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Installing KDiskMark in Ubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster Development Branch

Installing KDiskMark in Ubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster Development Branch

Hi everyone, Today, we will learn to install KDiskMark in the Development Branch of Ubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster. KDiskMark is a Hard Disk Drive and Solid State Disk Benchmarking Utility for Linux. It is a graphically-identical version of CrystalDiskMark for Windows and is an essential piece to test read and write speeds of storage devices. Adding the KDiskMark PPA repository KDiskMark can be installed easily by the use of a PPA repository. We will open a terminal and use the…

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Updating the Dell Inspiron 15 3565 BIOS to install the latest Windows 10 releases

Updating the Dell Inspiron 15 3565 BIOS to install the latest Windows 10 releases

Hi everyone, Today, we will see how to update the Dell Inspiron 15 3565 BIOS to version 1.11.0 or later to be able to install the latest Windows 10 releases. This laptop came with Windows 10 preinstalled, but there was an issue in the BIOS that came with it that caused the Windows update setup to fail and revert back. For this reason, we must update the machine BIOS to at least version 1.11.0 or later. This process is quick…

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Downloading and Installing CrystalDiskMark

Downloading and Installing CrystalDiskMark

Hi everyone, Now that we installed the Samsung 870 EVO SSD to our HP 2000-2c20NR laptop, it’s time to power it up and benchmark the drive to see if realistically we can reach the drive’s mentioned read/write speeds. Before we can do the benchmark, we must download and install a benchmark tool. In this case, we will use the popular benchmark tool CrystalDiskMark. This is a free utility widely used to benchmark hard disk drives and solid state disks. This…

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Installing the Samsung 870 EVO SSD in the HP 2000-2c20NR laptop

Installing the Samsung 870 EVO SSD in the HP 2000-2c20NR laptop

Hi everyone, Today, we will be installing our newly-cloned Samsung 870 EVO SSD to the HP 2000-2c20NR laptop. For these steps, you will also require a screwdriver like we did in the steps we took to take out the previous hard disk drive from this laptop. For the purposes of this post, we will assume that you already have the laptop back covers opened. If you need to remove the previous hard disk or open the back covers, take a…

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Cloning a 500GB Hard Disk Drive to the Samsung 870 EVO SSD using Linux

Cloning a 500GB Hard Disk Drive to the Samsung 870 EVO SSD using Linux

Hi everyone, In this post, we will be cloning a 500GB Hard Disk Drive to a 500GB Samsung 870 EVO SSD. For this, we will be using the Linux dd utility, and will confirm some important details using KDE Partition Manager. Before we begin, we must use a SATA to USB enclosure or adapter. I will be using an UGREEN USB 3.0 to SATA enclosure. Let’s begin the preparation: Preparing the Hard Disk Drive and SSD for cloning These are…

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Removing the Hard Disk Drive on the HP 2000-2c20NR laptop

Removing the Hard Disk Drive on the HP 2000-2c20NR laptop

Hi everyone, Today, I will be showing you how to remove the Hard Disk Drive on the HP 2000-2c20NR laptop. This process is simple, but you will need a screwdriver in order to take off some plastic covers that gives you access to the laptop’s RAM, WiFi Card, Hard Disk Drive, and Optical Disk Drive securing screw. Reasons of why you may want to remove the hard disk drive would be to upgrade or replace it with another, higher capacity…

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Partitioning the Samsung SSD 980 500GB using gparted

Partitioning the Samsung SSD 980 500GB using gparted

Hi everyone, In this post, we will be partitioning our Samsung SSD 980 500GB using gparted for use in our Linux machine. Before we create a partition in our drive, we must have gparted installed. If you do not have it installed, follow these instructions below to install it. Installing gparted We will be installing gparted in Ubuntu 23.04. To install it, we will use apt. The command to use is sudo apt install gparted: We will approve the installation…

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Updating the BIOS of the ASUS E210MA laptop

Updating the BIOS of the ASUS E210MA laptop

Hi everyone, In this post, we will see how to update the BIOS of the ASUS E210MA laptop I got for Christmas. It came with the BIOS 301 version, but we can update it to BIOS 304. Here, we will see the steps to update it. Downloading the BIOS The first thing we will do is go to ASUS Download Center support page and type our model number. This particular machine is model E210MA. We will click on “Driver &…

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Updating the WineHQ repository on Ubuntu 22.10 after using the Ubuntu 22.04 WineHQ repository

Updating the WineHQ repository on Ubuntu 22.10 after using the Ubuntu 22.04 WineHQ repository

Hi everyone, I should have written this post some time ago, since Ubuntu 22.10 has been released for a while now, and there is now an official WineHQ 22.10 Kinetic repository. Therefore, in this post, I will show the steps to update the WineHQ repository file from Ubuntu Jammy to Ubuntu Kinetic. The process of updating the apt repository for WineHQ is very simple. We will rename the repository file from jammy to kinetic, use nano as our text editor…

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Installing Wine from WineHQ in Ubuntu 23.04

Installing Wine from WineHQ in Ubuntu 23.04

Hi everyone, Today, we will be installing Wine from the WineHQ repository in Ubuntu 23.04. Wine is a compatibility layer that allow us to run Windows software on Linux. It is not an emulator nor a virtualization software. It simply translates the binary to Linux-compatible POSIX API call to allow the execution of them. In Windows, Microsoft added the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). There are currently 2 versions: WSL1 and WSL2. WSL1 can be considered the opposite of Wine,…

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