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My personal notes collected while messing with Ubuntu 6.06 (server) on my Mini-itx M10000 Nehemiah based server (with the OS running of a 2GB CF card, and a Hauppauge PVR-350 for experimental reasons), Ubuntu 7.04 on my IBM ThinkPad T23 and Ubuntu 7.10 on my T40p.
All entries here:
2008-12-15 03:49:41
Turn the display off (and on) remotely
2008-10-01 01:47:53
WD My Book Studio Edition 1TB
2008-07-25 17:37:13
Newcs cardserver
2008-07-19 18:12:09
Batch rename
2008-07-04 20:29:31
ThinkLight Gmail checker bash script
2008-06-28 23:54:42
Pinnacle DVB-T nano stick (PCTV 73e)
2008-06-21 19:21:20
Play video as ASCII in the console with VLC and mplayer
2008-04-30 19:35:23
Quite random short notes
2008-04-27 22:03:04
Drawing graphs with PHP
2008-04-20 19:01:48
Eggdrop IRC bot
2007-12-30 23:40:13
Apple Bluetooth Keyboard in Ubuntu
2007-12-30 23:28:50
Schedule a recording from the Hauppauge PVR-350
2007-12-30 23:23:50
Network streaming from a Hauppauge PVR-350
2007-12-30 23:09:12
System backup
2007-12-30 23:05:01
Apache2 - Restart
2007-12-30 23:03:41
Apache2 - Reverse Proxy
2007-12-30 22:03:39
Select input on Hauppauge PVR-350
2007-12-30 22:03:39
Capture pictures / screen shots from Hauppauge PVR-350
2007-12-30 21:36:13
Video playback through the tv-out on Hauppauge PVR-150

WD My Book Studio Edition 1TB
Okay, so I originally ordered the Home Edition, but as the store didn't have that they gave me this Studio Edition at the same price (they're almost identical, just the colour and FireWire speeds are different, oh, and the Studio is formated for Mac).

WesternDigital MyBook Studio

Anyways, I wanted to use EXT3 for the drive, so I installed Ext2 Installable File System for Windows on my Windows box, and formatted the drive on my laptop (currently running Ubuntu 7.10).

When I looked at the drive after formatting it, it struck me that some of it had gone missing somewhere... df -h repported that the drive was 917G big but only 871G were available...

But then I came across this great page: Recovering reserved space in ext2 and ext3 filesystems which explains that 5% are reserved for the root user and that you can use tune2fs to make that space available to other users!

As I'm only using the drive for data storage, there's no need for reserving data for root.

So a quick command later: tune2fs -m 0 /dev/sdb1

And I now had 917G free space, nice!

As a bonus, it even looks like WD's Drive Manager Status utility in Windows works with the ETX3 file system, and shows the used space on the drives LED array!

2008-10-01 01:47:53