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Creating labels for disks in Ubuntu Debian GNU/Linux

The ability to create or change the disk label of fat/fat32/vfat file systems/partitions doesn’t come with Parted; yet is quite simple to achieve with Ubuntu Debian GNU/Linux :). This comes in very handy when you have a number of fat devices (like USB, SD, etc) and want something more meaningful than just “disk” as its… Continue reading Creating labels for disks in Ubuntu Debian GNU/Linux

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Undelete files on a vfat partition in Ubuntu Debian GNU/Linux

I have recently used the ‘photorec’ component of the ‘testdisk’ application for recovering files from FAT32 file systems. I had used it before to recover files from general USB devices and others like Compact Flash/MMC/Secure Digital media with great success. Then, I was focusing on recovery of photos and movies. This time I was looking… Continue reading Undelete files on a vfat partition in Ubuntu Debian GNU/Linux

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Slow browsing in Ubuntu – debugging a home network install

I just installed Ubuntu on my laptop, and again I am hit with a slow browsing experience on some networks. From what I’ve been reading, each time I hit such an issue, the problem is usually that the router(s) supplied and/or on the ISP’s network are not responding to IPv6 “AAAA” requests, and so only… Continue reading Slow browsing in Ubuntu – debugging a home network install