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bio website mikeworster.com
location OH, USA
age 31
visits member for 2 years, 2 months
seen Aug 22 at 17:54

Have a BS in computer science from SIUE

Worked @ Motorola for 6 years as an embedded systems software engineer

Currently reside in OH working for Emerson as a software engineer


Aug
2
comment How can I capture ethernet traffic on a specific IP address on Windows
@Jet - This question is not about a software recommendation, this question is about how to accomplish a specific task (IP traffic capture) on a specific OS (Windows 7) with build in functionality. What I received instead were responses of "that's not possible, but try these tools". That makes this question fine for SU
Aug
12
comment How can I mount a sdcard and view it in /dev of a virtualbox guest
Yeah, slashes and/or caps don't seem to effect the end result at all
Aug
8
comment How can I mount a sdcard and view it in /dev of a virtualbox guest
Got to give a +1 for the idea, but seems like it's not working for some reason. I'll have to dig into the failure unless you know why it's giving a server execution failure
Feb
22
comment How can I use Oracle's virtualbox listpartitions command on Windows 7
@gronostaj - Just tried it, same error. I ran the command on -rawdisk E: which came back as VERR_PATH_NOT_FOUND meaning it was succesfully unmounted, then I ran the command with -rawdisk \\.\PhysicalDrive1 again and it was the COM server not running as above
Feb
22
comment How can I use Oracle's virtualbox listpartitions command on Windows 7
@heavyd - Yeah, I've been using the GUI and a number of it's mapping fetchers with no issues for months now, I just decided that I wanted to use the command line tool to check the partitions and once I ran that as Admin I started seeing this error. The GUI still works.
Feb
22
comment How can I use Oracle's virtualbox listpartitions command on Windows 7
@gronostaj - Yes, opening the command prompt as an admin fixed the other window opening issue, but that was really just a side effect. The overall problem of the command not working remains.
Jan
14
comment why can't I umount /home?
directly logged in as root. no FTP is running on the machine. Just issuing lsof prints a ton of crap, I suspect the problem is tied to the fact there are a number of logging mechanisms running (see my output of fuser in the question). But again... to kill them?
Jan
14
comment why can't I umount /home?
Yes, I am logged in as root, there is no one else on the system. If you can suggest how to use a "live distro" with Virtualbox I could give that a try.
Jan
14
comment why can't I umount /home?
Since it's running in a virtual box, the CD becomes problematic. You might also be able to do this if you log in as root. That way the /home partition is not needed. I am logged in as root, which it was my intent to avoid problem this way, I'm trying to figure out why that doesn't work.
Jan
9
comment What does the output of fdisk mean?
@terdon - FTL (Flash translation layer) the stuff that does the whare leveling and whatnot
Dec
5
comment diff and patch tool
I think you're right, I was not aware of the -u option for diff, that does make the formatting the same. How would I update that line to avoid certain files? For example any *.o files that are in the directories.
Dec
4
comment Calculating dual core performance (GF/s)
Gottcha, I was thinking that too, but I wasn't sure if that was oversimplifying it... considering extra IPC requirements between cores or shared resources or anything
Nov
14
comment How does the OS generate a random socket port?
It's a good question, but its a broad topic, and not c++ related in its current form. You might get abetter answer on superuser.
Nov
1
comment mount gives unknown filesystem type 'vboxsf'
@nerdwaller - NM that last comment. It is fully functional now. Thanks for your help!
Nov
1
comment mount gives unknown filesystem type 'vboxsf'
+1 for the "Guest Additions". For some reason <HOST>+D didn't work, nor did the devices menu ever show. (I'll post an "answer" on how I got it working) but my mount still fails, for a different reason. :(
Nov
1
comment mount gives unknown filesystem type 'vboxsf'
@nerdwaller - the devices menu never showed for me, but I was able to load the Guest Additions via the VirtualBox Manager (loaded the CD .iso image) to the "storage" device. So that's in there and now unknown filesystem type is gone, but I'm getting protocol error instead. Any ideas on that?
Oct
31
comment mount gives unknown filesystem type 'vboxsf'
Thanks for the detailed information, but can you tell me where you're getting the "Devices" menu from? If I understood you correctly it should have been in my Guest's "window". I launched the guest and took a screen shot of what I was seeing (see edit). I'm not finding a "Devices" tab. Are you running a different version?
Oct
30
comment mount gives unknown filesystem type 'vboxsf'
@nerdwaller - no, how do I do that?
Oct
26
comment What is non-executable flash memory?
So what makes flash "executable" then? The speed? The type of bus that it's accessed by? Or am I over simplifying this and the answer is "it depends"?
Oct
26
comment What is non-executable flash memory?
@Bob - embedded system, edited the post with this point.