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Re: wheezy drive recognition?

On Friday 17 April 2015 12:26:47 David Wright wrote:
> Quoting Lisi Reisz (lisi.reisz@gmail.com):
> > On Friday 17 April 2015 14:44:10 Chris Bannister wrote:
> > > So an Alaskan Divorce is when you destroy something because it
> > > annoys you?
> >
> > So it would appear.  But it is not  a term I have met before - and
> > Urban Dictionary hasn't heard of it.
> >
> > > So it would be used in a sentence like "I gave it the old Alaskan
> > > Divorce." ?
> >
> > ???  Your guess is as good as mine. ;-)

Its "slanguage" folks! Recongnize it for what it is.  Some of this 
actually gets into the dictionaries in due time.

> It's probably my fault that this subthread has blossomed because I put
> quotation marks round "alaskan divorce". But I *thought* I'd catch
> flak for reacting to Gene's pushing on the old partitioner buttons
> again. *My* definition was merely to point out (obliquely, I admit)
> that Gene wanted the Debian installer to ditch parted, and use
> (g)parted instead.

Thats correct. Gparted is so much easier to use, and can be made to do it 
your way, that in comparison, no comparison between the actual 
usabilities of the two is possible.

> My defence (my, I do seem to be getting defensive on this list!) for
> being oblique and a tiny bit mischievous was that I had already made a
> quite possibly helpful post already. (Helpful by pointing out that
> Gene's megabytes of error messages weren't indicating any problem with
> the drive, but unhelpfully including 17 lines of excessive quoting,
> tut tut.)

Sometimes its making a point, in this case it was raising hell because 
there was not in fact a partition table on a brand new drive. I had not 
encountered a filesystem that lost its cookies over that so easily 
before.  I thought, apparently mistakenly, that it might ring a bell 
with someone.

> Cheers,
> David.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/gene>

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