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by Jerry N
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Will TIMESHIFT restore /boot/efi partition? [Yes]
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: [SOLVED] Will TIMESHIFT restore /boot/efi partition? [Yes]

pbear: OK - maybe I didn't screw up the install all by myself! It is a bit (or a whole lot!) inconvenient to temporarily unplug a nmve drive that is hidden under a heat sink. It might work to disable it in the UEFI while I am installing the other drive. Or maybe I could just be really careful this t...
by Jerry N
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Will TIMESHIFT restore /boot/efi partition? [Yes]
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: [SOLVED] Will TIMESHIFT restore /boot/efi partition? [Yes]

"How many EFI partitions do you have/want? Did you delete the partition, delete the file, or overwrite the files? If you have more than one EFI partition, I wouldn't assume Timeshift can handle that." I assume that by EFI partition you mean the first partition on the drive, which has the "boot,esp"...
by Jerry N
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Will TIMESHIFT restore /boot/efi partition? [Yes]
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Problem Solved

I restored the system to 7/20/20 configuration using timeshift. 56 updates were required. I disconnected the Mint 20 drive so the boot manager on that drive would not get in the way. I confirmed that my Mint 19.3 now boots normally from its efi boot. With the restoration, Mint 19.3 did revert to 4.1...
by Jerry N
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Will TIMESHIFT restore /boot/efi partition? [Yes]
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: Will TIMESHIFT restore /boot/efi partition?

"what were you doing in that EFI boot area ?." I didn't know I was! My main OS on that computer is Mint 19.3 on an nvme drive. I was making a test install of Mint 20 on an SSD and I seem to have missed something because it didn't install as a UEFI drive. It did not show up on the list of bootable d...
by Jerry N
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Will TIMESHIFT restore /boot/efi partition? [Yes]
Replies: 9
Views: 265

[SOLVED] Will TIMESHIFT restore /boot/efi partition? [Yes]

In testing a Mint20 install on my UEFI based system, I seemed to have hosed up the boot of my main OS, Mint 19.3 Mate. Will TIMESHIFT restore the boot partition and make Mint 19.3 boot correctly again? Can I just let TIMESHIFT restore the EFI boot? Mint 19.3 is installed on an nvme drive.

Jerry
by Jerry N
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Yes I'm A 73 Year Young Non-Techie Newbie!
Replies: 36
Views: 1687

Re: Yes I'm A 73 Year Young Non-Techie Newbie!

You septuagenarians think you are old but old is when you are halfway through being an octogenarian! And I am less than a year from that point. My first experience with computers came in the early 60's when I was designing flight simulator hardware that was connected to a room full of EAI analog com...
by Jerry N
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 1) Is Wine just another Linux Package? 2) Should it be on a dedicated machine?
Replies: 11
Views: 313

Re: 1) Is Wine just another Linux Package? 2) Should it be on a dedicated machine?

Fran_3 wrote: "Very helpful folks. I'm guessing I may have to go to dual boot or keep a separate windows pc just for critical apps... groan. Whatever, I'm determined to make the switch to Linux on my main machine." You can easily run Windows operating system in a virtual box within Linux rather than...
by Jerry N
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gambas 3 won't compile in Mint 20 [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Gambas 3 won't compile in Mint 20

I was able to solve the problem by starting a new project with a project type of "Graphical Application". I copied my previous code into "FMain.class but I had to completely recreate the Fmain.form. This was a simple form (6 buttons, a text area, and a couple of labels) so that was easy. The program...
by Jerry N
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gambas 3 won't compile in Mint 20 [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Gambas 3 won't compile in Mint 20

Looking at Sourceforge, it appears that gambas hasn't been updated in 3 years. Does that mean gambas is on its way to being a dead language? I really don't want to write programs in python when gambas is event driven and design of forms/control panels is so easy and obvious. OK - I am old and lazy!
by Jerry N
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gambas 3 won't compile in Mint 20 [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Gambas 3 won't compile in Mint 20 [SOLVED]

I have gambas programs that I wrote and compiled in Mint 19.3 (and earlier). In Mint 20, when I load these programs in gambas I get the error messages about missing gb.qt4.ext and CComponent.Load.626 . After these error messages, the program loads into the Gambas IDE but will not compile. Anyone hav...
by Jerry N
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gambas3 does not work Mint 20 [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Gambas3 does not work Mint 20 [SOLVED]

Oops - I see that you did show where you found the information.

Thanks again
Jerry
by Jerry N
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gambas3 does not work Mint 20 [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Gambas3 does not work Mint 20

Thank you! That did the job. Where did you find that information?
Jerry
by Jerry N
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gambas3 does not work Mint 20 [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Gambas3 does not work Mint 20 [SOLVED]

Gambas3 installs from the repositories but does not run in Mint 20 Mate. I tried it twice!
This is a deal breaker for me - I cannot use Mint 20 this way. Does anyone have a solution?

Jerry
by Jerry N
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: XnViewMP - segmentation fault in LM20 Cinnamon
Replies: 17
Views: 806

Re: XnViewMP - segmentation fault in LM20 Cinnamon

Xnview 0.94.3 also works.
by Jerry N
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How is Mint 20 Compared to Mint 19?
Replies: 41
Views: 3521

Re: How is Mint 20 Compared to Mint 19?

I have been playing with Mint Mate 20 (Beta) for a few days and have had minimal problems. The most current version of XnviewMP does not work (older versions work) and an old version of Sketchup (Windows version 8) does not work in Wine. Other than those, every thing else I tried works fine. On the ...
by Jerry N
Mon May 18, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Opinions on GPT? [Answered]
Replies: 13
Views: 517

Fossilized?

Well - probably. Since I turn 84 next week at least my arteries and some of my joints are fossilized! In answer to the question of what I used for backup of my files, I use a program I wrote in Gambas. I much prefer Gambas to Python and I developed a hatred for C the first time I tried to use it, we...
by Jerry N
Sun May 17, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Opinions on GPT? [Answered]
Replies: 13
Views: 517

Re: Opinions on GPT?

I got started on this because my new primary computer has a Ryzen 7-3700X processor and its main drive is an M.2 drive. This drive is of course GPT and being a worry wart I got concerned about my new computer failing (it wouldn't dare!) and having no way to recover data from the M.2 drive. Before so...
by Jerry N
Sun May 17, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Opinions on GPT? [Answered]
Replies: 13
Views: 517

Opinions on GPT? [Answered]

Is there an overpowering reason to use GPT and convert MBR drives to GPT? This is an machine with an 8 year old Gigabyte motherboard and it's my secondary computer.
by Jerry N
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Experience with HP Scanjet 4p, if anyone is interested
Replies: 1
Views: 636

Experience with HP Scanjet 4p, if anyone is interested

I don't know if anyone is interested in getting one of these old SCSI scanners going again, here is my experience today. My HP Scanjet 4p and its associated Advansys SCSI board have been sitting in a cabinet ever since I got an Epson scanner, somewhere between 10 and 15 years ago. It is time to see ...
by Jerry N
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Libreoffice total crash
Replies: 29
Views: 1805

Re: Libreoffice total crash

minix1 --- I run WinXP and Win7 in VirtualBox and use Microsoft Word 2003 there for some of my genealogical documents where I can do formatting that Libreoffice Writer can't even approximate. I usually have some kind of problem running Word 2003 in Wine, although it is supposed to be compatible. In ...

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