1. rezerekted

    Linux bricked my Asus Zenpad

    Had my Zenpad plugged in to my PC, rebooted from Win8.1 to go to Elementary OS, keyboard was not working on Linux login, so unplugged the Zenpad and keyboard was fine again so could login. Later in the evening I go to use the Zenpad and it would not boot, wouldn't even charge. Windows did not...
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    16 O'Reilly Unix eBooks -- $15 @ HumbleBundle

    Insanely good deal.
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    Issues Booting Full Linux Install From USB Flash Drive

    Background I created an installation of Linux Mint 18 KDE onto a 16GB Kingston DataTraveler 102 (full install, not Live CD). The default Mint installer doesn't like using a USB flash drive as an installation target (Lord knows why), so I created a basic installation in VirtualBox, converted the...
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    Help needed with VMware, Torque, NFS - for school

    Hi everyone :) I may sound like a n00b but I could really use some help with my school project that will define my grade. Professor told me to install VMware and install 3 virtual machines, then to use NFS so clients can see a machine on server, and then to use Torque (PBS) to submit a result of...
  5. NeghVar

    If you want to switch from Windows to Linux but are not, why?

    There are numerous people who want to switch to a flavor of Linux but are held back for one reason or another. I am one of those people. What is holding you back?
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    Building a (low cost) Linux-based ZFS High-Availability Clustered NAS

    I thought I'd share this here since I've used bits and pieces of advice from the forum in the past. I was frustrated with the limitations and cost implications of using commercial ZFS solutions in a high-availability setup. NexentaStor, QuantaStor and Zetavault either had cost or support...
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    Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5 vs ASRock Z170 Extreme6

    Of these two boards, which would you pick and why? The intended use will be a Plex server running Linux and powered up 24x7.
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    SSD performance in Linux

    Noticed something weird speed-wise with my SSD. In Windows, with write back caching enabled in Device Manager, I typically get around 120MB/s when copying files from my server over the gigabit switch. Turn off write back caching, and write performance drops to 60MB/s (give or take). I had a few...
  9. NeghVar

    different file and folder permissions

    I have an Ubuntu-base Linux OS and I need to set certain permissions for a folder and its files. I need to set the folder as RW but the files as R. So, I want to copy, move or create files in the folder, but the files themselves need to be read only (except for root access). I know the chmod...