See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff715408.aspx for FirstLogonCommand, how do I specify a CommandLine for the OS boot drive and not just use “C:” like the examples do. The OS boot drive might not be “C:”. Asked by unixman83 The %SystemDrive% environment variable is set to the operating system drive in Windows and can be replaced into most commands. Answered by cyberx86 Check more discussion of this question. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via [...]Continue Reading »
Background: I use a cluster with my coworkers and if anyone writes too many big files at the same time I can’t even move the cursor in vim (the horror!). I’m not sure if it is more related to the number of files open or the “bandwith” of hard drive being used but it definitely only happens when a big write operation is taking place (including downloading big files). I know you can limit hard [...]Continue Reading »
I have a usb drive mounted to a folder in an Ubuntu 9.04 server installation. The mount options are stored in /etc/fstab for easy mounting/dismounting: # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> /dev/sdb1 /media/backup ntfs nouser,auto,sync 0 3 (I’ve since changed the portion to a UUID to see if it would help with the problem). A backup has been copying files to the disk every morning without issue. Just now I tried to [...]Continue Reading »
I’ve got a linux box that’s running out of space, on a non-root volume drive. What’s the best way to move to a larger drive? I figure I boot to single user mode, format, mount the new drive, do some magical copy command that preserves links, permissions, file dates and everything else, then unmount the old drive, mount the new drive as the old name and reboot. Does that sound right? Am I missing something? [...]Continue Reading »
I have a HP Proliant server with a Smart Array P400 RAID controller with 2 146 gb 10k SAS hard drives configured in a mirrored RAID configuration. Where could I find information regarding how a drive failure would affect this configuration? I am looking to see how this RAID configuration and hardware would react to a drive failure. I’d start here: HP Smart Array P400 controller – Questions & Answers Honestly though almost every decent [...]Continue Reading »
I have a user who recently installed Windows 7 rc (7100) on a seperate drive to his main XP drive – he did the installation with the XP drive unplugged and then once everything was set up re-connected the drive on a different sata port than before (as the windows 7 drive was now using the sata-1 connection). He said everything was fine until this morning when he couldn’t log back into xp due to [...]Continue Reading »
What are the main differences between desktop-series hard disks and server-series? The obvious things I can see are: durability (server hardware mostly more qualitative and have more warranty) and power consumption (server hardware more focused on performance, than on power economy). Also server disks are usually a little faster, but it seems, that it is not always the case. May be there are some other reasons, that make you choose server-oriented series (Seagate ES drives, [...]Continue Reading »
The situation: I have these virtual machines that are used for building software, and I’m trying to keep all the builds on the same “disk”, if you will. The virtual machines: 2 x Windows 4 x Linux (3 Mandriva and 1 CentOS) What is the best way to share a drive between virtual machines? I am currently using NFS (sharing a drive from Linux -> Windows using Services for Unix), but I’m not sure that [...]Continue Reading »
I’m running an Asus P6T V2 Deluxe. It has six SATA ports and supports onboard RAID. I am using two of those ports for a RAID0 array of 1.5TB Seagate drives using the onboard RAID controller. One of them is giving me SMART warnings and I want to preemptively replace it. I pulled out two other 1.5TB drives from another computer and am ready to use one or both, if necessary. I can’t run any [...]Continue Reading »
My newly rebuilt Windows Server 2003 doesn’t automatically assign drive letters to external usb devices. I have to manually open the Disk Management Console and assign it a drive letter every time. It does this with two different drives in all USB ports. I have been doing some reading and I don’t have any network drives, I have also already tried USBDLM and it doesn’t seem to have made any difference. Specs: ProLiant ML150 G5 [...]Continue Reading »
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