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by FamCompKid
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Partitioning for the first time. Please help a perpetual noob
Replies: 18
Views: 473

Re: Partitioning for the first time. Please help a perpetual noob

Unless your drive is > 2TB, I would stick with a legacy install, it's simpler and your bios is already set legacy. More questions :D Have nothing to do with the plan but wanna understand. So my two PCs are UEFI-able. One is 6 years old and the other 1+. Since I'm dealing with partitioning just now,...
by FamCompKid
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Partitioning for the first time. Please help a perpetual noob
Replies: 18
Views: 473

Re: Partitioning for the first time. Please help a perpetual noob

If you have done an 'erase and install' option on a legacy system, there is a bug in the installer - it creates a useless fat32 partition and then puts the / partition as a logical partition inside an extended partition. Much better to format the drive yourself with primary partitions for / and /ho...
by FamCompKid
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Partitioning for the first time. Please help a perpetual noob
Replies: 18
Views: 473

Re: Partitioning for the first time. Please help a perpetual noob

You will need three partitions*: a small (100MB if mint is the only OS on the SSD), this needs to be formatted fat32 with the flags ESP & boot set. This is where the installer puts the bootloader files. * if you are booting in legacy mode you don't need an EFI partition and you need an msdos pa...
by FamCompKid
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Partitioning for the first time. Please help a perpetual noob
Replies: 18
Views: 473

Re: Partitioning for the first time. Please help a perpetual noob

linux-rox wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:55 pm
Correct, you can. And should, IMHO, if your partition scheme needs only four or less. Primary partitions are easier to maintain and/or modify
Thank you. Haven't really dug into gpt, but I think I'll be fine with msdos. I'm reformatting this PC in a few.
by FamCompKid
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Partitioning for the first time. Please help a perpetual noob
Replies: 18
Views: 473

Re: Partitioning for the first time. Please help a perpetual noob

AndyMH wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:19 am
I think it is still good practice to leave some space unallocated on a SSD, on a 500GB drive say 10GB.
Maybe you were talking about over-provisioning here?

Found this post from last year, but then also found that for newer SSDs it may be an outdated practice.
by FamCompKid
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Partitioning for the first time. Please help a perpetual noob
Replies: 18
Views: 473

Re: Partitioning for the first time. Please help a perpetual noob

Thank you! In creating partitions, I just followed what Gparted showed: For / >> Type for the new partition: Primary; Location for the new partition: Beginning of this space For /home >> Type for the new partition: Logical ; Location for the new partition: Beginning of this space But since logical p...
by FamCompKid
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Partitioning for the first time. Please help a perpetual noob
Replies: 18
Views: 473

Re: Partitioning for the first time. Please help a perpetual noob

So I've been playing with VirtualBox as a dry run: installed LM 20 and played with the native Gparted. The most helpful tool in estimating allocation size for / has been Disk Usage Analyzer (except maybe for error prompts like Error opening directory '/var/cache/apparmor/26b63962.0': Permission deni...
by FamCompKid
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Partitioning for the first time. Please help a perpetual noob
Replies: 18
Views: 473

Re: Partitioning for the first time. Please help a perpetual noob

Thanks again so much Andy, your detailed replies are always and really appreciated. It occurred to me that I could play with this in VirtualBox, would that be a good idea? an ext4 partition of say 40GiB for /. I think 60GiB is overly generous. On a 240GB SSD my / partition is 32GiB and only 20GiB us...
by FamCompKid
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Questions before I upgrade to LM 20 Ulyana
Replies: 43
Views: 1197

Re: Questions before I upgrade to LM 20 Ulyana

AndyMH wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:09 pm
legacy boot drive.
PS: Should I change a BIOS setting? IIRC, I've specifically disabled Secure Boot / enabled Legacy upon jumping ship for Linux because that was the advice I got a lot.
by FamCompKid
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Partitioning for the first time. Please help a perpetual noob
Replies: 18
Views: 473

Re: Partitioning for the first time. Please help a perpetual noob

you can use the Gparted program from the LinuxMint Live media, Oh man I didn't know that was Gparted :D Sure. But I'm not sure that would be better than just going with that rather safe 60GB suggestion above. I was thinking 60 GB could be too small but still I have no idea. Disk User Analyzer (on L...
by FamCompKid
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Partitioning for the first time. Please help a perpetual noob
Replies: 18
Views: 473

Re: Partitioning for the first time. Please help a perpetual noob

Thanks, kato181. most say allocate at least 60gb Re allocation: Can't I make a guess based on my current LM 19.3 system? E.g., look for directories and get their sizes :? No drive lasts forever. I ordered a Samsung EVO 860. I don't do ultra-huge writes on a daily basis. It was a hyperbole but for my...
by FamCompKid
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Questions before I upgrade to LM 20 Ulyana
Replies: 43
Views: 1197

Re: Questions before I upgrade to LM 20 Ulyana

Your partition setup shows that you installed LM20 with the 'erase and install' option on a legacy boot drive. You have a useless EFI partition and mint has put the / partition in an extended partition. viewtopic.php?f=46&t=326270&p=1855497&h ... y#p1855497 Thanks much, Andy. Opinion is...
by FamCompKid
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Partitioning for the first time. Please help a perpetual noob
Replies: 18
Views: 473

[SOLVED] Partitioning for the first time. Please help a perpetual noob

Let me preface this by saying I might never acquire even the most basic Linux skills most of you guys have. I'm coming to accept the fact. (Just putting that out so you know I'm a noob of that kind, maybe I should put that in my sig :mrgreen:) TL;DR: Is there a way to identify how many GB I should a...
by FamCompKid
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Questions before I upgrade to LM 20 Ulyana
Replies: 43
Views: 1197

Re: Questions before I upgrade to LM 20 Ulyana

Hi and many thanks again. Well, I have more questions :D TL;DR: 1. Where to find a PPA's release history? 2. Is it practically better to have partitions in 2020? What's the "norm"? My PCs each have one 1TB HDD. 3. Is it bad practice to carry hidden dot files from one major release to the n...
by FamCompKid
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] (RTL8821CU-CG) Wireless adapter installed, detected but not working
Replies: 20
Views: 403

Re: [SOLVED] (RTL8821CU-CG) Wireless adapter installed, detected but not working

Okay I think I'm following you, we'll just see after the upgrade :D

Again and really, thank you. I'll try to study those commands for sure!

I wish to remove my termbin URLs though, if that's okay?
by FamCompKid
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] (RTL8821CU-CG) Wireless adapter installed, detected but not working
Replies: 20
Views: 403

Re: (RTL8821CU-CG) Wireless adapter installed, detected but not working

IT'S WORKING THANK YOU SO MUCH! :)

Sorry I really have no clue but... I'll just have to do it all over again on LM 20? I'm upgrading any time this week.

Thank you again :)
by FamCompKid
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] (RTL8821CU-CG) Wireless adapter installed, detected but not working
Replies: 20
Views: 403

Re: (RTL8821CU-CG) Wireless adapter installed, detected but not working

[EDIT: Removed the URL. Please see my previous reply.]

Thank you.
by FamCompKid
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] (RTL8821CU-CG) Wireless adapter installed, detected but not working
Replies: 20
Views: 403

Re: (RTL8821CU-CG) Wireless adapter installed, detected but not working

[EDIT: I removed the URL because I'm not savvy enough to decide whether it's safe to publicly post my networking info. However, I'm keeping a text file in case someone needs it, although I doubt that.]

Thank you, that's great to hear!
by FamCompKid
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] (RTL8821CU-CG) Wireless adapter installed, detected but not working
Replies: 20
Views: 403

Re: (RTL8821CU-CG) Wireless adapter installed, detected but not working

Any results for dmesg | grep -i rtw Thank you, Jeremy. ~$ dmesg | grep -i rtw [ 14.608573] 8821cu: unknown parameter 'rtw_led_ctrl' ignored Before we go further, I've been thinking about upgrading to LM 20. Actually my plan was to sort out my WiFi issues here on LM 19.3 first but now I realize that...
by FamCompKid
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wi-Fi Card Not Detected
Replies: 8
Views: 427

Re: Wi-Fi Card Not Detected

Another option: https://github.com/morrownr/8821cu The installation instructions are included on the main page. This is a very recent driver that is performing very well here. Hi, From the main page, $ sudo ./dkms-install.sh returns: dkms appears to be installed. Copying driver to: /usr/src/rtl8821...

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