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I am a curious person who always likes to learn more. I like solving puzzles and I like working with computers. Which means I enjoy some of the more complex questions on this site, as well as the answers which go into details and explain all facets.


Oct
3
comment find is using a LOT of resources - how do I find out why?
Does it always slow down around the same time? Do you run updatedb (locate) via cron? Are there any disk errors?
Oct
3
comment Can't detect hard drive
1) What do you mean with "formatted with a linux partition"? Did they make a single partition on the disk (similar to dangerously dedicated) or is the disk installed in the normal way. E.g. a MBR or EUFI, and then partition(s) ? 2) You write that the BIOS detects it. That means the hardware is probably OK. But which hardware? A SATA port on the motherboard? On a plug-in card? It is on a HBA? 3) Can you please add the output from dmesg during the boot. (To check if or which disk controllers and disks are detected).
Sep
30
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Sep
24
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Jun
5
comment Why do I have 2 IP addresses for the same computer?
Doug: Same MAC means that the IPs point to the same NIC.
Jun
5
comment Why do I have 2 IP addresses for the same computer?
How did you set up an static IP? If you did so the first time you booted the Ubuntu installer then I have no idea how this happened. However if you first booted using DHCP (and thus got an IP in the router list) and later changed to a static IP then the router might be remembering both the new state and the old state.
May
21
revised Dell Poweredge R410, ubuntu(14.04) running dead slow
Changed dell poweredge 'CPU' to 'Dell powerEdge R410'. The CPU (which is a single chip) is an E5503.
May
21
comment Dell Poweredge R410, ubuntu(14.04) running dead slow
If the system is slow then it is waiting on something. Either on the CPU (unlikely, a E5503 is modern enough), disk, network, ... To answer what it is waiting on you need to post more information.
May
21
suggested suggested edit on Dell Poweredge R410, ubuntu(14.04) running dead slow
May
21
comment make ntfs hdd only visible in Ubuntu
Hiding it will be quite hard since you seem to want a 'real NTFS' filesystem on the drive. However depending on your goal you could just not assign a drive letter under windows.
May
13
comment Grant permission for new created files inside folder automatically
What is the umask set to un the account which is extracting the files?
Apr
6
comment 'tail' command not getting only the new lines
Does nano insert (append) new text to the existing file? Or does it empty (truncate) the file and then write the new (longer) version? Which is a new write which would trigger tail.
Mar
29
revised Problem loading windows after ubuntu installation
Typo corrections. Minor rewrite.
Mar
29
suggested suggested edit on Problem loading windows after ubuntu installation
Mar
16
suggested suggested edit on Memory check without rebooting?
Mar
15
suggested suggested edit on what does mean // directory?
Mar
9
comment Is it wise to run computing virtual machines on KVM?
Using a VM is slower, but not much. Only you can decide if the low (1%-ish?) slow down is worth the extra ease of recovery when using a VM. That 1% is a guess and depends a lot on which hardware you use (e.g. CPUs with or without AMD-Vi or Intel VT-x/VT-d. Same for passthough IO devices or disk access via the host OS).
Feb
9
comment Why does tar complaint that it cannot find the file while extracting the archive?
You change users (sudo) to a different person. That different person needs read rights on the tarball. Does that person (uid 0) have those rights? (The usual answer is: Heck yes, toor/root/admin has those rights, but but SE linux that is no longer always true.
Feb
1
answered elf header smaller than expected
Feb
1
revised elf header smaller than expected
Removed needless fluff. Fixed typos, rewrote as English.