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by WharfRat
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hola, Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Hola, Hello

Hello Vacio Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
by WharfRat
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Bill from AUstralia
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: Bill from AUstralia

Hello Bill Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
by WharfRat
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Linux Mint 19 from ISO, please read, EFI installs only
Replies: 70
Views: 3254

Re: Installing Linux Mint 19 from ISO, please read

Hi JeremyB ,

From experience, even after installing the latest packages during the installation, additional packages require updating upon initial boot of the system.

Should users refrain from updating/upgrading altogether or can/should upgrades be applied post installation :?:
by WharfRat
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to swap backup drives without having to change the backup script [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: How to swap backup drives without having to change the backup script

Mattyboy's suggestion using a label is what I use for several disks I use for backups. Mount the disk from a script using something like: LABEL="backup" EXCEPTION="exception.log" T=$(date "+%Y-%m-%d-%R:%S") DEVICE=$(/sbin/blkid|grep $LABEL|awk '{print $1}'|tr -d :) if [[ -z $DEVICE ]];then echo "$T ...
by WharfRat
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux doesnt boot up, goes in initramfs
Replies: 26
Views: 159

Re: Linux doesnt boot up, goes in initramfs

OK, gotcha :wink: So i guess i can try to reinstall linux again? But still this type of problem might tell me about that drive is dying? Unfortunately disks don't warn or tell you when they're about to fail - they jut do. If you continue having problems then you already know the answer :wink:
by WharfRat
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux doesnt boot up, goes in initramfs
Replies: 26
Views: 159

Re: Linux doesnt boot up, goes in initramfs

Just so you know you can copy the terminal text and paste it like this [bill@XPS] ~/script $ mount|grep ^/dev/sda2 /dev/sda2 on / type ext4 (rw,noatime,errors=remount-ro,stripe=32752,data=ordered) [bill@XPS] ~/script $ The partition is corrupted so I don't know how that could have happened except th...
by WharfRat
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux doesnt boot up, goes in initramfs
Replies: 26
Views: 159

Re: Linux doesnt boot up, goes in initramfs

Doesn't look too promising.

Check to make sure that the partition hasen't been automounted with mount|grep ^/dev/sda2.

If you get no results then try sudo e2fsck -f -y -v -C 0 /dev/sda2 otherwise run sudo umount /dev/sda2 first then run the e2fsck line.
by WharfRat
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux doesnt boot up, goes in initramfs
Replies: 26
Views: 159

Re: Linux doesnt boot up, goes in initramfs

Your disk might have flown south :?

In the terminal run sudo apt-get install smartmontools then paste back sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda|grep -i error
by WharfRat
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux doesnt boot up, goes in initramfs
Replies: 26
Views: 159

Re: Linux doesnt boot up, goes in initramfs

gparted is the gui partition manager and will identify a corrupt partition.

Your error is asking if dev sda2 is a zero length partition and also reporting sector read errors.
by WharfRat
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux doesnt boot up, goes in initramfs
Replies: 26
Views: 159

Re: Linux doesnt boot up, goes in initramfs

Kefirs,

Boot to the live media and in the terminal run sudo gparted then post back a screen shot.

Stay booted to the live media.
by WharfRat
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Ohio
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Hi from Ohio

Hello Bobilooie Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
by WharfRat
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Denmark
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Greetings from Denmark

Hello JustAnotherLinusUser Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
by WharfRat
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello World!
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Hello World!

Hello Kevin Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
by WharfRat
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from the Netherlands
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Hello from the Netherlands

Hello Jorg3670 Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
by WharfRat
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VIrtualbox Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: VIrtualbox Issues

That's strange :?

paste back apt policy virtualbox virtualbox-dkms and dkms status
by WharfRat
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VIrtualbox Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: VIrtualbox Issues

Install sudo apt install virtualbox-qt

That provides the gui interface to start/setup the machines. You might have to logoff and back in before it shows in the menu.

Also paste back dkms status
by WharfRat
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VIrtualbox Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: VIrtualbox Issues

How are you installing VB :?:

Can you paste back the results of apt search virtualbox|grep ^i
by WharfRat
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Is Chmod -R a-x+rwX,go-w /home/myhomefolder OK? Still running?
Replies: 14
Views: 180

Re: Is Chmod -R a-x+rwX,go-w /home/myhomefolder OK? Still running?

Executable mode has to be set on a folder in order to be able to access it.

There is no Chmod command - it would be chmod.

Linux is case sensitive.

You shouldn't chmod files/folders without understanding the consequences.
by WharfRat
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Removed Python3.5 and everything got messed up
Replies: 18
Views: 200

Re: Removed Python3.5 and everything got messed up

GaussEuler, The quickest path to a resolution for this is to just reinstall. I did a simulation of apt-get purge -s python3.5 and the following is just the beginning of screens of packages that would be removed. The following packages will be REMOVED: apt-clone* apt-xapian-index* aptdaemon* apturl* ...

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