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by JasonStonier
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: fresh Dual boot never showed boot loader only loads into 1
Replies: 31
Views: 506

Re: fresh Dual boot never showed boot loader only loads into 1

I had something similar and it took me ages to research it and learn what I'd done wrong, I'm far from being an expert but this post could perhaps help you:

viewtopic.php?f=90&t=305628&p=1716289#p1716289
by JasonStonier
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Huge Problems with USB Stick (aka flash drive)
Replies: 54
Views: 874

Re: Huge Problems with USB Stick (aka flash drive)

I've had <exactly> the same thing - it was a crappy memory stick that had early life failure. Same symptoms that you have seen, including the kernel panic. At one time I was doing a lot of support for people with Windows laptops that literally all had thousands of viruses, so I had a suite of tools ...
by JasonStonier
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Microsoft software in Mint (SOLVED)
Replies: 22
Views: 747

Re: Microsoft software in Mint (SOLVED)

I switched <almost> 100% to Linux, but I still support an old booking system I wrote a few years ago in Excel and VBA - 30 sheets with thousands of lines of code - that it would be unrealistic and inefficient to convert now. For that very occasional need I run a Virtual Machine with legitimate licen...
by JasonStonier
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint distribution that supports both Cinnamon and Xfce..?
Replies: 16
Views: 451

Re: Linux Mint distribution that supports both Cinnamon and Xfce..?

pbear wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:50 pm
Or compromise on MATE, which falls neatly between the other two in terms of design and use.
+1 for Mate. I spent a year trying the three flavours of Mint, and settled on Mate as the best compromise of everything I liked.
by JasonStonier
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Recover Win10 thru Mint
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Recover Win10 thru Mint

Have you tried using osprober and efibootmgr in Mint to see if they pick up your Windows installation?
by JasonStonier
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: last few windows programs or linux alternatives
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: last few windows programs or linux alternatives

For Word/Excel I really like WPS Office - it's the most compatible I've found but YMMV.

It's free, but not open source, which may not suit your aspirations for Linux.
by JasonStonier
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Booting Linux after replacing UEFI motherboard [SOLVED]
Replies: 0
Views: 92

Booting Linux after replacing UEFI motherboard [SOLVED]

I replaced my motherboard over the weekend and couldn't initially get Mint to boot. It took me ages to find the answer, and even longer to work out how to implement it...so I thought I would just post it here in case it's useful to someone else. Evidently the EFI firmware on the motherboard is updat...
by JasonStonier
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <solved> Loosing 0.6 seconds twice
Replies: 34
Views: 899

Re: Loosing 0.6 seconds twice

Ummm, blink twice while booting?

That's what I would do.

I usually go and brush my teeth, tidy the kitchen, and mow the lawn while my machine is booting, so 1.2 seconds would make exactly zero difference :D
by JasonStonier
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Will Linux leave my Windows 7 system drive alone? [SOLVED]
Replies: 40
Views: 958

Re: Will Linux leave my Windows 7 system drive alone?

Other people have given you great answers. From my newbie perspective, my main machine triple-boots Mint, Kali, and Windows 10. The three operating systems are on three different physical hard drives, and when I did the installs I physically unplugged the other drives while I did the install. After ...
by JasonStonier
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Removing files based on mask of filename
Replies: 13
Views: 433

Re: [Solved] Removing files based on mask of filename

I thought this made it clear, but clearly not ;-) I can't rely on the repeats having (2) in the filename, and they don't usually have the same filesize, but they would always be in the same whole second e.g. '2019-09-10 18-53-31' I appreciate all the comments as I learn bash scripting. Anyway, I fou...
by JasonStonier
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Removing files based on mask of filename
Replies: 13
Views: 433

Re: Removing files based on mask of filename

How about just do this and be done with it ;) cp *"("*.jpeg keepers I don't think this does what I need - I can't rely on the file having "(" in the file name. The only consistency in the files I need to consolidate is that they have the same time in the filename e.g. these three taken a few milise...
by JasonStonier
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Removing files based on mask of filename
Replies: 13
Views: 433

Re: Removing files based on mask of filename

18-53-31 = HH-MM-SS ? This is all bogus syntax, but the point is to loop thru all the hh/mm/ss and mv each hh/mm/ss.xxx file to the same file (=a), overwriting it each time, then renaming it to the correct hh-mm-ss.000 That's a genius idea. Thanks so much for the pointer, really appreciate the help.
by JasonStonier
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Removing files based on mask of filename
Replies: 13
Views: 433

[Solved] Removing files based on mask of filename

I have a system which takes automated pictures on an iPhone (automated scanning of old magazines to an archive) and uploads them to my linux box, but occasionally the shutter trigger results in multiple pictures of the same page separated by milliseconds in the filename: jason@JasonMain ~/Pictures $...
by JasonStonier
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Shell Scripting help - increment variable
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Shell Scripting help - increment variable

So...by formulating the problem properly so that I could ask it here, I think I solved it:

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#! /bin/bash
a=1
for i in $(ls -1tr *.jpg); do
  new=$(printf "%03d.jpg" "$a")
  mv -i -- "$i" "$new"
  let a=a+2
done
Seems to do what I need.

Thanks: nothing to see here ;-)
by JasonStonier
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Shell Scripting help - increment variable
Replies: 1
Views: 64

[SOLVED] Shell Scripting help - increment variable

Hi all, I'm slowly learning shell scripting. I have a specific problem I'm trying to solve and I'm stuck on one part. I've got two directories of jpgs which I need to sequentially rename in order of creation date: files in dir 1 should end up as 000, 002, 004, 006, files in dir 2 end up as 001, 003,...
by JasonStonier
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: recovering from a forgotton logon password
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: recovering from a forgotton logon password

barneyblogggs wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:51 pm
So I dont need to start sleeping with my laptop under the pillow at night :-)
But if you choose to for personal reasons we won't judge you. Probably. :D
by JasonStonier
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Creating a bootable USB
Replies: 14
Views: 1775

Re: Creating a bootable USB

pbear wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:01 pm
- you're welcome -
Your location says San Francisco but I'd bet money that you're British. If you're not, with that sense of humour you'd fit right in here if you decide to move to the light side...
by JasonStonier
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: install mint to flash drive instead of HDD
Replies: 13
Views: 559

Re: install mint to flash drive instead of HDD

By the way, do you really mean a 512 GB flash drive? Last time someone said they had a flash drive that size, it turned out to be fake. That's a good point - a lot of [big] memory sticks are actually small memory sticks that have had their file allocation table hacked to make them appear big. I bou...
by JasonStonier
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: install mint to flash drive instead of HDD
Replies: 13
Views: 559

Re: install mint to flash drive instead of HDD

I <think> the OP is talking about a USB stick rather than an SSD, but I might be wrong. That's what I assumed in my reply.
by JasonStonier
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: install mint to flash drive instead of HDD
Replies: 13
Views: 559

Re: install mint to flash drive instead of HDD

You can, I've done it - I was testing how my MacBook worked on Linux so I did a full install to a USB drive and booted from it for a few days. I'm a linux newbie so the following may not be best practice, but this worked for me... However I had issues with it coming out of suspend which I suspect wa...

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