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by trope
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Running out of space on root - Can I resize Partitions?
Replies: 28
Views: 636

Re: Running out of space on root - Can I resize Partitions?

Is it advisable to first implement the steps from the answer by Joao S Veiga? Also describes mangling of the numbering sequence after resizing and moving a partition in Gparted. https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/18752/change-the-number-of-the-partition-from-sda1-to-sda2 I would re-boot into a...
by trope
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Running out of space on root - Can I resize Partitions?
Replies: 28
Views: 636

Re: Running out of space on root - Can I resize Partitions?

How do I recreate swap (modifying fstab to reflect the new UUID)? I need to boot off of a USB that has Mint on it to do all of the above? Does Mint come with Gparted? Yes, the install media has a copy of gparted. Do all the following having booted from it. Run gparted and use it to create a new swa...
by trope
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Running out of space on root - Can I resize Partitions?
Replies: 28
Views: 636

Re: Running out of space on root - Can I resize Partitions?

AndyMH wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:21 pm
The alternative is shrink sdb8 and then move it right along with sdb6/7/8 to create space after sdb5. As sdb8 is +200GB used this will take quite a long time, deleting/moving swap will be a lot quicker.
It took a few hours.
by trope
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] External HD Mount Path Changed
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: External HD Mount Path Changed [SOLVED]

Thanks for your help, that was amazing, and I feel like I understand something about mountpoints and permissions.
by trope
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Check for Bad Blocks?
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: How to Check for Bad Blocks?

So I guess Gparted cannot check for bad blocks, the only option I see is under "Partition" there is a "Check and repair file system", which appears to be different. According to this link (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Badblocks) it is better to use a manufacturer program ...
by trope
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] External HD Mount Path Changed
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: External HD Mount Path Changed

... drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 4096 Aug 2 02:54 2e5254c2-4a66-4ffd-99bd-f87955cad734 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 May 21 00:30 4d1f98dc-3139-29e9-b1b0-8fc03a3648d1 ... If the above file systems are only used by the "me" user, you probably need to correct the permissions. You can use the follow...
by trope
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] External HD Mount Path Changed
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: External HD Mount Path Changed

What about the pemrissions? sudo ls -l /media/me total 4620 drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 4096 Aug 2 02:54 2e5254c2-4a66-4ffd-99bd-f87955cad734 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 May 21 00:30 4d1f98dc-3139-29e9-b1b0-8fc03a3648d1 drwx------ 33 me me 4096 Jun 7 22:41 data drwxrwxrwx 1 me me 4718592 Dec 31 1969 sto...
by trope
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] External HD Mount Path Changed
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: External HD Mount Path Changed

... Around the same time I first got the error message that my files could not be found (a few days ago), I could not open a spreadsheet. I didn't realize the 2 might be connected since Calc and the spreadsheets were all on my computer and this was an external drive I was trying to access for a dif...
by trope
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] External HD Mount Path Changed
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: External HD Mount Path Changed

While the device is still mounted, please post the output from the following commands: sudo ls -l /media/me I am assuming me is your user name. You might find some manually created residual directories that should not be there. total 4632 drwx------ 3 root root 4096 Aug 2 02:34 2e5254c2-4a66-4ffd-9...
by trope
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] External HD Mount Path Changed
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: External HD Mount Path Changed

cat /etc/fstab # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5). # # <file system> <mount point> <t...
by trope
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] External HD Mount Path Changed
Replies: 12
Views: 243

[SOLVED] External HD Mount Path Changed

Using linux mint 19. I got an error message when trying to access files on an external HD. I just plug it in, allow it to auto-mount, and I had some saved commands from before. It has been working fine on a regular basis for more than a month. However, the penultimate time when I plugged it in, I th...
by trope
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Check for Bad Blocks?
Replies: 3
Views: 172

How to Check for Bad Blocks?

I have seen several different methods recommended for checking for hard drive bad blocks, some involving booting from a live disk, but some not, also various instructions on how to repair it to mark them as bad. 1. Is a reasonable way to do it to boot from a USB and then check with Gparted? 2. Shoul...
by trope
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Replace Laptop every x years?
Replies: 45
Views: 1641

Replace Laptop every x years?

Since laptops have a limited lifespan and hard drives can go bad without warning (correct me if I'm wrong), does anyone just replace laptops every x years? What would x be? Or do you wait for errors to start occurring?
by trope
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: System Problems - Physical Volumes not OK (Bad)?
Replies: 0
Views: 72

System Problems - Physical Volumes not OK (Bad)?

I ran into an issue where I tried to open a new libreoffice calc spreadsheet, and it wouldn't open. I had a couple calc windows already open and I was not able to access them. I used xkill to shut it down thinking it was an application problem, but it wouldn't restart, nor after I logged out and log...
by trope
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partition sizes for new install? 1 for Mint system- 1 for Home
Replies: 20
Views: 662

Re: Partition sizes for new install? 1 for Mint system- 1 for Home

I'll just relate my experience. I'm talking about a machine where there is just one user (which I assume is the majority of cases). I like to have a partition for the OS (everything except user data), and another partition for user data. The OS partition I make 20G. The remainder of the disk is for...
by trope
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Running out of space on root - Can I resize Partitions?
Replies: 28
Views: 636

Re: Running out of space on root - Can I resize Partitions?

So what I'm thinking at the moment (which might be modified depending on addl responses): turn off the swap in gparted. Remove sdb6 and sdb7 and allocate 11 GB of it to sdb5. Re-create a swap partition of 8 GB. Combine the remaining free space into sdb8 (if it is possible). and take off 40 GB at the...
by trope
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 20 'Ulyana' & Encrypted Swap
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: inux Mint 20 'Ulyana' & Encrypted Swap

What is the risk of an unencrypted swap file? Can access be gained to it from malicious code if the drive is encrypted? I imagine if the code is running in the user environment, then it could, but I'm not knowledgable. Would disabling swap be a temporary solution? How would it be enabled afterwards...
by trope
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Running out of space on root - Can I resize Partitions?
Replies: 28
Views: 636

Re: Running out of space on root - Can I resize Partitions?

Also I am reading that I don't need so much space for swap, a rule of thumb for 16 GB RAM is 1/2 of that (https://opensource.com/article/18/9/swap-space-linux-systems), so it is reasonable for me to reduce the swap by 1/2? Or does using a virtual machine frequently mean that i should keep the swap a...
by trope
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Running out of space on root - Can I resize Partitions?
Replies: 28
Views: 636

Re: Running out of space on root - Can I resize Partitions?

I had to do some research on a lot of the terms you mentioned such a mounting, swapoff, mounting directly, etc, but not sure that I understand. Others will have to comment on whether it's advisable (or even possible) to move an encrypted data partition. If I had this problem, I'd be inclined to crea...
by trope
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Running out of space on root - Can I resize Partitions?
Replies: 28
Views: 636

Re: Running out of space on root - Can I resize Partitions?

The easiest way to get more space in / is to turn off swap and delete the swap partition and then turn swap back on with a swap file. That will give you another 16GB which should be more than enough. If you want to keep a swap partition, then I'd reduce the size of sdb8 and recreate swap in the spa...

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