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Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot (SOLVED)
« on: August 04, 2021, 09:33:58 am »
Running well for a couple of days now but still got one or two niggles with minor (easily solved) things.
Thanks again for all your help
take care and stay safe
Don W

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Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot
« on: August 01, 2021, 04:07:06 pm »
Thanks again Keith, I have access to my accounts now.
Don

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Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot
« on: August 01, 2021, 03:37:40 pm »
Thanks for the info. on backups

I want to access my email accounts at GMail and Hotmail. When I click the Firefox or Google Chrome icons I get a PeppermintOS page with something about duckduckgo. As well as the peppermint page when I click on Google Chrome it says "Google Chrome isn't your default browser" 'Set Default'.
So what I am trying to say I can't access my emails
Don

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Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot
« on: August 01, 2021, 01:08:21 pm »
Hi Keith,
Can you explain how to use the backup drive I made for this installation ??

I have met the first little problem already with Firefox, when I click on the icon it opens the Peppermint start page which I don't want. Do you know how I can alter this to open Firefox ??
Don
PS I have installed (I think) Google Chrome and it opens with the Peppermint OS page as well

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Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot
« on: July 31, 2021, 08:03:33 pm »
Hi Keith,
I am back and am on the laptop using Peppermint 10. It has been a bit of a struggle and I can only offer my heartfelt thanks for the work you have put in, I couldn't have done this without your guidance.
I tried the live USB again without the internet and it all went smoothly, I have just logged in to my service provider (SKY) and it seems ok.
I will let you know how I get on once I have settled down, Thanks again.
take care and stay safe
Don W

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Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot
« on: July 31, 2021, 07:23:16 pm »
Sorry I didn't see this earlier. I have been back to this win 10 machine and downloaded unetbootin. I have made another live USB from the failed rufus one. I have been back to the laptop and started (almost finished) installing and have met with the exact same problem "the grub package failed to install". This is almost a week I have been trying this and at my age I don't think it worth the hassle.
I will shut down the laptop and try and install Pep10 without the internet. I will let you know.

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Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot
« on: July 31, 2021, 06:26:39 pm »
I am sorry Keith. I have used the win10 machine with rufus and created the live USB.
I tried installing Peppermint 10 and it got so far but then came up with an error
"The grub-efi--amd64-signed package failed to install to /target/. Without the GRUB boot loader, the installed system will not boot".
There was some more about sending a report but I gave up and shut the laptop down. I am now working on the win 10 machine to send this message.
Can I set up Unetbootin on this win 10 machine and make another live USB from that using the failed rufus live USB ??

EDIT when I switch on the Linux laptop I get a screen that says GNU GRUB 2.04  ' Minimal BASH-like' line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file completions.

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Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot
« on: July 31, 2021, 03:32:52 pm »
Hi Keith,
The version shown in that link is 2.18.1213 and the version i have is 3.14.1788 and I can't understand it. It is the same as the setup shown on the peppermintos.com site that has not been updated since 2016.
Should I download unetbootin if that would be easier and would it be better creating it on a Linux computer or a Win 10 as I have both ??

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Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot
« on: July 31, 2021, 01:57:37 pm »
[email protected] ~ $ df | grep media
[email protected] ~ $

Howzat  :)

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Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot
« on: July 31, 2021, 01:17:54 pm »
[email protected] ~ $ usb=/media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup
[email protected] ~ $ cd $usb
[email protected] /media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup $ ls -a
.  ..  Documents  Downloads  .mozilla  Pictures  sky_stuff
[email protected] /media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup $ cd ~
[email protected] ~ $ umount $usb
umount: /media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup: not mounted.
[email protected] ~ $ df | grep media
/dev/sdb1       15137856 14247632    890224  95% /media/don/TOSHIBA
[email protected] ~ $ cd ~
[email protected] ~ $ umount $usb
umount: /media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup: not mounted.
[email protected] ~ $ df | grep media
/dev/sdb1       15137856 14247632    890224  95% /media/don/TOSHIBA
[email protected] ~ $ umount /dev/sdb1
[email protected] ~ $
This ok ??



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Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot
« on: July 31, 2021, 01:10:19 pm »
[email protected] ~ $ usb=/media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup
[email protected] ~ $ cd $usb
[email protected] /media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup $ ls -a
.  ..  Documents  Downloads  .mozilla  Pictures  sky_stuff
[email protected] /media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup $ cd ~
[email protected] ~ $ umount $usb
umount: /media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup: not mounted.
[email protected] ~ $ df | grep media
/dev/sdb1       15137856 14247632    890224  95% /media/don/TOSHIBA
[email protected] ~ $
Strange result here ??



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Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot
« on: July 31, 2021, 12:19:22 pm »
[email protected] ~ $ usb=/media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup
[email protected] ~ $ cd $usb
[email protected] /media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup $ ls -a
.  ..  Documents  Downloads  .mozilla  Pictures  sky_stuff
[email protected] /media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup $

It has backed up what I asked for and when I look through the directories they look like mirrors of the files on my HD. Great work.

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Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot
« on: July 31, 2021, 11:56:18 am »
Hi Keith,
I plugged it in and mounted it then ran the command, here it is

[email protected] ~ $ df | grep media
[email protected] ~ $ df | grep media
/dev/sdb1       15137856 14247632    890224  95% /media/don/TOSHIBA
[email protected] ~ $

Is this ok ??




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Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot
« on: July 31, 2021, 09:56:41 am »
I have plugged in the USB and ran the last line with this result

[email protected] ~ $ df | grep media
[email protected] ~ $

so it looks as if all is well. I have the Peppermint 10 iso downloaded on my windows desktop machine, I also have Rufus on the desktop machine but am unsure how to use it , can you help ??
I had a look at using RUFUS on the peppermintos.com forum but the example is dated 2016 and uses an earlier version.

Don

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Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot
« on: July 30, 2021, 07:25:05 pm »
Thanks Keith,
I will have a go at adding Mozilla and report back

EDIT I'm back, and there is an error message although the the backup seems to have worked. Here is the screen

[email protected] ~ $ df|grep media
/dev/sdb1       15137856  2250912  12886944  15% /media/don/TOSHIBA
[email protected] ~ $ usb=/media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup
[email protected] ~ $ echo $usb
/media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup
[email protected] ~ $ du -shc Documents Pictures Downloads sky_stuff Pictures
4.6G   Documents
325M   Pictures
6.3G   Downloads
316K   sky_stuff
12G   total
[email protected] ~ $ rsync -a -delete Documents Pictures Downloads sky_stuff Pictures $usb 2>/dev/null
[email protected] ~ $ rsync -a  .mozilla $usb
rsync: symlink "/media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup/.mozilla/firefox/d2cwhjsq.default-1603970778923/lock" -> "127.0.1.1:+9642" failed: Operation not permitted (1)
rsync error: some files/attrs were not transferred (see previous errors) (code 23) at main.c(1196) [sender=3.1.2]
[email protected] ~ $
Is this ok ??

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