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by Rocky Bennett
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] how to locate linux partitions?
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: how to locate linux partitions?

Make installation media right now while you can. It is always a good idea to have a USB stick with Windows on it and a few USB sticks with various Linux distros on them.
by Rocky Bennett
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Repair a Crucial 250GB SSD
Replies: 25
Views: 770

Re: [SOLVED] Repair a Crucial 250GB SSD

Yes, that may be true but the SSD that I have overwritten with zeros on multiple occasions is a 7 year old Crucial SSD. I am sorry, I did not know any better. I resolve to throw that darn SSD away next time I do a clean install. When you do that you are filling up every cell with data. Unbeknownst ...
by Rocky Bennett
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Repair a Crucial 250GB SSD
Replies: 25
Views: 770

Re: [SOLVED] Repair a Crucial 250GB SSD

My understanding of secure erase of SSD disks (or overwriting whole disk with whatever numbers) is that it uses one program/erase count. Program/erase endurance of SSD disks depends on flash type. Years ago it was said that SLC flash can endure 10000 program/erase operations, MLC 3000 and TLC 1000....
by Rocky Bennett
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Repair a Crucial 250GB SSD
Replies: 25
Views: 770

Re: Repair a Crucial 250GB SSD

Thanks for the tips. I have deleted partitions, written zeros, redone partition tables etc. That's a great way to quickly destroy an SSD. what you just did, was to destroy that SSD. get a new one.... you never, ever, write out Zeros to an SSD, only do a quick Format of a blank partition. it is NOT ...
by Rocky Bennett
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why does Linux Mint include Timeshift when the main developer doesn't have the time to maintain it?
Replies: 24
Views: 2076

Re: Why does Linux Mint include Timeshift when the main developer doesn't have the time to maintain it?

Zergling wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:46 pm
Explains why TimeShift is a complete POS...

I only installed it to do the Mint 20 upgrade, I've removed it since.


I do not understand this post. Could please explain what this post means.
by Rocky Bennett
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Nutrition
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Nutrition

HolyPepa wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:16 am
Because my husband always makes jokes about my extra weight I had no choice and I started doing sports and be on diet.


That's really sad, trade in your husband.
by Rocky Bennett
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VirtualBox--trying to add raw drive, access denied error
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: VirtualBox--trying to add raw drive, access denied error

Do you have Guest Additions installed? You need to have that extension for you to be able to share files with the host.
by Rocky Bennett
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: A disgruntled windows user ranting on overly complicated Linux
Replies: 47
Views: 2426

Re: A disgruntled windows user ranting on overly complicated Linux

I have to say that I disagree 100% with the OP's post. I came to Linux with zero background in computers, I just got my first home PC a few years ago and before that I had never been exposed to computers at all. Saying that, I found it very easy to find a download site to download an installation fi...
by Rocky Bennett
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Looking for more help regarding Live DVD
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: Looking for more help regarding Live DVD

To the OP, If you were running Windows 10 before, there is no need for any third-party anti-malware or anti-virus software. The built in Windows Defender is all that is needed in Windows 10.
by Rocky Bennett
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to turn off power management
Replies: 9
Views: 916

Re: How to turn off power management

Hello, sorry it took a while to post back. I did some more searching and managed to find out how to fix it before you guys replied. I really appreciate you guys replying though, hopefully anyone else who stumbles across the same problem as me finds this page and is able to fix it. Sorry if I wasted...
by Rocky Bennett
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I have a huge problem when booting 19.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 17
Views: 591

Re: I have a huge problem when booting 19.3 Cinnamon

You do not install Puppy. Puppy never gets installed because it is designed to run from your RAM. You could of course put Puppy on an external SSD, which is highly recommended, but you do not install it on your computer. That is correct &, unless I'm mistaken, it's the same for slitaz. I just read ...
by Rocky Bennett
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to turn off power management
Replies: 9
Views: 916

Re: How to turn off power management

What about the OP and his problem. He never did post back.
by Rocky Bennett
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I have a huge problem when booting 19.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 17
Views: 591

Re: I have a huge problem when booting 19.3 Cinnamon

Sorry for the late response, but I do have a CD drive, and I am considering installing puppy Linux but I have found an alternative such as slitaz. By the way, it turns out I was wrong about the model. I am very sorry that I had guessed my model since I didn't have it on me at the time. It's actuall...
by Rocky Bennett
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I have a huge problem when booting 19.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 17
Views: 591

Re: I have a huge problem when booting 19.3 Cinnamon

sleeper12 wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:52 pm
If there is a CD drive, might run Puppy that way.


Yes, that sounds like a viable alternative for the OP.

Let's hope that he posts back.
by Rocky Bennett
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I have a huge problem when booting 19.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 17
Views: 591

Re: I have a huge problem when booting 19.3 Cinnamon

I have an old Thinkpad T42 from 2004 that runs well on Puppy Linux Slacko. If all else fails, you might try that. You can run Puppy from a stick, no need to install it. He would need a modern USB jack to run a Puppy, which yours has. I looked at his specs and his will probably not be able to run a ...
by Rocky Bennett
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I have a huge problem when booting 19.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 17
Views: 591

Re: I have a huge problem when booting 19.3 Cinnamon

I think it's a Toshiba Satellite M35X-S309. Or at least a similar model. https://www.manualslib.com/manual/329769/Toshiba-Satellite-M35x-S309.html#:~:text=Page%201%20TOSHIBA%20Satellite%20M35X,%2C%20DVD%2FCD-RW%2C Yes, looking at those specs you definitely can not run any Linux that is out there to...
by Rocky Bennett
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I have a huge problem when booting 19.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 17
Views: 591

Re: I have a huge problem when booting 19.3 Cinnamon

That old machine might not run any modern Linux distro, including XFCE. What are the specs?
by Rocky Bennett
Mon May 25, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: operating system boot time
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: operatin system boot time

What is your operating system? Be as specific as possible.

What is your hardware? Be as specific as possible.
by Rocky Bennett
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Afraid to reboot my system
Replies: 9
Views: 454

Re: Afraid to reboot my system

I can't answer your question or help you in any way. I just wanted to comment on the difference in human logic. If I had of received that entire message after an update, the first thing I would have done is press restart to see what was going on. Odd how people think so differently. Someone will be ...

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