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Dec
12
asked sshfs: Input/Output error
Dec
12
answered sshfs: Input/Output error
Nov
6
comment How many Operating Systems allowed in a single computer
@MichaelKjörling Oh, you're right, I just assumed that the bootloader(s) can't use any of these techniques, but that's of course not true. So the number of permutations of the total memory is the limiting factor here, and the size of the hard drive does not matter.
Nov
6
comment How many Operating Systems allowed in a single computer
@MichaelKjörling Oops, the boundary is wrong; it must be higher. If we define an OS on a single computer as a permutation of bytes in memory at "OS start" time, the number of OSs is finite on a physical computer. That's because there are only 256^n permutations of n bytes, and the highest possible n on a 64 bit system is 2^64, 256^2^64 is an upper boundary. This number is large (more than a hundred quadrillion times the number of atoms in the universe), but finite.
Nov
6
comment Gracefully deleting files older than 30 days
What is the semi-colon for?
Nov
6
comment How many Operating Systems allowed in a single computer
The hard drive is not a boundary; you can safely boot without one via PXE. And on actual computers, the number is not infinite: on a 64 bit system, there can be at most 2^2^64 different OSs.
Aug
21
comment How to resize a Virtual Box Vm?
That's correct; VirtualBox doesn't allocate the disk space until it's really needed. Go boot into the machine, and resize the partitions.
Aug
21
comment How to resize a Virtual Box Vm?
@chobo2 You can add it in the GUI or attach it with VBoxManage. In any case, simply passing the the filename to VBoxManage modifyvdi should work, like this: VBoxManage modifyvdi --resize 42000 C:\SomePath\MyVm.vdi.
Aug
20
comment How to resize a Virtual Box Vm?
According to their documentation (mirror), it should work with Fusion, Player, Workstation, ACE Manager, Server, and GSX. None of these are free software, but Player and Server don't cost anything, and you can evaluate Workstation for 30 days.
Aug
20
comment How to resize a Virtual Box Vm?
It looks like your disk is in vmdk format. Either use VMWare to resize the disk, or convert it to vdi with VBoxManage clonehd C:\SomePath\MyVm.vmdk --format vdi C:\SomePath\MyVm.vdi and then resize it.
Aug
9
comment How to resize a Virtual Box Vm?
Sure, virtually all of the VirtualBox tools are available on all hosts. If you don't have cygwin, grep won't work. You can either search manually or use FindStr.
Aug
9
answered How to resize a Virtual Box Vm?
Aug
1
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
28
comment How do you find the parent process of a zombie process?
Excellent answer. Instead of pstree -p harris, pstree -p $USER would convey the same meaning, and work verbatim .
Jul
24
asked Cannot install packages for foreign platforms
Jul
24
answered Cannot install packages for foreign platforms
Jul
20
awarded  Caucus
May
3
comment Wget is silent, but it displays error messages
Unfortunately, curl is not preinstalled on all debian systems.
May
3
comment Wget is silent, but it displays error messages
That works, but it's lame. error_log=$(wget -nv example.net 2>&1) || echo $error_log is a more elegant solution, but still clumsy.
May
3
revised Wget is silent, but it displays error messages
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