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Re: Sources list, was Re: Gparted error report




On 01/01/2019 07:59 PM, David Wright wrote:
On Tue 01 Jan 2019 at 13:45:48 (-0500), Lee wrote:
On 1/1/19, Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 01/01/2019 08:03 AM, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Tue, Jan 01, 2019 at 06:07:21AM -0600, Richard Owlett wrote:
I am trying to modify the partitioning of a 240GB USB connected SSD.
It was originally created on a laptop running Debian 9.1 which is in
the shop for cooling problems.

I attempted to repartition it on a laptop running Debian 8.6 and
received an error message that the installed revision of e2fsck
could not analyze the first partition.

I then tried to perform the repartitioning on a machine I believe to
be running Debian 9.1.

*FIRST QUESTION*
How do I determine just what Debian release is running?

To a first approximation:

    tomas@trotzki:~$ cat /etc/debian_version
    9.6

Since it's possible to install packages from other releases (cf.
FrankenDebian) or from alien repositories, this is just a first
approximation.

My system reports 9.1 {as I thought it was}
It was initially installed from a purchased DVD 1.

If you've been keeping the system updated, shouldn't it say 9.6?

Yes, but you have to know about the OP's habits.


Yepp. But I assert my habits are the result of conscious decisions.
I have atypical goals & constraints which intrinsically result in an atypical system.

My "update routine" has been to purchase a new DVD set as required {normally two per major release}. YMMV ;/