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    Re: Recover disk space when NOTHING works

    Using testdisk wasn't the directory where to recover files required? All the files recovered would go there. Move the file you want to keep to other storage and delete that area.

    Would really be...
  2. Re: Falied to install Ubuntu 16.04.6 on Alienware laptopb Area 51

    Google found these install steps:
    * https://medium.com/@FloodSung/tutorial-how-to-install-ubuntu-16-04-windows10-on-alienware-15-r3-91cd1dc7eb3c
    *...
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    Re: Newbie with Ubuntu gets nothing to work

    +1 about the Ryzen 5 2600x being a CPU, not a GPU

    The easy way to provide an over of the HW, is to install, then run inxi -Fz. Post the output here, wrapped in code tags so it lines up nice. ...
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    Re: Unable to connect 3 vm together

    Which hypervisor?
    Using the bridge-utils package with KVM, these NAT connections should work.
    For something like virtualbox, probably best to read the networking chapter in that manual. ...
  5. [other] Re: What I need to learn from maas or juju for my project?

    MAAS is for deployment onto physical servers, not into VMs.
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    [ubuntu] Re: I cannot use mp4 files or .exe files

    Even today, I usually send people new to Linux here: https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/ultimate-linux-guide-for-windows-users.html
    so they can get the most important knowledge ASAP. Don't worry...
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    Re: an append permission would be nice

    What happens if the file owner inserts data at the beginning, shifting the append location while someone else has it opened for append and is writing?

    Why not just use existing file locking...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Various thigs tried - Error opening directory '/media': Permission denied

    Non-native file systems don't support Unix permissions.

    The only way userid, groupid and permissions can be set is through mount options. Once mounted, the only way to modify them is to umount...
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    Re: an append permission would be nice

    Exactly, how would that be implemented in any current file system?
    How do 10,000 users with append not get allowed to remove each other's prior additions? Basically, a DB would be needed, so why...
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    Re: Apps for doing Research in Linux

    Please don't recommend chmod +rwx or chmod 777.
    That is a good way to get hacked. Only people who don't understand basic file/directory permissions would ever use that. 644/640 for data files...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Partitions - take from Windows and give to Linux

    Let's step back a bit. When it comes to storage, there are 4 major ideas.


    The disk
    The partition - GPT allows 100+ primary partitions. MBR allows 4 primary partitions. Use GPT.
    ...
  12. Re: How do I deploy an iso with persistence built in?

    http://tinycorelinux.net/architecture.html
    http://tinycorelinux.net/arch_copymode.html
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Partitions - take from Windows and give to Linux

    Shrink sda3 from inside Windows however MSFT says to do it.

    Because the 2 partitions are NOT next to each other, you can't "merge" the space into one, which is fine. Normally, we want the OS...
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    Re: Slow Boot running root from SSD on Pi 4

    I know ZERO about booting rpis, but have 2 here working with custom installs.

    You have 2 partitions with the same LABEL and same UUID. Don't do that. The fstab doesn't know which to use.

    df...
  15. Re: How do I deploy an iso with persistence built in?

    550MB!!!! Perhaps use a smaller distro? TinyCore fits in 16MB with an X/Windows GUI. http://tinycorelinux.net/ Your program is bigger than the OS! Apps are packaged w/ the TCZ format and can be...
  16. Re: Ubuntu slow to start following do-release-upgrade, errors on screen during boot

    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2437041 slow performance.
    and
    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2436900 slow boot.
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    Re: FS booting on Read Only Mode

    When a file system goes read-only, that means there is some sort of corruption that needs to be fixed (usually by a power spike) or some failing hardware like a HDD or disk controller. Sometimes it...
  18. Re: I'm wondering about the earliest stage of the boot process

    My inxi -M's for booted systems are:

    Machine: System: Bochs product: Bochs
    Machine: System: TAR product: T5XE CFX-SLI version: 6.0
    Machine: Mobo: Gigabyte model: H81M-HD3 v: x.x
    Machine: ...
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    Re: Permissions Appear Correct, but Fail

    Hopefully, there isn't any way to get "inside" a running container. That would be bad, against container best practices, and defeat the purpose. Containers should only have enough OS to do the...
  20. Re: For how long are you using your External HDD ? Which brand is it ?

    snapshots alone aren't backups. They are a method to freeze specific blocks so that a backup tool can get a 100% quiesced backup. Snapshots are handy for a few other uses, like being able to roll...
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    Re: slow boot after install

    Did you reboot after the driver install?

    I don't know how to force the nvidia GPU to be used rather than the iGPU from the Intel CPU. Sorry.
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    Re: Permissions Appear Correct, but Fail

    Are permissions, users, and groups inside the container the same as outside the container? Just asking. Only you would know.
  23. Thread: HDD permissions

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    Re: HDD permissions

    echo $USER
    vs

    echo USER
    what's the difference? One is a variable that gets expanded to the value it contains.

    To see session variables, just run
    env
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    Re: Ubuntu 18.04 running abnormally slow

    "slow" can mean almost anything. It isn't surprising when an Atom N270 w/ 1GB RAM system runs slow with Gnome3. That is expected.

    Generic troubleshooting:
    * check if any processes are sucking...
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    Re: slow boot after install

    The CPU, RAM, SSDs and that GPU should make for a crazy fast box. Sometimes people will have the same complaint but running an N270 Atom CPU from 2010 with 2GB of RAM, slow HDD. That isn't the issue...
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