[nmglug] new laptop

Satsangat Khalsa satsangat at khalsa.com
Sat Aug 3 21:39:14 PDT 2019

You could do a "low level" format on SCSI drives and we could resurrect
really malcontent hard drives like that.  In someway SATA drives are
supposed to have some SCSI hardware capablitiies.  Does anybody know how
he could do that?  Anyhow, it seems like you should do surgery on that
drive and  reload some kind of real basic linux like Puppy till your sure
it won't misbehave anymore.

On Sat, Aug 3, 2019 at 8:14 AM Brian O'Keefe <okeefe at cybermesa.com> wrote:

> Now the joy of migrating my email and browser data! BTW, my older ACER has
> decided to open directories in FF instead of Nautilus. Any idea of how to
> stop this bead behavior or why it started?
> On 8/1/19 6:04 PM, Satsangat Khalsa wrote:
> Congrats on the new Asus
> On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 6:27 PM Brian O'Keefe <okeefe at cybermesa.com>
> wrote:
>> Howdy all,
>> I bought a on-sale laptop. It's an: ASUS VivoBook 15.6" FHD Laptop,
>> Quad-Core Ryzen 5 2500U Processor (up to 3.6 GHz) with Radeon Vega 8
>> Graphics, 8 GB DDR4, 256 GB M.2 SSD, 802.11ac Wi-Fi - F505ZA-DH51. It's a
>> race car for me at least. I downloaded Ubunu 19.04 and made a bootable USB
>> drive and installed. Boy is it good looking! I can't wait to get all of my
>> data migrated but I am. As you see the SSD is not so large as the 1TB I
>> have on my old ACER. I thought that I was using about 45% disk space and
>> was not, of course, worried because the drive is so large capacity. I never
>> finished migrating all of my data from my previous and hosed 500GBSSD that
>> Mark helped, or actually did, save so I have some scattered data on the
>> ACER and on the 500SSD. In prepping to start moving stuff around I used the
>> GUI Disk Analyzer and very much to my surprise I found files of up to
>> 49GB!! I have 5 or 6 WINE programs I run and that shows up as a 39GB
>> folder. Now that makes no sense at all, as is the case with several other
>> folders. I have a folder for my activism stuff and that's 29GB which is
>> outlandishly wrong. So the Disk analyzer is wrong or somehow these folders
>> have been growing on their own, bloating like a president's ego. My Q is,
>> what console tool would give me the disk usage in a tree-like format (I
>> know not like a GUI but a list from highest to lowest size of folders). Is
>> this possible?
>> It appears that if the GUI Disk Analyzer is correct then I can lose a few
>> items, like the wine programs, VMs and other unnecessaries and have plenty
>> of space on the new drive. I had planned to use the 1TB drive as a storage
>> device for my 10,000+ photos, etc. This would work but I don't trust the
>> GUI and don't want to start some weird event and lose data nor do I want to
>> transfer mostly useless data that is actually  a couple Gigs and not the
>> tens of GB I am seeing.
>> I'll check out the forums for a console command but i thought I'd go to
>> the best first.
>> Cheers
>> Brian
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