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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu corrupts files when copied on USB-stick

    When gparted fails, you can try to wipe the first mibibyte with mkusb, but please try also the other tips from the following link,

    Analysis of the problem.

    It is possible that the drive is...
  2. Re: Cannot find netboot mini iso for Ubuntu Groovy 20.10

    There is a link to the Ubuntu Server Groovy iso file at the iso testing tracker: Download links for Ubuntu Server Subiquity amd64 and we can expect it will be released as 20.10 in October.
  3. Re: Cannot find netboot mini iso for Ubuntu Groovy 20.10

    There will be no mini.iso of Groovy, to be released as Ubuntu 20.10, and future versions.
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    [kubuntu] Re: groovy gorrila installer crashes

    Please give feedback to the developer Michael Hudson-Doyle at this bug report. I think he needs all possible information of how the boot fails in various computers in order to find where to modify...
  5. Re: Looking for creative ways to reduce disk space occupied by system folders

    Thanks for this script :-)
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    There is a bug in the Groovy iso files, that affects booting from iso files. In many PC computers, it has been impossible to boot from USB drives with cloned live systems. There is a bug-fix, that...
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    [kubuntu] Re: groovy gorrila installer crashes

    Cloned Groovy USB drives boot again, at least in some of my computers :-)

    This is tested with the Lubuntu Groovy iso file '20200708.1'



    $ md5sum groovy-desktop-amd64.iso...
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    [kubuntu] Re: groovy gorrila installer crashes

    @mc4man,

    Thanks for these details :-)

    - CPU: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-4700MQ - This is close to my Dell Precision M4800, where I failed to boot.
    - Booted from live cd of 20.10 current -...
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    [kubuntu] Re: groovy gorrila installer crashes

    It seems that most computers fail to boot USB drives made from these groovy iso files. But there are computers that can boot too. I know one case, a very new computer with a generation 10 Intel CPU....
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    [kubuntu] Re: groovy gorrila installer crashes

    Yes, it works in VirtualBox for me too. Please try to boot from a USB drive.
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    [kubuntu] Re: groovy gorrila installer crashes

    I have a set of computers of different age and quality (generation 2,3,4 Intel i3, i5 and i7 CPUs). Some of them are enterprise class laptops, but they are getting old . The newest computer, that I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: usb drive becomes read only

    I assume that you have tested the 'easy alternatives': reboot, remove all other USB devices, try other USB ports, try other computers, before the attempt with mkusb.

    I'm sorry. The output from...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Any practical difference between 18.04 & 20.04

    If you use software from a PPA you should keep the PPA. That way you will get upgrades whenever there is a new version. It works in the same way as with standard program packages from the Ubuntu...
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    [ubuntu] Re: usb drive becomes read only

    If you have a read-only problem, please analyze the problem according to this link at AskUbuntu

    Let us hope that it is 'confusion', that the operating system or tools that you use are only...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Any practical difference between 18.04 & 20.04

    Yes, that sounds about right :-)
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Any practical difference between 18.04 & 20.04

    The normal behaviour is that programs are loaded into RAM, when started.

    In addition, a live system loads the root file system into RAM. The current live systems were originally created to boot...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Any practical difference between 18.04 & 20.04

    I suggest that you test Ubuntu 20.04 LTS in your current computer. There are two options, that are both rather easy

    - The standard test method is to create a live USB drive, and run Ubuntu live...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Need help to decide-newbie alert :)

    If you spend some time and effort to learn how to use ddrescue, you will recover at least 50% of those 1300 bad sectors, maybe as much as 90% of the bad sectors. I write this because of my own...
  19. Re: Best 1:1 Disc copy method from pc1 to pc2?

    Thanks The Cog,

    Great netcat method, when there is no spare capacity to store an image file :-)

    - I tested and it works, when using nc of Ubuntu.

    - I tested also with nc of...
  20. Re: Best 1:1 Disc copy method from pc1 to pc2?

    It is probably easiest to create an image in an external drive, move that drive to the other computer, and restore from the image in that drive into the internal drive. That way you will also get an...
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    [kubuntu] Re: groovy gorrila installer crashes

    Good idea, but no, it does not help me in this case. Please try in your computer with the current Groovy Gorilla.
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    [kubuntu] Re: groovy gorrila installer crashes

    It seems there are several severe bugs affecting Groovy Gorilly right now. See for example Bug report #1886148

    I notice that the cloned systems try to boot via grub also in BIOS mode. where we...
  23. Re: Booting ubuntu on a usb formatted to ExFat

    +1

    Etcher is a cloning tool. All cloning tools overwrite whatever is on the target drive with an exact 'raw copy' of the iso file. The following links (and links from them) may add some details,
    ...
  24. Re: For how long are you using your External HDD ? Which brand is it ?

    @mastablasta,

    In the actual case you have to benchmark the devices to get accurate results, because there can be many bottlenecks.

    As a general statement, yes, the USB 3 connection can be quite...
  25. [xubuntu] Re: recovering data from backup disk after using dd command

    This is true.

    But it is a problem that many people use dd for this purpose, to write to drives (block devices). I recommend to use tools with a final checkpoint, where the user gets information...
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