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  1. Stop running DBAN, it doesn't do anything for SSD's except wear them out. You should use the secure erase functions found in the drives documentation. As for getting the disk to be shown, it might be dead, Most SSDS will go into a read only state when they die. You could also try to redo its partition layout using something like fdisk from a live Linux ISO. However, it sounds like the disk is just dead.
  2. A lot of people have this misconception that you should host public facing game servers on a home connection. Here is the problems with that. You really need to have your servers hosted in a proper data center with real bandwidth. Yes this costs money but you can avoid the massive problems of bandwidth shortages on a home connection. First lets state the obvious.: - 15MB/s upload is no where good enough for this. - Hosting public facing game servers from a home connection is likely against your ISP's terms of service. And ISP's have been known to terminate the users contract over this. Now lets state some other issues: - Don't try to build a server using off the shelf consumer level components. If you're not going to take my advice of not hosting this at home then buy a used dell r710 off of ebay with lots of ram and cpu for cheap and call it a day. (I've gotten servers with 2x 6 core 12 thread cpus (24 threads of processing) and 48 gb of ram with a tb of hdd space for 150 dollars plus shipping) - Your home router is unlikely to have the proper horsepower to route players traffic cleanly without dropping packets. (That's a way oversimplified explanation but it gets the point across) Frankly ANY router marketed toward consumers is complete shit. (Yes even the 300 dollar plus units) Build a PfSense box for your routing if you really want to do this at home. (Or buy a dual port intel NIC, install it in the server, and setup a libvirt pfsense VM with the nic passed through) - Your home IP address is dynamic, this means it likely changes a lot. The IP of your game server is not consistent. - DDOS attacks. Lets be frank here, they are common in the gaming scene. Knocking out a home connection is a piece of cake for attackers. A real game server hosting company has the networking available to mitigate DDOS attacks by null routing the attackers traffic. - What if you wish to download a file or actually use your connection while players are connected? Be prepared for clients on the server to have their connections cut due to the routers routing table clearing connections. (Assuming your router is any kind of consumer grade unit) If you still want to host this at home, Learn how to administer a Linux box. You're going to want to run something like Debian, Ubuntu server LTS, or CentOs. The reasons for this are the following: - Linux systems are actually built to be stable for server workloads. - You want the OS to get out of the way as much as possible and leave as many resources for applications as possible - Better remote management system. (ssh) - You aren't paying for a windows license. (Linux is free) A much better solution to your problem would be: - Buy a used dell r710 from Ebay. Configure it then buy co-location hosting from a data center and ship it off to them. - Buy a Linux VPS from a hosting company and setup your server there. - Buy a dedicated Minecraft server from a game hosting company. (for 300 slots, be ready to pay out the noose for a managed solution.)
  3. Apt should work on modern distros. Try apt-get to see that does anything. I have never messed with kali. So it may not be in the repos. In which case do it manually. First insert the virtualbox guest additions cd image. You can do this from the devices menu. Next open a terminal sudo mount /dev/cdrom /mnt cd /mnt sh ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run Also just an fyi bluetooth under linux is finicky at best.
  4. Here's is how I partition my uefi based systems. How you should partition your drive depends on if your system has uefi. 513 MB as your /boot/efi partition as fat32 The rest of drive as / [root partition] After the install make a swapfile. this way you aren't locked into a partition sudo fallocate -l 8G /swapfile sudo chmod 600 /swapfile sudo mkswap /swapfile sudo swapon /swapfile Next to make it permanent we need to edit your /etc/fstab file First make a backup sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.bak now echo the partition to /etc/fstab echo '/swapfile none swap sw 0 0' | sudo tee -a /etc/fstab Finally verify that /etc/fstab has taken affect cat /etc/fstab You should see a line of '/swapfile none swap sw 0 0' at the bottom. Reboot and run 'free -m' to make sure the swap file has taken effect.
  5. sudo apt install virtualbox-guest-additions-iso
  6. It is possible that one system is booting into a UEFI mode resulting in that screen on the left. Do you get the same result if you switch USB keys in the different computers? Also I personally recommend Rufus for making USB drives under Windows since it has never failed me. (If your on Linux learn dd!) If you want easy persistence you can install it to a USB from another USB installer. I have done this in the past and it works well enough for USB speed anyhow.
  7. My favorite distros that I have experience with. Debian (and derivatives) RHEL/CentOS Slackware I can't think of any terrible distros other than the ones that were made as jokes. (Or script kiddies using Kali and not using it for what is actually built for being security testing)
  8. If you want easy but can learn more in the future Ubuntu. If you want to deep dive right away Arch, its all command line based install and it is all extremely well documented on their wiki. To make a bootable Linux USB use rufus and point it at the USB key and the ISO image. If you want to try Linux i suggest you visualize it. Use virtualbox to try out different distributions. You'll need a CLI text editor at some point. The main ones are vim, emacs, and nano. There are debates over which to use so I am not going to push my opinion on which to use. try them all and see which one you prefer. There are some good resources online as well as man pages. I usually point people at this YouTube playlist I wish you the best of luck with using Linux! PM me or post agian if you need more help!
  9. As other have said ZFS is a good option for storage that needs reliability. [Your ram is ECC right? The usual thinking is 1gb of ram per terabyte of Raw storage] While ECC ram is not a requirement it is STRONGLY recommended for the best data reliability. You can create storage pools. As for your ssds do NOT use your motherboard raid. Instead create a mirrored drive configuration for your root drive in the Ubuntu server install config.
  10. What is your budget for the router? What features do you need? 5ghz support yes or no? How many dhcp leases? (clients.) What is your ISP speeds? If you want a good reliable unit a PFSense box would be best.
  11. Run a malware bytes scan. Have you tried different web clients?
  12. You should probably just RMA the ram.(RAM usually has a lifetime warranty.) Test the motherboard with different ram.
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