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New Users / Re: Package update failing on Peppermint 10.0.0
« on: September 26, 2020, 11:28:21 pm »
Preconfiguring packages ...
dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
 reading files list for package 'linux-modules-extra-5.4.0-42-generic': Input/output error
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
A package failed to install.  Trying to recover:


Is there any advice on how I can recover this or should I just get the latest image and reinstall?

Are you using kernel 5.4.0-42?

You can check your current kernel in use with the terminal command:-
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uname -a
My current kernel is 5.4.0-48.
I am hoping that you are not using 5.4.0-42 and the package could be removed providing you are using a newer linux image.
Thanks for the reply.

My current kernel is 5.4.0-42.

So far as I recall calibre is the only package other than the generic install that I have in this build.

Kind regards,
BP

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New Users / Re: Package update failing on Peppermint 10.0.0
« on: September 26, 2020, 11:24:53 pm »
I can't think of the cause or solution. However, I would suggest backing up your user directory and any files to a second drive. Just in case you are forced to perform a clean install later.

Thanks josephd. The only stuff that is not generic on this client is my calibre library. About to back that up now and expect that I will try a rebuild.

Many years providing support in a large corporation.

1) Have you tried turning it off an on again?

2) Can you recreate the problem with a clean rebuild?

Oh well. Projects help covid pass more quickly.

Regards,
BP

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New Users / Package update failing on Peppermint 10.0.0
« on: September 24, 2020, 02:32:29 am »
I have been using Peppermint 10 for some months now to allow calibre to update my Nook Plus HD ereader. Microsoft have stopped windows 10 from recognizing the device and B&N seem to have abandoned the device too.

All has been fine under Peppermint but every few months I like to let the update process run from the icon in the task bar.
In the last few weeks this has been failing. With a generic error and advising me to check the details. The output in details
is as follows

Preconfiguring packages ...
dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
 reading files list for package 'linux-modules-extra-5.4.0-42-generic': Input/output error
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
A package failed to install.  Trying to recover:


Is there any advice on how I can recover this or should I just get the latest image and reinstall?

Thanks,
BP

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New Users / Re: New Member today. 10 Respin. Where to find info.
« on: June 07, 2020, 06:43:55 am »
Thanks for all the replies.

Turns out that I was overthinking things. I installed calibre from the package manager before I joined this forum and asked this question.

Prompted by Spence's comments I have only just plugged in the device to the USB port on the computer and started up Peppermint.
When I logged in I started Calibre and over the next 2-3 minutes a message appeared to notify that "My Nook" had been found and offering to manage it with Calibre.
I selected to manage it then watched as the device appeared in Calibre.

From there I selected the books on the device and imported to library. It took a while to start but had just completed before I logged in here to document my journey.

Thanks @rayzer for that command to help with mounting devices. Is it worthwhile to run it even though it is not required for Calibre/Nook?

Thanks @murraymint Were the device not already working I would be looking at your suggestion now.

My last few encounters with Linux/Unix were a much more painful step by step learning process. I guess that this set my expectation to find this all a lot less user friendly.

I look forward to being more and more impressed by the OOBE from Peppermint.

Kind regards,
BP

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New Users / New Member today. 10 Respin. Where to find info. (Solved)
« on: June 06, 2020, 03:29:39 pm »
Hi,

I installed this today to dual boot on an Asus laptop.

This was prompted by the recent Windows updates killing my Nook HD+ 9 - before it's time.

Battery screen etc all work fine but when I plug it in to Win 10; calibre closes and there are errors connecting to the device.
I decided to try a Linux distro to see if I could get Calibre running and maintain the library in that.

The user manual does not seem to go into things like attaching USB devices and getting them to supported levels.
Can anyone here point me to where I might get some guidance.

Thanks in advance.
BP

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