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Mar
9
comment “Target filesystem doesn't have sbin/init” after cloning boot disk with dd
Without noerror it will stop copying when it sees an error. With noerror but not sync it will skip over the input block that is in error but then all of the blocks after that will be written to the wrong place (one block earlier). conv=noerror,sync will write a block of zeros for every error block to keep input & output synchronized.
Mar
9
comment “Target filesystem doesn't have sbin/init” after cloning boot disk with dd
Did you use dd conv=noerror,sync?
Feb
23
comment How do I backup DVDs and Blu-rays to my Mac?
See also superuser.com/questions/85987/…
Jan
13
answered Mac Terminal error
Jan
5
comment Can't delete a directory on external drive (OS X)
Probably the readonly attribute is set. I'm not sure if there is a way to change that flag on a directory from the Mac.
Dec
15
comment Are there undeleteable files in Linux?
That usually means that the file name is listed in the directory, but it could not access its inode. It might have a bad inode number in the directory or the inode on the disk may have been corrupted.
Dec
11
comment Is there a tool like fs_usage that will show the specific bytes being read or written?
There is no ktrace on my OS X 10.6 system. It was replaced by dtrace in 10.5. support.apple.com/kb/TA24816
Nov
25
answered How can Mac OS X save details about the URL from which a file has been downloaded?
Nov
9
comment How do people create DVDs which have more data that it allows
Single layer max capacity is 4.7 GB (4.37 GiB) but dual layer max capacity is 8.54 GB (7.95 GiB).
Nov
1
revised Mac OS X IRC clients
finally out of beta
Oct
31
comment Why is Ctrl-Arrow not working in bash on OS X?
If you are using Spaces, Ctrl + arrow by default switches spaces.
Oct
28
comment Case sensitive folder names in OS X
Technically, HFS+ does not support case sensitive file names, but HFSX (supported by Mac OS X 10.3+) does. developer.apple.com/library/mac/technotes/tn/tn1150.html#HFSX
Oct
1
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
1
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
18
answered Watch Flash video but block out part of it
Jul
17
awarded  Yearling
Jul
8
answered Why does vim delay for a second whenever I use the 'O' command (open a new line above and insert)?
Apr
13
comment Running Mac OS X 10.6 my users home directory is wrong
Since you say that it is only a problem on the command line, you might check your login scripts in case they are modifying HOME.
Apr
13
revised Running Mac OS X 10.6 my users home directory is wrong
check scripts
Apr
13
answered Running Mac OS X 10.6 my users home directory is wrong