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Jun
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comment how to install portable virtual box on LINUX HOST
This is not going to be easy to do. VirtualBox requires kernel drivers to be present - it's not as simple as copying some files to the drive (even on Windows, the portable version consists of software to load and unload the drivers, and therefore needs administrative privileges). It would probably be easier to install VirtualBox natively and carry only the VM on your flash drive.
Jun
2
comment how to install portable virtual box on LINUX HOST
Do you want to export the VM to a flash drive, or do you want to install VirtualBox to the flash drive?
May
27
comment Would Changing fstab file entry to rw put data on Hard Drive at risk?
What that option does is to remount the root partition as read-only if mount encounters any errors. If there is an issue with the filesystem, trying to write to it could result in data loss. In your case, though, the problem is not related to this (your system would not be able to complete the boot process if the entire root filesystem were read-only). So it is unlikely to have any effect on your issues with the wireless and the USB ports.
May
24
comment Guess correct stable memory/RAM CAS?
If Memtest shows millions of errors at the default timings, have you considered that the memory might be bad?
May
24
comment How do I convince my computer my touchscreen doesn't exist?
If it is a USB digitizer, you should be able to simply disconnect it internally (unless it is integrated into the board somehow). You could certainly try removing the "touch control board" (this would probably work, but I'm not familiar with that model).
May
23
reviewed Approve Any way to make VLC load srt files in the same directory automatically? (When they don't have the same name)
May
22
comment Hard drive: more RPM or higher capacity, which is faster?
There are other factors besides data density and spindle speed that can affect performance. Cache size and even firmware are going to have an effect. The best thing to do would be to look at the benchmarks for the individual drives (particularly for small file I/O, as this will have a greater impact on speed for normal usage than sustained transfer rates).
May
22
comment How to provide DRM/file security across an entire DFS?
If you want to keep anyone (students, I guess) from accessing the files, you will need some kind of encryption (I guess you could give people flash drives with keyfiles instead of making them remember passwords...).
May
22
comment How to provide DRM/file security across an entire DFS?
This has been asked many times before. If a file can be read, it can be copied.
May
22
comment Where to install programs in Arch Linux?
There are conventions,but within those conventions where you put things is up to you. I personally put proprietary software in /opt. You can likely put the symlinks anywhere in your PATH.
May
22
reviewed Approve How to remap my Kinesis Freestyle 2 PC keyboard to Mac Layout
May
22
reviewed Approve How to create a user and set permission only to some folders on ubuntu 10.04?
May
22
reviewed Approve How to redirect sound to USB headset when plugged in?
May
19
comment How to start a service automatically when Arch Linux boots?
If you don't need it until the desktop environment starts, there are various DE-specific ways to do it which are independent of Arch. For example, on Xfce.
May
19
comment Cloning a 512 sector size to Advanced Format WD Black drive
My guess (without doing any research) is that the new drive is using a larger sector size (that's what "Advanced Format" is) and this is confusing CloneZilla. Is it possible to reformat the new drive using 512-byte sectors? That might fix the issue. (If you have a 3TB+ drive, this won't work, but I imagine it would be fine for 1TB.)
May
17
comment Can the linux kernel enumerate pcie devices beyond what the bios can?
Maybe, I'm not sure (well, I don't think it's directly a BIOS limitation, as to my knowledge Linux (as with most modern OSes) doesn't directly call into the BIOS anymore). But are you sure the limitation is not with the hardware? You can't have more devices than the controller has available lanes, unless you have additional switching hardware.
May
17
reviewed Approve Toggled Hyperlink with If:Then formula
May
17
answered “Hunk #1” message after apply a patch
May
16
comment Does “Offline” in Disk Management actually turn off (spin down) the disk?
From what I've heard, you can accomplish this by setting the delay appropriately in Power Management settings and then disabling indexing on the drive (and not doing anything that might access data there). (Also, if you're worried about data protection, the only real solution is to encrypt the drive.)
May
16
comment HDD recovery — linux does not see drive (fdsik -l)
The first thing is probably to check dmesg just to see if anything shows up. I would be surprised if the BIOS recognized the drive but the Linux kernel ignored it completely. This might give you some clue, at least.