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by rui no onna
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] I've got a virus on Mint
Replies: 20
Views: 825

Re: I've got a virus on Mint

Just a thought, any other computers in the same network that are affected? Is it possible that your router got hacked, not the PC?
by rui no onna
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New Smartphone
Replies: 23
Views: 1773

Re: New Smartphone

I always manually turn data on/off and something else depending of situation. Who need 24/7 full functionality? Lol, I frequently misplace my phone so I need internet always on. :P The reason I even got into smartphones in the first place was because I couldn't find my flip phone. It was on silent ...
by rui no onna
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New Smartphone
Replies: 23
Views: 1773

Re: New Smartphone

In general, I try to stick to stock Android/AOSP as much as possible so that's been Google or Motorola.

As much as I love their SSDs and other storage products, I avoid Samsung smartphones and TouchWiz like the plague.
by rui no onna
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firefox Creating a profile off of my SSD
Replies: 22
Views: 591

Re: Firefox Creating a profile off of my SSD

No. The 'random' you refer to is the location of files on disk, which are stored in the directory table. Each file is read sequentially. Secondly, the latency in an SSD for the lookup operation in the directory table then moving to the file is in the order of a handful of microseconds, depending on...
by rui no onna
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firefox Creating a profile off of my SSD
Replies: 22
Views: 591

Re: Firefox Creating a profile off of my SSD

HDDs are optimised for serial read. Reading a cache is a serial read. With small javascript, jpegs, etc, wouldn't something like a browser cache be predominantly small block random rather than sequential? Not in all cases. I run dual 3.2GB/s NVMe drives in RAID 0 for 6.4GB/s throughput. When you do...
by rui no onna
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firefox Creating a profile off of my SSD
Replies: 22
Views: 591

Re: Firefox Creating a profile off of my SSD

Honestly, I don't understand the logic of buying a pricey SSD in order to get a performance boost and then putting a lot of the stuff that would benefit from lower latency back on a spinner.

Mind, I do have disk cache disabled - RAM is still faster than SSD.
by rui no onna
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Transfer Linux from one HDD to another?
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: Transfer Linux from one HDD to another?

Fredashay wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:12 pm
What is the best way to do this?

5.) Something else?
https://clonezilla.org
by rui no onna
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19 install on Btrfs hangs
Replies: 9
Views: 522

Re: Mint 19 install on Btrfs hangs

No, I didn't set any flag. Also only 512MB boot partition. Seems way enough. You need to set the boot,esp flags otherwise, boot loader will fail to install. 512MB is probably more than enough. I'm planning on multiboot (and from research, it seems other distros/OS need more) that's why I had mine s...
by rui no onna
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19 install on Btrfs hangs
Replies: 9
Views: 522

Re: Mint 19 install on Btrfs hangs

Actually when I tried fat32 it exit w an error msg. Again, did you set the esp flag in GParted? What error message? Also, what installer are you using? Iirc, there was an issue with the LM19 v1 iso. Note, when I did my "Something else" install, I didn't even bother manually setting up /boot. Just h...
by rui no onna
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19 install on Btrfs hangs
Replies: 9
Views: 522

Re: Mint 19 install on Btrfs hangs

For EFI, it needs to be formatted as FAT32. You also need to explicitly change the flags to esp (and maybe boot? i know there's one flag that gets automatically selected when you enable esp) on GParted. If the flags are not set, boot loader will fail to install.
by rui no onna
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19 install on Btrfs hangs
Replies: 9
Views: 522

Re: Mint 19 install on Btrfs hangs

Define old. Does the motherboard use Legacy BIOS or UEFI? What partition table (MBR or GPT)?

Note, iirc /boot/efi needs to be FAT32.
by rui no onna
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] USB full install - 32GB enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 678

Re: USB full install - 32GB enough?

Let us know how it works out. Update Went with the following: /dev/sda1 5GB ntfs (shared) /dev/sda2 24GB btrfs (contains / and /home subvolumes) Initial LM19 Cinnamon install was 5GB. With LZO compression, it dropped to 3.5GB. After updates and install of a few apps (kate, gwenview, notepadqq), / i...
by rui no onna
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I do this? [SOLVED but any further advice welcome]
Replies: 34
Views: 749

Re: Can I do this?

I do not believe you can install any OS in that time frame. And when people say "install the OS" they mean bare bones and for the first time. After you have been running any OS for many months or years it has accumulated many hours of program installs, updates, tweaks, etc and it will take many mon...
by rui no onna
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] USB full install - 32GB enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 678

Re: USB full install - 32GB enough?

I've done this for ages. I just put everything on a single ext 4 partition. 32 gb is fine if you are not adding tons of files. Probably 5-6 gb after installing Mint, with over 20 gb left or updates and a few files. Thanks. Just placed my order for the 32GB thumb drive. At most, I'll use 10GB for pe...
by rui no onna
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] USB full install - 32GB enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 678

Re: USB full install - 32GB enough?

The USB stick I use to install Linux the LIVE image that you boot from to install Linux. Ah, yes. The iso is definitely much more compact at less than 2GB per. I actually do have a 128GB multiboot LiveUSB containing 10+ distros each with its own 4GB persistence/casper-rw file. However, it seems lik...
by rui no onna
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] USB full install - 32GB enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 678

Re: USB full install - 32GB enough?

lsemmens wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:31 am
My re-load drive is only 8Gb.
Interesting. What do you mean by re-load? Is that a distro or something?
by rui no onna
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to increase partition size?
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: How to increase partition size?

Thank you. I guess I could I simply copy the music or the photographs to Windows and use them from there. How does one share them? What is "OSen"? Again, thanks. Since Mint can read/write from/to ntfs just fine, this is probably the easiest way (storing some of your music and photos on the Windows ...
by rui no onna
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] USB full install - 32GB enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 678

Re: USB full install - 32GB enough?

You'd be better off installing without a separate home on that size flash drive so that the available space can be used by programs and files together without too much worrying about space being necessary. Thanks for the advice. Hmm, I might just go for btrfs again in order to get "virtual partitio...
by rui no onna
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft to start charging monthly fee for Windows 7...
Replies: 28
Views: 1083

Re: Microsoft to start charging monthly fee for Windows 7..

However... there is a leverage point here. Practically everything on a newer cell phone is stored "in the cloud." Which means you really don't need iTunes. That's where the GNU/Linux community needs to hit. It needs to be made clear that your photos and music and contacts and such are already backe...
by rui no onna
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] USB full install - 32GB enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 678

Re: USB full install - 32GB enough?

12Parsecs wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:46 am
I just installed Linux Mint 19 on a new SDD drive and with updates it is around 28GB.
Curious, did you install other apps or does the 28GB perhaps include swap file? My local install to SSD sits at ~5GB fully updated.

A 28GB fresh install sounds more like bloated Windows.

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