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Feb
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accepted Origin of /etc/termcap linux entry
Feb
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asked Origin of /etc/termcap linux entry
Jan
24
comment Why does init disable the process if it's respawning too fast?
ok, but why does init pause it for 5 minutes instead of aborting bootup? What can a user do in 5 minutes if the machine does not boot?
Jan
23
asked Why does init disable the process if it's respawning too fast?
Jan
23
accepted exclude target redirection file from being processed in for loop
Jan
22
comment exclude target redirection file from being processed in for loop
nice, I have never heard about GLOBIGNORE, thx
Jan
22
asked exclude target redirection file from being processed in for loop
Jan
7
asked bash one-liner for opening `less` on the last screen w/o temporary files
Jul
19
comment Distribute Linux system as ISO vs a set of files
@StephenKitt: right, I read about how bootup process looks on Rpi. But can you confirm that my thinking is correct - Rpi just knows what to do with these files, the same as EFI?
Jul
19
comment Distribute Linux system as ISO vs a set of files
@StephenKitt: On Raspberry Pi-style embedded systems, providing a bootable system typically means providing the contents of an SD card as you mention. - is this because Raspberry Pi's firmware just knows what to do with these files, i.e. it can load a kernel without using an extra bootloader saved to SD Card similarly to how EFI works these days?
Jul
19
comment Distribute Linux system as ISO vs a set of files
@StephenKitt: you probably didn't move to chat so I will ask this question here again: yous said that On PCs, it's commonly understood that to allow booting a single image on as many systems as possible, the best approach is a combined El Torito/EFI image - what do you mean by "EFI Image"? An (unnecessary) bootloader?
Jul
19
comment Distribute Linux system as ISO vs a set of files
@mikeserv: Almost every single computer sold today comes with its own bootloader - really? Does it mean that BIOS/EFI could just run Linux w/o GRUB/(E)LILO?
Jul
19
comment Distribute Linux system as ISO vs a set of files
@mikeserv: This not me who uses ISO. Recently I built a new computer and had to install Linux on it (Slackware is my choice). I read up a bit on El Torito and how BIOS/EFI works. This is when this question came to my mind.
Jul
19
asked Distribute Linux system as ISO vs a set of files
May
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awarded  Notable Question
Nov
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Sep
26
comment Control-p freezes SSH session
What kind of equipment - I connect to normal ARM development board, I don't know hardware details.
Sep
26
comment Control-p freezes SSH session
When SSH freezes touch /tmp/foo does not have any effect. Yes, I can use SSH escape sequences - I can leave session with . and list available commands with ?. I will do strace and post back the results.
Sep
24
comment Control-p freezes SSH session
I ran sshd -ddd on the server and connected to it on another subshell. After typing something debug log showed lines similar to debug3: Wrote 32 bytes for a total of 3103. When I pressed C-p both session when sshd was running and the one in which I pressed C-p froze. After that debug only showed debug1: server_input_global_request: rtype keepalive@openssh.com want_reply 1 interlaced with debug3: Wrote 32 bytes for a total of 3167 with different numbers after total of. I checked with stty -a that ^S is bound to stop.