Posts Tagged ‘postaweek2011’

My HowTo on fixing an EXT partition in Ubuntu is by far my most popular post, pulling in new visitors everyday. The only reason I wrote it is because it was something that happened to me now and again. But what about dual boots? What happens when your NTFS drive goes beserk, and you only […]

Apologies, this is but another brief post. In the last few weeks, even though I’ve not been posting, the site seems to be getting more and more popular. As a result, it’s just rolled over 51,000 views! To everyone who visits, thank you, and I hope to see you back here soon 🙂 Don’t forget […]



I am currently right in the middle of my exams, and things are more than a bit hectic. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that I’ll have time for new posts, for the next two weeks or so. You never know, I might get a few minutes here or there, but I’m afraid I can’t promise anything, other […]



Firstly, let me apologise for the terrible lack of blogs over the past number of weeks. This time of year brings with it a rather heavy workload, in the run up to some of the biggest exams of my life 😦 Therefore, posts will be more sporadic than they already are, as I simply neither […]

Made a little progress tonight, in that the cause of the problem has been isolated. The screen seems fine. The backlight flashes, and doesn’t display any of the typical cracked LCD colours. Yet at least. The VGA port works fine. However, “booting” to Vista on an external screen gives pure blackness. I get to see […]

I do love projects. Today, my path happened to cross this Toshiba Satellite Pro L300. Externally, it’s perfect, not a single scratch, crack or even wear mark. Which is amazing, when you learn that it’s taken a trip down a staircase. The screen however, is dead. The backlight lights, but nothing shows up on the display, not […]



I won’t be able to put up a post this weekend, seeing as I’ll be away from home and Internet 😦 Hopefully I’ll get it done Monday, when I install and test out Ubuntu 11.04 with Unity 🙂 Keeping an open mind 😉

I was just browsing through the Ubuntu Forums, and found this post with a little line of bash, which apparently shows the number of failed logins per day. It’s a tad frightening. If it’s to be believed, 6 days ago, my little server had over 1800 failed logins >.< If anyone could shed some light on […]

That new RAID card I ordered arrived two days ago ( a VT6421A by the way). I was delighted, and naturally ripped An-Lar apart to replace the one I thought was broken. However, the ATA bus error still appeared on running an fsck. I was gutted. Logically though, my next assumption was that the motherboard […]



First and foremost, I hope everyone had a great St Patrick’s Day yesterday 🙂 Secondly, the RAID card in An-Lar has started to play up more often, leaving the drive inaccessible for long periods of time. S0 much so, that I’ve currently got it shut off, something I do not do. I’ve been in contact […]