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V.T. Eric Layton

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About V.T. Eric Layton

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  • Birthday 09/20/1961

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    Tampa, Florida, USA
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    I'm interested in experiencing the travails of a rich person. I've done middle class and poor. I'm ready to do rich now.

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    ericsbane07 is a big black box w/- Slackware in it- MS Win 7 ENT in it (crippled - no network access)
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  1. I use a common storage partition on my system that is FAT32. This way I can easily store data there that I have in common between my Windows and Linux operating systems. That partition also gets mirrored onto my backup drives on a regular basis. This comes in handy for me because I don't care to surf some of the sites I visit using Windows. An example is the site I use for gaming mods. I go there in Linux, download whatever I need to the common storage partition and then later, when I'm in Windows, I scan it for ca-ca and then install it.
  2. If Clonezilla works for you, stick with it. Rsync doesn't "image" a drive. It copies all data bit by bit from the source partition/drive and then writes it exactly the same way on the destination partition/drive. It's not an image. It's actually a Copy/Paste procedure. Command Line Rsync will be a bit confusing to non-CLI users. I would recommend the graphic version. It comes with Porteus (portable Slackware-based Linux). You just plug in your Porteus thumb drive and boot up from that device. Once you're in Porteus, you can bring up the terminal and use it to open Grsync with root privileges. user@porteus~:$ su -- enter password -- user@porteus~:$ toor root@porteus~:$ grsync The most important thing about using Rsync or Grsync is that you must NOT forget to add the following / to the source variable. If you forget, Rsync will still copy/paste the data, but it will put it on the destination its own directory. That's NOT what you want when you're mirroring. Sample Rsync input: Source: /mnt/sda1/ <-- this is the IMPORTANT slash mentioned above. Destination: /mnt/sdb1 What you're actually doing in the above sample is telling Rsync that you want to copy ALL data from /dev/sda1 partition to the /dev/sdb1 partition. Anyway, if you ever want to play around with Rsync in the future, just give Josh or myself a holler. He's going to be the pro with the CLI version. I most often use the graphic version because I'm lazy... er, I mean laid back.
  3. Hey brother Josh... I'll have one for you: Have a great weekend!
  4. OK, then... For starters, the button to add an image is in the lower right hand corner of the editor (the little window where you're typing your post). Here's a pic: And now for a little advice... In the future, if you have an issue like you mention above where you're trying to clone or copy data from one drive to another, do it the easy way. - First set up the partitions on your new larger drive any way you want. - Second, using Rsync or, if you prefer, Grsync (graphic version) and sync the partitions on your old drive to their corresponding partitions on the new drive. - All will sync perfectly as long as your new partitions are larger than the filled-up old partitions from the older drive. Easy-peasy! This is the method I use to backup my Linux OS and Data Partitions to a mirrored drive. I do this every Sunday. You can't go wrong with Rsync. You can screw up, though, so be careful. ;) For Windows partitions (NTFS or Fat), just use Clonezilla. It's the best for that job. Oh! And a "Spoiler" is when you're discussing a book or movie on the forum and you're considerate enough to post the details of the story within the Spoiler box to give individuals a choice as to whether or not they want to read that part of the post. Have fun!
  5. Stryder Last visited February 2, 2010 It's been a long while since we've seen Stryder here, but today is his birthday, so I'll post this to let him know, wherever/whenever he is, that we still remember... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
  6. AHEM! Let me know if you track down an ePub of these books.
  7. Have any of you folks here ever read Loren Eiseley? I am impressed with this gentleman's writings. I cannot more strongly recommend this. I don't know how I lived this long with my varied interests and all, and yet, I still managed to miss this fellow. A friend from Diaspora/Pluspora named Kenny Chaffin turned me on to this gentleman a few weeks back. I've already read vol.1 of his writings and am currently beginning vol.2. I think some of you here would really like what this fellow has to say and how he says it. He was an anthropologist/paleontologist by trade, but he had the writing skills of a 19th century master, the philosophical sharpness of vision of Thoreau, and the style of a master poet. This is not to be missed... - Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature, and the Cosmos, Vol. 1: The Immense Journey / The Firmament of Time / The Unexpected Universe / Uncollected Prose - Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature, and the Cosmos, Vol. 2: The Invisible Pyramid / The Night Country / Essays from The Star Thrower I'm sure you can find them in your local library. Also, here's a bit more about him: Loren Eiseley - Essayist, Philosopher, Literary Naturalist. Later... ~E.
  8. Hmm... well, I have been under a rock for a few years, I guess. Besides, I rarely ever visit a Google site for anything these days. Interesting, though. :)
  9. I was trolling around for some copies (epubs) of Henry David Thoreau's works. I found that and lots of other goodies at this free ebook site: https://www.globalgreyebooks.com/index.html Enjoy! :)
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