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by chiefjim
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Garmin devices using open street maps
Replies: 18
Views: 633

Re: Garmin devices using open street maps

Moem wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:15 am
See how you like the maps you can get from here: http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/
Mixed results. Sometimes I get the DOWNLOAD button but most of the time I don't. Tried looking in the FAQ's but no hints found as to why. Trying to select multiple tiles spanning several states always fails.
by chiefjim
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Garmin devices using open street maps
Replies: 18
Views: 633

Re: Garmin devices using open street maps

Got the needed card. Trying to discover what web sites are best for downloads. OpenMapChest has a map I'd like but it won't save properly to the card. File is 4.1gb and card was formatted to FAT32. Card itself is a 16gb. I understand some Garmin devices balk at files that large but with the card sti...
by chiefjim
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Garmin devices using open street maps
Replies: 18
Views: 633

Re: Garmin devices using open street maps

WharfRat wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:14 am
I didn't need windows or garmin express.

I plugged it in and

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I had to put the open map on an sd card as there was not not enough internal memory.
Need to put this thread on hold while I obtain a sd card. What capacity size might you recommend?
by chiefjim
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Garmin devices using open street maps
Replies: 18
Views: 633

Re: Garmin devices using open street maps

So why not go with your original plan, to use OSM and Linux? Trying to cover multiple scenarios. I'm skeptical over how Garmin will handle the OSM. Currently when they, Garmin, have updated the maps my on the road results get wacky. That currently only gets resolved by using Garmin Express. Seems t...
by chiefjim
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Garmin devices using open street maps
Replies: 18
Views: 633

Re: Garmin devices using open street maps

Running into roadblocks here. Oracle VB Extension Pack installed and the vboxusers group is checked. Have tried two different cables. Both of which connect fine from my laptop running Win-7. But on each of my other machines running VB the Garmin never gets found.
by chiefjim
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Garmin devices using open street maps
Replies: 18
Views: 633

Re: Garmin devices using open street maps

Hijacking my own thread. Garmin Express and VirtualBox. Doesn't find the Nuvi attached. Any other files to be added or configuration settings required for that to happen?
by chiefjim
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Garmin devices using open street maps
Replies: 18
Views: 633

Re: Garmin devices using open street maps

Two positive responses. Guess the time has come to review the instructions on how to do that. Curious if after doing so you could still revert to the Garmin maps if desired? Or might it be like jail breaking an Apple product and learning it was one way only?
by chiefjim
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Garmin devices using open street maps
Replies: 18
Views: 633

Garmin devices using open street maps

Curious question I haven't yet found the answer to. Will devices that feature spoken turn-for-turn instructions still do so with open street maps?
by chiefjim
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: grsync "fail.....invalid argument(22)" SOLVED
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: grsync "fail.....invalid argument(22)" SOLVED

I've been using pinguybuilder_5.1-8_all.deb found at https://sourceforge.net/projects/pinguy ... O_Builder/

If it balks you may need to install extlinux from the repository. syslinux may also be necessary
by chiefjim
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: grsync "fail.....invalid argument(22)" SOLVED
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: grsync "fail.....invalid argument(22)" SOLVED

Nice to read you have resolved the issue. I much prefer grsync over timeshift as it matters not what machine I wish to restore to. Also like having a remastered installation iso waiting for use on a usb flash drive. Should the boot drive get corrupted it can then return the system with an up-to-date...
by chiefjim
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: grsync "fail.....invalid argument(22)" SOLVED
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: grsync "fail.....invalid argument(22)"

Two thoughts come to mind. Did that drive already have partitions? If so you may have been trying to cram too much into a smaller partitions. Other being file size. It may have balked at files being too large. Combining the two thoughts above I'd first check the existing partitioning scheme. Then re...
by chiefjim
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: For those who celebrate it.
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: For those who celebrate it.

My smoker announcing to the neighborhood that I'm hosting dinner today.
by chiefjim
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: New hard drive - should GPT be used
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: New hard drive - should GPT be used

Sorry for late reply but in response to your previous post: Would adding the EFI partition just be another partition labeled EFI? I wonder if the docking station will recognize a >2TB disk which has been partitioned in another machine, with <=2TB partitions, or is this what you tried? Yes, that is ...
by chiefjim
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Rsync and multiple GPT partitions
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Rsync and multiple GPT partitions

I've been a user of rsync, more accurately grsync, for quite some time. Did well for maintaining backup copies on my usb docking stations. To gain greater control I've begun using a 3TB drive with GPT with multiple added partitions. But doing so has slowed down my backup routine. Is it possible for ...
by chiefjim
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: New hard drive - should GPT be used
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: New hard drive - should GPT be used

As for the size limit on the docking station, I've read of such limitations but am afraid I don't know the reasons for this. It is possible it'll work once partitions have been set up (it's how I used to get round the BIOS 33GB limitation on older machines some years back). So it's worth a try I su...
by chiefjim
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: New hard drive - should GPT be used
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: New hard drive - should GPT be used

For your first question, I am using GPT on ALL newly prepared hard disks & now also create an EFI partition for future use (I only have one machine currently which has UEFI). It doesn't seem to matter whether you are installing in legacy or (U)EFI mode as either can access both partitioning schemes...
by chiefjim
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: New hard drive - should GPT be used
Replies: 7
Views: 283

New hard drive - should GPT be used

3TB drive soon to arrive. From my readings it appears GPT would allow additional partitions to be created and used to help isolate and protect data. Such as read only archives. Installing in legacy mode would ensure compatibility with my other drives that are legacy mode. Am I correct so far? Curiou...
by chiefjim
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Panel notifications
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Panel notifications

Believe what I am referring to is Indicator-Applet-Complete Tried activating it but nothing shows.
by chiefjim
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Panel notifications
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Panel notifications

While comparing Linux Mint 19 Mate with Ubuntu 18 Mate I discovered one small feature rather attractive. In their Mate Panel an email icon would change color when new messages had arrived. Simple, silent, unobtrusive. Can that be added to my Linux Mint 19 Mate?
by chiefjim
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: File conversions
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: File conversions - Undelete?

If you have not done a lot of writing to disk you may be able to undelete the files you lost. I assume you have checked the Trash to see if they are there, if not there is a tool called Photorec that tries to undelete files. It should be installed by default,but if not it shows up in synaptic. here...

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