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by slimbrick87
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift frustration
Replies: 65
Views: 3539

Re: Timeshift frustration

With those keys, your system will tell you the size advertised by the retailer. But after the drive is actually full, it will just keep overwriting itself without a warning to you, so you wont know there is a problem, before you try to access your data, and that sounds exactly like what you experie...
by slimbrick87
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift frustration
Replies: 65
Views: 3539

Re: Timeshift frustration

With those keys, your system will tell you the size advertised by the retailer. But after the drive is actually full, it will just keep overwriting itself without a warning to you, so you wont know there is a problem, before you try to access your data, and that sounds exactly like what you experie...
by slimbrick87
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift frustration
Replies: 65
Views: 3539

Re: Timeshift frustration

Gang, It's been a lively discussion however I think I solved my original problem. I started with Timeshift doing snapshots on a "Metal 256GB USB Flash Drive 2.0 - Silver with Key Ring / CC-yj56" that I bought from Amazon. This was a $13 256 GB USB 2.0 thumb drive. For some reason, the only way I cou...
by slimbrick87
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift frustration
Replies: 65
Views: 3539

Re: Timeshift frustration

What I don't think anybody has said so far is that if you are trying to use timeshift to backup to a usb stick formatted as MDOS it won't work. Timeshift insists on its backup drive being ext4 (this is the version in 18.3, has it changed in 19?). And timeshift is only part of a backup regime. 'Out ...
by slimbrick87
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift frustration
Replies: 65
Views: 3539

Re: Timeshift frustration

This thread has strayed pretty far from where I started it. I'm trying to use Timeshift, not as a backup to my personal folder, simply with the default settings. When I do so using a USB Flash Drive of 256 GB, it simply doesn't work per the description in my original post. Any ideas of what further...
by slimbrick87
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift frustration
Replies: 65
Views: 3539

Re: Timeshift frustration

This thread has strayed pretty far from where I started it. I'm trying to use Timeshift, not as a backup to my personal folder, simply with the default settings. When I do so using a USB Flash Drive of 256 GB, it simply doesn't work per the description in my original post. Any ideas of what further ...
by slimbrick87
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift frustration
Replies: 65
Views: 3539

Re: Timeshift frustration

Wow! Less than 12 hours after my original post, and there's several replies that more-or-less tell me that I should use anything other than Timeshift! :D I appreciate the advice to check out either Clonezilla or Aptik. In fact, similar to AZgl1500, I will be migrating from HDD to SDD soon and I'm gl...
by slimbrick87
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift frustration
Replies: 65
Views: 3539

Timeshift frustration

I'm having a real hard time with Timeshift. I'm using Linux Mint 19 as a dual boot on my 2013 iMac. I'm using a 256GB Flash Drive in /dev/sdd as the location for Timeshift snapshots. It has a MSDOS Partition Table because GPT gave me errors, however the single partition on the drive is ext4. I've sh...
by slimbrick87
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot clean install
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Dual boot clean install

Thanks. It worked perfectly.
by slimbrick87
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot clean install
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Dual boot clean install

Choose the something else option. Select your 18.3 / partition; mark it to be formatted and set the mount point to / . If you have a separate /home partition, just set the mount point to /home but don't mark it to be formatted. Thanks. I don't have a separate /home partition. I should have also ask...
by slimbrick87
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot clean install
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Dual boot clean install

All, I have Linux Mint 18.3 running as a dual boot on my iMac; I did this by partitioning the hard drive and installing the rEFInd boot manager (http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/). Everything works great. I'd like to do a clean install of Linux Mint 19. I've made a bootable USB and can boot into Linu...
by slimbrick87
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Timeshift and Structure Needs Cleaning
Replies: 0
Views: 295

Timeshift and Structure Needs Cleaning

I've been having a 'Structure Needs Cleaning' when I mount a USB stick that has a timeshift snapshot on it. Mind you, this stick with the snapshot on it worked perfectly after I made the snapshot, but as soon as I reboot the system, the 'timeshift' directory on the stick shows 'Structure Needs Clean...
by slimbrick87
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Problem with bluetooth pairing on dualboot Mint & OSX
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Problem with bluetooth pairing on dualboot Mint & OSX

The post https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=191733 on dual boot Bluetooth pairing for mouse and keyboard between Linux and OSX was written a few years ago. I'm having trouble getting it to work. I have a dual boot set up on my iMac (late 2013 model) running both macOS High Sierra on o...

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