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Systems Administrator, Consultant, Programmer, Linux geek, Computer geek, Networking geek.

I work for Net Direct, Canada's leading Linux solutions provider and largest Canadian IBM System x VAR.

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Jun
27
comment Is my OS installed onto my SSD?
@Cornelius Sure you can, it works just fine. It may trigger a reactivation but that should pass without issue.
Apr
25
comment What is the best cmd command line to know your system information and attributes?
Must have misremembered the bare msinfo, yes. Didn't have a Windows machine handy to test at the time. But msinfo32 works on any system.
Apr
24
comment What is the best cmd command line to know your system information and attributes?
"about the operating system installed and the computer architecture, such as CPU architecture or about the memory" ← msinfo covers OP's requirements. From memory, some systems only have msinfo.
Jan
6
comment disable windows battery feature
In general, BIOS updates require your computer to be plugged in to AC for additional protection against sudden shutdown. I strongly suspect this is the case and you've misread the error.
Nov
4
comment Raid5 reconstruction is extremely slow
"RAID5 reconstruction is extremely slow" Yes, yes it is.
Jul
29
comment Removing Search Box from the Start Menu without disabling indexing
Customer happiness was not a stated requirement! :D (you can edit that menu all you want so it looks like the top one)
Jun
12
comment Firefox subpixel rendering on Ubuntu
OK… now neither of my systems has a .fonts.conf, but it looks OK at work on a similar system. I'll try this out later. Moar testing!
Jun
12
comment Standardizing Font Rendering Across Mac, Linux, and Windows
LaTeX is not a WYSIWYG editor. It's a markup language that can produce consistent results across varying platforms.
May
9
comment Virtualization: pass audio and video from one VM to hardware
VirtualBox can run headless as well.
Mar
18
comment How can I automatically add a moustache to a batch of images?
There used to be a Chrome plugin (tested.com/tech/web/…) called Must Stache, but sadly it appears to have been removed.
Oct
22
comment Software RAID 1 broken, how do I fix this?
Your original question didn't make sense. Claiming "The other devices weren't even powered on, I was running from CentOS DVD-ROM to test them out." certainly didn't help.
Jun
19
comment CentOS - Add additional hard drive raid arrays on Dell Perc 5/i card
Post the output of blkid
May
17
comment Sharing Excel sheet over network?
Most barcode scanners tend to show up as a USB Keyboard (or at least have a mode to which you can set them and make them appear as a USB keyboard, so I wouldn't worry about that).
May
7
comment Ubuntu 12.04 - Add RAID 1 Array on existing device?
You made backups, right?
May
7
comment Ubuntu 12.04 - Add RAID 1 Array on existing device?
Did you copy the data over to it?
May
7
comment Ubuntu 12.04 - Add RAID 1 Array on existing device?
You need to boot using /dev/md0 first.
May
7
comment Ubuntu 12.04 - Add RAID 1 Array on existing device?
I already edited how to add sdb1 to the mirror into the question.
May
7
comment Ubuntu 12.04 - Add RAID 1 Array on existing device?
You'll need to read the mdadm and software RAID documentation to avoid losing your data and get familiar with it. For example, are your hard drives the same size? Probably not since one is IDE and one is SATA. You'll need to ensure the RAID device you create is not too large.
Mar
23
comment Why does Windows not recognize files inside Linux partitions?
What I was jumping on was the assertion that the format might just 'magically change' without any sort of versioning in place to guard against this situation. That's not what happens in the real world. Also, while they couldn't use the GPL code directly, there are no barriers to examining the code and making a compatible implementation without violating the GPL. FreeBSD did it - no problem. What it comes down to is: Microsoft doesn't want to do it.
Mar
23
comment Why does Windows not recognize files inside Linux partitions?
This is completely incorrect; the Linux filesystems (unlike NTFS) are well-documented and open source. Should new features be added, the filesystem would add a new option (sparse_super, acl, xattr, etc.) or bump the version and any driver which did not recognize those options or support that version will refuse to mount.