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Jan
28
comment Dual PSU Advice
If the PSU is really that badly broken, you need to stop using it at once or you will blow out other components. Again though, your original conclusion is likely incorrect so I would back up and look for other explanations or verify that something is actually wrong with this PSU, for example, by using a $10 radio shack multi-meter to check its output voltages and make sure they are in spec.
Jan
26
comment Dual PSU Advice
A PSU that isn't utterly broken will simply shut down if it can't supply enough power.
Jan
25
comment Is there a gtld that is officially reserved for nonroutable/private addresses?
.local I believe.
Jan
25
comment Dual PSU Advice
It is extremely unlikely that a PSU could cause a drive read error. If it did, it would have to be horribly broken and providing power significantly out of spec, that is likely to cause much more damage and so you shouldn't use it at all.
Jan
25
comment cp file in /dev/sdc, now drive isn't readable
Your data is toast since you blew away the drive's partition table and other vital parts by overwriting it with the contents of the file boot.efi.
Jan
20
comment WD Green and Software RAID
@Ramhound, no they don't; they just park their heads after 7 seconds of inactivity which can quickly wear them out if you are using them in a server that stays on.
Jan
12
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Jan
12
comment Very Slow Charging: Thinkpad X60
If that is measured in the case instead of inside the cpu itself, that is too hot and would explain why the battery stops charging. Many laptops, thinkpads in particular, have fail thermal designs.
Jan
10
comment Emulate 512-byte sectors with Xen
AFAIK, xen always emulates a 512 byte sector disk.
Jan
9
comment What is filling up my C drive?
Your company's IT department should have reimaged the machine before issuing it to a new person. Go kick them and let them fix it.
Jan
9
comment PC stuck in BIOS with 4 TB harddrive
That's odd... I've plugged in drives on the fly in linux and in windows back when I ran it. Just had to force a scan for the disk to show up ( this was with ide disks, sata controllers now usually have hotplug support so they show up automatically ).
Jan
9
comment PC stuck in BIOS with 4 TB harddrive
It sounds like your bios thinks otherwise. Make sure it's set to boot from the other drive rather than trying the 4tb one first.
Jan
9
comment 1000 Mbit/s Connection but WLAN only gets 54 Mbit/s
Well, the real improvement is the mimo + 40 MHz channels. The beam forming also helps improve real performance, rather than maximum theoretical under ideal conditions ( very close range ). Also iirc, you only get the 65 Mbps rate if you disable compatibility with 802.11b/g, so typically you're still only going to see 54 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band.
Jan
9
comment PC stuck in BIOS with 4 TB harddrive
Boot from the Windows install/recovery disc and use the recovery console command "fixmbr" and "fixboot"
Jan
9
comment 1000 Mbit/s Connection but WLAN only gets 54 Mbit/s
@DanielB, no, 150 MBps is the 40 MHz channel rate, which normally isn't used in the 2.4 GHz band since that is pretty much the entire band.
Jan
9
comment 1000 Mbit/s Connection but WLAN only gets 54 Mbit/s
@DanielB, sure but MIMO requires dual antennae.
Jan
9
comment Partition for a non partitioned ext4
@AFH, no, you can't since gparted only operates on disks that are already partitioned.
Jan
9
answered Partition for a non partitioned ext4
Jan
9
comment Very Slow Charging: Thinkpad X60
Is the system running very hot? If the temperature gets too high that can cause the battery to stop charging.
Jan
8
comment 1000 Mbit/s Connection but WLAN only gets 54 Mbit/s
Your computer/phone/tablet doesn't support 802.11ac? 54 Mbps is the limit of 802.11g and 802.11n, in the 2.4 GHz band.