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by slipstick
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Interrupting Timeshift
Replies: 13
Views: 259

Re: Interrupting Timeshift

I do know how hard links work - I just didn't stop to think that one through before I posted. :oops:

Maybe I should post in the "Is this Alzheimer's?" thread. :lol:
by slipstick
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Interrupting Timeshift
Replies: 13
Views: 259

Re: Interrupting Timeshift

Once in a while, I use NEMO to look at the files stored with Timeshift, and just arbitrarily delete all but the last 6 or 7.... does no harm, it will fill in the missing links on the next backup. Why not use TimeShift to do the deletions? If you delete using Nemo, you no longer have a complete back...
by slipstick
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unexpected behaviour of Rsync
Replies: 44
Views: 680

Re: Unexpected behaviour of Rsync

I haven't really plowed through all the above to try to figure it all out, but it occurred to me that maybe there is a globbing problem because /media/tony is owned by root. Globbing is done by the shell before it passes the expanded file list to the utility and if the shell doesn't have the necessa...
by slipstick
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Create a separate partition for snapshots during Linux Mint installation ?
Replies: 18
Views: 641

Re: Create a separate partition for snapshots during Linux Mint installation ?

I keep my snapshots on the same drive as my system, in a separate partition, and I keep two copies of my personal data on separate USB hard drives (I use Back-In-Time for this). But I also keep a copy of my TimeShift snapshots on one of my USB drives, though I only update it once every three or four...
by slipstick
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What's the meaning of multiple * in timeshift filters?
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: What's the meaning of multiple * in timeshift filters?

Timeshift uses rsync to backup (for ext4 format). This multiple asterisk notation is explained in the rsync manual. Open a terminal and enter man rsync, then scroll down (way down) to the section titled INCLUDE/EXCLUDE PATTERN RULES
by slipstick
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Verify .iso for Mint 19.1 [Solved]
Replies: 13
Views: 327

Re: Verify .iso for Mint 19.1

Try downloading the sha256* files against, using right click > save as, and don't modify them. It's unlikely that the files have really been tampered with on the server, it's usually something the user did. If that doesn't work, check your downloaded hash file and signature file - they should look ...
by slipstick
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] Cinnamon crash loop in 19.1
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Cinnamon crash loop in 19.1

I have an Nvidia driver and if I don't use "nomodeset", Cinnamon will crash on log-in. With "nomodeset" it works 100% reliably (I'm currently still running LM18.3 - haven't tried 19 or 19.1 yet). I don't know if this is related to your problem, but maybe some info in this thread will help: https://f...
by slipstick
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [Solved] Why use a bash script?
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Why use a bash script?

To automate the process of verifying and authenticating a newly downloaded Linux Mint .iso file: #!/bin/bash #-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- # Save this file as "LM_iso_verify.sh" in a directory on the command PATH...
by slipstick
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Sudo, gksudo for opening text from terminal
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Sudo, gksudo for opening text from terminal

or there is this workaround from "gm10" to create your own gksudo:
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=283225#p1563720
by slipstick
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual Linux OS?
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Dual Linux OS?

It looks that installing LinuxMint along Ubuntu is a problem, because both use the same EFI boot directory named ubuntu. The problem and a solution is described here in detail https://www.zdnet.com/article/hands-on-linux-uefi-multi-boot-part-three-problem-solving/ Looks like that may be out-of-date...
by slipstick
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI Boot handling, manuals, guidelines, tips and tricks
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: UEFI Boot handling, manuals, guidelines, tips and tricks

Lots of good stuff in the "rodsbooks" site as mentioned above by mzee1934 - don't overlook the links on that site. I use UEFI/GPT and like it - nice not having to worry about extended partitions, logical partitions, primary partitions - on gpt you have 128 partitions, all "primary". I don't use refi...
by slipstick
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What Book can I get to learn the basics of linux/mint?
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: What Book can I get to learn the basics of linux/mint?

Reading is fine, but in my opinion the fastest way to learn practical operation of a Linux desktop is to just do it. At the beginning you will struggle and curse but the internet search engine is your friend. One struggle at a time you learn what you need to learn to have your desktop do what you w...
by slipstick
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What Book can I get to learn the basics of linux/mint?
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: What Book can I get to learn the basics of linux/mint?

I highly recommend this one. And you can download the pdf for free!

http://www.linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php
by slipstick
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Difficulties verifying ISO image
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Difficulties verifying ISO image

The easiest way to do this, IMO, in Linux is to use a script file. You can copy the file below and name it "LM18.3_iso_verify" and store it in your "/home/<your user name>/bin" or "/home/<your user name>/.local/bin" directory - either one should be on the command PATH. Now give the file execute perm...
by slipstick
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Dual Boot 2 Linux Distro's
Replies: 26
Views: 493

Re: Dual Boot 2 Linux Distro's

Something is strange. You said you are using UEFI mode, which is generally associated with gpt formatted disks, but your parted -l listing shows that your hard drive is msdos formatted. As far as I know, UEFI must be used with gpt disks, and legacy BIOS systems are normally used with msdos (also cal...
by slipstick
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Dual Boot 2 Linux Distro's
Replies: 26
Views: 493

Re: Dual Boot 2 Linux Distro's

UEFI.. Dell inspiron 3847. Out now, look forward to reading your post as soon as i can... Well, in the meantime, a little info about how Mint boots in UEFI, as best I understand it. You should have a small (typically 100 to 500 MB) FAT formatted EFI System Partition (ESP). This is where the UEFI fi...
by slipstick
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Dual Boot 2 Linux Distro's
Replies: 26
Views: 493

Re: Dual Boot 2 Linux Distro's

I'm triple booting with W7, LM17.3 (soon to be replaced with 19.1) and LM18.3. You didn't say whether your system is UEFI or MBR - mine is UEFI, so I'll describe what I did to install LM18.3 after I had W7 and LM17.3 already installed. Actually, it was very simple - I used gparted to set up new part...
by slipstick
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Location of Timeshift snapshot backup files?
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: Location of Timeshift snapshot backup files?

As mentioned, TimeShift is only recommended for system files, not as a general backup. I use Back-In-Time to back up my personal data. It is also a front end for rsync, but more customizable than TimeShift. My BIT data backups are to a USB hard drive (formatted ext4). My TS backups of system files a...
by slipstick
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Nemo Is Great Compared To Windows Explorer, But ...
Replies: 40
Views: 1205

Re: (SOLVED) Nemo Is Great Compared To Windows Explorer, But.....................

Even though it is already marked solved, I'll add this. The way I normally move files and folders from one directory to another is to open both source and target directories in dual pane mode (F3), select the source directory by clicking in it, if it is not already selected, then middle click (mouse...
by slipstick
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] - Verifying ISO?
Replies: 33
Views: 999

Re: Verifying ISO?

I have found the easiest way is to use a script file to verify and authenticate - that way I don't have to remember all the steps after 6 months to a year since I did it the last time. Here's a post where I describe how I do it (this is for LM19 CInnamon - you'll need to update for later versions or...

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