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General Help & Advice / Re: Speed up Boot
« on: November 10, 2017, 10:53:43 am »
The sdXX designations in your fstab are there for historical reasons. Drives are mounted using the UUID's which do not change (unless you replace the drives).
You need to look elsewhere for the holdup.
22.102s dev-sdb5.device

That line indicates a way too long waite for that partition.
Have you run fsck on it?

You could try running (boot to Mint 17 or live CD):
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sudo e2fsck -C0 -p -f -v /dev/sdb5

See if that throws anything up.

Also while at it test HDD speed to:
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sudo hdparm -tT /dev/sdb

and compare to sda
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sudo hdparm -tT /dev/sda

You might have a very slow HDD to blame.

General Help & Advice / Re: Triple-boot problem
« on: November 10, 2017, 06:59:58 am »
Running the ntfsfix on the XP partition should not effect the grub. It is only to fix file system corruption (assuming that is the problem).
Once that done you may be able to mount it in Linux and move/copy files you deem to be important.

General Help & Advice / Re: Triple-boot problem
« on: November 08, 2017, 08:30:29 pm »
You could try to fix the XP partition (assuming you want to)
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sudo ntfsfix -b /dev/sdaX
Replace sdaX with whatever partition XP is installed.
for that to work you might need to install ntfs-3g (if not installed already)
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sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g

On the other hand if you still want to rid of XP then we need few more details before advice can be given:
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sudo fdisk -l
this should list all partitions and their usage.

General Help & Advice / Re: Sharing Files Over Internet
« on: September 22, 2017, 10:06:54 pm »
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dig +short
or (sloow)
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General Help & Advice / Re: Sharing Files Over Internet
« on: September 19, 2017, 07:44:34 pm »
Not sure what you are trying to achieve here, care to elaborate?
Do you want to share files on YOUR computer with the world?
Or you want to access another persons computer to browse their files (they shared out)?
If the latter then maybe you could look at VPN
If it is the former then perhaps hosting your private cloud would be better? Have a look at NextCloud.

General Help & Advice / Re: Resizing PDF (How do I)
« on: August 28, 2017, 08:15:42 pm »
That must be a peculiarity of Okular. Try other PDF readers like Qpdfview or Evince (both have the option to fit to page)

General Help & Advice / Re: Resizing PDF (How do I)
« on: August 28, 2017, 01:37:45 pm »
Instead of trying to resize the actual PDF, try to do it when printing.
You can set the print software to "Fit Printable Area" (set the output page to A4 in Page set-up first).
If you only want PDF version (not paper) the just print to PDF.

I am no gamer, so cannot comment on the end product, however this project might be of interest to you, using Raspberry Pi and RetroPie...

Ubuntu / Re: Ubuntu getting slow
« on: July 04, 2017, 09:03:34 pm »
You can easily obtain that information:
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df -h /dev/sdc5

I have not touched the .cache folder.
Assume Thunderbird will create this if it does not exists. Hence to do it before the first startup.

I know you marked this as solved but I would just add that (in my experience) if you copy the  ~/.thunderbird and ~/.mozilla directories back to the base of /home (before you start Thunderbird for the first time) then it will just carry on as usual with the existing profiles.

Peppermint / Re: peppermint 7 running slow
« on: May 26, 2017, 06:42:50 pm »
Are you saying that P7 is running slow or booting slow?
If the latter then try:
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sudo systemd-analyze plot > bootchart.svg
This should give you bootchart.svg in the base of your home folder

I found in most of the cases where slow booting was observed, networking services was the guilty party

Did you select the USB at machine boot time to allow it to boot from it thus giving you the choice which distro to start?

You may have better luck with:
Although not tried it myself, it looks simple enough to do.

Thanks Mark for pointing that out... :-[

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