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Apr
30
answered STTY: How can I set rows/columns to its supported maximum?
Apr
30
comment What memory is not used by processes and freed by `echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches`?
@Halfgaar, no, the +/- cache line only counts the main data cache. The dentry cache is part of the kernel slab. It is normally much smaller than the main data cache, but can be quite significant if you are working with many ( as in hundreds of thousands or millions ) of small files.
Apr
28
answered What memory is not used by processes and freed by `echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches`?
Apr
25
comment Writing ISO file to USB
I don't know if it matters in this case, but one thing you are doing wrong is running mkfs on the whole disk, instead of a partition. USB sticks, like hard disks, usually need to be partitioned and then you put a filesystem in the partition.
Apr
23
comment Schedule backup with notification?
If you have to be sitting there to click the ok button anyhow, then why bother with scheduling? Just run the backup manually.
Apr
20
answered How is a directory a “special type of file”?
Apr
20
answered Grub-install: what's the root directory
Apr
19
comment I can read from hard disk, but I can't mount it read only
The fact that the device has the .01 extension indicates that you have the controller set in IDE emulation mode and it is pretending the sata disk is an IDE slave drive. This prevents proper error diagnosis. Going into the bios and putting the controller into AHCI mode should at least get you better, proper, SATA error messages.
Apr
15
comment Make fan come on sooner
That is to say, that generally fan control is done in hardware and is outside of control for the os.
Apr
12
answered fdisk - defaults to non Dos but yet uses Dos disklabel
Apr
12
comment Can I mount half an ext4 partition
What do you mean "migrated"? If it was raid0, then you only have every other block of data if one of two drives failed, which is useless. If it was just concatenated drives, then you may be able to recover some of it.
Apr
7
comment Kernel's cached memory can't be freed, even dropping caches
Check df. You probably have a tmpfs mounted somewhere that has filled up.
Apr
7
answered How to increase size of /dev/sda2 in suse running on vmware
Apr
6
comment yum is trying to install a package PLUS dependency - I DO NOT want that dependency
You realize that it is marked as a dependency because it won't work without it?
Apr
6
answered cfdisk or fdisk?
Apr
5
answered Separate Partitions usage
Apr
3
answered Prevent encrypted partition from running on other PC
Apr
2
comment Error attempting to use Subversion after upgrade: Segmentation fault
Assuming you are running the official debian package of subversion, you need to report a bug to debian. Also, stop using subversion and move to a modern DVCS, like git, bzr, or hg ;)
Apr
2
answered What's the relation betwen ACPI, udev, HAL and pm-utils
Mar
31
comment What is a socket?
tcp/ip is only one kind of socket. There are others that have nothing to do with tcp/ip.