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#221 GregShaw

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 1740 PM

Current project is getting Open Media Vault running on my Raspberry Pi 3. Have it loaded on a 16 gb SD Card, project part will be transferring all my media, 6 Tb or so, from scattered drives onto an 8 Tb USB drive attached to the Pi. Then to get everything organized for Plex. My Roku, FireTV and smart tv all have plex apps, so i will be able to stream to any of them.

 

I was planning on doing the same thing by building a FreeNAS, but the simple OMV on Pi was a lot cheaper. Just found out a few hours ago that I need to spend $2800 or so on a replacement Air Conditioner, my 15 yr old AC is about $700-$800 (correction $500-600, $60/oz * 74 ounces to fill it) for refrigerant after spending $700 on it last year for the same thing. They put in some sort of stop leak last year, but it obviously didn't work. Been sleeping downstairs with a fan this week since its about 95 deg in my bedroom at night. Got a loaner portable from the AC company today to make sleep easier while waiting for the new one. So hot in my den upstairs that my old I7/2700k gaming PC shuts down if I play any games, and I shut down if I try and stay in there to play.

 

Once that's taken care of financially I'll worry about upgrading the Samsung with Linux.


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#222 Murph

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 0900 AM

I am now running Mint 19.2 and it seems "prettier" than the other versions.  Also is there any problem if I start using the 5.0 series Kernel?  Or should I just stick with the 4.15 LTS?


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#223 Murph

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 0802 AM

So far Kernel 5.0 seems to have no issues.


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Posted 05 September 2019 - 0604 AM

I had to reload windows on the wife's machine in order to get the BIOS updated, and I might have to do the same on my main linux laptop (HP Spectre x360 13.3), is there any way to BIOS update under Linux (using HP laptop BIOS)?


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Posted 05 September 2019 - 0623 AM

Perhaps the easiest way might be:

  1. download a WinPE bootable ISO,
  2. mount it and copy the BIOS updater onto it,
  3. unmount and burn to a thumb drive,
  4. boot from the thumb drive, run the updater.

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 1333 PM

On my Slackware systems I've used the "flashrom" utility to upgrade my BIOS.

https://flashrom.org/Flashrom

These Arch instructions look much like how I used it under Slackware:
https://wiki.archlin..._Linux#Flashrom

I'd expect the process to be similar, if not identical, under Mint.

That Arch how-to page warns against using flashrom on laptops, but I've never had a problem with it on my Lenovo Thinkpads (T500, T510, T530). Up to you if you want to risk it.
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Posted 06 September 2019 - 1406 PM

I think I will try the bootable Windows PE just to see if it would work.  


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