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Life long student of Unix and now GNU/Linux operating systems


Dec
27
comment Which runlevel is best for a Linux (Debian) server (DBMS/SCM)?
On Debian, runlevels 2-5 are equivalent. 1 is single-user and typicially your database or network will not be up when at runlevel 1
Nov
30
comment Once you mount a file system, how do you read and write the files?
What happens when you cd into /home/memsql/mount?
Mar
21
comment Is it bad/dangerous/inappropriate to put arbitrary backups in /var/backups?
It is not dangerous to do so.
Jan
4
comment Why is the terminal case-sensitive?
Actually Windows filenames can be case-sensitive. They are in the POSIX subsystem for example and see msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee681827%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
Jan
1
comment Busybox `uname -r` shows wrong kernel version
Then somewhere within your compilation you are setting the kernel version to 3.1.9+
Dec
27
comment File system compatible with all OSes?
I agree. If you have to use a USB stick, FAT32 is really your only choice. Note that limits you to 4 Gb per partition.
Dec
27
comment Why is not every variable initialized to its data type specific default value upon declaration in Bash?
Yes, Chet Ramey is the longtime Bash shell maintainer.
Nov
7
answered Create a Bootable (UEF GRUB) USB for Ubuntu & Windows 7 Install
Sep
30
answered Installing Linux on a SATA partition, with Windows installed on SSD
Aug
26
answered Are packages downloaded from multiple mirror sites?
Jun
24
answered How to put a background image on GRUB?
Jun
1
answered How to create a custom region in gnome3?
May
31
awarded  Yearling
May
28
comment Difference between ifconfig and ipconfig?
ipconfig is used in initramfs by Ubuntu et al, not by Fedora et al.
Apr
15
comment Linux Mint does not shut down
Looks like zsh may be the culprit. Try using a different shell and see if this still occurs.
Apr
15
comment How do I prevent GNOME suspending while I finish a compilation job
Which GNOME are you using? GNOME 2 or 3?
Apr
15
comment No home directory, logging in with HOME=/
What is the output of useradd -D
Apr
15
comment No home directory, logging in with HOME=/
Adduser is fine if you want to interactively create users. Does not work for non-interactively creating users,
Apr
15
comment Substituting strings in a very large file
If you truly have a 100GB text file containing a single long line, then you are better off writing a quick C program to do the work.
Apr
15
comment Canon iP3600 under Scientific Linux
Try disabling SELinux and see if it works.