« on: July 02, 2008, 05:41 PM »
I think this one might be what you're looking for. Also, just about any "system rescue" disk running a up-to-date Linux system will have read/write support for NTFS (using NTFS-3G).
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Lashiec is sheek!
Do you have a weblog with software reviews?-dantheman (June 13, 2008, 05:30 PM)
Hehehe, thanks! Nope, I don't even have a weblog , and I wouldn't consider that a review, just a test of what to expect of the new version, and if it was a good idea to wait for an update or not. I had more crashes in one day than in an entire year, but I think it's really worth it.Opera sure is fast! In between Firefox3RC3 i'm having a tough time seeing which one is faster.
Is it possible to tweak a notebook hooked up to a network which has a determined speed?
I think it's possible, but frankly, it's difficult to measure a real difference between both, apart from looking at numbers obtained by running synthetic benchmarks, in real scenarios there are tons of variables at play. I think that Firefox might have an upper hand with heavy AJAX sites, though (mostly because not all of them are supported in Opera ). We'll know in a few days.-Lashiec (June 13, 2008, 05:54 PM)
Ah... thanks for clarifying that, Dirhael. Lovely file manager, nonethelss though-Darwin (June 05, 2008, 12:50 PM)
Heh, heh, busted! Thanks rjbull for pointing out that TotalCommander DOES do this right out of the box... I just haven't used the application enough to have known where to look for it
Tom, another one you might look at is SpeedCommander. I loved it when I trialed it but forced myself to uninstall it and move on. Don't recall off-hand if it does do file comparisons or not, but I would be surprised if it did not. At 38 euros to buy in, with 19 euro upgrades it's very pricey. Of course, this coming from a DOpus user-Darwin (June 05, 2008, 12:06 PM)
It's ironic that whenever I've been infected by a virus, it's not the antivirus that's rescued me, it's some small utility designed specifically to remove the virus in question. Instead of removing viruses with your antivirus software, remove them with standalone tools made by the people behind your antivirus!-tuntis (May 23, 2008, 03:32 PM)
Oh, I thought your theme was HmmXP, the window icon in the Start Menu is similar.-Lashiec (May 23, 2008, 10:52 AM)
...which wouldn't be necessary if the claims about "fragmentation isn't an issue" were true.Edvard: try maintaining an Arch linux setup for a while - eventually, the speed of "pacman" (lovely name for a package manager ) slows to a crawl... because of fragmentation.pacman -Sc; pacman-optimize; sync-f0dder (April 25, 2008, 11:25 AM)-Dirhael (April 25, 2008, 11:44 AM)-f0dder (April 25, 2008, 11:59 AM)
Edvard: try maintaining an Arch linux setup for a while - eventually, the speed of "pacman" (lovely name for a package manager ) slows to a crawl... because of fragmentation.-f0dder (April 25, 2008, 11:25 AM)
dirhael: iirc Wubi uses NTFS root FS.-f0dder (March 27, 2008, 09:03 AM)
Ok so how should I have done it ? Do I have to reformat the linux hard drive ?Hi , I recently put Freespire on my second hard drive now windows doesn't recognize it . It shows up under disk management as a unnamed drive and "healthy and active " any ideas on what is wrong ? Thanks-whippy (March 26, 2008, 03:36 AM)
Windows can't read ext*/reiserfs/whatever other file system your Linux installation is using. Windows will only recognize NTFS and FAT file systems, nothing else. There's not really anything you can do about it. I know there is a driver out there somewhere that lets Windows read Ext2/3 but it was so unreliable and caused so many BSOD's for me that I wouldn't bother looking it up. On the positive side though, *nix can both read and write NTFS using NTFS-3g (now used by default in most distros).
EDIT: I almost forgot, if you are using Total Commander on Windows, you can use this FS plugin to gain read access to Ext*/ReiserFS partitions. It's not 100% perfect, but it will let you read almost anything on said file systems.-Dirhael (March 26, 2008, 08:24 AM)-whippy (March 27, 2008, 02:51 AM)
Thing is, if ntfs-3g doesn't have journal playback, it's dangerous to mount a NTFS partition that hasn't been cleanly unmounted (BSOD, whatever). And if ntfs-3g doesn't do journalling itself, power-loss or kernel crash is dangerous... I couldn't find mention of journalling on the ntfs-3g site, but their FAQ section does make me go ho-humm. At least it sounds like all the serious bugs are weeded out nowadays, even if the driver still isn't optimal-f0dder (March 26, 2008, 09:42 AM)
From benchmarks, NTFS-3g performance seems abysmal, though... and how full is it's support? Does it support $BadClus, for instance? Does it journal it's operations, and does it support journal playback?
Too bad that nobody wrote proper ext*, xfs and reiserfs drivers for windows, it would be interesting to compare those filesystems against native NTFS performance.-f0dder (March 26, 2008, 08:33 AM)
Hi , I recently put Freespire on my second hard drive now windows doesn't recognize it . It shows up under disk management as a unnamed drive and "healthy and active " any ideas on what is wrong ? Thanks-whippy (March 26, 2008, 03:36 AM)
Ahh, so you need a key to the code? As I posted previously, I have SP3 v.3311 and that's the code for RC2. How will I know when I get RC3?
I was expecting a notation in the properties sheet that SP3, RC2, v.3311, or something similar, had been installed. Not being privy to the coding system used I had hoped that SP3 was installed and I was done with it. Too much to hope for I guess!
-Cuffy (March 07, 2008, 12:13 PM)
You could not possibly just have gotten the Service Pack from Windows Update without knowing what you installed, seeing as the only way to get it is to either run the executable file from Microsoft manually that allows access to it from Windows Update, or by manually changing your registry to do the same thing. Nobody "just got it from WU" without having specifically requested it. Because of this, I'm having a really hard time understanding what the problem here is...?
That said, I've been using the SP3 RC for a few weeks now and I haven't had any problems with it.-Dirhael (March 07, 2008, 09:14 AM)
Where would I look to determine if I have that update installed?
I would think that if SP3 RC is installed on a machine there would be an indication of it posted somewhere where one could determine that fact?
I cannot find any proof that SP3 RC has been installed on my machine.-Cuffy (March 07, 2008, 11:11 AM)
This RC thingee is still bugging me. I've been through that machine and looked everywhere I can think of............. no indication that update was an RC version.
If a strange user sat down at that machine you'd see SP3 with a build number. Is the build number supposed to be proof positive that it's an RC or would you be lead to believe that SP3 has been installed? I'm getting too old for this!
-------------Cuffy (February 27, 2008, 11:21 AM)
I think it must be to do with one of the updates MS pushed out that I installed today (since other BBC users are experiencing similar). Trouble is I have tried removing the patches installed today but most of them don't have an uninstall option and having removed all those I can it makes no difference.
What is worrying is that I can't get to Windows Update any more so I can't even manually check for new updates.-Carol Haynes (February 13, 2008, 08:12 PM)