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When you are having problems booting your computer and your working on it.
DO NOT set your only bootable usb on the box that has a 40w 32mm exciter!
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About a month ago i noticed my 2t hard drive was almost full and the computer was getting slower and slower... on boot and in use.
i started with a timeshift. That did nothing to help. Then i moved all my video to a external HDD and deleted from the computer ordered new ram and flowed up with anther timeshift.
Thats when i started to need the boot USB:rolleyes:
My video file shows its empty but [Disks] shows no more space and [system monitor] is telling me that two of my CPU cores are running at 100%+- the others at 20%+- .
Did a s.m.a.r.t. on the drive and it tested ok.
Then i got the RAM and started playing with it and it got worse!
The usb sitting on a big magnet for 18+-hr did not help.
i did get the computer booted BUT it took about 45min and now it sees my 2t SATA as IDE!?!? o_O
LOL time to do 41 updates.
 
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LOL now my root is full and swap running at 92%.
 

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Some clearing partitions and formatting, and a nice clean install, might just be in your future!

I'm not even gonna speculate on a fix for that.
 

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Moving this to General Linux - good luck, @Hillbilly H

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Thank you all! i started this thread to vent some frustration. LOL
Some clearing partitions and formatting, and a nice clean install, might just be in your future!
LOL Nope its in my past. After five trips to school to get on line. 4hrs of looking for a solution to the newest problem. (login, black........) the fix i found did not work. then i grabbed one of my HDD clones. :rolleyes: You know what if you clone a $hit HDD you get anther one like it :rolleyes:
Well back to school and made a mint 21usb and started fresh. Now ive got 50min more for the backup to finish transferring.
The day was not a total loss. i got to vent frustration and give a physics dimension to the kids.
it involved a 30gl barrel of slime at 25psi and a 2bore. :D
 
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Mint 21 - let me see if I come up with any ideas.

Cheers and get a good night's sleep

Chris
 

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Then i moved all my video to a external HDD and deleted from the computer ordered new ram and flowed up with anther timeshift.
Thats when i started to need the boot USB:rolleyes:
Why?
It would not boot without using the usb ?
 
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:confused:**Some times it would boot others i had to boot from usb to try and fix it.** :confused:
 

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If this were my PC I would be doing a Fresh Install

But before you do, try and figure out where you are going wrong. There must be some part of the procedure that you are not doing correctly.

@Brickwizard has a typed out blurb which is not too bad to follow. If he would be so kind as to reproduce it here, that is something you could follow.
 

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DO NOT set your only bootable usb on the box that has a 40w 32mm exciter!
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typed out blurb which is not too bad to follow.
morning Brian
the installation guide is for beginners, I think HB is past that stage

@Hillbilly H In your position [if you have the time] I would be inclined to save every file and folder I needed to keep, to an external storage device, wipe, re-format the drive and re-install, it will be a pain in the butt but probably quicker and more effective than sodding around trying to save the current installation.
You also mentioned a problem with the ram, did you manage to fix it?
 
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I would be doing a Fresh Install
I would be inclined to save every file and folder I needed to keep, to an external storage device, wipe, re-format the drive and re-install
i did a wipe,reformatted a different drive and installed mint 21 yesterday. Transferred my backup last night. Now i need to use my dock and try and retrieve stuff that did not get in the backup. E.G. audio files i was working on.
try and figure out where you are going wrong
i think its many things. All the addons, programs... for the school was looked at and tested by me. i think when the programs...where removed some may have left ( bits and pieces ).
(Time shift) Way to many!
You also mentioned a problem with the ram, did you manage to fix it?
LOL Yep got a refund. The seller told me to download HIS program so HE can diagnose the problem. i responded with "i use Linux and your program will not work with my distro"
a few hrs later i had a refund. :)

P.S. My computer is way faster.
P.S.S. Do not worry me no teach spelling,grammar....
 
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