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by chiefjim
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Kernels (Solved)
Replies: 20
Views: 372

Re: Kernels (Solved)

Appreciate the suggestions of the many who posted. I've always maintained usb flash drives with Mint original iso's along with my own remastered versions. These make reinstalls a breeze. So glad I paid attention to the wisdom of partitioning early when beginning to use Linux. My boot and /home resid...
by chiefjim
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Kernels (Solved)
Replies: 20
Views: 372

Re: Kernels

I'll go ahead and remove Grub Customizer. Then make another remaster.
by chiefjim
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Kernels (Solved)
Replies: 20
Views: 372

Re: Kernels

pbear wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:58 pm
What does "remastered" mean?
As in remastersys or pinguy-builder. An installable iso based upon your currently installed copy of Mint along with all updates and added applications since that original installation.
by chiefjim
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Kernels (Solved)
Replies: 20
Views: 372

Re: Kernels

What about if I were to reinstall Mint? I have a remastered copy of 19.2 MATE. When the installer processes GRUB would that just overwrite whatever GRUB CUSTOMIZER entries were there?
by chiefjim
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Kernels (Solved)
Replies: 20
Views: 372

Re: Kernels

Any recommendations on how best to back out of it?
by chiefjim
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Kernels (Solved)
Replies: 20
Views: 372

Re: Kernels

karlchen wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:18 pm
Hi, chiefjim.

Did you perhaps make use of a software name Grub Customizer?

Karl
Yes I did. Currently installed and showing two columns. One side is installed, the other side has removed items along with option to restore.
by chiefjim
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Kernels (Solved)
Replies: 20
Views: 372

Re: Kernels

karlchen wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:32 pm

The "master system" is always the operating system displayed at the top of the Grub menu.
Hence part of my confusion. This is the master, residing at the top and exists without Advanced options.
by chiefjim
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Kernels (Solved)
Replies: 20
Views: 372

Re: Kernels

jim@jim-H370M-D3H-M19:~$ uname -r 4.15.0-58-generic During updates I have received -60, -62, -64, and -65. Additional Options at boot does not give me the ability to select a different image. How can I safely get to -65? Are you dual-booting and another OS is controlling the booting? If not, how ab...
by chiefjim
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Kernels (Solved)
Replies: 20
Views: 372

Kernels (Solved)

jim@jim-H370M-D3H-M19:~$ uname -r
4.15.0-58-generic

During updates I have received -60, -62, -64, and -65. Advanced options at boot does not give me the ability to select a different image.

How can I safely get to -65?
by chiefjim
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: USB automount
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: USB automount

Is your solution using MATE? I'm not seeing Removable Drives and Media selection
by chiefjim
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: USB automount
Replies: 3
Views: 118

USB automount

I've recently put into service a WD Elements 8TB USB external drive with multiple partitions. When turned on I'd like the file manager to see the drive as present but not automount anything. In Control Center / Disks adding "noauto" doesn't change a thing Where might I be going wrong? Mint 19.2 MATE
by chiefjim
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Partitioning
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Partitioning

AndyMH wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:59 am
Your choice, but format with a GPT partition table. A legacy/MSDOS partition table will limit you to 2TB partitions and then your have no choice - to use the space you would need multiple partitions.
I'm planning on GPT using EXT4
by chiefjim
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Partitioning
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Partitioning

I am looking to purchase a 8TB external USB hard drive. This device will be used for storage only.

Would you still set this up with multiple partitions or just use a single partition and rely upon folders to keep order?
by chiefjim
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Encrypted folders
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Encrypted folders

The kernel has built-in support for folder encryption on ext4 (fscrypt), you do not need any additional tools for that, but that doesn't give you a portable encrypted container that you can move around, which I suppose is desired here. Taking a hint from the above testing another option which so fa...
by chiefjim
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Encrypted folders
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Encrypted folders

The kernel has built-in support for folder encryption on ext4 (fscrypt), you do not need any additional tools for that, but that doesn't give you a portable encrypted container that you can move around, which I suppose is desired here. Correct. Portable container is indeed desired, but this is a go...
by chiefjim
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Encrypted folders
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Encrypted folders

https://launchpad.net/~gencfsm/+archive/ubuntu/ppa It should allow you to import your existing encrypted directories. Unfortunately, encFS isn't all that secure. Perhaps you might be better off with something like VeraCrypt. https://launchpad.net/~unit193/+archive/ubuntu/encryption The degree of se...
by chiefjim
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Encrypted folders
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Encrypted folders

I've been using cryptkeeper with reasonable success. Moving the folder from one system to another requires installation first of cryptkeeper onto the receiving system. The newest Mint releases don't have this application in the repository. Perhaps a sign that an alternative should be considered? Is ...
by chiefjim
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Hard drives for archiving UPDATE
Replies: 24
Views: 578

Re: Hard drives for archiving

Not a scientific reply. I'm also a fan of doing HDD backups via docking stations. Among my drives are a couple truly ancient, one from 2009 the other 2005 are each used monthly. Even though the docking stations are USB I never hot swap. Always powered down when loading or unloading. What are your s...
by chiefjim
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Hard drives for archiving UPDATE
Replies: 24
Views: 578

Re: Hard drives for archiving

Not a scientific reply. I'm also a fan of doing HDD backups via docking stations. Among my drives are a couple truly ancient, one from 2009 the other 2005 are each used monthly. Even though the docking stations are USB I never hot swap. Always powered down when loading or unloading.

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