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by p.H
2021-07-29 20:33
Forum: General Questions
Topic: mariadb filled the /var partition - how to fix?
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: mariadb filled the /var partition - how to fix?

Now it won't start, probably because there's no space for more logs. Or because mariadb database files are also in /var. Advice : on a server, use a separate filesystem for /var/log (and everything which may grow out of control). I tried deleting all large .1, .2, etc. log files in /var/ but df -h ...
by p.H
2021-07-29 20:22
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: Migration from Windows10 to Debian10
Replies: 14
Views: 413

Re: Migration from Windows10 to Debian10

the motherboard's Intel Matrix RAID controller is seen as a "fake raid" FakeRAID can be troublesome with Linux and does not provide real advantage over software RAID. If I were you, I would save the data and remove all SATA RAID arrays. If you want RAID, you can use Linux software RAID or...
by p.H
2021-07-26 09:52
Forum: Installation
Topic: Debian installer can't see NVMe disk
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: Debian installer can't see NVMe disk

OP wrote that Ubuntu works, so I do not think booting from the SSD is an issue.
Maybe we can wait for the OP's feedback before making suggestions ?
by p.H
2021-07-26 08:45
Forum: Installation
Topic: Debian installer can't see NVMe disk
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: Debian installer can't see NVMe disk

@arochester : I don't think your suggestion is relevant.
1) It is about a SATA SSD, not NVMe.
2) The issue was clearly PEBKAC.
by p.H
2021-07-26 06:40
Forum: Installation
Topic: Debian installer can't see NVMe disk
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: Debian installer can't see NVMe disk

Check the output of lspci and dmesg in the Debian installer.

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lspci | egrep -i "nvm|ata"
dmesg | grep -i "nvme"
by p.H
2021-07-24 12:46
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: I'm unable to revert to a Btrfs snapshot.
Replies: 7
Views: 1811

Re: I'm unable to revert to a Btrfs snapshot.

even if I chroot into subvol=rootsys (instead of subvol=@rootfs) (after the mount and mount --bind commands) (in the case of the VM where it has @rootfs as the default subvolume name) and try to do update grub and update-initramfs -u, I get the following upon trying to boot.: error: file `/@rootfs/...
by p.H
2021-07-24 12:40
Forum: Installation
Topic: installing debian bullseye on dell inspiron 5593 [SOLVED]
Replies: 18
Views: 1193

Re: installing debian bullseye on dell inspiron 5593

Thanks for the feedback.
Can you edit the topic title and mark it "solved" ? It may help other people having the same problem.
by p.H
2021-07-22 10:28
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: Virtualbox 6.1 - Secure Boot Key Signed Modules - FAIL after Debian 10.10 Update
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: Virtualbox 6.1 - Secure Boot Key Signed Modules - FAIL after Debian 10.10 Update

The main suspect is the shim update introduced in point release 10.10.
Maybe this is the same bug as #990311.
by p.H
2021-07-18 14:35
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: Debian 10 only boots to BIOS/UEFI
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Debian 10 only boots to BIOS/UEFI

stevepusser wrote: 2021-07-18 00:54 Seems like a good idea to restore the OS from your latest backup.
Why ?
stevepusser wrote: 2021-07-18 00:54 Fsck seems worth a try
Why ?
by p.H
2021-07-18 13:47
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: [Nevermind] Archaeology: Debian Etch, Ontrack, and passing module parameters at boot.
Replies: 15
Views: 830

Re: [Nevermind] Archaeology: Debian Etch, Ontrack, and passing module parameters at boot.

Not sure where that screwey options=symbol=value syntax came from, (or where it went) but it's new to me. Is it a Debianism, or just specific to particular modprobe versions? Neither. It is just the usual syntax, the symbol name being "options" and the value being an arbitrary string cont...
by p.H
2021-07-18 13:07
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: Broadcom B43 driver help please - 32bit
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

Re: Broadcom B43 driver help please - 32bit

Eeennhhh....not really. MX ships with that DKMS package already installed and the driver built and available, but it is possible for a compiled driver deb to be built on another Debian install on bare metal or even virtualized, as long as it's running the same kernel as the target machine. Then you...
by p.H
2021-07-18 12:11
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: [Nevermind] Archaeology: Debian Etch, Ontrack, and passing module parameters at boot.
Replies: 15
Views: 830

Re: [Nevermind] Archaeology: Debian Etch, Ontrack, and passing module parameters at boot.

Well, if you change your mind, here is what I found after installing with a Debian Etch Xfce 4.0r4 image on the oldest PC I have : Pentium 166, 64 MiB DRAM, Intel PIIX3 PCI IDE chipset, 2GB IDE hard disk. 1) This chipset was supported by the old IDE piix driver instead of the new ATA ata_piix driver...
by p.H
2021-07-17 10:32
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: [Nevermind] Archaeology: Debian Etch, Ontrack, and passing module parameters at boot.
Replies: 15
Views: 830

Re: Archaeology: Debian Etch, Ontrack, and passing module parameters at boot.

Well that's odd, I definitely got the old IDE drivers here Maybe your chipset is only supported by IDE drivers, yes. I only tested with a rather "recent" machine (Core 2 with SATA controller in IDE mode). I dumped my last 486-based PC years ago, but I still have a 586-based PC I haven't u...
by p.H
2021-07-17 09:48
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: [Nevermind] Archaeology: Debian Etch, Ontrack, and passing module parameters at boot.
Replies: 15
Views: 830

Re: Archaeology: Debian Etch, Ontrack, and passing module parameters at boot.

The first CD-R was good, so I just booted it and launched the installer in expert mode. It appears that Etch's 2.6.18 binary kernels already switched from IDE to ATA drivers (I do not remember when exactly that happened), so IDE/PATA/SATA drives are detected as SCSI drives /dev/sd* instead of /dev/h...
by p.H
2021-07-17 08:59
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Cryptsetup is not working right
Replies: 18
Views: 966

Re: Cryptsetup is not working right

Before looking for how to disable CR, you could check whether it is present or not. I guess a simple

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cat | hd
should do it. Type some lines, then ctrl+d to quit. LF is hex 0a and CR is hex 0d.
by p.H
2021-07-17 08:39
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: [Nevermind] Archaeology: Debian Etch, Ontrack, and passing module parameters at boot.
Replies: 15
Views: 830

Re: Archaeology: Debian Etch, Ontrack, and passing module parameters at boot.

I used Etch in its time, like all Debian releases since Potato, but cannot remember much about it except it came with Linux 2.6.18 or 2.6.24 (etch-n-half). I still have a few i386 installation CD-R, so I could check if one is still readable, install it on an old enough PC and do some tests.
by p.H
2021-07-15 11:44
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: journalctl: too many informational messages from Xorg
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: journalctl: too many informational messages from Xorg

Maybe gdm forwards all messages from Xorg to systemd-journald with the warning priority.
by p.H
2021-07-15 11:39
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Cryptsetup is not working right
Replies: 18
Views: 966

Re: Cryptsetup is not working right

Trying to figure out what could cause this behaviour...
- cryptsetup is redefined as an alias with a weird option
- your terminal (or some layer between it and the shell) translates the enter key into CR+LF (\r\n) instead of just LF, so cryptsetup treats CR as part of the passphrase.
by p.H
2021-07-14 19:38
Forum: Installation
Topic: installing debian bullseye on dell inspiron 5593 [SOLVED]
Replies: 18
Views: 1193

Re: installing debian bullseye on dell inspiron 5593

mzrk07 wrote: 2021-07-14 18:21 Is raid compatible with debian somehow or is it strictly necessary to change this setting?
NVMe manangement in proprietary RAID mode is not supported by the Linux kernel in general.
If lspci does not show the NVMe SSD, then it is necessary to disable RAID mode.
by p.H
2021-07-14 13:24
Forum: Installation
Topic: USB errors on first boot
Replies: 2
Views: 2703

Re: USB errors on first boot

Please open your own new thread and post information about your own system.