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  1. Re: I have done the wrong thing, please help.

    Hello QIII,
    I tried to post a request a couple of days ago, I was notified that I had done something wrong and was unable to post further questions for 6 months, or until I got out of "Jail".
    This...
  2. I have done the wrong thing, please help.

    Hello Ubuntu council.
    Somewhere along the track, I have done the wrong thing and been suspended, I have no problem with that. Would you be so kind as to advise me where I am wrong and how I can...
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    Re: winetricks will not install anything

    Hello Elias,
    I probably can't help because I,m asking for help on this forum too.
    Try this URL and see if it is of any help to you.
    <code>
    https://www.wikihow.com/Install-Wine-on-Ubuntu
    </code>...
  4. problems with installing "pretty good solitaire"

    Thank you for that A.I.
    Rod.

    Thank you for the advice Holger_Gehrke, I do have my heart set on pretty good solitaire, have been playing it for years.
    I will give your suggestion a try and see...
  5. problems with installing "pretty good solitaire"

    Hello all, I am having no end of trouble trying to get Pretty good solitaire running with 'wine'. For the last 3 weeks I have tried almost everything, I have little knowledge of wine, only what I...
  6. [ubuntu] 18.04lts number keyboard not recognised

    Hello all, I have just updated from ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04. Problem, my number keyboard doesn't work. I have tried num-lock, no go, I can't use delete to delete emails, I am unable to use the star...
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    [SOLVED] Re: unable to access my backup

    Hello oldfred, thank you for those references to people who have had similar problems.
    I have read them and saved them in favourites. The one theme kept popping up. The format of the system. I am...
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    [SOLVED] Re: unable to access my backup

    Many thanks to you both. Yes.! ouch indeed, ah well I have previously lost the lot a couple of times before and I suspect with my lack of knowledge, I'll lose it all again somewhere down the track....
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    [SOLVED] Re: unable to access my backup

    Thank you again The-Fu,
    I have just had an awful thought.... I reinstalled ubuntu 16.04 from a disk I made some time ago.
    If memory serves me, and it usually doesn't, I made the disk from a system...
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    [SOLVED] Re: unable to access my backup

    Hello The Fu,
    The original backups were done using back in time, I have used them on numerous occasions when I messed something up. No problems then. It is only since I installed ubuntu 18.04 and...
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    [SOLVED] unable to access my backup

    Hello all, it seems I have another problem on ubuntu 16.04. I am unable to access the area where I stored my backups. The history.. I changed to ubuntu 18.04 and meandered around it for a week or...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Help with gparted

    Hello oldfred, happy to report the gparted is working. I have downloaded the ubuntu 18.04lts as a test, I burned the .ISO to a disk and booted from it OK.
    This was the one thing I could never do...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Help with gparted

    Sorry I forgot to put the test in my answer, I hope this gets me out of trouble..


    rod@rod:~$ lsblk -f
    NAME FSTYPE LABEL UUID MOUNTPOINT
    sda ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Help with gparted

    OK, I did a copy and paste this time, the following was the readout

    rod@rod:~$ sudo tune2fs /dev/sda4 -U 2fbed22f-6238-482e-af83-9daaa16ab9f9
    tune2fs 1.42.13 (17-May-2015)
    rod@rod:~$
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    [SOLVED] Re: Help with gparted

    Thanks again to deadflwr and oldfred. I have got the tune2fs data. Could you now advise me how this helps in getting rid of one of the /dev/sda4 partitions please. I know this is getting long...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Help with gparted

    Hello oldfred (if you haven't given up and tore your hair out), where am I going wrong with the tune2fs.... command.?

    rod@rod:~$ tune2fs/dev/sda4 -U 2fbed22f-6238-482e-af83-9daaa16ab9f9
    bash:...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Help with gparted

    Hello again oldfred, sorry about the delay but somehow I messed something up badly. I had no to get into ubuntu so I reinstalled it beside the old one. I will include the last test as you asked...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Help with gparted

    Hello oldfred,
    I am getting lost here at the moment, but here are the answers to the 2 items you asked me to include.

    rod@rod:~$ lsblk -f
    NAME FSTYPE LABEL UUID ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Help with gparted

    Also the other type...


    rod@rod:~$ sudo tune2fs -U random /dev/sda1
    tune2fs 1.42.13 (17-May-2015)
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    [SOLVED] Re: Help with gparted

    G'day deadflower, I guess that proves I am hopeless at this operating system. I will push on though.
    The answer to the earlier turned up yet another lemon.



    rod@rod:~$ sudo tune2fs...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Help with gparted

    Hello again oldfred, as you can see by what I have sent, I know extremely little about the innards of Linux.
    I will include the two errors that surfaced when I tried your last post..


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    [SOLVED] Re: Help with gparted

    Hello Dennis N, unfortunately I would need a step by step guide to do anything other than what I do normally,
    you would need to come to my home and hold me by the hand until it was done. (No not...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Help with gparted

    OK oldfred, here are the results.



    rod@rod:~$ lsblk -f
    NAME FSTYPE LABEL UUID MOUNTPOINT
    sdb
    ├─sdb2 ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Help with gparted

    Hello again oldfred, the 1TB disk marked loop is my external backup drive. It only contains backups of my weekly schedule and does no hold any stand alone programs.
    Thanks for that link, there is a...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Help with gparted

    Hello oldfred, I hope I get this right..
    [code] rod@rod:~$ sudo parted -l
    Model: ATA WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sda: 2000GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
    Partition Table:...
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