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I'm an aged (over 30) OS enthusiast. Previously, as a developer in a small work group, I became the sysadmin by default since I was the only developer with a dozen users in a growing AIX environment.

Early Linux adopter, installing Slackware with 30+ floppies. I've installed most variants of Unix, Linux, Plan9, mkLinux, NeXtSTEP 486, BSD/386, NetBSD, FreeBSD, and I'm still waiting on HURD :)

Using Windows, I am limited by Windows. In Unix, I'm only limited by my knowledge of Unix.


Oct
23
comment Is the EFI boot loader not in MBR?
The EFI boot loader is in its own partition, type EF00, formatted vfat. The EFI loader resides on the filesystem, but isn't necessarily in the first N blocks. What is it you want to do?
Oct
16
reviewed Close What are the types of ~, ~-, ~+, *?
Oct
16
reviewed Close Best Dictionary Software for Linux
Oct
14
comment How to copy with wildcard in directory name?
Or cms_drupal_PROJ-1-?
Oct
13
comment How to mount GPT nfts partition
You'll need to install the ntfs-3g package. Search for it in your system's packages (you didn't mention which distro/version).
Oct
13
comment Asus X101H - Touchpad not recognized (want to disable while typing)
synclient TouchpadOff=1 is what I use to turn off my touchpad.
Oct
8
reviewed Close Overwrote passwd file; unable to login to fix it
Oct
8
reviewed Close How to deny SSH Connection from other user
Oct
8
reviewed Close just wanted to know what am i doing wrong in the end of this script that doesnt put my checkdate in to cal command
Oct
6
comment Fedore 20 rescue mode from usb stick
You can use any live rescue cd, it doesn't have to be Fedora. /root isn't usually a partition (though it could be), likely a directory on /. You need to know which filesystem to mount, then mount it and clean it. SysRescueCD is fairly stable and robust.
Oct
4
reviewed Close Is there any need to take further action over ShellShock
Oct
4
reviewed Close Is there a tablet for programming in the market today?
Sep
28
reviewed Close What does the parenthesis mean in a command description like “mklost+found(8)”
Sep
27
reviewed Close What determines the encoding of a text file when its content is copied from somewhere?
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
24
comment Export multiple options in $GREP_OPTIONS
can you add your grep version?
Sep
23
comment How to get the pid of a process and invoke kill -9 on it in the shell script?
ps aux|awk '{print$2}' will print the PID, you can take it from there.
Sep
20
reviewed No Action Needed unitek nec upd720200 not detected
Sep
12
awarded  Custodian
Sep
12
reviewed No Action Needed How can I tell what version of linux I'm using?