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12 happy years of experience with DEBIAN starting from version 5 Sid until the recent 8.3 Jessie.
Before that done 6 years of system administration including a SCO UNIX Server and a couple of Windows Servers and dozens of workstations. The largest system was nearly 100 PC's, devices etc. at 3 locations with LAN and VPN's, Firewall and Phone via landline and VoIP.

I like to experiment and then share the experience. With sharing I may post silly stuff and get corrected - the way to learn something from anybody.

Have fun, insight and maybe share your knowledge with me.
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Debian 8 on ACER Aspire E15 - E5-573

Posted 09-09-2015 at 05:29 AM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)
Updated 12-18-2015 at 06:19 PM by error_401 (Update)

A new laptop with Debian 8 with KDE
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Just bought the latest from ACER an

ACER Aspire E15 E5-573-74BW

Nice laptop. Nice large screen, keyboard with num block, touchpad. Intel i7 processor and 8 GB of RAM.
1 TB HDD.

PREPARATION TO INSTALL LINUX
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It took longest...
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Skype in Debian Jessie

Posted 06-04-2015 at 11:23 AM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)
Updated 12-18-2015 at 06:22 PM by error_401

Trying to install Skype in Debian Jessie.

1st download the debian 7 multiarch .deb file from skype.com

2nd
Code:
dpkg --add-architecture i386
3rd
Code:
apt-get update
4th dpkg -i on the .deb file will come up with the following dependencies missing:

libc6:i386
libggc1:i386
libqt4-dbus:i386
libqt4-network:i386
libqt4-xml:i386
libqtcore4:i386
libqtgui4:i386
libqtwebkit4:i386
libstdc++6:i386...
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Tutorial about information gathering and the most important commands

Posted 01-11-2013 at 05:32 AM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)
Updated 02-08-2013 at 02:36 AM by error_401

Have you been in this situation?

You have finally installed your first linux and have a problem. Now everybody wants to know what you have installed in order to answer your question. But how to get there?

Little tutorial about gathering information on a linux system.

First know the difference between a normal user and "root". Root is the administrator. You are not normally logging on as root but if it is your own computer you may do so at your...
LQ Newbie
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 936 Comments 0 error_401 is offline
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CD-ROM data recovery - ddrescue respectively gddrescue

Posted 12-12-2012 at 11:00 AM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)
Updated 12-18-2015 at 06:27 PM by error_401 (Updated information)

I have a lot of pictures stored on CD-ROM's which over time start to loose data.
I want to recover as much data as possible and store it on my NAS. I have assembled my experience in this blog sort of a tutorial and reference.

1. Install ddrescue (gddrescue)
2. How it works - Manuals
3. Figure out your devices and prepare ddrescue
4. Use it on a damaged CD-ROM (data loss due bad sectors)
5. Recover as much data from data CD-ROM as possible
...
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Major disk trouble DRDY ERR and UNC error

Posted 11-07-2012 at 11:08 AM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)
Updated 12-18-2015 at 06:23 PM by error_401

Just happened:

Got a nasty error on my laptop running Debian Squeeze. Unable to boot further than initramfs with errors preventing the file system from mounting.

Nasty bugger. Seems to be a bad sector on my HDD. Causes several attempts to read and finally fails with
DRDY ERR and subsequent UNC error triggering the errors:
unable to mount rootfs etc.

Now trying with the installer CD-ROM in recovery mode. A bit nasty as I have unsaved data...
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