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12:31 AM
victory is mine
 
 
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6:23 AM
hi
 
6:53 AM
Any room with node js
 
7:12 AM
@AmitSharma Check chat.stackoverflow.com
 
 
6 hours later…
It's a Windows sandwich!
 
It's more the accepted answer that bother me, OP have no idea about partition and want a multi OS install ...
I want one partition of Kali, one of windows, one of solaris. Can it be done ?
 
Well, now you're getting fancy, like a Neapolitan
and yes, the linked Q is not great as-is; sounds like it's heading off-topic (installing Windows)
 
@Archemar Why? I mean, is there any reason why having a Windows installation on a partition that is numerically between Linux partitions is a bad idea?
 
1:02 PM
my point 2 : I wouldn't trust windows installer to handle /boot's grub menu and install itself in a random partition.
and I feel like we offer a gun for foot shooting.
 
1:27 PM
Windows is better on its own machine, probably. It doesn't play nice with others.
Or best, not at all.
Actually, a VM would be a reasonable option, if it's not going to be used too often. I think VirtualBox supports it. I remember using a Windows VB image once.
 
1:43 PM
Does anyone know why lvs is producing this output, instead of just giving a number?
  debian_home        newdebian -wi-ao---- <93.13g
 
@FaheemMitha because the value is rounded, see the man page
 
@StephenKitt Oh. OK, thank you.
Yes, I see. In man lvs
> All sizes are output in these units: human-(r)eadable with '<' rounding indicator, (h)uman-readable, (b)ytes, (s)ectors, (k)ilobytes, (m)egabytes, (g)igabytes, (t)erabytes, (p)etabytes, (e)xabytes. Capitalise to use multiples of 1000 (S.I.) instead of 1024. Custom units can be specified, e.g. --units 3M.
But I'm pretty sure I specified a round figure when creating these LVs.
 
2:17 PM
ncdu informs me that I have a rather large error log file in my home directory.
    3.8 GiB [          ]  .xsession-errors
Is this file of any use at all? I'm inclined to think not.
But if anyone can think of any reason to keep it around, let me know. Thanks.
BTW, ncdu is a handy tool to show you how you are using your disk space.
 
I would personally tail the last few lines to see if there was anything leaking that should be fixed, then truncate it.
 
3:09 PM
@FaheemMitha Something is filling that file with garbage
Better try to solve that.
That file stores everything that graphical programs running under the session print to stderr.
 
4:01 PM
What were we saying recently about people not reading manuals?
 
4:31 PM
@Braiam Sadly, there are a lot of candidates for that. Half the programs I start spew low level errors.
There seem to be a lot that look like:
Sandbox: attempt to open unexpected file /proc/self/maps
Now all I need is a utility to count number of duplicate lines, and sort them by number. And then find the energy to actually do something about it.
A search suggests that one is from Firefox.
So it turns out my hosting provider is not willing to provide Debian 11 OpenVZ templates after all.
> I spoke with our engineer staff and they have informed me that they are unwilling to add new templates to our OpenVZ platform, citing it's Legacy status, and that adding new templates to old kernels doesn't always work out. The official stance of the company is that we will fix things if they are broken, but will not be adding any new features to our OpenVZ platform.
(it's -> its. A very common mistake.)
I guess I'll ask them how they define Legacy status, and whether they can offer any good alternatives for Debian 11. I guess I could live with Debian 11 for a while, if I have to.
 
 
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6:04 PM
@FaheemMitha sort | wc -l would help with that :D
Wait, uniq -c instead of wc -l
 
@Braiam Thanks for the suggestion. I was actually just trying that. Actually, sort .xsession-errors | uniq -dc. But it doesn't sort the lines by the largest number of matches. Though I suppose I could do a second sort. That file seems to include an incredible amount of garbage, though. Am I the only one who is seeing this?
 
@FaheemMitha You can always roll your own IaaS :D
 
@Braiam Iaas?
 
Infrastructure as a Service
 
@Braiam Huh?
 
6:08 PM
Basically, be your own hosting provider, AS, etc.
 
You mean set up my own VM in the Netherlands? Hardly practical.
It kind of needs to be outside India for security reasons. The risk of my personal information getting leaked in India is too high. And no, I don't encrypt my data. Doing Mercurial pushes with encryption is probably not possible, anyway.
 
Ah well.
 
Hosting charges are surprisingly expensive, even for a small VM.
@Braiam So, did you get vaccinated?
 
Yeah, that's kind of the business
 
@Braiam The business?
 
6:10 PM
Yep, for some reason I was one of the first in my country
@FaheemMitha Hosting providers
 
@Braiam Both doses? Which one did you take?
@Braiam You mean, that they're expensive?
 
@FaheemMitha No, that they bill you an arm and a leg despite overselling the hardware.
 
@Braiam Yes, I see.
 
A single box with 64c/128t can have thousands of vm's
 
@Braiam Sounds like a good business to be in.
@Braiam So which vaccine did you take?
In India it's mostly the Oxford/AZ vaccine (called Covishield here).
 
6:13 PM
The one that they offered.
 
That's the one I got. Which also has blood clotting issues, unfortunately.
@Braiam You don't know what it was?
 
@FaheemMitha Have you checked out linode.
 
@Braiam No.
 
@FaheemMitha Every vaccine fulfills the same purpose: preventing hospitalizations and deaths
 
But all the sites I've checked out seem very expensive.
@Braiam In theory.
 
6:15 PM
@FaheemMitha Extremely rare blood cloth issues. They already figured out what condition is that causes that reaction. Don't remember what it was.
 
@Braiam Yes, it's very rare. Though my current guest apparently got unlucky.
 
Interesting, I can only find articles for the indian market about blood clots and covidshield
 
@Braiam Huh. You mean you cannot?
 
@FaheemMitha No, I can't find anything that isn't for or from india
After like two pages I found a canada health article gov.nl.ca/covid-19/vaccine/astrazeneca-covishield-information
It says that they don't know either.
 
@Braiam Something like OpenVZ/LXC/LXD might work for me and should be cheaper than a fully virtualized solution. If you can find hosting providers that support that, let me know. I haven't spent a lot of time searching, but I haven't found anything else.
@Braiam theguardian.com had extensive coverage of the blood clotting issue.
Though I've not kept up with their coverage.
If one sticks "oxford vaccine blood clotting site:theguardian.com" one gets a bunch of hits.
 
6:50 PM
I got back a reply, which said in part:
> Our 1GB MKVM Cloud Server (KVM-Based) is $5/mo and comes with 325GB of disk space. This system would allow for you to perform distribution upgrades as needed, as well as being able to directly download an image of your instance that is directly portable to any other provider that supports the qcow2 disk image format.
I'm not sure what to make of this. I didn't see anything like this in their offering. I guess more questions are in order. At least the rep actually answers questions, unlike here.
 

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