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    Is my partition scheme normal?

    Before doing a clean install upgrade, I am checking the partitions installed. Below is what I have.

    $ lsblk
    NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
    sda 8:0 0 931.5G 0 disk
    ├─sda1 8:1 0 1000M 0...
  2. Re: Protocols to link up with NAS: which is better?

    OK, I tried smb and I get asked about a workgroup and I freeze. I have read a samba tutotial and it's complicated for me. I'm not sure which is the client and which the server. Essentially, I got the...
  3. Re: Protocols to link up with NAS: which is better?

    Will try and report back. Sorry, could not get back to this sooner. Life ...
  4. Protocols to link up with NAS: which is better?

    I recently purchased a Seagate Central NAS and now file manage gives me several options to connect to it, including afp:// (???), smb:// , ftp://, sftp:// protocols.

    Anyone have any...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Seagate Central setup from Linux

    Without getting an answer I managed to set it up in Linux. This is how I did it:

    The file manager saw it under Networks. There were several server icons (a computer box with cable through it) some...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Unable ro reclaim all space on drive

    Lesson learned, did a massive backup and reinstall wiping out everything on the larger HD. Now works fine.

    Thanks!
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    [SOLVED] Seagate Central setup from Linux

    I just got a Seagate Central precisely because I understood that it was Linux friendly. However, when I go to the setup page at http://www.seagate.com/central/setup/ there's only a Start Here button...
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    weird sudo error

    What does



    mean? Should I do something?
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    [SOLVED] Unable ro reclaim all space on drive

    I have a 500GB data disk with a now-emptied Windows data (NTFS) partition, a /home partition, and between (100+ GB ) of unallocated space. I would like to have the whole drive for Linux (Ubuntu 14.04...
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    [SOLVED] Re: home network setup quandaries

    Look, Morbius, thank you but I'm done.
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    [SOLVED] Re: home network setup quandaries

    Kudos to Nerdtron who solved my problem in another subforum after I gave up all hope here.
  12. [SOLVED] Re: How to connect destop and laptop wirelessly at home

    Define "secure." (How do I know it is secure?)

    Otherwise, yes, I would like a faster share. But at least this beats the sneakernet.
  13. [SOLVED] Re: How to connect destop and laptop wirelessly at home

    The connection worked!

    The copying of files seems very slow. Will watch and report later. This is almost solved!
  14. [SOLVED] Re: How to connect destop and laptop wirelessly at home

    OK, you mean this, right?



    So I assume they can ping. or "see" each other.
  15. [SOLVED] Re: How to connect destop and laptop wirelessly at home

    Ping?
  16. [SOLVED] How to connect destop and laptop wirelessly at home

    I feel very much a newbie in the area of home networking. I have tried a number of things and nothing works so I sense I need to go to square zero and pretend nothing happened. I appreciate advice,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: home network setup quandaries

    I just tried it again in the terminal nemo



    and I got



    and a popup message outside the terminal.
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    [SOLVED] Re: home network setup quandaries

    Very well described: 'oh, myfile.x is on the other machine' That's pretty much it.

    I have thought of an NAS. I'm concerned about hardware compatibility with Linux, tho. If I can't communicate...
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    [SOLVED] Re: home network setup quandaries

    I cannot believe this answer!
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    [SOLVED] Re: home network setup quandaries

    Tried in the Mint laptop



    Avahi was running, but still got



    Then I tried
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    [SOLVED] Re: home network setup quandaries

    OK, both already had ssh installed. So I tried, from the Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 64-bit laptop



    Nautilus was not installed on LM so I tried Nemo. I got the error message



    From the Ubuntu...
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    [SOLVED] Re: home network setup quandaries

    This sounds very clever, Morbius, and I will try it this evening when I get home. Question: Can I reverse this, since I really will most need to get files from the Ubu box to the Mint laptop?

    The...
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    [SOLVED] Re: home network setup quandaries

    OK, I tried clicking on the Windows network icon in the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop and the Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 64-bit laptop. Here are my results:

    network:///

    3 icons: SMB-SERVER and...
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    [SOLVED] Re: home network setup quandaries

    OK, let's see if I understand. First of all, I should accept a little complexity. Check! Then the "Windows" network does not refer to that infamous OS that I have fled (am fleeing). Check! The...
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    [SOLVED] home network setup quandaries

    I'm completely new to Linux networks, although I have seen one in operation. I'm aiming to connect 3 computers, one running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, another running Linux Mint Qiana and a third running...
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