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    Help needed with mounting weirdness....

    I'm sorry, I don't fully understand your question, but you might have just pointed me in the right direction. So I partitioned the disk, then I dis 'sudo mkdir /mars'. Should I have done 'sudo mkfs' instead, to create the mountpoint? keith
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    More disk mounting problems.....

    thanks for the tip. I ran fsck on the partitions. Here's the output of one execution. sudo fdisk /dev/sdc Welcome to fdisk (util-linux 2.34). Changes will remain in memory only, until you decide to write them. Be careful before using the write command. Command (m for help): p Disk /dev/sdc...
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    More disk mounting problems.....

    Hi all, Another problem I"m having. Again I have a server with 3 SDDs. I have a 1tb SDD partitioned with a single partition and installed Ubuntu to successfully. I have second 500 gb SDD with a single partition that I entered a problem for earlier, but I can mount it. I have a third 1tb SDD that...
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    Help needed with mounting weirdness....

    Hi all, I don't have a lot of experience playing with filesystems and such and I'm stuck. Here's what I have: I have a server with three SDDs installed. One is being used for the linux install or system. I'm using Ubuntu 20 and it's up and running fine. I used fdisk to make a full-disk partition...
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    Am I on the right track?

    Problem Solved. Thanks for the help. I went in and replaced the SATA data cable. No change. I then removed the caddy that I had installed the SSD into, thinking I would remove the SDD and plug it directly in to eliminate the Caddy as a point of failure. That didn't work because the connections...
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    Getting started on linux path...

    Inside joke....AIX has a menu driven system for doing a lot of system tasks called System Management Interface Tool or SMIT for short. Anybody who's done any OS level work with AIX is well familiar with it..... keith
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    Having trouble installing a SSD in an older Dell m4300....help?

    I'm using Crucial SSDs in two Thinkpad laptops as we 'speak'. I don't think it's the SSD. Could be wrong, but my gut instinct is that there's something else going on here. BIOS settings, bad cable(s), something...... keith
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    Getting started on linux path...

    There's no SMIT! =:-) keith
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    Totally confused

    One thing to try not to get confused about is the difference between a distro and what a distro's default configuration is. That is, if you install the linux kernal via any of the available distributions, you can basically customize the system to be whatever you want itt to be. That includes the...
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    Am I on the right track?

    Hi all, I recently got hold of a Dell optiplex 9020 sff and I'm configuring it to use as a home server. I removed the hard drive and installed two SSDs, then I removed the optical drive and installed a third SSD. The optical drive has its own SATA power and data cables that were in the machine...
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    How to use non system disks in Linux

    So I've got a server that I've installed 3 SSD drives into. My intention is to use one of the drives as the 'root' drive, where software will be installed, home directories will live, etc. (btw this is for a home server where I'm basically the only user) The other two drives will be put into a...
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