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  1. Re: Hard drive S.M.A.R.T. reports disk nearing failure ... but

    Is the number of reallocated sectors increasing? I have a drive that has been reporting the same number of reallocated sectors for over a year.
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    Re: Re-install LibreOffice Calc

    Open a terminal window (ctrl-alt-t) and try:


    $ sudo apt update
    $ sudo apt upgrade
    $ sudo apt install libreoffice-calc
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    dovecot timing out.

    I run an exim4 mail server with dovecot. I've recently begun having one account fail to get its pop3 messages.

    this seems the relevant error message.


    Jul 25 13:59:40 thelma dovecot:...
  4. [ubuntu_studio] Re: To Update VBox B4/after Upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04 -or- Switch to KVM

    My two cents. Unless you have identified a specific need for something you know you need that is not in the repro version always use the repro version.,It's easier to update and less likely to cause...
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    Re: Unknown partition

    If you use a swap file the device it is in I think does need to be on a mounted filesystem.
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    Re: Unknown partition

    I've been following this discussion but didn't want to interject myself into it since The FU was doing his usually great job of explaining things.
    I do have a few questions about what you're trying...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: Upgrade to 18.04 Lost access to Samba on windows

    I also posted this in the samba list server and got the answer. I'm posting it here in case anyone else needs it.
    This is an NT4 style domain and with the version of Samba shipped in 20.04 (Version...
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    [SOLVED] Re: grub-pc upgrade error w/RAID

    Thanks I'll consider that for my next adventure.

    I have a very challenging upgrade ahead of me. For reasons that I can't remember I installed my oldest server in 32bit mode, even though it was 64...
  9. [SOLVED] Upgrade to 18.04 Lost access to Samba on windows

    I just did a do-release-upgrade on my Samba DC from 18.04 to 20.04 the upgrade went well however now I cannot access my domain from my windows machines.

    Initially I was getting an error that my...
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    Re: Not updating the system

    If this were my computer I'd run the following commands and see what they report;

    Open a terminal <cntrl alt T>

    sudo apt install -f
    sudo dpkg --configure -a

    apt is a newer command than...
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    [SOLVED] Re: grub-pc upgrade error w/RAID

    I've now purged and reinstalled grub and that eliminated the grub-pc error. It seems to have been something with the install.

    I'm going to make this solved.

    Thanks for those who helped.
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    [SOLVED] Re: grub-pc upgrade error w/RAID

    Updating initramfs, I've broken grub. It won't boot except to the grub menu.
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    [SOLVED] Re: grub-pc upgrade error w/RAID

    already did that.



    I rebuilt it with
    /share/mdadm/mkconf
    It doesn't contain the /dev/md1


    sudo update-initramfs -u[/code]
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    [SOLVED] Re: grub-pc upgrade error w/RAID

    I commented out /dev/md1 in the mdadm.com file. That did not solve the problem which only shows up when dpkg is run.



    Just to be clear the USB3 drive is a single drive used to copy the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: grub-pc upgrade error w/RAID

    There seems to be something wrong with those commands.


    # mdadm --verify /dev/md{0, 2, 126}
    mdadm: unrecognized option '--verify'
    Usage: mdadm --help
    for help

    Checking the man page there...
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    [SOLVED] Re: grub-pc upgrade error w/RAID

    This is not an EFI system. It is pure BIOS.
    As far as I can tell remotely parted tells me every partition table is msdos not gpt. The partitions are LVM2 PVs with LVs on them.
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Error when trying to start VM in Virtualbox...

    For what it's worth. I have only installed virtual box once and seldom use it but I did install on 20.04 from the repositories and it ran fine. I installed Windows 7 in a VM and it works as well. As...
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    [SOLVED] Re: grub-pc upgrade error w/RAID

    OK some success.

    I swapped out the USB 3 card and replaced it with a different one. The computer now boots without stopping. At least I can now effectively administer it remotely.
    I also just...
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    Re: Unknown partition

    Not sure what is going on but the name seems to suggest you have installed using LVM and that resulted in a swap partition, or file but a swap partition shouldn't be ext4.

    How did you come to see...
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    [SOLVED] Re: grub-pc upgrade error w/RAID

    When I do these things I always cross my fingers, but so far I've always been able to recover, even if it sometimes gets ugly.

    Tomorrow I'm going to my local Micro Center to pick up a few parts...
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    [SOLVED] Re: grub-pc upgrade error w/RAID

    I'll have to create another live media but testing it seems like a good idea, although when I tested the 18.04 media I didn't see the problem either.
    I'll have to check and see what kernel version...
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    [SOLVED] Re: grub-pc upgrade error w/RAID

    Would upgrading to the HWE kernel solve the issue? Its currently 5.3.
    .
    Would upgrading to 20.04 solve the issue? Its kernel is 5.4.
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    [SOLVED] Re: grub-pc upgrade error w/RAID

    Is the USB 3.0 problem related to Linux, the motherboard or the PCIe Card or some interaction between them.

    I can easily get a different PCIe card if that would solve it.

    I did some googling...
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    [SOLVED] Re: grub-pc upgrade error w/RAID

    There is one USB drive it is connected to a USB 3.x PCIe card. The other 4 drive are SATA connected to SATA ports.
    The Mother board is a ASRock N68C-GS4 FX. As far as I can tell from the website I...
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    [SOLVED] Re: grub-pc upgrade error w/RAID

    I believe mdadm was installed because boot-repair detected md devices and I was running in a live environment which does not usually include mdadm.

    I'm not sure exactly what you mean here. I...
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