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    HDD configuration

    Forgot to format it. mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb1 NOTE: Untested code, didn't check, going offa' memory.
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    Data recovery tool messed with my OS

    I'd suggest looking through the list of files photorec was able to recover. IF it's there, rejoice. If not, ... then I'd suggest looking back at old e-mails, backups, off-sites, etc. It helps to explain some how SSDs read/write physically. Traditional HDDs record data (servo information...
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    Data recovery tool messed with my OS

    Try to use Ctrl+Alt+1..6 to bring up a terminal. If you are legitimately unable to even do that to bring up a terminal to cd/rm files, then your next thing would be to poweroff and boot off of a LiveCD (hopefully you have one lying around - anything that can mount the filesystem and do basics...
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    How did you discover Linux?

    A good friend of mine from HS (circa 2003) mentioned something about this "linux" operating system alternative to Windows XP. And there was a penguin and a chameleon (Suse). We tried it out on an old computer and were like "ok... now what?" Fast-forward to my college days (2004) and another good...
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    Messed up...

    Yep, so as you thought, the "RECOVERY" "drive" is nothing more than a 14.36 GB partition sitting on your ~700GB drive. As I mentioned at first, when you have a problem and Window's only solution is to completely re-install the OS and start from scratch, your computer would actually boot into a...
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    Messed up...

    You have a couple of options. In either case, I cannot give exact clicks. You will have to do some work on your end. So what you just did: you reformatted the partition on disk 0 (say /dev/sda has sda1 sda2 sda3 and sda4 - sda1 is your "boot" partition for Windows, sda2 is your "OS" partition...
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    What got you into Linux?

    Windows 8, here. Backstory: I played around with Linux (Open Suse IIRC) back in HS some, circa 2003, but never really got any traction with it. Used Knoppix some in 2006-2007, still didn't do much with it. Then Windows 8's UI was demonstrated. And ultimately said that I need to make the jump...
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    File transfer over SSH onto linux server from hard disk on remote MAC

    To be fair, as you said starting out: Running some numbers, 1.96 TB at 10 Mbps (1.25 MB/s), you're looking at about 19 days. 1.96 TB even at 100Mbps (12.5 MB/s) is still 1 day, 21 hours. Even at full gigabit link (1000Mbps/125 MB/s), you're looking at a solid 4 hours. If you have physical...
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    File transfer over SSH onto linux server from hard disk on remote MAC

    I think what you're asking for is a way to transfer files from one system to another automatically. What you could do is create a script something like /home/sonal/rsync.script.sh: #! /bin/bash if [ -e /home/sonal/rsync.in.progress ] then exit fi touch /home/sonal/rsync.in.progress rsync -Pa...
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    File transfer over SSH onto linux server from hard disk on remote MAC

    With the -P switch, you should see a progress and ETA for individual files. Once complete, it'll drop out of the rsync and return to a prompt. rsync works by comparing time-stamps in the default mode. If the source's is newer, it'll transfer modified portions. If the file transfer stops halfway...
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    File transfer over SSH onto linux server from hard disk on remote MAC

    If rsync is failing, try scp and see if it is working any better: scp -r ~/source [email protected]:~/
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    File transfer over SSH onto linux server from hard disk on remote MAC

    OK, you've been able to start over SSH, but it times out. Try without the "z" as well - I've had some issues when trying to transfer a large number of files to another location timing out. And if that doesn't work, you might need to edit on the server the /etc/ssh/sshd.conf file (I think that's...
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    File transfer over SSH onto linux server from hard disk on remote MAC

    "ssh: connect to host _IP port 22: Operation timed out" -- means that you're not able to connect to it via SSH on port 22. If you're running on a different port, you'd need to tweak the rsync line to something like: rsync -Paz -e "ssh -p xxxx" /path/to/source [email protected]:/path/to/dest/"...
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    File transfer over SSH onto linux server from hard disk on remote MAC

    If you are wanting to use SSH/internet to do it, you're looking at rsync (or scp - I'd choose rsync). Usage: rsync -Paz /path/to/your/source/directory [email protected]:/path/to/destination/ Note: if your source is the directory name without a trailing /, it will transfer the directory too. If...
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    What are you guys using for firewalls at home?

    Currently just using the firewall that is in my router, but will be moving and will take the opportunity to switch to a pfsense firewall.
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