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Mar
1
comment Hard drive partition and updating trouble
@terdon, they should have their own where they import most packages from Ubuntu, and modify some, just like Ubuntu does with Debian.
Mar
1
comment Grow LVM RAID10?
@JackDouglas, ahh, right.. It looks like patches to support this were posted to the mailing list in April of 2012, and were merged into the kernel, but it doesn't look like the support was added to mdadm. I've pinged the mailing list to check but I think it is possible by fiddling with sysfs directly instead of mdadm.
Mar
1
comment Hard drive partition and updating trouble
You shouldn't be using the Ubuntu archive in mint; gparted should be in mint's repositories. Also raring is end of life.
Mar
1
answered Grow LVM RAID10?
Feb
28
comment How use tune2fs in with dd?
Note that if you have e2fsprogs 1.42.9 or later, you can use e2image instead of dd and it will be much faster as it skips unused blocks.
Feb
28
comment Why does the kernel boot faster with less memory allocated?
Constraining everything to run in less memory may make it more likely that the memory that is there all fits in the cpu's cache.
Feb
23
answered targeting a specific block with e2fsck to shorten wait
Feb
20
comment How would you use the cpio command?
Well they got around it somehow because I just made a 108 character named file and tar handles it just fine.
Feb
16
answered LVM keeping harddisk awake?
Feb
14
comment WD Advanced Format confusion
@sterz, yep....
Feb
14
answered WD Advanced Format confusion
Feb
14
comment swappiness and RAM usage
Because having so little ram left would be bad for performance, thus it is a good thing that some unused ram in idle applications is swapped out to make room for data that is actually being used.
Feb
6
comment Does my hard-drive have bad sectors or not?
@bdowning, no, only drives that have damage have bad sectors.
Feb
6
answered How do I resume a tar command which was killed
Feb
6
comment Using gparted, deleted partition of memory card, then formated to fat 16; now its not working; error: no partition table present
If you got an I/O error, then that generally means the card is toast. Check dmesg | tail for more detailed error messages.
Feb
3
comment Why does a disk clone using dd take up more space on the target than the source image?
The size of the partition is the size of the partition... using dd to copy a filesystem image to it doesn't change that. And the android build tools run just fine on 12.04 or 13.10, both of which would not be exposing you to unpatched security vulnerabilities.
Feb
3
comment Why does a disk clone using dd take up more space on the target than the source image?
11.10 has been end of life for almost a year; you need to upgrade immediately. Also you did not specify how you are measuring any of this. ls or du?
Feb
1
comment How would you use the cpio command?
GNU tar does not have such a limit.
Feb
1
comment No matter how many times I try re-installing Linux Mint, I get a GRUB error. How do I fix it?
1) He doesn't have grub4dos, 2) he isn't trying to boot the iso image, and 3) dd is not a grub command.
Jan
31
comment Copy MBR and boot partition to a smaller disk
ARM systems like the rasberry pi do not have bios, and do not boot using an MBR.