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Feb
7
comment Does Grub2 support putting /boot on a RAID5 partition?
@cIph3r, no, you just choose to install grub to all three drives.
Feb
7
comment Does Grub2 support putting /boot on a RAID5 partition?
@cIph3r, no: while grub can't rebuild the degraded array it can still boot from it just fine.
Feb
4
comment tmpfs and vm.swappiness
@jarno, the Documentation directory in the kernel source tree.
Jan
26
comment HDD with windows OS not connecting to linux via usb to sata adapter
If the disk isn't recognized by either controller then it's toast, though you should at least see something in dmesg when you plug in the usb adapter.
Jan
26
comment HDD with windows OS not connecting to linux via usb to sata adapter
He's already tried two different disk controllers ( the native one, and the USB one ), so that rules that out.
Jan
26
comment Why is number of open files limited in Linux?
@Rob, a fork bomb doesn't have anything to do with it since the file limit is per process and each time you fork it does not open a new file handle.
Jan
26
comment How to fix a corrupt .profile file for sudo user
You need to try the sudo command from the account that has sudo permission.
Jan
23
comment Why are hard links to directories not allowed in UNIX/Linux?
@WhiteWinterWolf, of course the utility works the same way for root as for other users: it is the kernel that checks permissions, not the utility. Also you seem to have linked a rather old Ubuntu man page that says nothing about OSX.
Jan
23
comment Why are hard links to directories not allowed in UNIX/Linux?
@WhiteWinterWolf, according to this link, they specifically added support for it for time machine, but only root is allowed to do it: superuser.com/questions/360926/…
Jan
23
comment Why are hard links to directories not allowed in UNIX/Linux?
@WhiteWinterWolf, I've never used macs myself but read they have the ability somewhere. Years later I now have no idea where. You might need a force switch or something.
Dec
29
comment umount failure, e2fsck not possible to check for errors
@KiloOne, well since there is nothing in your /etc/fstab that should cause /DataVolume to be mounted, and you seem to be using a cloud/vps provider, I would say that what you are looking at is actually an lxc container that has some non standard mechanism that exists outside of the container that is causing the volume to be mounted, without being fscked, and keeping it in use so you can not unmount it to fsck it, and so you will have to take it up with the provider. Unless you can run lsof with sudo and get it to identify a process that you can see as using /DataVolume and kill it.
Dec
28
comment umount failure, e2fsck not possible to check for errors
@KiloOne, wait... the unmount command did not fail? Yet it still shows up in mount as mounted? Can you still see the files in that directory or is it empty? If it is empty, then my guess is that you have a corrupt/out of date /etc/mtab ( and it isn't just a symlink to /proc/mounts as it should be on modern distros, which prevents this from happening ). If it is still visible then try unmounting it by directory rather than device name.
Dec
28
comment umount failure, e2fsck not possible to check for errors
@KiloOne, well if you are manually mounting it after the system boots up, then that would also explain why it wasn't fscked. Simply reboot and fsck it before mounting.
Dec
27
answered umount failure, e2fsck not possible to check for errors
Dec
26
comment What causes runlevel (to lvl 0)
Then the host probably requested the reboot.
Dec
24
answered Mounted dir disappears after restart
Dec
17
comment Difference between sd0/sda, hd0/hda
/dev/sda isn't necessarily sata0 ( if that designation can even be said to have meaning ).. it's just the first scsi compliant drive ( which sata drives kinda sorta are ) that finished being probed. It can often be a usb flash stick you had plugged in at boot as they tend to detect faster than hard disks, or the third sata drive on your second sata controller.
Dec
17
answered Gimp misses libraries after installing a compiled version and removing the package
Dec
16
comment Can I create a file on ext4 with a depth > 1 for testing purposes?
Yay holy files! ;)
Dec
9
comment Copying my Ubuntu vmware workstation virtual machine (desktop) to my laptop as a physical machine - How to get it boot
@Willi, swapoff does not remove a partition, it just tells the kernel to stop using it for now. Your /etc/fstab file lists what partitions, including swap, should be mounted during boot. Either remove the swap entry from there, or update it to point to the UUID of the new swap partition.