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Month: March 2018

Re: [trinity-users] my vanishing root partition

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 02:28:38 -0700

On Tuesday 20 March 2018 01:13:27 Felix Miata wrote:
> deloptes composed on 2018-03-20 08:36 (UTC+0100):
> > Felix Miata wrote:
> >> Testing for 64-bit support shouldn't be hard or need "techie" help.
> >> Fetch and burn a 64-bit network install .iso instead of a DVD, a small
> >> fraction of download size and time, and see what happens in clean /
> >> install mode.
> >>
> >> Verifying 64-bit support would be another use for the Knoppix DVD or CD
> >> I previously mentioned that a Gparted CD wouldn't likely be designed to
> >> do.
> >
> > Felix, I didn't follow up this in detail, but why would one use DVD or CD
> > today, when there is USB stick that cost nothing?!
> > We are in 21st century
> Where are there sticks that cost nothing in any quantity?
> OM are *far* cheaper than any sticks I ever got, especially on a size
> actually needed and/or fitting basis, e.g. 670M for CD, 4G for DVD; and
> cheap enough to use once and discard.
> OM have room to write legibly on them what they contain
> OM are uniform size and shape, much easier to catalog and inventory than
> hundreds of different size and shape sticks.

I have memory sticks sitting right here beside me; I extracted them from my 
old desktop after it got fried in a power surge. What I think our other 
participant means is that (assuming one has a flash drive that's empty), it 
costs nothing to burn the image to that drive, use it once for its intended 
purpose, then erase the image; thus not wasting any CDs or DVDs. 

As for the relative expense or cheapness of other memory sticks, right now I 
have to scrape together my spare change to buy toilet paper. (No, I am not 
joking.) In another few month, I expect that I will get my finances a little 
more under control, but at present buying anything at all is a luxury. 

For future reference, though, I will file away this information.