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by williebthe3rd
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is it possible to migrate the Linux OS from an HDD to a SDD? SOLVED!
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Migrate the Linux OS to larger SSD?

Hello, all. :) I remember the name WharfRat from my last time here (it's been some time!) and I know you're one of the top gurus. :) Altho I've been using Linux for over a year, and I'm "halfway decent" with installing/configuring software, etc, I'm still quite the newbie when it gets into the deepe...
by williebthe3rd
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 573
Views: 25377

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Systemback is available for Ubuntu 18.04 or LM 19(by another author/developer) at ... https://francoconidi.it/systemback-1-9-3-per-debian-9-ubuntu-17-10-18-04/ I think Systemback, as a system backup tool/utility, even though abandoned by the author, can still be used safely, unlike an abandoned or ...
by williebthe3rd
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 573
Views: 25377

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

. Yes, you saw right, ie there is likely no GUI-based tools for system image or disk cloning recovery/backup in Linux, like those for Windows. One exception may be SystemBack in Linux. ... https://www.ostechnix.com/systemback-restore-ubuntu-desktop-and-server-to-previous-state/ (Create live system ...
by williebthe3rd
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Sometimes it mounts, sometimes it doesn't!
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Sometimes it mounts, sometimes it doesn't!

Hmmm... OK, no dice. Two-for-two reboots, no Windows drive. I must have missed something. Here's the fstab file, as edited. # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to nam...
by williebthe3rd
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Sometimes it mounts, sometimes it doesn't!
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Sometimes it mounts, sometimes it doesn't!

Hey, WharfRat! Thanks for the suggestion. Going to give it a try, and let you know. I'm getting it, slowly. :) Have to "Open as Administrator" to edit this file, etc... "baby steps". It will take a few shut down/re-start sequences to see if this made any difference. I'll let you know. :) Thanks agai...
by williebthe3rd
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 573
Views: 25377

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

In another topic, someone was concerned that I was "afraid" of the Terminal mode in Linux. ;) Honest answer: NOPE! :) Heck, I was tinkering in DOS back in the day, and sometimes still had to use the CLI to fix stubborn Windows issues! :mrgreen: Yes, there are a number of Windows issues that I have b...
by williebthe3rd
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Sometimes it mounts, sometimes it doesn't!
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Sometimes it mounts, sometimes it doesn't!

Greetings, Forum! I'm a well-versed "Windows Geek" that is falling in love with LINUX, and I know that I still have a WHOLE LOT TO LEARN!! :) I've been running Mint 18 for about a year now in a dual-boot configuration, with Linux being the primary/default in GRUB. I set it up to auto-mount the Windo...
by williebthe3rd
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Drive full. Can't do anything in Linux.[SOLVED]
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: Drive full. Can't do anything in Linux. [SOLVED]

Thank you. I shall. :)

For those who followed this topic to the end, it was a bad driver for my Lexmark "All-in-One" unit. Sigh. :(

Willie...
by williebthe3rd
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Drive full. Can't do anything in Linux.[SOLVED]
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: Drive full. Can't do anything in Linux.

Actually my bad, just run it like this, that will also get you the package name, the which part wasn't really necessary: apt contains demond_nscan Then do the apt purge packagename I probably got rid of it with the Package Manager, earlier. I searched for "Lexmark" and found one with USB in it, tha...
by williebthe3rd
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Drive full. Can't do anything in Linux.[SOLVED]
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: Drive full. Can't do anything in Linux.

[ +0.000010] usb 2-1.2: usbfs: process 1721 (demond_nscan) did not claim interface 3 before use Ok, good. So this tells us the process causing this is demond_nscan . According to google this belongs to some lexmark printer/scanner driver, but I could not find the package this belongs to in the offi...
by williebthe3rd
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Drive full. Can't do anything in Linux.[SOLVED]
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: Drive full. Can't do anything in Linux.

This time, I tried the dmesg -Hw command, and got the following, which was NOT scrolling... [ +0.000065] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKG] (IRQs 1 *3 4 5 6 7 10 12 14 15) [ +0.000063] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] (IRQs 1 3 4 5 6 7 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled. [ +0.000242] SCSI subsystem initialized [...
by williebthe3rd
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Drive full. Can't do anything in Linux.[SOLVED]
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: Drive full. Can't do anything in Linux.

Good grief! Those logs are up to 7 gigs in mere minutes! This system won't last long at this rate! :( I hope this will be an easy fix!! EDIT: They exceeded 9 gigs WHILE I was typing that! I had to go to Terminal, and use these commands: sudo rm /var/log/kern* sudo rm /var/log/syslog* Which removed t...
by williebthe3rd
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Drive full. Can't do anything in Linux.[SOLVED]
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: Drive full. Can't do anything in Linux.

Regarding the logs, do what I said above: But the logs are just the symptom, we need to find the cause. Therefore after the reboot, again in a terminal window: dmesg -Hw to see what messages are getting spammed into the log. Ctrl+C to cancel the auto-updates. If the log remains static, i.e. no new ...
by williebthe3rd
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Drive full. Can't do anything in Linux.[SOLVED]
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: Drive full. Can't do anything in Linux.

I got the system running by deleting both of those 9Gig-plus LOG files. But, this is just a bandaid, until we can find the issue. I'll see what is in the new ones that it just created, and post it here... Hmm, it's over 144K already. I best wait for more advice, as to what I should look for, rather ...
by williebthe3rd
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Drive full. Can't do anything in Linux.[SOLVED]
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: Drive full. Can't do anything in Linux.

As I said; If you cannot get into the graphical environment, press Ctrl+Alt+F1 at the login screen for a virtual terminal. If text mode scares you, do it from the live environment, you can do it via the file browser there. There is no "login screen". Do you mean while GRUB is waiting? Text mode doe...
by williebthe3rd
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 573
Views: 25377

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

I think I'm a perfect candidate for this discussion. 8) I have been using Windows since the 3.1 days. Learning to edit the ini files, then move to the infamous Windows Registry with XP... and so I am a fairly advanced "Windows Guru". I've maintained "SoHo" Windows networks for years... done backups ...
by williebthe3rd
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Drive full. Can't do anything in Linux.[SOLVED]
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: Drive full. Can't do anything in Linux.

While I can boot into the GUI, everything is unstable. The "drive full" warning pops up within seconds. I cannot delete or remove anything. When I installed Linux, I oped to auto-logon, so there is no login screen. I've already tried the "restore" from GRUB, and the "clean" options that I found else...
by williebthe3rd
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Drive full. Can't do anything in Linux.[SOLVED]
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: Drive full. Can't do anything in Linux.

I see that the kernel.log and system.log (going from memory, may not be exact) files are both over 9 Gigs each! Can't delete them. To delete the logs, in a terminal window: sudo rm /var/log/kern* /var/log/syslog* Reboot after that, which should get your system running again. But the logs are just t...
by williebthe3rd
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Drive full. Can't do anything in Linux.[SOLVED]
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: Drive full. Can't do anything in Linux.

Here is what I have from the Terminal via the Live Session: /dev/sda1: UUID="8618238118236EFD" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="0efa1a94-01" /dev/sda5: UUID="7a46b807-77ed-4f3c-9fa8-fe65f79c9fce" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="0efa1a94-05" /dev/sr0: UUID="2017-11-24-14-47-32-00" LABEL="Linux Mint 18.3 MATE 64-bit" TYPE...
by williebthe3rd
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Drive full. Can't do anything in Linux.[SOLVED]
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: Drive full. Can't do anything in Linux.

Hello Willie https://thumb.ibb.co/dA8CQ8/hello.gif Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :) Just to verify things before you do anything, boot the installation media open the terminal application and paste back the results of sudo blkid and remain in the live session. Thank you. :) I tried...

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