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New Users / Re: Cryptkeeper?
« on: Today at 12:15:06 pm »
Hi lliam53,

I'm not sure which software manager you are using but the standard for package management (synaptic) shows everything that is installed (including gnupg). That is just one of the various reasons that synaptic is for package management the choice among those "in the know."  ;) 


As for using gnupg -- I cannot help you because I have never used it.  :-[

Regards,

-- Slim

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Aww shucks, josephd, I was really starting to like the idea that I was perhaps a big honcho ...  :P

Regards,

-- Slim

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Hi hellbraker,

You should select /dev/sda3 (rather than /dev/sda5) and move its slider to the left.  ;)

Regards,

-- Slim

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Some people are big honchos and some people are ... smaller honchos ...  :D


Regards,

-- Slim

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Software & Applications / Re: Extend root partition with GParted.
« on: June 05, 2020, 04:53:56 pm »
Hi hellbraker,

What spence has said is correct. But being unexperienced in doing this you might still be confused. So I would suggest that you look at this as two tasks (it was three, but you have done the first already: making the unallocated free  space). Well, maybe it is still three tasks: back up your personal data (docs, pics, video, etc) to an external USB stick before doing the following steps!!! This is simply a precaution in case something goes wrong.

So as next step (after backing up your personal files) is perfomed while booted into the live USB installation media. Start the gparted program and increase the size of your Peppermint partition by moving the slider (in gparted) for the beginning of the Peppermint partition so that it "bumps" into the end of the /dev/sda2 partition and then move the slider for the end of the Peppermint partition so that  (see the info from spence) about 2x your currently installed amount of RAM is left unallocated at the end of the Peppermint partition. You can now tell gparted to apply these changes (this may take a while until it completes).

Now the final task is to use gparted and create a final partition where the unallocated space is found (and use all of it) and format it as linux swap space. Then tell gparted to apply this change.

When you have completed this let us know. You will still have to tell Peppermint where the swap space is located and that it should be used as such. We can tell you how to do this (it involves changes to the file /etc/fstab). If you already know how to do these changes, then fine -- otherwise ask when you are finished with the above steps.  ;)


Regards,

-- Slim

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Hi pizzalovingnerd,

Here is my interpretation:
Green indicates Developer status. Red indicates Administrator status. Blue indicates Moderator status. Everyone else gets Gold blocks (or yellow -- I can't tell exactly what the color is).  ;D 8)

Regards,

-- Slim

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Hi YorkSmith,

That is a new problem to me. It is especially troubling that you cannot even boot from an installation USB.  :-\ The fact that when you select the "system setup" option you are presented with the SMART hard disk error indicates to me that your hard disk is perhaps failing or has damaged sectors that prevent successful operation.  ;)

What is the output if, when you get to the point where you see this:

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(initramfs) _
if you then type this:

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exit
??

Regards,

-- Slim

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Hi babis1,

Yes, I agree with Johan that a screenshot would help other users to decide about whether or not to follow your tutorial.  ;)

Regards,

-- Slim

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General Discussion / Re: Peppermint 11 question/discussion etc.
« on: June 03, 2020, 08:43:26 am »
I agree 100% with Johan !!  ;)

Regards,

-- Slim

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New Users / Re: Linux kernel support
« on: June 02, 2020, 12:12:44 pm »
Hi trentfox,

2023 is still quite a ways in the future as far as linux kernel development goes. There will be numerous new releases by then. Over the last years there have been minor point releases (e.g. from kernel 5.5.11 to kernel 5.5.12) approximately every 5-10 days, and intermediate level releases (e.g. kernel 5.5.x to kernel 5.6.x) about every two months.

Let's keep our fingers crossed that your iMac will soon be able to use one of the newer ones.  ;)

 Since you are interested in LTS kernels, have you tried the latest in the kernel 5.4.x LTS series (which, as of today, stands at 5.4.43)?

Regards,

-- Slim

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New Users / Re: Linux kernel support
« on: June 02, 2020, 03:03:06 am »
Hi trentfox,

The PeppermintOS team does not do anything regarding the kernels. Ubuntu does that and makes them available in the default software repositories for the updating progams to pick up and install.  ;)


However, you can remain with an older kernel as long as you wish. You can also "jump ahead" and install newer "ubuntu" kernels that are not available in the default repositories. For example, I am running kernel 5.6.15 ATM. There are instructions telling where to find these newer kernels and how to install them here in the forum. Use the forum Search function to find them. If you go that route, the updating programs will not update any of those kernels to newer versions as they become available -- you will have to regularly check to see if newer ones are available yourself:)


Regards,

-- Slim

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Hi babis1,

I guess for people like myself who never have any desktop icons the solution is perfect.  ;) 8) Thank you for the answer!  :)   

Regards,

-- Slim

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New Users / Re: Feature request
« on: May 29, 2020, 03:43:18 am »
Hi babis1,

I don't think that would be possible using the simple keyboard shortcuts. I imagine that a little bit of additional scripting would be required, but that is beyond my skill set  :(

Regards,

-- Slim

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Hi jb51,

Please read the first post in the Networking section of the forum. You can also find it by clicking here;)

Regards,

-- Slim

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Advanced Topics / Re: Broken Grub on Pep9
« on: May 29, 2020, 03:29:22 am »
OK.     This is instructional from Feb 2019, but it's about an SSD. Is this correct for my system to reinstall the GRUB from the Live disc? ??? Not sure if the second line should even be there. NOTE- I do not really know what I'm doing.

BOOT FROM LIVE PEP9 DISK - Terminal
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sudo mount /dev/sda12 /mnt    (Pep9)
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
update-grub
sudo update-grub
then hit Ctrl+D to exit the chroot environment
and reboot to the HDD


I think you are the right track with that -- at least as far as I can tell.

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