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by MagnifiKat
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [RESOLVED: using Grsync instead!] Déjà Dup installed in 18.2 KDE, but fails to launch
Replies: 22
Views: 857

[RESOLVED: using Grsync instead!] Déjà Dup installed in 18.2 KDE, but fails to launch

Hi MagnifiKat, You are welcome... Let us know which one you like. My favorite for backing up the DATA partition is grsync (a gui frontend for rsync). Back again, folks! Since my last posting, I have been doing much research on alternatives to Déjà Dup, both for backups and copy/paste file and direc...
by MagnifiKat
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [RESOLVED: using Grsync instead!] Déjà Dup installed in 18.2 KDE, but fails to launch
Replies: 22
Views: 857

Re: Déjà Dup installed in 18.2 KDE, but fails to launch

Hi MagnifiKat I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well. I would recommend using another backup application like "Lucky Backup", Timeshift, Backintime, FreeFileSync, etc... Should we replace Deja Dup as the default backup solution? : Ubuntu https://www.r...
by MagnifiKat
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [RESOLVED: using Grsync instead!] Déjà Dup installed in 18.2 KDE, but fails to launch
Replies: 22
Views: 857

Re: Déjà Dup installed in 18.2 KDE, but fails to launch

noapic and nomodeset are not commands, but command line options. Try to look at this: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132 And again: Make sure that you can enter the grub boot menu, this is your easy way out of boot errors! :) Oh, and btw: AFAIK grub is always beta, no problem there! ...
by MagnifiKat
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [RESOLVED: using Grsync instead!] Déjà Dup installed in 18.2 KDE, but fails to launch
Replies: 22
Views: 857

Re: Déjà Dup installed in 18.2 KDE, but fails to launch

I am not sure what your problem with déjà dup is, but you could try to run it as sudo - but this may also be a bad idea! Hmmmm! This would be a last-resort course of action, since, for security reasons, I tend to concur with your opinion, fungus, that this indeed may be a very bad idea! Regarding y...
by MagnifiKat
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [RESOLVED: using Grsync instead!] Déjà Dup installed in 18.2 KDE, but fails to launch
Replies: 22
Views: 857

Re: Déjà Dup installed in 18.2 KDE, but fails to launch

Regarding my regular daily Mint software freeze-ups and crashes, and resultant necessary hard resets, please note each time I reboot my PC, the following brief notification appears:- [ 0.040000] ..MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC It occurs to me this very well could be part of the pr...
by MagnifiKat
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [RESOLVED: using Grsync instead!] Déjà Dup installed in 18.2 KDE, but fails to launch
Replies: 22
Views: 857

Re: Déjà Dup installed in 18.2 KDE, but fails to launch

That is a command line tool. Apparently the GUI is called "deja-dup-preferences", so try to execute "/usr/bin/deja-dup-preferences" (or find the right path using "whereis deja-dup-preferences"). Yes, thank you, fungus. I have tried both of these options, albeit still unsuccessfully, as per the foll...
by MagnifiKat
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [RESOLVED: using Grsync instead!] Déjà Dup installed in 18.2 KDE, but fails to launch
Replies: 22
Views: 857

Re: Déjà Dup installed in 18.2 KDE, but fails to launch

That is a command line tool. Apparently the GUI is called "deja-dup-preferences", so try to execute "/usr/bin/deja-dup-preferences" (or find the right path using "whereis deja-dup-preferences"). Thanks, fungus. Due to frequent Mint freeze-ups and crashes, necessarily I am accessing this forum from ...
by MagnifiKat
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [RESOLVED: using Grsync instead!] Déjà Dup installed in 18.2 KDE, but fails to launch
Replies: 22
Views: 857

Re: Déjà Dup installed in 18.2 KDE, but fails to launch

What happens if you omit the "--display DISPLAY" part of the command line? Answer: I regret nothing very helpful! This is all I get: chris@Esprimo ~ $ /usr/bin/deja-dup You must specify a mode Usage: deja-dup [OPTION...] deja-dup --backup deja-dup --restore [FILES…] deja-dup --restore-missing DIREC...
by MagnifiKat
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [RESOLVED: using Grsync instead!] Déjà Dup installed in 18.2 KDE, but fails to launch
Replies: 22
Views: 857

Re: Déjà Dup installed in 18.2 KDE, but fails to launch

You must execute "/usr/bin/deja-dup" from a command line :) Thank you for your kind response, fungus. Of Déjà Dup's five suggested command-line options, the only one I hoped might be able launch my requisite disc-to-disc file transfer application is as shown below: chris@Esprimo ~ $ /usr/bin/deja-d...
by MagnifiKat
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [RESOLVED: using Grsync instead!] Déjà Dup installed in 18.2 KDE, but fails to launch
Replies: 22
Views: 857

Re: Déjà Dup installed in 18.2 KDE, but fails to launch

Searching didn't yield any particular reason it shouldn't work in KDE but you never know. Try running it from the terminal and copy/paste any error messages that come up in the terminal here. Thanks for your kind suggestion, but I am uncertain of the correct command which will actually run Déjà Dup...
by MagnifiKat
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [RESOLVED: using Grsync instead!] Déjà Dup installed in 18.2 KDE, but fails to launch
Replies: 22
Views: 857

[RESOLVED: using Grsync instead!] Déjà Dup installed in 18.2 KDE, but fails to launch

Greetings again from Ireland! Successfully I have installed, via command line code sudo apt-get install deja-dup , my preferred backup and file transfer application: Déjà Dup. However, despite surprisingly its not showing up anywhere in the Mint application launcher, typing deja-dup in the search pa...
by MagnifiKat
Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How partition Mint 17.1 KDE for NAS data transfer?
Replies: 14
Views: 801

[SOLVED] How partition Mint 17.1 KDE for NAS data transfer?

I don't know about this. I've never wanted to use LVM. Perhaps these pages will help. Thanks for the interesting link, Buzzsaw! Accordingly, I propose leave unchecked Use LVM with the new Linux Mint installation . I am most confident now that I shall be able undertake a brand new installation of Mi...
by MagnifiKat
Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How partition Mint 17.1 KDE for NAS data transfer?
Replies: 14
Views: 801

How partition Mint 17.1 KDE for openSUSE 11.4 data transfer?

I don't think it would work out very well if you copied everything in your current openSUSE home directory to your new Linux Mint one, for the reason I said in my post on Tuesday Jun 09 at 10:47 pm. It would be ok to copy documents, emails, bookmarks and other personal files, but copying settings f...
by MagnifiKat
Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How partition Mint 17.1 KDE for NAS data transfer?
Replies: 14
Views: 801

How partition Mint 17.1 KDE for openSUSE 11.4 data transfer?

When I install a new distro, I first copy the entire content of my home directory to my nas, Then install the new distro. Thank you for your kind response. Yes, this is just what I plan to do: ie. COPY everything on our openSUSE /home directory to our NAS device, prior to installing Linux Mint. Aft...
by MagnifiKat
Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How partition Mint 17.1 KDE for NAS data transfer?
Replies: 14
Views: 801

How partition Mint 17.1 KDE for openSUSE 11.4 data transfer?

I think the main benefit is that the home directory is isolated, and so is meant to be safer than if it's in the root partition. I don't think it really is safer though. If a hard drive fails, all of the partitions are destroyed. I personally wouldn't want to install a new version of a distribution...
by MagnifiKat
Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How partition Mint 17.1 KDE for NAS data transfer?
Replies: 14
Views: 801

How partition Mint 17.1 KDE for openSUSE 11.4 data transfer?

Thank you for your further kind response, Buzzsaw, and my apologies for the unavoidable delay in reverting. I have a few related follow-up questions which I intend posting on Sunday evening (June 14). Cheers!

MagnifiKat
by MagnifiKat
Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How partition Mint 17.1 KDE for NAS data transfer?
Replies: 14
Views: 801

How partition Mint 17.1 KDE for openSUSE 11.4 data transfer?

Should the hard disc of our Mint installation PC be set up with THREE (3) partitions: Not necessarily. I use only '/' and 'swap'. If you don't allocate a partition for '/boot' and '/home' etc., they'll automatically get put in the root ('/') partition. Thank you for your most helpful response, Buzz...
by MagnifiKat
Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How partition Mint 17.1 KDE for NAS data transfer?
Replies: 14
Views: 801

How partition Mint 17.1 KDE for openSUSE 11.4 data transfer?

The data transfer is up to you, not the installer. I always only use /, /swap, and /home Why you think you need a /boot partition? Thank you for your kind reply, Habitual. I have noted in my research that some people like to have an additional (primary) /boot partition in order to hold the Boot GRU...
by MagnifiKat
Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How partition Mint 17.1 KDE for NAS data transfer?
Replies: 14
Views: 801

[UNRESOLVED] How partition Mint 17.1 KDE for data transfer?

Over a month now having passed, I am disappointed that no-one is able to answer my query. Re optimum partitioning of Mint 17.1 KDE and subsequent importation of all files, configurations, preferences, downloads, etc, from our existing openSUSE 11.4 KDE, I am somewhat confused by the oftentimes contr...
by MagnifiKat
Sun May 03, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How partition Mint 17.1 KDE for NAS data transfer?
Replies: 14
Views: 801

[SOLVED] How partition Mint 17.1 KDE for NAS data transfer?

Greetings from Ireland! What, please, is the best and safest procedure for transferring all files, configurations, preferences, downloads, etc, from our existing openSUSE 11.4 KDE to a brand new installation of Mint 17.1 KDE, using a Netgear 4-bay NAS as the intermediate back-up and cloning medium? ...

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