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by AndyMH
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19 upgrade from 18.3 fails with multiple errors [solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Mint 19 upgrade from 18.3 fails with multiple errors [solved]

Still not done with the customization, what a pain to have to redo that every time! I know the feeling having done it twice now 17.3 > 18.0 and 18.3 > 19.0 :( Now I have a simple log file with a launcher on the desktop - every time I make a change to the system, I make a note of it. Even with this ...
by AndyMH
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Several newbie questions
Replies: 38
Views: 865

Re: Several newbie questions

It should be working - you have the extension pack, have installed guest-additions and are a member of vboxusers group. That is everything you need on the linux side. Note - you can check that the extension pack is installed from the virtualbox manager: file > preferences > extensions. Screenshot fr...
by AndyMH
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Several newbie questions
Replies: 38
Views: 865

Re: Several newbie questions

So next check, you have installed guest-additions inside windows?
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by AndyMH
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: fstab: what did I do wrong?
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: fastab: what did I do wrong?

/mnt is an existing linux folder, you should not try to mount using it, but mount in it. /mnt is normally used for fixed drives and /media for removable drives. Instead of: UUID=cd56cea7-6cb1-41a1-9c2d-72ba1a0f2811 /mnt ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 0 try UUID=cd56cea7-6cb1-41a1-9c2d-72ba1a0f2811 /mnt/so...
by AndyMH
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Several newbie questions
Replies: 38
Views: 865

Re: Several newbie questions

Looking back through your previous post, I don't think you have installed the extension pack, it is not the same as guest-additions. Download and install it.
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by AndyMH
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linssid
Replies: 0
Views: 23

Linssid

Had linssid installed under 18.3 (and probably before that in 17.3), don't use it much but installed it when I upgraded 18.3 -> 19.0. Just tried it - nothing, absolutely nothing. No display on screen, checked running processes - nothing. Uninstalled and re-installed no change. And yes, I am connecte...
by AndyMH
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Python On Linux
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Python On Linux

Meh for IDLE
Is there a better IDE for python? It's not my 'goto' programming language and I only use it when I have to, e.g. when all the tools, libraries, etc. are available for what I want to do and it would be more painful going down a different route.
by AndyMH
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Lenovo T430S: Live Trial, error file "/boot/" not found, looping reboot to install
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: Lenovo T430S: Live Trial, error file "/boot/" not found, looping reboot to install

Could this be as simple as it won't play because you don't have a hard drive in the machine. Note you said win10 installed successfully when you put a HDD in.
by AndyMH
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Clonezilla vs Timeshift
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Clonezilla vs Timeshift

They are two completely different things: Clonezilla is an image backup tool - you need to boot it from a USB stick or CD to run it and it will then make copies of the partitions you want. You cannot restore an individual file, you have to restore the whole partition. Timeshift is a file backup tool...
by AndyMH
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Python On Linux
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Python On Linux

most popular programming language in Linux
I was surprised by that and googled, and it is by a country mile. I'd have thought C, C++, etc. would have been there (as he struggles to come to grips with C++ on the arduino) :)

If you want to use python, install idle.
by AndyMH
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remote desktop
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Remote desktop

I found a post on Mint subreddit recommending NoMachine, downloaded and installed it. Worked out of the box first time and v easy to use. Using in a linux only environment across three machines. It's also available for win so no reason to suppose that it won't work in a mixed environment.
by AndyMH
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Lenovo T430S: Live Trial, error file "/boot/" not found, looping reboot to install
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: Lenovo T430S: Live Trial, error file "/boot/" not found, looping reboot to install

On a thinkpad, or at least on mine, hitting F12 as soon as the thinkpad logo comes up will take you to the boot menu so you can select the usb drive to boot mint. I wouldn't bother with UEFI, stick with legacy (MBR), a lot simpler - in bios select "both" and it tries legacy first. Mint installs on a...
by AndyMH
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: automatic backup software
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: automatic backup software

I use timeshift (for root) and backintime (for home), both are set to backup automatically daily. Both use rsync as a back end, so first time takes a while, thereafter they only copy what has changed. Both are file level backups, i.e you can restore individual files. Infrequently (and manually) I us...
by AndyMH
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: BIOS update
Replies: 20
Views: 466

Re: BIOS update

I knew I'd seen something somewhere:

https://workaround.org/article/updating ... ash-stick/

Not tried it on the basis that if it ain't broke don't fix it. :D
by AndyMH
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Several newbie questions
Replies: 38
Views: 865

Re: Several newbie questions

If you are running win in full screen you should have the VB menu bar along the bottom of the screen, right click on the usb icon and it will bring up a list of usb devices, check the one(s) you want access to. Note, in the screenshot I don't have any usb drives plugged in.
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by AndyMH
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partition help for new install SSD+HDD[Solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Partition help for new install SSD+HDD

I wasn't aware that Linux could do page file. Don't think it is present in mint <= 18.3. Automatic in mint 19.x, if a swap partition is present it will use it, otherwise it will use a page file. Don't know whether the page file will live in the root or home partition as I've not used it. There is p...
by AndyMH
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partition help for new install SSD+HDD[Solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Partition help for new install SSD+HDD

I'd keep it simple, format everything ext4, separate root and home partitions in the SDD and mount the HDD as something like /home/you/data. I have a swap partition = same size as RAM, but next time round I wouldn't bother and let mint manage a swap file.
by AndyMH
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Man pages for idiots (like me)
Replies: 17
Views: 322

Re: Man pages for idiots (like me)

Thanks, v useful given that, at best, I know how to use 10% of those commands.
by AndyMH
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Fresh install or upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Fresh install or upgrade

Currently, my home directory is in a different partition to /, so as far as I know, all my settings are in the home directory, so doing a fresh install will retain my settings and the like, I hope!!! Is that true?? Yes it will retain your settings - exactly what I did with a fresh install moving fr...

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