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 Forum: General   Topic: Using MX14 for a home server

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:45 pm 

Replies: 8
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I'm pretty sure that someone (kmathern maybe) posted steps to convert a 32 bit OS to 64 bit. Not sure if it dealt with MX14 specifically or not.

 Forum: General   Topic: Test Repos - On or Off in Synaptic?

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:35 pm 

Replies: 11
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Well I have had problems with general upgrades with the CR enabled (using Mepis 11). It's been quite a while and I do not believe those problems had anything to do with the skill level of the Packagers. It was (I believe) because some packages were more advanced than Synaptic could resolve. Perhaps ...

 Forum: Hardware General   Topic: Reformatting vs Deleting

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:34 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 442

Thanks Lucky, I am a bit out of date. So we are dealing with electric charges rather than magnetic, but the principle is still the same, what wears out? I'm not up on the physics of Flash Memory, but they only have a lifetime of so many uses. I read that for most home Users this translates to sever...

 Forum: General   Topic: Test Repos - On or Off in Synaptic?

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:19 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 197

Generally it's recommended that you do not do an upgrade with any of the Community Repositories enabled. Enable them and install what you need then disable them.

 Forum: Hardware General   Topic: Reformatting vs Deleting

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:48 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 442

Transistors aren't magnetic.
Regarding SSD longevity only so many times will the transistor be able to be reprogrammed. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_memory

 Forum: General Topics   Topic: Need Intel hardware (mobo) advice

Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:31 pm 

Replies: 18
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I think it has more to do with what's in the Hisory of the OS than anything else. But that's just a guess. (I gave up gambling a long time ago because of my guesses)

 Forum: 64-bit Regulars   Topic: root filesystem check failed....need fsck options MEPIS 12

Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:22 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 116

fsck is a very nice system tool. It is worth a read of it's man page/s.

 Forum: General   Topic: Formated a hard drive, How to recover files lost?

Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:46 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 213

Photorec is designed for recovery of files. I'm fairly sure that it doesn't need 3 times the size for it's output. If it does then you should be able to recover different parts as needed. Not sure if it or TestDisk are GPT-enabled yet. @Stevo: Spinrite/Spinright is a name that comes to mind when I t...

 Forum: Regulars   Topic: Need suggestions troubleshooting rsync backups (MEPIS 1

Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:04 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 1550

Many will recommend Ext4. I would also. (I use Ext2 on my External HDDs because I don'e use them except for backing up.)

 Forum: Testimonials   Topic: MX-14 Perfect match for my needs -- Thank You Developers

Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:00 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 141

Welcome to the forum blackadder! :welcome:
As you've found out, MX14 does what 99% of Linux Users need to do.
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