What got you into Linux?



TCRatius

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basically its memory being written to a file...
ah yeah, I've come across that on my raspberry pi try to load massive file to be parsed. Couldn't figure how to put it to Ulimit or something like that.
 

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ah yeah, I've come across that on my raspberry pi try to load massive file to be parsed. Couldn't figure how to put it to Ulimit or something like that.
could try making the massive file smaller by breaking it into multi-files before processing, is all lines in the file needed or only specific lines? maybe a script that loads X number of lines at a time... or maybe try setrlimit ?
 

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Geez, so many questions, I was trying to use tensorflow but am a noob at python and must confess it was some time ago. I'll check what the error was again. However I have read that if you add a powered HDD to the rashberry pi and use that as swap drive then it can fix it. I also read something about a way to open the file to take in packets of the data. I got to information overload and crashed like my raspi lol. I'm reading deep learning, to get a better understanding of the concepts.

Anyway here is the error. "Failed to write core dump. Core dumps have been disabled. The enable core dumping, try "ulimit -c unlimited" before starting java again". Maybe we can move this over to my thread on rasphberry pi
 
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for me, it was my summer internship project with IBM. when I was assigned to make a user and group management project. i had no experience with linux ( still i do not have much :( :p ) .

The first time, i was installing Ubuntu on my system. I had no clue about Linux, then during installing I deleted my all data. Anyhow i was able to install and make the project which gave me the overview of bashing and all. And from then, I have a virtual box on my system with Ubuntu and mint installed. but i was not a fan but i am thinking to learn it. That's why exploring it and i guess i will learn it too :))
 

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Maybe we can move this over to my thread on rasphberry pi
Good idea, small whiskered one ... and I will follow the thread and learn some ;)

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@Ravi solanki Me Toooo! It was so frustrating because I wanted to duel boot. Thing is, operating system of "windows 7 can come in Bios and UEFI << my acronyms may be wrong, piss me off at times. For me Windows 7 I had installed it was Bios(ed) instead of UEFI and the Linux UEFI file I downloaded would not read the current operating system. Took me two years to find that out Lmao. Hope you enjoy the ride[/QUOTE]
 
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Hi all,

and wow... I feel like an ant in an human world right now... So, what's my story? Well, us ants, we were talking the other day about typical ant issues, like how not to get stepped on and stuff like that when we saw a penguin walking down the street carrying a cup of coffee in one hand, a laptop under his armpit, headphones and a red hat on his head... And, if I remember well, he had a scarf too... We were like 0_o x 3^9. He was the coolest "thing" we ever saw and decided to find out what was it all about. After a while, we had enough information to determine who he was. He was a Linux user, an advanced one, and we wanted to be like him. And now I'm here, I've managed to evade all those shoes on the way which I can't say for the rest of my kin, they've stayed Windows and Mac users, you can't blame ants of being ants, I guess...

Now, jokes aside, the reality: I actually don't have some big story behind my need to switch to Linux. Yeah, Win 10 are creepy, but so is Android, that doesn't mean that I'll stop using them, they are everywhere... I just want to use Linux as my private os, because of numerous reasons, I guess I want to shut down the auto pilot and start flying by myself...


P.S.

The joke was not intended to offend anyone or to make a mockery out of this forum, I left it because I thought you might find it entertaining. It was not part of my plan for this post, it kinda happen by itself, so you're responsible for it's creation too, if I haven't read your posts first, I wouldn't get the "ant impression" in the first place.

Cheers (yeah, I'm asimilated)
 

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When I was in the 5th grade a friend in study hall went on about how he didn't use windows, saying "I use Linux!" After I got home I googled Linux and of course Ubuntu popped up, I've been using various distros off and on in the years since but I have finally switched over completely and couldn't be happier.
 

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At work (The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm) late in 1992 we were considering options for running a server on a very low budget. We skipped UNIX because of the high price-tag, MacOS (System 7 at the time) didn't support multi-tasking and Windows (3.1?) stopped a couple of times each day. We heard of Linux, rumored to be fairly stable, ran some tests and after some problems with drivers for a number of things we managed to use a cross-compiler on a UNIX machine to finally get things up and running. I started to test things at home and with the advent of Red Hat in 1994 I started using Linux on a permanent basis. Since then I have used Slackware, Mandrake/Mandriva, Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu and Mint, and currently I run Fedora 27 on my workstation, Mint 18.4(?) on my laptop and Debian (9.3) on my home servers. I have nothing against Windows but never used it for more than tests and it feels very foreign. I had a laptop with an early MacOSX on but since its end-of-life it is only Linux.
 

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Now that's what I call a good background :D, I can see I will have to pick your brains :rolleyes:

Welcome to linux.org @Serafim and enjoy your Linux.

Cheers

Wizard
 

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Now that's what I call a good background :D, I can see I will have to pick your brains :rolleyes:

Welcome to linux.org @Serafim and enjoy your Linux.

Cheers

Wizard
Well, much of this early driver hacking is since long forgotten, maybe there is not much in my brain to pick. Forgot to boast about my helping students during more than 15 years to get up and going with Linux. My sons use, with my aid, dual boot Linux/Windows systems and still, at the age of 72, I help neighbours (mainly retired people) switch to Linux in order to avoid paying for the OS and because they can keep their old computers many more years if they run Linux on them.
 

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Welcome @Serafim! I think if we had an award for "Who has used Linux the longest?"... you might be the winner! It's really nice to hear your background, and just as nice to hear your current efforts to help friends and family to use Linux now.

Cheers
 

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A little boasting is good for the soul, eh Stan? (@atanere )

Mate (@Serafim ), I'll stop hijacking Admin @Rob 's thread and let others get a word in edge-ways.

Just wanted to share with you that since my joining here 1st May (30th April US time) I have seen this site grow from 4,600 to over 7,000, that is over 50% (congrats all Staff), BUT, that the number of 60-plussers joining has been phenomenal :D, and it includes reasons such as you are aware, of running Linux on perfectly viable computers.

Love Linux - I do :p

See you "around the traps".

Later Stan

Cheers

Wizard

Edited ("word" in edgeways, silly Wizard, "foot" in mouth, more likely)
 
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