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by trapperjohn
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: file system cannot locate USB drive?
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: file system cannot locate USB drive?

Humm... All seems well. When you open your file manager, does it show on the left? If so, clan you click it from there and mount it? If not, let's make sure it's not corrupted somehow. First make sure it's recognized again by lsblk as sdb1. If so, run: sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt Then run: ls -la /mnt...
by trapperjohn
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: LAN Speeds
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: LAN Speeds

Humm...
A Gigabit NIC will transfer 1000 Mbits/sec. Yours look pretty close to me.
by trapperjohn
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: file system cannot locate USB drive?
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: file system cannot locate USB drive?

Without the usb plugged in, run: lsusb then plug it in and run: lsusb Comparing the two, does plugging in the usb change the output? If not, then it's hardware troubles. If it does, then the device was recognized, so, next run: (With and without the drive plugged in) sudo lsblk If the usb is recogni...
by trapperjohn
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: NAS software.
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: NAS software.

Hi

Give Open Media Vault a look. I use it in a few different locations.
https://www.openmediavault.org/


FreeNAS is a good choice too, but I prefer to use it only on commercial LANs
by trapperjohn
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Finally Getting Some Support Around Here...
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Finally Getting Some Support Around Here...

My dog uses Windows NT and hates the vacuum cleaner. The wife, however, uses Mint and seems very happy. But... Yesterday I got in trouble because I block all Facebook IPs on one of my firewalls. Today, the Wall Street Journal gave me redemption on the frount page, top story: Apps Send Sensitive User...
by trapperjohn
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: DVD authoring
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: DVD authoring

I have used devede. It does the job.
by trapperjohn
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: doing new install, formatting of Win7 drive taking way too long
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: doing new install, formatting of Win7 drive taking way too long

Yup, depending on the make, the BIOS can be nettlesom.

Also, be sure Windows itself is not constraining the machine to secure boot.

Warn your friend... administering a spouse's computer can be a treacherous task.
by trapperjohn
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Most compatible desktop graphics card
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Most compatible desktop graphics card

I always use nvidia GPUs. I have never been unhappy.
by trapperjohn
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [Solved] How do I install Win10-Pro in Virtualbox using Mint 19.1 on a Lenovo Thinkpad 13?
Replies: 15
Views: 521

Re: How do I install Win10-Pro in Virtualbox using Mint 19.1 on a Lenovo Thinkpad 13?

Or you could dd the media to a file named w10.iso and attach it as a cd storage device.
by trapperjohn
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED I think]Clone to larger SSD left unallocated space
Replies: 16
Views: 291

Re: [SOLVED I think]Clone to larger SSD left unallocated space

Hi, Not a question. The expression is just an inequality: GiB is not the same as Gb. There's a calculation we do because different applications use different units for expressing size. It's confusing because the abbreviations for the two units are very similar: GiB for one and GB for the other. You ...
by trapperjohn
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED I think]Clone to larger SSD left unallocated space
Replies: 16
Views: 291

Re: Clone to larger SSD left unallocated space

Great!

Looks like there is an 8 G swap

GiB != Gb
230 + 8 = 238GiB = 250Gb

PS: you are using a different filesystem than I.
by trapperjohn
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I have just be reminded why I ditched Windwoes
Replies: 13
Views: 578

Re: I have just be reminded why I ditched Windwoes

I have run into that problem. The number given by the install was no longer available. At the time I was able to hunt down an alternate number ((888) 571-2048). Does that no longer work?


I am glad I have these dinosaurs in VMs.
by trapperjohn
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED I think]Clone to larger SSD left unallocated space
Replies: 16
Views: 291

Re: Clone to larger SSD left unallocated space

Your new SDD is a 250 G drive. lsblk and gparted show that you have a formatted partition that fills the drive: 238.46 GiB = 256 Gigabytes ~ 250 Gb. My question is, what is in the used space? If all the files originally occupied 20 Gb and now the files occupy 111 Gb... what is the identity of the ad...
by trapperjohn
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED I think]Clone to larger SSD left unallocated space
Replies: 16
Views: 291

Re: Clone to larger SSD left unallocated space

PS: It'll show as Graphical Disk Map in the Accessories menu.
When it starts, choose to scan the entire filesystem.
by trapperjohn
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED I think]Clone to larger SSD left unallocated space
Replies: 16
Views: 291

Re: Clone to larger SSD left unallocated space

Well, I would say that, rather than losing the space, you are for some reason occupying more space.

Have a look at gdmap (sudo apt install gdmap). Does that reveal any files are present that were not present in the original 20 Gb?
by trapperjohn
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I have just be reminded why I ditched Windwoes
Replies: 13
Views: 578

Re: I have just be reminded why I ditched Windwoes

The tech support industry must be having a field day handling Windows 8 and 10 issues. Yup, lot's of overtime. I have been moving our staff to VMs running full screen on Linux whenever possible. They are resistant at first but eventually they get it. Now, when something goes wrong, they can blame t...
by trapperjohn
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED I think]Clone to larger SSD left unallocated space
Replies: 16
Views: 291

Re: Clone to larger SSD left unallocated space

It appears to be entirely allocated now.
by trapperjohn
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED I think]Clone to larger SSD left unallocated space
Replies: 16
Views: 291

Re: Clone to larger SSD left unallocated space

what is the output of lsblk?

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