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Installation / Re: Can't choose partition for installation
« on: December 27, 2019, 09:01:20 am »
Well the saga of the Multiboot system continues...
I managed to get Pep 10 installed and then updated grub.
So I had 3 OS's in the menu - Peppermint, Windows 10, and Peppermint 10.
Things were working fairly good - UNTIL... I changed my video driver from XORG to NVIDIA.
The video got messed up with my dual monitors. Only 1 monitor comes on in default mode 800x600.
When I go to display settings, it doesn't even see my monitors. I'm thinking NVidia removed some critical files.
So, I went back to the XORG video driver.
However, now I have no sound.  It is not muted and the Sound Settings do not show my speakers as an output.
(I should have left well enough alone.)
  There is a choice for my headphones, but it doesn't work. My sound card is an SB Z card.
If I want to get the Pep 10 back to the original settings at installation, what do I have to do?
Do I format that partition, update-grub, and then re-install it?
There doesn't seem to be a "re-install" option anywhere.
BTW, I am installing from a DVD.
Thanks. - Rich  (Sorry to be a pain in the butt!)

Installation / Re: Can't choose partition for installation
« on: November 27, 2019, 11:59:09 am »
As usual, you people can be counted on for helpful suggestions. Thank you.  I'm going to enter into aself-training program on GParted and Linux HDD systems. The reason I was trying to put P10 on my main computer was for sound. I installed a new sound card (Soundblaster Zx) and couldn't get sound in my Peppermint OS 8 anymore. This machine, however, has all of my Windows 7 and 10 data from the past 7 yrs. Yes, it is backed up... mostly. Still, I'm a little gun-shy when it comes to fooling around with the HDD structure too much. Things are working pretty good with P8 now, except for the sound. I think I'll get a USB DAC that I can just plug in when I run P8.  The soundcard works great in Win 10.
I have installed P10 on two of my other computers without too much trouble... and it is alongside some other distros. I think I'll take one computer and just fool around with GParted and redoing the HDD setup alot. I have to build up some confidence in working with it all.
Thanks for all your time and input. I have learned a lot from all of you. Thanks also for the video links. They helped considerably also. Well, goota go.
Bye for now - Rich
"Be well, be safe, and be happy."

Installation / Re: Can't choose partition for installation
« on: November 19, 2019, 03:49:14 am »
Okay - I created an Imgur acc. and managed to put up a screenshot of the error msg.
How do I tell where my root file system is?


Installation / Re: Can't choose partition for installation
« on: November 19, 2019, 03:26:59 am »
Well, I thank you all for your input. This has been a real learning experience.
I obviously have to learn a lot more about the Peppermint Linux file system. I thought all the data for each distro is saved right on the partition for that distro. That's why I make my partitions so big. I'm into photography and videography - and so I make my partitions big enough to hold all that stuff. So, I am not sure why DATA drives and SWAP drives are needed. Also, it would be good if the P10 installation partition manager showed as much info as GParted.
Anyway, the snag I run into now is that I get the message

"No Root File System is defined. Please correct this from the Partitioning Menu."

My system boots up and gives me a choice of Peppermint or Windows. Therefore I must have a Root File System, right?

Thanks again for the help.

Installation / Re: Can't choose partition for installation
« on: November 18, 2019, 05:25:13 pm »
Zeb -
   Thanks for your time.
   Ok - I understand both. Good explanation and good video from emegra. Kudos to you both.
- Rich

Installation / Re: Can't choose partition for installation
« on: November 18, 2019, 02:32:47 pm »
Zeb - First, my apology for my ignorance. I have no idea what this means... "You need to encapsulate the terminal output with the Insert, Code # function.  For extra long outputs, please use the Spoiler, Sp function.  ".  FYI, I use Mozilla.
Also, this issue is not resolved and I was going to post some screen shots of the issue, but I anticipate that you would not be happy with that.
Is there a YouTube video for n00bs on how to use your forum?  I have never had any computer training or Linux training and only use the computer a few times during the week. In the swimming pool of computer knowledge, I am wading at the low end of the pool.  I am learning as I go and just trying to slash a path through the jungle of Linux.
Thank you. Have a nice day.

Installation / Re: Can't choose partition for installation
« on: November 18, 2019, 01:23:51 pm »
So, I want to install Peppermint 10 on...
/dev/sda8  3518976000 3850926079  331950080 158.3G Linux filesystem

I will try running the install again and see what I get.
Sorry to be a pain guys. Thanks for your patience.
- Rich ;D

Installation / Re: Can't choose partition for installation
« on: November 18, 2019, 01:20:13 pm »
Ok - I'm in Peppermint 8 - here is the results of "fdisk -l"
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rtcarman@rtcarman-h9-1215t ~ $ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for rtcarman:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for rtcarman:
Disk /dev/sda: 1.8 TiB, 2000398934016 bytes, 3907029168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 28D4D603-3F65-406A-9100-F2E7564FECE6

Device          Start        End    Sectors   Size Type
/dev/sda1        2048     206847     204800   100M EFI System
/dev/sda2      206848     468991     262144   128M Microsoft reserved
/dev/sda3      468992 3185878198 3185409207   1.5T Microsoft basic data
/dev/sda4  3185879040 3186941951    1062912   519M Windows recovery environment
/dev/sda5  3186944000 3518975249  332031250 158.3G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda6  3850926080 3871809535   20883456    10G Linux swap
/dev/sda7  3872731136 3907028991   34297856  16.4G Microsoft basic data
/dev/sda8  3518976000 3850926079  331950080 158.3G Linux filesystem

Partition table entries are not in disk order.

Disk /dev/sdb: 14.3 GiB, 15376000000 bytes, 30031250 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x76a0918b

Device     Boot Start      End  Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1  *     2048 30029823 30027776 14.3G  c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
and here is the result of "blkid"
rtcarman@rtcarman-h9-1215t ~ $ sudo blkid
/dev/sda1: LABEL="SYSTEM" UUID="8CAD-A5FD" TYPE="vfat" PARTLABEL="EFI system partition" PARTUUID="2d1ceaae-b781-4902-a933-3077520193a4"
/dev/sda3: LABEL="OS" UUID="4642158C421581BB" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="143e16ed-47ab-4db9-8afb-f708492b54e1"
/dev/sda4: UUID="BAD0E7D5D0E79643" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="41ea5ab7-1280-4185-83ce-72002ffaeb5f"
/dev/sda5: UUID="963a3167-09bc-4ed7-8414-0d1197997c48" TYPE="ext4" PARTLABEL="Pep08" PARTUUID="797ffc5b-82c8-40f1-90da-6ea15438bf76"
/dev/sda6: UUID="aa543be5-3557-4ad1-afa1-fb6a534a303c" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="3af600be-4410-4d6a-91d4-0350e2fe5833"
/dev/sda7: LABEL="HP_RECOVERY" UUID="BAD8EA7FD8EA38F1" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="870650e4-f4e8-4451-a1ba-aebf00209f8b"
/dev/sda8: LABEL="P10" UUID="bf88e8bc-21d8-4e36-af09-4ed7d1799dea" TYPE="ext4" PARTLABEL="Pep10" PARTUUID="d35922f7-9570-4875-8e57-96502ac2c6bc"
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="1A1FLASH" UUID="361D-0AC3" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="76a0918b-01"
/dev/sda2: PARTLABEL="Microsoft reserved partition" PARTUUID="8c9f91b2-3fc5-434f-b878-ea2c85f7b030"
I hope that helps.

Installation / Re: Can't choose partition for installation
« on: November 18, 2019, 01:05:44 pm »
Wow - you guys give me a lot to think about.
Yes - my system is GPT.
I've given Windows about 1.5 TB of the drive (MANY photos and videos).
I've already used about 48 GB on the P08 partition.
The P10 partition is 170 GB, ext4 and unused.
Here is my report from Windows 10 Disk Management...
(sorry... can't figure out how to put my screenshot in here...)
I'll go to Peppermint 8 and try from there.

Installation / Can't choose partition for installation
« on: November 17, 2019, 06:10:56 am »
Hi -
  I have an HP h9-1215t with 2 TB drive, 32GB RAM, NVidia Ti-1050 video card. I recently added a Soundblaster Zx card to replace the onboard sound. My system currently has Windows 10 home and Peppermint 8.0 (P08). Dual-booting works fine, but my Peppermint 8 can't find or use my sound card. I tried running Peppermint 10 (P10) without installing and it finds my SoundBlaster Zx card and gives me sound. So, I want to add Peppermint 10 on a new partition and also keep my Windows and Peppermint 8.
   The P08 drive partition was 340 GB. I split it using GParted into two 170 GB partitions. I labeled the partitions as P08 and P10.  The P10 partition is ext4. When I run the installation of Peppermint 10, I do not get the option of installing to the new partition. If I chose to do something else, the drive diagram only shows one partition for Peppermint 8, it doesn't show a P08 and P10.
    How do I get Peppermint 10 to install on the P10 partition? I have a LOT of data on my HDD and do not want to lose it. I have backed up most of it, but still...
    Thanks for any help beforehand.
Have a nice day. - Rich

Installation / Re: Customized installation
« on: November 17, 2019, 05:52:55 am »
Hi - I googled it also and came across something called Clonezilla (
  It appears to work with a number of different OS's. I haven't used it, but it might be
  a choice as plan B if the other suggestions here do not work out.
Have a nice day. "Be safe, be happy, and be well." - Rich

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