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answered Add virtual bridge without the loss of networking?
Apr
24
answered VGEXTEND: How to avoid wiping a swap signature in /dev/sda3?
Apr
23
answered How to set up robust RAID 6?
Apr
21
comment What could be the output of command `lsblk -f -r | grep ' /' | grep -v ' /boot'` on encrypted drives?
I get hundreds of lines for that... with LVM spanning several RAID instances, lsblk lists things several times... I don't know what you're looking for but you probably should get it some other way.
Apr
17
comment How to pad a file to a desired size?
truncate -s 16M thefile
Apr
14
comment Unlock LUKS volume without root access - how does that work?
You're referring to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Setuid binaries - you effectively are using root access with those.
Apr
11
answered Can I mount half an ext4 partition
Apr
11
comment Change password on a LUKS filesystem without knowing the password
@KarolBabioch you probably did not specify the volume name?
Apr
11
comment Is fdisk needed with lvm?
unix.stackexchange.com/a/183671/30851 - but fdisk on LV is unusual unless the LV is a block device for a virtual server.
Apr
9
answered Prevent encrypted partition from running on other PC
Apr
8
answered What is the proper way to activate VGs/LVs automatically on boot?
Apr
3
comment Triggering zero-byte reads on FIFO/pty
It's a guess - the question needs more context.
Apr
3
answered Triggering zero-byte reads on FIFO/pty
Apr
1
answered Resize MDADM/Software RAID underlying partition and filesystem
Mar
31
comment textutil convert PDF to txt producing garbled output
Have you tried your luck with poppler's pdftotext/html? Not every PDF can be converted that way. See if you can search for text in the PDF, if that doesn't work then you might have to resort to OCR
Mar
31
comment When is dd suitable for copying data? (or, when are read() and write() partial)
When using count, the iflag=fullblock is mandatory (or, alternatively, iflag=count_bytes). There is no oflag=fullblock.
Mar
28
comment Overwritten superblock and dd backup files recovery
PhotoRec is your best bet as an immediate measure. For the filesystem itself, even not considering the damage you already did with your own repair attempts, you'd have to know the exact progress of the partition move.
Mar
25
comment Repairing a RAID5 array
@jlmr get a new drive, this one is broken
Mar
23
comment How to fill a file with a stream from /dev/urandom with a specified number of lines ?
+1 for unblock, wow :-)
Mar
23
comment Why does dd from /dev/random give different file sizes?
just add iflag=fullblock