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by cdgoldin
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot problems when name of sda disk changed
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Boot problems when name of sda disk changed

Thank you for your reply. My /etc/fstab uses UUID's for root, home and swap, but uses LABEL to mount and share my Windoze volumes permanently. I decided that LABEL is better than /dev/sd.., since it avoids the problem of a potential change in the sd.. order, although it creates a problem if the volu...
by cdgoldin
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot problems when name of sda disk changed
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Boot problems when name of sda disk changed

I have a dual-boot system with windoze installed on sda and Linux Mint 19.3 installed on sdb. The boot menu and grub are installed on both disks, and I (usually) boot from sda. Recently, I changed the name (label) of the sda disk, and Mint would hang while booting, displaying the Mint logo, and fina...
by cdgoldin
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Restore procedure no longer works
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Restore procedure no longer works

How would I do a fsck if it won't boot? Can it be run from Live CD against a different installation?
by cdgoldin
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Restore procedure no longer works
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Restore procedure no longer works

My system restore procedure is a script that runs from a live CD. First it mounts the existing root and home partitions (sdb1 and sdb6), then it formats them, then it restores them from a tarball backup, then it updates /etc/fstab to reflect the new UUIDs for home, swap and root, and then it tries t...
by cdgoldin
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint boots twice after running Windows
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: Mint boots twice after running Windows

The Grub menu did have a Windows 7 boot option, which I removed via Grub Customizer while trying to fix this issue. A side note, it's strange that it had windows 7 option as I upgraded to Linux from Windows 10 preview edition. If there IS a windows bootloader, how do I find and remove this? 1) Linu...
by cdgoldin
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint boots twice after running Windows
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: Mint boots twice after running Windows

I have the same problem, which started several months ago (under Mint 19.2, and continues with Mint 19.3). I don't think it has anything to do with the Windoze boot loader, because it also occurs when I issue the following commands from Linux, and then boot from grub only (bypassing the Windoze boot...
by cdgoldin
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't boot without Ctl-Alt-F1 & startx
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Can't boot without Ctl-Alt-F1 & startx

I decided to reinstall Mint 19.1, which "solved" the problem. Thank you for your assistance.
by cdgoldin
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't boot without Ctl-Alt-F1 & startx
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Can't boot without Ctl-Alt-F1 & startx

>Hello, cdgoldwin. It's "cdgoldin", no "w" :) You should be a bit more precise. Dual-booting Windows 10 and Mint 19.1 cannot have worked for many years for 2 reasons: + Mint 19.1 was released less than a year ago only + You upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10 only recently, as you tell yourself. Unnec...
by cdgoldin
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't boot without Ctl-Alt-F1 & startx
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Can't boot without Ctl-Alt-F1 & startx

I have a dual-boot (Windows (on sda) and Linux Mint 19.1 (on sdb)) system, that has been working just fine for many years. I recently "upgraded" the Windows partition (sda1) from W7 to W10. There were no hardware changes. I can boot into Windoze without any problem, but when I try to boot into Linux...
by cdgoldin
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19
Replies: 76
Views: 23308

Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19 <SOLVED>

Thanks to the Mint team for an issue-free update from 18.3 Cinnamon to 19 Cinnamon.... Here is a sample with output when attempting to execute gparted: ... Unit -.mount does not exist, proceeding anyway. I wish that my "update" from 18.3 Cinnamon to 19.0 Cinnamon had gone as smoothly as yours. I sp...
by cdgoldin
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Linux Mint keeps losing internet connection
Replies: 19
Views: 4245

Re: Linux Mint keeps losing internet connection

Wifi power management causing issues sudo sed -i "s/wifi.powersave = 3/wifi.powersave = 2/g" /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/default-wifi-powersave-on.conf sudo systemctl restart network-manager.service Thank you very much. This solved my problem. But what does the first command (sudo sed...) actually do?
by cdgoldin
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [Solved]Samsung M288x Scanner and Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 12
Views: 4985

Re: [Solved]Samsung M288x Scanner and Mint 19 Cinnamon

HP explicitly states that its drivers do NOT support Mint 19. In some cases the drivers for 18.3 will still work. In other cases the won't. We need to wait for either HP or the Mint developers to resolve the problem introduced in Mint 19.
by cdgoldin
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Printers don't work with Mint 19
Replies: 12
Views: 587

Re: Printers don't work with Mint 19

What you offered was insulting and completely unhelpful. If that's how you feel, it's best to ignore it and instead focus (in the positive) on those who are trying to help you despite your attitude. You were asked to supply details, but chose to sneer at someone else instead; not the best use of yo...
by cdgoldin
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Printers don't work with Mint 19
Replies: 12
Views: 587

Re: HP 1606 and OKI

tell us how these devices are connected: ie usb or wireless? (I ask because 2 usb connections can be tricky ..) Neither. They are both connected to the router via CAT5 wire. But why should USB (or any) connections be "tricky". Everything should be plug and play, after installing the correct drivers...
by cdgoldin
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Printers don't work with Mint 19
Replies: 12
Views: 587

Re: Printers don't work with Mint 19

catweazel wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:15 am
Good luck getting help.
What you offered was insulting and completely unhelpful. Thank you.
by cdgoldin
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Printers don't work with Mint 19
Replies: 12
Views: 587

Re: Printers don't work with Mint 19

Last week i installed not only mint 19 on a friends system but went back next day as he tried to hook up his 1 yr old HP officejet pro 6970 printer with zero success...needless to say, by using the instructions EXACTLY as outlined in "easy linux" i had it up and running in about 5 minutes Obviously...
by cdgoldin
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Printers don't work with Mint 19
Replies: 12
Views: 587

Printers don't work with Mint 19

After installing Mint 19, and my OKI C330dn and HP1606dn printers, neither work. The OKI will print a "self-test page", but not a "test page", or anything else. The HP will print a blank sheet in all cases. Under "settings" the HP is set to color (which it doesn't have) and the setting can't be chan...
by cdgoldin
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to boot into Linux Mint 19 64-Bit With EasyBCD 2.3 (Dual Boot Setup Windows 10 )
Replies: 19
Views: 5936

Re: Unable to boot into Linux Mint 19 64-Bit With EasyBCD 2.3 (Dual Boot Setup Windows 10 )

I believe the problem is that EasyBCD and/or Grub4DOS (which it uses) can't handle more than one Linux system on a volume, probably because a data field is too small. In my case: HDD0 contains the following partitions: C=Windows7 (NTFS); D, E, F and G=Data partitions (FAT) HDD1 contains the followin...
by cdgoldin
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart
Replies: 122
Views: 23159

Re: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart

I had the same problem this morning (26-March-2018) after allowing "Update Manager" to install the "virtualbox 5.1.34" update. (This purportedly updated my VirtualBox installation from version 5.2.6 to (the current) version 5.2.8 ). Following the update, I couldn't start VirtualBox by clicking the d...
by cdgoldin
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: desktop icon size(s)
Replies: 9
Views: 25230

Re: desktop icon size(s)

hi everybody. I'm new to Mint and I found these posts helpful, but I couldn't set the icon size to 75%. I had no options between 66 and 100%. Why is that? Because there are no other options with the current version of Mint. Perhaps earlier versions had more options, or even allowed the user to spec...

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