Disable touchpad under Ubuntu

This little tutorial shows, how to disable touchpad under Ubuntu (v. 16.04) permanently. The reason is, that I generally use only the red trackpoint of my Lenovo T530 as a pointing device. I don’t need a touchpad anyway. But when working with the trackpoint, I accidentally touch the touchpad with my thumbs many times. That […]

Wipe a disk via Linux shell

This is how to wipe a disk via Linux shell:

The command above erases all data on the device /dev/sdc and overrides the data 2 times. Finally every bit is overridden by zeros. So in sum it takes 3 iterations to wipe a disk via Linux shell. n specifies the number of iterations taken place […]

Copy SD-Card with all partitions

To copy a SD-Card to another one including all partitions yo can take the following steps: Find out the device name (f.e.: /dev/mmcblk0): see List, partitioning and format drives or see Get a list of partitions or see Get free disk space and partitions Copy the whole card to an imagefile (Backup):

Restore the backup image to […]

List, partitioning and format drives

List all devices:

That will give you an overview about all your drives like that:

Format drive:

This will ask you for a command (help will show you all commands):

Format FAT32:


Get a list of partitions

To get a list of your currently mounted partitions: