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General Discussion / Re: external HD
« on: September 27, 2018, 07:17:21 pm »
Sorry about the confusion Mark. It was just that the warranty mentioned that only manufacturing faults would be looked at IF the drive throws a wobbly.

General Discussion / Re: external HD
« on: September 27, 2018, 09:25:07 am »
HI Mark,
I was reading through the folders on the drive and the Registration folder had a copy of the warranty in it and it was on the warranty it said 'did not cover accident, misuse etc', which, knowing me, was the most likely thing to happen.
I hope to get to this drive later today and get it up and running using this Linux machine as the Win 10 machine has only 1 working USB port and I don't like using the touchpad to enter commands etc.

General Discussion / Re: external HD
« on: September 25, 2018, 04:49:56 pm »
Thanks Mark,
Will have a go at setting 2 partitions as ntfs and plugging the drive into Peppermint machine and changing 1 to Ext 4.

Had a look at the Registration and guarantee and it looks pointless, I think I need to prove it is a MANUFACTURING fault before they will look at it.

General Discussion / Re: external HD
« on: September 24, 2018, 09:58:19 pm »
Thanks Mark,
I have had a look and I have used it before (some time ago).
I will look further tomorrow evening.

I have had a look at the Seagate drive and in the directory there are folders to use the MAC OS and the Win OS also a folder for registration.
My question is, does this drive need to be registered ?? if not can I use my Win 10 computer to automagically set up the drive with the ntfs system and then split it in two and format the other half as Ext 4. Orhave I looked at this from the wrong direction ??

When I open the drive in Gparted it opens as /dev/sdb1/ with a ntfs file system and a size of 1.82TiB and an Unallocated space of 2.64 MiB

I am becoming quite confused here so I will await your recommendations.

General Discussion / Re: external HD
« on: September 23, 2018, 10:21:26 am »
Thanks again Mark,
You seem to know what I want before I do ;)
I was going to use it as a "storage" drive to save docs/pics/etc but I like your suggestion of partition in half so it can be used with a Windows PC.
Is there a 'Sticky' somewhere that explains how to format the external drive with 2 file systems ?? or do you have time to explain it here ??
Thanks again
Don W

General Discussion / Re: external HD
« on: September 22, 2018, 09:13:47 pm »
Thanks Mark,
My 2TB drive arrived today.
I don't really need the speed as I am going to use it only as a backup.
I don't think there is a USB 3.0 port on this machine, is there any way I can check ??
It keeps saying that Windows is easy to install ?? is it just as easy to format it as a Linux drive ??

General Discussion / Re: external HD
« on: September 19, 2018, 10:48:44 am »
Thanks Mark,
I will report back when I have this up and running.
Could I install Pep 9 on this drive ?, could I then transfer what I want from this computer to the Pep 9 drive ??, could I then install Pep 9 on this computer ???, and can I then bring back the stuff I saved on the drive and use it on the Pep 9 computer.
In essence, I want to upgrade my computer to Pep 9 and I want to install an HD backup 'just in case'. I seem to have loads of unused/unwanted rubbish clogging the system and want it slimmed down (dramatically), is this the way to do it ??

take care
Don W

General Discussion / Re: external HD
« on: September 18, 2018, 04:26:20 pm »
Hi Mark
I saw this on Amazon and thought I might buy it if suitable.

Seagate 1 TB Expansion USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (STEA1000400)

Don W

General Discussion / external HD (SOLVED)
« on: September 17, 2018, 09:32:04 pm »
Hi All,
I am thinking of purchasing a Seagate 1TB hard drive to be used as a backup.
Will this be ok to use on my Linux system.

Peppermint / Re: Startup help needed (SOLVED)
« on: September 17, 2018, 09:44:01 am »
Problem solved via Thanks all.

Peppermint / Startup help needed (SOLVED)
« on: September 16, 2018, 12:18:42 pm »
My computer running Linux started this morning with a strange message and I have no idea what is happening now.
At the moment when I start up it comes up with the onscreen message

/dev/sda2 contains a file system with errors, check forced.
/dev/sda2: Inodes that were part of a corrupted orphan linked list found.

       (i.e., without -a or -p options)
fsck exited with status code 4
The root filesystem on  /dev/sda2 requires a manual fsck

BusyBox v1.22.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.22.0-15ubuntu1) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

Any help please on what to do next ??
I have installed a new printer and am having problems with it and would like this startup problem sorted before I can get back to using my Linux computer.

take care
Don W

I had to purchase a new printer today and it is an Epson XP-355. I have setup the printer with ink etc and it works. I have installed it on my Windows 10 machine as the drivers are for Windows and it is working well.
My problem is I want it working on this Linux computer in Peppermint and I need help to do this.
I have the drivers (I think) from the Epson site, epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_1.6.22-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb and epson-printer-utility-1.0.2-1lsb3.2.x86_64.rpm.
Are these the correct drivers and how do I install them ?? Can anyone help please ??

take care
Don W
EDIT I have got the printer working with this computer via USB. I have downloaded the Linux drivers but don't know the best way to install them. When I print from the computer I have horizontal banding across my colour pictures I may get rid of this by using the correct drivers. Can anyone help with installing the drivers. ??

Peppermint / Re: remove the dual boot Win10 and Peppermint 8
« on: April 23, 2018, 04:25:49 pm »
Hi Mark,
The windows spec. is "Windows 10 Home, Version 1709, OS Build 16299.371.
It was installed by up dating  (free) from Win 7.
I can leave it alone if this is going to cause a problem.
EDIT No, there is no installation disc. I have the 'Version number and the OS Build number" for the windows installation. ??

Peppermint / Re: login problem Peppermint 8
« on: April 22, 2018, 09:14:14 pm »
Sorry I can be of no help Norman.
I am running a perfectly good Peppermint 8 alongside Windows 10 that my grandson uses. He needs more room and I don't need access to Pep 8 now so I want rid of Pep 8. So it looks as if we have opposite problems. I am sure Mark will be along soon and sort us all out.
I have had my grandson visiting since Saturday evening so I haven't been able to access until now.

take care
Don W
EDIT Forgot to say that I usually have a look back through the threads here as someone else may have experienced the problem before. You can get a good idea of what to do that way.

Peppermint / Re: remove the dual boot Win10 and Peppermint 8
« on: April 22, 2018, 10:56:00 am »
Hi Mark,
It returns BIOS
don@ldwatson ~ $ [ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo UEFI || echo BIOS
don@ldwatson ~ $

EDIT and
don@ldwatson ~ $ efibootmgr -v
The program 'efibootmgr' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt install efibootmgr
don@ldwatson ~ $
Does this help ?

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