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by random_jc
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Resizing/formatting logical volumes for dual install
Replies: 27
Views: 609

[SOLVED] Resizing/formatting logical volumes for dual install

Everything works!! I'm really super happy about this :D I've done just what you said and now each OS is working nicely (and shuting down nicely). I also added the grub menu back following your instructions. This is really wonderful. I hope I can invite you for dinner if we happen to be in the same t...
by random_jc
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Resizing/formatting logical volumes for dual install
Replies: 27
Views: 609

Re: Resizing/formatting logical volumes for dual install

So I mounted the two volumes you said, and then here is the fstab file: # # /etc/fstab # Created by anaconda on Thu Sep 12 17:14:39 2019 # # Accessible filesystems, by reference, are maintained under '/dev/disk' # See man pages fstab(5), findfs(8), mount(8) and/or blkid(8) for more info # /dev/mappe...
by random_jc
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Resizing/formatting logical volumes for dual install
Replies: 27
Views: 609

Re: Resizing/formatting logical volumes for dual install

Good morning :) Yes the system does load Grub on startup, and I can choose between the newly installed Mint OS (which works great) and the original CentOS one (which last time I tried did not work). Btw, please don't feel under pressure to reply rapidly. I appreciate your help a lot, and really don'...
by random_jc
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Resizing/formatting logical volumes for dual install
Replies: 27
Views: 609

Re: Resizing/formatting logical volumes for dual install

Oops... After the Mint install I can no longer log into the native OS... The startup displays [FAILED] Failed to start Switch Root. See 'systemctl status initrd-switch-root.services' for details Generating "/run/initramfs/rdsosreport.txt" Entering emergency mode. Exit the shell to continue. Type "jo...
by random_jc
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Resizing/formatting logical volumes for dual install
Replies: 27
Views: 609

[SOLVED] Resizing/formatting logical volumes for dual install

Everything seems to be working perfectly! Thank you so much! We should definitely add some emojis to express deep gratitude! :D
by random_jc
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Resizing/formatting logical volumes for dual install
Replies: 27
Views: 609

Re: Resizing/formatting logical volumes for dual install

So I changed the partitions as planned. I could then verify that I can still log in and operate with the native OS. There was a problem on shutdown, where it complained that it "cannot umount /oldroot", and then it stalled there, and I had to force stop. I'll proceed with the Mint install, but if yo...
by random_jc
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Resizing/formatting logical volumes for dual install
Replies: 27
Views: 609

Re: Resizing/formatting logical volumes for dual install

Thanks! The commands you want to see indeed returned nothing, as far as I understand: mint@mint:~$ sudo mount /dev/mapper/vg_box102-lv_scratch /mnt mint@mint:~$ sudo ls -al /mnt total 0 drwxrwxrwt. 2 root root 6 Sep 12 13:14 . drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 260 Sep 13 08:55 .. So, I'll wait for your final g...
by random_jc
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Resizing/formatting logical volumes for dual install
Replies: 27
Views: 609

Re: Resizing/formatting logical volumes for dual install

I believe that there is really nothing on "scratch", so I want to do as you just said. Can you give me a little bit more guidance on how to do it? I think I'll then be ready to go :)
by random_jc
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Resizing/formatting logical volumes for dual install
Replies: 27
Views: 609

Re: Resizing/formatting logical volumes for dual install

Thanks a lot! One point I want to clarify before I give it a try: in the installer the "scratch" partition initially appeared with the "xfs" type, not the ext4 type. I had manually asked that it be formatted into the ext4 format before taking the screenshot. Does that change something?
by random_jc
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Resizing/formatting logical volumes for dual install
Replies: 27
Views: 609

Re: Resizing/formatting logical volumes for dual install

Yes, the installer seems to allow me to do that. To be precise, I attach a screenshot of the installer (the list of "devices" goes further than what is displayed). On the screenshot I already asked that the scratch partition be reformatted into ext4 and mounted as /. I have plenty of time for doing ...
by random_jc
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Resizing/formatting logical volumes for dual install
Replies: 27
Views: 609

Resizing/formatting logical volumes for dual install

By default, the desktop computer at my institution logs into a linux distribution over which I do not have admin rights (and a network connection is required to make it work). I want to install Linux Mint separately and have a dual boot option at startup. If I run the standard Mint install, the nati...
by random_jc
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: date format in Thunderbird
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: date format in Thunderbird

This worked wonderfully, I thank you a thousand times for this solution! EDIT: well, this does change the displays as I like, but the template used when I reply to a message ("On [date], [name] wrote") still uses the wrong date format. This will cause confusion to the people with whom I correspond, ...
by random_jc
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: date format in Thunderbird
Replies: 2
Views: 168

date format in Thunderbird

I would like to set up the date format displayed in Thunderbird as YYYY-MM-DD. This is what the en_DK locale is supposed to be doing, so I set my system to this locale. ~ $ locale LANG=en_DK.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en_DK LC_CTYPE="en_DK.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC="en_DK.UTF-8" LC_TIME="en_DK.UTF-8" LC_COLLATE="en_DK....
by random_jc
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Speech recognition
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Speech recognition

I feel pain in my main hand and can only type with the other hand. I would like to find a way to get good speech recognition working on Linux Mint. I think quality matters a lot in this and expect Google to have one of the best available. I installed Chromium and tried to get the speech recognition ...
by random_jc
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: hard drive not detected
Replies: 28
Views: 8872

Re: hard drive not detected

I just found out something I find interesting, which is that the HP EliteBook 1040 G2 (quite similar to what I have) is certified by Canonical as Ubuntu-14.04-compatible: https://certification.ubuntu.com/hardware/201411-16198/ Unfortunately they don't say anything about compatibility with Ubuntu 16....
by random_jc
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: hard drive not detected
Replies: 28
Views: 8872

Re: hard drive not detected

Thanks for the link to this manual, it looks very useful. I am not sure I will be able to try finding how to turn off hyperthreading from the bios very soon, but I wonder if my processor actually does hyperthreading at all, since in the manual they seem to say that it only concerns "Core i7" CPU, wh...
by random_jc
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: hard drive not detected
Replies: 28
Views: 8872

Re: hard drive not detected

To make my question more concrete, should I stick to trying to install Linux Mint 18.1? Or can I try my luck with 18.3 without too much risk? I can still do a bunch of tests using the bootable usb to get extra info if this helps.
by random_jc
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: hard drive not detected
Replies: 28
Views: 8872

Re: hard drive not detected

This is off-topic, but concerning my claim of exclusive use of Linux-based OS's, I have been provided with a computer that had windows already installed, and since I don't need a lot of disk space, I decided that I would simply install a dual boot with Linux Mint and ignore the Windows part. At some...
by random_jc
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: hard drive not detected
Replies: 28
Views: 8872

Re: hard drive not detected

The computer is still under warranty. I just called the HP service, and they decided that they will change the motherboard! I don't know if this makes sense... They will also provide me with some means to install Windows. I am a very, very strong fan of Linux Mint, I have been using exclusively Linu...
by random_jc
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: hard drive not detected
Replies: 28
Views: 8872

Re: hard drive not detected

I think there is no option for me to disable hyperthreading in the bios. I suppose I could try to do it from Mint, but I don't have enough time to do much before the system crashes...

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