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Redirect like you would with the ‘more’ command


Old way:

dir *.exe > exes.txt

notepad exes.txt



New way:

dir *.exe | clip


1) You must login as a root user, if not root user then switch to root user using following command:


$ su –


2) Create the directory i.e. mount point:


# mkdir -p /mnt/disk


3) Use mount command as follows to mount iso file called disk1.iso:


# mount -o loop disk1.iso /mnt/disk


4) Change directory to list files stored inside an ISO image:


# cd /mnt/disk

# ls -l


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Had a situation where I needed to connect via SonicWall VPN before logging on to Windows
In my experience the VPN client replaces the normal GINA so that you can authenticate using a VPN connection.

Solution found:
Comment by Hori76

which points to a note by PsyCrow

To sum it up…

1. Create a batch file with the following information
@echo off
"C:\Program Files\SonicWALL\SonicWALL Global VPN Client\swgvpnclient.exe" /E YOUR CONNECTION NAME

2. Launch “gpedit.msc” and add the batch file you created to the Startup scripts
3. Restart the computer
4. Wait until the Sonicwall Client launches which will give an error since the connection is not installed under the system account
5. Install the connection and make sure it’s named the same as specified
6. Don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to just enable the connection and proceed but I restarted again anyway
7. If you so choose remove the batch file from the Startup scripts GP entry

Now in my instance I wanted to logon for the first time which of course requires a connection to the domain in question. (no cached profile)
After I logged on it seemed to hang at “Applying computer settings…”
Just wait a bit. It will eventually go through.