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Repartitioning disk with Ubuntu 16.04 GParted fails; Kubuntu 17.04 KDE Partition Manager works.
Booting my Thinkpad X200 from an Ubuntu 16.04 live USB key, GParted was able to successfully shrink a NTFS partition and leave unallocated space. Then, a request to either (i) shrink the existing \ EXT4 partition, or (ii) create a new empty Home EXT4 partition in the unallocated space resulted in a message:
Unable to satisfy all constraints on the partition
Following the trail of many others with the same issue, I tried Testdisk, which analyzed the partition structure. The structure was found as expected. Specifying the “primary bootable”, “primary”, and “logical” partitions seemed okay, but a “Bad Structure” warning would not be resolved unless the “Lenovo Recovery” partition was marked for deletion. This caused me to pause, as that’s the way that Windows 7 could be reinstalled to the factory state (albeit on a larger disk than the original hardware build).
As I’ve been moving over from Ubuntu 16.04 to Kubuntu 17.04, there was nothing to be lost by trying instead with a Kubuntu live USB key. Using KDE Partition Manager, the repartitioning went smoothly, without the error message from GParted that I saw over and over, for hours.
Conclusion: There’s more to Kubuntu than just a change in the Desktop Environment.
All of this effort was towards migrating the home directory into its own dedicated partition.
MMI codes from @FreedomMobile 611 support:
Conditional forwarding (when busy + when unanswered + when unreachable) to a Canadian phone number …
- To activate: *004*1nnnnnnnnnn#
- To deactivate: ##004#
Unconditional forwarding (phone won’t ring, with $0.75 charge per call) …
- To activate *21*1nnnnnnnnnn#
- To deactivate ##21#
Last year, conditional forwarding resulted in phone charges in Japan and China, even though I didn’t pick up the phone. This year, will try unconditional forwarding to my IP phone number.
Some years ago, on Bell Mobility, had the No Answer Transfer service, which is distinct from their Call Forwarding label.
Found corroborating hints at support.youmail.com.
Discovered @Accuweather MinuteCast will forecast rain in neighbourhood down to a 3-place postal code, and show radar weather map. Good for planning short shopping trips on the bike.
“Wrap-up smear” as deflection. @NancyPelosi said “You make up something. Then you have the press write about it. And then you say, everybody is writing about this charge”. Added to lexicon on smear campaign on Wikipedia , based on interview at transcript of CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper
Nancy Pelosi |”State of the Union with Jake Tapper” | March 5, 2017 | CNN at http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1703/05/sotu.01.html
Updated Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100M smartphone to Android 7 Nougat with ResurrectionRemix OS and GApps Micro. Followed guide/tutorial started in January 2017 for CM14, but then altered for the more active RR community.
Installed ResurrectionRemix 5.7 ROM on Nexus 10 Manta tablet, after LineageOS 13 Manta install continued in loop. Wanted alternate living open source OS project after Cyanogen shut down in Dec. 2016. Hardware is durable, software continues to be supported by community at Android 6 Marshmallow, with slow experiments in progress on Android 7 Nougat. Don’t want to fall back to stock Android 5 Lollipop last updated in 2015.