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by zcot
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 20 “Ulyana” Cinnamon released!
Replies: 53
Views: 3912

Re: Linux Mint 20 “Ulyana” Cinnamon released!

Any ETA on how to upgrade from 19.3 to 20 ? Yes, The Official 20 release was on June 27. And also there was a Monthly News post on that day. It's in the blog, and the post is on this forum right beside this thread. But it says something like "we will spend the next 2 weeks focusing on the upgrade p...
by zcot
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Advice re Going from 19.1 to 20.0?
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: Advice re Going from 19.1 to 20.0?

You can use the Mint "Backup tool" for convenience here. It's installed by default you can search it in the main menu.
by zcot
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Clean install of LM20 on second SSD, was: Linux Mint 20 “Ulyana” Cinnamon released!
Replies: 18
Views: 373

Re: Clean install of LM20 on second SSD

No root file system is defined. That means you have to define where you want the root of the file system to be located. For example you can double-click a line for a particular partition on a drive such as sdb and tell it to use ext4 and tell it to use / at this location. "/" means the root of the f...
by zcot
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: broken dependencies tried to fix it but nothing works [Solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 566

Re: broken dependencies tried to fix it but nothing works

I see that Russian post. One of the users just said forget about it, block the file, trick the script into thinking it is successful. And that will clear the problem from the package manager anyway. locate pips-sot30 then edit the prerm file by adding exit 0 to the first line of it, so it just makes...
by zcot
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Loging as root
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Loging as root

Open Mint "Backup tool". Now see "Personal data" -> [ Back up now ]. You can save what you want, even the entire /home/username directory, including hidden files. But you need to run the other part of this tool also so any system-installed programs could be reinstalled on the new system. You can pic...
by zcot
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Loging as root
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Loging as root

did clone the hd to external ssd usb drive. I should be able to copy back my /home/username No, that is incorrect, and sometimes doing that will make the system boot loop. Doing a copy like that from one major version to another major version is never just a standard that it is supposed to work lik...
by zcot
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Loging as root
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Loging as root

For this type of thing you can use Mint "Backup tool", check in the menu.
by zcot
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 20 “Ulyana” Cinnamon released!
Replies: 53
Views: 3912

Re: Linux Mint 20 “Ulyana” Cinnamon released!

just saying that talking about transferring data for new installs or even doing some safety backup with updates, the Mint "Backup tool" is there. -pretty sure there's a good solution for all the problems we can conjure up.
by zcot
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 20 “Ulyana” Cinnamon released!
Replies: 53
Views: 3912

Re: Linux Mint 20 “Ulyana” Cinnamon released!

In Release and Announcements section again? I'd imagine Releases & Announcements would have a link to a blog entry. Great! So, if I look past that 1st Official sticky post that says "Upgrade instructions" then the next post will be that blog post talking about it? :lol: and probably called "How to ...
by zcot
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Complicated disk prep to install Mint to Multi-disk, Multi-OS, MBR, GPT system (grub2?)
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: Complicated disk prep to install Mint to Multi-disk, Multi-OS, MBR, GPT system (grub2?)

I have (or had) two well developed installs of windows on nvme disks that I had hoped to save :-(, maybe I can rig them back Sure you can. Set a particular device as the boot device, then run through the Windows bootloader repair operation mentioned as above, whether that's being able to boot direc...
by zcot
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hardware Compatibility List for mint
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: Hardware Compatibility List for mint

Well. :lol: Let me correct my statement. Linux will run on almost any computer on the planet, even the ones in space. From the link you provided, all are for 64 bit machines! If you click a further link there that says all version then you can fine a 32 bit version if you like: https://linuxmint.com...
by zcot
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hardware Compatibility List for mint
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: Hardware Compatibility List for mint

Linux will run on almost any computer on the planet, even the ones in space. ;) You will take more time trying to find some good quality and accurate and complete compatibility list, they used to be made and kept up 20 years ago but nobody does it any more. Usually we just check here using this meth...
by zcot
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Complicated disk prep to install Mint to Multi-disk, Multi-OS, MBR, GPT system (grub2?)
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: Complicated disk prep to install Mint to Multi-disk, Multi-OS, MBR, GPT system (grub2?)

What I do is make sure that any physical disk, if it has an operating system on it, then I make sure its grub is installed to that disk when installed. If it wasn't installed to that disk, then I boot into that system and correct it by reinstalling grub to that drive. Now each disk with a system can...
by zcot
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help with learning about GIT on linux mint
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: Help with learning about GIT on linux mint

I don't really know the full details involved here, but I did see an article recently, in the light of the recent public protesting, and many commercial entities revising product naming or imagery, that github has made some changes to parts of their system and default naming schemes so I have a feel...
by zcot
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Updating from Tricia to Ulyana
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: Updating from Tricia to Ulyana

If we migrate from Tricia to Ulyana via a fresh install, and if we have been doing frequent backups using TimeShift, then will it suffice to do a restore from TimeShift? No. that is effectively migrating right back to Tricia. And in fact, the system might not boot after that, due to whatever change...
by zcot
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved]Installed MX Linux and now cannot boot into Linux Mint
Replies: 19
Views: 365

Re: Installed MX Linux and now cannot boot into Linux Mint

show the log file from Boot Repair, maybe someone will be able to see what is going on. Also, boot repair is already automatically installed in live sessions from Mint 19.2 onward.
by zcot
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED this time] How to correct the login display?
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: [SOLVED this time] How to correct the login display?

My guess is that smurphos probably knows the real answer here, but until he responds, here's some possibly related info in case you are able to figure it out on your own and fix it. I don't know if spaces in the file name are presenting the problem there. In some cases that does present a problem th...
by zcot
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I cant open the software manager and also I cant install .deb packages
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: I cant open the software manager and also I cant install .deb packages

Alternately you can show us the exact contents of both of those files and you can get some precise advice. In this case you could just browse to those files and open them, you don't need to open as administrator to show us the content. It might be that you've added multiple extra repositories and on...
by zcot
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Is Linux Mint Debian or Ubuntu ?
Replies: 14
Views: 492

Re: <SOLVED> Is Linux Mint Debian or Ubuntu ?

From the wiki, "Linux Mint is a community-driven Linux distribution based on Ubuntu or Debian" is referring to the fact that there are 2 variations of Mint. It was already mentioned above, but there should be a clear distinction of "Linux Mint" and "LMDE". Both are "Mint", and the first one is a for...
by zcot
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] New system, reusing old install?
Replies: 21
Views: 556

Re: New system, reusing old install?

Great news! And I don't actually know how the stuff with /boot happens, but it seems to make sense. So in this case is it looking for where current /boot is mounted so that it could delete it and change it? I'm not sure if it will do that. It would seem, let's say on a really broken install where yo...

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