/mac | Dec 10, 2016
Received "Failed to write data to disk" error at end of cloning process followed shortly by "Cloning succeeded".
On reboot, the following message appeared:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.
Windows booted normally from 4TB SSD.
* IDE/ATA was required in this account, which uses a method similar to Xcopy Windows to a new hard drive, but with ntfsclone (careful with syntax - the target is specified before the source, as explained in the man page:
Clone NTFS on /dev/hda1 to /dev/hdc1:
ntfsclone --overwrite /dev/hdc1 /dev/hda1)
† Destination disk is larger than 2 TB: If "My source disk is MBR and my OS supports UEFI" and "My system is UEFI-booted (Windows or Acronis Bootable Media)" then "partition style on your destination disk will be converted to GPT automatically. This disk may be used for booting in UEFI. Also, the entire disk space will be available."
/windows | Dec 03, 2016
Thanks to LordNeckbeard's tip and link to FFmpeg's fade filter documentation.
/mac | Nov 24, 2016
Attachments can now be removed normally from affected messages. Tested in Mail 9.3 under OS X 10.11.6. Lion/Mountain Lion's Mail: Workaround for removing attachments from sent messages should have been in the top 10 Google results but wasn't, hence this recapitulation.
/mac | Nov 24, 2016
|lfhex missing Cursor Offset||lfhex with Cursor Offset|
As Kalle Olavi Niemitalo explains in the aforementioned bug report, removing statusBar()->showMessage("Ready",2000); from hexGui.cpp before compiling works, but only if you have older versions of Qt, gcc, g++, etc. to compile with (or manage to resolve compatibility problems like this one).
After several false starts, I got a x64 binary compiled under Ubuntu 12.04, gcc 4.6.3, and Qt 4.8.1. Works fine under newer Debian-based distros as well.
See also wxHexEditor, a cross-platform (Linux, Windows, OS X), open source hex editor with support for very large files (up to 2EB) and raw disk access (under POSIX systems). The current version, 0.23 beta, is available via # apt install wxhexeditor.
UPDATE: Just noticed this on the lfhex homepage under "Limitations": "Search/compare can be slow (compared to cmp or any other non-paged IO app)". Note that cmp -s is faster than just cmp and roughly equal to diff -q. More info. Tip: If you just need to know whether two large files differ, first check the file sizes. Only then if necessary run: diff --speed-large-files --brief --report-identical-files file1 file2.
/nix | Nov 05, 2016
Quitting and restarting Photos.app only worked for a few more files, then back to the same error message. File > Import... did not work either.
Happily, PowerPhotos was able to import everything (over 100GB worth), automatically skipping duplicates and providing a detailed report of the process via Library > Import Photos...
/mac | Oct 26, 2016
/nix | Oct 24, 2016
/misc | Oct 19, 2016
Install SSD. Any existing data will be deleted.
Boot from Mavericks installer
Disk Utility > Partition (GUID), format (Mac OS Extended (Journaled)), and name (OSX) volume
Install Mavericks to OSX normally
Boot from SSD
Boot Camp Assistant > allocate partition space as desired (keeping in mind that the Linux Mint partition will be carved out of the Windows partition)
Install Windows normally
Boot from Linux Mint 18 installer
Install Mint normally, selecting "Install Linux Mint alongside them" and specifying the desired sizes of the Windows and Mint partitions
When installation completes, boot to Startup Manager by holding the Option key. There are 3 options:
OSX = Mavericks
Recovery-10.9.5 = OS X Recovery
Windows = GNU GRUB, from which Linux Mint 18 or Windows 7 can be booted (ignore the OS X 32-bit and 64-bit entries)
* Other models may be less Linux-friendly:
Of course, in lieu of steps 1 and 2, an existing OS X installation could be used, though the risk of data loss is very real and should be assumed.
If desired, rEFInd can be installed to manage boot options.
OS X can be installed normally to an SD card in the built-in card reader, but attempting to run Boot Camp Assistant from such a drive returns: "You cannot partition an external disk, a RAID disk or an internal disk on which FileVault encryption is in progress. Restart your computer using an internal disk that is not part of a RAID set or try it again after FileVault has completed."
Enable MacBook Pro's Broadcom wifi adapter in Linux Mint:
Lm Menu > Administration > Driver Manager > enter password
"Drivers cannot be installed. Please connect to the Internet or insert the Linux Mint installation DVD (or USB stick)."
Insert Mint media and click OK once it has mounted
"Failed to download repository information. Check your Internet connection." Click Close.
Click "Apply Changes"
Add the following to your .bashrc in Mint for slightly saner touchpad settings:
See all options via synclient -l (e.g., enable palm detection: synclient PalmDetect=1, disable touchpad: synclient TouchpadOff=1, etc.)
/mac | Oct 18, 2016
That's it; now you've got a list of all programs easily accessible from the taskbar.
/windows | Oct 11, 2016
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