I have a mixed environment with OSX, OpenSuSE, and Windows. Invalid characters in file names always trouble me. Things got more complex when using with online storage service. That’s why I create this page to share my experience.
After running a disk check on the visible partition, ClonZilla may create disk images for it but still stops for error in PBR_DRV. It seems I must do a disk check on PRB_DRV. But how can I check a non-visible partition?
My Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 72z comes with USB 2.0. Its maximum throughput is 480Mbit/s but the effective is about 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s. I want to improve file transfer speed between my computer with external hard disk by replacing USB 2.0 with Gigabit Ethernet which provides higher bandwidth.
If I connect my QNAP TS-112 which has a gigabit ethernet to TL-WR842ND which supports wireless 802.11n with maximum 300MBit/s and wired fast ethernet with maximum 100Mbit/s, the bottleneck will limit the transfer speed to 100Mbit/s. There are two solutions to improve: get a faster wireless router or connect TS-112 to ThinkCentre Edge 72z directly.
Because my ThinkCentre Edge 72z connect to TL-WR842ND via wireless 802.11n, I have an empty gigabit ethernet. Therefore, I choose to connect TS-112 with gigabit ethernet directly. TS-112 may access internet through the wireless connection on ThinkCentre Edge 72z when it is working.But nobody may see it, even we share the same wireless router. Continue reading
I still have many questions about the boot process. There are still many things confusing me, especially with UEFI. Here is what I understand and summarized:
If you have the same boot fail problem like me, try to fix them first.
When I was configuring my Lenovo C440, sometimes the select boot device menu won’t be available after shutdown Windows 8. It becomes available again after I choose reboot instead of shutdown.
After some googling, I realize the shutdown feature has changed in Windows 8. You may switch between complete shutdown or hybrid shutdown.
After a fresh install of Windows XP on my VirtualBox, I notice some program keep on using CPU while I am installing other programs. Windows Task Manager identify it is svhost.exe who use 99% of CPU time.
When I try to install Windows 8 on my VirtualBox in OpenSuSE, it stops the booting and hows error message: