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Sadly, I’ve become soured by the SE network. It started great, but went downhill. Some mods are too aggressive/bias, policies are arbitrarily/capriciously/selectively applied, and some users treat the sites as MMOGs, “rep-whoring”, copying others’ work, and posting random guesses to game the system by abusing and exploiting auto-bounty assignment.

I care(d) about the integrity of the site, so I feel anywhere that allows such disreputable behavior isn’t somewhere worth staying. My OCD not withstanding, I won’t be contributing much here anymore and will find somewhere else to help people. I apologize to all of the people I would have helped here in the future.






Press the chemise key to continue… 😈

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As a visual-learner, I often add images to my posts to make them more effective. Sometimes I take photos, sometimes I create them with software, sometimes I find them through Google Images or WikiPedia.

Mod
I’ve been asked hey bro, y u no b mod? get u POWR! impr0ve site. I had considered it and was even tempted to run a few times, but I just have too much to do already, so I can’t take on that kind of commitment when I know I won’t be able to do as good a job as I’d demand. Besides, as the behavior of the other mods became more and more apparent, I realized that it would be pointless.


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comment Remap laptop brightness keys to Fn + Arrow keys
No, the Fn key is specially handled in the keyboard controller (i.e., hardware) rather than through the OS (software), so on almost all laptops, it is not possible to modify its use.
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awarded  Nice Answer
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revised Rewriting partition table to be BIOS/DOS compatible
Added details about errors.
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answered Rewriting partition table to be BIOS/DOS compatible
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comment Rewriting partition table to be BIOS/DOS compatible
Well I let TestDisk rewrite the partition table, and now it is not giving those errors. I will try plugging the drive into the computer tomorrow morning and hopefully it will get past the BIOS like it used to. I’ll update then…
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comment Rewriting partition table to be BIOS/DOS compatible
I tired fixboot, but it did nothing (testdisk still gives the same error).
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revised Rewriting partition table to be BIOS/DOS compatible
Added technical information.
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comment Rewriting partition table to be BIOS/DOS compatible
Except that I cannot boot into Windows on the drive in question. I can boot into another instance of Windows with the problem-drive attached as a USB drive. I don’t think bootrec can affect the MBR of another drive. And I’d prefer to avoid live-cds and such if at all possible; I’m sure it doesn’t have to come to that, there should be a way to do it in Windows.
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comment Rewriting partition table to be BIOS/DOS compatible
@sawdust, well yes, technically third, but in that context, I was referring to the partitions of use (the 100MB boot-partition is actually hidden and inaccessible in Windows, so I wasn’t counting it when I was describing the user-partitions). That partition is the primary anyway, the others are in the extended partition, so in a way, the third one is indeed the secondary partition.
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comment Rewriting partition table to be BIOS/DOS compatible
@psusi, I didn’t have the system on hand when I posted the question, but I got the information. TestDisk says number of heads/cylinder mismatches 224 (NTFS) != 255 (HD) … number of sectors per track mismatches 19 (NTFS) != 63 (HD) and it says bad relative sectors under each of the two partitions (boot-partition and main full-drive partition—the other one is indeed gone and merged into the main one).
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asked Rewriting partition table to be BIOS/DOS compatible
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comment Recursive download of subfolder with wget - --no-parent apparently not working
it only download the index.html file That was because you were using l 2. Since you did not change the accepted answer, I guess you never increased the recursion level to realize this is the best answer for the question as it had been asked.
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comment wget recursively with -np option still ascends to parent directory
I was just having this problem (ascending to parent even with -np). I did a quick search, landed here, saw my old answer, added the trailing slash, and bam! it worked. ☺
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