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by Mintstant Karma
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: out of space on flash drive
Replies: 21
Views: 745

Re: out of space on flash drive

OK, thanks. I entered that, and this time i copied and pasted my entry below. Then I pasted yours, so I could compare (I added the undersore to line the two up). mine: it@it:~$ sudo mount -o loop /media/it/MULTIBOOT1/multiboot/linuxmint-18.2-mate-64bit/casper-rw /media/it/Seagate\ Backup\ Plus\ Driv...
by Mintstant Karma
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: out of space on flash drive
Replies: 21
Views: 745

Re: out of space on flash drive

No worries, then operate on your backup copy. :? Excuse me if I sound obtuse but I don't know what "operate on" means, and there is no backup copy. Please remember you are talking to someone with only rudimentary knowledge about the Linux file system, and next to none about terminal commands. Howev...
by Mintstant Karma
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: out of space on flash drive
Replies: 21
Views: 745

Re: out of space on flash drive

"Consider that one as a safe backup. Follow the instructions you've been given." Were you ever in the military? Just curious. :lol: But you misunderstood me. I have merely created a destination folder so far. I need to get a few hours sleep and clear my head before i try this again. If I get pissed ...
by Mintstant Karma
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: out of space on flash drive
Replies: 21
Views: 745

Re: out of space on flash drive

Sorry I'm not very familiar with USB + persistance, but assuming it runs OK once you clear out some files, it's well worth a look in /var/cache/apt/archives as this can get cluttered with old packages. Noted. Thanks. :-) It would be nice if Mint would direct a user as to where to look for clutter, ...
by Mintstant Karma
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: out of space on flash drive
Replies: 21
Views: 745

Re: out of space on flash drive

mkdir /home/$USER/casper To be clear, that command will create a target directory in which the contents of casper-rw will be placed, correct? I already did this (without the terminal) and placed it on my external hard drive. Is that ok? I understand the other command you gave, but the one above: is...
by Mintstant Karma
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: out of space on flash drive
Replies: 21
Views: 745

Re: out of space on flash drive

The .mozilla folder in any installed version of Mint is always found in home/<user name> because it contains user settings. I've never used Puppy so I can't say anything useful about that. Similarly for live versions with persistence: never used, don't know. I didn't catch that the distros were on ...
by Mintstant Karma
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: out of space on flash drive
Replies: 21
Views: 745

Re: out of space on flash drive

Well I guess I've been using those two terms interchangeably, and some brief research after seeing your question shows me I was wrong to do so. So now I'm not sure which it was. But in Puppy Linux, for example, entering the root directory OR clicking the home shortcut both take me to the same place ...
by Mintstant Karma
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: out of space on flash drive
Replies: 21
Views: 745

Re: out of space on flash drive

Oh, thanks for the definition, Moem. That explains the answers Catweazel gave. You know, we're instructed to provide details about the problem, but this is an obvious downside to that. If people aren't going to read, what good do details do? I guess I will start shorter next time and if people need ...
by Mintstant Karma
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: out of space on flash drive
Replies: 21
Views: 745

Re: out of space on flash drive

Catweazel, I love your signature -- sad but true. I don't know what "TL;DR" means. How would I export my browser links? I can't get into Mint to open Firefox. But I do have a backup from a few weeks ago, which may have to do. As mentioned above, I also cannot delete the Mozilla directory because I c...
by Mintstant Karma
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: out of space on flash drive
Replies: 21
Views: 745

out of space on flash drive

Hi everyone. I've been using Linux Mint 18.2 Mate from a flash drive for almost a year. The flash drive is one of three that I have plugged into my desktop computer all the time. Each of them was created by YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer) and they contain multiple Linux distros and some ac...
by Mintstant Karma
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: unmount, and remount or mount again
Replies: 11
Views: 3818

Re: unmount, and remount or mount again

Mounting a partition isn't a one-time occurrence. You can unmount and mount until the cows come home. OK. :) And what about if I unmount a drive and then turn off the computer... will that drive automatically mount again on reboot? "That would require an entry in the file /etc/fstab. Otherwise a si...
by Mintstant Karma
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: unmount, and remount or mount again
Replies: 11
Views: 3818

Re: unmount, and remount or mount again

A lot of things may auto-mount for you such as Flash drives or even external USB hard disks. It depends on your system settings and the filesystem the drive you're talking about was formatted for too. I can routinely "mount" a FAT32 formatted Flash drive just by inserting it into a USB port. Same w...
by Mintstant Karma
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: unmount, and remount or mount again
Replies: 11
Views: 3818

Re: unmount, and remount or mount again

Thanks, everybody for your replies, and sorry for the delay. Your information has been very useful.

I'm going to go back now and see if I need to reply to any individual comments.
by Mintstant Karma
Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox keeps crashing on live Linux
Replies: 5
Views: 925

Re: Firefox keeps crashing on live Linux

Hi gtsfer, First, thank you. Using your instructions I was able to locate the Firefox profile and copy the contents into a text file, which I saved to my external hard drive. You aren't kidding; it's hard to read. But it's a lot better than nothing! I'm so grateful both for your instructions and for...
by Mintstant Karma
Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox keeps crashing on live Linux
Replies: 5
Views: 925

Firefox keeps crashing on live Linux

I've been using Linux Mint live, and have encountered a number of Firefox crashes and/or shutdowns. At least once I was able to Ctrl-Alt-Backspace and when Firefox was relaunched all my tabs were still there. Another time Firefox refused to launch at all, but eventually did tell me I had the option ...
by Mintstant Karma
Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Where can I submit documentation corrections?
Replies: 4
Views: 1308

Re: Where can I submit documentation corrections?

Hi PT. :) Well, yes, I can do that, but I'd still like to know the answer in general, since this may come up again. Or do I just have to go through someone else? Or, let's see, how to ask this without it being taken wrong... do you have some special connection to the project? (It sounded better than...
by Mintstant Karma
Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: unmount, and remount or mount again
Replies: 11
Views: 3818

Re: unmount, and remount or mount again

Thanks for your reply, EmpireITtech. While I don't necessarily doubt that my answer is somewhere in that page, I don't have the time or frankly the motivation to read it all -- it's huge! I also need to put out a reminder that I'm still pretty new to Mint and Linux in general -- this is the Newbie f...
by Mintstant Karma
Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Suggestions from a Windows User
Replies: 10
Views: 2916

Re: Suggestions from a Windows User

Hello everyone. I'm a Windows user, which has long loved the concept of Linux, yet hasn't had enough time in my life to "learn" how to use it... 1. Installing was WAY easier then I expected. Only issue: not enough details on the partition screen. Windows users DO NOT want to lose anything (dual boo...
by Mintstant Karma
Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: default partitioning scheme
Replies: 14
Views: 7475

Re: default partitioning scheme

I'm still pretty new to Mint -- been using it "live" from a flash drive for only months -- and cannot say with authority whether SiKing's idea is good or not. But it seems like a good idea, and I think something should be done with the installer in terms of partitions. The main reason, in fact, that...
by Mintstant Karma
Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Topic and Thread Icon Legend
Replies: 20
Views: 511858

Re: Topic and Thread Icon Legend

- Red icons are unread items, green are read Got it -- read are unread, green are red.................. :?: :| Wait, that can't be right... red are unred, green are red. :? [turns and walks away, still talking to self] No... red are unred, green are read. Read are unread... Costello: Who's playing ...

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