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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu overwrote external HDD data

    Bumping. This is a serious issue. I don't want to lose encrypted data in the future! :(

    A detail I want to add is that I believe the strange command I saw included "dd", but since I didn't write...
  2. [ubuntu] Ubuntu overwrote external HDD data

    I encrypted a partition on an external drive in Windows with Truecrypt and switched to Ubuntu to test for any issues and, well, I found one.

    After selecting Ubuntu on the Grub menu and seeing the...
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    [other] Should I stress test my new HDD?

    I just bought a new HDD to serve as a backup device, and I've read that new HDDs aren't exactly reliable even though they're new. My computer is getting old, and I really don't want to lose the files...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Bad Sector on HD?

    Well, after some futile fussing with my drive, I risked reinstalling it and running it on my PC again. So far the terrible screech hasn't returned, and the drive still seems to be working. I HAVE...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Bad Sector on HD?

    For reference, here are a few videos that feature a sound similar to the one I heard. The video/recording quality wasn't enough for me to be sure:

    This is the best example:...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Bad Sector on HD?

    Power Supply Unit. I should've known that. Ignore my last post.

    You know what, it might actually be that. The fan on it has had problems, and I've smelt bad things from it in the past.

    Is it...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Bad Sector on HD?

    Could you describe this a little more? What/where is the PSU? Could I run it with the case opened so I can see directly inside?

    If it IS the PSU, what are the consequences of that going bad? Will...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Bad Sector on HD?

    Unfortunately, I haven't backed up the data yet. I was hoping to scan my new drive before I used it. I'm just about to burn a clonezilla disk now.

    My guess was the HDD because knowing my computer,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Bad Sector on HD?

    OH GOD, a turn for the worse... I restarted Windows, and shortly after the system loaded to desktop this HORRIFIC WHINE starting shrieking inside my computer. To use the words of someone else who had...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Bad Sector on HD?

    Thanks for all the advice. My backup drive arrived today, so even if things suddenly go to hell I should be alright.

    I've been trying to figure out how to run a proper scan on the disk. If I...
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    [SOLVED] Bad Sector on HD?

    I just checked out the state of my disks after some mysterious errors in Windows regarding my external HD. The external seems to be fine, but I discovered that my main HD, the one that hosts my OS's,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: DOSemu can't find command.com

    Ah! That worked.

    I didn't know how to get them running in Wine. Thank you. :)
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    [ubuntu] DOSemu can't find command.com

    I need to run a .bat file, so I'm trying to get DOSemu running, but it gives me this error:


    Bad or missing Command Interpreter: command.com /P /E:256

    From the searching I've done, I can tell...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to check if a disk is failing?

    Disk /dev/sda: 80.1 GB, 80060424192 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9733 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0ba00b9f

    Device Boot Start ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to check if a disk is failing?

    I suppose that's it. I have no idea.


    In the Disk Utility, it says my filesystem is Ext3, v1.0. That's how Ubuntu set it up when I installed it -- I haven't fussed with any of the partitions...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to check if a disk is failing?

    Only that command displayed anything:

    [ 0.972087] PM: Resume from disk failed.
    [ 2.552681] [drm] failed to find VBIOS tables
    [ 4.886618] PM: Resume from disk failed.
    What does that...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to check if a disk is failing?

    The only reason I think my harddrive might be failing is because of the automatic disk checks Ubuntu does at startup on occasion. I keep seeing a message about something "failed". After this message...
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    [ubuntu] How to check if a disk is failing?

    I think one of my hard drives is failing. What can I run to check its integrity?
  19. [ubuntu] Routine checks reporting hardware failure?

    Alright, well, you guys know how Ubuntu runs automatic hard-drive checks every few start ups. Well, in the recent two or so scheduled scans, I've noticed that these scans seem to "stop" at a certain...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Antivirus for Linux?

    Thanks guys. :) I haven't had any trouble so far (as far as I can tell), and although I'm not intimately familiar with Ubuntu, I'm selective about what I install and I always try to understand what...
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    [SOLVED] Antivirus for Linux?

    I already asked a friend this, but I'd like a second opinion.

    He's a regular computer geek, and he claims that I don't need antivirus programs for Linux, since most viruses are designed to infect...
  22. [ubuntu] Killed a Window -- and my Desk Icons died too!

    I've encountered this problem a few times so far. Sometimes, when I'm working with a file window (such as my music folder, or whatever), it might freeze or otherwise misbehave, so I use the...
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    Re: Starting to Create a program in C

    I use GCC to compile my C++ code -- as far as I know, it compiles C too. Try checking it out. (Look for GCC in the Software Center, go here, or try Googling it. I don't recall exactly how I got mine,...
  24. [SOLVED] SOLUTION: Request for member 'Foo' in 'sFoo', which is of non-class type 'sth'

    I was going to post a question about this, but managed to figure out the solution on my own. Since others might have similar problems, I'll post my solution for anyone who's looking for one.

    I'm...
  25. [SOLVED] Re: Linux prog compatible with all flavors?

    Thank you coldReactive. Are those the same commands for Mac, by any chance? (I have a friend who needs to compile a prog on her iBook.)
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