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Make ejectable fake block device in linux

I have a testing setup using loop devices to stand in for some external devices (these are basically a replacement for tape storage - removable disk cartridges formatted as NTFS). This works pretty ...
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Upon reboot, Linux software raid fails to include one device of a RAID1 array

One of my four Linux software raid arrays drops one of its two devices when I reboot my system. The other three arrays work fine. I am running RAID1 on kernel version 2.6.32-5-amd64 (Debian Squeeze). ...
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How do I disable the “SECURITY FREEZE LOCK” on my SATA hard disk?

I am sending ATA commands to SATA HDD using IOCTL_ATA_PASS_THROUGH in windows. IDENTIFY DEVICE (ECh) ATA commands returns 256 words of data. Word 128, Bit 3 is set in the returned data, and according ...
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ioctl LOOP_SET_FD failed: Device or resource busy

I'm trying to get Backtrack to run on my Droid DNA. I've been tweaking the script little by little but I still come up with the following. I changed the loop on it, and another program always seems to ...
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e2label: sending ioctl 127c to a partition! in /var/messages

I'm currently trying to setup a debain (2.6.32-5-amd64/Debian 2.6.32-41squeeze2) webserver on a virtual host machine. Taking a look at my log messages I found the following message in /var/messages (4 ...
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hdparm “Get/set IDE 32-bit IO setting” returns “IO_support =-2130557184 (???)” error

I'm trying to debug my Macbook Air SSD but am getting IO_support errors. hdparm -c /dev/sda /dev/sda: IO_support =-2130557184 (???) hdparm -c0 /dev/sda /dev/sda: setting 32-bit IO_support ...
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IOCTL call error when trying to format an SD card

Found an SD card (1GB) lying around. Thought I might pop that into my card reader and see if anything is on it. Nothing. There isn't even a file system on it. I right-click and go "format" but ...
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Have to eject DVD after every write with growisofs

I am writing files to a DVD with growisofs once a day. Each time I append to the DVD, I have to eject the DVD and then re-load the DVD in order to see the file I just wrote. I am using RHEL 5.0 and ...