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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.


Dec
16
revised Old PC will not boot ubuntu from CD, but computer will
Replaced "XP will not boot" with "old PC will not boot" since XP has nothing to do with the CD booting process. Removed windows tags since the windows part is completely irrelevant. Replaced text with "my older' and 'my newesr' computer
Dec
16
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Dec
16
revised How much swap space should I configure?
Markup changes. Changed 'use' swapspace to 'configure' swap-space since you do nto actually want to use it. (or as little as possible).
Dec
16
suggested suggested edit on How much swap space should I configure?
Dec
14
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Nov
29
comment Recover Orphaned RAID 0 from Silicon Image controller with Linux Software RAID?
The [sil 3112]](ftp.albatron.com.tw/product/it/mb/PDFzip/Manual/RAID/…) seems to be a HW RAID card? Why not move it (and the drives) to new motherboard? Alternatively, recover from your backups? (That assumes you have those, but no-one stores important data on RAID 0. Also see http://serverfault.com/questions/339128/what-are-the-different-widely-used-raid‌​-levels-and-when-should-i-consider-them.
Nov
23
answered why sh and ./ providing diffent output for the same script
Nov
22
comment How to create an audio ISO file from WAV files?
It is clear what you want to ask, but for the record: "Audio iso" files do not use the iso format.
Nov
15
comment How can I recursively delete all files of a specific extension in the current directory?
True. Without the -r it prints a nice warning. (at least on FreeBSD with bash where I tested it). And maybe we should mention rm's -i flag since it will answer the key problem of the OP: "Not feeling safe with rm".
Nov
15
comment Problem with grep command
grep --no-filename A test? seems to work fine. Just loose the ^ (which means at the beginning of a line) and optionally add a -h or --no-filename to supporess printing the filenames in front of the pattern). Note that test? will match textx, testy and testz, but that * is also quite valid here.
Nov
15
comment How can I recursively delete all files of a specific extension in the current directory?
You might want to add a '-print` to the second example. If you do not specify this then printing is the default, but explicitly stating it is a good idea in case you ever move to an OS which has different defaults. (Same with the . which was mentioned. If you leave that out then some find binaries will assume . and some will complain about invalid syntax.
Nov
15
comment How can I recursively delete all files of a specific extension in the current directory?
With default settings rm *.bak will only delete all files ending with .bak in the current directory. TO also do things in subdirectories you either needed to fiddle with globs, use the -r option or use the find example.
Oct
31
comment How to copy files from ubuntu server on to a USB
Why not just copy the files using the copy command? cd /dir/with/files && cp *.c *.cpp *.lex *.java *.h /dir/where_your_usb_is_mounted
Oct
26
comment Error message: “This kernel requires an x86-64 cpu but only detected an i686 cpu”
To use 64 bit computing you need three things: 1) A CPU capable of 64 bit mode. (Check here). 2) A BIOS allowing you to enable that. 3) an OS using it. -- It sounds as if you have 3, 2 is unsure and 1 can only be answered after you add your CPU model to the post. Most (if not all) modern AMD CPU's do support amd64 though.
Oct
19
comment How to log into an Ubuntu session when the system continuously reboots in a loop?
Can you log in using text mode? (boot, at GRUB use e . Change quiet splash to text. Then press F10). That way you can boot and try to fix things. Alternatively try logging in via X. Enter username, tab to the password field. Enter password. Press F1 instead of Return. This result in a safe X session where no windows managers are started.
Sep
23
comment Log commands executed in ubuntu
Are you looking for your commands or for commands from all users? Or even only for your commands for a specific session (e.g. see script)? If you are looking on spying on other users, then please realise that I used the term spying.
Sep
22
revised How do I disable kernel messages while booting?
Added information from the comment to the main post.
Sep
22
revised juju can not reach servers
Tried to structure it so that the error message stand out. Also a few English corrections.
Sep
22
reviewed No Action Needed Places opens in Disk Usage Analyzer in Ubuntu 13.04
Sep
22
suggested suggested edit on juju can not reach servers