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Feb
1
comment Why does 'dd' produce different files for same USB stick?
@TOOGAM Isn't bs=xxx just determining the speed only? At the end of the day it shouldn't make any difference, right? I expect that if the last block is less than xxx, to be truncated automagically. Am I wrong?
Feb
1
comment Why does 'dd' produce different files for same USB stick?
I thought I'd been a bit of an idiot in having it mounted the first time around when I executed dd. I guess I'll keep the file taken with the device unmounted. Scary!
Feb
1
comment Why does 'dd' produce different files for same USB stick?
Nope. I guess I should have, right?
Dec
26
comment What can I do when my UPS overloads?
@Twisty I know, but I didn't check the label, and I asked specifically to have a UPS capable of supporting 500W... This is what I got sold... first (and last) time I trust them! Now I just bought a Trust Oxxtron 1500VA... this should be ok...
Dec
26
comment What can I do when my UPS overloads?
Noooaaaa when I bought this I was told it's 650W... Ofc it doesn't work! Those ***** at Maplin lied to me...
Dec
26
comment What can I do when my UPS overloads?
No, my two displays are not connected to the ups, neither printer nor anything else.
Jan
5
comment Is ok to limit writes on SSD/EXT4 by setting commit parameter in fstab?
So changing from default 5 seconds to 30 seconds should increase corruption? You mean only in the case of a power outage, right? Btw I've got a UPS so this should be a quite rare event..
Jan
2
comment Is ok to limit writes on SSD/EXT4 by setting commit parameter in fstab?
I was reading around a lot of unnecessary writes on SSD are just impacting on the H/W, reducing its lifespan.
Dec
28
comment Should I put the home directories on an SSD?
Thanks, I wanted to do this. What's the point of having and SSD and not using it? My only concern is related to durability, because my 'old OCZ has failed me... wouldn't want neither kernel neither home to disappear... :-)
Dec
28
comment Should I put the home directories on an SSD?
Just bought a 1 TB SSD Samsung 840 EVO. I'll partition on 2 and leave one partition for OS, another for /home then.
Dec
28
comment Should I put the home directories on an SSD?
The OS files should be mainly used in R/O mode, which is fine. Home directories instead are used in very R/W mode; I just wouldn't want to have a broken SSD, where I lose both my OS and home files...
Dec
28
comment Should I put the home directories on an SSD?
Sorry, can you please elaborate more?
Dec
28
comment How can I install Ubuntu on new hard drive maintaining old home directory?
So should I go for a simple copy and chown after I've installed the new setup?