thouartsimple wrote:To OP: You can hibernate with a little more RAM than you're system has. =)
I also have a Toshiba satellite, but I zeroed out the hard drive so no manufacturer crap on here for me!!
Well, I've currently set linux-swap to 7.98Gb and it seems to be working fine. Until I can manage to get my keyboard working reliably in Linux Mint 10 (worked fine in 9, so go figure!) I can't safely zero the Toshiba-supplied partitions, freeing the space in the process, much as I'd prefer to do so. Heck, figuring out how to actually back those partitions up would be a good thing. Since they all seem to be visible from Linux, that may be possible. Any ideas, considering the partition backups would need to be bootable?
DataMan wrote:Rather than such a large /home, consider setting up a separate data partition (make it ntfs if you want to hold data easily common to both Linux and Windows). Store your data there and you won't have to fret about things as much on new installs or upgrades. Of course, backup all of your "data" on a regular basis.
Irks me that the OEMs aren't required
to give the purchaser a copy of the OS-install media that is locked to that machine so the purchaser can dispense with so much of the bloatware. Given a choice, I'd kick out MS Office 2010 Home & Student trialware, the seemingly ever-present Microsoft Works Suite, etc, and not even install them.
And considering the fact that Linux can read Windows partitions, why bother with a separate, shared /data partition?
Weirdly, (probably due to an oops on my part!) booting of Linux Mint pauses and fusses that /dos can't be found. Considering the fact that my keyboard (for whatever benighted reason) doesn't work for more than a few minutes at a time (if at all) in Linux Mint, this is worrisome, (Worked fine in the LiveDVD mode, so I'm puzzled!) since correction of the proper configuration files is difficult at best if the keyboard doesn't work! (see the post I fired up in reference to the keyboard issue)
Toshiba Satellite A505-S6005 on LM17 x64 (MATE/LXDE).
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Serious Linux user since Linux Mint 9 (also x64).