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Apr
25
accepted How to reset password on an encrypted fs?
Apr
25
comment How to reset password on an encrypted fs?
@AndreasWiese: worked perfectly. At first I wasn't too sure about which line I was supposed to add "init=/bin/sh" inside Grub but things went smoothly. I simply recopied (which was kinda painful) character by character an entry of an /etc/passwd/ from another system, for the root user. Everything is smooth again. Thanks again.
Apr
23
comment How to reset password on an encrypted fs?
@AndreasWiese: +1, thanks... Indeed, it's the users passwords I need to change! I'll try what you suggested ASAP: I really like the approach without a live CD.
Apr
23
comment How to reset password on an encrypted fs?
It wouldn't be a big deal for me to reinstall a whole Debian system (there's nothing of value and I can install Debian) but it seems a bit overkill and, moreover, I may learn something in the process by mounting the encrypted filesystem and changing the passwords...
Apr
23
asked How to reset password on an encrypted fs?
Mar
6
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
3
asked Can removed Debian packages have leftover files?
Dec
12
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
15
comment Weird SSH/SCP progress meter behavior
@GregHewgill: +1, thanks for that explanation. So you mean that when scp is "stuck" at 100% it's because 100% of the data has already been sent to the OS? And then it begs another question: how does scp know that it's not done yet? I mean, if scp believes that 100% of the transfer has left, how comes it knows that the file ain't transfered fully yet? And if scp knows that it's not fully transferred, why can't it display the "correct" percentage !? (as a sidenote in a way it'd be "better" if it showed 99% instead of 100%: it would be a little less confusing)
Nov
15
comment Weird SSH/SCP progress meter behavior
@terdon: oh I see... It's weird because I'm pretty sure I didn't have the problem (at least not that bad) with other systems. I've also read posts about people having this issue with only certain hosts (despite all the hosts being on the same network). It's a bit weird :-/ But then seen that you (and others) do see the same, I'm a bit less worried. I'd still like to know why it's that way and if it can be "fixed" somehow.
Nov
15
revised Weird SSH/SCP progress meter behavior
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Nov
15
comment Weird SSH/SCP progress meter behavior
@terdon: yup, the transfer finishes if I let it run long enough (I can see the file "growing" on the remote host). The smaller the file, the less the system is "stuck" at 100%, but it's still stuck. For tiny files it's near instantaneous so I can't really tell. So it "works", but the numbers (both the %, the ETA and the speed) are all just totally bogus. It's conforting to read your comment that high speed at the beginning are normal. Download works normally: starts at the correct speed right away, with correct estimates, etc.
Nov
14
asked Weird SSH/SCP progress meter behavior
Oct
29
awarded  Yearling
Oct
23
accepted Are disks interchangeable in a mirrored RAID setup?
Oct
23
comment Are disks interchangeable in a mirrored RAID setup?
+1, thanks a lot for the detailed explanation and the caveat about the old mkraid and /etc/raidtab doscs! It's a bit clearer now. I'm still not sure if it's worth to configure on my desktop / workstation but I'll look into it.
Oct
23
asked Are disks interchangeable in a mirrored RAID setup?
Oct
22
accepted What's the difference between SSH and Squid when using them as proxies?
Oct
22
comment What's the difference between SSH and Squid when using them as proxies?
+1, thanks a lot for this detailed answer! I don't absolutely need to hide my real IP: I take it that that "ssh -D ..." SOCKS method is good enough. I haven't found a way to make it work yet under Chrome but from Firefox it's fine.
Oct
22
asked What's the difference between SSH and Squid when using them as proxies?