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by sdibaja
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Backup??
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Backup??

HOWEVER Clonezilla can be incredibly difficult to navigate through for newbies. I am not a newbie any more, but I still avoid Clonezilla like the plague, because I simply cant understand it's menu structure. In LinuxMint there is a standard available program called " Disks" that can clone / image /...
by sdibaja
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: shrink disk partition
Replies: 10
Views: 172

Re: shrink disk partition

Correct.
You can not edit an active partition.
by sdibaja
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: shrink disk partition
Replies: 10
Views: 172

Re: shrink disk partition

dorothy39: you said "I do have the Linux installation disk." Good.
That disk contains Gparted.
Use it to boot with, then make your partition changes.

Somebody said you shouldn't edit a live partition. Actually, you can't with Gparted, it will refuse.

my best, Peter
by sdibaja
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Will Mint boot if I move it's partition?
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Will Mint boot if I move it's partition?

By mistake I installed Linux Mint (19.3) on a partition in the middle of the drive, and that (I think) causes the "attempt to write/read outside of hd0" error. Gparted allows to move partitions, but it shows the warning that says moving partitions has a chance to break system boot. I don't think ha...
by sdibaja
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Keyboard Shortcuts for Items ins Panel
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Keyboard Shortcuts for Items ins Panel

Out of the box, yes

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by sdibaja
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: How best to repartition a USB SSD..? < Solved >
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: How best to repartition a USB SSD..? < Solved >

OK, now I have the image of the existing setup... you can do this: 1. Boot with LMDE 2. Run Gparted ... now only your sdb2 will be mounted (Adata_LMDE4) 3. select sdb4 (your ADATA_19.3) 4. drag Right edge over to a more reasonable size... 25 GB should be fine. 5. select sdb3 (your ADATA_DATA) 6. dra...
by sdibaja
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Side panel in MATE
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Side panel in MATE

The Mate apps are designed for bottom or top panels. You can adjust the width/depth of any panel to accommodate the fixed dimensions of the app. I do that for a couple I use. I see that 62 pixles will accommodate the clock. Autohide and expand are also handy options. ... Beyond my expertise, but you...
by sdibaja
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: How best to repartition a USB SSD..? < Solved >
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: How best to repartition a USB SSD..?

The OP screenshot is kinda broken, not always showing.
True, it appears like gpt, but maybe it's just the label...

Best of luck

BTW: two partitions are mounted. Those can't be edited now.
Booting from another OS using Gparted will work fine.
by sdibaja
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: How best to repartition a USB SSD..? < Solved >
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: How best to repartition a USB SSD..?

clear enough, but a snapshot of a GUI view helps. (being ssd or hdd does not matter! they are the same in respect to the user) It's all personal preference. There is no Best. I am assuming that you are using the msdos partition table and feel hampered by the "4 partition" restriction. You can create...
by sdibaja
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Side panel in MATE
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Side panel in MATE

Yes.
Right click on a free space in your panel
Click on Properties
Select top, bottom, left, right as you prefer.

also!
Right click on a free space in your panel
select Help for a large menu that should explain how Panels work in Mate
by sdibaja
Fri May 29, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: can fans be affected over time [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: can fans be affected over time

I know nothing about nbfc The fans Should come on when it gets hot. Heat kills! It kills, CPUs, Disk Drives, Etc. fans are super cheap, like $8 or Less... and are rather simple to change in most computers. the other components that are being protected are Much more expensive and a lot more difficult...
by sdibaja
Wed May 27, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Safe use of Synaptic to remove all packages in status
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Safe use of Synaptic to remove all packages in status

Synaptic is a very powerful tool. It is worth your time to learn how it works.
There are lots of settings, many variables ... so it depends on the defaults set by Clem.

setting it to "Delete downloaded packages after installation" would be personal preference, not my preference.
by sdibaja
Sat May 23, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: What to do if Timeshift screwed over your system? | Login Loop | No Disk Space
Replies: 22
Views: 829

Re: What to do if Timeshift screwed over your system? | Login Loop | No Disk Space

Backup of personal data and reinstall is a better solution... Very few users have the ability to do that painlessly. If not using Timeshift, the sensible thing for almost all users is to back up the system some other way. Telling people to go bare back because it happens to work for you is pretty o...
by sdibaja
Sat May 23, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: What to do if Timeshift screwed over your system? | Login Loop | No Disk Space
Replies: 22
Views: 829

Re: What to do if Timeshift screwed over your system? | Login Loop | No Disk Space

We all have opinions: I say with quality control of the updates Before they are pushed up Timeshift has no purpose. Mint just does not have the resources to do that QA and testing in-house, so you get nagged to use the funky tool. I applaud the effort, but I also advise disabling it or uninstalling....
by sdibaja
Sat May 23, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Extending home folder to another drive
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Extending home folder to another drive

Hi all, I'm new to mint and I love it, wish I'd dumped Microsoft years ago. I have a 250gb ssd running mint 19.3, but I'm running out of space for installing games etc... Is there a way I can extend d the home folder onto another hard drive i have fitted (1tb mechanical drive)? And would this do wh...
by sdibaja
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Building new PC - best option for dual boot with Mint
Replies: 15
Views: 470

Re: Building new PC - best option for dual boot with Mint

wow, I have never heard of using only FAT32 and NTFS partitions for Linux.
great concept
by sdibaja
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: USB External Hard Drive "failure to Mount"
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: USB External Hard Drive "failure to Mount"

try using Gparted. It has a "check" feature that can sometimes repair such errors. in this case, the problem partition is Not Mounted so installing Gparted on your system would work for this procedure fine. for mounted partitions (your root, home, and swap) you must boot from another system to edit....
by sdibaja
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Building new PC - best option for dual boot with Mint
Replies: 15
Views: 470

Re: Building new PC - best option for dual boot with Mint

please Google "Windows 10 automatic update destroyed Linux partitions" and review the resulting hits First thing I do on a win10 install - turn it off! Although the latest install (few days back) looks like update is now manual? Just underlines the importance of backups. Good idea, however it actua...
by sdibaja
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Building new PC - best option for dual boot with Mint
Replies: 15
Views: 470

Re: Building new PC - best option for dual boot with Mint

<snip> Anyway, I am in the process of planning a PC build, starting from scratch, and I want to install a dual boot capability, with Windows 10 and Mint. <snip> as you have just seen there are many ways to setup your drives... of course, I have other personal preferences. *word of caution* please G...
by sdibaja
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: cut n paste
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: cut n paste

Pjotr wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:28 am
sdibaja wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:23 am
sdibaja wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:23 am
PS: Ubuntu has a much better installer than Linux Mint.
No, it hasn't. It's exactly the same ubiquity; only the theming differs.
I guess you have not used both in the last few months. available Options for selecting Swap, etc. make a world of difference

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