Jan 142014
 

Sometimes you need to clone partitions on your hard drive for various reasons, hd damaged, creating a RAID 1 or something similar, then it is often tedious and impractical to perform the operation using the normal tools like fdisk, in this case you can use sfdisk.

As reported in the manual:

sfdisk is a non-interactive program to edit the partition table, which is useful for creating scripts. The normal use of this service program involves the preparation of a file containing the instructions on the partitions to be created within a disk specified explicitly. Even if there is a special syntax for these instructions, it may be convenient to use since it is obtained from a query with the same sfdisk, as will be shown.

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Feb 012012
 

Disks are becoming cheaper and so it’s becoming common to have on our desk an external (usually USB) hard drive with a size of 1TB or more.
Now, once that we bring at home our new gadget the first question for us is: “which Filesystem should i use with this big disk ?”

There are a lot of options and the main point is once again a simple question: do you want to use this disk with several different operating systems ?
Perhaps you have a computer with a dual-boot with a Windows operating system , or perhaps you plan to use that external hard drive also with your Macbook…or connect it to a TV.

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Oct 182011
 

I’ve finally terminated my upgrade to Xubuntu 11.10, with the usual small problems, nothing really too bad.
But now, when i boot I don’t see anymore the “Windows” entry in the boot menu made with grub2, I’ve installed os-prober that should help in will find additional entries on the hard disks and add them to the menu, but this don’t solved too my problem.

As alternative you could have your windows Entry in place, but when selecting it, you get an error like:

  • you need to load kernel first
  • chainloader: no such command.
  • no such partition
So this is a small guide to restore your Windows entry in your Grub2 system.

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