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comment ntfs-3g: Input/output error
Hrm... either reboot and have windows chkdsk it, or you might try adding -f to ntfsinfo
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comment ntfs-3g: Input/output error
What does ntfsinfo -m /dev/sdg1 show?
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comment Can't boot from RAID array - arrays not assembled at boot
You know 13.10 reached end of life 6 months ago and is no longer supported right? You need to upgrade. Also cat /proc/mdstat.
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comment MBR converted to GPT
You will have to be more specific...
Oct
10
comment What Did Users Do or Use Before the Make Command?
I'm not sure what you mean by "every OS" nor "OS dependent version of make". The program compiled on any unix the same way. I also have no idea what you are asking in the third question.
Oct
10
comment Does `/proc/partitions` and/or `fdisk -l /dev/sdX` provide me a reliable device size?
After the spare pool is used up the drive does not continue to reallocate bad sectors since it has no more space to do so!
Oct
10
comment What Did Users Do or Use Before the Make Command?
What you pasted from wikipedia answers your question: there was a shell script to "make" the program.
Oct
10
comment How to get over “device or resource busy”?
What the hell? Unix does not prevent you from deleting open files like Windows does. This is why you can delete your whole system by running rm -rf /... it will happily delete every single file, including /bin/rm.
Aug
20
comment How to configure GRUB to load Windows 7 Install in UEFI mode
@mikeserv, Sure, you could manually move partitions around, add an EFI system partition and swap out the boot loader rather than simply reinstall it right in the first place, though this would still require the use of some sort of live media. That doesn't make the answer "wrong in almost every sense". Also while you might make the pedantic argument that I should have said "configure your system firmware to boot in EFI mode", most people understand the word BIOS better, and it is commonly used in that generic sense of system firmware rather than specifically referring to the IBM PC BIOS.
Jul
3
comment Does Grub2 support putting /boot on a RAID5 partition?
You can not use LILO to boot from a raid5 no matter what metadata format you use.
Jul
3
comment Does Grub2 support putting /boot on a RAID5 partition?
@CMCDragonkai, no, nor should you.
May
11
comment umount /home does not work
@sgmart, no, you go to single user mode either by using the 's' option when booting up, or init s or shutdown. Ctrl-alt-F1 just switches to the first text mode virtual terminal. I believe mint, like ubuntu, has the root account locked by default so this is the only way to log in as root ( you can't login as root on a virtual tty when not in single user mode ).
May
11
comment What filesystem metadata operations are actually journaled in ext4 & xfs?
@naelyn, oh yea... good point... might need to ask about that one on the linux-fsdevel mailing list... with hard links I believe you open and sync the directory containing it, maybe symlinks work the same?
May
11
comment What filesystem metadata operations are actually journaled in ext4 & xfs?
@naelyn, an fsync() will flush all blocks related to a file, including a non fast symlink.
May
8
comment Is it useful to setup RAID0 on laptop?
The speeds of the drives are more or less added.. whether that is worth it or not is a matter of opinion.
May
8
answered Can I convert an existing LVM VG to a stripe (RAID0 eq)?
May
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May
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answered What filesystem metadata operations are actually journaled in ext4 & xfs?
Apr
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comment Does tar actually compress files, or just group them together?
Actually an empty file will not consume 1kb. A 1-1023 byte file will.
Apr
22
comment What does exit 99 means?
@mikeserv, properly written scripts use set -e to enable error checking so you don't have to test every exit status yourself. Any program you call that returns non zero will be treated as an error and cause the script to abort. make will also automatically stop the build and report an error if it calls something that returns non zero, again, without you needing to explicitly test the value. In fact, your [ $? -eq 99 ] returns 0 for success and 1 for failure.