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SSD messed up
« on: May 02, 2012, 04:55:51 pm »
Well, copying the 8gb HDSD to the new 16gb extended memory HDSD card worked, though made incredible mistake- flipped the SANDISK lock tab on the original to keep it from getting damaged,
but actually did it on the new 16gb- shouldn't have copied at all (wish it hadn't), cause it took over an hour. Nice thing is it's much much faster- things are snapping open and thinking
the old one was defective or worn out. Since it's Fat32 and got within 300mb of being full, with files being loaded and deleted hundreds of times...SHOULD I DEFRAG IT? That wouldn't move important initialization files at beginning (if exists).

 One strange, maybe very bad thing- is I seem to have lost 1.5gig on the SSD -it's only reporting 6.4gb now, instead of 7.9gb on advanced. But I've seen other posts where they mention 6.4g- maybe rest is the swap partition. FDISK output below- also file systems on process- that look OK?. Almost all programs seem to work OK, except the disc management program doesn't open. But having recurring problem (also happened before latest spazzout) with all program tabs disappearing, and now can't even see or open them when try cycle w alt-tab- programs still run somewhere (inc audio of pcm player), and can shut them with process manager, but extremely annoying. Anyway to force programs that are running to display with terminal or elsesways. Is there another file manager for Linpus?

Lastly, I never got AOA to read Peppermint stick, though download MD5 numbers matched, disk creation was flawless with Linux Live Creator- does that USB also have to be Fat16 + under 1 gb (you say bigger than 2gb)? Just get an interminable grey screen without any apparent activity after choose USB boot. This is a LIVE USB, right, so should work on anything that boots USB (Android tablet?)? Lappy is a shade too old to read from USB. Some USB sticks are just strange, eh? I might try it with that Universal prog, but wanted persistance- how come you never included Ubuntu program for USB creation- trust that more, cause nothing
better than making boot USB with some sweet Windows boot virus on it.

 sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 8069 MB, 8069677056 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 981 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1         850     6827593+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2             851         981     1052257+  82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 15.9 GB, 15931539456 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1936 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

        Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/mmcblk0p1               1        1937    15554048    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)

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Re: SSD messed up
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012, 05:08:43 pm »
If I were you I'd keep working on the PepermintOS Two LiveUSB stick.

Try another stick .. the AA1 just doesn't like some sticks .. it normally lists the sticks it doesn't like as a USB FDD rather than a USB HDD when you hit F12 to select the boot device.
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Re: SSD messed up
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012, 06:14:14 pm »
Argh. Is my file system OK????????  It used to say 7.9gb in the file manager, but maybe it was including the swap. Is showing 6.4 gb normal?

Anyway to force programs that are running to display with terminal or elseways.

Should I defrag SD card? That wouldn't move important initialization files at beginning (if exists).

You're right- it says USB FDD on all 3 slots, flashes the USB for 2 seconds, then just shows a flashing cursor. Another tiny SANDISK does show as HDD, I'll try again with Live Creator,
if not swap files onto the other USB and try that- but I really want to do it in Ubuntu- seems nasty to give someone a stick that could infect them, if they have a Windows partition  (though Peppermint 
might work fine on  it.

I still am very reluctant to do the massive work of changing OS's- like one guy said- the devil you know, and actually I find the fact that PM2 doesn't integrate the SD card a bit annoying. I'd rather save most non-big files on the SSD, the SD card can be stolen or fall out- in fact I had such a problem with the  SD getting depressed in the case and disconnecting that I glued a plastic strip on top of it w superglue (till that fell out). I'm just worried about losing hardware. But as I use LIVE version maybe I'll like it more. Would LiveUSB work on an IPAD?
 


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Re: SSD messed up
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 06:31:16 pm »
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Should I defrag SD card?

If you like,  but you'll want to do it on a Windows PC .. as it's formatted FAT32

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I find the fact that PM2 doesn't integrate the SD card a bit annoying. I'd rather save most non-big files on the SSD, the SD card can be stolen or fall out

So what's to stop you doing that in Peppermint ?
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Re: SSD messed up
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2012, 06:41:07 pm »
Peppermint doesn't integrate them and I don't have the space on the SSD for most things.

 Look, I know you're sick of Linpus, but this is an old funky machine with past hardware problems- what I'm
really afraid of is that it just will bridle and not not install or work w PM, then refuse reinstalling Linpus too. I spent all day on this- is my SSD file system OK?

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Re: SSD messed up
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2012, 06:47:46 pm »
It's your choice .. but what's your hangup on "integration" using aufs ? .. I can't see the benefit myself .. if it expanded the / directory, then there may be a point to it, but it doesn't.

There's nothing to stop you deciding where to put files in Peppermint .. SSD or SD card.

IMHO Linpus sucks .. and I'd be more concerned by the lack of security updates (or any other type of updates) and the lack of available software than union integration of the SD card with your home dir which is IMHO pretty pointless  :o

FYI, if you could be bothered (which I can't), you could set up aufs to do the same thing in Peppermint (or any other Linux) .. but as I said, there's no real benefit to it.
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Re: SSD messed up
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012, 06:53:14 pm »
Peppermint doesn't integrate them and I don't have the space on the SSD for most things.

 Look, I know you're sick of Linpus, but this is an old funky machine with past hardware problems- what I'm
really afraid of is that it just will bridle and not not install or work w PM, then refuse reinstalling Linpus too. I spent all day on this- is my SSD file system OK?

No need to react like that, you asked for help and advice and Mark provided that.
If you want to stick with Linpus, that is fine by all here. Should you want to try other distros, there is plenty to choose from.
I personally kicked Linpus out long time ago but kept the install image (just in case I want to give it away at some point)

 


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