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comment External HDD partition not showing
@Archemar, that is not how stackexchange works
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comment Boot process - Dev sdX name changes
Odd. It should be hd0, since the bios always makes whichever drive it loaded grub from hd0. Like I said before though, if the drive where /boot is changes to another number, then grub won't be able to find grub.cfg in the first place, so it won't make it to the search command.
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comment Boot process - Dev sdX name changes
I do so all the time and it works just fine, of course, because the line right before the search sets the root to point to the correct place. Thus following the set with a search to re-set the root to the same place is redundant.
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comment Boot process - Dev sdX name changes
You dont't need it. I still can't figure out why they bother putting that in there since grub wouldn't be able to find /boot/grub/grub.cfg in order to even execute that search command if it didn't already know where /boot was.
Jan
26
comment unbootable usb stick “Non-system disk or disk error”
Right... LILO doesn't care about the boot flag.. but some bioses do... so if you didn't have it set prior to installing extlinux, and installing extlinux did set it, then that is what fixed it.
Jan
26
comment unbootable usb stick “Non-system disk or disk error”
Are you quite sure that you had a partition flagged as bootable before? If you install lilo to the MBR after, then extlinux is unused.
Jan
26
comment unbootable usb stick “Non-system disk or disk error”
Make sure you mark a partition as active/boot as some stupid biosen refuse to load an MBR otherwise.
Jan
26
comment How to recover a partition recreated with gparted
What happened is you formatted your partition. You weren't supposed to do that.
Jan
25
comment How to recover a partition recreated with gparted
Yep; if you don't backup your data, then sooner or later, you will lose it.
Jan
25
comment How to recover a partition recreated with gparted
Restore from backup...
Jan
25
comment Smarter filetransfers than rsync?
The whole point of rsync is that it finds only the parts that have changed and sends only them.
Jan
25
comment Multiple passes of wiping disk with `dd`
@NoTime, since we are talking about shredding the whole disk/partition rather than a file, none of that applies.
Jan
25
comment Multiple passes of wiping disk with `dd`
@NoTime, shred overwrites the target with random data multiple times.. i.e. exactly what you are trying to do.
Jan
25
answered Multiple passes of wiping disk with `dd`
Jan
25
comment Boot process - Dev sdX name changes
Controller/target/lun wouldn't help either since that is still a totally arbitrary sequential number assigned to each as it is detected, and yea, the bios settings have no affect at all on the OS once it is booted.
Jan
25
comment Boot process - Dev sdX name changes
That won't really fix it either unless you only have one internal disk, as even their detection order can change from one boot to the next.
Jan
25
comment Boot process - Dev sdX name changes
Welcome to post the year 2000, where we have multiple kinds of disks that are plug and play, and so device names are not stable ;)
Jan
25
comment Boot process - Dev sdX name changes
The boot loader doesn't need to use a UUID since the bios always makes it look like whatever disk you booted from is disk 80h. You just need the kernel to find the right disk using the UUID.
Jan
24
comment ext4 to btrfs conversion: If I accidentally lose power to the system during the conversion, will I lose the data?
The partition table can't be corrupted during the conversion because it isn't modified.
Jan
24
comment Resolving the location/registration of an executable in the system?
Ubuntu 11.04 reached end of life years ago and has not been getting security fixes. You need to stop using it at once, as continuing to use an unsupported OS will get you hacked sooner or later.