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by trope
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Running out of space on root - Can I resize Partitions?
Replies: 28
Views: 636

Re: Running out of space on root - Can I resize Partitions?

Pierre wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:00 pm
1. not with re-installing the LinuxMint System, again
My root partition currently has Mint 19 installed. So even if I remove everything after it, I cannot "expand" that partition while keeping the current installation of Mint 19? Why not, is it because I have the swap after it?
by trope
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Running out of space on root - Can I resize Partitions?
Replies: 28
Views: 636

Re: Running out of space on root - Can I resize Partitions?

Others will have to comment on whether it's advisable (or even possible) to move an encrypted data partition. If I had this problem, I'd be inclined to create a new partition with the unallocated, mount that at boot, then symlink folders for Flatpaks and Timeshiift. Or you could create two partitio...
by trope
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Running out of space on root - Can I resize Partitions?
Replies: 28
Views: 636

[SOLVED] Running out of space on root - Can I resize Partitions?

I am running out of space on my 30GB root and it seems to be mostly due to applications, including a flatpak. I need to use the largest applications already installed and want to install more. I also made a 30 GB partition for Mint 20, which is unused, but which I think is too small. With the curren...
by trope
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I detect malicious packages/software?
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: How can I detect malicious packages/software?

Is there any way to check what I have installed using tar.gz in the past? I see that I can use pip3 list and pip list to get a list of those programs. Are there other ways to check for things I could have installed that are not safe? But even if I uninstall those, presumably a malicious program coul...
by trope
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Copying a Backup - "you do not have permissions"
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Copying a Backup - "you do not have permissions"

I am not sure the solution is complete, because of this post suggests something is being done incorrectly?:

viewtopic.php?p=1825613#p1825613
by trope
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Copying a Backup - "you do not have permissions"
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Copying a Backup - "you do not have permissions"

As I mentioned, the backup is already created, so I am trying to copy that, not make a new backup (it is not a current backup, so it does not have the same files/folders as if I made a new backup now). I do just want to copy documents and other files as you mentioned, but the one folder that crashp...
by trope
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Copying a Backup - "you do not have permissions"
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Copying a Backup - "you do not have permissions"

It's easy to escalate permissions (enabling you to copy anything ), but would be better to fix the underlying problem. Please run this in Terminal (use copy-and-paste). Should reset everything so all files are owned by you: sudo chown -Rc $USER:$USER $HOME By the way, does it report anything? If so...
by trope
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Copying a Backup - "you do not have permissions"
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Copying a Backup - "you do not have permissions"

I get the same error message when I tried dragging the folder again. I noticed there were some assumptions made above which may be relevant. The folder I am trying to copy is not in my home directory, it is on a different partition. I am not actively using crashplan, this is an old backup. Can I mod...
by trope
Tue May 26, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Copying a Backup - "you do not have permissions"
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Copying a Backup - "you do not have permissions"

If you only want to copy documents and other files (music, video etc) why not simply use copy and paste? That will transfer safely and easily all your documents to any external harddisc in any LinuxMint OS. What kind of backup did you make? Was it an image backup? What commercial software program d...
by trope
Tue May 26, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Copying a Backup - "you do not have permissions"
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Copying a Backup - "you do not have permissions"

It's easy to escalate permissions (enabling you to copy anything ), but would be better to fix the underlying problem. Please run this in Terminal (use copy-and-paste). Should reset everything so all files are owned by you: sudo chown -Rc $USER:$USER $HOME By the way, does it report anything? If so...
by trope
Sat May 23, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Copying a Backup - "you do not have permissions"
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Copying a Backup - "you do not have permissions"

Am using linux mint 19. I made a backup of files and folders using a commercial program on my computer. I'd now like to make a copy of that backup to an external HD. It is all in a single folder which I tried dragging in Caja and I get the error message: The folder "system-tools-backends" ...
by trope
Thu May 21, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I backup Timeshift?
Replies: 21
Views: 761

Re: Should I backup Timeshift?

Also note that you should use a tool capable of copying symbolic links, such as rsync or grsync (the latter a GUI version of rsync). Using nemo to copy the files to an external hard drive may mess up your symbolic links, rendering the timeshift snapshot unusable. I am using Caja, is it the same iss...
by trope
Thu May 21, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I backup Timeshift?
Replies: 21
Views: 761

Re: Should I backup Timeshift?

greenpossum wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:46 pm

If using Timeshift scheduling, you may risk copying it while Timeshift is writing (a new snapshot) to it.
Is there a way to tell when Timeshift is writing so that I don't copy it at the same time?
by trope
Tue May 19, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Timeshift - Separate Partition?
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Timeshift - Separate Partition?

Is there any reason to make 2 partitions ... Is there any reason to be stingy with the partitions? What's the size of the drive? How much already used? As mentioned, you have to use ext4 (or another Linux format) for Timeshift. Space permitting, I would give TS its own partition, 30 to 40 GB. Easie...
by trope
Tue May 12, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Timeshift - Separate Partition?
Replies: 9
Views: 375

[SOLVED] Timeshift - Separate Partition?

I have an external HD that I am going to use for file backups, and I decided to include a timeshift backup there as well (right now the timeshift backups are all on my primary device). Is there any reason to make 2 partitions, one for timeshift and one for the linux file backups, or should I just ma...
by trope
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Multiple Versions of Libreoffice
Replies: 3
Views: 488

[SOLVED] Multiple Versions of Libreoffice

I have linux mint 19. I have 2 versions of libreoffice installed: Version: 6.0.7.3 Version: 6.2.0.3 I believe the former came with the OS and is the latest version in the software manager, so I must have installed the 6.2 manually. How can I uninstall/get rid of the older version? Is it safe to do s...
by trope
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backup Linux Mint and Mac on the same Hard Drive
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Backup Linux Mint and Mac on the same Hard Drive

Why wouldn't you encrypt the time machine partition? absque told you why. (double risk of data loss) What you're not being told is that if you have to ask about encryption then you're potentially headed for disaster. I have been using encryption for what seems like 10 years and am very familiar wit...
by trope
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I backup Timeshift?
Replies: 21
Views: 761

Re: Should I backup Timeshift?

That was not my question. In other words, if I use Timeshift, should I backup the Timeshift files , along with the backup of my other files and folders? From the above posts, I can surmise the answer would be "No." Because while I can use Timeshift to restore to a previous configuration wh...
by trope
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I backup Timeshift?
Replies: 21
Views: 761

Should I backup Timeshift?

As Timeshift takes up a significant amount of space, I am wondering if I should back it up with the rest of my computer backup? Eg, if there is a problem with my system while I can access it, I can use timeshift to restore a previous configuration (which I have had to do before and it worked great)....
by trope
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backup Linux Mint and Mac on the same Hard Drive
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Backup Linux Mint and Mac on the same Hard Drive

You could set up two partitions on the external hard disk using Mac's Hard Disk Utility: one as HFS+ and one as MS-DOS. The MS-DOS partition can later be converted into ext4 under Linux. The Mac then probably wants to format the ext4 partition when plug in the hard disk. Does it make sense? I would...

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