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New Users / Re: Installation trouble.
« on: Today at 09:30:28 pm »
Gi Doug88, when you are booting into Peppermint, ame you selecting the UEFI usb option? In the picture, with Legacy Only selected, it won't work with the UEFI usb boot selection.

New Users / Re: foreign language input with ibus
« on: Today at 12:43:57 pm »
Hello hela, welcome to Peppermint, have you tried in Peppermint Settings Panel? Go to Settings→Peppermint Settings Panel→User→Keyboard Settings→Layout. There you can add the language settings you want. I personally need to find a layout that has the "/" reversed, I don't have that in my keyboard.

Hi mick, could you give us your computer info?
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Announcements / Re: The Birthday Boy
« on: February 14, 2019, 08:45:08 am »
Happy Birthday! Take the day off why don't you.

Software & Applications / Re: Peppermint settings panel won't open
« on: February 12, 2019, 05:44:40 pm »
Does it work from menu>settings?

Software & Applications / Re: Strange grub2 results after a power outage.
« on: February 12, 2019, 02:14:57 pm »
Thanks murraymint, I think this site
 explains it well enough for me to understand. Once again you guys gave me the push I needed to investigate what was puzzling me.   :)

Buy or make your own Faraday pouch
or choose a dumb phone.

I think a Faraday pouch is a must have for constant travelers, put your credit cards in it as well. Just don't lose it! I made a couple of non conductive cards for my wallet for when I traveled back to the U.S. a couple of years ago. The security guy at the airport picked it up on his scanner and asked, he said okay and let me through once I explained it.

Advanced Topics / Re: installing using gparted
« on: February 12, 2019, 10:22:31 am »
Also, you will have to defrag your windows partition before resizing it.

Advanced Topics / Re: installing using gparted
« on: February 12, 2019, 10:21:02 am »
Hi maxy2, as far as a home or data partition goes, if you create a /home partition it will be relevant only to your current os instillation so you won't be able to upgrade or try other os distributions. A data partition on the other hand, is independent and you can symlink your home "folders" to if from any os, linking windows may be a little different because windows doesn't recognize ext4. Maybe somebody can clear that part of it up for you. I haven't used windows in years so I wouldn't know. I have had many different linux distros installed on my partitions and every time I change one out, I symlink the home folders to my data partition. Of course, if my hard drive goes out, I lose all my stuff so I do have an external backup storage device that has EVERYTHING on it. This also enables me to delete files that I most likely won't be accessing very often from my home folders and keeps my data partition with plenty of room.

Software & Applications / Re: Strange grub2 results after a power outage.
« on: February 12, 2019, 09:59:32 am »
Okay, so what happens to the efi entry for the os I delete from my ssd say by reformatting the partition it was on, or even deleting the partition?

Software & Applications / Re: Strange grub2 results after a power outage.
« on: February 10, 2019, 09:45:36 am »
Basically once you understand what chroot does, it'll become obvious when/where it can be used.

It was a (broken) GRUB reinstall that first opened my eyes to it .. so try to understand what it's doing here (though it tells you in the first line):
and you'll quickly think of ideas where it could be used.

Okay PCNetSpec, if I understand this correctly, and say I wanted to swap out lets say lubuntu with Xubuntu on my other than Peppermint partition, after completing the install, I would boot up into Peppermint and perform a grub2 purge and reinstall? I think this answers a future question I would have had with the new UEFI harddrive.  :-\

Software & Applications / Re: Strange grub2 results after a power outage.
« on: February 10, 2019, 09:03:44 am »
Thanks VinDSL, from the looks of it, I don't think I'll be using chroot very much on my own, looks more like something you guys that know what you're doing would use often. I like the warning at the end of the second site about not emptying trash though.  :)

Software & Applications / Re: Strange grub2 results after a power outage.
« on: February 09, 2019, 11:04:06 pm »
Yeah, EVERYONE  should know and understand chroot .. it's as if it were sent by god himself for the benefit of us mere mortals :)

Did I just call Bell Labs god ? .. so be it :)
(I didn't realise Morgan Freeman was married to Ma Bell)

Micro fact:-
chroot was first introduced to Version 7 UNIX in 1979 when it was owned by Bell Labs, according to Wikipedia:
I find this stuff fascinating
(how sad am I ?)

PS. How the heck did they fix UNIX when it broke prior to 79 :-\
(I guess like Windows .. reinstall)

If they were in World War Two they'd call them spitfire .. because you know that they can.

Okay, so where can I find some good explanations of how and when to use chroot?

New Users / Re: Is there a way to update PM 8 to PM 9 from PM8?
« on: February 09, 2019, 10:56:06 pm »

In the meantime I may use PM8 and install it in such a way as too be able to take out the operating system only
and leave personal files and programs untouched when upgrading.

I really need something that works out of the packet like PM8  as I am trying to install across three machines and I want interoperability.  Also no permissions issues.

Hi maxy2, to be able to do this, you should make a DATA partition, slimfatz has a tutorial for this under User Submitted Tutorials. You can't save your programs, you'll have to reinstall what you've installed with the exception of deb files that were downloaded. This makes it real easy to do exactly what you want to do.  :)

Software & Applications / Strange grub2 results after a power outage.
« on: February 08, 2019, 09:25:29 pm »
Hello Peppermint people. Today I experienced something that has never happened before. Usually after a power outage, we get a lot of those here, I never had a problem restarting my computer. Normally I would get a couple of lines of checking something or other and then the sda1 or more recently, sda2 is clean report followed by bootup. This includes power outages with the new UEFI boot system on my new SSD. Well today, I got a screen that was completely new to me and I had no clue as to how to proceed. So I thought I might try reinstalling grub from a usb live session but the instructions I have are for BIOS mode and didn't work. I couldn't find anything here about how to reinstall grub with UEFI so I googled it and found this solution from LinuxSuperuser

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sudo mount /dev/sda2 /mnt
sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/boot/efi
for i in /dev /dev/pts /proc /sys /run; do sudo mount -B $i /mnt$i; done
sudo chroot /mnt
grub-install /dev/sda

This worked great! I only hope I don't have to bootup a live session every time I have a power outage.  :)

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