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  1. Cloning one virtualbox vdi onto another

    01 March 2017 - 12:10 AM

    I have a fixed-size vdi that I ran out of space on. I tried resizing it to no avail, so I tried vboxmanage.exe's clonehd command to clone the fixed vdi onto a dynamic one of larger size. I don't think the partition table came along for the ride, because the VM cries about therw being no bootable media when I try to use the new, cloned drive.

    Anyone familiar enough with Arch and VirtualBox to tell me what steps I should take next? I can't afford to screw it up, because I don't have a stable enough internet connection here to reinstall Arch.
  2. Cloning a hard drive with ddrescue

    08 August 2015 - 03:56 PM

    I asked this in IRC but I can't keep tabs on an IRC chat on my phone while driving for my job!

    I'm trying to use ddrescue to clone my failing hard drive (/dev/sda) to a new one I just bought (/dev/sdb). This is the ddrescue command I tried to use:

    ddrescue -r3 -n -f -v /dev/sda /dev/sdb recovery.log

    And it spat out:
    ddrescue: Can't open input file: Permission denied

    I dicked around some more and tried to mount my new hdd with:
    sudo mount -o /dev/sdb /media/3TB

    and got:
    mount: /dev/sdb is write-protected, mounting read-only
    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb,
                missing codepage or helper program, or other error

    I'm not sure why this new hard drive is write-protected. There aren't any jumpers on it or anything. I'm pretty sure I just screwed up somewhere though.
  3. Using a Sega Saturn with a weird PC monitor

    07 February 2015 - 06:31 PM

    I just bought a PC monitor that has a VGA input, but also RGBHV BNC inputs. Can I use my Saturn with it without having to buy an upscaler or other doohickey? I'm handy with a soldering iron, so if I have to get dirty I will.
  4. Weird HDMI issue

    01 February 2015 - 04:43 PM

    I'm pretty sure it's just the GPU going wonky or the PSU acting up, but I wanted a second opinion on this. Here's what's going on.

    I've got my DLP TV connected to my GPU with a straight HDMI cable, and another LCD tv connected with an HDMI cable going through a DVI adapter. The LCD TV has no issues, but the DLP TV will seem to lose the HDMI connection whenever I play a video. It happens most frequently with flash videos, but it can happen with an MKV too. Doesn't matter if the video is full screen or not.

    Now, my DLP TV is 73" and the LCD is only 22", and it doesn't matter how I switch the ports around, it's only the DLP TV that has this issue. I have another LCD TV that doesn't work too well, but I'm pretty sure that's an issue with the HDMI handshake or something. The computer detects it just fine, but the TV won't show anything. PSU is a 700w, GPU is a 570.
  5. GDEMU is all done.

    23 April 2014 - 06:05 AM

    This was brought up a while ago by someone here but I just can't find the post. So I'm bringing it up again.

    GDEMU is a hardware emulator of the Dreamcast GD-ROM by the Makaron dev. Though he's finally started selling boards, the first run is sold out. He builds each one by hand and has been having a hard time navigating the web of customs bull too, but he says he's looking into options. A second run of these marvelous things seems likely, at least.

    They currently go for €100 each.

    EDit: It just occurred to me that this might've been better in Technical Discussion.