Dealing with Mac-formatted drives on Linux

If you deal with Macs at all, you might be curious as to whether Linux is capable of dealing with disks and drives formatted for Mac OS X. The answer is - yes, in most cases, and it is actually quite easy to get your Mac-formatted stuff mounted on your Linux system with read-only, and in most cases read-and-write, support.

In most modern distributions, the capabilities for mounting media formatted with ...

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Quick tip - recover a failed download using Wget

GNU wget is a brilliant tool for downloading. Whether it's from the web, FTP or elsewhere, wget is a very powerful and useful tool.

Unfortunately, internet connections are often far from completely stable and if you're downloading something and that download subsequently fails, it can be quite frustrating (especially if it's a big file).

In the vast majority of cases though, there's no need to go ...

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Fix a Frozen System with the Magic SysRq Keys

You finally got your Linux environment to crash. Ctrl+Alt+Backspace does nothing, nor do the F-keys. You know you shouldn't have installed that bad driver, but you did it anyway.

So you reach for the power button.

Stop.

Mashing in the power button to reboot could cause a problem if your hard drive is still being written to, and usually causes more problems than it solves. The Linux ...

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