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Apr
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comment Does Ubuntu damage USB drives?
@Frédéric: It's Linux fault and Microsoft choice. You can't corrupt user data and then blame it on someone else making their software closed-source. Furthermore, I believe Microsoft does share details of NTFS with its "partners" (those who make partition managers etc.), they just don't do it for free, but for a commercial company like Canonical, it doesn't seem out of the question to try that route. Finally, how do you even know the incompleteness of the current reverse-engineered spec of NTFS is the source of the problem? To me it seems like a completely unrelated bug.
Apr
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comment Does Ubuntu damage USB drives?
@KenMollerup: Tell us why anyone should believe what you're saying when you have provided zero links or technical details.
Apr
2
comment Does Ubuntu damage USB drives?
^...not to mention, this wasn't even on a flash drive, it was on my main SSD. A brand-new SSD. And it happened every single time that I didn't add a ton of extra I/O after the file copy. In other words, Linux's implementation of NTFS is broken, as much as its fans will want to deny it and avoid believing.
Apr
2
comment Does Ubuntu damage USB drives?
Don't believe people when they tell you Linux won't corrupt your drives. It can. On Ubuntu 15, mere file copy followed by reboot consistently gave me errors in chkdsk like this: Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ... Found corrupt basic file structure for "<0x32,0x1e63>" ... queued for offline repair. Found an unneeded link ($FILE_NAME: ???) in index "$I30" of directory "\ <0x5,0x5>" ... queued for offline repair. Found missing Index entry for file "<0x32,0x1e63>" from index "\??\D:\found.000" of directory "$I30" ... queued for offline repair.
Apr
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comment Does Ubuntu damage USB drives?
-1 because it's unfounded and wrong. I have seen Ubuntu 15 corrupt my NTFS volume (yes, I know you won't believe me, but I've seen it with my own eyes and reproduced at least 3-4 times in a row before believing it myself), and it has happened even despite me explicitly sync'ing all the buffers. I concur with @jan6352781 that I also suspected it was due to not finishing the write process, and I still do. In fact, if you wait long enough after the write before rebooting Ubuntu, it works fine. We have no reason to believe Windows is at fault here, and every reason to believe Ubuntu is.
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comment How do I prevent PolicyKit from asking for a password?
Could someone describe how exactly this will "break" the system?
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comment How to update my BIOS
@André: What? Nowadays computers can't even boot from floppies (or even run DOS if they could boot) so that doesn't even make sense. I've updated my BIOS myself a handful of times with the manufacturer-provided program. There's no reason not to do it from Windows, as long as the program is written properly it will work. (WINE is something else entirely, though.)
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comment Change touchpad horizontal and vertical acceleration/sensitivity?
@TheRookierLearner: You could try to play around with settings by using the program xinput, maybe it'll work for you.
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