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by Spiderspoon
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backups and imaging - need for a tutorial?
Replies: 19
Views: 684

Re: Backups and imaging - need for a tutorial?

[*]I first tried the MintBackup tool provided by default, but I found it very limited. For instance it cannot do incremental backups. And I think there were other limitations but I cannot remember them exactly just now. I have just done my 2nd backup with the provided Backup Tool. Having not used t...
by Spiderspoon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot from SSD
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Boot from SSD

Thanks catweazel. I am also from downunder, but it seems you are further down than me, or almost anyone else, for that matter. This Linux on my old computer is just hobby. I will get to it some time when I can. Now, when I do updates, I remove old kernels, as it's annoying when I run out of space in...
by Spiderspoon
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot from SSD
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Boot from SSD

It's root.
What’s the difference between root and boot.
Can I put the swap file in another partition?
Is the 24GB SSD of no use?
by Spiderspoon
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot from SSD
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Boot from SSD

Well how big should a boot partition be? Is the 24GB drive of any use? I don't know what it was used for under Windows. This computer came with Windows 7 back in the day.
by Spiderspoon
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot from SSD
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Boot from SSD

I have installed Linux Mint 18.3 onto an ASUS laptop with a HDD of about 1TB and a 24GB SSD. The SSD is an unallocated drive. Can I boot from the SSD to make things quicker?
I will upgrade to 19.1. Can I do this when I do the upgrade?
Thanks.
by Spiderspoon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrade 18.3 to 19.1
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Upgrade 18.3 to 19.1

Screenshot attached of GParted. GParted.png I also have a 24GB drive, which I think is solid state. How can I tell this? It is /dev/sdb , consisting of /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdb2 . I think the drive is empty. GParted says it is unallocated. It is an unnamed drive. How can I get information on this drive?
by Spiderspoon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrade 18.3 to 19.1
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Upgrade 18.3 to 19.1

If you are going to do this, I'd take the opportunity to set up separate / and /home partitions. So come a future upgrade you can leave your data and config files alone. In the 'something else' option on install you can delete the existing / partition and create new / and /home partitions. Make / a...
by Spiderspoon
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrade 18.3 to 19.1
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Upgrade 18.3 to 19.1

AndyMH. I have a couple of questions. How do you put text in those little boxes. Is it the c button? . Ha. I just did preview and figured it out. What program are you using to look at the /home partitions etc. Is it GParted? I don't think I have a data partition that might be immune to upgrading an ...
by Spiderspoon
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Difficulties verifying ISO image
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: Difficulties verifying ISO image

# Save this file as "LM_iso_verify.sh" in a directory on the command PATH, such as ~/bin or ~/.local/bin, and # make it executable I've made the executable file, edited, gave it the right name and made it executable, but I can't save it in the bin folder. john@ASUS-Laptop ~/ISO $ LM_iso_verify.sh l...
by Spiderspoon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrade 18.3 to 19.1
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Upgrade 18.3 to 19.1

I am currently using Linux Mint 18.3 Mate and have downloaded 19.1 Cinnamon and tried it on a USB stick. If I install 19.1 over 18.3, what happens to the data? I don't have much. Does it have to be in a certain partition, and if so, what is the best program or app to find where documents, music and ...
by Spiderspoon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Difficulties verifying ISO image
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: Difficulties verifying ISO image

The easiest way to do this, IMO, in Linux is to use a script file. So if I copy your script, what do I save it into? Just a simple text document? And then look for things to change in to the current situation, such as the folder I am going to use for ISOs and the version that I am upgrading to. Tha...
by Spiderspoon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Difficulties verifying ISO image
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: Difficulties verifying ISO image

Thanks. My problem yesterday was with the instructions on the page https://linuxmint-installation-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/verify.html On that page it says Import the Linux Mint signing key: gpg --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-key "27DE B156 44C6 B3CF 3BD7 D291 300F 846B A25B ...
by Spiderspoon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Difficulties verifying ISO image
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: Difficulties verifying ISO image

I copied a line out of your script to import the signing key and it seemed to work. Next step. gpg --verify sha256sum.txt.gpg sha256sum.txt gpg: Signature made Tue 18 Dec 2018 06:58:03 AEDT using RSA key ID A25BAE09 gpg: Good signature from "Linux Mint ISO Signing Key <root@linuxmint.com>" gpg: WARN...
by Spiderspoon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Low disk space boot volume is full
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: Low disk space boot volume is full

I have just downloaded 19.1 Cinnamon.
I have done the Integrity Check, but I am getting stuck on the Authenticity Check.
Can you give me a link for help with this?
Thanks.
by Spiderspoon
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Low disk space boot volume is full
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: Low disk space boot volume is full

Update I did some research elsewhere on this forum etc and found that individual kernels can be removed. In my case only a few, about 6, were installed. The ones that were installed had Remove buttons. All the others were not installed and thus did not have Remove buttons. So I guess now that these ...
by Spiderspoon
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Low disk space boot volume is full
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Low disk space boot volume is full

When doing updates yesterday, which included updating kernels, I got a message: The volume "boot" has only 21.2 MB disk space remaining. Can I delete old kernels, and how do I do this? In Update Manager, View, Linux Kernels, it says: You are currently using the following kernel: 4.15.0-47 Now I have...
by Spiderspoon
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Should I do these updates?
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: Should I do these updates?

Absolutely--these are security related--so the benefits outweigh the risks. If the new kenel poses a problem (rarely so) you can easily revert back to your current kernel at the grub screen by choosing Advanced options when the grub screen appears. In Update Manager/Help/Update Levels, it says that...
by Spiderspoon
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: WiFi does not resume after sleep or suspend
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: WiFi does not resume after sleep or suspend

I found some other threads on this topic. This is not a problem with Windows. Maybe it's something for Linux developers to look at.
Meanwhile, another workaround:
In Power Management, I have mostly removed options to Suspend and replaced them by Blank Screen.
by Spiderspoon
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: WiFi does not resume after sleep or suspend
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: WiFi does not resume after sleep

Since I have to do this each time I restart the computer, this is a workaround, rather than a solution.
Any ideas for a permanent solution?
by Spiderspoon
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: WiFi does not resume after sleep or suspend
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: WiFi does not resume after sleep

Having said that, I restarted the computer and the problem recurred. So I run that line of code in Terminal again and it restarted the Network Manager.
That's a bit tedious, even if it works.
Can I save this code to make a command I can run from the Desktop?
Thanks.

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