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The one absolute rule is that you can't use a slash / in a file name. That's the directory separator and it can't be escaped. Apart from that, any character is allowed on Linux (except when accessing media or network resources shared with other filesystems), but a number of characters can cause trouble. Don't start a file name with - (dash/hyphen). Commands ...


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I'm not sure what the elementary developers would recommend, but I can make a personal recommendation for a nice GTK3 back up app called Backups. It's in the AppCenter and can be easily installed and configured. I use it to back up my /home directory to an external drive, that then gets pushed once a week to Google Drive via a cron job. There are other ...


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Increasing root system is a tricky options and may result in non working OS. Backup your data before you try. If you have free space next to / partition then you can do following. You can boot your system from live USB OS (ex: Ubuntu from USB drive). After that start the gParted program. Select the "/" partition and drag scroller to new size. Click on apply. ...


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This is not a standard system file. Any application can write to the /tmp directory; it's meant for temporary files only. Given the content, presumably the developer of that game (or a library that this game uses) decided to write some stuff in this file. It might be debugging information that they forgot to remove before distributing the software. Any ...


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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, ...


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First 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. Second apt has space to fix itself, why didn't you answer Y (yes) when you ran sudo apt install -f? ...


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My tool of choice is Back in Time. It's very versatile (incremental backups, local/cloud, enrypted/non encrypted etc.) and has a clear GUI that allows you to keep track of your backups and restore (complete folders or single files, as you like) very easily. It should be in the repositories if I remember correctly. If not, check here: https://github.com/bit-...


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I really don't advise doing this if it's just for the purpose of saving storage, but you can create a live USB of your distro of choice and then overwrite the partition that had your original install. This will not affect your new OS, but your old one will be completely removed. IMPORTANT NOTICE: FORMAT THE DRIVE BEFORE YOU INSTALL! THIS CAN AND WILL CAUSE ...


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i dont know what is producing the gigabytes of error in syslog is a similar question. I have posted details on a bug here. It is related to VLC (and perhaps other video players). The bug was not solved. But as a way to stop the output, closing VLC apparently works. As per messages in the bug thread, and my own experience, avoiding having a playing video ...


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There is an app on AppCenter, Formatter, which might become useful. Try this.


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Follow this, might work (Gparted): https://askubuntu.com/a/377396/890782 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" ...


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For the OSes to share common folders, you have to edit the fstab file to mount the Windows partition on boot, then change your default documents folder location. Mount Windows partition on boot This steps are taken from this answer which also list terminal-only instructions. Here i will just copy the visual way of doing it, for easy access. Since the ...


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Ok, all you need is samba. You have to install it first: sudo apt-get install samba samba-common system-config-samba python-glade2 gksu create special user for sharing files, open the application from slingshot and configure the shared folder; and don't forget to restart the services sudo restart smbd && sudo restart nmbd


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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 ...


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I looked up your laptop from the Dell website. The HDD is in fact a hybrid drive with a 32 gb ssd inside of the 500 gb mechanical drive. This is the reason that you need the Intel RST driver to work. There is a fix for Ubuntu, and as eOS is a derivative of Ubuntu, it should work. Ubuntu fix for Intel RST


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Go to your Trash and delete the Trash with the drive plugged in. This automatically deletes the content of the .Trash folder(s) from all plugged in devices.


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yes. sudo apt install netatalk I am currently using Pantheon with netatalk for file sharing and Time Machine


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This looks the hard drive has failed while using VLC. The unknown filesystem part shows that there is data corruption (maybe even your files). And when Windows goes corrupt it shows even more damage. With those noises you've got an HDD failiure . And when it says No Bootable Device your HDD has completely failed. You may or may not be able to get back your ...


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