Wednesday, December 28, 2011

cpio archive creation and extraction

use the following to create archive:
find . -print|cpio -ovcBO <archive path name>

use following to extract it:
cpio -ivI <archive path name>

Monday, December 26, 2011

sata / sas conversion or drive use

converter for SATA to SAS 

SATA-SAS Converter for Hitachi Ultrastar 
2TB DK7SAA200 HUA722020ALA330 Raid HD

Detailed item info

Product Description
The Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 hard drive, with a storage capacity of 2 TB, allows you to store your digital world. Buffer size of 32 MB, enables this Hitachi hard drive to work at a faster pace. Having a spindle speed of 7200 rpm, this internal hard drive copies data and writes at a high speed. With 300 MBps of transfer rate, this Hitachi hard drive facilitates speedy transfer of files. The SAS 300 interface of this 2 TB Hard Drive enhances connectivity with other devices. Have your computer function smoothly with the Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 hard drive.
Product Identifiers

Key Features
Capacity2 TB
Buffer Size32 MB
Spindle Speed7200 RPM
InterfaceSATA, SATA 2
DesignationDesktop Computer

Technical Features
External Data Transfer Rate300 Mbps
Form Factor3.5"
Seek Time8.5 ms

Height1.02 in.
Width4.02 in.
Depth5.79 in.
Weight1.5 lbs

Monday, December 12, 2011

slice and dice a csv file into submission

 1943  echo First Name,Last Name,Email Address > toImport.csv
 1944  vi toImport.csv
 1945  cat 2011-1205-server3-thunderbird-contacts.csv | cut -d.,. -f1,2,5 >>toImport.csv
 1946  cat 2011-1205-server3-thunderbird-contacts.csv | cut -d"," -f1,2,5 >>toImport.csv

examples above for now

Saturday, December 10, 2011

synaptic demon on linux

the touch pad on most laptops is run by a daemon, syndaemon.  a program, synclient exists to control the daemon.

there are two problems with Ubuntu 11.10 on laptops.  One is that the

synclient TouchpadOff=0