should I actually install?

    I got through everything starting with a number or the letter a. The partition is now a third of the way full. It keeps going to sleep. How do I tell it to stay awake? It used to stay awake for days. How do I specify the wifi password? It's a foot away and still can't detect the wifi...
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    Which packages should I actually install?

    Right now it's busy installing a myriad of source files to remotely control a telescope that I don't even have. This is nuts. /etc/apt/sources.list (without comments) deb https://deb.debian.org/debian buster main contrib non-free deb-src https://deb.debian.org/debian buster main contrib...
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    HELP ME PLEASE!!!

    I installed Slackware years ago and loved it. I'm trying to install Debian right now and I'm on the edge of a mental breakdown as a result.
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    Which packages should I actually install?

    If I see /usr/bin/whiptail just one more time I may have to smash that laptop with a brick and throw the shattered remains off of the tallest cliff I can find! I told apt to answer yes to every question. There are over fifty seven thousand packages that demand to be installed in order to...
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    What is the correct way to replace inittab using systemd?

    No worries. I found a way around it. sudo /bin/bash
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    What is the correct way to replace inittab using systemd?

    I downloaded the standard live system that includes nonfree stuff. It logged me in as "user" with a uid of 1000 so I can't do anything because I'm not root. What is the default root password for this installation disc? I tried to use su, but it didn't work. This one barely fit on my tablet...
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    What is the correct way to replace inittab using systemd?

    ~ # cat /etc/network/interfaces # This file describes the network interfaces on the system # and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5). source /etc/network/interfaces.d/* # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # # Configure the local interface...
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    What is the correct way to replace inittab using systemd?

    -bash: iwlist: command not found -bash: ifconfig: command not found -bash: iwconfig: command not found They really designed this netinst disc really well didn't they. It is supposed to contain everything a new user could need to get their computer connected to the Internet so they can download...
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