Getting rid of the kinit warning on *buntu 7.04 bootup

If you’re running *buntu 7.04 or higher you might be receiving the kinit warning message at bootup. (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/103148)

Various fixes have been reported, although most of them seem to work for some and not work at all for others. There is one way to remove the warning.. which is to disable the initrd resume function. This was mentioned by Norbert Brondeau (fix 1, fix 2). Fix1 worked fine for me, although fix 2 did not.

sudo nano /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume

add # in front of RESUME=XXXXx-XXX-XXXX-XXXX and save.

sudo update-initramfs -u

This will disable the resume function and the warning message will be removed. I have yet to notice any adverse affects from disabling the resume function as I only reboot/shutdown. If you put your computer to standby or hibernate you might want to avoid this.

A milestone in hard disk technology

You probably already know, but Hitachi have reached the 1TB milestone in hard disk drive technology. I just had to write about it.

It was only 5 or 6 years ago I was using my Pentium I 150MHz/16MB system with a 1.2GB Hard drive. Now storage has reached 1TB. Amazing. I can’t wait until new drives start coming out from all the manufacturers and prices start to drop and quality starts to increase. Hopefully not too far down the line we will have 5TB Hard disks. Not that I’d be able to store much on it.. but it’ll sure look nice looking at the usage statistics!

Five years from now you’ll read this on your machine with 80TB+ Storage and think I’m crazy. Maybe 20 years or so from now we’ll be breaking the PB barrier in a single device. By that time I don’t think we’ll be using hard disks though.