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by deck_luck
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Issues with data HDD, kern.log and syslog explode to 9+ GB
Replies: 9
Views: 131

Re: Issues with data HDD, kern.log and syslog explode to 9+ GB

"That you should check your drive's health, i.e. SMART status, goes without saying."

Was my suggestion offensive to you? I do not understand your tone.
by deck_luck
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Issues with data HDD, kern.log and syslog explode to 9+ GB
Replies: 9
Views: 131

Re: Issues with data HDD, kern.log and syslog explode to 9+ GB

I would check the drive s.m.a.r.t. health. It may already be in the failed state. Use the disk s utility to check the s.m.a.r.t status. I prefer to install and configure the smartmontool s package. It will run as a daemon and report s.m.a.r.t. disk related events using the syslog facility. Also, it ...
by deck_luck
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Transfer /home to a hard drive
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Transfer /home to a hard drive

Before performing any major disk management I encourage you to perform a full backup of all your file systems. If you accidentally select sda instead of sdb you can accidentally overwrite the wrong disk. Do not even consider continuing with the /home migration until you perform a valid full backup. ...
by deck_luck
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: USB drive not recognized
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: USB drive not recognized

My next steps: I’ve opened up the terminal and wrote: Sudo fdisk -l. The drive was not showing. Then I’ve tried the following command in the terminal: lsusb. And there it is. The terminal is showing me that a toshiba usb drive is seen by Linux. The drive is still not visible in fdisk, or the disks ...
by deck_luck
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Transfer /home to a hard drive
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Transfer /home to a hard drive

OSMario,
Did you get /home migrated to another disk?
by deck_luck
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.2 permissions
Replies: 13
Views: 226

Re: Mint 19.2 permissions

The two previous post have very good comments. I was also wondering how did you install LM19.1 without a password. At least Cinnamon, MATE, and XFCE will require a password for the initial user during the installation. I cannot remember if the Debian Edition has the same requirement. Maybe you are c...
by deck_luck
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: USB drive not recognized
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: USB drive not recognized

Have you tried using a different USB port? How many USB devices are connected to your computer. For troubleshooting purposes it would be a good idea to minimum configure the USB devices by removing all USB devices except external USB disk. Do not over look the obvious of potential disk drive or inte...
by deck_luck
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot browse root directory after upgrading to 19.2
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Cannot browse root directory after upgrading to 19.2

Do not over look the obvious of potential disk drive problem. You can run logs gui application and click the hardware option. Alternately, you can run the journalctl -b from the terminal and search for any disk events. Also, you should run the disks program to check the disk drive s.m.a.r.t. status....
by deck_luck
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Transfer /home to a hard drive
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Transfer /home to a hard drive

The sda contains two ext4 file systems.

├─sda1 ext4 f027a9a6-2c44-4597-aca3-0b522e636e63
└─sda2 ext4 e89f52df-2a64-4d49-a21e-9f035963f664

What are their purpose?
And, I assume this is the hard drive you want to relocate /home. If not please explain.
by deck_luck
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Transfer /home to a hard drive
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Transfer /home to a hard drive

Do you have a specific question or what help are you looking to gain?

It would be useful information if you provide the ouput of the following commands:

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inxi -Fxxxz
lsblk -so +model,serial,hotplug /dev/sd[a-z]
lsblk -f /dev/sd[a-z]
by deck_luck
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: problem getting Mint installed
Replies: 18
Views: 401

Re: problem getting Mint installed

I apologize to the original poster if it caused any digression. Yes, the f was my typo and should have been F. I should not be online at 01:00am making typos like a cross eyed wombat.
by deck_luck
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Backing up files to USB drive
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Backing up files to USB drive

You can always create a sub directory under the mount point and set the owner and permissions to whatever you desire. Also, if the whole file system is only used by one user you can change the root of the file system permissions to only allow that user access. It is up to you to decide the permissio...
by deck_luck
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: help with second harddrive
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: help with second harddrive

As a starting point it would be beneficial for the forum participants if you post the output from the following commands: df -h cat /etc/fstab lsblk -so +model,serial,hotplug /dev/sd[a-z] lsblk -f /dev/sd[a-z] If I understand you correctly you want to start using your 240GB SSD which was previously ...
by deck_luck
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: problem getting Mint installed
Replies: 18
Views: 401

Re: problem getting Mint installed

It will help the forum participants if you provide the output from the following command:

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inxi -Fxxxz
by deck_luck
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Using Extrenal USB Hard Drives
Replies: 17
Views: 310

Re: Using Extrenal USB Hard Drives

I guess you are planning to use them as external storage devices for your Linux backups. If so I would use Linux native file systems like ext4. Do you know how to partition the disks and use the mkfs.ext4 command to make a new ext4 file system?
by deck_luck
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Small Issue, need to know if normal
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Small Issue, need to know if normal

The update-grub error message is like you are using a hybrid boot meaning your computer is set to only use bios boot yet your disk is using a GPT schema. You could possibly use block list in this situation, but the grub developers discourage block list usage. They suggest using a small bios boot par...
by deck_luck
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED] For those who said xfce is boring ....
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: For those who said xfce is boring ....

I use XFCE exclusively on my laptop. I want a light weight DE without the meaningless bloated heavy weight desktop environment. To get better battery run time the XFCE DE was my obvious choice. It is light weight, but it is very functional.

You have some funky going on with your desktop. :D
by deck_luck
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Backing up files to USB drive
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Backing up files to USB drive

Indeed Time Shift uses rsync on the back end. Most desktop sync application are GUI wrappers using rsync on the back end process. The rsync utility is a very powerful tool for managing directory/file changes. Also, I use rsync on MAC OS to do custom snapshots of in progress projects instead of waiti...
by deck_luck
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Small Issue, need to know if normal
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Small Issue, need to know if normal

The /sdd is not a storage device. The /sdd refers to a file or directory in the / (root).

Use this command.

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sudo grub-install /dev/sdd
by deck_luck
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Old Memory, but still Learning.
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Old Memory, but still Learning.

I apologize for not mentioning some very useful and free Linux training. When you get some free time I would encourage you to check the linuxcommand.org web site. It is a reasonable site for learning the command line and understanding bash. Also, the site has a free "The Linux Command Line, A Book B...

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