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comment FIle created by a process cannot be seen by another process
Do you call FileDescriptor.sync()? on the file after writing? More perhaps relevant info available here: stackoverflow.com/questions/730521/…
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comment How can I read my hard drive's SMART status in Windows 7?
Works fine in Win 8.1 too!
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comment Check if ia32-libs is installed
@MatthewWilliams correct, but when the i386 architecture is installed, then the programs the OP needs to run will run even if the ia32-libs package is removed. Thus your solution can yield a false negative.
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revised How to extract tar file on Windows, when the filenames include a colon?
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answered How to extract tar file on Windows, when the filenames include a colon?
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comment Syslogd: hardware error
Try running cpuburn. Perhaps that will help to home the problem down. And install mcelog to help read and decode machine check exception events.
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revised Check if ia32-libs is installed
Clarified wording.
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comment Check if ia32-libs is installed
The dpkg --print-foreign-architectures command works on Ubuntu too, so that should be the safe way to achieve your goal.
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comment Check if ia32-libs is installed
dpkg -l | grep ia32-libs returns nothing at all on a modern debian with i386 architecture installed and the transitional ia32-libs package removed. So it may lead to false conclusions.
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comment Check if ia32-libs is installed
You are right. Things keep changing, otherwise life would be too easy. In Ubuntu you still have ia32-libs, but in recent Debian it is an additional architecture. Added the relevant additions to my answer. You will probably need to accommodate several possible ways of checking for ia32 support into your application.
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comment Converting LVM/EXT4 to ZFS without losing data
Yes, the reasonable way forward is to copy useful data to a separate drive and begin from scratch.
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comment Converting LVM/EXT4 to ZFS without losing data
Btrfs-convert can go from ext4 to btrfs if you are lucky, but the LVM will remain underneath. You will save time reinstalling, or perhaps running the system off a small SSD or SD card. Converting filesystems is a lottery: bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=175866
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comment Converting LVM/EXT4 to ZFS without losing data
Btrfs can do what you want directly, zfs requires some carefully chosen intermediate steps, like, for example described here: pcaddicts.ca/rc/2010/05/20/…
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comment Converting LVM/EXT4 to ZFS without losing data
If you care about the data, don't try converting a file system without having a backup! Get the third disk, try to fit the data (you care about) there. Create a raidz1 in degraded mode (not sure if you can boot from one in Linux, there have been booting problems in BSD), copy stuff back and resilver it having added the third drive.
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answered How to connect a USB GDI printer to Linux over a D-Link print server?