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clean hd-media install onto hard drive partition of old SCSI box
Hello, I want to install a recent Debian distribution on a clean partition of a stand-alone SCSI box which runs multiple legacy OSes, including Woody. I did not upgrade Woody because driver support for my Initio SCSI host adapter was problematic ...Message posted on the July 17th, 2013 - 3:20 PM ET
Paragon Alignment Tool™ 3.0 for ESX® Now Available for Remote Partition Alignment in the Virtual Environment
PAT ESX Uses Minimal Virtual Disk Space to Perform Alignment Operations; Partition Alignment Easily Continued without Data Loss in Case the Process Be Interrupted.Press published on the October 5th, 2011 - 6:04 AM ET
Hard Drive partition table: explanations
The partition table, or Master Boot Record (MBR), designates the first accessible sector on a hard drive. This contains the partitions description table, a start up program and a special signature. This tutorial will present all of these elements in ...Review published on the October 25th, 2003 - 6:00 PM ET
How to partition your disk for Linux
Partitioning your hard disk is the hardest and most crucial step in the installation of a Linux operating system. Linux is of course a lot easier to install now then it once was, but the creation of partitions is inevitable and requires some basic ...Review published on the June 20th, 2005 - 6:00 PM ET
Windows XP repair tools
When your computer gets infected, locks up during a procedure, fails during an installation or you encounters a driver or hardware problem, then you may need to get your hands into the engine to see what's going on. Here are a range of tools that ...Review published on the July 19th, 2006 - 6:00 PM ET
Acronis Disk Director Suite test
While Windows does have an integrated partition manager which allows you to organise your data, it nevertheless has quite a few limitations that restrict the user. Why not then opt for a third party solution that offers greater flexibility? For this ...Review published on the January 28th, 2007 - 6:00 PM ET
Installing Windows XP in Unattended mode
This tutorial will explain in detail how to create a Windows XP CD-ROM that runs in 'Unattended' mode, so that an installation can be performed without having to provide all the details that are requested at the time of installation. As well as ...Review published on the July 21st, 2003 - 6:00 PM ET
Android-x86 Project: Discover Android on your computer!
You have surely heard a lot about this open source operating system. If you don’t have an Android Smartphone or mobile device operating this system, then you can nevertheless still get an idea of what the OS is about by testing it on your computer ...Review published on the December 31st, 2011 - 6:10 PM ET
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Partition Scheme for installing Debian Squeeze
Hi Debian users. I have downloaded the netinst iso file and verified the file using MD5SUM and it passed. I burned the netinst iso image to a CD successfully, booted to the CD and I am currently installing Debian Squeeze. I will be installing ...Message posted on the October 9th, 2012 - 6:50 PM ET
100MB partition (Win7 HP 64-bit)
I recently bought a new Acer Aspire V3 laptop that came with the Win7 64-bit setup partition. I ran it, installed Win7, cleaned all the crap off I didn't want/need, and installed some of the programs I wanted on it (still more to go- that's an ...Message posted on the October 1st, 2012 - 9:34 AM ET
Can I share the swap partition?
I'm running ubuntu 12.04 in virtualbox on a win7 machine. But I'd like to get at the hardware directly. And I'd like to reduce the number of computers I have scattered around my easy chair. I want to build a system with multiple different 32 and ...Message posted on the October 17th, 2012 - 9:50 AM ET
Anything I need to know about SSD's?
I just bought a new 240GB SSD drive, there's a lot of stuff that I need to do with Windows, such as making sure alignment is right, etc. I'm going to give a small portion to dual-booting Linux. My current boot drive is a 1TB HDD, with a 200GB ...Message posted on the March 25th, 2012 - 5:55 PM ET
Need help getting SATA disk to boot.
Greetings, group. I'm trying to upgrade my old circa-2003 Dell Dimension 4600 computer by replacing the hard disk (an old 40GB Western Digital IDE that makes a loud whining noise) with a bigger, quieter, faster disk (500GB Western Digital SATA). I ...Message posted on the March 6th, 2013 - 3:33 PM ET
[PATCH v2] block: avoid false positive warnings on ioctl to partition
After a month of reports, the warnings from non-whitelisted ioctls to a partitions can be classified in three groups. BLKFLSBUF and BLKROSET are always sent to devices. Not having them in the whitelist did not cause any visible harm, but anyway ...Message posted on the February 17th, 2012 - 2:40 AM ET