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Re: Linux Mint 20 “Ulyana” Cinnamon released!

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Pjotr wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:18 pm
Well, my position remains the same: an in-place upgrade is something I only recommend within a Mint series (e.g. the 19 series). For upgrading from one series (e.g. the 19) to another (e.g. the 20) I recommend a clean installation.

Of course I respect and appreciate the considerable amount of effort that the devs have put into making the upgrade from 19.x to 20 as painless as possible. But still I think the "jump" in the underlying codebase is so big, that a clean installation of 20 is technically the best solution.
this is sad that in 2020 we can not even guarantee a jump from one point release to the next LTS. i personally have never been able to upgrade from one LTS to the next big release. i lost countless desktops before timeshift which i started using around 2018 i believe. i had a custom iso which i created with remastersys but on restore total mess with permissions. can't say much more until we upgrade and see how it goes
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Re: Linux Mint 20 “Ulyana” Cinnamon released!

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Bug in transparent panel plugin, crashes and gives notification on restart.

Also: texlive installs and has problems with 3 fonts managed by other packages on my system.

Nice after a force overwrite and a disable of transparent panel plugin.

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AZgl1500 wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:27 am
mattlach wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:24 pm

I don't like configuring things using GUI screens.

/etc/network/interfaces is the only place I ever want to configure my network devices.

I looked at that location, and didn't find any info indicating my network.

how are you setting up your network manually there?

this is all that I saw:

# interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
It's left blank because it is no longer the default place to configure networks like it used to be.

Not sure how it is done on the latest installs. You may have to install ifupdown.

After that you just add strings for each interface. Something like this:

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auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 10.0.1.22
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 10.0.1.1
or if you want to use DHCP:

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auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
Of course, with modern device names it will likely not be eth0 anymore. More likely it will be called something like enp4s0f0 depending on the driver module used by your Ethernet interface, and its location in the PCIe bus.

It's a very nice and tidy way to manage things for wired interfaces that don't change often. Not really any good for wifi.

I prefer it for wired ethernet configurations. It's fixed, all in one place, and there is no little automated process that is going to go mess with it behind my back. I can set it and forget it.
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How do I make an installable thumb drive, what tool are we using?
I'm just a student, your guidance is appreciated.

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wutsinterweb wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:46 pm
How do I make an installable thumb drive, what tool are we using?
On MInt you can use the preinstalled USB Image Writer - you'll find it in your menu.
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wutsinterweb wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:46 pm
How do I make an installable thumb drive, what tool are we using?
We are not doing it. We are using grub iso boot from a previous install.

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Is there a link?
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You can boot an iso directly by editing a grub custom load entry: /etc/grub.d/40_custom

I personally like the gui method so: xed admin:///etc/grub.d/40_custom

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#!/bin/sh
exec tail -n +3 $0
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
menuentry 'Mint 20 .iso' {
set isofile='/home/zcot/Downloads/linuxmint-20-xfce-64bit.iso'
loopback loop (hd0,1)$isofile
linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper iso-scan/filename=${isofile} quiet splash
initrd (loop)/casper/initrd.lz
}
The 2 important pieces are that path including the filename. In my case I had downloaded the file with Firefox so I just left it there at the default save location and created that path directly to it: /home/zcot/Downloads/linuxmint-20-xfce-64bit.iso

The other piece is (hd0,1) which in my case points to the first hard drive and the first partition, which is the partition containing that path above. Put the file anywhere and accommodate with the appropriate (hd0,1) reference.

Edit/Save that file and

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sudo update-grub
reboot

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zcot wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:58 pm
You can boot an iso directly by editing a grub custom load entry: /etc/grub.d/40_custom
Nice how-to, thanks! :)

However, in my case the partition also contained gpt in its name, so: (hd0,gpt1). I've transformed your how-to, with more explanations and including the potentially different partition naming convention, and published it on my website:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... .html#ID11
(item 11)

In that how-to I've also included a way to determine the right hard disk indicator to use:

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cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg | grep hd
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I attempted to upgrade on both computers and it broke. Now I'm installed on laptop fresh but doing a fresh on tower the spinner is spinning forever on the codecs install.
I'm just a student, your guidance is appreciated.

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Oh wow, Ihave a bad drive Installing now.
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Pjotr wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:41 am
zcot wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:58 pm
You can boot an iso directly by editing a grub custom load entry: /etc/grub.d/40_custom
Nice how-to, thanks! :)
...
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... .html#ID11
(item 11)

On your web site, do you ever cite your sources and give credit to the Linux Mint Forum site and the members providing the information?
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deck_luck wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:44 pm
Pjotr wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:41 am
zcot wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:58 pm
You can boot an iso directly by editing a grub custom load entry: /etc/grub.d/40_custom
Nice how-to, thanks! :)
...
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... .html#ID11
(item 11)

On your web site, do you ever cite your sources and give credit to the Linux Mint Forum site and the members providing the information?
Yes, but usually not when I change, improve and/or modify a certain piece of information a lot. As in this case. Is that a problem for you?
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I've found that root= gives an even cleaner result, for determining the right hard disk indicator to use for booting from an ISO from the Grub bootloader menu:

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pjotr@lenovo-ideacentre:~$ cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg | grep root=
set root='hd0,gpt1'
set root='hd0,gpt1'
set root='hd0,gpt1'
	set root='hd0,gpt1'
        linux	/boot/vmlinuz-5.4.0-40-generic root=UUID=xxxxx ro  quiet splash $vt_handoff
		set root='hd0,gpt1'
	        linux	/boot/vmlinuz-5.4.0-40-generic root=UUID=xxxxx ro  quiet splash $vt_handoff
		set root='hd0,gpt1'
	        linux	/boot/vmlinuz-5.4.0-40-generic root=UUID=xxxxx ro recovery nomodeset 
		set root='hd0,gpt1'
	        linux	/boot/vmlinuz-5.4.0-39-generic root=UUID=xxxxx ro  quiet splash $vt_handoff
		set root='hd0,gpt1'
	        linux	/boot/vmlinuz-5.4.0-39-generic root=UUID=xxxxx ro recovery nomodeset 
	set root='hd0,gpt1'
	set root='hd0,gpt1'
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Hi Clem et al,
Warpinator is wonderful. Easy to setup and just as easy to use.
Two issues neither of which is a deal breaker;
1. It won't work with my VPN turned on.
2. The name Warpinator is stupid enough to be dangerous. Why not come up with a name that announces that it is Mint and it's for file transfer?
suggestions: mintfer, mintrans, tfmint, transmint...you get the idea.
I had a similar exchange with AndyMH regarding Foxclone. I suggested 'Dolly'. I now understand why Foxclone was chosen.
Cheers,
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Peter Linu wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:12 pm
Hi Clem et al,
Warpinator is wonderful. Easy to setup and just as easy to use.
Two issues neither of which is a deal breaker;
1. It won't work with my VPN turned on.
2. The name Warpinator is stupid enough to be dangerous. Why not come up with a name that announces that it is Mint and it's for file transfer?
suggestions: mintfer, mintrans, tfmint, transmint...you get the idea.
I had a similar exchange with AndyMH regarding Foxclone. I suggested 'Dolly'. I now understand why Foxclone was chosen.
Cheers,
Peter Linu
IF,
you had read the Release notes, Clem already addressed the Name of Warpinator.....
which got the highest votes of all other names combined.
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May I call you 'AZ' for short? I will anyway.
Hi AZ,
Just because 1000s of dummies say something, doesn't make it right, does it? History is littered with mistakes made by the 'voice of the people'.
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The worst of it is that noobs will find it difficult to find as I did with other software when I started.
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AZgl1500 wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:17 pm
IF,
you had read the Release notes, Clem already addressed the Name of Warpinator.....
which got the highest votes of all other names combined.
There's nothing in the release notes about the name; you are thinking of April's monthly news, https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3890. And the current name most certainly did not "get the highest votes of all other names combined" even if this were so only because there never was a vote: "but many people liked it and after hearing it so much we kind of get used to it.".

Of course it's a horrible name and many other people did not like it. "Hi. Could you please assist me with Fornicator on Mint Dementia based on Ubuntu Raunchy Rabbit LTS (colloquially, "raunchy") as sprung from Debian Banana? Thanks!". Really wish this cutename epidemic finally leaves software again after its unwelcome stint of 20 or so years now.

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a rose...
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