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by mattlach
Tue May 21, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Message: "error: file '/boot/' not found." when booting from USB image
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Message: "error: file '/boot/' not found." when booting from USB image

Hello @ mattlach - I took a look at the specs for the B570. It appears that model was made in 2011, which predates the adoption of UEFI by about 2 years. I'm pretty sure that's why you're not finding any settings for UEFI or Secure Boot in the machine's BIOS settings, it's strictly BIOS/MBR boot. N...
by mattlach
Mon May 20, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Snaps. Why? Please stop.
Replies: 21
Views: 1876

Re: Snaps. Why? Please stop.

justa saw this: https://itsfoss.com/ubuntu-snap-replaces-apt-blueprint/ haven't even read it yet - on the net - yet neyt. heh heh heh I wouldn't think that apt would be going anywhere soon, but if Snaps/Flatpak/Appimage take over, pretty soon we will have no choice but to use them. If a developer c...
by mattlach
Mon May 20, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Snaps. Why? Please stop.
Replies: 21
Views: 1876

Re: Snaps. Why? Please stop.

if you use Linux Mint you do not have snaps (unless you installed support for such, it in the parent ubuntu but not Mint) I know, this is why this is in the "Chat About Linux" section, not the "Chat about Linux Mint" section. My concern is that these universal installers are going to become so popu...
by mattlach
Mon May 20, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Message: "error: file '/boot/' not found." when booting from USB image
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Message: "error: file '/boot/' not found." when booting from USB image

Hey all, So, I am trying to rescue my moms old laptop (a Lenovo B570) It is running Windows 10, but it is acting up. The intent is to boot it up using a Mint Live USB image, use that to image the drive to my NAS, do a fresh install (of both Windows and Mint :) ) and then recover any files from the b...
by mattlach
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Apt in Non-Root Account without Sudo???
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Apt in Non-Root Account without Sudo???

Alright, I think I figured this one out. As we all know, apt is just a python wrapper for apt-get, apt-cache and a few other common apt-based commands. You know how sudo remembers your password for a short period of time after issuing a sudo command, so you don't have to keep retyping it? It looks a...
by mattlach
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Apt in Non-Root Account without Sudo???
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Apt in Non-Root Account without Sudo???

So, After spending some time on my server in a root account (to save myself from repeatedly having to type sudo for a configuration job) I went to update my Mint Desktop. Guess what, I forgot to type sudo.... apt.jpg ...and it worked anyway? :shock: Is Mint Security broken? Does anyone know how I ca...
by mattlach
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 104
Views: 16153

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

Golden oldie summarized in two lines: Bottom line: most of the time when you use sudo for graphical applications, it's fine. Some of the time, though, it is not fine, and is, in fact, extremely bad. Interesting. In my 18 years of using one Linux distribution or another as my primary desktop OS, I'v...
by mattlach
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Snaps. Why? Please stop.
Replies: 21
Views: 1876

Re: Snaps. Why? Please stop.

if you use Linux Mint you do not have snaps (unless you installed support for such, it in the parent ubuntu but not Mint) I know, this is why this is in the "Chat About Linux" section, not the "Chat about Linux Mint" section. My concern is that these universal installers are going to become so popu...
by mattlach
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 104
Views: 16153

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

Unpleasant news: gksu has been removed from the repo's of Ubuntu Bionic: https://jeremy.bicha.net/2018/04/18/gksu-removed-from-ubuntu/ For Mint 19, this'll also affect Synaptic, GParted, Mints Update Manager, etc. And for editing system config files, it almost feels as if we're being pushed towards...
by mattlach
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Snaps. Why? Please stop.
Replies: 21
Views: 1876

Snaps. Why? Please stop.

Can someone please comment on why we now have snaps (or Flatpack or Appimage) in Linux? Traditional package managers are perfect (especially Apt) They manage all of your installed software and keep it up to date. Sure, Snaps make it easy to install 3rd party software, but I just find this problemati...
by mattlach
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ryzen 5 2400g (Raven Ridge) Intermittent Hard Freezes in 19 and 19.1
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Re: Ryzen 5 2400g (Raven Ridge) Intermittent Hard Freezes in 19 and 19.1

Check your motherboard for BIOS setting "PSU Idle Control" and change it to "Typical Current Idle". That definitely helps one type of Ryzen freeze problem. If that doesn't help, need more on the system. Please run the following command from Terminal and post back the results. inxi -Fxz Thank you fo...
by mattlach
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ryzen 5 2400g (Raven Ridge) Intermittent Hard Freezes in 19 and 19.1
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Ryzen 5 2400g (Raven Ridge) Intermittent Hard Freezes in 19 and 19.1

Hey, I have been fighting with this system I built for my fiance for some time now. Does anyone NOT have intermittent hard freezes with their Raven Ridge builds? First I installed LM 19(Cinnamon Edition) last year. With Kernel 4.15 the freezing issue was obnoxious, and very frequent. To help address...
by mattlach
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19
Replies: 76
Views: 14365

Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Case in point, the touch command creates a non-existent file, that's why you were told to use it. You were saying? ;) I probably would have made it optional, too, had I created the upgrade script, but I can see why they opted for a little bit of forced hand-holding instead; better safe than sorry. ...
by mattlach
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19
Replies: 76
Views: 14365

Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Any chance to be able to upgrade without the timeshift procedure? Diskspace's running low for snapshots and fresh install is not an option. Timeshift is only there to allow you to roll the upgrade back in case something goes wrong. You can skip the timeshift step if you want to take the risk, but w...
by mattlach
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 codenamed ‘Tessa’
Replies: 47
Views: 23874

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 codenamed ‘Tessa’

Any word on what version of Mesa we might get? Mint 19 is currently on 18.0. Those of us with Vega based APU's would be overjoyed if it would ship with 18.2+ :p You do not want Mint 19.1 for that. Mint does not do its personal kernels. four.17 and four.18 kernel collection are presently available w...
by mattlach
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Boot issues -- probably bios related (but hopefully not)
Replies: 19
Views: 2530

Re: [SOLVED] Boot issues -- probably bios related (but hopefully not)

Interesting. Which source are you using for that kernel? From the Mainline repository? Or vanilla from Kernel.org? Ubuntu's build. I cannot be bothered to compile my own. ;) The version present in the mainline kernel PPA? The reason I ask is, my Fiance's Raven Ridge build is intermittently freezing...
by mattlach
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Boot issues -- probably bios related (but hopefully not)
Replies: 19
Views: 2530

Re: [SOLVED] Boot issues -- probably bios related (but hopefully not)

[Using that currently because I ended up having some memory leak issues with 4.18: $ uname -r 4.19.0-041900-generic 4.19 has been smooth sailing for me so far, it even eliminated the few errors I still had in dmesg with 4.18. Not likely to ever show up in an Ubuntu release though, by the time 19.04...
by mattlach
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Boot issues -- probably bios related (but hopefully not)
Replies: 19
Views: 2530

Re: [SOLVED] Boot issues -- probably bios related (but hopefully not)

Yes, exactly what I was saying. You can add cosmic if you want the launch kernel, but you can remove it again right after you installed it because you'll just be loading a repository index for nothing afterwards. Frankly when I suggested -updates I thought you'd already be on -10 or -11, anyway, si...
by mattlach
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Boot issues -- probably bios related (but hopefully not)
Replies: 19
Views: 2530

Re: [SOLVED] Boot issues -- probably bios related (but hopefully not)

Any ideas what might be going on here? Much appreciated as always! You're welcome, and sure, I can explain this. Your issue is that cosmic only just released, there's nothing in cosmic-updates yet. You'll have to wait for the one that's currently in -proposed to get released to -updates for it to b...
by mattlach
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Boot issues -- probably bios related (but hopefully not)
Replies: 19
Views: 2530

Re: [SOLVED] Boot issues -- probably bios related (but hopefully not)

Any ideas what might be going on here? Much appreciated as always! You're welcome, and sure, I can explain this. Your issue is that cosmic only just released, there's nothing in cosmic-updates yet. You'll have to wait for the one that's currently in -proposed to get released to -updates for it to b...

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