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by rui no onna
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: (KAPUT)First UEFI Install
Replies: 31
Views: 1024

Re: First UEFI Install

. UEFI requires GPT disks, 64bit OS and the Secure Boot feature. SB can be manually disabled in BIOS Setup. GPT disks are limited to 128 Primary partitions = practically unlimited. So, there is no need to manually create Logical or Extended partitions for UEFI install mode, ie all the Linux partiti...
by rui no onna
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: New Dropbox System Requirements
Replies: 19
Views: 1934

Re: New Dropbox System Requirements

Thank you for the heads up. I was wondering why Dropbox was saying it would stop working in November 2018 (I use btrfs).
by rui no onna
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?
Replies: 57
Views: 2274

Re: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?

Interesting.. So you can still use them. Did their controller mark the bad bits as non-usable, and you don't get any errors any more? (from the specific parts that were ruined already) (did you try to run CHKDSK/F in Windows on them, to see that the bad parts were taken out of use?) I don't think t...
by rui no onna
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?
Replies: 57
Views: 2274

Re: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?

But I am curious: If a certain part of the Flash Memory got corrupted, it shouldn't make the whole USB Flash Drive broken, it should just decrease the amount of usable space the user has.. Some USB Flash Drives and SSDs even contain a small hidden area, that is used to compensate for dying bits. Bu...
by rui no onna
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?
Replies: 57
Views: 2274

Re: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?

Oh.. BTW, is there a way to be sure that FF's SQLite DB file is the problematic item? Or that is just an logic estimation? (it would've been really useful to know what file ruined a USB Flash Drive/SSD) It was the same file (iirc, places/history?) that got corrupted on three separate occasions so i...
by rui no onna
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions before starting with Linux
Replies: 42
Views: 1261

Re: Questions before starting with Linux

@phd21 1.Problems with Firefox: When opening several tabs and on certain websites Firefox crashes. This happens very frequently. I visit these websites all the time on my Windows 7 PC at home - also with Firefox - and do not have the issue there. This laptop is only used when I am in France. Last y...
by rui no onna
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: $200 Laptop @ Best Buy - Will it work with Mint??
Replies: 42
Views: 1434

Re: $200 Laptop @ Best Buy - Will it work with Mint??

I use simulation programs that use the likes of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and SPICE based circuit simulations. These applications can have huge dynamic memory and storage appetites. As such, disk caching goes on all the time. I've seen warnings about these applications rapidly wearing out SSDs....
by rui no onna
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?
Replies: 57
Views: 2274

Re: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?

BTW, P.S. The Kingston drives worked fine for file storage. I expect Firefox sqlite db just isn't a normal load for these things. Why did you put Firefox's sqlite db on a USB Flash Drive? (was it just the SQLite DB on the USB Flash Drive, or a full OS such as Mint, with Firefox, and the SQLite DB a...
by rui no onna
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't mount iso
Replies: 15
Views: 335

Re: Can't mount iso

Do recall Linux is case sensitive. Is it SC2K or SC2k?
by rui no onna
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: PCLinuxOS and Linux Mint 18.3 dual boot problem[(was)Solved]
Replies: 13
Views: 292

Re: PCLinuxOS and Linux Mint 18.3 dual boot problem

https://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub/html_node/Device-syntax.html#Device-syntax part-num represents the partition number of device, starting from one. partname is optional but is recommended since disk may have several top-level partmaps. Specifying third and later component you can access ...
by rui no onna
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: PCLinuxOS and Linux Mint 18.3 dual boot problem[(was)Solved]
Replies: 13
Views: 292

Re: PCLinuxOS and Linux Mint 18.3 dual boot problem

AnalogueMan wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:11 pm
Picture 3 are the lines I use in PCLInuxOS GRUB to chainload Linux Mint.
hd starts at 0, partitions start at 1. For sdc2, I believe that should be:

hd2,2
by rui no onna
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?
Replies: 57
Views: 2274

Re: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?

Too many eggs in 1 basket :) A bit risky.. Lol, I think my current setup might be even riskier: one btrfs partition for all test distros (just use subvolumes). My primary OS is still Windows 7. I've got a separate laptop for testing and acclimating to Linux (I refuse to use Windows 10) so this is a...
by rui no onna
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?
Replies: 57
Views: 2274

Re: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?

Nice screenshots.. :) Lol, not mine. Just got it off the internet but I did have something similar at one point before I discovered the wonders of btrfs. :P Just out of curiosity, In what will it be more flexible or capable for? Naming/labeling (I don't think the built-in one supported PARTLABEL fo...
by rui no onna
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?
Replies: 57
Views: 2274

Re: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?

Several people recommended creating the 2 partitions on the USB Flash Drive using GParted , yet, as can be seen in the screenshot above, Mint's installation includes a Partition Creator/Editor.. So is there a reason to use GParted over that built-in one? (any avantage that GParted will give, over i...
by rui no onna
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?
Replies: 57
Views: 2274

Re: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?

I do wonder how well supported booting from external HDD is in BIOS/UEFI. Not as portable as a flash drive but probably nicer for running Linux. It should be the same, why would there be any difference? I had some SanDisk flash drives that are marked as HDD and some motherboards didn't like booting...
by rui no onna
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?
Replies: 57
Views: 2274

Re: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?

WRITE ENDURANCE: My best guesses without a published SanDisk data-sheet... o The 16GB SanDisk Ultra stores contain the 'first' chip of what could have been an SSD array. o They have 1GB of write-at-20MB/s single-level-cell (SLC) storage that you never see, like a journal, to record incoming data wi...
by rui no onna
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] Grub error installing Mint19 64bit version on BTRFS?
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Grub error installing Mint19 64bit version on BTRFS?

I believe you need to create an EFI boot partition. The default installer option creates it for you but you need to create it yourself if doing Something Else. I usually prep my drive in GParted before running the installer. sda1 1gb fat32 efi_boot, flags: boot, esp sda2 Xgb btrfs os sda3 Xgb linux-...
by rui no onna
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint and laptops
Replies: 67
Views: 2636

Re: Linux Mint and laptops

AZgl1500 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:53 pm
I can tell you that the 12gB of RAM that I have now made a tremendous difference....
can keep a lot of stuff floating in RAM and it flies like a greased lightning.
I have a feeling you're underestimating the effect of the SSD. :P
by rui no onna
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: KDE Neon on Bionic progresses
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: KDE Neon on Bionic progresses

Just tried the Bionic Preview ISO (live). ThinkPad X131e touchpad not working (not found). Thankfully, trackpoint works. Got it installed and will play with it some more when I find the time.
by rui no onna
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why does Mint 19 offer timeshift with BTRFS but no wizard-controlled BTRFS installation for the OS?
Replies: 11
Views: 742

Re: Why does Mint 19 offer timeshift with BTRFS but no wizard-controlled BTRFS installation for the OS?

The term btrfs is not mentioned anywhere in the welcome screen so I frankly don't know what you are talking about: https://github.com/linuxmint/mintwelcome/search?q=btrfs&unscoped_q=btrfs I'd be completely with you if you'd have to set up timeshift as part of the installation process, but since tha...

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