#debian - Fri 18 May 2007 between 12:37 and 12:57

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sobersabre:)
microtuxsobersabre, enjoy !!!!
liableshould be in .22 (mac80211)
doh
i really like the restore seesion thing in firefox
session*
itchiliable: Yeah!
py_the file bluez-libs_3.9-1.diff I extracted from the original package contains complete files for the debian/ of that package. How can I recreate them all from that file (I have no originals to patch, theyr-re fully inside the diff)?
possieSCSI doesn't use CHS right? i'm wondering though how i could find out how much Cylinders/heads and sectors my SCSI disk has
CHS addressing i mean
peterSpossie: it's like ATA - you _can_ find out what the drive chooses to tell you about CHS, but the drive will probably just produce fake numbers to satisfy legacy OSes that need them. try 'fdisk -l /dev/sda'
possie: one of my disks says "255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders" which is rather ridiculous if you think about it: 255 heads implies 128 physical platters, one side of which is unused (:
and I can guarantee you that the hard disk in my computer does _not_ have 128 discs of spinning metal in it
py_hum, figured it: patch < diff_file does it all
jellypeterS: the one-unused side part isn't so ridiculous, though
peterSjelly: yeah, well, there still aren't gonna be more than about 4 platters in my half height drive
jellyt'course
possiepeterS, that is exactly why i'm asking since fdisk -l /dev/sda for my scsi disk results "102 heads, 33 sectors/track, 10648 cylinders"
peterS, 102 heads, is like 51 platters :-)
Ronin!tell sneex about root
rahulpossie: LBA.
peterSpossie: right. hard drives lie. MS-DOS partition tables, and legacy OSes, need to have CHS geometry - but in reality, there are a variable number of sectors per track depending on inside / outside of the disk, and BIOS limitations don't let you talk about more than 65535 tracks, which I think disks exceeded some time ago. so what the drive says is worthless
rahulheads/sectors/cylinders is not used these days
peterSrahul: _some_ CHS number has to appear in the partition table, since that table has cylinder numbers in it for partition boundaries
elohayelohim? better?
actionelohayelohim r00t lol
elohayelohimr00t lol
iKernelhi again
rahulpeterS: but the CHS is not used as CHS
peterSright
rahulit needs to be consistent for the pariiton table, yes
jellyrahul: still, sfdisk & friends complain of you don't align the partitions to the imaginary CHS
rahulyeah
possiepeterS, the thing i'm acctually tring to find out is, how much bytes there is on my disk per track
iKernelGuys, is there a quick way I can convert all filenames in a directory to lowercase?
rahulpossie: that's often variable anyway
peterSpossie: and I'm saying that in reality, that is variable - like a CDROM, inside tracks store less data than outside tracks. the drive couldn't tell the truth even if it wanted to
cydorkiKernel: man rename
jellyrahul: also, there is decent fun to have if BIOS imagines one CHS and an OS (say, Linux) or a tool assumes another :-)
rahulyeah
I alreay said it needs to be consistent :)

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