[nmglug] Fwd: Older computer,
ted.pome at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 10:16:23 PST 2022
NMGLUGers, We have another question for tonight's meeting, what follows is
part of an exchange on upgrade and encryption.
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From: Ted Pomeroy <ted.pome at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Feb 17, 2022 at 10:35 AM
Subject: Re: [nmglug] Older computer,
NMGLUGers & Mike, I do not encrypt as that does make it difficult for
changes to a partition. You can wait for other replies, but I will venture
a solution. In my case I pulled a spare hard drive out of the closet and
just did a fresh install after making the swap. No data is lost, but for
you getting your files back or transferred will be an issue. A
non-encrypted backup to external media and fresh install would work, too.
Or, flush the apt cache - look this up on the net or in 'man apt' to get an
idea of how to free up space. AND, you might wait till April and get the
next LTS from Ubuntu, or look at Debian 11 as an alternate.
Do hope to see you tonight, we can talk about upgrade options. Thank you,
On Thu, Feb 17, 2022 at 8:58 AM palmolive wrote:
> Ted - thanks for keeping the GLUG going!
> It has been a while since I have reached out but the time has come.
> Every time I try to update my ubuntu 18.04 machine it gives an error that
> not enough space to complete updates. Based on the information I could
> find on the internet it seems like the partition is too small but I have no
> idea how to fix this. Based on my reading, I think this is complicated by
> the fact I turned on encryption. It looks like upgrading to 20.04 might
> help but I think the partition still needs to be enlarged and I am not sure
> if that is an option during the upgrade.
> At any rate, I am hoping someone has some experience/advice to help me
> sort this out.
> Thanks for any assistance. I will try to drop into meeting tonight.
> On 2/16/22 3:41 PM, Ted Pomeroy wrote:
> NMGLUGers, I am amusing myself with an Optiplex 790, from about 2012. It's
> the small size, 4"x12"x14". It was rehabbed with a poor W-10 install, but I
> have replace that with Debian Bullseye (11). I have had a few problems with
> the integrated Intel graphics, It is a Core i5 with 2nd generation
> integrated gpu.
> Kernel 5.10.0-11-amd64 did not work with my 27" monitor, but reverting to
> 5.10.0-8-amd64 seemed to fix the problem. Now as a discard, there may be
> physical damage to the unit - some usb ports seem dead or iffy. I did find
> it odd that sometimes I get full resolution and sometimes not. I am hope to
> keep working on this unit as the size is good and it has a slim dvd optical
> drive that can be useful.
> We have a meeting tomorrow and I hope to be on time this week. It is noted
> on my calendar: 17 Feb 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, at
> Hope we have some interesting topics.
> Thank you, Ted P
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