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by whitelight999
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to backup your stuff UNIX-style
Replies: 41
Views: 58186

Re: How to backup your stuff UNIX-style

Regarding the first part of the tutorial So if you wanted a script which had to run on both MBR and GPT drives sudo gdisk -l /dev/sda | grep "MBR only" sudo gdisk -l /dev/sda | grep "GPT present" If #MBR then dd if=/dev/hda of=/tmp/hda-mbr.bin bs=512 count=1 elseif #GPT ??? fi Anyone know what to pu...
by whitelight999
Tue May 30, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to backup your stuff UNIX-style
Replies: 41
Views: 58186

Re: How to backup your stuff UNIX-style

How would you do the first part if you had a GPT instead of MBR ?
by whitelight999
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Plustek OpticFilm 7200 scanner with lInux
Replies: 0
Views: 587

Plustek OpticFilm 7200 scanner with lInux

Hi I don't know a lot about scanners. :oops: Someone asked me to connect their Plustek OpticFilm 7200 scanner to their Linux computer The scanner is old maybe 10 years. It works in windows and I can see the scanner when I run a lsusb command after I plug it in. Been googling but cannot find a piece ...
by whitelight999
Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: How to write a Bash shell script - by example
Replies: 42
Views: 33322

Re: How to write a Bash shell script - by example

Optimised the code a bit. The final draft( I hope) has 1200 lines 300 of which are comments. I left it at that and refused to break it up. I was looking at some other at some other "famous" bash programs in the repos some huge ones I mentioned inxi at 15,000 neofetch another was 3500 lines. Where do...
by whitelight999
Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: How to write a Bash shell script - by example
Replies: 42
Views: 33322

Re: How to write a Bash shell script - by example

HI question? Fairly new to bash scripting I had to write one for work, it kinda grew quite long as extra things got added. Whats the longest bash script you have written? Is there any guidelines to how long a bash script file should be before you spilt into exterior modules , i.e. multiple files I w...
by whitelight999
Sat May 14, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Software and update manager will not open.
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: Software and update manager will not open.

Hi, whitelight999. Your post submitted at 20:37 and mine submitted at 20:41 overlapped. Means you submitted while I was typing. In short words, it may even be easier to recover than hoped. Your dpkg list and the ls output suggest Python is intact, only 1 symlink needs correcting. The symbolic link ...
by whitelight999
Sat May 14, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Software and update manager will not open.
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: Software and update manager will not open.

Hi, whitelight999. Can you be bothered to run ls -l /usr/bin/python* again and post the complete screen output. This time do not drop the final * attached to python . Provided my assumption is right then the Python software that comes with Mint 17.3 might still be present. Only the reference(s) und...
by whitelight999
Sat May 14, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Software and update manager will not open.
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: Software and update manager will not open.

Hi, whitelight999. Just noticed there may be no reason to wait for me to switch to Mint 17.x in order to determine the needed pyhton packages. The commandline dpkg --list python2.7* python3* will list the available python software packages. Not all of them will be needed. But the dpkg output might ...
by whitelight999
Sat May 14, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Software and update manager will not open.
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: Software and update manager will not open.

Hello, whitelight999. Hm. The command which python should never come back empty, no matter which Python version may be the only Python version or the primary Python version on a system. A lot of system applications depend on Python and depend on /usr/bin/python being present. What is the screen out...
by whitelight999
Sat May 14, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Software and update manager will not open.
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: Software and update manager will not open.

Yes, I did install a version of python. which python runs and returns no message or error output to terminal dpkg --list python output of Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Er...
by whitelight999
Sat May 14, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Software and update manager will not open.
Replies: 13
Views: 565

[SOLVED] Software and update manager will not open.

Hi I searched the forums but cannot find an exact solved thread on this specific to what I am seeing. Linux mint 17.3 rosa MATE 64-bit Problem When I click on the GUI for Update manager and software manager it prompts for password and then nothing happens. If I enter the following commands in Termin...
by whitelight999
Sun May 01, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to backup your stuff UNIX-style
Replies: 41
Views: 58186

Re: How to backup your stuff UNIX-style

Thanks for that Just finished first back up of system, I used to work in a place years ago where we had dozens of HP-UX machines. We used to back them up once a month to a tape machine with that tar -pcvf command. I was in Hardware maintenance at the time. Cannot remember how big were the tapes or w...
by whitelight999
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Cannot mount hard drive
Replies: 11
Views: 2058

Re: Cannot mount hard drive

I had same error I had two HDD in machine One windows (multiple partitions) , one Linux The problem was one of the partitions in the windows was not formatted, one I had never used up to that point, My solution was to Run a Full format (NFTS) not a quick format on this empty partition and errors are...
by whitelight999
Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your oldest running computer
Replies: 47
Views: 2366

Re: Your oldest running computer

Dell optiplex GX260 (made in 2002) 2GB RAM 40GB HDD + Secondary 300GB HDD2 Intel® Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz Linux mint 17.3 operating system 32 bit PCI Wifi card Runs fine for basic computing and web browsing, Takes about five minutes to boot :? I can upgrade the processor to 3GHZ tying to find one f...
by whitelight999
Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I come in peace.
Replies: 6
Views: 276

I come in peace.

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