So… for the last couple of weeks my system on the notebook was “hanging” from time to time. as i use linux i am not used to that behavour so i investigated with gnome-disks and got confirmation…
Ignore the assessment and look at the various errors: IDs 1, 5 and 7 are the most telling.
I ordered a new HDD (actually the same i used already) – A Seagate Firecuda with 1TB.
As i am a student, my funds are low and they are available for about 50€ and are reasonably fast with linux, because the system and most used programms fit into the ssd-cache.
Well… the hdd came and… had readerrors right away. shit.
so… i sent it back and bought an ssd from intenso. as i said: funds are low so i could only afford 500GB. the obvious problem: i couldnt just copy the hdd but had to shrink the partitions on the old one.
The TL/DR from this point:
- i tried to shrink the partition and succeeded BUT probably broke the btrfs root-tree
- i lost 53kb of data because of the disk-error (unrecoverable read error)
- i have backups so thats not a problem
- the copied hdd WOULD NOT START
- i wasnt able to fix the btrfs root-tree
-> Using btrfs was probably a mistake.
I decided to install a new system as i was annoyed with lubuntu anyway because of the update-notifications and the overall bloatiness of the system.
in my view i had to witness lubuntu changing from a lightweight system for older or smaller devices to an design-alternative to normal ubuntu.
so: what system to use?!