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by andrewgouw
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kernel Updates, is it advisable?
Replies: 48
Views: 2015

Re: Kernel Updates, is it advisable?

/dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2 are listed as type ext4 /dev/sde1 and /dev/sde2 are listed as type ntfs /dev/sde is the new hard drive that is partitioned and formated in ntfs while /dev/sda is the system disk now. It used to be /dev/sdb and I don't know what made it change. Attached is the result of the co...
by andrewgouw
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kernel Updates, is it advisable?
Replies: 48
Views: 2015

Re: Kernel Updates, is it advisable?

I am puzzled myself. /dev/sdb is the Linux boot drive. /dev/sda is a new HDD with 2 partitions and formatted in NTFS because it is for data backup. Right now it is identified as /dev/sde. I am flabbergasted myself what is going on with my system. Every time now if this new drive is not /dev/sda the ...
by andrewgouw
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kernel Updates, is it advisable?
Replies: 48
Views: 2015

Re: Kernel Updates, is it advisable?

First of all I have done "sudo update-grub" and rebooted. Nothing changed.
Here are the results of "sudo parted -l" and "sudo blkid -o list"
/dev/sdc is the Windows 7 system disk.
by andrewgouw
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kernel Updates, is it advisable?
Replies: 48
Views: 2015

Re: Kernel Updates, is it advisable?

The menu items at bootup are: 1. Limux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon 64-Bit, 3.13.0-37 generic (dev/sdb2) 2. Limux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon 64-Bit, 3.13.0-37 generic (dev/sdb2) Recovery 3. Memory test (memtest86+) 4. Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 113200) 5. Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sdb2) The Linux Mint 1...
by andrewgouw
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kernel Updates, is it advisable?
Replies: 48
Views: 2015

Re: Kernel Updates, is it advisable?

I did just that and it does not show any 4.4 kernel. After boot sysinfo still reports I am in 3.13.
In /boot/grub/grub.cfg there is this mention: "menuentry 'Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit, 4.4.0-116-generic (/dev/sdb2)"
but at boot the menu onlu mentioned 3.13 as usual.
by andrewgouw
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kernel Updates, is it advisable?
Replies: 48
Views: 2015

Re: Kernel Updates, is it advisable?

I have just updated my kernel from 3.13.0-37 to 4.4.0-116
How do I boot to the new kernel?
by andrewgouw
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kernel Updates, is it advisable?
Replies: 48
Views: 2015

Re: Kernel Updates, is it advisable? RESOLVED

You do boost my confidence. I will do as you said and update to 4.4.0-116 and hope it will work out.
Thanks for your help.
by andrewgouw
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kernel Updates, is it advisable?
Replies: 48
Views: 2015

Re: Kernel Updates, is it advisable?

I'll try the update, although I might be looking for trouble, but what the heck, you won't learn if you don't dare to try.
So if it fails will it still let me boot or will I be totally out?
by andrewgouw
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kernel Updates, is it advisable?
Replies: 48
Views: 2015

Kernel Updates, is it advisable?

My system is a LM 17.3 with the original kernel from when it was first installed as follows: Operating System: Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit Cinnamon Version: 2.8.8 Linux Kernel: 3.13.0-37-generic. Processor: AMD FX-8320 Eight-Core Processor x4 Memory: 15.7 GiB I understand that the kernel version...
by andrewgouw
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: /etc/fstab error at bootup
Replies: 9
Views: 648

Re: /etc/fstab error at bootup

It was eventually able to work and I don't know how or why. This is my /etc/fstab: # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices # that works even if disks are ...
by andrewgouw
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: /etc/fstab error at bootup
Replies: 9
Views: 648

Re: /etc/fstab error at bootup

Here is the result of "sudo lsblk -f". The dev/sde1 cannot be mounted after a reboot. This is what I have done : 1. Did the chkdsk /f and it deleted a lot of orphaned files and recovered orphand files, lots of them. 2. Reboot the windows system twice 3. Boot up Linux Mint 17.3 4. dev/sde1 was automa...
by andrewgouw
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: /etc/fstab error at bootup
Replies: 9
Views: 648

Re: /etc/fstab error at bootup

When I follow the suggestion to do the chkdsk in windows and reboot twice, all data on the disk becomes totally unreadable by windows and by linux mint. Had to redo all reinitialize the disk, create the partition and format. Then it works again but when I reboot the same error message comes up. How ...
by andrewgouw
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: /etc/fstab error at bootup
Replies: 9
Views: 648

Re: /etc/fstab error at bootup

Sorry forgot the attachments.
by andrewgouw
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: /etc/fstab error at bootup
Replies: 9
Views: 648

/etc/fstab error at bootup

My system is a Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon. One of my hard drives died and I replaced it with a new bigger one. It was an NTFS formatted drive since I use it as a backup of my windows files. When I installed the new drive I made it a NTFS formatted drive too and gave it the same label name. Copied all ...
by andrewgouw
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Upgrade Vitualbox Failure.
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

Re: Upgrade Vitualbox Failure.

Thank you for your explanation. Yes I do like to know how to update or remove the kernel so I can use the right one. It was my ignorance that I updated to the 4.4 series but didn't notice that it is already up to 119. If you can give instructions, how to do that, I will appreciate that very much. I ...
by andrewgouw
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Upgrade Vitualbox Failure.
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

Re: Upgrade Vitualbox Failure. - Solved

The problem is solved but not solved. I removed the installed VB 5.2 and installed the one in the Software Manager which turned out to be an old version VB 5.0 It worked and I have a running Windows machine again. Therefore my problem of not having a running Windows virtual machine is solved but the...
by andrewgouw
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Upgrade Vitualbox Failure.
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

Re: Upgrade Vitualbox Failure.

here are the results attached
by andrewgouw
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Upgrade Vitualbox Failure.
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

Re: Upgrade Vitualbox Failure.

Well I was following suggestion from BG405 mentioning the latest 4.4 series. I am very weary about kernels because I am still a novice so that is why I follow what is suggested.
I will update the kernel to the latest that is available if that is what you are suggesting and try everything again.
by andrewgouw
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Upgrade Vitualbox Failure.
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

Re: Upgrade Vitualbox Failure.

FAO Cosmos
I mentioned that my system is Linux Mint 18 and the trusty versions were initialy installed and updated before .
I download the update from the prompted site when one becomes available. To be honest it is the first time that I heard about the xenial version. Please excuse my ignorance.
by andrewgouw
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Upgrade Vitualbox Failure.
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

Re: Upgrade Vitualbox Failure.

Thanks guys, I did upgraded the kernel to 4.4.0-98. Result is still same error message. Here is what I did: 1. updated the kernel to 4.4.0-98 no warnings or error messages 2. Reboot the computer 3. ran "sudo /sbin/vboxconfig" no warnings or error messages 4. started virtualbox manager no warnings or...

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