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    Hi @wizardfromoz , I've been busy dealing with a move and dealing with a crash on my old box running suse 15.2. I'm looking forward to trying to fix that box. I'm also reading more about UEFI and trying to understand WHY I should convert. I'm not convinced right now on major advantages to...
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    Thanks for the heads up @wizardfromoz, be safe.
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    Hi @wizardfromoz , After a little research about my long boot time (even after removing the debian partition) this fixed it: [[email protected]] % sudo update-initramfs -ukall Cheers, Gary
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    Hi @wizardfromoz, here is the boot-repair report just generated after reformatting the debian partition. boot-repair-4ppa130 [20210625_1407] ============================= Boot Repair Summary ============================== Recommended repair...
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    Understood @wizardfromoz I did read that the official release is due end of July so I will wait until then. I will delete the install I did and wait for further instructions from you. Cheers, Gary
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    Thanks @captain-sensible I'll give that one a try! Let's see if it behaves better. For a test I plugged in an older USB wifi that is way slower and it was recognized right away with debian 11.
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    Hi @wizardfromoz, You will probably be upset at me but I just couldn't stop myself from installing debian 11 :) I'm quite disappointed that my nice USB wifi adapter is not being recognized and it appears that the drivers required are there since my iso had non-free included. I'm noticing some...
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    [[email protected]] % blkid | grep /dev/sda /dev/sda1: UUID="e8645beb-da4e-4e00-a91c-dda8253281e1" TYPE="ext4" PARTLABEL="Linux filesystem" PARTUUID="a7b0e990-02b8-428e-b40c-053d4bb1b7ad" /dev/sda2: UUID="04f6632f-1752-47d6-8893-36f9b5dd0c8d" TYPE="swap" PARTLABEL="Linux swap"...
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    1) The entry for /dev/sda2 had an opportunity to click swapon, which I did. [[email protected]] % cat /etc/fstab # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name...
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    I forgot to mention I did NOT do any UEFI stuff. That was kind of too scary to create, it made me nervous just reading about the procedure :) --Gary
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    More progress: I converted the SSD /dev/sda to GPT with no issues. Screen shot attached. I now have 3 partitions for potential distros, of course we are using one of the for Mint 19.3. I was afraid to delete the original /dev/sda5 /boot partition. I think we are not using it anymore since I...
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    Hi @wizardfromoz , I've already blown away all older snapshots and created a fresh one. I really love timeshift. It has saved my butt a few times. I look forward to your new entry tomorrow morning my time. -Gary
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    Weekend update: I successfully converted /dev/sdb to GPT with NO issues, screenshot below. I stretched /dev/sdb1 to 2.68TB which is my common /home dir for the other distros when installed, each distro will have a unique username. I added /dev/sdb2 984GB partition which timeshift is now using...
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    Funny you bring up timeshift location @wizardfromoz ! When I started digging in to where most of my data was in /dev/sda1 sure enough it was timeshift. So I moved it recently to /dev/sdb1 now. As you can see from gparted result on /dev/sda1 we are at "normal" disk usage now for / (about 25G)...
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    Latest update: After trying a few times I was able to move my /var back to the original / location which means I have a cleaner /dev/sdb HD now. So we can take that off my list. Cheers, Gary
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    I had a feeling my dmesg output looked different so after using the -C flag to clear dmesg now I'm seeing the swap lines you wanted to see. [[email protected]] % dmesg | eg -i swap [ 0.000445] Spectre V1 : Mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization [ 1.058096]...
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    Sounds good Wiz. —Gary
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    Actually Wiz, there are NO "swap" occurrences during my dmesg?
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    System: Host: linux-mint Kernel: 5.3.0-53-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.5.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.14.1 Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Machine: Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: B450M Pro4 serial: <filter> UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v...
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