How to recover ext4 from GPT partitioned disk

Hard drive sizes had increased dramatically in last several years, but block device drivers are still outdated. For hard drives more than 1TB currently seems to be an advantage to use GPT instead of legacy MBR partition table. You can see more details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table . One of the inevitable disadvantage of GPT is the … Read moreHow to recover ext4 from GPT partitioned disk

Speed up file tranfer between MAC OS X and Linux Samba Server

After scratching my head few weeks, tweaking a lot smb.conf on my linux box, I found a Finder workaround, based on turning off display of server in sidebar. Symptom: Slow file transfer over the network, between a MAC OS X Lion machine and a Linux machine (archlinux, currnet version). Also slow transfer between MAC and … Read moreSpeed up file tranfer between MAC OS X and Linux Samba Server