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by catweazel
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hard Drive capacity
Replies: 2
Views: 12

Re: Hard Drive capacity

Hello all, I've searched all over and can not find a definitive answer to this. How large of a hard drive can I install Mint 18/19 (if different) on out of the box without tinkering? I can say for sure a 3tb drive because its the largest I have but would like to upgrade to a 4tb or 5tb but would li...
by catweazel
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Bisected: The Unfortunate Reason Linux 4.20 Is Running Slower
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Bisected: The Unfortunate Reason Linux 4.20 Is Running Slower

..Only on paper. The human eye needs about 20% difference before a change in the speed of some thing is detected... Maybe if I'm only waiting for a film to buffer or transferring a short csv file.. but if I was doing a 7 year medical degree I think my eye would notice 8 months difference, or if I w...
by catweazel
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Bisected: The Unfortunate Reason Linux 4.20 Is Running Slower
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Bisected: The Unfortunate Reason Linux 4.20 Is Running Slower

ud6 wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:46 am
A 10-15% reduction in speed is significant
Only on paper. The human eye needs about 20% difference before a change in the speed of some thing is detected. The problem is, you now know that 4.20 will be 10-15% slower so, by dint of sheer self-fulfilling prophecy, you'll notice it.
by catweazel
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: schadenfreude
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: schadenfreude

ud6 wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:54 pm
Surely there's room here on the forums for schadenfreude? The pleasure gained from others misfortune? I'm referring of course to windows.
Of course, nothing like that ever happens on linux, right?

Greg Kroah-Hartman <-------- points vigorously. Gesticulates.
by catweazel
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Slow boot - Kernel (not userspace)
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Slow boot - Kernel (not userspace)

Don't use sudo for systemd-analyze . Quite unnecessary, and may even have negative side effects. Why is it so? Because systemd-analyze also works without sudo, and because unnecessarily running an application with root authority always carries the risk of messing up file permissions. :wink: Ah. Tha...
by catweazel
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install OS on encrypted hard drive?
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Install OS on encrypted hard drive?

chazb wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:03 am
Have you considered using a "live" cd or USB stick, that is functional OS on separate media, to do the decryption? If you install the OS you may destroy everything on the hard drive.
"I would boot from a CD..."
by catweazel
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Slow boot - Kernel (not userspace)
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Slow boot - Kernel (not userspace)

Pjotr wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:36 am
Don't use sudo for systemd-analyze. Quite unnecessary, and may even have negative side effects.
Why is it so?
by catweazel
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Slow boot - Kernel (not userspace)
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Slow boot - Kernel (not userspace)

alexandre@alexandre-Aspire-5736Z:~$ sudo systemd-analyze blame 3.038s dev-sda1.device Machine: Device: laptop System: Acer product: Aspire 5736Z v: V1.00 serial: N/A Mobo: Acer model: Aspire 5736Z v: V1.00 serial: N/A BIOS: Acer v: V1.00 date: 07/22/2010 For that slow and old machine, your boot tim...
by catweazel
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Linux Mint as a server?
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Linux Mint as a server?

gm10 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:37 am
We agree, of course, except I thought muddying the waters was a good idea so he thinks twice before accidentally doing something reckless like putting his personal data on the Internet or worse ;)
lol
by catweazel
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Linux Mint as a server?
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Linux Mint as a server?

Mint is a Desktop OS, if you want a pure server I'd suggest installing a server distro instead, e.g. Ubuntu Server https://www.ubuntu.com/download/server I was going to mention that servers generally run headless and GUI-less but given this is a newcomer question, I chose not to muddy the waters. I...
by catweazel
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Linux Mint as a server?
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Linux Mint as a server?

I've been evaluating different opensource alternatives to Windows Server. Not a bit MS fan haha. Would Mint be able to do the job? It will do just fine. Been a big fan of Red Hat for a long time, however, with IBM buying them, I'm getting skeptical. That's not an issue for most of the community. It...
by catweazel
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to label a RAID array?
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: How to label a RAID array?

Thanks. Before I run this, will it cause data loss to an existing/in-use array? Also, what does that last part /dev/sd[k1] mean? It worked fine just now on my production system. Nobody can guarantee against data loss. Regarding /dev/sd[..] that's k and lower case L as in [kl] , which is what I aske...
by catweazel
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: VirtualBox 32 bit only (Solved)
Replies: 11
Views: 142

Re: VirtualBox 32 bit only

stevep3129 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:50 am
What am I doing wrong?
What should I do next?
You've installed a 32bit VBox. Uninstall it and download the correct version.
by catweazel
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to label a RAID array?
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: How to label a RAID array?

The end result was a not so friendly name/file system reference called: /dev/md0 What are the device identifiers for the disks in the array? Does this show you what you asked for? sdk 1.8T linux_raid_member disk └─md0 1.8T ext4 raid1 /media/albundy/2TB-Internal sdl 1.8T linux_raid_member disk └─md0...
by catweazel
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Ooh maan!
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: Ooh maan!

nielsrasmus wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:40 pm
This is what ubuntu should have been!!
:)

Welcome aboard!
by catweazel
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to label a RAID array?
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: How to label a RAID array?

TrogdorMenoo wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:26 pm
The end result was a not so friendly name/file system reference called: /dev/md0
What are the device identifiers for the disks in the array?
by catweazel
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Questions for Mint users who have investigated Manjaro
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Questions for Mint users who have investigated Manjaro

EmphaticItalic wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:02 am
For those that have given Manjaro a real go, what made you decide to stick with Mint?
I didn't stick with Mint. I 'm sticking with the Mint community.
by catweazel
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Well I give up
Replies: 91
Views: 2764

Re: Well I give up

Been there, done that. I meant no offense. I was just trying to point out that from a scientific point of view, the brain, as we currently understand it, requires oxygen in order to function. Yes, true, but I'm talking about mind, which needs no oxygen. I didn't take offence, btw. Having been brain...
by catweazel
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Well I give up
Replies: 91
Views: 2764

Re: Well I give up

stormryder wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:11 am
catweazel wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:49 am
It can be demonstrated with a simple thought experiment.
Try this experiment: stop breathing, if that oxygen out there doesn't really exist your mind will be just fine without it.
Been there, done that.
by catweazel
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Well I give up
Replies: 91
Views: 2764

Re: Well I give up

Can we then regard the empty space as an absolute? Or the energy for that matter. No, because like I said, "out there" is a projected reality that you have no direct access to. The problem for many people is that they assume there is somewhere "out there", when the truth is there is absolutely no e...

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