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I was using an ISO on a USB, installing to another USB.

I think the problem is sorted.....I did a format on the receiving disk....via terminal and that seemed to sort the problem. I had relied on ticking the format box during the install. I will also say that I have been playing with ZFS but can't believe there would be a connection.

Thanks Spence.....just for testing not full time install!

Getting back to ZFS, there doesn't seem to be a ZFS selection during partitioning :-\

......thanks for the help, much appreciated, just to set the record straight I have no interest in using ZFS in this case.....It just arrived.

Any idea how much space, minimum, is needed to install peppermint.

Know what you mean but ZFS still results.........checking back via "install type" page it shows my selection of ext4 on the USB but Gparted shows 1 ZFS partition. I followed your suggestion and formatted the USB prior to running the install again.

I seems as if ZFS is somehow locked into the USB ????????? I might just find another drive before trying again.

BTW Peppermint is Ubuntu based...just sayin

I downloaded latest Ver 10 (Jun20) in order to install to a usb drive...........used 'USB Stick Formatter' found under 'System'....set a very usual partition set up.../, /home//swap(small). then proceded to do the install. Ended up with ZFS wiping my partition choices and the USB will not boot! Being ZFS I can't add a boot parameter to ZFS .

I have been out of touch, must admit, and surprised at the ZFS but essentially I need the USB to boot......any suggestions?

Made space on the disk in recovery mode and rebooted and things worked OK.....

Hey, Josephd.......can do that but the backup is dated before update and I'm back to that point and will need to update  :-\????

......agree with your logic but gets me no further ahead!

Updated my Peppermint 10 and don't remember any intervention on my part but os failed to get past the 'greeter window'  When I sign in it fails and the greeter window comes back...repeatedly.

I tried 'ctrl+alt+f2' and entered....sudo service lightdm restart......with no change

....tried older kernels with the same result.

Please point me in the right direction if you can help.

Hardware / HDMI audio problems on Dell E6630
« on: August 18, 2019, 04:07:13 am »
I'm using a Dell E6630, Peppermint10, on an SSD with plain onboard audio.....when I want to use HDMI I have to change the audio mixer selection.......and when I unplug the HDMI connector I have to go back to the audio mixer to get audio back on the notebook.

 I also have Win10 on the second drive, a HDD and the audio selection is automatic when I plug in to HDMI and back again.

I'm I missing there a way of making this an automatic process in Peppermint? It's not a big hassle to make the changes but maybe all I need is to change the kernel?

Hardware / Re: Pulled the Trigger
« on: June 19, 2019, 03:55:59 am »
Financial year ends in June in Australia so a friend needed to throw out his dated hardware in order to upgrade to tax deductible new stuff. His laptop was a Dell E6330 with a 250G HDD and 8GB RAM......immaculate condition cos Charlies a farmer and 'never uses computers'

I took the Peppermint SSD out of my old Acer and slipped it into the new Latitude......Win10 was on the old HDD!

Your going to have fun with your 'new' Dell ;D

General Discussion / Re: Does 'Read Error' Suggest a Failing Drive?
« on: October 29, 2018, 01:36:54 pm »
Thanks always jump in to help ;D...............if it wasn't the problem, i'll be back!

General Discussion / Re: Does 'Read Error' Suggest a Failing Drive?
« on: October 29, 2018, 03:16:50 am »
Your 'Phantom Drive' comment caused me to check the PCMCIA slot.....has a Adaptor inserted to accommodate SD cards......found an sd card inserted but it didn't seem to be picked up at boot or even on Gparted.

Card was pushed in but I guess not completely or had worked loose.......does boot when solidly installed.

I'm full of hope that this was causing the glitch..........time will tell.........thanks PCNetSpec for the heads up!

............BTW card has Slitaz installed and was probably in there for months :(

General Discussion / Re: Does 'Read Error' Suggest a Failing Drive?
« on: October 28, 2018, 01:42:23 pm »
@Pin..........I have 2 drives, 60 GB ssd and the original 80 GB hd in the optical drive bay, live USB @8

@PCNetSpec your summation is probably the confirmation I was expecting.........I always use the laptop as wireless.

I appreciate the help but I will just go with it to see if it fails again..........backups are in place.

General Discussion / Re: Does 'Read Error' Suggest a Failing Drive?
« on: October 28, 2018, 04:37:36 am »

Hi Pin

From a live USB, 'fsck  /dev/sdb' returns that '/dev/sdb' is busy.........when I try 'umount' I get a temporary ' not mounted' that seems to become mounted when I run the 'fsck' command again........going nowhere, mate.......what's missing?

General Discussion / Re: Does 'Read Error' Suggest a Failing Drive?
« on: October 27, 2018, 04:17:57 pm »
That is what happens, turn laptop on, no grub, just the "Read Error".....unable to do anything but shut down and reboot and it continues to fail indefinitely. I usually scramble to try to revive things with no apparent result. This process has happened about a dozen times.

It usually ends with me running my live usb vers of Peppermint trying to Google a fix.......with no result. then a random reboot brings success and relief.

......I am now running correctly since my question was posted  on Oct26 .....

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