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    [ubuntu] Re: Explain partition tables

    Thanks for all your answers. It does open my eyes a little. I will start reading the links offered above.
    At this point I think that partition table is a index or table of contents of a hard drive....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Explain partition tables

    I have always used Gparted to create partitions and also and also created partitions using live dvds when installing Ubuntu. However, everything is automatic. I assumed that part tables were created...
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    [ubuntu] Explain partition tables

    I have never touched a partition table as far as I know. Yet on partitioning tools I see "create new partition table". Why and when would I need to do this?
  4. [ubuntu] Re: How can I automate renameing files from mult dirs into one dir

    I'm trying krename and I kind of like it...except.
    I create a /Desktop/testfolder. I moved some files (from /Pictures/.../...) into it and practiced renaming them and having them moved into...
  5. [ubuntu] How can I automate renameing files from mult dirs into one dir

    I have 10 directories with files in them. All files in all directories are named with numbers (0001.jpg, 0002.jpg, 0003.jpg, etc). I want to put them all into one directory. Problem is that they all...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Can I get a list of the file types stored on my hard drive?

    Thanks
  7. What I just learned about installing packages

    I'm not a newie but I'm always learning. Might be nothing new to you but its an eye opener to me. I found that to install a .deb package all I need to do is download it and the run apt install...
  8. [ubuntu] Can I get a list of the file types stored on my hard drive?

    I don't want a listing of all files, I just want to know what file types are on my hard drive.
  9. [ubuntu] Epson 4990 scanner gives error after image preview

    I have a Epson 4990. Haven't used it in years. I do not remember having this problem before.

    I am using xsane to control the scanner.

    When I do a 'preview' all is well. Then I hit 'scan' and I...
  10. [ubuntu] How to save original URL when downloading with wget?

    I'm using wget to download pdf pages
    $ wget -r <source url> . How can I get wget to also save the original URL for future reference?
  11. [ubuntu] Tab key navigation links not properly highlighted. Need fix

    When I use the tab key to move around a web page the links that the tab lands on are not highlighted or not noticeable. When using chrome browser the links are very distinct but when using firefox...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Questions about creating new firefox profile

    Thanks Dragon. That GUI is just what I need.

    Impavidus. Thanks for the info. I used Firefox -P command to switch back to my old profile and it seems to wok fine now. I don't know why it would...
  13. [SOLVED] Questions about creating new firefox profile

    Apparently I screwed up my system yesterday. Last night I lost my internet connection and it was still gone this morning. I was able to use me other OS so I knew it was a problem with my...
  14. Re: How can I maintain my drive order (sda, sdb, etc)

    Thank you. My biggest gripe is that gparted, which I always run when messing with partitions so I have them properly identified, does not have UUIDs readily listed. I have to look in properties for...
  15. How can I maintain my drive order (sda, sdb, etc)

    My system operates on sda6 (an sata drive). I attached a secondary drive (an ata drive full of files) and then my system drive becomes sdb6 instead of sda6 and the secondary drive now takes its place...
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    Re: Zim notebook questions

    Good info. Thanks.
    I am really liking zim but still learning about organizing stuff. Sure is handy.
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    Re: Zim notebook questions

    Another question.
    I created a "linux index" page in the left panel. I created sub pages also. When I click on the "linux index" the entire list of pages and sub pages appear in the right hand panel....
  18. [ubuntu] Re: My hyperlink colors need to be more contrasty

    Preferences seems to be the solution I needed. There is no excuse for me not finding that myself but I couldn't seem to find it. Thanks.
  19. [ubuntu] My hyperlink colors need to be more contrasty

    The colors of my hyperlinks are hard to tell apart. When I use a hyperlink its color is not distinct enough to tell from an unused hyperlink. I also have found a couple of websites that have a "page...
  20. How can I make terminal print better organized text?

    Sometimes when I use a terminal command to print out some info the text is not placed properly under accompanying headers. As if "text wrap" is not being properly executed.
    Example:


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  21. Re: Help, just started using linux and I'm confused

    Capitalize "Downloads"
  22. [SOLVED] Re: Gow do you cd into a directory with multiple word name?

    Wow! You guys are like some kind of space alien geniuses from the future. It took me about an hour to figure this out. I settled on the quotation mark method. I was very impressed with the tab...
  23. [SOLVED] Re: Gparted shows empty partitions and then pc won't boot

    Good idea. Thanks
  24. [SOLVED] Re: Gparted shows empty partitions and then pc won't boot

    I discovered my problem was that I was using an old version of Gparted. It had the partitions marked as ext3 when they were actually ext4. Got a new Gparted and all is well. Case solved.
  25. [SOLVED] Gparted shows empty partitions and then pc won't boot

    I ran Gparted from my running 20.04 install. Everything looks normal. I then inserted a Gparted dvd and rebooted. Gparted show all partitions as empty. I removed dvd and rebooted. The splash screen...
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