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by AndyMH
Sat May 18, 2024 2:45 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello. Prospective Linux User in Canada.
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Hello. Prospective Linux User in Canada.

As a T430 user, mint will install "out of the box" with everything working.
by AndyMH
Fri May 17, 2024 4:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Won't boot past tty1
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Won't boot past tty1

Fresh install is probably easiest unless you have a timeshift snapshot, and if not why not?
by AndyMH
Fri May 17, 2024 3:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Any tips before I install Mint Xfce 21.3 alongside Lubuntu?
Replies: 29
Views: 431

Re: Any tips before I install Mint Xfce 21.3 alongside Lubuntu?

My bad, it's several years since I installed it. Although in fairness, the setup wizard that runs when you first launch it will have prompted you for what you want to backup.

Run the normal version (not root) and add your home folder as shown in my earlier screenshot.
by AndyMH
Fri May 17, 2024 1:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Any tips before I install Mint Xfce 21.3 alongside Lubuntu?
Replies: 29
Views: 431

Re: Any tips before I install Mint Xfce 21.3 alongside Lubuntu?

Have you launched backintime (root)? Your screenshot is what I see if I do that. Run the "normal" backintime and I see this:
Screenshot from 2024-05-17 18-43-10.png
When you install backintime you get two entries in the menu, you do not want backintime (root):
menu.jpg
by AndyMH
Fri May 17, 2024 11:06 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Now this is exciting for me- Winamp
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Now this is exciting for me- Winamp

You can use winamp skins with audacious, I do. I'm interested as I was a winamp user in my win days.
by AndyMH
Fri May 17, 2024 10:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Through Hell and High Water with Asus and Mint 21.3
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: Through Hell and High Water with Asus and Mint 21.3

prezesnc wrote: Fri May 17, 2024 9:29 am Well, he should not be using standard Mint ISO with the hardware he has.
Newbies don't know this and have to be told or find out the hard way.

I'm not an asus user, but there is this as well, maybe useful:
https://asus-linux.org/
by AndyMH
Fri May 17, 2024 10:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GParted won't boot
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: GParted won't boot

You don't need separate / and /home partitions, it's a personal preference. Makes life a bit easier if you need to do a fresh install (you get to keep your configs and data files). This is what my system drive looks like: Screenshot from 2024-05-17 15-45-47.png Note - you don't need a separate swap ...
by AndyMH
Fri May 17, 2024 8:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Through Hell and High Water with Asus and Mint 21.3
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: Through Hell and High Water with Asus and Mint 21.3

prezesnc wrote: Fri May 17, 2024 8:35 am Secure boot --> does not make difference if on or off.
It does with the standard iso, a bug with it enabled, fixed in the edge iso.
by AndyMH
Fri May 17, 2024 8:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Through Hell and High Water with Asus and Mint 21.3
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: Through Hell and High Water with Asus and Mint 21.3

I made it to where I have to pick a drive. Nothing was listed.
Check your sata mode in BIOS, you are looking for RST/VMD/optane - disable it and set the sata mode AHCI. Note this will cause win problems, google on how to change win from RST to AHCI.
by AndyMH
Thu May 16, 2024 2:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: clean install mint 21.3 boots to initramfs (SOLVED)
Replies: 14
Views: 261

Re: clean install mint 21.3 boots to initramfs

I can see nothing wrong in the boot-repair output so let it re-install grub and see if it works.
by AndyMH
Thu May 16, 2024 1:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Any tips before I install Mint Xfce 21.3 alongside Lubuntu?
Replies: 29
Views: 431

Re: Any tips before I install Mint Xfce 21.3 alongside Lubuntu?

Which things do you back up with Timeshift and which with Backintime? In timeshift I have included hidden files in home in the snapshots. This is optional. In backintime I just use the defaults, this includes all of home so it also takes snapshots of my hidden files. Also, I currently use a separat...
by AndyMH
Thu May 16, 2024 11:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: clean install mint 21.3 boots to initramfs (SOLVED)
Replies: 14
Views: 261

Re: clean install mint 21.3 boots to initramfs

Ubuntu is showing. Run boot-repair, there is a copy on your install stick. I can't remember if it gives you an option to upload to pastebin and paste a link. If you post the output, please use code tags as there is a lot of it, guidance here: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=2119362&...
by AndyMH
Thu May 16, 2024 11:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Any tips before I install Mint Xfce 21.3 alongside Lubuntu?
Replies: 29
Views: 431

Re: Any tips before I install Mint Xfce 21.3 alongside Lubuntu?

klu9 wrote: Thu May 16, 2024 10:54 am Thanks for the info. Just to check, you're talking about using BackInTime to complement Timeshift, right? Or as a replacement for the pre-installed Backup Tool? Or some other usage?
To complement timeshift, use both.
by AndyMH
Thu May 16, 2024 9:47 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: << SOLVED >> Whats filled my root?
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: << SOLVED >> Whats filled my root?

There is a backstory on foxclone: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=2302809#p2302809 When I first started with mint I wrote my own rsync backup scripts, then found timeshift and backintime. I still have an rsync script backing up home to my NAS as a cron job, but only because my NAS won't...
by AndyMH
Thu May 16, 2024 9:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Any tips before I install Mint Xfce 21.3 alongside Lubuntu?
Replies: 29
Views: 431

Re: Any tips before I install Mint Xfce 21.3 alongside Lubuntu?

I suppose this is where recommendations of the program "BackInTime" come in which is the go-to recommended program for backing up parts of your /home directory but, as I mentioned, it resulted in duplicate data so it's possibly only better for manual backup-creation rather than anything a...
by AndyMH
Thu May 16, 2024 9:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: clean install mint 21.3 boots to initramfs (SOLVED)
Replies: 14
Views: 261

Re: clean install mint 21.3 boots to initramfs

Do you have secure boot enabled in BIOS, if so disable it and try booting again. Don't think this is the problem, but worth ruling out.

Boot your install stick and post the output of efibootmgr -v.
by AndyMH
Thu May 16, 2024 8:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: pipes dont work from gzip to dd
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: pipes dont work from gzip to dd

I do hope you are not dding the drive you are booting from. There is no way you can guarantee that nothing changes while you are creating the image file. gzip is in-efficient, single threaded, pigz is multi-threaded so faster. Why are you not using one of the utilities developed specifically for the...
by AndyMH
Thu May 16, 2024 8:45 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: << SOLVED >> Whats filled my root?
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Whats filled my root?

An "out of the box" install of LM21.3 is around 15GB (LM20.3 is around 10GB, I think you can blame most of the bloat on ubuntu), I would expect LMDE to be similar so 20GB for / is too small. Timeshift - did you change the default settings and point it at another ext4 partition as the desti...
by AndyMH
Thu May 16, 2024 7:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GParted won't boot
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: GParted won't boot

djailer wrote: Thu May 16, 2024 7:08 am But I won't be able to partition the drive if I boot it up wiht the LIVE disk.
Yes you can.
by AndyMH
Wed May 15, 2024 5:48 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Where do desktop links live?
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Where do desktop links live?

Anything you see on the desktop lives in /home/you/Desktop.

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