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Programmer and Hobbyist. I'll almost always suggest the command-line solution. It's often faster, more consistent, and more flexible. It's not as bad as it looks, I promise. Interests include networking, distributed computing, C/Java and some web programming.


Apr
23
comment How does the installer automagically fill in the suggested hostname?
This is a custom built desktop. I might have modified the windows registry to put me as the manufacturer, but I doubt that would have changed anything on the BIOS level. I will check when I get home
Apr
22
comment Move mysql data dir to TrueCrypt volume
The symlink should do that for you, no need to modify my.cnf. For all intents and purposes symlinks to things are the things they point to. Unless applications are specifically looking, they can't tell the difference.
Apr
22
comment Using ssh private key login to automatically decrypt encrypted file systems without password prompt
I don't see the point of having an encrypted filesystem that automatically decrypts itself. I imagine the writers of that utility had the same thought. Remember that encryptfs doesn't know you just logged in, it just knows that command was issued to decrypt and to do that it expects a password
Apr
22
comment How to hide an NTFS partition from ubuntu
Is this NTFS partition on an internal drive or an external. If it is internal then just don't mount it via fstab or otherwise. If it is external then it gets more complicated with udev rules.
Apr
18
comment Enable thumb detection on MacBook Pro
Indeed, business class laptops are my favorites.
Apr
18
comment Partition installation issues.How to install ubuntu on 3TB drive with pre-installed Windows 7.
I didn't really feel like fleshing out the details, and there's still too much ambiguity in the question.
Apr
18
comment Enable thumb detection on MacBook Pro
One of the many reasons I will never buy Apple products. I miss very much the 'nib' pointers of ol' that resided happily betwixt the 'g' and 'h' keys.
Apr
18
comment Partition installation issues.How to install ubuntu on 3TB drive with pre-installed Windows 7.
What you want is to format the drive in the new standard called GUID Partition Table (GPT for short). Linux and Mac OSX will boot this natively, Windows needs to be 'tricked' into doing it. This is possible because the GPT structure exists within the MBR structure, so Windows can continue to think it is on a MBR disk, and all other OSes are fine with the fact that it is really GPT. There are many good guides on how to do this, but it is a requirement to use gparted as Acronis will not align the GPT and MBR records properly.
Apr
18
comment Partition installation issues.How to install ubuntu on 3TB drive with pre-installed Windows 7.
MBR can have at most 4 primary partitions. You seem to describe 6 so I am guessing that primary #4 houses 5 and 6 which are logical partitions. But generally 'unallocated' means not part of a partition so I'm not sure how you could have two of them in a row (that'd just be one continuous unallocated region) so I'm going to assume that 5 and 6 unformatted as opposed to unallocated. Acronis is a good program, but as mentioned it will run into issues with 3 TB drives due to the age of the MBR system.
Apr
16
comment When I attempt to remove g++ why does apt-get attempt to install it?
The only thing I can think of is that it might be part of one of those standard desktop program lists. Every desktop has, for example, a simple text editor. Some use gedit, but there are many replacements. Maybe g++ is one of those, and so apt is selecting another package that provides that feature and it just happens to be a different version of g++
Apr
16
comment bash terminal/console strange overlapping behavior
Can you confirm this happens on other units as well?
Apr
16
comment How to quickly and thoroughly use a LiveCD to test for hardware incompatibility?
Suspending is accomplishable, but you must set the USB as the first boot device in bios.
Apr
16
comment How to quickly and thoroughly use a LiveCD to test for hardware incompatibility?
I see no reason why you couldn't design a persistent USB drive to do this. You could preload it applications and audio/video of your liking. Testing wireless would be a piece of cake. The only thing I imagine might be a hangup would be graphics, as those types of changes are not persistent.
Apr
15
comment Start script when connecting phone through usb
(read the edit above first) I'm beginning to remember that the 'other stuff' had to do with who owned the display. The logged in user owns the display that X11 is in, but udev is run as root. Keep that in mind, might help, might not.
Apr
15
comment Start script when connecting phone through usb
It was frustrating the last time I did this too. There are environment variables that define lots of things in unix. Most of which I don't get, but some of which I do. One of them controls which 'display' applications should exist in. I believe X11 (the window manager) uses 8 by default, which is why CTRL+ALT+F1 puts you on tty1 and CTRL+ALT+F8 puts you back in your desktop. That is governed in some part by the DISPLAY environment variable, but there's more too it than that. you can try adding DISPLAY=:*; export DISPLAY in your script and see if that helps.
Apr
14
comment Is there an application or method to log of data transfers?
You would likely need to check each moment from then until you were certain he was done copying (when kern.log shows the USB removal?) Which will be a lot of find/grep statements if he was there fore even 5 minutes. Not impossible, but you'll need a script.
Apr
10
comment Mounting hard-drive on boot
I can confirm my suspicion if you post the output of ls -l /dev/sd* /dev/mapper and add it to your question.
Apr
9
comment How to burn a BLU-RAY disc in a DVD-R?
Do you have a BLU-RAY reader? Do you have a DVD Burner?
Apr
9
comment BOOTMGR image is corrupt fault while dual booting Ubuntu and Windows7
No, the bootmgr is under C:/boot in Windows (actually that can be changed, but it is generally in a folder called boot). Grub launches a stage 1.5 boot loader which reads the bootmgr (which is a stage 2 bootloader) and executes it.
Apr
5
comment BOOTMGR image is corrupt fault while dual booting Ubuntu and Windows7
If you do get a hold of an recovery disk for windows then the commands you need are bcdedit /f /delete {bootmgr} and bootrec /rebuildbcd. The recovery disk can be made by anyone with a Windows computer with the same OS version as you. Type repair into the Windows 7 search bar.