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Apr
25
answered Are there processes that can't be stopped?
Apr
25
comment Are there processes that can't be stopped?
@muru, yes, nfs is the one bad actor that still plagues us with long running uninterruptable sleep... yet it still does suspend when the uninterruptable sleep finally does finish.
Apr
25
comment Are there processes that can't be stopped?
@muru, not quite true... they can't be affected until the uninterruptable sleep ends, which is usually pretty soon, and then when the kernel returns to user space, the suspend is processed, so it isn't immune, it is simply delayed.
Apr
25
comment How do I Increase the memory of Ubuntu text-mode/console-mode?
Question makes no sense. If this is a dos program then you have to run it under dosbox to run at all, and it should be able to use plenty of XMS memory. The dos config.sys line you posted just tells the DOS command interpreter to allocate more space for environment variables ( 1024 bytes ). What exactly is the problem the program reports?
Apr
23
comment How to recover an HDD after using it for SWAP
You need to specify exactly what commands you ran.
Apr
22
comment Boot-Repair cannot repair my SSD
I believe I had the same exact drive and had to take it out of service about 9 months ago because it started doing really fscked up things like randomly moving data blocks around leading to all kinds of hilarious corruption.
Apr
22
comment How to resolve dpkg: error (--configure)
Their packaging is all wrong. You should stick to the version in the Ubuntu repositories.
Apr
22
comment Is it possible to use a dedicated parity drive without striping?
Indeed, the answer is simply you are looking for a program called snapraid. The link to download said program is provided as a convenience.
Apr
22
comment Gparted Error “Unable to satisfy all the constraints on the partition”
What does sudo parted -l say about the drive?
Apr
22
comment How to resolve dpkg: error (--configure)
What version and where did you get this package? The one in ubuntu 14.04's postinst looks nothing like what you show.
Apr
22
answered Is it possible to use a dedicated parity drive without striping?
Apr
22
revised Is it possible to use a dedicated parity drive without striping?
edited body; edited title
Apr
22
comment How is 'rm -rf /' able to delete all files in the system?
The fact that the file is still kept as long as it is open is actually pretty important because it isn't true that the program is loaded into memory as soon as it is run. Bits and pieces are loaded into memory as they are accessed. They can be discarded again ( note, they are simply dropped, not sent to swap, since they are already on disk in the source file ) if the kernel needs to free up memory, and then when the program needs them again, they are read in from disk once again.
Apr
22
comment How to display more than 1 terminal simultaneously
What's wrong with just opening a new terminal and alt-tab?
Apr
21
comment Testdisk can't/won't recognise hard disk
If this drive is sdg then it would show up in both blkid and fdisk -l. What do you have in /proc/partitions?
Apr
20
answered How can I Mount Drive in Unsafe State? Operation not Permitted
Apr
20
comment How can I Mount Drive in Unsafe State? Operation not Permitted
you will need to tell the exact command you used and its exact output instead of paraphrasing.
Apr
20
comment Root access stripped off my user
Umm... yes.. that was my point: he already can run sudo, so he obviously does not need to add himself to the sudo group, and conversely if he wasn't in the sudo group already, he couldn't add himself since he wouldn't be able to use sudo.
Apr
20
comment /bin/sh: 0: can't access tty; job control turned off
11.10 has been end of life and no longer supported for years.
Apr
20
comment Root access stripped off my user
That's a circular argument: you can't use sudo to give yourself sudo unless you already have sudo, in which case you don't need to give it to yourself.