How to mount cdrom in Linux

How to mount cdrom in Linux

These days, CDs and DVDs are becoming less popular, in favor of flash drives and other convenient, portable media. However, you still may come across them every once in a while, and if your computer has a CD drive, you should be able to insert a disc and mount it on Linux.

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Convert ext3 to ext4 in Linux

Convert ext3 to ext4 in Linux

The ext4 filesystem includes multiple improvements in terms of performance, over its predecessor ext3. Ext4 is not only faster than ext3, but can also handle much larger filesystems and files, and lots of other improvements under the hood. If you haven’t yet upgraded to ext4 on Linux, it’s definitely time to do so.

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Configuring write caching on Linux

How linux write cache works

Let’s start by explaining what write-back caching is and how it works to better understand the Linux write cache. Write caching is a feature available on most hard drives that allows them to collect all data into the drive’s cache memory, before being permanently written to disk. Once a certain amount of data is collected in the hard drive’s cache memory, the whole data chunk is transferred and stored with a single writing event.

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