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Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance 34113

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,580 Tool Carrying Linux User - I'm Iron Man!!!
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #360 on: August 06, 2018, 12:17:18 AM »
Problem figured out.  :think: :tu:
Went ahead and used gparted on a live USB version of Mint to shrink the C: drive, and figured out how to get it to move the newly unallocated space around to where it needed to be, to allow me to grow the partitions I wanted to make bigger.  :tu:

Sorry for any trouble I caused.  :facepalm:

happy you got it working!   yeah, sometimes you have to move things just to get free space adjacent to the partition you want to add it to, and that can be frustrating.

If I can help, let me know 
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,546 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #361 on: August 06, 2018, 12:22:10 AM »
Problem figured out.  :think: :tu:
Went ahead and used gparted on a live USB version of Mint to shrink the C: drive, and figured out how to get it to move the newly unallocated space around to where it needed to be, to allow me to grow the partitions I wanted to make bigger.  :tu:

Sorry for any trouble I caused.  :facepalm:

happy you got it working!   yeah, sometimes you have to move things just to get free space adjacent to the partition you want to add it to, and that can be frustrating.
I had not realised that you needed to move unallocated space, and how to do it, until now.  :D
Makes sense though, when you think of in terms of physically moving stuff around the storage device.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,580 Tool Carrying Linux User - I'm Iron Man!!!
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #362 on: August 06, 2018, 12:23:45 AM »
Problem figured out.  :think: :tu:
Went ahead and used gparted on a live USB version of Mint to shrink the C: drive, and figured out how to get it to move the newly unallocated space around to where it needed to be, to allow me to grow the partitions I wanted to make bigger.  :tu:

Sorry for any trouble I caused.  :facepalm:

happy you got it working!   yeah, sometimes you have to move things just to get free space adjacent to the partition you want to add it to, and that can be frustrating.
I had not realised that you needed to move unallocated space, and how to do it, until now.  :D
Makes sense though, when you think of in terms of physically moving stuff around the storage device.


just glad you got it.  Hope you enjoy the power of Linux

If I can help, let me know 
No Life Club Posts: 1,804 I have a small selection of disparate tools
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #363 on: August 06, 2018, 10:26:40 AM »
Problem figured out.  :think: :tu:
Went ahead and used gparted on a live USB version of Mint to shrink the C: drive, and figured out how to get it to move the newly unallocated space around to where it needed to be, to allow me to grow the partitions I wanted to make bigger.  :tu:

Sorry for any trouble I caused.  :facepalm:

happy you got it working!   yeah, sometimes you have to move things just to get free space adjacent to the partition you want to add it to, and that can be frustrating.
I had not realised that you needed to move unallocated space, and how to do it, until now.  :D
Makes sense though, when you think of in terms of physically moving stuff around the storage device.


just glad you got it.  Hope you enjoy the power of Linux

Good job Pabs.

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,546 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #364 on: August 06, 2018, 11:08:18 AM »
I wonder what I should try next.  :think:

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Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #365 on: August 06, 2018, 11:10:50 AM »
I wonder what I should try next.  :think:

Ok ok leave well enough alone . . . Unless you're tackling global warming

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,580 Tool Carrying Linux User - I'm Iron Man!!!
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #366 on: August 06, 2018, 04:23:49 PM »
I wonder what I should try next.  :think:

put Bash on your windows, and Powershell on your Linux.     :facepalm:

If I can help, let me know 
Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,310 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #367 on: August 06, 2018, 06:48:58 PM »
seems like you got there in the end, learning by doing helps you in the end.

IIRC, there's something to do with the windows pagefile/hybernation that stores those (hidden) files at the end of the partition, so you have to switch them off (temporarily) in windows to be able to shrink the main partition, or something along those lines. It's been a long time since I created a new dual boot system on the same drive, my current has an SSD for each OS plus my regular SATA storage drives.

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,546 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #368 on: August 06, 2018, 07:13:22 PM »
Thanks, Whoey, that’s an interesting piece of advice. :salute: I didn’t know about it. 

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,546 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #369 on: August 06, 2018, 07:16:02 PM »
I wonder what I should try next.  :think:

Ok ok leave well enough alone . . . Unless you're tackling global warming
:rofl:
I wonder what I should try next.  :think:

put Bash on your windows, and Powershell on your Linux.     :facepalm:
Why stop there? Let’s put a Windows virtual machine in my Linux, and a Linux virtual machine in my Windows. 8)

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,580 Tool Carrying Linux User - I'm Iron Man!!!
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #370 on: August 06, 2018, 07:18:23 PM »
I wonder what I should try next.  :think:

Ok ok leave well enough alone . . . Unless you're tackling global warming
:rofl:
I wonder what I should try next.  :think:

put Bash on your windows, and Powershell on your Linux.     :facepalm:
Why stop there? Let’s put a Windows virtual machine in my Linux, and a Linux virtual machine in my Windows. 8)

Change to run level 3 and master the CLI.

If I can help, let me know 
No Life Club Posts: 1,804 I have a small selection of disparate tools
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #371 on: August 06, 2018, 07:18:47 PM »
I wonder what I should try next.  :think:

Ok ok leave well enough alone . . . Unless you're tackling global warming
:rofl:
I wonder what I should try next.  :think:

put Bash on your windows, and Powershell on your Linux.     :facepalm:
Why stop there? Let’s put a Windows virtual machine in my Linux, and a Linux virtual machine in my Windows. 8)

why not ? good learning exercise

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,546 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #372 on: August 06, 2018, 07:20:11 PM »
I wonder what I should try next.  :think:

Ok ok leave well enough alone . . . Unless you're tackling global warming
:rofl:
I wonder what I should try next.  :think:

put Bash on your windows, and Powershell on your Linux.     :facepalm:
Why stop there? Let’s put a Windows virtual machine in my Linux, and a Linux virtual machine in my Windows. 8)

Change to run level 3 and master the CLI.
Is that a Tron reference or something? I didn’t understand it.  :facepalm:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!

Small knives can do what big knives do, just slower.

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,546 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #373 on: August 06, 2018, 07:21:24 PM »
I wonder what I should try next.  :think:

Ok ok leave well enough alone . . . Unless you're tackling global warming
:rofl:
I wonder what I should try next.  :think:

put Bash on your windows, and Powershell on your Linux.     :facepalm:
Why stop there? Let’s put a Windows virtual machine in my Linux, and a Linux virtual machine in my Windows. 8)

why not ? good learning exercise
First I need to figure out how to undo it. I’m trying to keep my laptop uncluttered.  ;)

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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No Life Club Posts: 1,804 I have a small selection of disparate tools
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #374 on: August 06, 2018, 07:22:48 PM »
I wonder what I should try next.  :think:

Ok ok leave well enough alone . . . Unless you're tackling global warming
:rofl:
I wonder what I should try next.  :think:

put Bash on your windows, and Powershell on your Linux.     :facepalm:
Why stop there? Let’s put a Windows virtual machine in my Linux, and a Linux virtual machine in my Windows. 8)

Change to run level 3 and master the CLI.
Is that a Tron reference or something? I didn’t understand it.  :facepalm:

command line interface. we discussed it a few days ago :tu:

edit - run levels basically allows you to do different things - from standard user stuff to administrator/(root user) who can do anything including pablo the system
« Last Edit: August 06, 2018, 07:24:35 PM by eamo »

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,546 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #375 on: August 06, 2018, 07:29:22 PM »

Change to run level 3 and master the CLI.
Is that a Tron reference or something? I didn’t understand it.  :facepalm:

command line interface. we discussed it a few days ago :tu:

edit - run levels basically allows you to do different things - from standard user stuff to administrator/(root user) who can do anything including pablo the system
Ohhhhh.  :facepalm: :D

I found a (free version of a live paid one) Linux course on edX, made by the “Linux Foundation”. I guess I’ll try it out.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2018, 07:30:30 PM by Don Pablo »

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Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,310 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #376 on: August 06, 2018, 07:32:12 PM »

Change to run level 3 and master the CLI.
Is that a Tron reference or something? I didn’t understand it.  :facepalm:

command line interface. we discussed it a few days ago :tu:

edit - run levels basically allows you to do different things - from standard user stuff to administrator/(root user) who can do anything including pablo the system
Ohhhhh.  :facepalm: :D

I found a (free version of a live paid one) Linux course on edX, made by the “Linux Foundation”. I guess I’ll try it out.
I've been looking at edX for a while now, trying to make up my mind on what course I should do

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,546 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #377 on: August 06, 2018, 07:35:11 PM »

Change to run level 3 and master the CLI.
Is that a Tron reference or something? I didn’t understand it.  :facepalm:

command line interface. we discussed it a few days ago :tu:

edit - run levels basically allows you to do different things - from standard user stuff to administrator/(root user) who can do anything including pablo the system
Ohhhhh.  :facepalm: :D

I found a (free version of a live paid one) Linux course on edX, made by the “Linux Foundation”. I guess I’ll try it out.
I've been looking at edX for a while now, trying to make up my mind on what course I should do
I’ve started lots of edX courses.... but only finished a few.  :facepalm: ::)

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,546 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #378 on: August 06, 2018, 07:38:50 PM »
I should add that it’s not edX’s fault, it’s mine..... I have a discipline problem.  :P :facepalm:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,310 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #379 on: August 06, 2018, 08:06:43 PM »
I should add that it’s not edX’s fault, it’s mine..... I have a discipline problem.  :P :facepalm:
I'm an indecisive procrastinator.

 >:D

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,546 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #380 on: August 06, 2018, 08:32:36 PM »
I should add that it’s not edX’s fault, it’s mine..... I have a discipline problem.  :P :facepalm:
I'm an indecisive procrastinator.

 >:D
:rofl:

Just go ahead and pick a course.  :pok: They’re free if you don’t need a certificate, and if you don’t like it, you don’t have to complete it.  :cheers:

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Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #381 on: August 07, 2018, 03:20:55 AM »
Problem figured out.  :think: :tu:
Went ahead and used gparted on a live USB version of Mint to shrink the C: drive, and figured out how to get it to move the newly unallocated space around to where it needed to be, to allow me to grow the partitions I wanted to make bigger.  :tu:

Sorry for any trouble I caused.  :facepalm:

Oh, good. You continued your Linux journey with the open source tools.   :cheers:

No need to apologize. You had a good learning experience  :)
« Last Edit: August 07, 2018, 03:22:08 AM by raistlin65 »
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,546 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #382 on: August 07, 2018, 11:07:45 PM »
Problem figured out.  :think: :tu:
Went ahead and used gparted on a live USB version of Mint to shrink the C: drive, and figured out how to get it to move the newly unallocated space around to where it needed to be, to allow me to grow the partitions I wanted to make bigger.  :tu:

Sorry for any trouble I caused.  :facepalm:

Oh, good. You continued your Linux journey with the open source tools.   :cheers:

No need to apologize. You had a good learning experience  :)
Thanks. :cheers:




I'm shopping around now for some removeable storage. :) Thinking of an USB stick/drive and a MicroSD card (w/adaptor).

USB drives:
This Kingston SE9 G2 looks nice, with fast enough read speeds and a cheap price. Plus, Its SLIM and METAL! Downside is the 15 MB/s (?) write speed. 16GB version is £7, 32GB is £11, 64GB is £17, 128GB is £35. Seems rather cheap and decent.  :tu:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/...GB-Traveler/dp/B00SOL9ZLC
There is a slightly cheaper USB 2.0 option, that is a bit smaller if that is an important thing.

A SanDisk usb drive. It's practically as small as you can make it without shrinking the plug to a USB C.  :o And the 64GB version is £12.  :sa:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/...Flash-Drive/dp/B01BGTG3JA

Good buying options tend to be lesser and a bit more expensive on the UK site compared to the US site.  :-\ These look nice though.


What things can a 64GB drive do that a 32GB drive, or for that matter, TWO 16GB drives can't? Thats the deciding question I ask you. :) For the price of one 64GB drive, I can get 2 16GB drives, and that seems like a better option due to greater versatility. But what versatility is in question, I don't know.

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Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #383 on: August 08, 2018, 01:22:45 AM »
Why bigger can be better for flash drives and SSD:
http://usb.userbenchmark....q/Why-is-bigger-better/10
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,546 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #384 on: August 08, 2018, 08:49:13 AM »
Wow, thanks for that website.  :cheers: The fact that 32GB drives can be faster than 16GB drives is quite interesting.

Thanks to the website, I found this one:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B075KKCJGB
http://usb.userbenchmark....1131/SanDisk-Ultra-USB-30
Reasonably fast, cheap and slim. I suppose the only negative is the plastic part on it, but you can’t have everything I suppose, at this price.  :drink:

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,546 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #385 on: August 13, 2018, 04:24:31 PM »
Trying to figure out (wireless) options for transferring files from an iPhone to computer. :think:
Maybe some sort of LAN thing?

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #386 on: August 14, 2018, 04:14:19 AM »
If you are just trying to transfer some basic files back and forth, how about a Dropbox account? Dropbox is cloud based storage. And then you can put a Dropbox app on both your computer and your phone. They have a basic account that is free.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2018, 04:15:48 AM by raistlin65 »
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,546 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #387 on: August 15, 2018, 04:48:18 PM »
I have Google Drive, and can use Gmail in addition for small files.  :tu:
And for most situations, I can use a physical USB cable. ;)

But if there is a way to transfer over wireless to storage devices that are connected to the WiFi, I would like to know about it. :cheers:
Linux is pushing me to learn more about the black magic that holds the computer world together.  :ahhh

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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No Life Club Posts: 1,681 An Alox SAK Made Me Do It!
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #388 on: August 15, 2018, 08:15:10 PM »
I have never used it, but I believe Samba is the tool for that:
https://www.maketecheasie...ders-from-android-on-lan/
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Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #389 on: August 27, 2018, 08:09:32 PM »
Samba is for file sharing on a network with other (mainly Windows boxes) users/computers, actually.
If you wanna have a NAS (network-attached storage) you can go with NFS (network file system) where you mount the remote storage as if it is a local device.

 

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