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To force Linux not use the swap, run sudo swapoff -a As for turning off the disk, you can do that through the included "Disks" application. See screenshot. (The option is grayed out for me as it is my system drive)
You could look into the tlp package (sudo apt install tlp will install it). Once installed, it sets up various power-saving optimizations for laptops automatically. It's quite "set-it-and-forget-it"; once it's installed, you don't need to manually do anything to make it work. Spinning down hard drives when they are idle is a feature supported by tlp; ...
I finally solved. sudo apt-get install -y ecryptfs-utils i installed this then this and it worked ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo ecryptfs-recover-private INFO: Searching for encrypted private directories (this might take a while)... ^TINFO: Found [/media/ubuntu/139df09d-a0b5-4567-86c8-ebb26dd88d87/.ecryptfs/caneraydin/.Private]. Try to recover this directory? ...
I just got into a similar situation with a botched upgrade and subsequent messing around in recovery mode, where a certain subset of packages (namely apport) were hanging on dpkg --configure -a with that same Started Braille Device Support. message. The hack that got me through this was: If you're currently staring at a hung apt-get command, hit ctrl+c to ...
It will run fine. I would prefer xubuntu for a touch of a lighter system, but in the end the ram eaters will be the applications like Firefox, whatever system (windows, (x)ubuntu) you are running. And I would recommend 16.04 of course,since it is the current lts version.
I'm not quite sure how Ubuntu would handle it, it might be able to auto-detect, BUT the amount of RAM doesn't live up the recommended amount: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SystemRequirements
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