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by eegrek39
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: password box
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: password box

It's back and working ok after an update I think of Cryptscript. Thankyou for anyone who is looking at my problem.
by eegrek39
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: password box
Replies: 1
Views: 52

password box

I have lost the password login box. It appears for about one second and then disappears altogether. If I type in the password then boot continues with no problems. I have tried two timeshift snapshots without any success. I have installed the latest kernel 5.8 with no success. Does anyone have an an...
by eegrek39
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Bootup Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Bootup Problem

I have had a small boot problem with Linux 20 where I turn on the computer and wait for the sign in screen. The machine seems to boot ok but when the linux splash screen shows up there is no sign in box. I then have to press the off button and then reboot as normal and the splash screen then works f...
by eegrek39
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Has anyone played around with MX Linux?
Replies: 47
Views: 7245

Re: Has anyone played around with MX Linux?

I was seduced by the published download figures so I thought I would give it a try. It has a really different feel to it, but I managed to get all my bits and pieces working - I have some freecad drawings which are animated and this worked o.k with the python macros but no different than mint 19.1. ...
by eegrek39
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: initramfs
Replies: 18
Views: 820

Re: initramfs

I think the computer is about 6 years old and I have been using Linux mint since it was new as windows was almost unusable from the start. It is a standard HDD at the moment but I might try an SSD instead assuming the rest of the machine would support such an upgrade. Many thanks for your advice thi...
by eegrek39
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: initramfs
Replies: 18
Views: 820

Re: initramfs

I'll try the smart thingy in a minute. At the moment I have tried the boot in recovery mode and it is trying every input eg sb3/3/3-3:1.0/0003:0458:003.0012/input/input23 ( the input23 is indexing up one at a time. I dont know how long I have to wait or how many inputs it has to try before finishing...
by eegrek39
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: initramfs
Replies: 18
Views: 820

Re: initramfs

When you say the device was toast do you mean that my hard disc drive has failed in some way. If so this may be why I have had this problem twice before ( over a number of years ) I suddenly get the initramfs message and the only way I have overcome the problem was to reinstall Linux Mint as a fresh...
by eegrek39
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: initramfs
Replies: 18
Views: 820

Re: initramfs

root@mint:/home/mint# sudo e2fsck -b 32768 -fvC0y /dev/sda1 e2fsck 1.44.1 (24-Mar-2018) Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes Inode 18745411 passes checks, but checksum does not match inode. Fix<y>? For the sudo dump etc instruction I cant seem to get the (down Line) before grep superblock. I n...
by eegrek39
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: initramfs
Replies: 18
Views: 820

Re: initramfs

this is what I get after runining fsck etc
root@mint:/home/mint# sudo e2fsck -fvC0y /dev/sda1
e2fsck 1.44.1 (24-Mar-2018)
e2fsck: Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read while trying to open /dev/sda1
Could this be a zero-length partition?
by eegrek39
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: initramfs
Replies: 18
Views: 820

Re: initramfs

Oh the problem with this is that my installation on usb is 19.0 and not 19.1 which was updated from the previous version.
by eegrek39
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: initramfs
Replies: 18
Views: 820

Re: initramfs

mint@mint:~$ sudo suthanks root@mint:/home/mint# sudo blkid /dev/sda1: UUID="6d827b7c-93ef-450c-9dcc-c663294c603d" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="c6bf3404-01" /dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs" /dev/sdb1: UUID="2018-06-26-16-24-01-00" LABEL="Linux Mint 19 MATE 64-bit" TYPE="iso9660" PTUUID="7ffce341" PTTYPE="dos" P...
by eegrek39
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: initramfs
Replies: 18
Views: 820

Re: initramfs

sorry warfrat I am a bit of an idiot - how do I get to a terminal window as I cannot get into linux mint. Do you mean I should use my installation usb to get into linux mint and then use the terminal from there.
by eegrek39
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: initramfs
Replies: 18
Views: 820

initramfs

I have the dreaded initramfs prompt after booting up Linux mint 19.1. I have tried fsck -y /dev/sda1 with little success. I get the boot options and it tries to reboot but after the LM logo with the 5 dots underneath it still returns to (initramfs). Is there an easy solution or do I need to reinstal...
by eegrek39
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Eric IDE installed won't launch
Replies: 2
Views: 2037

Re: Eric IDE installed won't launch

I had the same problem - at first the eric6 splash screen showed but the application never launched. I ensured I installed the required dependencies as shown on the eric website. After trying a few things even the splash screen disappeared and nothing at all happened. The way I got it to launch was ...
by eegrek39
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LM19 - eric fails to Launch (Solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: LM19 - eric fails to Launch (Solved)

O.K I have solved it in the end if anyone else has the problem - I made sure that all the pre-requisites were installed but the last thing I did was to type sudo apt install python3-pip and this made eric launch. as a bonus it asked me if I would like to get the later version eric6 which I said yes ...
by eegrek39
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LM19 - eric fails to Launch (Solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 472

LM19 - eric fails to Launch (Solved)

I can Install eric using the software manager but it will not launch. I can install and launch pycharm but it cannot find PyQt4 and I can't seem to configure it to do so. I have installed IDLE(using Python-3,6) and this can find PyQt4. So what is missing to make eric fail to launch and/or how do I c...
by eegrek39
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Trying to get Lock On Modern Air Combat (LOMAC) working on Wine
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Trying to get Lock On Modern Air Combat (LOMAC) working on Wine

There is a very good flight simulator called LockOn which I have used on my Windows 32 Laptop. I am trying to use Wine to see if I can get it to work on Linux MInt 18.3. I have a copy of the program on a USB and I am trying to install and Boot this application. I get as far as the Splash screen whic...
by eegrek39
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual Boot Two Linux Versions(Solved)
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Dual Boot Two Linux Versions(Solved)

I am using Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia and find it stable with no problems. However, I would like to try Linux Mint 19 "Tara" Mate Beta Release. I have downloaded and made a bootable usb stick and have tried the live version. It would now be nice to install the beta version on the hard disc along side ve...
by eegrek39
Mon May 28, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: recover usb drive
Replies: 24
Views: 1625

Re: recover usb drive

Yes I agree Andy, I sometimes don't know when to quit when facing this sort of problem. Thank you for your reply anyway
by eegrek39
Mon May 28, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: recover usb drive
Replies: 24
Views: 1625

Re: recover usb drive

AndyMH - I have tried all the options with mkusb in desperation with no success or perhaps partial success since it gets to 11% before freezing up. I think this is my fault entirely since I should have reformatted the drive on which I had many windows files and I used the drive in Linux and so mixed...

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