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Installation / Re: SWAP PARTITION vs Swap File
« on: June 28, 2019, 08:32:30 pm »
Can I use this same procedure on Ubuntu 18.4,  though physically that swap partition is 85mb away?

Installation / Re: SWAP PARTITION vs Swap File
« on: June 27, 2019, 03:36:13 pm »
OK. It worked on the second try.
Filename            Type      Size   Used   Priority
/dev/sda11                                partition   7813116   0   -2

Can I delete the swapfile now? Is that the right priority?

Installation / Re: SWAP PARTITION vs Swap File
« on: June 24, 2019, 06:04:50 pm »
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/dev/sda1: LABEL="ESP" UUID="9C80-D259" TYPE="vfat" PARTLABEL="EFI system partition" PARTUUID="7bee0daf-acfa-416a-a7d3-414d45abd61a"
/dev/sda3: LABEL="OS" UUID="BAA8EA4EA8EA0929" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="1e6dc271-0ec5-4fb2-8f86-02b2dff4baae"
/dev/sda4: UUID="48DA8D62DA8D4D5E" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="40bcb38c-2674-407b-9843-d8a711e3ee9a"
/dev/sda5: LABEL="DATA200--NTSF" UUID="5890DAB290DA95BA" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="c76c2290-0fad-45cc-b850-57eb96ee768a"
/dev/sda6: LABEL="LIAM" UUID="DCA2052EA2050F28" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="ff2b4905-098b-4743-89ca-b6ef6569d306"
/dev/sda7: LABEL="PHOTOG" UUID="FE348AD8348A92F7" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="8c25e779-1fac-4f6c-9010-f4da71af93ea"
/dev/sda8: LABEL="VIDEO" UUID="36482AA6482A6539" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="f93c48cc-e26e-4b71-91f4-0f8ee0792e38"
/dev/sda9: LABEL="Inspir" UUID="30325EEF325EB994" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="99c9aab5-2d80-47b5-9b41-00ea611b34f0"
/dev/sda10: LABEL="UBUNTU18.4.2" UUID="06145b54-fc8c-457a-8d18-fd356c9dc60a" TYPE="ext4" PARTLABEL="/" PARTUUID="312cf531-2038-450e-9651-cbeb1b43166a"
/dev/sda11: UUID="fb384122-583e-4905-a243-24c1a672eb92" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="709e6604-49b8-43e5-b227-0a16d0822865"
/dev/sda12: UUID="5ca2ed63-200e-47b0-a5ba-d3ea2f69dd92" TYPE="ext4" PARTLABEL="Peppermint9" PARTUUID="82e65324-aa9a-4498-bacf-6d858d8739c5"
/dev/sda13: LABEL="DATA-Ext" UUID="973448ed-a6ad-407d-90c3-ae801c7e6fc7" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="c66aee3f-d0c5-4769-bc4e-2937a1def736"
/dev/sda14: UUID="407acd69-a9b6-4b30-b13a-f64009e61f13" TYPE="crypto_LUKS" PARTUUID="73f30b7a-3cf9-43fa-8a84-352266d212d5"
/dev/sda15: LABEL="WINRETOOLS" UUID="EC5450C054508EE8" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="c07a61c7-af87-40fa-b710-298414d374be"
/dev/sda16: LABEL="Image" UUID="442C51AB2C5198AE" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="bcb9ab22-4aec-43dd-b2e1-74efa05e1418"
/dev/sda17: LABEL="DELLSUPPORT" UUID="10E23F27E23F1088" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="ce1d4056-572b-4b2e-a43c-5dbcba683597"
/dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop1: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop2: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop3: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/sda2: PARTLABEL="Microsoft reserved partition" PARTUUID="810a91bc-e57b-4fef-9243-663615c23046"

Installation / Re: SWAP PARTITION vs Swap File
« on: June 23, 2019, 04:26:02 pm »
             total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:           7846        1593         640         226        5613        5746
Swap:           926           0         926

/swapfile                                 file       948408   0   -2

 /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/sda12 during installation
UUID=5ca2ed63-200e-47b0-a5ba-d3ea2f69dd92 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /boot/efi was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=9C80-D259  /boot/efi       vfat    umask=0077      0       1
/swapfile                                 none            swap    sw              0       0

Still using the Swap File, I guess. What des the FSTAB tell you?

Installation / Re: SWAP PARTITION vs Swap File
« on: June 21, 2019, 10:44:45 am »
OK. I installed GParted, formated the SWAP partition as SWAP, then set the flag (didn't show before).

How do i test if it is now using the SWAP partition, and if so, and then can I delete the Swap file in root?

Oh, I know Windows doesn't use Ubuntu Swap, I'm not a compete moron.

Well, would updating the stack to HWE 4.x give you many new updates? I got updates up to about May 22

Does this all apply to Peppermint 5 also??? It is 5 years now, if it was based 14.4 Ubuntu, and I see it's getting almost no updates.  If not, can you provide instructions for Pep5, if it is possible to upgrade it?

Installation / Re: SWAP PARTITION vs Swap File
« on: June 04, 2019, 05:27:34 pm »
OK, MOST of the time I think won't need much SWAP at all, with 8gb RAM and I5...    a 1gb file is fine (can I expand that somewhere?), but for some things like serious video editing, or maybe those hideous Windows "Version Feature Updates", I will, I presume.  There is no informational anywhere that I read that a dedicated SWAP partition was now obsolete or not recommended, and the Installation was strange- it just chose a partition, luckily the one I created named Peppermint, never asked where I wanted to put it; or anything about a Swap partition. Freaked me out for a while.

Installation / Re: SWAP PARTITION vs Swap File
« on: May 18, 2019, 08:26:15 pm »
Would doing that in GParted also make it findable to Peppermint??  Mostly I'm going to mostly use Pep9 (hate the Ubuntu file manager and the applications layout), so I see in DISKS Program that EDIT PARTITION has a LINUX SWAP type file- should I check "System Partition" checkbox?

Can we update this for Peppermint 9??

To say make it default boot up Windows, would one just change the GRUB boot on Peppermint from  DEFAULT BOOT= sda,12   to =sda,3

Installation / Re: SWAP PARTITION vs Swap File
« on: May 17, 2019, 10:08:51 pm »
No didn't set swapon flag, thought Pep would search for any partition called SWAP.  I created the Windows Partitions in Windows, then the EXT4 partitions in Ubuntu (I think).  Playing with it in Pep9 "Disks", in Mount Options, should I list SWAPON in the line with nosuid, nodev, nofail, x-gvfs-show..... and where exactly? Oh, I see EDIT PARTITION has a LINUX SWAP type file- should I check "System Partition" checkbox? If I do that will Pep9 just pick it up on bootup or must it be led by the nose?  [Or should I do it from Ubuntu 18.4?] I remember obvious such flags in GParted, whatever happened to that? Can I install GParted, seems it's discontinued, because the DISKS doesn't let me move partitions, which with 17, I have to.

Well, youz didn't answer the question - is having a separate near SWAP partition better or a Swap file??? My Ubuntu partition is +90gb, is that too big a jump for back and forth writes? The SWAP Partition is just before Pep. How would I resize the Swap file?  I don't really have too much space on Peppermint, planned all data to be on EXT-DATA partition, shareable with Ubuntu.

Installation / SWAP PARTITION vs Swap File
« on: May 16, 2019, 04:52:41 pm »
I set up a 8gb SWAP partition physically after Ubuntu and before Peppermint, and created the Peppermint Ext 4 Partition BEFORE Pep9 Installation. On Installation (from TRY PEP) I was presented with almost no options, I think it just picked the right partition, nothing about SWAP either, so it is creating a 1 gb Swap internal file. Is it better to leave that, or force it to use the SWAP partition?  Is the Swap file increased in size as needed? In most normal use with 8gb RAM, you don't need much Swap, but when I do video editing, that might become an issue.

AHA, Fast Startup WAS turned back on, obviously by some update, though I thought I checked it after the first time it wouldn't write.
 Well, why did booting up in recovery mode allow NTFS writing? It didn't allow writing to ANY Windows partition then (6), they can't all be "dirty".  First thing I did was shut off Fast Start-up, Hibernation, Secure Boot, Smartbyte, anything that could interfere with dual boot, or any harware/bios updates and only do full shutdowns.

Oh, when it asks "Do you want to empty trash" on closing Windows partitions, should I say yes or no? Any Peppermint tricks for Dells, had a douzy of a time getting both volume control and brightness Function keys (F2,3,11,12) to work correctly. Any way to force text editor to always save as .txt? To get it to default boot to Windows (better with all off their updates), you would edit Pepperrmint Grub: default boot (SDA,12) to (SDA,3)?

Curses, booting up Pep normally, and it again can't write to Windows. So it seems it must be a problem with Peppermint. I made a /swap file (not during installation, before; physically between Peppermint and Ubuntu partitions) but it doesn't mount it, and creates a 1 gb swapfile in file system / Also notice a SD card isn't auto mounting- I have to click on it in file manager
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$ mount
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,nosuid,relatime,size=3995384k,nr_inodes=998846,mode=755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,size=803512k,mode=755)
/dev/sda12 on / type ext4 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered)
securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
tmpfs on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,size=5120k)
tmpfs on /sys/fs/cgroup type tmpfs (ro,nosuid,nodev,noexec,mode=755)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/unified type cgroup2 (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,nsdelegate)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,xattr,name=systemd)
pstore on /sys/fs/pstore type pstore (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
efivarfs on /sys/firmware/efi/efivars type efivarfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/freezer type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,freezer)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/hugetlb type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,hugetlb)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/memory type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,memory)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/net_cls,net_prio type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,net_cls,net_prio)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/perf_event type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,perf_event)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/cpu,cpuacct type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,cpu,cpuacct)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/blkio type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,blkio)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/devices type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,devices)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/cpuset type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,cpuset)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/pids type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,pids)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/rdma type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,rdma)
systemd-1 on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type autofs (rw,relatime,fd=27,pgrp=1,timeout=0,minproto=5,maxproto=5,direct,pipe_ino=3489)
mqueue on /dev/mqueue type mqueue (rw,relatime)
debugfs on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw,relatime)
hugetlbfs on /dev/hugepages type hugetlbfs (rw,relatime,pagesize=2M)
configfs on /sys/kernel/config type configfs (rw,relatime)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw,relatime)
sunrpc on /run/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw,relatime)
/var/lib/snapd/snaps/core_6673.snap on /snap/core/6673 type squashfs (ro,nodev,relatime,x-gdu.hide)
/var/lib/snapd/snaps/midori_451.snap on /snap/midori/451 type squashfs (ro,nodev,relatime,x-gdu.hide)
/dev/sda1 on /boot/efi type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0077,dmask=0077,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
tmpfs on /run/user/1000 type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,size=803508k,mode=700,uid=1000,gid=1000)
gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/1000/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=1000,group_id=1000)
/dev/fuse on /run/user/1000/doc type fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=1000,group_id=1000)
/dev/sda3 on /media/mako-pep9/OS type fuseblk (ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper=udisks2)

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 dmesg | grep mount
[    6.130696] EXT4-fs (sda12): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
[    8.528103] systemd[1]: Set up automount Arbitrary Executable File Formats File System Automount Point.
[    9.154461] EXT4-fs (sda12): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro


Oh, no I need the microphone for Viber Skype, Audio Recording. So Duplex analogue is the default?

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