Grub Customizer

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Grub Customizer

Postby Ibex on Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:30 am

My OS: LMDE 201204 64-bit UP5

I just did something very stupid and require assistance to reverse this screw-up.

I wanted to install Grub Customizer and proceeded with:-

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
(Encountered no problems)

sudo apt-get update
(Encountered problem - see 'Failed Messages')
W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/danielrichter2 ... ce/Sources 404 Not Found
W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/danielrichter2 ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found

sudo apt-get install grub-customizer
(Not implemented)

The Update Manager displaying error messages:-
ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR
W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/danielrichter2 ... ce/Sources 404 Not Found
, W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/danielrichter2 ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found
, E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

I kindly request assistance for appropriate procedure to remove -apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer and any other requirements to bring my OS back to its previous state. TIA.
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Re: Grub Customizer

Postby bimsebasse on Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:41 am

Close all programs. Then open Software Sources, select the "Other Software" tab, mark the danielrichter repos and press "Remove", close the program. Launch update manager again.
Thank you for this thread. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this forum into something special. You clearly know what you are doing, you’ve covered so many bases. Thanks!
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Re: Grub Customizer

Postby Ibex on Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:16 am

Thanks for response.
I checked and double checked in 'Control Center' for 'Software Sources' but it's definitely not listed therein nor is it listed in the Application Menu. Where else should I look for in LMDE 201204 64-bit UP5?
Sorry for testing your patience but I just migrated from WinXP to LMDE and am still on a steep learning curve. TIA.
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Re: Grub Customizer

Postby GeneC on Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:27 am

Hi Ibex....

Welcome to Mint.

Your mistake is you can't use PPA's (Ubuntu based) with LMDE (Debian based).
As Bimbsasee said you just have to remove the PPA from your sources list.
'Software Sources" SHOULD be in your ap menu??

Other ways to get there.
1. Open synaptic. Got to 'settings'>'repositories>'other software', (that opens software-sources). Delete the appropriate line.
OR:
2. from terminal run
Code: Select all
gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Delete the appropriate line, and save.
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Re: Grub Customizer

Postby GeneC on Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:32 am

If your game to give it a try, here is a link to install grub-customizer in LMDE
viewtopic.php?f=197&t=84055
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Re: Grub Customizer

Postby bimsebasse on Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:06 am

Ah, I hadn't noticed the LMDE. Better do it manually like Gene C suggests.
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Re: Grub Customizer

Postby Ibex on Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:29 am

GeneC wrote:Hi Ibex....

Welcome to Mint.

Your mistake is you can't use PPA's (Ubuntu based) with LMDE (Debian based).
As Bimbsasee said you just have to remove the PPA from your sources list.
'Software Sources" SHOULD be in your ap menu??

Other ways to get there.
1. Open synaptic. Got to 'settings'>'repositories>'other software', (that opens software-sources). Delete the appropriate line.
OR:
2. from terminal run
Code: Select all
gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Delete the appropriate line, and save.


Thanks for making me welcome GeneC.
"Software Sources" is not shown in the Application Menu but "Software Manager" is! I finally figured out how to access "Software Sources" via "Software Manager" and (with your assistance) "Synaptic Package Manager" and was able to remove the pertinent items from the list.

I then got a bit daring & adventurous and run in the terminal:
~ $ gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

This however produced the following:
(gksudo:3194): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_str_has_prefix: assertion `str != NULL' failed

So I did some research and found that 'gedit' is not installed to my system and a post suggested to use 'pluma' instead, which I did.

gksudo pluma /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free

Now that this is under control, my next question is: Is it neccessary/recommended to install 'gedit' via 'Synaptic Package Manager?
If so, would you please advise if additional 'plug-ins' related to 'gedit' need to be considered/installed as well. TIA
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Re: Grub Customizer

Postby Ibex on Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:34 am

GeneC wrote:If your game to give it a try, here is a link to install grub-customizer in LMDE
viewtopic.php?f=197&t=84055


Well, I don't think am courageous enough to install GRUB-Customizer just yet. I may give it a go once my learning curve has flattened somewhat.

I just wanted to remove lines 3-6 from the the current display but it is really not essential:
GNU GRUB version 1.99-22.1
LinuxMint GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.2.0-3-rt-amd64
LinuxMint GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.2.0-3-rt-amd64 (recovery mode)
LinuxMint GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.2.0-3-rt-amd64
LinuxMint GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.2.0-3-rt-amd64 (recovery mode)
LinuxMint GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.2.0-2-rt-amd64
LinuxMint GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.2.0-2-rt-amd64 (recovery mode)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional (/dev/sda1)

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Re: Grub Customizer

Postby Ibex on Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:37 am

bimsebasse wrote:Ah, I hadn't noticed the LMDE. Better do it manually like Gene C suggests.


I did so successfully.
Thanks for support and have a nice day.
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Re: Grub Customizer

Postby GeneC on Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:50 am

Ibex wrote:[...] I then got a bit daring & adventurous and run in the terminal:
~ $ gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

This however produced the following:
(gksudo:3194): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_str_has_prefix: assertion `str != NULL' failed

So I did some research and found that 'gedit' is not installed to my system and a post suggested to use 'pluma' instead, which I did.

gksudo pluma /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free

Now that this is under control, my next question is: Is it neccessary/recommended to install 'gedit' via 'Synaptic Package Manager?
If so, would you please advise if additional 'plug-ins' related to 'gedit' need to be considered/installed as well. TIA


Ah... :) You must be using Mate... Sorry, you didn't stipulate.. :wink:
No problem using pluma. No need to install gedit. (they are both just text editors). You can use either one, since you already have pluma that's good.

You can find out more here. :arrow: http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/applications
and
http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/

Good luck on your journey...
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Re: Grub Customizer

Postby Ibex on Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:49 am

GeneC wrote:Ah... :) You must be using Mate...
No problem using pluma. No need to install gedit. (they are both just text editors). You can use either one, since you already have pluma that's good.


Actually I am using Cinnamon.
But let me explain - FYI:
I used to use MATE on my first LMDE download, upgraded to UP5 and installed mint-meta-debian-mate after the upgrade and also ensured that in 'Sessions' the MATE radio button was activated.

I decided to remove LMDE because the NVIDIA driver download gave me considerable 'challenges' which I just could not work out.

So, I started over from scratch, installed LMDE but this time chose CINNAMON as my desktop environment, installed mint-meta-debian-cinnamon after the upgrade and this time ensured that in 'Sessions' the CINNAMON radio button was activated. The downloaded NVIDIA driver doesn't cause me any headaches anymore (I wouldn't have a clue if this might be related to the different desktop environment).

Be that as it may, I am on CINNAMON and hope that 'gedit' and/or 'pluma' is still not an issue.

GeneC wrote:Sorry, you didn't stipulate.. :wink:


I make ensure that all my future posts will include the relevant desk-top environment as well!



Thanks for the informative links and your kind support.
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Re: Grub Customizer

Postby GeneC on Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:12 am

Ibex wrote:Be that as it may, I am on CINNAMON and hope that 'gedit' and/or 'pluma' is still not an issue.

Thanks for the informative links and your kind support.


Hi Ibex.. :)

Nope, not an issue, You can use any text editor you like, not a problem.
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