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bio website introspection.net.au
location Japan
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Currently living in Japan, Aaron is interested in programming and IT. Aaron is comfortable using a number of different operating systems, and runs Debian testing on his netbook, Mac OS on a laptop and Windows 7 on his HT/gaming PC.

Aaron has had an interest in Free Software and GNU/Linux for a number of years, and has been running and administering various Linux and UNIX systems in both a personal and professional capacity for a number of years.


Sep
10
comment Install 64-bit OS on an old PC?
What is the make/model of your older PC? The 64-bit versions run on anything that supports the x64 architecture (also known as x86-64 or amd64). The older IA-64 (Intel Itanium) is a different architecture and is not instruction-set compatible. As long as your PC has the right chipset, it'll work - 'newer' is a relative term.
Sep
10
answered How do I allow anyone to view my files on my network?
Aug
27
comment Making Flash Drive as a boot option
You need to use your BIOS' boot menu to boot from the USB flash drive. If it is reaching the bootloader for the hard drive, it's already too late. Which key you press will depend on your system's chipset, but commonly F1, F2 or F12 (it should be displayed on the screen when you first start your computer). Alternatively load the BIOS settings screen and set your boot disk order to have USB devices first, if you can.
Aug
27
awarded  Critic
Aug
27
revised Android SDK Manager Error
Fixed spelling and formatting.
Aug
27
suggested approved edit on Android SDK Manager Error
Aug
27
comment Was never asked to set a password, can't download software without one?
Have you tried setting a user password with the command ''passwd'' from the Terminal? Then you should be able to use the sudo command to install software.
Aug
27
answered Where I can get a tablet with Ubuntu, or I could use Ubuntu on any tablet that meets requirement?
Feb
28
awarded  Organizer
Feb
28
revised Cannot set default gateway to specific LAN
added tag to increase visibility
Feb
28
suggested approved edit on Cannot set default gateway to specific LAN
Feb
28
comment Building Ubuntu server from source on very old hardware?
I recommend against compiling any kind of linux system on the old hardware - it will simply take too long. Far better to cross-compile for that architecture on a newer, more powerful machine and go from there.
Feb
26
comment What is the difference between 'su -' , 'sudo bash' and 'sudo sh'?
It's worth noting that you can log in as the super user by running sudo su - without a root password. Because sudo runs the su - command with root permissions, you will only be prompted for the user's password. This has the advantage of setting up the root user's environment, which may not be done by simply running a shell with sudo.
Feb
26
comment Why am I asked for the “password for root” when upgrading packages?
Hamish, what is the result of typing gconftool -g /apps/gksu/sudo-mode into a terminal as the user you are trying to debug?
Feb
25
awarded  Commentator
Feb
25
comment Set 2 passwords for one user?
@SVarun I updated my answer with steps that work for me since you last commented. Could you check it and let me know if it works for you?
Feb
25
comment Creating a terminal command to extract tarballs
Hi, welcome to AskUbuntu.com. I like your answer better than the accepted one because I feel it is a little more elegant to use an alias for this than starting a separate shell, but could you rewrite your answer to make it a bit clearer for the asker?
Feb
25
revised Set 2 passwords for one user?
clarified security risks
Feb
20
reviewed Excellent No acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
Feb
20
awarded  Custodian