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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
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
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
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 ;)
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.
Mar
24
comment Transfering large (8 GB) files over ssh
Ahh, then it's the msys tools that were badly built.
Mar
24
comment Transfering large (8 GB) files over ssh
It looks like CentOS is broken in that they didn't build the 32 bit ssh client with large file support as Mark Plotnick mentioned. You should file a bug report with CentOS.
Mar
9
comment What is the correct way to set up sw RAID1 so either drive boots?
@kiwisan, there is no reason swap has to be on a partition tagged with the swap ID ( in fact linux doesn't care at all about partition type IDs ), so you simply mkswap and swapon the /dev/mdXX raid1 device instead of the partition on the disk.
Mar
9
comment What is the correct way to set up sw RAID1 so either drive boots?
@kiwisan, you need to have a 1 mb bios_grub partition or grub will complain loudly or fail to install.
Mar
5
comment CHROOT: Unable to copy files to jailed users directory from local machine using WINSCP
"This chroot directory is /home/client/ which is owned by root.". Well duh: if root owns their home directory and it isn't world writable, that is why they can't create a file there. Their home directory should be owned by them.
Mar
3
comment Generating a .img from tarball: The /dev/loop devices
@mikeserv, yea, partx works as an alternative to partprobe, but iirc, losetup -P also only works if you booted with the max_parts argument.
Mar
3
comment Generating a .img from tarball: The /dev/loop devices
@mikeserv, yes, I have made sure parted will work correctly either way, but if you want fdisk to work right, then you need to boot with the loop.max_part kernel command line argument mentioned in the script comments. Or you can run partprobe after fdisk to update the kernel.
Mar
1
comment Generating a .img from tarball: The /dev/loop devices
Did you read the comment right there in the script you pasted about loop.max_part in the kernel command line?
Feb
10
comment fetchmail doesn't get mail from provider
@vartaxe, whatever the POP3 server you are connecting to is where the problem is... I have no idea if that is yours, or your ISP's, or whether it is running postfix or some other software.
Feb
10
comment fetchmail doesn't get mail from provider
@vartaxe, yes... the server says there is a message... but then it says there isn't, so it's broken.
Feb
10
comment tar causes USB disconnects & reconnects
You have some really broken hardware somewhere... I'd check the power supply to that usb port; it may brown out when the sd card load goes up from activity.
Feb
10
comment Why is dd so slow with a bs of 100M
Also you shouldn't be putting wear and tear on the drive and filling all of its erase blocks by writing it all with zeros... if you want to erase the drive, use hdparm --security-erase to direct the drive to wipe itself.
Feb
10
comment Why is dd so slow with a bs of 100M
Isn't that slow? Well that depends entirely on how fast this drive is supposed to be, which we have no idea.