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by drydenp
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Cleaning up 500 GB HDD
Replies: 18
Views: 1803

Re: Cleaning up 500 GB HDD

If it shows the same in lsblk, I think you can.
by drydenp
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Cleaning up 500 GB HDD
Replies: 18
Views: 1803

Re: Cleaning up 500 GB HDD

If you move a partition, the UUID stays the same. Okay, so you have tested it. Odd, I remember very clearly (but I do not know on what system) that when I changed starting sector, a newly created partition with irrelevant size would have a different UUID (from the start, being generated) while a ne...
by drydenp
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: One Hot Core, Three Cool Cores?
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: One Hot Core, Three Cool Cores?

rene wrote:
drydenp wrote:Let me just post it somewhere else, maybe people will respond :P.
I would in that context recommend a Debian forum. Any Debian forum. Gentoo might do. Slackware if you're up for it.
Of course, you would send me somewhere else ;-).

Pillars and posts. Of course.
by drydenp
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is Not Windows
Replies: 614
Views: 230080

Re: Linux is Not Windows

It's just a shame you'd have to rebuild those Giants from the ground up, isn't it? But that in itself is not a bad thing. The trouble is denying that you still have a lot of building to do. That's my issue. Or at least, why I think I wrote that post before, that took me at least several hours (my mi...
by drydenp
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Cleaning up 500 GB HDD
Replies: 18
Views: 1803

Re: Cleaning up 500 GB HDD

Thank you. I have following doubts. 1. The mount table does not use partition numbers. I am enclosing fstab in codes section. So the change in ssda partition number should not matter. 2. Will the UUID of the partition change if the start cylinder no .or end cylinder number changes? 3. Assuming the ...
by drydenp
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Multi-boot install
Replies: 11
Views: 1289

Re: [Solved] Multi-boot install

But does CentOS do anything different than Mint? That is the question. I think it all comes down to installing Grub, but who do I know. In generally though installing Grub should not cause problems for Windows, that's all I was saying. And it is pretty convenient of course if indeed it does work wit...
by drydenp
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do we REALLY need MINT?
Replies: 65
Views: 5491

Re: Do we REALLY need MINT?

You may not have the tech, but you have the curiosity......therefore you can gain the tech. Many can't be bothered.... which is fair enough I suppose! What's BG405? Oh, that was the user above you ;-). I don't think I can gain the technology anymore, it's too late for me. (Real life circumstances, ...
by drydenp
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do we REALLY need MINT?
Replies: 65
Views: 5491

Re: Do we REALLY need MINT?

Computers seem to have become pretty much a fashion accessory for many these days. Personally I find using tablets an arduous experience and I expect a lot of the reasons they are so popular is down to 'virus free' Android or iOS vs the only alternative many know- Windows. Unfortunately, I see lapt...
by drydenp
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Multi-boot install
Replies: 11
Views: 1289

Re: [Solved] Multi-boot install

That's what people have been saying but you said that CentOS corrupted the Windows 10 install....

I advised straight away to just let Mint install its bootloader and just use that.
by drydenp
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is Not Windows
Replies: 614
Views: 230080

Re: Linux is Not Windows

I was not saying you were special. I was saying being able to do that thing is not really the greatest achievement of the human race thus far, compared to other people that may be using different systems. I mean, that basically says to me that achieving that thing using a cooperative (or collaborati...
by drydenp
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is Not Windows
Replies: 614
Views: 230080

Re: Linux is Not Windows

Being able to plug your netbook to your HD TV and use it to stream movies is nothing special you know :-/.

You don't set yourself apart from the rest of the world who are using Windows or a Mac, this way.
by drydenp
Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is Not Windows
Replies: 614
Views: 230080

Re: Linux is Not Windows

In general articles like these are just excuses for the poor quality of Linux software as compared to something else, and that something else is then always conveniently Microsoft Windows, because most people are coming from there and it is easy to bash it, in contrast with the Mac OS, which is rath...
by drydenp
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do we REALLY need MINT?
Replies: 65
Views: 5491

Re: Do we REALLY need MINT?

Art recently in the computer world has been hugely influenced by the tablet/phablet space. I really do believe the only reason we see those modern wide screen "banner" oriented websites (I am sure there is a name for it, I just don't know it) is because of tablets. Within a space of a mere 2 years, ...
by drydenp
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Cleaning up 500 GB HDD
Replies: 18
Views: 1803

Re: Cleaning up 500 GB HDD

Personally I would not start anew just like that. But, I would try to reorder and condense the partitions. However, for Linux that would mean having to change all of your references (unless UUID takes care of that). For Windows it might not work at all. parted can reorder GPT partitions :P. it's an ...
by drydenp
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: vostro-1000- blank after loading wifi driver(solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: vostro-1000- blank after loading wifi driver(solved)

Really. Would never have thought of that just like that. But then, you didn't mention if you were using the HDD perviously.

Well glad it's sorted.
by drydenp
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: One Hot Core, Three Cool Cores?
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: One Hot Core, Three Cool Cores?

About the only non-fiercely debatable good thing about systemd is unification so unify already; supplying an irqbalance systemd service file is not in fact hard. Should I? :P. Upstart was a better idea then either SysV or SystemD, probably. As long as people hold on to the old, there can be room fo...
by drydenp
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do we REALLY need MINT?
Replies: 65
Views: 5491

Re: Do we REALLY need MINT?

You are not forced to use a "complete" rolling-system. You could use a rolling à la Manjaro, with different repos: Stable, Testing, Unstable. If you stay with Stable, you have "rolling with a delay", the time for testing the packages. So, you have the stability with rolling. :wink: I don't know abo...
by drydenp
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do we REALLY need MINT?
Replies: 65
Views: 5491

Re: Do we REALLY need MINT?

I have been using (L)ubuntu on several machines for the past several years. I prefer it to plain Ubuntu because of the inefficient, bloated and un-necessary ubuntu interface. In the past 2 years I have been using Lubuntu with Cinnamon, and I love that combination. It is super fast even on old hardw...
by drydenp
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Update-grub breaks Full Disk Encryption on LM18
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: Update-grub breaks Full Disk Encryption on LM18

Grub is supposed to be completed the moment the InitRD runs right. It is your initrd that displays the plymouth thing. If you had your /boot inside the encrypted container, you could let grub decrypt the container and put a key in there that will allow the initrd to unlock it again for itself. It's ...
by drydenp
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Cleaning up 500 GB HDD
Replies: 18
Views: 1803

Re: Cleaning up 500 GB HDD

If you moved the partition in a normal way (e.g. by updating the partition table) of course it would reference the new location, right? And the boot loader needs to know the new address (perhaps) but you could update that. And if you have more than 12 partitions, I don't think you need advice on tha...

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