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Jun
16
comment Transforming a disk from MBR to GPT
@Erathiel: You are absolutely correct. My rationale for believing that more complex cases should be fine too was probably my belief that the transformation should only touch the very beginning and the end of the disk. Since the partition occupied the whole disk and was not corrupted on either side, I assumed the procedure is safe. Comments/debunkings are welcome ;-)
Jun
15
comment Transforming a disk from MBR to GPT
I really appreciate how failsafe your procedure is.
Jun
15
revised Transforming a disk from MBR to GPT
Added a little warning, just in case.
Jun
15
comment Transforming a disk from MBR to GPT
@Erathiel: My memory of the whole problem is now a bit dated, but I think that when I was researching it, I had some good reasons to belive that if this simple scenario didn't fail, more complex setups would be fine as well. But I'll add some warning, just in case.
Feb
9
comment Are cygwin vim commands different than normal vim?
This should be the accepted answer because the example actually turns on syntax highlighting by default and probably a lot of other defaults people are used to.
Dec
16
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Nov
24
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Nov
24
revised Why does GNU head/tail read the whole file?
Updated the question with the real reason why this was happening.
Nov
24
accepted Transforming a disk from MBR to GPT
Nov
24
answered Transforming a disk from MBR to GPT
Nov
21
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Nov
21
comment Transforming a disk from MBR to GPT
Sure, I'm backing up most of my data all the time, but in this case, we're talking about two terabytes of data. I don't have enough space for that. In fact, I'm transforming the disk to GPT so that I can create a partition larger than that.
Nov
20
asked Transforming a disk from MBR to GPT
Nov
19
comment Why does GNU head/tail read the whole file?
Oh, you are absolutely right! It's just a test file full of zeroes. Post your comment as an answer and I'll accept it :-)
Nov
19
comment Why does GNU head/tail read the whole file?
I would be inclined to believe that if the command wasn't running for two hours already.
Nov
19
asked Why does GNU head/tail read the whole file?
Sep
8
comment How do I determine if the linux password was changed?
No, they are like this only when changed. This is actually one of the options I'm considering, to check for length/structure. They look like this: 8yInpa/Ksc9wA
Sep
8
asked How do I determine if the linux password was changed?
Aug
30
comment What process created this window with no PID associated?
The solutions from the other answers were tried and I have posted their results in the question, but you are right, I should have been more explicit. The fact that the other questions had no foolproof answer does not mean that there isn't any. Maybe some hardcore linux guru knows the answer and just doesn't visit this site.
Aug
29
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