PSA: Dell Wyse 3040 Uses ‘Fallback’ EFI Location

Many hours died to bring you this information tl;dr: run grub-install –target=x86_64-efi –efi-directory=<espdir> –removable if following the Arch Linux install guide I acquired a Dell Wyse 3040 thin client recently. I hit a snag during the install, in that it would not boot the new operating system. grub-install claimed to have successfully completed, but it […]

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File creation time on ext4 (Linux)

tl;dr: since coreutils stat does not show file ‘birth’ time, use debugfs -R stat <inode> FS I was curious as to when I wrote a particular time-saving script, so I figured I would look up the file creation time: $ stat ~/scripts/goprofootage.sh File: /home/robert/scripts/goprofootage.sh Size: 1001 Blocks: 8 IO Block: 4096 regular file Device: fe01h/65025d […]

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[Fixed] MySQL: Table is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed (+ WordPress)

tl;dr: run myisamchk on the problematic table I’ve run into the following error in my Apache error.log recently: Table ‘database.tablename’ is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed Fortunately the fix is simple: run myisamchk on the table which is marked as crashed: $ sudo su # service mysql stop # cd /var/lib/mysql/databasename # […]

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