Problem: On Devuan-1.0.0-jessie-i386-DVD,
avconv crashes while building a video from an image and audio. It worked until a recent update.
According to old notes,
6:11.9-1~deb8u1 worked. However, I do not know if a more recent version worked before I noticed this problem.
Problem: A USB stick cannot boot with any of Porteus, the boot-repair LiveUSB, or SystemRescueCD. It used to be bootable with Porteus, and before that it could boot with other Linux LiveUSB distributions.
When working with a USB stick or a storage card like an SD or MicroSD card..
- Determine if one is "fake".
"Fix" one which cannot be formatted.
Visit an image
- Press control-s
- No "save as" dialog appears
- Right-click and select "save as"
No "save as" dialog appears
Restart in safe mode, and all problems are still seen.
- On Windows 10
- While booted into Windows
- A hard drive is contained in an in-computer dock. (internal SATA)
- That hard drive is powered on.
That hard drive is not seen by Windows, and does not appear as a new hard drive letter.
- It is seen and works in Linux.
This hard drive was "cloned" with dd.
Solution: The "disk signature" needs to (briefly) be made unique.
If you get something like:
bash: /usr/bin/program: No such file or directory
Then you've tried to run a 32 bit executable on a 64 bit distribution. You need to get 32 bit software.
Many 64-bit distributions have libraries that let you run 32-bit software. No instructions will be given here.
During my recent Linux distributions experimentation, I noticed a few times that Windows 8.1 would no longer "see" a particular USB stick I was using. It would appear within the device list, would test correctly but would not appear in the left-hand pane in explorer.
I learned that this was because one or more of the distributions I was testing would, for unfathomable reasons, prep the USB stick strangely.
Why Windows wouldn't just offer to format the stick is unknown to me.
I found several showstopper issues with the script that Slackel uses to copy its ISO data to a USB stick.
But for some odd reason I could not get City of Heroes to work. It was definitely a DirectX issue, except DirectX refused to install! Hopefully someone out there can benefit from the hell I went through, and my notes would be useful..