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by pbear
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Hybrid Install to USB SSD causing Grub Rescue failure
Replies: 19
Views: 502

Re: Hybrid Install to USB SSD causing Grub Rescue failure

Sorry, I don't know. For reasons unrelated to this thread, I'm leaving the Forum, so I won't be able to assist any further. Good luck.
by pbear
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Get "BAD signature" trying to verify ISO
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: [SOLVED] Get "BAD signature" trying to verify ISO

FYI, you can change the file name after download without disrupting the GPG check. It's the file itself which is signed.
What you can't do is use "Save As" in a text editor. That will create a new file, which will fail the GPG check.
by pbear
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] Change my username on cloned system
Replies: 74
Views: 1719

Re: Change my username on cloned system

Sorry, don't know why you're having trouble. All I can say is, it worked for me. Have tested twice. Both went through easily, no drama.
by pbear
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] swapping between 2 cloned Mint OS's
Replies: 13
Views: 339

Re: swapping between 2 cloned Mint OS's

Micromet wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:37 am
I would then use rsync or periodic "cloning" to keep the "sleeping" OS SSD up to date.
My point is, that's not what JT Jersey is doing. He (or she) is maintaining a parallel system manually.
by pbear
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Hybrid Install to USB SSD causing Grub Rescue failure
Replies: 19
Views: 502

Re: Hybrid Install to USB SSD causing Grub Rescue failure

Yes, I did just switch UEFI mode off, in the effort to get this to boot. Then switch it back. Windows has to be run in the mode it was installed. If that doesn't work, the next thing to try is reinstalling the Windows boot loader. That's where the recovery drive comes in, as it enables you to get t...
by pbear
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [SOLVED] Windows 10 VM
Replies: 17
Views: 471

Re: Windows 10 VM

RIH wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:40 pm
However I am struggling to see what the advantage is in what you are trying to do.. :D
Never done this myself, but I can see the advantage of being able to boot into Windows without shutting down Mint.
And there's an advantage to maintaining/updating only one Windows system.
by pbear
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] swapping between 2 cloned Mint OS's
Replies: 13
Views: 339

Re: swapping between 2 cloned Mint OS's

Maybe I'm mistaken, but I'm pretty sure the two of you are talking about different (albeit similar) strategies, cloning vs. parallel installations.
by pbear
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install question - drive configuration recommendation
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Install question - drive configuration recommendation

Or should I just reformat the second drive and put Mint there? Some users prefer this strategy. Personally, I think it's no better (or worse) than installing on the main Windows drive. What controls boot priority is NVRAM and there's only one of those. How much room is available on the 250 GB drive?
by pbear
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Having trouble installing a program
Replies: 24
Views: 576

Re: Having trouble installing a program

Yes, I know I need to upgrade it and when real life allows me time/opportunity I will be doing so. Sure you will, any year now. Understand how the Forum works. People see your problem. If they've had a similar problem and were able to solve it, they share the solution with you. You're not likely to...
by pbear
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Hybrid Install to USB SSD causing Grub Rescue failure
Replies: 19
Views: 502

Re: Hybrid Install to USB SSD causing Grub Rescue failure

Sounds like you switched New Laptop from UEFI to legacy mode. Ring any bells?
Do you have a Windows repair drive, either a Recovery USB Drive or System Repair Disk?
In any event, please boot something on New Laptop, run sudo blkid, and report the output.
by pbear
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Hybrid Install to USB SSD causing Grub Rescue failure
Replies: 19
Views: 502

Re: Hybrid Install to USB SSD causing Grub Rescue failure

Oh, I missed that it was a multiboot setup. Isn't yet, though I wonder whether the OP is headed that way. Mainly, I wanted to make the point that it's not always a good idea to disable os-prober on a USB drive. Another scenario where not is if the user is thinking of the USB drive as a form of dual...
by pbear
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to open primary HDD
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Re: Unable to open primary HDD

What are you looking for? Have you never used a file manager? You find files by clicking folders, then sub-folders (if relevant). FYI, almost all your used space right now is the system itself, plus the Timeshift snapshots. At installation, your system comprises approximately 300,000 files and takes...
by pbear
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to open primary HDD
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Re: Unable to open primary HDD

Andy has hit the nail on the head. The problem is, you're looking in the wrong place. You don't mount a partition from Computer, and you don't need to mount your system partition at all, as it's mounted automatically at boot. What you're looking for looks like this: . FileManagerRoot.png . I got th...
by pbear
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to restore to factory mode from terminal
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: how to restore to factory mode from terminal

As you have managed to restore a Timeshift snapshot, this thread has run its course. Even if someone on the Forum can help with your problem, they're very unlikely to be following this thread. So, your choices are reinstall or open a second thread to see whether this installation can be repaired. If...
by pbear
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Hybrid Install to USB SSD causing Grub Rescue failure
Replies: 19
Views: 502

Re: Hybrid Install to USB SSD causing Grub Rescue failure

Whether to disable os-prober is its own issue. Sometimes worthwhile, but not always. And usually not for a multi-boot USB drive. Also, I prefer flipping the executable flag on /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober to editing /etc/default/grub. Probably best to wait on all these issues, though, until the darn thi...
by pbear
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to restore to factory mode from terminal
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: how to restore to factory mode from terminal

Have you tried to restore a Timeshift snapshot?
by pbear
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Many Admin Programs wont Run
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: Many Admin Programs wont Run

I've a good general knowledge of how users and groups works, but not expert enough to reconstruct a user's privileges from the ground up. What I would do in this situation, and therefore what I recommend to you, is to restore a Timeshift backup. As it happens, I was playing with user settings in a v...
by pbear
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to restore to factory mode from terminal
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: how to restore to factory mode from terminal

Which version of Mint do you have installed now? Which desktop?
by pbear
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wine Installation
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: Wine Installation

Who said I have trouble with the WineHQ instructions? In fact, I'm the one who figured out their convoluted method for backporting Wine 5 into Ubuntu 18.04 and LM 19. And jealous, of you? Sorry, no. Just trying to give the OP sound advice. egabeva , are you following the thread? You you have any que...
by pbear
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Set /tmp/ to a virtual disk -- How?
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Set /tmp/ to a virtual disk -- How?

Sorry to have wasted your time. Have a nice day.

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