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    [SOLVED] Re: which swap is used by which OS

    I think I solved my problem. I have a Dell Inspiron 660. Bios shows 'secure boot' disabled with no option to enable it. It also shows 'legacy' enabled with no other option. So I guess I'm just a...
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    [SOLVED] Re: which swap is used by which OS

    I'm pretty sure this is out of my ability to comprehend, so I guess as long as my system is operating well I see no reason to be concerned about my little swap issues.
    That being said, oldfred,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: which swap is used by which OS

    Holy cow! Life just keeps getting more confusing. Then what are the two 537 mb partitions that were created when I did the installs? Partitions 7 and 3.
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    [SOLVED] Re: which swap is used by which OS

    $ sudo swapon --show
    NAME TYPE SIZE USED PRIO
    /swapfile file 1.4G 53.3M -2


    $ sudo parted -l
    Model: ATA WD easystore 240 (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sda: 240GB
    Sector size (logical/physical):...
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    [SOLVED] Re: which swap is used by which OS

    Swap partitions. I didn't even know about swap files until about an hour ago and I still do not understand them. My question for now is, can I delete one of the swap partitions. I think the OS just...
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    [SOLVED] which swap is used by which OS

    I have to OS on my drive. On installation each OS received its own swap. How do I know which swap is used by which OS?
  7. [SOLVED] How can I add missing partition numbers (similar to renumbering)

    My partitions are numbered sda(1) sda(2) sda(6) sda(5).
    I learned how to reorder them to read sda1,2,5,6. using fdisk.
    But I am still missing the 3 and 4. Is there a way renumber them so they read...
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    Re: How do you install Google Earth

    Ok, I'll try it again
  9. Who really uses Linux and where do they use it?

    I never looked up the stats so I always assumed that linux was right behind windows. Come to find out that is not true at all. On home computers linux is WAAAYYYYYYY behind windows. But in the...
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    How do you install Google Earth

    I want to install it but there are problems. Websites say Ubuntu does not have the required 64 bit lib package, it only has the 32 bit package. The 32 bit will not work with the 64 bit version of...
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    "update-grub" command question

    The menu list of available Linux kernels is automatically generated by running update-grub (from ubuntu wiki).
    Do this mean that if I clone my OS to a new partition "update-grub" will add it to me...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ram type & speed

    I'd just like to add my 2 cents worth. I just installed 20.04. Its supposed to need at least 4 gigs of ram. I couldn't get the extra ram right now so I just installed it anyway with 2 gigs. It runs...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: path to backup partition confuses me

    OK, here are the outputs...



    $ ls -l /media/$USER
    total 0

    $ lsblk -o NAME,LABEL,PARTLABEL,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT | egrep -v "^loop"
    NAME LABEL PARTLABEL SIZE MOUNTPOINT
    sda ...
  14. [ubuntu] path to backup partition confuses me

    I created a backup partition linked the /media directory. This may sound odd but I can not for the life of me remember how I linked them. Maybe I did it when I installed the OS. Anyway, the point of...
  15. [SOLVED] Re: Can I get a list of packages I installed?

    This is what I suspected but was unsure because of the packages the installer installed and marked as "manual".
    I see now that the "manual" installed package list lists only 40 total so its easy to...
  16. [SOLVED] Can I get a list of packages I installed?

    I know how to get a list of packages installed in my system. That is a list of all packages in the system. Is there a way to get a list of packages that I personally installed without having to dig...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Is my computer overworked or is this normal? Useing "iotop" disk monitor

    Wanted to be sure my drive was bad. All I read was that the bad sectors are marked and not used again. But that seemed like a lot of bad sectors for a usable drive. I'll replace it shortly. Nothing...
  18. [ubuntu] Is my computer overworked or is this normal? Useing "iotop" disk monitor

    I ran "iotop" disk usage monitor. When pc is sitting idle it continues to show that Firefox, in the "io" column, is 99% and the "disk read" column is between 300 k/s and 400 k/s. All other...
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    Memory for Dell Inspiron 660

    If a particular memory stick is listed as being for HP or Compac, will it only work for those or is it good for any desktop? I'm thing this may be only compatible with Hp or Dell motherboards.

    I...
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    Re: How do you install dissenter browser

    Ok, I know you guys don't like my (i686) 32bit processor but I'll ask another question anyway.
    Why does a Ubuntu 20.04 (64 bit) live DVD work on my old processor?
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    Re: How do you install dissenter browser

    Ok, I got it. I have a 64 bit cpu.

    I also understand that I need to learn more about "bits". Operating systems can either be 32 or 64 bit. That is a simple concept.

    But commands that tell...
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    Re: How do you install dissenter browser

    model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10GHz
    model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10GHz
    model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10GHz
    model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)...
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    Re: How do you install dissenter browser

    thanks
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    Re: How do you install dissenter browser

    i386
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    Re: How do you install dissenter browser

    I think my problem is that I have a 32 bit kernel.
    I came across a site that say to run this sudo dpkg --add-architecture amd64 to fix that problem. Can anyone verify this or offer another option?
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