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by deck_luck
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Happy newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Re: Happy newbie

Welcome to the Linux Mint community. I hope you enjoy your new Linux adventure. :wink:
by deck_luck
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: help with installing
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: help with installing

Has some problems doing the bootdrive but got it to boot. After restart, I was getting systems board error (00a) missing info. what ever happened it wont let me reload windows to fix it. is there anyway to do it from linux? Can you be more specific about the "doing the bootdrive" problem? It might ...
by deck_luck
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I cannot create or copy data on a partition [SOLVED]
Replies: 30
Views: 584

Re: I cannot create or copy data on a partition [SOLVED]

In my observation, a LOT of experienced users dislike Disks . I use it only sparingly myself. It's easy, but does that by making assumptions often not well suited to the situation. And generally is opaque about the assumptions and doesn't offer an easy way to alter them. In most cases, if the user ...
by deck_luck
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: multi drive
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: multi drive

It would be helpful if you list your current storage configuration.

Please use a terminal running bash and post the output from the following commands:

Code: Select all

lsblk -So+size
lsblk -f 
cat /etc/fstab
by deck_luck
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't backup data (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Can't backup data

1. I have used the bash command line, mostly simple commands (ls, lsbk, neofetch and the package installation commands) 2. I'd prefer the files accessible individually in natural form, not compressed. 3. I prefer GUI, but I can use cli's, but I get confused by the various options. 4. Yes, yes, pret...
by deck_luck
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] USB disc isn't working anymore, what to do?
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: USB disc isn't working anymore, what to do?

Have you tried running a file system check on the ext USB3 device? You can use either the GUI gnome disks or gparted utilities to run the file system check. Or from a terminal bash command line, you can use the e2fsck utility. You will need to supply the appropriate special device partition name (fo...
by deck_luck
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't backup data (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Can't backup data

Like most things Linux there are many different ways to perform a task. Sorry, I do not know your Linux skill level, so before making any suggestions I need to know more information about your requirements? Are you capable of using the bash command line from a terminal? Do you want the backup to be ...
by deck_luck
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to have rights to make folders for a new partition?
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: How to have rights to make folders for a new partition?

Did you create the partition/filesystem or was it pre-existing? If you created it, how did you perform the tasks? How do you mount the file system? Will the Ext HD be used as a removable media device or permanently attached? Which Linux Mint desktop environment are you using? If you are able to use ...
by deck_luck
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Conda Activation/Deactivation Bash Script
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Conda Activation/Deactivation Bash Script

If you are attempting to perform command substitution, you must surround the command with one of the command substitution operators. $( command ) or ` command ` For example: if [[ $(conda config --show | grep auto_active_base ) == False ]] Reference: man bash Command Substitution Compound Commands C...
by deck_luck
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Are binary prefixes REALLY an official international standard?
Replies: 36
Views: 842

Re: Are binary prefixes REALLY an official international standard?

Life is simply too short.
Learn not to sweat the small stuff.
by deck_luck
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint Cinnamon Install with 2 Drives
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Mint Cinnamon Install with 2 Drives

Sorry, I do not know your Linux skill level, so please do not be offended by my reply. There are many ways to answer this post. If you are a new Linux user and apprehensive about overwriting a disk(s) with live data during the Linux Mint install, you can simply unplug all disk(s) except intended Lin...
by deck_luck
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED lm19.3 timeshift configuration
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: lm19.3 timeshift configuration

Most backup or snapshot utilities will not following symbolic links. They will simply create a symlink on the destination image. Under the hood Time Shift uses the rsync utility in archive (-a) mode. The archive mode includes the -rlptgoD options. -l, --links When symlinks are encountered, recreate ...
by deck_luck
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Are binary prefixes REALLY an official international standard?
Replies: 36
Views: 842

Re: Are binary prefixes REALLY an official international standard?

Professionally when I am writing a project plan involving SAN LUNs or any disk space, I use GiB and MiB. Also, I provide a footnote similar to the following:

Legend:
GiB = 1024^3
MiB = 1024^2

I have never had anyone question the notation.
by deck_luck
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Just migrated from Windows 7 to Linux Mint
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Re: Just migrated from Windows 7 to Linux Mint

Welcome to the Linux Mint community. I hope you enjoy your Linux adventure. For a free formal Linux introduction course, The Linux Foundation in cooperation with edX.org offers a free "Introduction to Linux" online course. See the following link: https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-to-linux The ...
by deck_luck
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Slow Boot after Swap Partition Removal
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: Slow Boot after Swap File Removal

Is this how you want me to provide the information? Yes, you did good. I have just noticed there is no sda6 which I think was my swap file, could this be a problem? The swap entries are ignored, because they are commented in the /etc/fstab. The comments begin with a # symbol. cat /etc/initramfs-too...
by deck_luck
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved) Where is my timeshift snapshot?
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Where is my timeshift snapshot?

Unless you configured TimeShift to use a different destination, the /TimeShift directory will contain the snapshots.
by deck_luck
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Slow Boot after Swap Partition Removal
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: Slow Boot after Swap File Removal

The kernel is probably trying to access the old swapfile as the resume device. The resume device is used to resume from a hibernation. During your initial installation the resume device was associated with your swap. Do you know how to start a terminal session using bash? For further analysis open a...
by deck_luck
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Console screen after clicking password field
Replies: 12
Views: 322

Re: Console screen after clicking password field

When did you install lm19.3? Did you have this problem after the fresh installation, or did the problem begin after using the Update Manager to install patches? When attempting the session login and it loops back go to the virtual terminal command line and check the ~/.xsession-errors.old file for e...
by deck_luck
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Memory question LM 19.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Memory question LM 19.3 Cinnamon

I do not know your Linux skill level, so do not be offending by the following questions or suggestions. Is firefox actually using using the memory, or are you seeing the overall memory usage going up? How are you determining the memory usage. Some basic system memory utilization monitoring might be ...

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