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#51 2020-08-02 19:30:28

GalacticStone
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Re: Looking hard at Bunsenlabs

Waiting on my new memory card to get here. My last one started acting weird and I don't trust it. Suddenly it became read only and I cannot write to it. I even tried re-formatting it and that didn't work either. I double-checked to make sure it wasn't in write-protect mode - I have brain farts like that from time to time, but the write-protect wasn't enabled. Just weird. I've had them quit working on me after a few years, but never had one become read-only all on it's own.

So, since I have some more-experienced Linux veterans here, let me ask a general question real quick : what is your preferred method of formatting SD-type memory cards? Do you do it from the command line, or the file manager, or a dedicated app, or .....?  I had formatted this last one via the Nautilus GUI. Maybe I should have used the command line? Could Nautilus have done something goofy to it?

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#52 2020-08-02 19:43:38

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Re: Looking hard at Bunsenlabs

I use GParted, but I haven't ever formatted an SD card. Fat32 for the filesystem, that's what USB drives use?

Lithium Official has been released...

https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=6861

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#53 2020-08-02 20:52:01

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Re: Looking hard at Bunsenlabs

I recently encrypted & formatted a microSD ext4.
IIRC I used a combo of command line tools and Gparted.


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#54 2020-08-02 22:42:07

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Re: Looking hard at Bunsenlabs

Gparted seems to be the way to go. I probably should have used that.

I'm pretty excited for the new Lithium release. I happened to stumble upon BL at a good time. My timing was impeccable.  smile

When the memory card gets here, I am going to back up my data and then do an install on this machine. I am not gonna play around in a VM or even test drive it. I am going full install on the first go-round. I've read enough reviews and chatter to know this is a solid distro that seems to be exactly what I am looking for. I am also confident in this forum to help me out if I run into any hiccups along the way.

I've been so bored with Ubuntu lately and the idea of moving to a new distro is always exciting. I like the Debian base, but not what Ubuntu is doing with it. Not a knock on them, it's just not what I need for this machine and my needs. Lots of bells and whistles that I don't need or want - and many of them are integral and cannot be killed off or removed without breaking things. Ubuntu did the job of getting me off Windoze, and now it's time for BL to take over.  smile

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#55 2020-08-04 01:16:54

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Re: Looking hard at Bunsenlabs

Memory card arrived today. I had some trouble formatting it. Apparently there is a long-standing and known issue with formatting SD cards and USB sticks with Ubuntu and Debian. The Gnome disks utility doesn't work. The PCManFM and Nautilus file managers wouldn't work. I even tried the command line and I kept getting errors. I finally ran GParted and that also didn't work. So, a little sleuthing on the web and I found a solution. Using GParted, you have to delete the existing partition entirely, then create a new one. Once I did that, it worked.

So, now I just a need a free day to get the BL installation done. I don't expect any issues, but I want an entire day open for it, just in case I run into any problems. That way I won't feel rushed to get it done and can take my time doing it right. Then getting everything tweaked and setup to my liking.

Getting close....

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