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<SOLVED>Disk (utility) equivalent

Post by Fred Barclay » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:38 am

I'm a recent move-over from Rebecca and Kali Linux (and a little playing with Wheezy) and in Rebecca there was a tool called Disks that was a graphical disk editor. I could format disks or mount hidden partitions from it. Both Kali and Wheezy had a close equivalent called Disk Utility that I also used. Now with LMDE I can't find any equivalent to these. Is there one, and how can I get it?
Note: I did prefer Disks in Rebecca to Disk Utility in Kali and Wheezy, so if I would prefer to get it if possible.
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Re: Disk (utility) equivalent

Post by py-thon » Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:18 am

As far as I remember gnome-disk-utility is in LMDE-repos. You just have to install it.#
I have no idea about the difference between disks and disk-utility. For future posts it would be helpful to add the name of the DE used.
Fred Barclay wrote:I'm a recent move-over from Rebecca
Bad idea considering the situation LMDE is in.
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Re: Disk (utility) equivalent

Post by Fred Barclay » Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:43 am

Bad idea? Can you explain? I'm liking it so far.
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Re: Disk (utility) equivalent

Post by xenopeek » Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:54 am

gnome-disk-utility is either called Disks or Disk Utility; it's renamed to Disks in recent GNOME releases, and was called Disk Utility on older GNOME releases. It's the same program, Disks is just newer.
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Re: Disk (utility) equivalent

Post by py-thon » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:50 pm

Fred Barclay wrote:Bad idea? Can you explain?
I was referring to the fact that the current LMDE is dead, there will be no more update packs. There will be a new LMDE called Betsy some time next year but it will neither roll nor be based on Debian Testing.
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Re: Disk (utility) equivalent

Post by Fred Barclay » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:32 pm

py-thon wrote:
Fred Barclay wrote:Bad idea? Can you explain?
I was referring to the fact that the current LMDE is dead, there will be no more update packs. There will be a new LMDE called Betsy some time next year but it will neither roll nor be based on Debian Testing.
Ok, I was wondering since I noticed that you use LMDE yourself. I can deal with LMDE not being updated. Mint 17 was so slow on my (old) machine, even with xfce. LMDE with Cinnamon is so much faster, and so far I've had no real problems with it, other than trouble extraction .tar.gz files from the GUI.
Now, is it possible to add, say, "deb http://ftp.au.debian.org testing main non-free contrib" or whatever the source is to my sources.list and have LMDE semi-based on Jessie?
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Re: Disk (utility) equivalent

Post by py-thon » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:02 am

Fred Barclay wrote:Now, is it possible to add, say, "deb http://ftp.au.debian.org testing main non-free contrib" or whatever the source is to my sources.list and have LMDE semi-based on Jessie?
That's possible. There are two threads concerning the topic
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 1&t=123323
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 8&t=132747

I wrecked my LMDE-installation trying to track Testing, but maybe Mate got its dependencies solved by now. The better way in my opinion is to do a fresh install of Debian Testing and add the mintmenu, Mint's other tools are not important to me. As LMDE 2 will be based on Stable there is no use to cling to LMDE if you want to track Testing anyway. But it is somewhat unclear whether you want to track Testing or Jessie, which currently is the same but won't be for long.
  • Note:
  • If your sources list says deb http://ftp.au.debian.org testing main non-free contrib you will track Debian Testing (currently Jessie, soon Stretch, then Buster)
  • If your sources list says deb http://ftp.au.debian.org jessie main non-free contrib you will track Jessie (currently Testing, soon Stable, then Oldstable).
I don't use Cinnamon so I can't tell you whether it is currently possible to use Debian repos or not. There used to be problems with this combination.
Fred Barclay wrote:since I noticed that you use LMDE yourself.
I don't use LMDE anymore, even if it is stilll on my netbook. I only use that when travelling and it will get a fresh install of Sparky in April.
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Re: Disk (utility) equivalent

Post by Fred Barclay » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:39 am

OK, thanks for the help. I will keep this LMDE stable and maybe play with a different install. On my first question,

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sudo apt-get install gnome-disk-utility
worked perfectly. Thanks a lot! :D
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