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by TI58C
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] drive names are not consistent
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: [SOLVED] drive names are not consistent

OK rene, Thanks. I never assume the sd(x) assignment to be the same, always check, use labels wherever I can, or UUID's if I have to. But somehow on my 19.1 Mate, they are always the same, very stable. Guess I'm just lucky. Or...TS really has a "hidden" issue that lies a bit deeper than the surface ...
by TI58C
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Boot Loop ? Beeps twice 20 seconds apart.
Replies: 81
Views: 1937

Re: Boot Loop ? Beeps twice 20 seconds apart.

self-image always should yield to truth !

Hate that I was wrong. But I was.

Robert
by TI58C
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cloning Mints on serveral Pc,
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Cloning Mints on serveral Pc,

"l'histoire se répète"

Before using clonezilla without any precautions and f... ing your system, please read my comments here

viewtopic.php?f=90&t=300713#p1679540


Good luck,

Robert
by TI58C
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Boot Loop ? Beeps twice 20 seconds apart.
Replies: 81
Views: 1937

Re: Boot Loop ? Beeps twice 20 seconds apart.

If the beeps do not happen when you boot into windows, I may be entirely wrong ! I apologize. If the beeps are caused by a POST-error, they should happen BEFORE even reading the mbr/boot record, and far before any attempt to load any OS !! So , again, I may heve been too fast with my opinion/diagnos...
by TI58C
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: rsync problems
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: rsync problems

It's on a QNAP server which I believe is internally Linux; so probably ExtXX. But the share is an SMB share so there is probably some permission translation going on. One thing that I'm not sure of though is how much I really care about the attributes and owners getting preserved. I don't know enou...
by TI58C
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] drive names are not consistent
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: drive names are not consistent

Strange... My main system consists of a Mint 19.1 Mate laptop with a 250G ext4 USB-hdd that is always connected, a USB-powered hub that is also always connected to laptop with a 64G USB-stick and an old 360G NTFS-drive always connected to the hub (never disconnect, even on shutdown/restart or reboot...
by TI58C
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Cloning a BIOS install to UEFI (or vice versa)
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: [SOLVED] Cloning a BIOS install to UEFI (or vice versa)

OK, good luck !

Making a Timeshift-, or even better a clonezilla-, or still better, both -backup of the system that you are copying into is a good insurance against any mishaps !

Robert
by TI58C
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Boot Loop ? Beeps twice 20 seconds apart.
Replies: 81
Views: 1937

Re: Boot Loop ? Beeps twice 20 seconds apart.

The beeps indicate a message from POST (Power-On-Self-Test). The meaning can differ by brand of motherboard. You can find an expanation of some brands here. https://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm If that does not help, try homepage of maker of motherboard and search for POST error messages beep. This...
by TI58C
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Safely Moving Timeshift
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: Safely Moving Timeshift

Hi ovrflo, Didn't this : If your system hdd now ony uses 150G, it should be perfectly possible to use timeshift to move system. Timeshift only copies linux system files +mbr , and does not function like clonezilla which can only restore to same-size or bigger volume. BUT: Restoring Timeshift from yo...
by TI58C
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: rsync problems
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: rsync problems

Hi dvd8n, Have been expermimenting with rsync backups of home-dir myself lately. Looking at your rsync command and the errors, a few things come to mind: 1. Like WharfRat already mentioned, what filesystem is the target drive /directory ? If it is NTFS for instance, it is impossible for rsync to set...
by TI58C
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Font size for date and time
Replies: 12
Views: 535

Re: Font size for date and time

Hi wf54 Knew I had something about this in my bookmarks...Found it, but it is for 18.3. The article gives a template and tells you to save it to ".gtkrc-2.0". BUT : on my 19.1 Mate, I already have a file ".gtkrc-2.0". So do not blindly follow it !! You could try to add the template to the text of th...
by TI58C
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Text editor
Replies: 20
Views: 806

Re: Text editor

Leafpad. was standard a long time ago (knoppix?) but almost forgot about it.

Installed it, tried it...now I'm a convert.
No gdk/gtk errors ! No depemdencies ! GREAT

As for root-owned files, will stick to my old ways though..

Still, Thank you all for pointing me to this sleek little beauty

Robert
by TI58C
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: altering mint code when starting os for good
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: altering mint code when starting os for good

Hi heiho, You do not have to change Mint itself, just change the parameters of your current grub to reflect the temporary changes you successfully made earlier. I don't often mess with grub, so have to read up on exact way to do it every time I need to do it again. Good info about how to make change...
by TI58C
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: killing the awful Gdk and Gtk error messages in terminal
Replies: 0
Views: 48

killing the awful Gdk and Gtk error messages in terminal

Hi all, Call me old-fashioned. Have complained about it on this forum before, now I think I found an acceptable solution. Every time you start a gui-program from terminal, like for instance xed file1.txt file2.txt you get bombarded by Gdk and/or Gtk error messages and empty lines. In effect, that te...
by TI58C
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED :- 19.2 Mate:- can i export list of installed applications?
Replies: 22
Views: 485

Re: SOLVED :- 19.2 Mate:- can i export list of installed applications?

Thanks for pointing out that I was a bit heavy-handed in filtering and so deleted the packages you mentioned. It is the first feedback ever on this one-liner. Somehow, the list of packages marked "manual" contains packages that were not truly manually installed, but are packages the system thinks a...
by TI58C
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Cloning a BIOS install to UEFI (or vice versa)
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: Cloning a BIOS install to UEFI (or vice versa)

Using clonezilla to clone a system from bios /mbr system to uefi system is a really ver bad idea !! Why ? First of all, clonezilla simply clones a disk, every bit of it. That means that if you create the clonezilla image on bios/mbr system and restore it on uefi system, it will simply write the old-...
by TI58C
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Text editor
Replies: 20
Views: 806

Re: Text editor

I'll be sticking with UI and graphical methods in LM. Never had issues with DOS or VBA in the Windows environment but I take one look at that Terminal code and my eyes cross & my head starts aching. I have to admire people who can make heads or tails of that gobbledygook. Looks like "alphabet soup"...
by TI58C
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED :- 19.2 Mate:- can i export list of installed applications?
Replies: 22
Views: 485

Re: SOLVED :- 19.2 Mate:- can i export list of installed applications?

----- I had tested that script and the modified one from the other thread mentioned above, which was more paired down, albeit in a not particularly logical method(for example it excludes librecad or libretro). But I ended up with a pretty huge list of packages and at first glance it seemed like it ...
by TI58C
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Safely Moving Timeshift
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: Safely Moving Timeshift

I needed to do that too (I don't have links) ....... Hi JerryF, missed it the first time I read your post. Or I misuderstand. You DO have links ! Timeshift creates hard-links to files that are already in the previous snapshot. This saves both time and space. Open terminal in a timeshift snapshot di...
by TI58C
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Soldered SSD, micro SD as home drive?
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: [SOLVED] Soldered SSD, micro SD as home drive?

On my laptop, card-reader is internally connected via usb (2.0). That is rather a slow option.
Usb 3.0 may be fast enough, but even then I have doubts. Command "lsusb" should show you about that.

Robert

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