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comment Erase hard drive while booted
Why not boot from the network? (PXE). Nothing needs to be locally mounted Alternative, if the disk is a SSD rather than spinning rust you can send it the secure erase command.
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comment Screen rotation hot key (Ctrl+Alt+Up) not responding, what's going on?
Or from screens rotated by coworkers who think this is nice prank. (The changes persists after logging out and after reboots).
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comment fdisk - do i need it or can i make a filesystem directly?
Agreed. And "this option must be specified twice" is a secondary precaution.
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revised fdisk - do i need it or can i make a filesystem directly?
Added the syntax for the command
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answered Can I Create USB 3.0 Flash Drive With Undeletable Files?
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comment Can I Create USB 3.0 Flash Drive With Undeletable Files?
Most flash drives are formatted with FAT32 though, not with NTFS.
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answered Auto execute program when usb is plugged in
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comment How to compress extremely large file in place
I assume that you can do this with dd to get part of the file (e.g. the last 100GB, then truncate the original file to 646.4-100GB and compress the 100GB part. Rinse and repeat. Note that this will leave you with 7 compressed files all of which need the reverse actions to restore the vhdx to its original state (as in uncompress first, concattenate, next). However I really would try to avoid this. If at all possible use a second disk or use the network. Possibly in combination with netcat.
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comment Raid drive cannot be detected
How are the drives configured? Very much NOT as RAID in the BIOS and as mdadm RAID in software? (mdadm uses regular drives to build a RAID array). Or as Intel fake RAID (dm, not to be confused with the previous RAID which is md) ?
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answered Why can't RAID 0 utilise all disk space on two different sized disks?
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comment fdisk - do i need it or can i make a filesystem directly?
Actually, you could. Take a floppy. We assume one partition/volume. We specify the filesystem used (since we have no MBR to tell us what is used we need to manually specify that or enter it in /etc/fstab) and read the information for the filesytem. Classic example: Floppies and FAT12.
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comment fdisk - do i need it or can i make a filesystem directly?
Nope. It does not need to be. I have used without. It is still highly recommended though, but you can do without.
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comment fdisk - do i need it or can i make a filesystem directly?
Extended info on the pendrive example: It is also used on floppies and pendrives without MBR where often called 'superfloppy format'.
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answered fdisk - do i need it or can i make a filesystem directly?
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comment Creating 2 instances of the same printer in Windows 8
@OP: For spaces indenting triggers a sort of 'code-mode' over here.
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revised Creating 2 instances of the same printer in Windows 8
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comment Hardware RAID10 HPA recovery
What happens if you use either hdparm -Np3906863104 --yes-i-know-what-i-am-doing /dev/sdc (HPA on, but max sectors visible) or when you try to retain hdparm settings after a [software] reset with hdparm -K 1 /dev/sdc ?
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comment Connect PCIe devices to Macbook pro
I fail to understand the "I could also use a wireless adapter which uses the CardBus interface. So an external usb to PCMCIA adapter would also work" part. PCMCIA is an old ISA like interface. Cardbus has a similar shape, but it quite different (two generation more modern, and cardbus comes down to an USB connectiond a single PCIe lane).
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comment How to connect a PC with Windows XP wirelessly to the internet
Even windows XP is to old. Xp no longer receives security updates, thus do not connect it to any network.
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comment Where can I get Windows XP drivers for MacBook Pro hardware without using Boot Camp?
I know this is not the question: But why install XP? It is no longer supported so you can install it but then you should not connect it to any network, not use any pen drives, etc etc. That usually makes it pretty useless. That leaves two other options: 1) Somehow recover the OSX install media. 2) Install a much more modern windows. Which will also use different drivers. The last is why I am posting this before you spent ages looking for ancient 32 bit XP drivers.