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Old 05-26-2020, 04:27 AM   #16
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The only partition that is about 1 GB is sdb1 and that is ext3.

Can you post the fstab file from each system?
 
Old 05-26-2020, 07:55 PM   #17
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So, through the months, the 14.04 partition was getting more unstable. The 16.04 partition is also going bad.
I did not realize the swap partition had become full, causing more problems as it progressed.
What does "getting more unstable" and "also going bad" mean ?. Be exact rather than meaningless terms like that. Show us messages - screen shots/photos in need. What makes you think the swap is full ?.

Where did the "swapon -s" output you posted above come from - the liveUSB or one of the Ubuntu systems ?. Which one ?.
 
Old 05-29-2020, 06:51 PM   #18
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Code:
5 635GB 640GB 5388MB logical linux-swap(v1)
Your /dev/sda5 is a swap partition which is about 5 GB. Where did the 1.1 GB originate from? Version 18 switched from a swap partition to a swap file. 14 and 16 might be sharing the same swap partition but without seeing each /etc/fstab file we can not tell what operating system is associated with what partition(s) or if you are using a swap file. It depends on how you use your computer and what applications you run whether or not your running out of memory. If you have a dozen of tabs open on a old version of firefox that would use up a lot of memory.

Code:
dev/sda9 ext4 73G 63G 6.0G 92% /media/ubuntu/abea86ce-98c8-4ae3-bb03-de28109696d1
/dev/sda8 ext4 104G 99G 8.0K 100% /media/ubuntu/a2aad275-090f-490e-a903-e4b68f52eb19
sda8 being 100% full could pose some problems depending on what it is used for i.e / or /home/ etc. sda9 is 92% which is almost full.

gparted is a graphical front end for parted. You have posted the same information.

Another thing that is interesting is that lsblk reports your sda7 as ext2 but parted reports it as ext4.
Ok. sorry for the late getback.

Are you recommending I run these commands?
 
Old 05-29-2020, 06:59 PM   #19
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Ok. sorry for the late getback.

Are you recommending I run these commands?
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5 635GB 640GB 5388MB logical linux-swap(v1)
Your /dev/sda5 is a swap partition which is about 5 GB. Where did the 1.1 GB originate from? Version 18 switched from a swap partition to a swap file. 14 and 16 might be sharing the same swap partition but without seeing each /etc/fstab file we can not tell what operating system is associated with what partition(s) or if you are using a swap file. It depends on how you use your computer and what applications you run whether or not your running out of memory. If you have a dozen of tabs open on a old version of firefox that would use up a lot of memory.

Code:
dev/sda9 ext4 73G 63G 6.0G 92% /media/ubuntu/abea86ce-98c8-4ae3-bb03-de28109696d1
/dev/sda8 ext4 104G 99G 8.0K 100% /media/ubuntu/a2aad275-090f-490e-a903-e4b68f52eb19
sda8 being 100% full could pose some problems depending on what it is used for i.e / or /home/ etc. sda9 is 92% which is almost full.

gparted is a graphical front end for parted. You have posted the same information.

Another thing that is interesting is that lsblk reports your sda7 as ext2 but parted reports it as ext4.
Ok. sorry for the late getback.

Are you recommending I run these commands?
dev/sda9 ext4 73G 63G 6.0G 92% /media/ubuntu/abea86ce-98c8-4ae3-bb03-de28109696d1
/dev/sda8 ext4 104G 99G 8.0K 100% /media/ubuntu/a2aad275-090f-490e-a903-e4b68f52eb19[/code]

Also, I don't usually have that many tabs at the same time. And I'm not sure how much memory they take up.
 
Old 05-29-2020, 07:25 PM   #20
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No commands just the contents of each OS's /etc/fstab file.
 
Old 05-29-2020, 07:27 PM   #21
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Ok. sorry for the late getback.

Are you recommending I run these commands?
Sorry if answers to question double posts.



I checked the system monitor for memory which shows 978.9 MIB (19.1%) 5 GIB Swap

It also shows I'm using 3.4 GIB (94.1%) of 3.6 GIB 3.6 GIB of memory available

Helpful?
/etc/fstab file
overlay / overlay rw 0 0
tmpfs /tmp tmpfs nosuid,nodev 0 0

Is there is only 1 etc/fstab file per Ubuntu version?
 
Old 05-29-2020, 07:31 PM   #22
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OK
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No commands just the contents of each OS's /etc/fstab file.

Ubuntu 16.04 /etc/fstab

overlay / overlay rw 0 0
tmpfs /tmp tmpfs nosuid,nodev 0 0/etc/fstab file

Is there a way to read the etc/fstab file on the other partition without rebooting into Ubuntu 14.04?

Looking around and found an etc/fstab file that looks more like something you wanted

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda9 during installation
UUID=abea86ce-98c8-4ae3-bb03-de28109696d1 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=25ae5248-b524-46b4-a739-efda2adec424 none swap sw 0 0

Last edited by Gnusboy; 05-29-2020 at 07:38 PM. Reason: Adding info
 
Old 05-29-2020, 07:44 PM   #23
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That is the /etc/fstab of the live version of 16, not the one installed on the hard drive.

Hopefully the root partition of 14 is one of the already mounted filesystems i.e. /media/ubuntu/...../etc.

To verify which version look at the contents of the /media/ubuntu/..../etc/os-release
 
Old 05-29-2020, 10:13 PM   #24
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This is getting no-where. From one of the on-disk systems (tell us which) do the following.
Go here, click on the green "clone or Download" button, and get the zip. When it's finished, open a terminal and "cd Downloads" - there you will find a file bootinfoscript-master.zip. Run "unzip bootinfoscript-master.zip".
Then "cd bootinfoscript-master", and run "sudo ./bootinfoscript". Post the entire RESULTS.txt here.

You haven't answered my questions.

Edit: forgot to mention, you may have to install unzip - should be in the normal repos.

Last edited by syg00; 05-30-2020 at 12:33 AM. Reason: command to execute script, & edit
 
Old 05-30-2020, 06:29 PM   #25
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This is getting no-where. From one of the on-disk systems (tell us which) do the following.
Go here, click on the green "clone or Download" button, and get the zip. When it's finished, open a terminal and "cd Downloads" - there you will find a file bootinfoscript-master.zip. Run "unzip bootinfoscript-master.zip".
Then "cd bootinfoscript-master", and run "sudo ./bootinfoscript". Post the entire RESULTS.txt here.

You haven't answered my questions.

Edit: forgot to mention, you may have to install unzip - should be in the normal repos.
Sorry. The green button doesn't do anything.
 
Old 05-30-2020, 06:48 PM   #26
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Sorry. The green button doesn't do anything.
view attachment - clicking on the large blue Download ZIP ...nothing?
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Old 05-30-2020, 07:39 PM   #27
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You never identified which version os is sda8. Nor the what do mean by unstable.

Whichever one is sda9 will be the one that has the most problems since it is 100 % full. You need to delete or move files to get it below 95.
 
Old 06-05-2020, 07:15 PM   #28
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Hello y'all
Sorry for the the lost time here. Been busy.

I am still trying to figure out the solution to my system problems.
I appreciate your help. I found Gparted installed on my system. I have not found how to do a straight copy/paste
of the Gparted results, so I'm adding some screenshots. Hopefully they are helpful.

/dev/sda
I have another problem: I intended to post the results of /dev/sdb, but had another screenshot to put here, but the error message "unable to capture a screenshot- "Error creating file. Please choose another location and retry" I tried moving it to other folders, but got the same error message. I will try to find a working location to post the SDB data.


/home/ubuntu/Pictures/Gparted File System Support 06-05-20 .png

/home/ubuntu/Pictures/Gparted SDA partition 06-05-20.png

/home/ubuntu/Pictures/Gparted Som 06-05-20 .png
 
Old 06-05-2020, 11:07 PM   #29
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No more screenshots. Those links point to your local live boot, which no one but you can see. Screenshots are the wrong way to post file contents.

I'm assuming based on the filenames of your "links" you are booted into the live image. Let's start over, and do it exactly like this.

First. Open a terminal. Enter the following command.

Code:
df -h
It will spam the terminal. Make sure the terminal window is big enough to see all of it. If you need to re-run the command to make sure you get all of it do it. Then to copy the information from the terminal, highlight with mouse like normal, and hit Ctrl+Shift+c. On your forum post use code tags and paste that information in between the code tags with Ctrl+v. To use the code tags Go Advanced on your reply and look at the # button on the options.
 
Old 06-05-2020, 11:19 PM   #30
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To be certain, I had to check each folder and cross reference them to the external HDD. It took enormous time.
Was just looking at your opening post. Does this mean you have all of your important files backed up to the 1tb drive? If so then don't even try to fix this nightmare. Reinstall and be done with it.
 
  


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