Create Bootable USB Drive With USBImager In Linux

Since the conception of Linux, so many of flavors in Linux operating systems are developed. Most of them can be downloaded from the internet. The downloaded Linux OS is usually a bootable ISO image. You can write it to either a CD or DVD or USB depending on the size of the ISO image. Nowadays, most of us use USB mass storage devices to write the bootable ISO images in Linux and Unix-like systems. There are many applications available to create bootable USB disks in Linux and each application has its own set of distinctive features. Today, we will discuss about one such tool called USBImager.

USBImager is a simple graphical application used to write the ISO images as well as compressed disk images to USB drives. Compared to its counterparts, USBImager is really really small. The size of this tiny application is around 170~ kb only. It doesn’t have any dependencies either. It makes synchronized writes, meaning, all data is on disk when the progress bar reaches 100%. It can verify writing by comparing the disk to images.

USBImager can read the RAW images, such as .img,.bin,.raw,.iso,.dd, etc., compressed images, such as .gz,.bz2,.xz,.zst etc, and archive files such zip (PKZIP and ZIP64). We can also create the backup of the entire USB drive. It is even possible to create compressed backups in raw and bzip2 formats. USBImager has an option to let the users to choose whether the backup should be compressed or not. USBImager is totally free and the source code is available under MIT license. It works under GNU/Linux, MacOS X and Windows platforms.

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Disable SSH Password Authentication For Specific User Or Group

This guide explains how to disable SSH password authentication for specific user or group in Linux and Unix operating systems. Please note that this will not entirely disable SSH access to users or a group. Instead, it will only disable the SSH password authentication. The users can still access the systems via SSH using other authentication methods, for example key-based authentication.

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This PC’s processor doesn’t support a critical feature

If when you try to upgrade to Windows 10 and you receive the error message “This PC’s processor doesn’t support a critical feature“, then this post is intended to help you. The critical feature mentioned could be Prefetchw, NX, VMware, Compareexchange128, etc. In this post, we will offer the appropriate solutions you can try to help you remediate this issue.

When this issue occurs, you’ll receive the following error message:

This PC can’t run Windows 10

This PCs processor doesn’t support a critical feature

If you’re faced with This PC’s processor doesn’t support a critical feature issue, you can try either of our recommended solutions below and see if that helps to resolve the issue.

  1. Update BIOS
  2. Create Windows 10 bootable drive and perform a clean install
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How To Check If A Linux System Is Physical Or Virtual Machine

How To Check If A Linux System Is Physical Or Virtual Machine

As a Linux administrator, sometimes you might be wondering whether you are working on a physical or virtual machine. Most of the time, you will be accessing and managing your servers remotely. You may not always have physical access of your servers, and you may not even actually know where the server is located. However, it is possible to check if your Linux system is physical or virtual machine using couple of Linux utilities. This guide lists all possible ways to check whether the Linux system you’re working on is a physical server or a virtual server.

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How to create email rules to prevent Ransomware in Microsoft 365 Business

Ransomware is one of the most painful versions of malware that locks down files, and even access to a computer. If you are using Microsoft office 365, then you can set up rules which will make sure to block some ransomware files. Email is the op source of Ransomware attacks where files are sent in the form of JavaScript, batch, and executables, and so on. In this post, we will show how you can create email rules to prevent Ransomware in Microsoft 365 Business.

When using Exchange Online, all emails pass through the Exchange Online Protection (EOP). It quarantines and scans in real-time all email and email attachments, both entering and leaving the system for viruses and other malware. So only when you want to customize administrators can make company-specific filtering customizations using the Exchange admin center.

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Fix error 0xa0430721 when installing Edge or Chrome on Windows 10

If when you attempt installing Microsoft Edge or installing Google Chrome but encounter the error 0xa0430721, then this post is intended to help you. In this post, we will identify the possible causes for the error as is specific to each of the browsers, as well as provide the corresponding solutions to help you mitigate the issue whether you’re experiencing it on Edge or Chrome.

To successfully resolve the error 0xa0430721 when installing Edge or Chrome on Windows 10, you can follow the instructions outlined below associated with each browser.

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How To Easily Configure Flatpak Apps Permissions With Flatseal

As you may know, Flatpak is a software deployment tool that aims to ease software distribution and use in Linux. It is mainly developed to contain applications in a secure virtual sandbox allowing for using applications without the need of root privileges and without compromising on the systems security. Since the Flatpak apps are contained inside the sandbox environment, they have to request permissions to access other parts of the operating system, hardware devices (like bluetooth, network etc.) and sockets (like pulseaudio, ssh-auth, cups etc.). This guide teaches how we can easily configure flatpak apps permissions with Flatseal in Linux.

For those wondering, Flatseal is a simple graphical GTK application that allows the users to review and modify flatpak apps basic permissions. With the help of Flatseal, the users can easily control what access to grant individual flatpak applications. For example, the users can able to allow or deny network access to a specific flatpak application with a single mouse click! Another good advantage is you can easily reset the permissions to the default settings if something went wrong. This is an useful feature, especially for troubleshooting. If you are a heavy user of Flatpak apps, you might want to consider using Flatseal.

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How to automatically dial a broadband PPPoE connection in Windows 10

Creating, configuring, and connecting to a broadband PPPoE connection in Windows 10 is rather easy. However, you do need to make the PPPoE connection manually, each time you want to access the internet. It is a step that many of you might prefer to skip and have their Windows 10 PCs automatically dial their PPPoE connections as soon as they log into the operating system. If you want to learn how to make Windows 10 PPPoE auto-connect, here is how:

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How to make a video smaller with the Windows 10 built-in Video Editor app

Do you have a video that you want to send to someone over the internet, but it is too big to do it via email, chat apps, or other similar services? Do you have to record your homework and upload it on an e-learning platform so that your teacher can grade you? You might stumble upon an annoying size limitation that doesn’t let you do that, simply because your Full HD video is too large. Regardless of your reasons, if you want to learn how to make a video smaller, in terms of size, read this guide.

Windows 10 comes bundled with one handy video editing app called simply Video Editor. Open it and load the video that you want to make smaller.

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