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Dec
5
comment New SSD is VERY SLOW under Xubuntu 14.04
@thatmaheshrs Physically broke?!!! Like what happened?! Anyhow I also recently saw Win 8.1 on a friend's laptop and was horrified at the bloat! I installed Kubuntu Trusty for him parallely without any problem and using GRUB to dual-boot. (BTW you can take a dd backup of the initial pre-partition space of the HDD to restore the original boot sector if wished later.)
Dec
5
comment New SSD is VERY SLOW under Xubuntu 14.04
@thatmaheshrs /dev/random will not be able to feed you 1G of data all that fast as it looks for real randomness. dd will probably timeout or something. You'll have to use /dev/urandom (note the u before random) to include some pseudo-randomness which is sufficient for such purposes. See the relevant manpages for more info.
Dec
4
comment New SSD is VERY SLOW under Xubuntu 14.04
@thatmaheshrs Did you remove fstrim from the boot? Any improvement? I'm also thinking of buying an SSD for higher speeds. And AFAICS Transcend has been a reliable company but maybe this particular product is a low-end item I don't know...
Dec
4
comment New SSD is VERY SLOW under Xubuntu 14.04
@thatmaheshrs I'd suggest to use /dev/urandom rather than /dev/zero. Lots of smart utils like dd see the multiple zeroes and create sparse files in a snap, that's all! :-)
Nov
15
comment How do you monitor the progress of dd?
Doesn't work for me on Kubuntu Trusty. Possibly conflicting key bindings?
Aug
28
suggested rejected edit on How to charge an iPad?
Jul
14
awarded  Tumbleweed
Jul
7
asked problem inputting indian rupee sign via xkb
Jun
15
comment how to execute a command after resume from suspend?
This seems to be a duplicate of askubuntu.com/questions/226278/run-script-on-wakeup/483714. See also my comment at askubuntu.com/a/483714/170127.
Jun
15
answered Run Script on Wakeup?
Jun
13
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10
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Nov
27
awarded  Teacher
Nov
27
answered Changing the brightness stopped working in 13.10 Saucy Salamander
Jun
27
awarded  Editor
Jun
27
revised Is it possible to use the Raring install image as a package repo (like the old alternate CD)?
explained how this is not a dup of the earlier q
Jun
26
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Jun
26
comment Is it possible to use the Raring install image as a package repo (like the old alternate CD)?
Hi thanks for your reply -- but LOL who uses actual physical CDs these days -- I have hardly ever used them for installing Ubuntu. See answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/211987. I mean, my question was using the ISO image as a local repo.
Jun
26
asked Is it possible to use the Raring install image as a package repo (like the old alternate CD)?