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by MintBean
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift snapshots
Replies: 10
Views: 151

Re: Timeshift snapshots

Timeshift can be used to back up your user data (music, movies etc) but doesn't by default. There's a good reason for this - if an update borks your system, you want to be able to roll back the system WITHOUT reverting changes to your user files - like that document you've just spent a bunch of time...
by MintBean
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift snapshots
Replies: 10
Views: 151

Re: Timeshift snapshots

I make a Baseline and never delete that one, because it contains a full copy of all the System files. That's true, but EVERY snapshot contains a full copy of all the system files so you're quite safe to delete the original. A hard link to a file (which is what snapshots use to refer back to an earl...
by MintBean
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Where to Download
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Where to Download

Just pick one. No big deal if you chose one on the opposite side of the world.
by MintBean
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift snapshots
Replies: 10
Views: 151

Re: Timeshift snapshots

Snapshots share components that haven't changed between them to conserve space, so it might not waste as much storage as you guess. That said, I have a clean out from time to time and only keep the latest. If it's been running fine for a couple of days there's no reason to keep older ones.
by MintBean
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Catweazel - over and out
Replies: 40
Views: 996

Re: Catweazel - over and out

Stick around buddy, at least to shoot the breeze if nothing more.
by MintBean
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: accessing my local disk E from windows
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: accessing my local disk E from windows

Do not drop any money - you'll likely get ripped off. Most likely it's just a misconception on your part and we can fix it here.
by MintBean
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Where did Software Manager go?
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: [SOLVED] Where did Software Manager go?

Most likely you removed one of its dependencies, taking software manager with it.
by MintBean
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: accessing my local disk E from windows
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: accessing my local disk E from windows

In fairness to Mint, the option you undoubtedly selected does say something to the effect of 'erase disk and install Linux Mint.'
by MintBean
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift and required file systems?
Replies: 56
Views: 932

Re: Timeshift and required file systems?

Yes, Timeshift uses the snapshot feature of BTRFS or the hardlink feature of EXT4. Whilst it could be modified to use, say NTFS it would be a substantial amount of work due to the lack of either of those features.
by MintBean
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: high cpu usage with no activity
Replies: 18
Views: 521

Re: high cpu usage with no activity

Hi bash64, Yes I've seen the same. I also installed from beta. The issue seemed to appear after I ran the commands the blog directs to 'upgrade' from beta to full release. I reverted using timeshift and the issue seems to be gone. I also noticed cinnamon --replace using a massive chunk of CPU when i...
by MintBean
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Donate CPU time w/Bitcoin mining
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Donate CPU time w/Bitcoin mining

Just send them the value of the electricity you would have used. It will be more lucrative for them.
by MintBean
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: One thing stops me...
Replies: 26
Views: 755

Re: One thing stops me...

Yeah sounds like Mac-Os is the way forward for you.
by MintBean
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Mounting DATA partition in Mint 19
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: Mounting DATA partition in Mint 19

/dev/disk/by-uuid/5E8AA2BB8AA28ED9 /mnt/Data auto nosuid,nodev,nofail,x-gvfs-show 0 0Okay, not his setup, but the only difference is UUID.

'/dev/disk/by-uuid/' is just an alternative for 'UUID='
by MintBean
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grumpy old man maybe
Replies: 26
Views: 493

Re: Grumpy old man maybe

Yeah, they're not fans of help vampires on the Arch forums. I don't find their stance unreasonable. If you can't be bothered to attempt some basic research before asking a question, you've no place using a tech enthusiast distro.
by MintBean
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which version of Linux Mint do I need, 64-bit or 32-bit?
Replies: 16
Views: 309

Re: Which version of Linux Mint do I need, 64-bit or 32-bit?

He specifically needs to know what computer you have.
by MintBean
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Mounting DATA partition in Mint 19
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: Mounting DATA partition in Mint 19

There's no need to play with fstab if you don't have a particular urge to. Mounting partitions using Gnome Disc Utility is pretty intuitive.
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by MintBean
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Notice to Mint 19 Beta Users
Replies: 26
Views: 604

Re: Notice to Mint 19 Beta Users

Cheers Pjotr.
by MintBean
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Notice to Mint 19 Beta Users
Replies: 26
Views: 604

Notice to Mint 19 Beta Users

This is taken from the Mint 19 release blog post. Thought it was worth posting here as those running the beta might not check those blog posts out. If you are running the BETA, perform a system snapshot, use the Update Manager to apply available updates, run the following commands and reboot: apt re...
by MintBean
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: fortran programming
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: fortran programming

I would take the results of that poll with a humungous grain of salt. In the last few years assembly language has taken off and is now as popular as C#? Yeah right.
by MintBean
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Future of Linux Mint Mate
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Future of Linux Mint Mate

fallendaemon wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:09 pm
I have been reading several forums lately and have gotten it in my head that linux mint with mate is on the way out in a few distros
What do you mean? 'Linux Mint with mate' is only available in one distro.

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