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Aug
28
comment Install Git offline without sudo
Maybe you shouldn't try to install software on a highly-secure computer without approval, if you can't even state a business case for why it's needed. :-)
Aug
27
answered echo and command substitution
Aug
27
comment Install Git offline without sudo
Getting sudo access yourself might be impractical, but surely the machine has an administrator who's already able to install things?
Aug
27
comment How do I fix my ubuntu
Exactly what you did (e.g. what files you moved where, what configuration changes you made), and exactly what happens now that shouldn't, or what doesn't happen that should. Saying "it doesn't work" and expecting someone to provide a solution is like asking a doctor to diagnose your illness based on you saying "I don't feel well".
Aug
15
comment All of system ram not available on Debian OS partition
Those "older processors" are 20 years old now. A chip from 19 years ago would support PAE, but most people wouldn't consider that "recent".
Aug
12
comment Linux is reporting the CPU as too slow?
Maybe so, but boosting four cores would overheat four times as fast.
Aug
12
comment Linux is reporting the CPU as too slow?
The main limiting factor in CPU clock speed is heat production; the chip shouldn't produce heat faster than the cooling system can remove it. The idea behind Turbo Boost is that it's OK to let one core produce a bit more heat when the others are producing less. Boosting all the cores when they're all busy would lead to overheating.
Aug
8
comment Finding burn-date of a DVD
I don't think a DVD contains that information. The structure of a DVD, outside the contents of the data track, is basically just the table of contents (which says where the data track starts and ends) and error-correction data. And the data track is just the contents of the ISO file.
Jul
25
awarded  Revival
Jul
25
revised Filesystem for boot partition
Explained the difference between /boot partition and BIOS boot partition
Jul
25
answered Filesystem for boot partition
Jul
22
comment When does the Puppy linux security model make sense?
This answer is severely misleading. Malware does not have the "upper hand" if you're not logged in as root; it's at a disadvantage because it doesn't know the root password, and you (the user) do. Malware that manages to gain root privileges can completely subvert your system (including any "read-only" unionfs/aufs layers), and hide its presence so you'll never notice it's there (read about rootkits). If you run your whole login session as root, you're lacking an important security barrier that stands in the way of malware trying to do that.
Jul
22
answered What version of Puppy Linux should I use if I have a 2gb RAM? Do I need the PAE version?
Jul
21
comment tarring in parallel
"30, 40, or more quad-core processors" is not a workstation. It is a rather expensive server, or a low-end mainframe.
Jul
19
awarded  Yearling
May
20
comment /dev/mapper in fdisk
Note that the Linux device mapper is used for other things besides LVM (such as dm-crypt disk encryption), so files in /dev/mapper aren't necessarily LVM logical volumes. But these ones look like they are. (They follow the naming convention that LVM uses.)
May
19
awarded  Good Answer
May
7
comment Debian 8 Jessie and NVIDIA drivers
FYI: you don't have to explicitly install a headers package and the DKMS package; just install nvidia-driver.
May
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
14
comment Reading the contents of an ELF file (programmatically)
Consider using the BFD library instead of implementing the ELF format yourself.