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Hard Drives and SSD's / Re: Linux (LL) compatible SSD
« Last post by Moltke on September 07, 2021, 12:14:36 PM »
I've already started my research :) And it seems I do have a few options from Kingston for my HP 2000-2b09wm https://www.kingstonmemoryshop.co.uk/laptop/hp/2000-series/hp-2000-2b09wm-laptop and this one seems to be compatible too https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-75E250B-AM/dp/B00OAJ412U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1436926462&sr=8-2&keywords=samsung+evo+850 So, I guess you need to research, and I did look for it here https://www.kingstonmemoryshop.co.uk/ssd-upgrades/laptop/asus/k-series but it's not listed. So, maybe Kingston doesn't support your device. 
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Hard Drives and SSD's / Re: Linux (LL) compatible SSD
« Last post by Moltke on September 07, 2021, 11:34:55 AM »
@dentalcher Is this your pc? http://www.notebookreview.com/notebookreview/asus-k40in-review/

I don't really have any experience dealing with SSDs, but I can see that the k40n(from that review)ships with a 320GB 5400RPM hard drive, whereas the Kingston 240GB A400 SSD 2.5'' SATA uses a SATA Rev. 3.0 connection. I suggest you find out whether the k40n SATA ports meet that. You can do that via terminal:
Launch Linux Lite Terminal and type
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dmesg | grep -i sata | grep 'link up' and hit Enter. For example, running that in my hp notebook I got this
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$  dmesg | grep -i sata | grep 'link up'
[    3.611072] ata2: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
[    3.611145] ata1: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
Another way to find out SATA info is
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sudo smartctl -a /dev/sdX | grep "^SATA" # replace X with the appropiate, i.e /sda
hit Enter and type in your password when asked, then hit Enter again. Here I get
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$ sudo smartctl -a /dev/sdb | grep "^SATA"
SATA Version is:  SATA 2.6, 1.5 Gb/s
Once you know that, you might try searching for a SSD that meets the Rev. type and specifications. You could use this service https://linux-hardware.org/
First, you'll need to install the pkg hw-probe
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sudo apt install hw-probe once installed, make a probe with
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sudo -E hw-probe -all -upload Note that
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Private information (including the username, machine's hostname, IP addresses, MAC addresses, UUIDs and serial numbers) is NOT uploaded to the database.
Also, it might be that you need to upgrade the bios' firmware. https://www.asus.com/us/SupportOnly/K40IN/HelpDesk_BIOS/ To check whether that's the case, in LL terminal run
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sudo demidecode --type bios and if the version is lower than the one from the link above, you might consider upgrading it.
I've been thinking on replacing the HDD for a SSD on this hp too, now it seems I need to research about that, thanks to your thread :)
NOTE: Like I said, I don't have experience dealing with SSDs, so the info about is mostly intended to help you ping-pointing the possible reasons you're getting issues, and hopefully find a solution, what I mean is, that I could be wrong about the whole thing, and neither the SATA Rev type nor the bios have anything to do with that. Just wanted to make that clear. :)
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Hard Drives and SSD's / Re: Linux (LL) compatible SSD
« Last post by stevef on September 07, 2021, 10:43:01 AM »
Did you look at the Linux Lite hardware database at

https://www.linuxliteos.com/hardware.php

There's 60000+ computer variants that have been reported as working.  Searching for 'ssd' reports 6000 results.  Maybe scan through those to try to find some SSD models which you can then check for current availability and compatibility with your hardware.

Personally, I'm happily running LL 5.6 on a Crucial CT250MX500SSD1 which I selected after checking the hardware DB.
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Hard Drives and SSD's / Re: Linux (LL) compatible SSD
« Last post by trinidad on September 07, 2021, 10:40:08 AM »
Search like this:

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best SSD for ASUS K401N-VX129RHere's a start:
https://www.crucial.com/compatible-upgrade-for/asus/k40in


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Hard Drives and SSD's / Re: Linux (LL) compatible SSD
« Last post by dentalcher on September 07, 2021, 09:09:04 AM »

Can you share the specs of your pc? I suggest downloading LL 5.6 https://www.linuxliteos.com/download.php and try with that one. Also, if the SSD has warranty, you might consider returning it and ask for another one.

Hi Moltke. thanks for your reply.
My pc:
ASUS K401N-VX129R
Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 2.2GHz FSB 800MHz, 2M L2 Cache
4GB DDR2 Memory
320GB HDD SATA
(1366x768) nVidia GF G102M 512MB VRAM (dedicated)
Intel® GL40 Express Chipset +ICH9M
Motherboard: 60-NVNMB1100-C22 Asus K40IN Intel Motherboard s478

Please let me know if there are other info you need. I already returned the SSD. That's why I"m seeking your help so I can get the right one. I intend to upgrade to LL 5.6 once I finally have an SSD. I just started to use Linux late July, the LL 5.4 - my first ever Linux after reading so many FOSS articles/blogs re "Windows Alternative" and "Best Light Weight Linux Distros". For now I'm sticking with 5.4 - it's running well and I'm learning & loving it...

Thanks again!
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Release Announcements / Re: Linux Lite 5.6 Final Released
« Last post by Jerry on September 07, 2021, 05:20:50 AM »
Effortless, flawless upgrade on the desktop. Well done, Jerry!


Thanks buddy :)

Download page gets a new Requirements table :)

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Other / Re: UPDATE ERR
« Last post by Desiree Trejo on September 06, 2021, 11:33:30 PM »
thank you so much it finally updated
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Hard Drives and SSD's / Re: Linux (LL) compatible SSD
« Last post by Moltke on September 06, 2021, 08:54:49 PM »
Hi. I need your help regarding internal SSDs. I am not tech savvy so please pardon me if my questions sound absurd to you:
1.   Will internal SSD work with a very old (12-year-old) laptop?
2.   Are there specific SSD brands/models that are compatible with Linux particularly with Linux Lite (LL is the only OS in this computer)? Some lesser known SSD brands include compatibility with Linux in their product description but I’m worried about their durability. The more known brands do not specify that they are compatible with Linux.
I asked because I replaced the original 320GB HDD (using only 15% OS + files) of my ASUS K401N with a Kingston 240GB A400 SSD 2.5'' SATA. I chose this because the memory (4GB) is also Kingston, and I believe, it’s a reliable low-cost brand. It fit perfectly, computer recognized it, but every time I would install LL 5.4 (always clean install, “Erase Disk and Install Linux” type) there was always a problem after another i.e. error in copying files during installation; cannot open an App; Install updates error (which I posted 2 issues in Installing Software section of the forum); Busybox Initramfs error every time I would reboot, etc. I never had trouble installing and using LL with the old HDD. After around 15 re-install attempts, I realized it was the SSD causing the problem. So for now I’m back with the HDD but I’d like to make it work faster so I want to replace the drive with an SSD.
3.   Is there anything that I should do first like formatting the SSD for LL, etc.?

Thanks very much for your input!

Can you share the specs of your pc? I suggest downloading LL 5.6 https://www.linuxliteos.com/download.php and try with that one. Also, if the SSD has warranty, you might consider returning it and ask for another one.
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Start up and Shutdown / Re: Attempting to start Clamtk upon boot.
« Last post by order99 on September 06, 2021, 03:55:23 PM »
   Ahhhh...so that's how it's done! I was thinking I had to add tags..... :-[
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Start up and Shutdown / Re: Attempting to start Clamtk upon boot.
« Last post by Moltke on September 06, 2021, 03:43:38 PM »



   

You're welcome :) Firefox has containers too https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/containers
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Container tabs are like normal tabs however the sites you visit will have access to a separate slice of the browser's storage. This means your site preferences, logged in sessions, and advertising tracking data won't carry over to the new container. Likewise, any browsing you do within the new container will not affect your logged in sessions, or tracking data of your other containers.
   Well, I reckon that's solved, then...Thanks again!

You're welcome! Mark the thread as solved: In your first post, click on Modify, and in the title, click on the drop-down menu and select [SOLVED]
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