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26 November 2019 - 02:25

thanks, I appreciate all this work

24 July 2021 - 17:08

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.

(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.

(initramfs) fsck
fsck from util-linux 2.31.1

now what do I do?

31 July 2021 - 18:23

well, that's a possibility

31 July 2021 - 18:27

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?

01 August 2021 - 19:28

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

02 August 2021 - 21:56

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

15 August 2021 - 17:03

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.
Oy vey!

21 August 2021 - 02:37

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.

27 August 2021 - 20:03

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!

31 August 2021 - 00:35

good news!

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. 🤣