Well… one of my partitions, on a SSD, suddenly died. I’ve been building packages in a virtual machine (VB 5.2.28 r130011) of Slackware 14.2 x86_64. All was going fine until my desktop, the host machine, completely froze. Could not go to another runlevel or anything. In the end, I pushed the reset button, and upon boot my
/home partition (
sda3) did not mount.
I’ve been writing a text document, where I want to paste an excerpt of a shell script. I want to put it in a frame as a separate “figure”, referred to in the text as “Box ##”. To make it clearer to the reader, I want to have the appropriate syntax highlighting. How to do it?
Lately, I’ve been processing a lot of imaging data in Inkscape. This included arranging imported pictures, setting their size, proportions and more. I needed an easy way to crop images that have been already imported in Inkscape. Usually, I would just make sure that everything is in the correct size before importing. Well, pedantic as this might be, it is time consuming.
During my disk cloning exercises, I stumbled upon an issue when cloning a partition formatted as XFS. Cloning with dd went fine, however, when trying to mount the newly created partition in Thunar, I would get an error (sorry no screenshot). Then, I tried to mount in manually and investigate what the problem was.
About half a year ago, I needed more space for my ThinkPad x230 laptop. I had a 256 GB SSD, running Slackware 14.2, so I bought a new SSD of 1 TB. I did not want to go through all the hustle of repartitioning, reinstalling and reconfiguring, therefore I also bought a Fujitech Clone Dock 2. It is fairly simple to use, just place the disks in the correct order: Disk 1 (256 GB) to be cloned onto Disk 2 (1 TB), turn it on and click the
Clone button twice. However, there is no way to tell the device to clone a specific partition only.
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