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How to change swap area partition?

I'm using Elementary on Lenovo S540 laptop, which has separate HDD and SSD. I've installed OS on the SSD and create a swap area. Can i delete this swap on SSD and create another on HDD?
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Battery consumption

Elementary OS is installed on my hard disk drive. All the Debian based Linux distros I have tried out, including Elementary have one common issue - the battery consumption is huge, compared to the ...
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How to clone elementary OS to new SSD

How can I clone my current elementary OS installation to a new SSD (or HDD) while keeping all my data and programs. I have done a lot of tweaking and I do not want to have to redo it.Also is there ...
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Hard drive not seen by elementary's installer

This is similar to this question. While trying to install elementary OS as a dual boot to existing Windows, the elementary's installer does not "see" the target HDD: It can only see an external HDD (...
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Moving only Elementary Hera OS from a 1Tb HDD to a 120Gb SSD

I have a Dell Inspiration 15 5555 with Elementary OS Hera which has a base 1Tb HDD, but I wanted upgrade it and recently install a 120Gb SSD using a caddy replacing my DVD/optical drive. Now I want to ...
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Is it possible to extend the HDD with a USB Drive

I'm new to Elementary OS and Linux in general (other than my ASUS router and some use of a Raspberry pi), and I have a cheap Dell Inspiron 14 3473 laptop with a measly 32GB HDD. I successfully ...
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Using HDD as steam backup

I just became a linux user for a about a 4 weeks now I started with POP OS but didn't really like it. until I installed elementary OS pretty much like how it looks! and enjoying it atm, but! when I ...
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Disk Encryption Juno/Windows 10 - Dual Boot from separate hard drive

I have two separate drives with Window and EOS Juno. I'd like to encrypt both systems but want to avoid any booting issues. Any recommendation how this can be achieved? Model: SAMSUNG MZVLB512HAJQ-...
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cannot install elementary OS by usb or hdd

gggrr please help!! OK my situation: I'm struggling with my 32bit MacBook with a defect dvd drive. Managed to make an bootable USB stick, but the macbook won't recognize this stick, when booting up ...
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Unable to boot from HDD

I am new at elementary OS and alternative OS in general. I've just installed elementary in my laptop (Acer Aspire 512, which was extremely slow even it is pretty new) and I am not able to boot from ...
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How do I install Elementary OS in my SSD and use my HDD ase the home folder to store all other files like documents, media and games?

I've read a lot of articles and watched videos, it is still not clear to me. Kindly provide some simple instructions and steps that I can directly follow.
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eOS and Win 10 can't see eachother files in an External HDD formatted NTFS

I bought this Seagate Expansion Drive with 2TB of space so I could backup files from both machines I have, one with Elementary OS and another with Win 10. It worked at first but weirdly it seems not ...
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All my files under my HDD is read-only

can anyone help to fix my hdd. All the access is read-only after I reboot my laptop. I already tried to change the ownership and owner but still, I cannot save anything because all my files are read-...
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How to fix 3584 alignment offset issue during installation

So I made the acquisition of a Seagate Backup Plus Slim to use as an external hard-drive for a laptop that years later now refuses to acknowledge either the internal HDD or SSD. I'm having issues ...
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Recover partition OR data

So I was installing Loki in a Macbook 6.1 (late 2009). All was fine until the formating part. It wasn't a system failure only my own dumbassery; in the HDD there was this backup partition that I ...