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    1-SWAP_FILES_FOLDERS 2- Meaning of Starred Posts?

    Hi Please excuse me eventually. I post in this forum because I do'nt know the GOOD FORUM where to post !!!! Perhaps I shall need to post in "Laptop Forum"

    I posted twice in "General Support" :
    1- Changing Temp Folder" 2- Swap_files_Folder etc

    A long time ago (knoppix 5*) I encountered "swap_files and swap_folders to choose freely during HD_installation. It seems to have disappeared with 6.* and 7.* : due, perhaps, to the NOW BIG HD and Memory.

    I have a (very) old laptop: initially with 512Mo_Ram which I extend to a 2x512Mo_Ram (=1GO_Ram).

    Sometimes I need LARGER Place ( I saw it was a Ram_Place and HD_Place because I succeded to copy very BIG FILES_FOLDERS in many processes NOT AT ONCE!).

    I need creating such Swap_files_folders to go FASTER (I think!)!

    1- How to create SWAP_Files_Folders for the new Versions from 6.* ?? It was easy for old versions (5.1* for example)

    2- What is the Meaning of "STARRED" POSTS ?

    3- How to close or delete a thread or a post? Thanks knp




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    Greetings, knp.
    I don't know what you are trying to do but I can tell you a few things that may explain some of your non-response experience:
    1. I use Knoppix as a LiveUSB. I've never bothered with swap, even before zram was added. Now that Knoppix has zram,
    there is practically no reason to use swap.
    2. There isn't a lot of activity on this forum at the moment. You might find more respondees at other distributions.
    I can recommend Mint, Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS and MX/Mepis all as interesting and active. Look around; you can come back anytime.

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    Thanks you utu

    I think I have "just" a Ram_Problem about transfering very large folders onto other HD (some Go).

    I have found a derivative solution by 7-Zip_splitting
    folders_into_several_CD_DVD_Images.

    This method is a bit longer than using "swap" but faster than simply copying with previously selected files or subfolders. I have heared a bit about Zram but I am too a newbie !

    Can you tell me about "stars" appearing sometimes in the list of Forum_Posts ?

    Thanks you for your propositions.

    knp
    Last edited by knp; 01-30-2015 at 02:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knp View Post
    Can you tell me about "stars" appearing sometimes in the list of Forum_Posts ?
    If you mean the small gold stars, like sometimes five in a row? These are indiscriminately awarded ratings not reviewed
    or confirmed by anyone. Don't take them seriously. It's a *bug* not a *feature* of this forum IMO. Unless they are on
    one of my posts, in which case I concur in the astute judgement indicated thereby. And Werner's posts too, of course.
    Last edited by utu; 01-30-2015 at 04:19 AM.

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    Thanks utu

    Yes I meant the 5 small golden stars.

    I saw nothing "like" an explanation... beside "icons" for example.

    They do not appear inside any of the posts I have known.

    knp
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    Hi utu

    1- I have found a real problem of mine encountered sometimes but I forgot:
    ( in addition to the probable Ram one?...).
    a- In my system certain files are sometimes difficult to transfer.
    This occures with files generally coming from Firefox or mail
    program (thunderbird etc...) files like *.js or *.css etc..
    b- The use of NTFS (surprisingly for knoppix 7.* (and 6.*). Copying
    works sometimes and not sometimes.
    2- My final solution using almost 5 minutes (against
    indeteterminated time) is to use HBCD_liveCD which allows
    easily NTFS operations.

    This situation does not satisfy me because I loose a part of my freedom when using
    Knoppix (or another system perhaps?!...).

    3- I catch this occasion (NOT URGENT) to ask you about ReiserFS:
    After formatting_Reiserfs a partition via GParted I never succeed to write on this
    partition using Knoppix (even for creating any folder!)

    Is this a kind of uncompatibily? If Yes why, Knoppix himsel using ReiserFS?

    Thank you

    knp
    Last edited by knp; 01-31-2015 at 12:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knp View Post
    After formatting_Reiserfs a partition via GParted I never succeed to write on this
    partition using Knoppix (even for creating any folder!)

    Is this a kind of uncompatibily? If Yes why, Knoppix himsel using ReiserFS?
    First, please limit your posts to a single category. This makes it easier for other users to decide whether
    to audit or not. Also makes it easier for one to remember which thread it was he wanted to refer to.
    thread = category in this case.

    IIRC, one need not format a reiserfs partition ahead of time; start with a single fat32 partition and let Knoppix
    do its thing. If you want filesizes > 4 Gb, you need reiserfs. Otherwise the default choice IIRC is fat32.
    I use reiserfs simply because it reformats in a jiffy. Reformatting the file-within-a-file persistence on fat32
    seems to take forever, IMO. I don't have any > 4 Gb files to contend-with either.

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    Reiserfs NTFS- originally SWAP

    Thanks you utu

    I do not think to have understood all your response (IIC or IMO = ?...)

    I understand that I must recall the name of the thread (where? I shall search).
    I thought this was done automatically.

    1- I CREATED a ReserFS partition on another disk to receive very large files_folders (>4Gb).
    I used to work with liveCD or Usb_Flash_Installed drives (limit 4Gb).

    2- The impossibility of writing on these ResiseFS partition obliged me to use NTFS with its
    probable incoming "problems".

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by knp View Post
    1- I CREATED a ReserFS partition on another disk to receive very large files_folders (>4Gb).
    I used to work with liveCD or Usb_Flash_Installed drives (limit 4Gb).

    Start over; make another Knoppix LiveUSB.
    Re-format your current LiveUSB to a *single* partition; that is, just one partition initially.
    Format that single partition fat32.
    As Knoppix gives you the choice, elect reiserfs or " > 4 Gb " option.
    The size of the eventual reiserfs partition need not be > 4 Gb, only larger than several hundred MB.
    Knoppix will re-partition a second partition and format it reiserfs for persistence on its own.
    This way, knoppix knows where to find the reiserfs partition, because it created it.
    Last edited by utu; 01-31-2015 at 03:46 PM.

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    Reiserfs NTFS- originally SWAP

    Thanks you very much utu

    knp
    Last edited by knp; 01-31-2015 at 04:33 PM.

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