Debian is a nice distro, as long as you don’t need to mess around with its packages on other systems. Today I was playing around with the SafeNet stuff for eTokens on gentoo – and all I had was the debian package, but no dpkg command. After looking at the package it was quite simple to open it: […]
Grub2 using Gentoo doesn’t detect if a Memtest86+ boot image is available – so I tried to come up with a solution which looks as follows:
Gentoo is a distribution where you decide about software you install. This was reason enough for me to give Grub2 a spin. Installation wasn’t that hard after unmasking and keywording the grub package: echo “sys-boot/grub:2 **” >> /etc/portage/package.keywords echo “sys-boot/grub:2” >> /etc/portage/package.unmask emerge -av sys-boot/grub:2
Looking at the mobile phone market I have to admit the trend doesn’t make me happy. Nokia buried Maemo and Meego and decided to use Windows, Apple forces you to use iTunes which is a pain in the ass on any non-macintosh stuff. Symbian is ancient old and I won’t use Windows on a mobile phone.
People asked me way too often on how to test new BTRFS features – a reason for me to do this article. It’s nothing special, but you have two possibilities to do it:
Using XFS means, that you have to deal with fragmentation of your files. Disregarding fragmentation, XFS is a wonderful filesystem which never caused any problems here. To check fragmentation, we use the xfs-debug tool in read-only mode: xfs_db -c frag -r /dev/sdX# At my server it would look like that: stargazer ~ # xfs_db -c frag -r /dev/sda7 […]