Friday, November 25

Where has root gone?

You may of noticed you can no longer check which physical drive root is mounted on via "mount"

tim.bowers@localhost ~ $ mount
rootfs on / type rootfs (rw)
/dev/root on / type ext3 (rw,noatime,errors=continue,barrier=0,data=writeback)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
Herpa derpa!

So.... how do we now check where / is mounted? We could check fstab....

cat /etc/fstab
 ...some stuff...

/dev/sda3        /        ext3        noatime        0 1
But I'm not sure /etc/fstab is always readable.... another way is :

tim.bowers@localhost ~ $  ls -ilah /dev/root
1744 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Oct 21 08:50 /dev/root -> sda3


Sunday, November 6

Firefox changing h in address bar into w

In one of the most stupid changes ever firefox devs decided that the http:// prefix shouldn't exist, and so you shouldn't be able to type it either.

In firefox 7 if you type a h into the address bar, it presumes you don't understand you don't need the http:// prefix and instead changes your h into a w, as if you were about to type "www".... Now, I'm not even going to go into why this is broken as you need a seperate DNS record (or catch all) for the www. prefix anyway....

To turn it off this stupid behaviour :

search for 'browser.urlbar.trimURLs'
Change to false.


Note: You MAY want to see the http prefix, because if its http and not https as you were expecting, this is the first sign something may of gone wrong.

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