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by linux-rox
Sat Mar 23, 2024 10:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift snapshot taking too long
Replies: 40
Views: 887

Re: Timeshift snapshot taking too long

Can't tell what the thread is about at this point. Seems to have evolved into a tell me everything I need to know about backup question. Frankly, I don't think a message forum is a good place for that sort of conversation. I'll answer the last set of questions, then bow out. 1. In this context, note...
by linux-rox
Fri Mar 22, 2024 3:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Save an old HP Pavilion G6 Laptop from the Landfill – Legacy BIOS BOOT issue
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Save an old HP Pavilion G6 Laptop from the Landfill – Legacy BIOS BOOT issue

We should for now narrow down our hypotheses to storage drive errors. I've not run into it myself, but rene used to post often ( example ) that other hardware problems can manifest as file system errors. Basically, the processing error gets saved to disk and noticed there. Nothing wrong with checki...
by linux-rox
Thu Mar 21, 2024 9:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Save an old HP Pavilion G6 Laptop from the Landfill – Legacy BIOS BOOT issue
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Save an old HP Pavilion G6 Laptop from the Landfill – Legacy BIOS BOOT issue

Not as confident it's the SSD, but hardware problem seems likely. Works when installed says OS arrived at destination. Flaky thereafter usually means hardware. Same problem with multiple versions of Linux points the same direction. Could be lots of things, though. Yes, the SSD, but also RAM, the CPU...
by linux-rox
Tue Mar 19, 2024 10:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift snapshot taking too long
Replies: 40
Views: 887

Re: Timeshift snapshot taking too long

Apparently you don't install any optional apps Of course I do. I also have very good notes. For one thing, I don't like major upgrades, so I end up reinstalling every two years anyway. My notes cover every step, point-by-point, and have ready-to-copy command strings where appropriate. I also have a...
by linux-rox
Tue Mar 19, 2024 11:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift snapshot taking too long
Replies: 40
Views: 887

Re: Timeshift snapshot taking too long

Well, that's puzzling. You have something like 18 GB in system files (29 total, less 11 in /home). That should not blowup the Timeshift archive unless you have a look-back much greater than one month.* Are you including /home in snapshots? You shouldn't be. * Timeshift, in effect, keeps only one cop...
by linux-rox
Tue Mar 19, 2024 2:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ***Solved*** Dual boot - grub boot order
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Dual boot - grub boot order

The problem is, uninstalling Grub Customizer doesn't undo all the changes it made when installed. At this point, the only way to do that might be to purge-and-reinstall Grub, which is not a trivial undertaking. See tutorial. Alternatively, live with things as they are. Your choice.
by linux-rox
Tue Mar 19, 2024 2:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to fsck next boot with encrypted disk?
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: How to fsck next boot with encrypted disk?

In my understanding, forcefsck doesn't work with systemd. Instead, do a manual check from live session. Assuming the answer to t42's question is that you used the installer's encryption option, open the encrypted partition with Disks (in the live session), then run sudo fsck -yv /dev/vgmint/root . N...
by linux-rox
Tue Mar 19, 2024 2:18 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: multiboot[SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: multiboot

Try removing the # symbol on the configfile line.
by linux-rox
Tue Mar 19, 2024 2:08 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot (UEFI and legacy)
Replies: 17
Views: 398

Re: Dual boot (UEFI and legacy)

JeremyB gave you the correct solution. As you have an MBR partition table, the command he suggested will install the BIOS boot loader. Then, because HP's CSM mode gives priority to UEFI boot (which is why the live session booted that way), unflag the EFI partition as Jo-con-El suggested earlier . F...
by linux-rox
Mon Mar 18, 2024 10:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift snapshot taking too long
Replies: 40
Views: 887

Re: Timeshift snapshot taking too long

... always..target a separate drive for system backups As explained above, the primary purpose of Timeshift is system restore, not backup. For system restore purposes, it's fine to save snapshots on the system drive. Moreover, if one wants system backup, there are better tools for the job. By the w...
by linux-rox
Mon Mar 18, 2024 1:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift snapshot taking too long
Replies: 40
Views: 887

Re: Timeshift snapshot taking too long

I agree with what others have said. In the same vein, assuming the system is working well now, there is no reason to worry about the old snapshots. Simply take a new snapshot with the new Timeshift partition. If you like, hold onto the flash drive snapshots for a month, then reformat. Whether you ne...
by linux-rox
Sun Mar 17, 2024 2:54 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: (UN-SOLVED) Timeshift always ask for password.
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Timeshift always ask for password.

Unfortunately, the issue is unsolved.. I will run these computers as they are. :( Frankly, I'm generally of the view that if someone has to ask how to disable the password, they shouldn't. I'm going to answer the question, though, because (a) it's your computer and (b) I can think of no real world ...
by linux-rox
Sat Mar 16, 2024 10:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift snapshot taking too long
Replies: 40
Views: 887

Re: Timeshift snapshot taking too long

... I would like to take this opportunity to ask you a few more questions: FWIW, my $0.02's worth. I'll answer the second question first, as it's easier. 2) consider that I want to store Timeshift snapshots on the same OS drive. What is the reason for creating and using a unique partition to save s...
by linux-rox
Sat Mar 16, 2024 10:21 pm
Forum: Suggestions & Feedback
Topic: (SOLVED) Timeshift Snapshot timing
Replies: 13
Views: 260

Re: (SOLVED) Timeshift Snapshot timing

Perhaps someone already suggested this ... Well, yes. FWIW, a discussion from several years ago, when Tony George was still maintaining the project (which he originated). TLDR: it's a complicated issue for which no solution would satisfy everyone. TG felt what he ended up with is a good balance bet...
by linux-rox
Fri Mar 15, 2024 11:30 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Can't change my default to open .pdf files
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Can't change my default to open .pdf files

Would help if you mentioned which version of Mint and which desktop. Although, frankly, I think it's probably something you've installed. Every current version of Mint, Ubuntu and Debian I've checked uses Document Viewer for PDFs.
by linux-rox
Fri Mar 15, 2024 11:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: HP laptop install fail
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: HP laptop install fail

I agree, it would be a good idea to reinstall using the legacy-only method per Andy's tutorial. I'm concerned, though, by "the small green button on the bottom left corner was missing." This suggests a defect in the installation disk, which if true also would explain the original problem. ...
by linux-rox
Fri Mar 15, 2024 1:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Blueman annoyance
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: [SOLVED] Blueman annoyance

Glad to hear you were able to work it out. Anyhoo, helps the collective memory of the Forum to have the solution documented.
by linux-rox
Fri Mar 15, 2024 1:12 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I install VMware Player?!?
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: How do I install VMware Player?!?

Why is every program different for install?!?! Because each project works independently and no one is in charge. That's how Linux works and it's not gonna change. Every app worth considering has instructions on how to install. Follow them. It's that simple. By the way, what may not be mentioned (wa...
by linux-rox
Fri Mar 15, 2024 12:27 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Missing Folders After Upgrade to 21.3
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Missing Folders After Upgrade to 21.3

I'd be astonished if the folders were deleted. You shouldn't need the bookmarks to find them, though. Should show up if you click Documents in the navigation pane. Get that far, then click the search icon (upper-right) and enter a suitable term. Bear in mind, you're searching file names, not content...
by linux-rox
Fri Mar 15, 2024 12:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Warning about low disk space
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Warning about low disk space

What you should do is solve the problem. Perhaps your system partition is too small. Perhaps you modified Timeshift settings (e.g., to include data files in snapshot) (not a good idea) and that's what filling the space. Perhaps you have a runaway log problem. See the how to get help sticky at top of...

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