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    You know you're a geek when ...

    ... your restore a netbook using

    mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt/16g
    gunzip -c /mnt/16g/asus.img.gz | dd of=/dev/hdc bs=1204



    And of course, you know there are better geeks when they come along to show you how it could be done with less typing

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    or when you have every pc/laptop/netbook you've ever owned still in use running increasingly stripped down versions of linux.

    You could always put:

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt/16g
    gunzip -c /mnt/16g/asus.img.gz | dd of=/dev/hdc bs=1204
    into /bin/fudgedit then chmod +x the file. Then you can restore your netbook just be running the command fudgedit

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    ... your restore a netbook using

    mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt/16g
    gunzip -c /mnt/16g/asus.img.gz | dd of=/dev/hdc bs=1204



    And of course, you know there are better geeks when they come along to show you how it could be done with less typing

    Si
    I have no idea what that means so clearly can't be a geek. Which is always good.
    Last edited by browolf; 30th March 2012 at 12:14 PM.

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    Less typing is not always good - typing is something that can be sped up, understanding, however, once lost... very difficult to get back.

    I understood quickly what you were doing - this is "a good thing" (tm) for your commandline

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    @browolf
    I'm sure you could come up with something else

    Si

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    PS - I did google the syntax BTW as its 3 years since I did it last
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    I just put Ubuntu on my Dell Mini 9.

    Booted from cd and I clicked a couple of things. No typing required

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    You know you're a geek when.....

    You're watching TV and notice that in the office on screen they have an HP 2055DN and wonder if they're having the same problems as you :-)

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    You know you're a geek when you watch a film and rage about how the commands the actors used on a command line don't result in a task being completed, merely pages of text to spin across the screen looking impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iain.Faulkner View Post
    You know you're a geek when.....

    You're watching TV and notice that in the office on screen they have an HP 2055DN and wonder if they're having the same problems as you :-)
    Ah, they won't have the same problems as they have the special magic version that's only available in tv land which requires no power lead or network cable to be plugged in.

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    I recognised my geekiness when I was watching the firewall and knew exactly what the Cisco IOS ACL command was and knew exactly what it would do and exactly where it was placed, for those of you who have seen it next time you watch it see if you can see / notice the ACL being typed into the CLI of a Cisco box, and also.... Die Hard 4 - Brilliant film!
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    When you're watching a film at the cinema and start admiring the servers or wondering what the hell they're up to with the cabling (Johnny English)

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    when you go see 21 jump street and notice the outline and colour differences of a Dell 1720 in the background and think, thats in that dark store room for a reason....

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    I used to work for Marconi in the payphone division and had a little book of all the model of payphones made. I would constantly whilst out and about say things like 'Thats a saphire all pay' thats a 2000 coin only etc lol Much to the embarrasment of the family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    Ah, they won't have the same problems as they have the special magic version that's only available in tv land which requires no power lead or network cable to be plugged in.
    You mean mine won't work without a power lead or a network cable plugged in!!

    Thank god for that, I've been pulling my hair out over this one :-)



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