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by arvy
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Resolved] Mint 19.2 Log Errors
Replies: 15
Views: 422

Re: Mint 19.2 Log Errors

UPDATE: Having now completed a full re-install as promised, I have to agree that you must be right. I must have enabled encryption accidentally somehow during the initial installation, although I only ever saw (screenshot below) one such option, not two. Anyhow, for the Mint 19.2 installation "re-do...
by arvy
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Resolved] Mint 19.2 Log Errors
Replies: 15
Views: 422

Re: Mint 19.2 Log Errors

I understand that you're doubtful, but there's nothing that I can add to what I've already said. I'll do more installs later when I have some additional spare time and grab some process screenshots.
by arvy
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Resolved] Mint 19.2 Log Errors
Replies: 15
Views: 422

Re: Mint 19.2 Log Errors

Okay. That worked. No more encryption and no more "SYSTEM" log errors. Just one additional note regarding those linked instructions in case anyone else may need them. In my case, the line that needed to be removed from /etc/crypttab specified the cryptswap1 UUID (rather than /dev) as follows: crypts...
by arvy
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Resolved] Mint 19.2 Log Errors
Replies: 15
Views: 422

Re: Mint 19.2 Log Errors

Okay. thanks. if you think there might be any current or future benefit from re-doing a complete fresh 19.2 reinstallation, I'm quite willing to go that route instead. Just tell me what, if anything, you think I need to avoid on the re-do. Otherwise, I'll just do what you've suggested.
by arvy
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Resolved] Mint 19.2 Log Errors
Replies: 15
Views: 422

Re: Mint 19.2 Log Errors

Tried keyctl link @u @s as suggested, but the log errors remain unaltered after rebooting. In the circumstances, I think I'd prefer getting rid of encryption completely. I have no real need for it. As I've never used it before, perhaps you'd be kind enough to post or point me to the instructions for...
by arvy
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Resolved] Mint 19.2 Log Errors
Replies: 15
Views: 422

Re: Mint 19.2 Log Errors

I say that because there IS a hidden /home/.ecryptfs folder, but I certainly didn't put it there. I just told the installer where to put /root. No separate /home location was specified at all, and it found the existing swap partition all by itself. And, even assuming that I had "checked the boxes" f...
by arvy
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Resolved] Mint 19.2 Log Errors
Replies: 15
Views: 422

Re: Mint 19.2 Log Errors

Hello, arvy. Where precisely do you read the error message, I just select Administration -> Logs from the Mint 19.2 Cinnamon menu immediately following start-up and it reports those log entries as "Important" "SYSTEM" errors. That looks like an ecryptfs error message. Are you using an encrypted hom...
by arvy
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Resolved] Mint 19.2 Log Errors
Replies: 15
Views: 422

[Resolved] Mint 19.2 Log Errors

Since installing 19.2 (fresh install) I'm seeing some log errors not seen in my previous 19.1 installation as follows: Error parsing options; rc = [-2] Could not find valid key in user session keyring for sig specified in mount option: [d1d859e5b55cc293] All seems well (inxi -Fxz below) but I'm curi...
by arvy
Tue May 07, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Auto Install from USB with Configuration File?
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Auto Install from USB with Configuration File?

One more quick really novice question if you don't mind, as I can't find a straight forward answer, so instead of researching for hours easier to just ask. How do I get it to autoload the proceed.cfg file? Do I simply save the proceed.cfg file to the root of the USB drive, or? Documentation is for ...
by arvy
Mon May 06, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Auto Install from USB with Configuration File?
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Auto Install from USB with Configuration File?

Yes, it should be possible to use the Ubiquity installer's --automate option and a so-called "preseed" file to automate a Mint installation. The notable limitation is that you must (re)partition an entire disk or use available free space on a disk; it is not possible to use existing partitions. Acco...
by arvy
Fri May 03, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] grub ate my MBR - How to install LM on a Hackintosh
Replies: 11
Views: 338

Re: grub ate my MBR

The command(s) I executed to make this work sudo grub-install /dev/sda3 Installing for i386-pc platform. Installation failed; failed to get canonical path of `/cow'. EVEN tried: sudo grub-install --force /dev/sda3 Which returned the same error Rebooted anyway in hopes of something. But no joy. :( T...
by arvy
Fri May 03, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] grub ate my MBR - How to install LM on a Hackintosh
Replies: 11
Views: 338

Re: grub ate my MBR

As you discovered, you definitely do not want to "wipe out Chameleon" by installing Grub to the /dev/sda drive's master boot record (MBR). I'm not personally familiar with Chameleon, but my limited understanding is that, if Grub is installed to the LM partition boot record (PBR), Chameleon should be...
by arvy
Fri May 03, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (Solved)Trying to install a MYSQL server.
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: Trying to install a MYSQL server.

Assuming that you want the complete Apache-MySQL-PHP (LAMP) package, the easiest way is outlined in this StorageCraft article . It was written for Mint 18, but it still works fine for LM 19.1. I installed PHP 7.2, but PHP 7.3 may now be available if you prefer the later version. Depending on what yo...
by arvy
Wed May 01, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] D id Linux Mint 19 install trash my Dell Inspiron?
Replies: 22
Views: 781

Re: did Linux Mint 19 install trash my Dell Inspiron? [SOLVED]

Yes, of course. And modest too. :lol:

Thanks for the compliment, but it's actually just a long accumulation of information and of learning from many mistakes.
by arvy
Wed May 01, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Separate Home Partition - Alternative Approach
Replies: 10
Views: 759

Re: Separate Home Partition - Alternative Approach

Well, problems with either the source disk or the destination disk will certainly cause errors and trigger erratic results with any attempt to create a backup. If you're seeing SMART warnings, you should definitely check and fix or replace if necessary, but it has little to do with the particular su...
by arvy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Separate Home Partition - Alternative Approach
Replies: 10
Views: 759

Re: Separate Home Partition - Alternative Approach

The only additional thought I have is that the shadow copy should not be regarded as a replacement for a periodic backup ... I would most emphatically agree with that. I use Terabyte's Image for Linux for overnight scheduling of full system backups. The best approach that works best for me is not h...
by arvy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Separate Home Partition - Alternative Approach
Replies: 10
Views: 759

Re: Separate Home Partition - Alternative Approach

Okay, thanks dnl and Flemur for your responses. I understand that there are many other possibilities for /home sub-folder links, etc., but I guess I was hoping that someone might have some comments about the dual purpose alternative approach that I've adopted.
by arvy
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fixing the things that broke when upgrading from Mint 18 to Mint 19
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: Fixing the things that broke when upgrading from Mint 18 to Mint 19

dnl wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:33 am
I am curious how having a separate /home partition makes things easier.
You might want to consider and comment on my alternative approach here. I find that it serves two purposes without double effort.
by arvy
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Separate Home Partition - Alternative Approach
Replies: 10
Views: 759

Separate Home Partition - Alternative Approach

The question raised by dnl in another thread about the advantages of a separate /home partition is, I think, a very interesting one. I'm sure that it has been quite thoroughly discussed in general, but having reached some conclusions and decisions of my own on the subject, I'd be very much intereste...
by arvy
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] D id Linux Mint 19 install trash my Dell Inspiron?
Replies: 22
Views: 781

Re: did Linux Mint 19 install trash my Dell Inspiron? [SOLVED]

I'll second that cheer. Hooray for you. And you're welcome.

Those darn UEFI-BIOS configuration settings can certainly be confusing. Some OEM UEFI implementations (especially some early laptop versions it seems) are far from perfect. Congrats on getting it sorted out, and happy exploring. :)

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