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New Users / Re: Can not see the grub menu
« on: November 28, 2019, 04:30:05 pm »
Hi chichille8, this sounds like a monitor setup problem. I experience the same thing if I have my TV connected using HDMI cable, my desktop monitor is a VGA. If you always have the TV connected, you'll have to distinguish which one is primary, I believe in Arandr, and then save the setup as .sh file. Then you'll have to make that file an autostart function so that when you bootup your computer, your desktop monitor is the default monitor. I haven't had to do this in a while so I don't remember all the details but there have been discussions about doing it all.

New Users / Re: Restoring Peppermint grub
« on: November 27, 2019, 10:17:40 pm »
Okay then, that should work fine.

New Users / Re: Install software on Live OS
« on: November 27, 2019, 05:48:52 pm »
You have to go to the original post and click on Modify. Then add (SOLVED) to the end of the title, then save.

New Users / Re: Restoring Peppermint grub
« on: November 27, 2019, 05:37:57 pm »
Hi arky217, is your harddrive formatted as an MBR file system or GPT?

Announcements / Re: Announcement - New Trusted User (clatterfordslim)
« on: November 24, 2019, 10:08:39 pm »
Congrats clatterfordslim, looking forward to more of your work.

New Users / Re: Install software on Live OS
« on: November 24, 2019, 09:51:56 pm »
Hi saidbakr, you may have better luck doing a fresh install of Peppermint into a usb stick of maybe 32gb. That way you will be able to treat it as a full functioning system, of course it will be slower due to being used thru usb. Plus you'll also get some experience installing the system. Good luck.

Installation / Re: Unable to boot after using Systemback(SOLVED)
« on: November 24, 2019, 09:39:55 pm »
As I had mentioned, before trying to boot into the systemback system, I changed the fstab file to reflect the proper UUID's of my hard drive and that bootup time was a few seconds slower. Well, it was actually about 40 seconds slower and that was starting to bother me, normal bootup was about 20 seconds. So I did a search for slow bootup in the forum search box and one of the listed posts was of the P 9 beta test by andymokum. In that it was discovered that not only in the fstab file did the correct UUID numbers have to be changed but also in the   
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  file. so I ran the code

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sudo xed /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume
and made the necessary changes and then ran

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sudo update-initramfs -uk all

Now my bootup is back to around 20 seconds. I am a happy camper!     :)

hello giftsonpm, are you using Peppermint's usb image writer to make your bootable usb sticks?

Installation / Re: Can't choose partition for installation
« on: November 20, 2019, 01:46:44 pm »
There are a number out there

Pasetbin is the one I usually use

Regards Zeb...

Thanks Zeb, I think pastebin is the one I see most here.

Installation / Re: Can't choose partition for installation
« on: November 19, 2019, 03:28:25 pm »
As promised, here is the short tutorial video

Regards Zeb...

That should clear up a lot of confusion. I think you should have thrown in an additional bonus of how to display an extra large output that won't fit in spoiler. I can never remember what that website is that's usually referred to here.  :)

Installation / Re: Can't choose partition for installation
« on: November 19, 2019, 03:01:05 pm »
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.

You are correct that your data, Documents, Downloads, Videos, Music and Pictures get stored in each distro. So something you do in P 8, for instance, will only be visible in P 8. And if something should happen to P 8 that can't be fixed and a reinstall is necessary, you lose everything if it wasn't already backed up. With a DATA partition, you don't have to worry about that. If you have P 8 and P 10, or any other distro's home folders symlinked to a DATA partition, you will have everything available to you whether you made it in P 8 or P 10. So you are isolating your files from the distro which is super advantageous. When I first started with Peppermint, I didn't have a clue as to what I was doing, still don't for that matter, and screwed my system up a few times. Since learning about a DATA partition and also about Timeshift, I don't worry about that anymore. I do keep my files backed up because you never know when a hard drive is going to fail. Hope that helps.

Installation / Re: Can't choose partition for installation
« on: November 18, 2019, 08:44:55 pm »
Here are photos of my hard drives, sda has my DATA partition while sdb has the various operating systems. All the operating systems are symlinked to the same DATA partition.

In your instance, if you were planning on creating a DATA partition, I would grow your p8 partition to 60gb, create a 10gb partition and leave the remainder as an ext4 partition. Once that was all done, I would boot up P 8 and create a DATA partition with symlinks of the last, largest partition which includes moving all your home folders and files to. Then I would shrink the P 8 partition and grow the smallest partition both to 35gb. and that would be that. Then you could install P 10 to the second 35gb partition and again create and symlink the DATA partition. Sound confusing? It is a little, but it's really easy.

Installation / Re: Can't choose partition for installation
« on: November 17, 2019, 02:51:40 pm »
Hi RTCarman, is your harddrive file system MBR or GPT? I'm guessing it's GPT. How much of the P 8 partition is used? My idea would be to end up with three ext4 partitions. two of about 30gb and the last with the rest. I would want to end up with P 8 on one partition of 30gb, P10 on another 30gb partition and the remaining partition as a DATA partition. With a DATA partition, you can symlink your home folders of as many linux distros you have installed on your harddrive and your home folders, or files, would be the same on all. It might take a little bit of work to get there, but it's doable. Food for thought, and any help you need getting there, we're here. There are many guys here that have such a setup with multiple partitions with different distros, creating the DATA partition is key. Good luck.  :)
edited: forgot to ask, did you do your partitioning while booted into a live session?

Installation / Re: Unable to boot after using Systemback
« on: November 16, 2019, 11:19:22 pm »
Glad you got it sorted alynur, but I think murraymint deserves all the kudos for this one :)

Indeed he does, but you put some effort into it also.  ;)

Installation / Re: Unable to boot after using Systemback
« on: November 16, 2019, 10:56:10 pm »
Unfortunately Systemback only goes up to 4.4GB in ISO and for the life of me I could not get it going with Pep 10 only Pep 9 then upgraded to Pep 10 through PCNetSpec's upgrade tutorial.

I see where Systemback could be a real winner for cloning a not-too-big system that is going to be installed into a blank harddrive with an MBR file system. My live image was about 7.3g and would have had a better chance of working if it wasn't getting installed into a GPT file system. I was able to salvage the installation by restoring the last Timeshift snapshot I had taken of my laptop and then while still booted in P 10, mounting the systemback partition in nemo and changing the fstab to have the correct UUID numbers, including my DATA partition. When I rebooted, it booted right up, albeit a few seconds slower than before but that's no biggie. Everything is there, or here, I'm in it, P 9, now. I did have to rename my computer and host name and reestablish my symlinks for my home folders but the DATA partition was already there and ready to go. I'm especially happy because the nemo file system crawl that I was experiencing in the upgraded version of P 10, is not present. Yay! Bye the way, my fresh install of P 10 in sdb9 is starting to experience the nemo crawl and is getting worse.
I'll go ahead and mark this as solved since I accomplished what I was trying to do with a little bit of a work around. Thanks PCNetSpec and murraymint for your help, you guys pointed my thinking in the right direction. Peppermint people are the best!   :-*

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