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by zcot
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Will I need separate BOOT partition?
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: Will I need separate BOOT partition?

It was the gold standard It made it much easier to perform upgrades and to even reinstall. You probably just picked up on it being that. I actually never did see it that way myself. From what I've seen it's maybe a 50/50? preference, or some number, who knows the ratio, it probably doesn't matter. ...
by zcot
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Request that a message be stickied...
Replies: 24
Views: 494

Re: Request that a message be stickied...

There, right on our systems, "installing software, removing software, updating software, help". Of course "Documentation" on the left column goes further into those. https://imgur.com/tVQX666.png That seems like a great start to me, I read all that stuff. Is this more like a "terminal commands" thin...
by zcot
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Just need a bit more help please :)
Replies: 19
Views: 394

Re: Just need a bit more help please :)

I have this information written down in a notebook, and I wrote down "SDB2 is C:\, this is the drive to format." You want to be absolutely sure that is correct. ;) If you post the output we can help you positively verify that, if you want. Also, to reconfirm that you are not formatting "the G: driv...
by zcot
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Just need a bit more help please :)
Replies: 19
Views: 394

Re: Just need a bit more help please :)

/rofs is read only file system, that's a live session, also why the name is 'mint'. You have to get away from saying C:, F:, G: and that stuff, because Windows treats those SINGLE PARTITIONS as "drives" and that's not physically how the stuff is laid out on the actual disks. If you are talking about...
by zcot
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Will I need separate BOOT partition?
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: Will I need separate BOOT partition?

If you are doing the typical default installer with luks and lvm then /boot does need to be separated and will not be encrypted. Grub runs and unlocks the volume, but if you can't get to grub in the first place then how will it do that function? But there is a series of tutorials depending on your e...
by zcot
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Request that a message be stickied...
Replies: 24
Views: 494

Re: Request that a message be stickied...

should commands really not be more easily accessible? I know it's a pretty extreme request since I just got here last night, but in Important Notices a command list commands list would be great I think. Like what commands? What solutions are you looking for the commands for? please make a list here...
by zcot
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I don't see a "swap partition"...(Quickly solved)
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: I don't see a "swap partition"...

Yes.

/swapfile is on the root of the system partition.
by zcot
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Request that a message be stickied...
Replies: 24
Views: 494

Re: Request that a message be stickied...

The "Welcome" app pops up when you run Mint. You don't even need to be connected to the internet. -it covers what you mention, except for "basic linux commands". The reason why basic linux commands aren't pushed onto users is because almost all of us are using the full desktop version and we just us...
by zcot
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Having 2 same partitions on a disk
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: Having 2 same partitions on a disk

The "extended" partition is just a container partition. On a MBR(master boot record) disk setup you are only allowed to have 4 partitions total, because that's a limitation of the MBR. If you make one of them an extended partition, then it will allow you to create multiple other partitions inside th...
by zcot
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Revising my Harddrive's Dual Op Partitions
Replies: 18
Views: 382

Re: Revising my Harddrive's Dual Op Partitions

Yes, I would just leave partition 1 and 2 alone, and just deal with shrinking #3. for shrinking the Win7 partition, here's some random search example that looks useful, https://superuser.com/questions/1017764/how-can-i-shrink-a-windows-10-partition and the linked suggestion too, the idea is disablin...
by zcot
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Revising my Harddrive's Dual Op Partitions
Replies: 18
Views: 382

Re: Revising my Harddrive's Dual Op Partitions

Yes, good point, I should've said that. The best thing is to use Windows and defrag, and then you can shrink the partition. And with Win7 you can simply use the Disk Management tool to resize the partition, that's why they put it there. There shouldn't be any scare tactics involved here. Reworking a...
by zcot
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Showing some error while booting and also while shutting down
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: Showing some error while booting and also while shutting down

Hi abhijithkumarev, Welcome. try using the 'no_fwh_detect' option. You can add that no_fwh_detect kernel boot parameter to see if that helps. Or like the message says, you can change the configuration in the firmware(bios/uefi system). Also, you can also add acpi=noirq . Just add one parameter and t...
by zcot
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Adding Fonts to Terminal Fonts <SOLVED>
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Adding Fonts to Terminal Fonts

You can only use certain types of fonts for the terminal.

https://help.gnome.org/users/gnome-term ... ts.html.en
by zcot
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Uget downloader
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Installing Uget downloader

joybhowmik wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:32 pm
I have installed uget downloader
Hi joybhowmik, Welcome.
joybhowmik wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:32 pm

However, the terminal shows error something like:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:uget-team/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install uget-integrator
Is this correct?

It doesn't seem like a useful error.
by zcot
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Revising my Harddrive's Dual Op Partitions
Replies: 18
Views: 382

Re: Revising my Harddrive's Dual Op Partitions

You will want to boot the live session installer for Mint. This will allow you to make all the changes to the partitions. If you have correctly created your "Windows system restore disk" from within Windows then you can go to chopping into all the partitions with confidence. Use GParted from the men...
by zcot
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: supported 5.8 kernel
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: supported 5.8 kernel

Usually the system boots to the newer kernel naturally, just because it's the next numerical priority. In the case of this 5.8.0-050800 I'm actually not sure how the scheme goes, but if it's an ABI version comparison of "23" vs "50800" then that would be the obvious reason why that one is the boot p...
by zcot
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to merge two partitions
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: How to merge two partitions

the old partition 7 must be just /home data, because only having used 7.88GiB is not enough to think a full system is running on that amount including personal data files(/home stuff). So the new partition 6 must be the system including a new /home. You can link to the old /home on partition 7 by ed...
by zcot
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: supported 5.8 kernel
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: supported 5.8 kernel

Remove that mainline kernel that you installed and it should work as suspected. ;)
by zcot
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Error: Dependency is not satisfiable
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: Error: Dependency is not satisfiable

Mint 19.x is equal with Ubuntu 18.04LTS Mint 20 is equal with Ubuntu 20.04LTS Both have libssl 1.1 installed by default. You can see that for Bionic and Focal, this program would have no problem: https://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=libssl Running Mint 18.x(Xenial base) is going to continue t...
by zcot
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Error when trying to load profile
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Error when trying to load profile

Is there any chance you can find where you got the original instructions related to this?

What does it say with this command: whoami

What is the result from: echo $PATH

What about this: cat /etc/environment

And: cat .profile

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