hard disk

An experimental new design for Linux’s virtual memory system would turn a large amount of system RAM into a fast RAM disk with automatic sync to magnetic media. Most servers comes with 2-16 GB ram installed but not with a terabyte of installed memory (for 1TB+ ram go with IBM / Sun E25k server line). […]

{ 2 comments }

Wow, I’m seriously considering one #1: It runs on UNIX (OS X) #2: Lightweight #3: 2Gig RAM / 80GiB hard disk #4: Inbuilt video camera and much more. The new MacBook Air will be shipping in two weeks through the Apple Store and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of US $1,799. I […]

{ 7 comments }

This small guide may come handy… From the article: One great thing about Linux is that you can transplant a hard disk from a machine that runs a 32-bit AMD XP processor into a new 64-bit Intel Core 2 machine, and the Linux installation will continue to work. However, if you do this, you’ll be […]

{ 0 comments }

I’ve already written about finding out Linux / UNIX cpu utilization using various tools. You can use same iostat command to find out disk utilization and for monitoring system input/output device loading by observing the time the physical disks are active in relation to their average transfer rates. iostat syntax for disk utilization report iostat […]

{ 18 comments }

Fedora Games spin is a custom variant of Fedora targeted at Linux gamers. This is to demonstrate the gaming potential of Fedora without altering user’s existing configuration. The Live DVD also allows installation to hard disk or USB flash. Download Fedora Linux Live DVD => Download DVD ISO and Bittorent files

{ 1 comment }

One of our regular sends us a question:

How can I test if my hard disk is going bad? I see few errors in /var/log/messages file.

I/O errors in /var/log/messages indicates that something is wrong with the hard disk and it may be failing.

You can check hard disk errors using smartctl command, which is control and monitor utility for SMART disks under Linux / UNIX like operating systems.

{ 16 comments }

The BIOS is Basic Input/Output System used by a computer, which embedded on a chip on a computer’s motherboard. It is used to controls various devices connected to your computer. When you turn on the computer, the BIOS starts up and perform a Power-On Self Test (POST). The BIOS will check all devices connected to your computer such as the CPU, RAM, the video card, the sound card and so on. Once the post test has

{ 2 comments }