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by kwisher
Tue May 23, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Linux Raid Drive that is 4tb reports 2tb
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Linux Raid Drive that is 4tb reports 2tb

Sorry I cannot give the exact command for mdadm but read the man page or do a Google search for instructions on expanding/growing the RAID device.
by kwisher
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: TV Card
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Re: TV Card

I have used MythTV for years but I doubt you are wanting to go down that path with your laptop. I would also refer to the MythTV wiki for supported tuner info.
https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/
by kwisher
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What network protocol to use for NAS?
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: What network protocol to use for NAS?

HarryZ wrote:
kwisher wrote:[... +1 for NFS if you are all *nix on your LAN.


This is the only *nix machine on my network. Why does this matter?

Mahalo,

Harry Z

Your NAS is *nix so actually you have 2 on your LAN. NFS seems to be faster for me besides using ssh/scp.
by kwisher
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What network protocol to use for NAS?
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: What network protocol to use for NAS?

DeMus wrote:I don't know about your NAS but I have used NFS for a while and I always had the impression it was faster than SMB. Not much, but just enough to notice it. Would probably be the same with a NAS. Try it out and see for yourself.

+1 for NFS if you are all *nix on your LAN.
by kwisher
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best way to replace my wife's computer without losing her current setup?
Replies: 10
Views: 833

Re: Best way to replace my wife's computer without losing her current setup?

You can also just move the existing hard drive to the new PC if it is still in good health. Only issue to be aware of if doing this is if you are using any non-free video drivers on the original PC and the new PC does not have the same Mfg. video card/system. Just to be safe you can remove the non-f...
by kwisher
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: teamviewer 9 problem
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: teamviewer 9 problem

Since the OP purchased ver. 9 he can only install ver.9 on client PC's as it is not forward compatible. I tried searching for ver.9 deb file on their site and it looks like he will need to contact their support to get this older version if he wishes to continue using it or pay for a new version to l...
by kwisher
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LVM raid5_ls growing issue
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: LVM raid5_ls growing issue

Thanks for your reply and I'm sorry for my mistake, I'm new on the forum. From what I know system-config-lvm does not recognize lvm RAID elements and from what I say in my previous post there are a raid5_ls lvm configuration and anyway I'm not familiar with the GUI tools I prefer using the shell co...
by kwisher
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LVM raid5_ls growing issue
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: LVM raid5_ls growing issue

PLEASE use the Code wrapper when posting large contents of text!!!

First of all, did you physically change the Raid by adding new disks or are you just needing to resize LVM's? A GUI LVM app can be installed called system-config-lvm and might help you with your issue.
by kwisher
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Won't boot - MDADM RAID 5 w/LVM
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Won't boot - MDADM RAID 5 w/LVM

You should look into setting up email notifications and also smartmon-tools for drive issue reporting. When a drive fails there is no way for the system to report it to you.

I also do not suggest booting from a software Raid, instead I would add a separate drive for the O/S.
by kwisher
Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: making DVDs - DeVeDe, Bombono and DVDStyler?
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: making DVDs - DeVeDe, Bombono and DVDStyler?

I use DeVeDe for the rare times I need to create DVD's for family & friends. It does not have any video editing features. For that I use OpenShot to edit & export the video to use in DeVeDe. You will find Linux software usually concentrates on one function and it will usually take multiple a...
by kwisher
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: NAS mess
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: NAS mess

Sorry, I am not familiar with any purchased NAS devices for this reason of depending on proprietary software and no Linux support. I just make my own using multiple drives with a spare PC.
by kwisher
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: NAS mess
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: NAS mess

Please provide the Mfg. & model # of you NAS. Have you looked on their website for any type of documentation?
by kwisher
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Mint used as a Server
Replies: 7
Views: 771

Re: Mint used as a Server

If you are planning on using Linux as a server you might as well get used to using a terminal.
by kwisher
Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to install Mint on my home computer with server MOBO
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Unable to install Mint on my home computer with server MOBO

I would suggest installing Ubuntu Server edition, you can add a GUI DE later if you wish.
by kwisher
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: software for archiving CD and DVD collection
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: software for archiving CD and DVD collection

For cross-platform compatibility, music would need to be ripped in mp3 format. Make sure you rip with the highest quality setting. For video DVD ripping I would suggest the following. If you have a large DVD library I would use Brasero or K3B to make an ISO image of each disk. The ISO files can be l...
by kwisher
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Netgear Router Exploit warning
Replies: 12
Views: 585

Re: Netgear Router Exploit warning

I always encourage people to purchase a router that can be flashed with OpenSource firmware for this exact reason. If you want to take the next step in LAN security you should investigate building your own router/firewall using an Opensource distro built for this purpose such as ipFire or pfSense.
by kwisher
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: MythTV setup and Configuration for V0.28.0
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: MythTV setup and Configuration for V0.28.0

So is the storage drive already setup to automount in fstab? I'm assuming not. 1) What exact distribution are you using? I would suggest Xubuntu 16.04 LTS. 2) What tuner(s) are you using? If they are PCI then from a term do: lspci < post the output back here, only the line for your tuner. If it is a...
by kwisher
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Alternate Options to MythTV
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Re: Alternate Options to MythTV

I would suggest installing the package "mythbuntu-control-centre" (yes that is spelled correctly) to help with the initial setup. Also add the mythbuntu ppa so you are on the newest version.

I am more than happy to help you with MythTV offline or in another thread.
by kwisher
Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Alternate Options to MythTV
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Re: Alternate Options to MythTV

I will have to agree my first MythTV install was very painfull, took a few times to figure it all out. That was many years ago, iirc, I installed on Mint-5. It is well worth the trouble once you have it installed and configured correctly.
by kwisher
Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What is your backup strategy for servers/desktops/laptops?
Replies: 18
Views: 677

Re: What is your backup strategy for servers/desktops/laptops?

Isn't S3 a little expensive for backups compared e.g. to Crashplan and similar? Wouldn't know, I've never used crashplan. https://aws.amazon.com/s3/pricing/ Crashplan charges a fixed amount each month. I've tried to use S3 in the past for the desktop as well but the bill made me cry :D CrashPlan is...

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