After modifying ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs you have to run
for the changes to take effect. If this doesn't work for you, try
xdg-user-dirs-update --set DOCUMENTS /media/charles/4ACE6B6ACE6B4D6F/Users/Charles/Documents
to explicitly set the documents folder to your desired path.
First that "Tech Guy" didn't knew a thing or is lying to you if he never saw a message like that. You can even Google it and you'll find dozens of articles about this, even your exact same issue.
The message you saw was a notice from the system that an error on the disk was detected, so it wanted you to run a command manually RUN fsck MANUALLY
A fragment ...
Open up a terminal and type:
sudo cryptsetup luksChangeKey /dev/sda5 -S 0
If you want to add another passphrase:
sudo cryptsetup luksAddKey /dev/sda5
If you want to see which keyslots are enabled:
sudo cryptsetup luksDump /dev/sda5
If you want to erase keyslot #1:
sudo cryptsetup luksRemoveKey /dev/sda5 -S 1
DO NOT erase the last remaining keyslot ...
The best possible thing I can think of is 'your options did not save' at the time of partitioning and the installer somehow pointed to system defaults. Did you really save your partition settings before proceeding (and did not do back/forward clicks)?
Install gnome-disks using the command
sudo apt-get install gnome-disk-utility
The open it using sudo gnome-disks
Select the partition you want to mount. Click the gear-icon and the on Edit mount options
Disable the automatic mount option and Check the box stating Mount on Startup
In fact, having the swap space twice the size of your RAM is only a guideline. Actually with 8 GB of physical RAM you won't need much swap space: you might want to keep the one and delete the other partition. If you want to use swap encryption you should keep the cryptswap if not, keep the other one.
However, to hibernate you must have at least the same ...
Don't touch the kernel, please, if you need space there's other places you can chop and vandalize. There's a reason you always have two version of the kernel in the system. And apt always tells you to remove the old (3rd one) when you upgrade it.
apt has space to fix itself, why didn't you answer Y (yes) when you ran sudo apt install -f?
elementary OS is able to read macOS HFS+ disks.
If you want to write to HFS+ disks from elementary OS, you need to install some additional software.
Alternatively, to avoid any possible mess with HFS+ disks being written to by Linux (and if you don't plan to use your Mac drives for booting your Mac) you can reformat your macOS drives to exFAT file system, ...
All connected media (CD, flash disk, SD) should automatically appear in this section in Files:
Try to be patient, it can theoretically take somewhere around a minute if your computer has a bad day 😉
If it doesn't appear, chances are you're missing a driver for the SD reader. Try running lspci and look for the model of your reader. It's probably Realtech ...
Complementing @maccer response, in addition to generating a USB stick properly using Rufus (Windows) or Etcher (Linux) I recommend deactivating "secure bios".
This feature has been shown to be a problem and I have followed several users reporting that they only managed to install linux after disable this bios function.
My working notebook is a Dell ...
You shouldn't change to MBR. The best way is to install elementary with a GPT. You can use a tool like Rufus (for Windows) to create a bootable USB that will allow you to install elementary as GPT.
Then you need to enter the UEFI firmware (formerly known as BIOS) and set the boot mode to UEFI instead of legacy BIOS.
Note: if you want to delete any windows ...
What you call Fusion Drive in Linux is called, for a long time, Logical Volume Management (LVM)
Watch this video I just found (at least the first 6 minutes)
To explain it easily enough... imagine you have three hard drives and you want the system to see them as one, with LVM you do that creating a volume group......
Follow this, might work (Gparted):
Also from Debian's launchpad report (link below)
You can work around this bug in gnome-disk-utility using these steps:
After selecting the SD card, instead of clicking the gear icon to format,
click the partition in the "Volumes" section.
Delete the partition ("minus" ...
I would check out this instructional post.
Seems to have a lot of information along with step by step instructions including screenshots on the use of gparted. I would be aware though, monkeying with the partitions has its risks and I would suggest ...
If you want to install windows 8 and remove elementary you do not need to create partitions from elementary.
If you want to create partition without Windows pre-installed on the hard drive, you can use a Windows installation disc to run Diskpart.
If nevertheless you insist on doing it from elementary you can use the application gparted included on ...
You can download and use gparted software visually and directly vis AppCenter on the Loki. After partitioning HDD as you want, you can install windows on the region of storage partiotioned for windows. There are a lot of partiotion software on Linux but when you are a novice, I recommend gparted software on Loki and more thing is that you can use softwares ...
Can you please post the output of df -h ?
Please Check this link.
By default, ext2/3/4 filesystems reserve 5% of the space to be useable
only by root. This is to avoid a normal user completely filling the
disk which would then cause system components to fail whenever they
next needed to write to the disk. You can see the number of reserved
This is what "Erase disk and install elementary" have done in my virtual machine:
One large primary ext4 fromated partition for / (boot and home altogether).
One more extended partition with swap partition inside.
It will be the same on real hardware but with larger partitions size.
To use full functionality of Gparted you need to start it not from your OS. For example, in situations like yours I use Live-USB with Elementary.
So, you run Gparted from Live-USB (or DVD, it's not important) and will see smth like it:
You choose partition with Ubuntu (Windows in my case) and click "Change size/move" (not exact translation because I use ...
You cannot really change installation path as unixes use a fixed file system hierarchy. To understand the file system layout in elementary OS you can see https://askubuntu.com/questions/138547/how-to-understand-the-ubuntu-file-system-layout (Ubuntu and elementary OS share the same layout).
As of installing on multiple disks, you can mount them as part of ...
I'd second @roman's answer. "About This Computer" is probably the simplest way to get information about your hard drive.
For more detailed information, you could install Disk Usage Analyzer or Disk Utility from the Software Center. Disk Usage Analyzer is a lot like DaisyDisk for OS X, and Disk Utility is a lot like OS X's Disk Utility.