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One way to prepare for sudden SSD failure

Posted 07-01-2020 at 09:55 AM by beachboy2
Updated 07-03-2020 at 03:10 AM by beachboy2

Why SSDs die a sudden death:

There are several ways to prepare for sudden SSD failure.

Here I am using Grsync to manually backup the home folder (/home/fred) regularly to a second drive (/media/drive2).

However, one essential refinement must be added to the usual Grsync backup procedure before the drive...
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Contemplating building a new Linux PC? It’s time to Ryzen shine!

Posted 05-19-2020 at 08:46 AM by beachboy2
Updated 08-31-2020 at 11:31 AM by beachboy2

I am not a gamer and I usually use Intel processors, but since I had read such a lot of rave reviews about AMD’s Ryzen CPUs, I decided to give one a go.
I already had a spare Antec case with 2 fans, a Seasonic 430w PSU and an Intel SSD, so all I thought I needed (see below) was the CPU, RAM and a motherboard.

I chose the much-in-demand Ryzen 5 3400G with onboard Radeon RX Vega 11 graphics. Had I been a gamer I would have gone for a Ryzen 5 3600(X) or above, plus a separate...
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The initramfs will attempt to resume from /dev/sda2..Set the RESUME variable

Posted 02-27-2020 at 02:07 AM by beachboy2

Whilst moving from Linux Mint MATE 18.3 to 19.3 and preserving my Home partition (see another of my blogs), I was surprised to see this warning:

I: The initramfs will attempt to resume from /dev/sda2
I:     UUID=948396b3-f329-4b5a-9771-1464ff25eca9
I: Set the RESUME variable to override this.
The solution is to add the UUID to this file:


using the following command:

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Clonezilla: A Basic Step-by-Step Guide to Cloning (Disk to Disk) & Imaging (Disk to Image)

Posted 11-20-2019 at 02:35 PM by beachboy2
Updated 04-27-2020 at 03:28 AM by beachboy2

is a well-known disk and partition cloning/imaging program.

However, the retro look of Clonezilla with its command line interface, plus a similarity to the Windows “Blue Screen of Death” (see screenshot) puts off many people from using it.
It is necessary to put this unwelcoming exterior to one side and concentrate on what this very useful and powerful piece of software can do.

I know that Clonezilla produces it own guides.
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How to move from Windows to Linux as easily as possible

Posted 11-10-2019 at 10:31 AM by beachboy2
Updated 11-21-2019 at 05:59 AM by beachboy2 (Adding link to Land of Linux)

Originally Posted by ChuangTzu View Post
we don't need to know how to rebuild an engine in order to drive, that comes later if there's interest.
I am a big fan of the KISS principle (Keep It Simple, Stupid) and I agree with LQ member ChuangTzu. Those new to Linux will gain confidence simply by using it and then gradually accumulating further knowledge as time goes by.

I am not suggesting that Linux Mint, featured here, is the most suitable Linux distribution (distro) for all users and for all computer hardware....
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