Trying to install Ubuntu Mate

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  1. Infected

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    I've been trying to install Ubuntu Mate from a USB. I've used Rufus, but when I boot I get an error, Syslinux 6.03 boot error. When I use UUI and boot, I get path not found.

    What am I doing wrong?
     
  2. fblais

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    Can you try to burn a DVD instead of USB?
     
  3. RoTom

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    You can also try unetbootin.
    Did you checked the integrity of the iso image?
     
  4. amarildojr

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    If you're already using Linux then forget these tools that don't work, use simple 'dd'.
    Before, make sure which device is the flashdrive, with FDISK:

    # fdisk -l

    Let's say your thumbdrive is '/dev/sdb', then:

    dd if=/home/yourUser/path-to-image.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=512

    Done.
     
  5. Infected

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    Yes I've tried this one also. I also downloaded the .iso a second time but with the same problem.
     
  6. Infected

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    I'm running Windows7.
     
  7. amarildojr

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    Than IMO the best way to get the correct results is to record the image on a DVD, using InfraRecorder (which is licensed under GPL).

    Or keep trying with these USB tools :p
     
  8. Infected

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    Lol I'm on my way to buy some blank dvds.
     
  9. amarildojr

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    So, how did it go? :)
     
  10. Infected

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    I got everything going. Is the firewall on Ubuntu sufficient enough?
     
  11. amarildojr

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    Depends. On the views of some "linux experts" it might be. Of course, if you're willing to not be protected against a variety of network attacks ;)

    In my signature you'll find the basics to create a secure, yet usable, iptables ruleset. It isn't recommended to beginners, though, so you might install GUFW for now and start reading on iptables.
     
  12. Infected

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    It says its intended for people without NAT. I'm behind a NAT router.
     
  13. amarildojr

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    You could test it anyways :D Just backup your current rules first:

    # mkdir /etc/iptables
    # iptables-save > /etc/iptables/empty.rules

    Then test my rules, and if they don't work just restore the old working rules:

    # iptables-restore < /etc/iptables/empty.rules
     
  14. fblais

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    I simply do a "sudo ufw enable" and that's all.
     
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    That btw is an excellent tutorial.
     
  16. amarildojr

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    Oh yes! ufw comes pre-installed with Ubuntu, right? I didn't even remembered that, it's been a long time since I last used that distro.

    The Pro on GUFW is that it uses a GUI, and that it's faster/easier to block INPUT and OUTPUT and then just enable what the user needs for output, like FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, DNS, etc.

    Thanks! But nah :p It's quite simple, and thus doesn't have everything one might need. It's a good start, though! For users who like more grained control over their firewalls.
     
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