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by crboone
Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: The Dreaded "Preparing to Install" Spinwheel - Stuck
Replies: 2
Views: 1725

The Dreaded "Preparing to Install" Spinwheel - Stuck

So I'm attempting a new dual-boot installation with Linux Mint 17.2 via USB stick ISO. I'm sitting here, stuck on the "Preparing to install Linux Mint" screen with the spinning wheel and it won't proceed beyond this point. Both items are checked (indicating I have enough drive space and an internet ...
by crboone
Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partition Sizes for Mint 17 Installation
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

Re: Partition Sizes for Mint 17 Installation

So the issue is really how much I store in /home (including Dropbox). That makes sense. Yes, I was wondering about the swap partition. I won't need hibernate so I'm glad 1G is enough. I didn't see that distinction previously that the 1.5x recommended RAM was for hibernation. Sounds like I could just...
by crboone
Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partition Sizes for Mint 17 Installation
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

Re: Partition Sizes for Mint 17 Installation

Excellent, thank you!
by crboone
Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partition Sizes for Mint 17 Installation
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

Partition Sizes for Mint 17 Installation

I see that the minimum disk size for Mint is 6GB with 20GB recommended. If I use an external drive for my data files, how long would it take before that 20GB is maxed out from software installs (generally, of course -- I realize it depends on how much software is installed, but would it fill up quic...
by crboone
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to connect to network / other PC
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Unable to connect to network / other PC

I just meant that the remote Windows machine was assigned a different IP address than what it was assigned previously when I initially saw it listed in the network in Mint. I shut down the PC over night and then I didn't see it under network the next day, but I don't know if that's because it was as...
by crboone
Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to connect to network / other PC
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Unable to connect to network / other PC

My encrypt passwords was set = True, so I changed to Yes. I assume that means the same thing but went ahead and updated it (and cycled). But this time I do not see the other PC in the network connection at all. Though now it does have a different IP. But once I executed: nemo smb://192.168.3.7 -- I ...
by crboone
Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to connect to network / other PC
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Unable to connect to network / other PC

Thanks @altair4. Once I get home I will check. But I wanted to acknowledge your post since it will be several hours.
by crboone
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to connect to network / other PC
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Unable to connect to network / other PC

When I initially installed and configured Mint, I was able to access my other PC under Network. My other PC's name displayed there and clicking on it allowed access. Now, however, I suddenly have a Workgroup folder. When I click on that it brings up a dialog for me to enter my username and pw. While...
by crboone
Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: One More External SSD Issue [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 1014

Re: One More External SSD Issue/Question for Newbie

I've reinstalled Mint on the internal SSD. I'm still getting ~425 MB/sec. It's slightly slower than my earlier reading but that could be because that was immediately post-fstrim and now I've reinstalled the OS. I was just curious to see if Mint on SSD would boot quicker than our Windows 8.1 machine ...
by crboone
Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: One More External SSD Issue [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 1014

Re: One More External SSD Issue/Question for Newbie

Now that I've performed the fstrim, here are the performance numbers:

HP-Pavilion-Mini # sudo fstrim -v /
/: 197093588992 bytes were trimmed

/dev/sda:
Timing cached reads: 8024 MB in 2.00 seconds = 4013.57 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 1332 MB in 3.00 seconds = 443.34 MB/sec
by crboone
Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: TRIM Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

Re: TRIM Question

I've installed the SSD internally and the fstrim operation does appear to be working.
by crboone
Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: One More External SSD Issue [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 1014

Re: One More External SSD Issue/Question for Newbie

fstrim does appear to be working now as well. I'll post that in my other thread.
by crboone
Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: One More External SSD Issue [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 1014

Re: One More External SSD Issue/Question for Newbie

Hi Jeepty -- I have TRIM enabled via discard in fstab only. The fstrim would not work with the drive on USB 3. BUT -- I now have the drive installed, and it did improve the speed. Was still hoping for a little more (maybe now the alignment would help?). Here are the results: HP-Pavilion-Mini # hdpar...
by crboone
Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: One More External SSD Issue [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 1014

Re: One More External SSD Issue/Question for Newbie

Ok thanks. I may install the SSD internally to see if that makes a big difference.
by crboone
Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: One More External SSD Issue [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 1014

One More External SSD Issue [SOLVED]

My external SSD is running very slowly: HP-Pavilion-Mini # hdparm -Tt /dev/sdb /dev/sdb: Timing cached reads: 8596 MB in 2.00 seconds = 4300.69 MB/sec Timing buffered disk reads: 334 MB in 3.01 seconds = 110.85 MB/sec I've done some research and have aligned and realigned the partitions per gdisk /d...
by crboone
Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: TRIM Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

Re: TRIM Question

I found this link that supports your answer (thought it's a bit dated):

http://askubuntu.com/questions/262154/t ... -supported

I suppose this is one reason to purchase an internal SSD before too long.
by crboone
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: TRIM Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

Re: TRIM Question

Even though the OS is running on the drive? I suppose there must be some difference, I guess.
by crboone
Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: TRIM Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

Re: TRIM Question

Yes, thank you -- I think the page that I got the command from just had a typo (it mistakenly had the -v first so I did a copy/paste of that command). Unfortunately, it doesn't work the other way either: # sudo fstrim -v / fstrim: /: FITRIM ioctl failed: Operation not supported As root: # fstrim -v ...
by crboone
Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: TRIM Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

TRIM Question [SOLVED]

I've been researching how to trim my SSD boot drive but am having problems making it work. First, TRIM does seem to be supported for my drive, per: HP-Pavilion-Mini / # hdparm -I /dev/sdb | grep TRIM * Data Set Management TRIM supported (limit 1 block) * Deterministic read data after TRIM But for so...

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