Friday, February 15, 2019

XPS 13 - Boot from USB

It seems booting Linux through USB (created via Unetbootin) is quite tricky. The following configuration need to be set in your XPS BIOS setting before you can boot Linux from USB.


  1. Start your XPS 13 and press F12 to enter BIOS Setup
  2. In the BIOS Setup:
  • POST Behavior > Fastboot. Change to Thorough option
  • Secure Boot > Disable
  • Switch SATA Operation to AHCI
  • After all the above options/setting have been configured, go to Boot order option to add USB in the list

References: Random answers from https://stackoverflow.com/ and https://dell.com/
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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Parrot OS - Couldn't connect to Wifi even SSIDs can be seen

Problem: Couldn't connect to the wireless connection even the SSID's can be seen in the list

Solution:

  1. Edit the NetworkManager configuration
  2.  sudo nano /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf  
    

  3. Add the following lines in the configuration file
  4.  [device]
    wifi.scan-rand-mac-address=no  
    

  5. Restart the NetworkManager service
  6.  sudo systemctl restart NetworkManager
    

    Thank you burzintaj for the suggestion.
    Reference: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/397620/wifi-wont-connect-even-though-it-shows-all-the-ssid
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019