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by catalin-ch
Sun May 04, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: External HDD not appearing in window manager
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: External HDD not appearing in window manager

No it doesn't help and I'm sure you have good intentions but It's frustrating that you don't read the problem descriptio. I mentioned at least two times that it worked perfectly for a long time so no it's not a HW issue!
by catalin-ch
Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: External HDD not appearing in window manager
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: External HDD not appearing in window manager

I don't know how I could be any clearer. The same external drive mounts automatically when connected via USB but not via eSATA. When connected via eSATA the drive does not appear in the file explorer. This is a recent problem, about a week old. Before it used to mount automatically and appear as an ...
by catalin-ch
Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: External HDD not appearing in window manager
Replies: 4
Views: 391

External HDD not appearing in window manager

I have an external HDD where I store my movies, which I can connect to my computer via eSATA or USB. I prefer eSata because it's faster. When powering on the external drive while connected via esata, it used to appear automatically under the folder list in the window manager, but not anymore since a...
by catalin-ch
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Formatting with Gparted question
Replies: 14
Views: 1120

Re: Formatting with Gparted question

Interesting fact: I just installed Mint 16 Petra and when you use the default setting (wipe everything and and install), it formats in EXT2 ! Fact.
by catalin-ch
Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Formatting with Gparted question
Replies: 14
Views: 1120

Re: Formatting with Gparted question

30 GB is a lot however you put it. I see it as a serious flaw of this file system. I will not have hundreds of millions of files stored so it's pointless.

I also formatted that partition in EXT2 for fun and it still shows 29 GB in use right after the formatting! Explain that.
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by catalin-ch
Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Formatting with Gparted question
Replies: 14
Views: 1120

Re: Formatting with Gparted question

WharfRat wrote:I guess it boils down to the level of comfort one has. I've lost files on a ext2 partition, but never on a ext3 or ext4.

I have and continue to use ext2 for flash drives that aren't storing files that I don't want to lose.

It's your data and your choice :wink:
How does one "lose" a file?!
by catalin-ch
Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Formatting with Gparted question
Replies: 14
Views: 1120

Re: Formatting with Gparted question

There's no journaling with ext2 so I would assume the overhead would be significantly less, but I wouldn't use it for the sake of saving a few gig. Any good reason why not? It's a perfectly fine file system isn't it? When doing a quick google on ext2 vs ext4 I found "On flash drives, usb drives, ex...
by catalin-ch
Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Formatting with Gparted question
Replies: 14
Views: 1120

Re: Formatting with Gparted question

Thanks man. All things considered I'm probably better off formatting the entire drive as NTFS since I'm only using it for storage and that ensures broader compatibility...

PS: would the issue be the same with EXT2?
by catalin-ch
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Deleting files as Administrator
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Deleting files as Administrator

Anyone else?
by catalin-ch
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 16 minimum system requirements?
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Re: Mint 16 minimum system requirements?

Thanks, based on your experience it should run fine then.
by catalin-ch
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Formatting with Gparted question
Replies: 14
Views: 1120

Re: Formatting with Gparted question

Again, 30GB is surely excessive? That's more than you need for a full operating system! Is there a way to free that space?
by catalin-ch
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 16 minimum system requirements?
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Re: Mint 16 minimum system requirements?

Tejas_0 wrote:You've got much much more, it appears!
Huh?
by catalin-ch
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Formatting with Gparted question
Replies: 14
Views: 1120

[SOLVED] Formatting with Gparted question

I have a brand new 3TB HDD that I'm using for external storage via USB. I created 2 partitions on it using gparted: - An EXT4 partition of around 2TB - A NTFS partition of around 1TB Both have been created as primary partitions but are completely empty at this point, no OS etc. After the format the ...
by catalin-ch
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Deleting files as Administrator
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Deleting files as Administrator

I was in the file manager and there was no permanent delete confirmation. The files were real.
by catalin-ch
Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Deleting files as Administrator
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Deleting files as Administrator

You are wrong the files should be in the Trash at least in name. And I opened them before deleting, they are real files like movies and photos.
by catalin-ch
Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Deleting files as Administrator
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Deleting files as Administrator

After un-deleting files, often the actual file space allocated to the files was re-used by other files, so removing the pointers in the directory doesn't actually release any file space, it only removes the pointer in the directory space. Usually, only files recently deleted can be recovered. You'r...
by catalin-ch
Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Deleting files as Administrator
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Deleting files as Administrator

Using Mint 12 Lisa. I used a software to recover previously deleted files and then I had to go trough the recovered folders and delete again a lot of old stuff and doubles. I needed Administrator privileges to delete any recovered files as they were owned by root (probably the recovery software's de...
by catalin-ch
Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 16 minimum system requirements?
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Mint 16 minimum system requirements?

I've been on Mint 12 Gnome since its release, partly because my laptop overheats very easily and while testing different flavours Mint 12 stood out and partly because I LOVE the ergonomy of the Gnome interface (why they dumped it since then I can't understand for the life of me). Since the 12 was de...
by catalin-ch
Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Skype doesn't start
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Skype doesn't start

administrollaattori wrote:How about if you rename hidden skype folder and start skype?
Could you post instructions for that?
by catalin-ch
Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Skype doesn't start
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Skype doesn't start

Linux 12 Lisa... Skype just decided one day it won't start, nothing happens when I click on the icon. I tried unistalling and reinstalling it repeteadly with Software manager and Synaptic... doesn't help. Ideas?

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