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I'm a postdoc doing research in high-energy particle physics. I also have a hobby interest in computer programming.

You can find me on Twitter, or check out my blog and personal website! Or you can email me at stack@ellipsix.net.

However, please don't contact me through any other channel about something that should be handled through this site. If you do, I'll probably just tell you to post it here.


Oct
28
comment How to calculate size of a VERY large folder over FTP?
How are you running du -hs? SSH?
Oct
22
comment Batch Update Symbolic Links Recursively
@Sparhawk oh, yeah, I see what you mean now. I missed that. I guess I may as well edit it in.
Oct
22
comment Batch Update Symbolic Links Recursively
@Sparhawk yes, the double quotes I suggested adding are precisely the same ones that would be literally written to script.sh.
Oct
22
comment Batch Update Symbolic Links Recursively
@Sparhawk probably. To get around that you should use double quotes around both instances of %p.
Oct
20
comment Run Python scripts without explicitly invoking `python`
Oh, wait, I misread and thought the other answer included the stuff about env. My bad.
Oct
20
comment Run Python scripts without explicitly invoking `python`
I don't think this really adds anything to the other answer.
Oct
13
comment How can I adjust my router to allow my ISP's full speed?
@Chipperyman it says in the question that bubbleking did exactly that and did achieve the advertised speed.
Oct
2
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
Yeah, exactly. I awarded the bounty to the other answer because Tom's tip about setting the partition to active was the key to fixing my problem, and I accepted it because I figured the answer I accept should be the one that contains the actual solution, for the benefit of future readers, even though you did suggest using bootrec first.
Oct
2
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
The other answer identified the solution I needed, but I appreciate your persistence. (I'd offer up a smaller bounty for that if I could, as a symbolic gesture.)
Oct
2
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
This turned out to be the right problem (and solution), but your tip about setting the partition to active was the real key. I needed to make the partition active so that bootrec would know where to write the rebuilt BCD. Perhaps you could add that to the answer? (I didn't have to use bootsect, as it turned out.)
Sep
30
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Sep
30
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
I've been using 1-based numbering, so there is no drive #0; anyway, yes, the drive letter does change to C when I disconnect drive #1. Throughout the whole process I've never disconnected drive #2 (the one the question is about), and I haven't changed which connector is attached to each drive, so there's no way the connectors are inverted.
Sep
30
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
I've edited the question to include that output. As I noted there, the effects of all these commands appear to be the same (i.e. no effect) whether all drives are connected or not.
Sep
29
comment EFI System Partition for Dual Boot Windows and Linux
Actually, you can have more than one ESP. I have a dual-boot laptop with a separate EFI system partition for each OS and both of them boot just fine.
Sep
29
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
There's an NTFS data partition on drive #1 (an SSD), which the recovery environment maps to C:. (Of course when I was able to boot into Windows, the Windows system partition was C: and the data partition was E:.)
Sep
28
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
Actually repair doesn't let me select the Windows partition. Sorry not to make that clear. The screen where I would select a partition looks like this - no partitions listed - and I get to Startup Repair by just clicking "Next" anyway. I'll edit the question with this and also the output of bootrec.
Sep
28
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
I can access any file on the Windows partition by mounting it under Linux - viewing, copying, deleting, editing - with no problems. (I haven't tried them all of course, but a representative sample yielded no errors.) I don't see a way to boot the DVD into DOS; can you point me to instructions? When I try Startup Repair I get the message "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically".
Sep
25
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
No, I can't. The article explicitly says (multiple times) that you need to be already running Windows to perform a repair install; besides, I tried it, and it won't let me use the Upgrade option when booting from a DVD.
Sep
25
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
Looking at it now, I see that a repair install can only be done from within Windows, so that doesn't help me.
Sep
25
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
Ah, well that was intentional. I tried using Windows to resize the partition first, after emptying the Recycle Bin and defragmenting (forgot about disabling special files though), but it wasn't able to reduce the partition size as much as I needed it to. I'll try the repair installation and see if it works. If not, then I can mount the Windows partition from Linux and copy any useful files to another partition, so I won't have to resort to data recovery.