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by trope
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19 Manual Install - Partition locations/sizes
Replies: 16
Views: 4063

Re: Mint 19 Manual Install - Partition locations/sizes

OK, so you want to dedicate 12GB of the 120 GB SSD to "/". What are your plans for the remaining 108GB? I made the root bigger, so I have 90 GB free there. I'm open to suggestions. My current home directory that I will transfer over is 160 GB. I like @slipstick suggestion above, when Mint 20 comes ...
by trope
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19 Manual Install - Partition locations/sizes
Replies: 16
Views: 4063

Re: Mint 19 Manual Install - Partition locations/sizes

I was not able to do the basic install with LVM + encryption because I ran into this error message which I could not solve, after trying several things: https://askubuntu.com/questions/567730/gave-up-waiting-for-root-device-ubuntu-vg-root-doesnt-exist#567897 Also think your setup is over complicated...
by trope
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19 Manual Install - Partition locations/sizes
Replies: 16
Views: 4063

Re: Mint 19 Manual Install - Partition locations/sizes

So I used this guide posted in another thread in order to set up encryption: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ManualFullSystemEncryption The guide/installer had me create a system partition and from that it created a /root, /boot, and /swap. It ran its own installer so it was not clear where/how to...
by trope
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Install Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: Mint Install Questions

It seemed from that latter guide that it had its own installer and bypassed the "Something else" but maybe I misunderstood it.

So then how big do you recommend the /tmp and /var partitions are?

And I need a single EFI on the SSD right?
by trope
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19 Manual Install - Partition locations/sizes
Replies: 16
Views: 4063

Re: Mint 19 Manual Install - Partition locations/sizes

I read a plethora of threads here and guides/pages on the internet, as well as stackoverflow stuff, and tried to assimilate everything, which generated what I came up with above. Yes, I believe that was the idea behind the /var partition. That's a very interesting approach with the 2 installations a...
by trope
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Install Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: Mint Install Questions

That last guide is very clear, I will plan on using it. However, it instructs to create a single partition called system. The installer, https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ManualFullSystemEncryption/DetailedProcessPrepareInstall, presumably creates the boot, root, and swap (and maybe home) in that pa...
by trope
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] 18.3 and now 19 crash to busybox
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: [Solved] 18.3 and now 19 crash to busybox

I also used LVM and encryption. The answer with 0 votes on this page: https://askubuntu.com/questions/567730/gave-up-waiting-for-root-device-ubuntu-vg-root-doesnt-exist#567897 also mentions the problem with encryption. In my case, I could not run cryptsetup from the busybox terminal, so it could be ...
by trope
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19 Manual Install - Partition locations/sizes
Replies: 16
Views: 4063

Mint 19 Manual Install - Partition locations/sizes

Planning on installing Mint 19 on a laptop with a 120 GB SSD and 700 GB HDD, manual, after I finish I will encrypt the home directory using http://ecryptfs.org/, https://askubuntu.com/questions/366749/enable-disk-encryption-after-installation Currently has 4 GB of RAM but maybe will upgrade it to 8....
by trope
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Install Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: Mint Install Questions

It looks like I can encrypt the /home folder at least after an installation, so this should enable me to use the Mint installer?: https://askubuntu.com/questions/366749/enable-disk-encryption-after-installation You'll have to create and encrypt the partitions manually before installation if you do i...
by trope
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Install Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: Mint Install Questions

Found another guide but it mentions HDD, so not sure it would apply to me since have an SSD and a HDD:
https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2061
by trope
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Install Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: Mint Install Questions

I don't see how the tutorial is relevant for me, or answers any of the questions I posted? I was instructed to use ext4 in lieu of btrfs , but this code sudo cryptsetup luksFormat /dev/disk/by-partlabel/xps_system && \ sudo cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/disk/by-partlabel/xps_system xps_system && \ sudo m...
by trope
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] 18.3 and now 19 crash to busybox
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: 18.3 and now 19.1 crash to busybox

The same thing happened to me. I have not figured out how to fix it yet. I came across this post: https://askubuntu.com/questions/567730/gave-up-waiting-for-root-device-ubuntu-vg-root-doesnt-exist#567897 I checked the hash on my disc and ran the integrity check, so I don't think it is the disc. Did ...
by trope
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Install Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: Mint Install Questions

I installed using LVM and had major problems, when booting got the following error message: https://askubuntu.com/questions/567730/gave-up-waiting-for-root-device-ubuntu-vg-root-doesnt-exist#567897 I tried a few things unsuccessfully and it is way beyond my ability to try others. There is some sugge...
by trope
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint and laptops
Replies: 67
Views: 3033

Re: Linux Mint and laptops

And my question regarding whether I should use hibernate vs. suspend? Only find different opinions about it online.
by trope
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Install Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: Mint Install Questions

I definitely need encryption. If I use LVM, does that make the other question about HDs moot?

I am okay with not using LVM if I can get instructions on how to set up the manual partition for encryption.
by trope
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Install Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Mint Install Questions

Installing Mint 19. I thought that whole disk encryption is better than encrypting only the home directory (both faster and more secure), but apparently it is only possible with LVM? If I uncheck LVM, it automatically unchecks the encrypt entire drive option. Is there a way to do it without using LV...
by trope
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Logical Volume Management?
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Logical Volume Management?

I made a mistake it has a 700 GB HDD and a 100 GB SSD, but based on your response presumably the answer is the same?
by trope
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Logical Volume Management?
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Logical Volume Management?

I am going to install Mint 19 (Tara) on a laptop and I'm not clear on if I should use LVM? I believe it has 1 HD. I will use virtualbox and Windows 7 from within Mint, so not planning on using a dual boot. 4 GB RAM, but may upgrade it to 8 GB. >500 GB HD. Will encrypt the laptop. Right now I am usin...
by trope
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint and laptops
Replies: 67
Views: 3033

Re: Linux Mint and laptops

I am planning a new install/transfer of my data to another computer that has 4 GB of memory, but I will upgrade it to 8; should I initially create a 9 GB swap when installing mint? I don't remember making the decision before but since I have a 8 GB swap now, it must have been default in the mint in...
by trope
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: error while loading shared libraries
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: error while loading shared libraries

I guess you've found the reason there is no aptik-gtk build for Mint 17.x / trusty on the PPA. Aptik version 17.x which includes the GUI in the main app is still available via https://github.com/teejee2008/aptik-legacy That appears to be the solution offered by the dev.... https://github.com/teejee...

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