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    Recovering files/directories from broken tarballs

    I have several large uncompressed tar files (10 -70 GB) that have become corrupted. Their life process has been creation on my laptop -> splitting into 4 GB .tar.part* -> copy onto USB stick -> uploaded on a different PC to a cloud service -> then the reverse process. Since these files are...
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    Removing and reinserting USB stick makes file 0 byte

    I don't know that it happens in multiple machines. It happens in one desktop PC when I try and use the USB stick to move a file (which has been downloaded to that PC) to my laptop. In fact, after clearly verifying that the file is there (both by looking at it in the file manager and playing the...
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    Removing and reinserting USB stick makes file 0 byte

    Sure, I know about things not geting written immediately when it says it's done, but as I stated above, I confirmed the file was there. And then it wasn't.
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    Removing and reinserting USB stick makes file 0 byte

    Well, that shouldn't matter when there is only a 200 MB file there. I have used it previously to transfer several 4 GB files at once.
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    Removing and reinserting USB stick makes file 0 byte

    I have been experiencing some instances where one of the files I have downloaded to the 32 GB USB stick are turned into a 0 byte file. I only now clearly identfied it happening. Even when I attempt to re-download, the same thing happens when the USB stick is removed and reinserted. Refreshing...
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    Looking for archiving software that can do no compression and output to multiple files of certain size [SOLVED]

    Yes, I tried going the command line route using tar and split and I managed! Thank you, though!
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    Looking for archiving software that can do no compression and output to multiple files of certain size [SOLVED]

    I have a couple of apps that can be used from the file manager which do have the option of archiving to multiple files of certain size, engrampa being one. The issue is that these compress by default. As I am archiving a directory structure of media files containing more than 50 GB compressing...
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    Advice on partitioning scheme for dual distros on older laptop

    On another note, would using the same username and password on both distros be sufficient to avoid problems accessing files across boots?
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    Advice on partitioning scheme for dual distros on older laptop

    Right! I watched a video tutorial on doing just that, but from the comments I gathered that would be a risky proposition at best. Thanks for the sizes advice also! Yes, I think a separate partition for media files would look nicer, but that's more cosmetics.
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    Advice on partitioning scheme for dual distros on older laptop

    I clarified my query that I am intending to run a dual boot Linux system. Sorry about that…
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    Advice on partitioning scheme for dual distros on older laptop

    I have a 9 year old laptop with 475 GB HD and would like some general suggestions on how to allocate partition space on the hard disk. I would like as much space as possible for storing media files. The dual combo I am leaning towards running is Linux Mint and EndeavourOS. I would also like...
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    Fixing Mint partition with GParted [CHANGED TITLE]

    I have changed the title of the thread because I sense that the basic problem I came here to find assistance with seems to go largely unnoticed and the solutions and directions being suggested to me don't address the issue with attempting to following the instructions in the GParted Manual for...
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    Fixing Mint partition with GParted [CHANGED TITLE]

    Mint is already among the grub boot options. The problem that started this was described in the other thread to which I have provided a link in the first post in this thread. However, I suppose it suffices to recount that the Mint boot halts with the following appearing: You are now in recovery...
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    Fixing Mint partition with GParted [CHANGED TITLE]

    No, that's all fine. The possibilities for ambiguities here are legion. sda6 is Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (not live, so I have two copies of this OS, one on sda6 and one on the live usb). sda5 only contains data that I moved over from the ntfs partitions that are now gone, almost exclusively media files.
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    Fixing Mint partition with GParted [CHANGED TITLE]

    Sure, but my predicament was that I didn't have sufficient storage media to backup those files. In any case, I had decided I was getting rid of Windows, so I went ahead and deleted Windows OS files. Then I proceeded to consolidate the numerous partitions using GParted. And, as I have described...
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    Fixing Mint partition with GParted [CHANGED TITLE]

    From what I have shared already there clearly is a /sys/firmware/ and the hard drive has not been cleaned (if by 'cleaned' you mean deleted). As I have shared already I do have dmidecode and I have shared the output from it.
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    Fixing Mint partition with GParted [CHANGED TITLE]

    To clarify, the last two replies from me to captain-sensible and dos2unix, respectively, shows output from a straight boot with the memory stick. The outputs that I have shared in comments above these are from booting with the memory stick and the going through steps 3, 4 and 6 of the GParted...
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    Fixing Mint partition with GParted [CHANGED TITLE]

    $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 1.9G 0 1.9G 0% /dev tmpfs 381M 12M 370M 3% /run /dev/sdb1 2.9G 2.9G 0 100% /cdrom /dev/loop0 2.1G 2.1G 0 100% /rofs...
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    Fixing Mint partition with GParted [CHANGED TITLE]

    $ sudo dmidecode 3.2 |grep '64' Runtime Size: 64 kB Maximum Capacity: 64 GB Total Width: 64 bits Data Width: 64 bits Data Width: 64 bits 64-bit capable I'm sorry for being unable to relate to the rest of your reply. If it is necessary please advice what info or...
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    Fixing Mint partition with GParted [CHANGED TITLE]

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda8 146G 128G 5.2G 97% / udev 1.9G 0 1.9G 0% also, the outpur of ls /sys/formware/efi confirms that the system uses UEFI. (I checked how to check)
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