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by eanfrid
Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 17 broken by large software update
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Mint 17 broken by large software update

I've had a lot of updates telling me that this would change something and ask me if I wanted to replace it with the new config or not, there's like 5 or 6 letters you can enter as answers, it's not your regular update for sure, it seems to change something deep inside the system. I've gotten many o...
by eanfrid
Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LVM: to stripe or not to stripe
Replies: 16
Views: 1377

Re: LVM: to stripe or not to stripe

I would choose 4K too. However, RAID 0 is the worst choice for data safety and reliability: your are trading the security of your data for probably a rather worthless speed increase. A secure choice is RAID 1 (mirror) or RAID 10 (mirrored stripes).... the keyword is "mirror" ;)
by eanfrid
Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Encrypt a mountable directory without ecryptfs
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Encrypt a mountable directory without ecryptfs

Ecryptfs is not really good for anything but encrypting your home and transparently automounting it when your log in. Cryptkeeper, using encfs under the hood, should be more portable and better suited for your needs.
by eanfrid
Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LVM: to stripe or not to stripe
Replies: 16
Views: 1377

Re: LVM: to stripe or not to stripe

niowluka wrote:and setup a raid 0 with the other Green for 'storage'.
O_o
by eanfrid
Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Main Edition: BASH vulnerability a.k.a. 'Shellshock'
Replies: 189
Views: 133123

Re: 'Bash' virus?

What are you talking about ? There is no such virus.
by eanfrid
Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LVM: to stripe or not to stripe
Replies: 16
Views: 1377

Re: LVM: to stripe or not to stripe

Some good readings about RAID on Linux... https://raid.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Linux_Raid : forget about "fakeraid" :) FWIW, my servers use SSDs for system/boot/programs and mdadm RAID1 HDDs pairs for everything else (maybe I will try one day or another some RAID10 with 2 disks :mrgreen:...
by eanfrid
Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LVM: to stripe or not to stripe
Replies: 16
Views: 1377

Re: LVM: to stripe or not to stripe

My own experience is not to stripe with LVM and not to stripe (RAID 0) at all for your data. Use mdadm for RAID 0 on your system disk if you do not have a SSD (but you have a SSD) and mdadm RAID 1, 5 or 10 for your data. Then you can put some LVM volumes on RAIDed volumes. LVM striping is not reliab...
by eanfrid
Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Honest feedback from a former Business User...
Replies: 23
Views: 2183

Re: Honest feedback from a former Business User...

I am also a self-employed - freelance - IT consultant. I exclusively use Linux and some BSD flavors every day since almost 10 years for everything related to my own business. Windows never was an option and only runs sometimes in virtual machines to test stuff and do some Windows troubleshooting. My...
by eanfrid
Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: compiz --replace fails
Replies: 9
Views: 2457

Re: compiz --replace fails

Since Cinnamon has already its own compositing window manager (muffin), Compiz cannot be used with Cinnamon.
by eanfrid
Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:45 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Crypt-Luks and Resize
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Crypt-Luks and Resize

sda2 extended of 297Gio and within sda5 crypt-luks for the same size. Then your LVM volume group is located on top of sda5, holding all you logical volumes that you can resize with regular LVM tools and file system utilities. For in-place unencryption, you would need extra disk space before perform...
by eanfrid
Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Crypt-Luks and Resize
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Crypt-Luks and Resize

By design, since real data is obfuscated, a binary-encrypted partition is "full" and cannot be neither resized nor compressed. Don't you have LVM volumes, on top of the encrypted partition, that you would resize instead ?
by eanfrid
Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 15 repository?
Replies: 16
Views: 1940

Re: Linux Mint 15 repository?

Microsoft has a bold experience in allowing technically dead and zombified systems, i.e. allowing their OS to be run for a longer time than a reasonable lifespan. This does not mean that they are right. Even now, they are trying to drastically shorten the normal lifespan of their systems to about 3 ...
by eanfrid
Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there such thing as
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: Is there such thing as

hardinfo is the program named "System Information" (System Profiler And Benchmark) in your menu. It has a GUI and running it with sudo does not bring much more in-depth information than in normal user mode. Edit: if your system tells you "command-not-found", obviously you have fi...
by eanfrid
Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: There must be an easy way to do this!
Replies: 22
Views: 1992

Re: There must be an easy way to do this!

If I understand correctly, you want to share files from your Windows machine. So then, you must setup Windows networking on your Windows. There is nothing to "do" on your Linux client which has only to browse the network neighborhood and try to connect to the Windows networking shares.
by eanfrid
Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: best option for backing up for a full restore
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: best option for backing up for a full restore

AFAIK Redo Backup is a revamp of an old Clonezilla. It is working at block (binary) level, so you can backup partitions/disks and boot/MBR sectors regardless of file systems on them. Depending of what you backed up, you can restore any single partition, a combination of them or the whole disk.
by eanfrid
Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows 9 Scrapped, Skip To Windows 10. Metro Killed.
Replies: 26
Views: 3379

Re: Windows 9 Scrapped, Skip To Windows 10. Metro Killed.

Spearmint2 wrote:Just wait till 11 and 12 get in a fight. In German, who wins?

"Elf" dwarfs them all :arrow: []
by eanfrid
Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: When power button is pressed: shutdown?
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Re: When power button is pressed: shutdown?

@acerimusdux: Using swap would do nothing here because suspend does not use the disk.
by eanfrid
Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows 9 Scrapped, Skip To Windows 10. Metro Killed.
Replies: 26
Views: 3379

Re: Windows 9 Scrapped, Skip To Windows 10. Metro Killed.

You are welcome :lol: The joke did not last long :wink:
by eanfrid
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Main Edition: BASH vulnerability a.k.a. 'Shellshock'
Replies: 189
Views: 133123

Re: BASH vulnerability a.k.a. 'Shellshock' (CVE 2014-6271)

karlchen wrote:I'm glad I'm typing this from Windows 7 SP1: no bash vulnerabilities here
Yep. Only many more others kept secret and unpatched :mrgreen:
by eanfrid
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: built in webcam MSI Wind U 100 notebook not working under Li
Replies: 12
Views: 1575

Re: built in webcam MSI Wind U 100 notebook not working unde

nomko wrote:here's a page which might offer a solution:
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Webcam-HOWTO/hardware.html

Almost 10 years old...

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