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udevadm trigger is not permitted while udev is unconfigured (workaround)

Today I fixed an unbootable ubuntu installation: it said: lvmetad is not active yet It then dumped to an initramfs shell, in which lvm pvs reported nothing but errors.  /proc/partitions showed nothing that looked like the root filesystem. Running udevadm … Continue reading

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Compiling Netgear Firmware

Having ranted about Netgear’s terrible support for their old stuff, I have finally managed after many moons to recompile the software they provide, so that I can brick my router.  The trick is to do the compiling as root on … Continue reading

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Compiling deb with debian/rules in parallel

Make supports parallel compiling, with the Linux kernel compile recommending you make use of your expensive CPU cores something like this: make -j 4 You can even do that if you don’t have a multiprocessor system, since you have a … Continue reading

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