thanks, I appreciate all this work
my Asus laptop (os 18.04) is acting funny
I'm going to try and copy some of the messages as I tried booting up.
/dev/sda7 contains a file system with errors, check forced.
[ 4.756102] random: crng init done / 3.9%
[ 4.758603] 7 urandom warning(s) missed due to ratelimiting
Inodes that were part of a corrupted orphan linked list found.
/dev/sda7 UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY: RUN fsck MANUALLY.
(i.e., without -a or -p options)
fsck exited with status code 4
Failure: File system check of the root filesystem failed
The root filesystem on dev/sda7 requires a manual fsck
BusyBox v1.27.2 (Ubuntu 1:1.27.2-2ubuntu3.3) built-in shell (ash)
Enter "help" for a list of built-in commands.
fsck from util-linux 2.31.1
now what do I do?
well, that's a possibility
What I'm wondering is I have a USB drive with 16.04 OS on it
but my OS is 18.04 on the laptop
I believe one of the things the software on the USB looks for is how the HD is doing (maybe fixes a few things if needed). Do I need to change the USB drive to 18.04 to use it properly?
well, that should keep me busy for a while.
in case I do find a problem with the HD, can I replace it in my laptop. I should think that's possible
I normally back up lots of my data anyway and yesterday I just went in and grabbed a few files that I might not have saved in a cloud or on a data DVD
In case you want to know the progress of this adventure:
I finally did what I have wanted to do for a while now and made my husband's laptop multiboot. I installed Ubuntu on it so I could access my stuff and get a little work done.
All of that went great. This gives me time to make sure I've gotten all the files I want off my laptop. Kind of takes the pressure off.
I have 99% of what I want. I just want to check.
At the same time my old cell phone has decided to start dying off.
I had to get a new one and even though it's been a week it still isn't connecting to the network. So, I've been busy with THAT nonsense.
Looking at the Boost website where customers complain about things, It appears as if others have had similar problems and a possible solution is to have Boost unlock the phone.
I think I'll try that, especially as I will need the phone unlocked eventually because I plan to move to another company that has cheaper rates.
Well, I had to change the car from my mother's name to mine, change the insurance from her name to mine and change the plates on the car.
I finally finished all of that today.
the storm was mostly lots of rain. Not a big deal. I'm too exhausted to deal with the phone today. I'll do that another day!
I did a "chat" with the Boost people and told them that I thought the solution was to unlock my phone. Everyone was very pleasant but I was immediately transferred to a guy in the tech dept.
After giving him the various numbers they need, he asked me to turn off the phone for a couple of minutes.
he was going to send some secret 'whatever' to it.
when I turned the phone back on, to my surprise it was online. I called the house phone, which rang!
I think the secret is you have to threaten to get them to unlock the phone.
Or something. 🤣